Advertisement
HomeCollectionsBlue Ribbon School
IN THE NEWS

Blue Ribbon School

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | November 6, 1996
Pointers Run Elementary School was named a Maryland Blue Ribbon School of Excellence this week, one of 11 elementaries recognized by the state Department of Education.The elementary school will compete with schools across the country for a national Blue Ribbon School of Excellence award, given each year by the U.S. Department of Education.Opened in 1991, Pointers Run earned the state distinction in its first year of eligibility. Schools must be open five years before they're allowed to apply for the award.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
May 6, 2013
2007 •The Baltimore school board hires Andrés Alonso, New York City's No. 2 education official, as its schools CEO. 2008 •Alonso introduces "Fair Student Funding," which gave principals the autonomy to formulate their budgets. He also cuts more than 300 jobs from the central office, and by 2012, he had reduced the number of central office employees from 1,500 to about 1,000. •Alonso seeks to bring back dropouts, demanding high school staff reach out to students who left school.
Advertisement
NEWS
By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Staff Writer | December 13, 1993
The teaching of values, the conviction to follow through on dreams and visions and a firm belief in God are what made Archbishop Spalding High School worthy of national recognition this year, Bishop William C. Newman, of the Baltimore Archdiocese, said Friday.At the assembly in the auditorium, the school received its official banner from the U.S. Department of Education, which honored the school this summer by naming it a Blue Ribbon school -- the first Anne Arundel County school, public or private, to receive the honor.
EXPLORE
Aegis staff | December 27, 2012
A smoking ban went into effect at the start of 2012 for all properties owned or leased by the Harford County government, with one exception, the Circuit Courthouse on Bel Air's Main Street. There would still be a designated smoking area away from building entrances and at least 25 feet away from the building doors. Two Bel Air men, Cory Richard Strevig, 26, and Daniel James Sheets, 25, were charged in connection with a string of burglaries in the Fallston area in February. The five break-ins occurred during the day and the burglars got in through the rear entrances of the homes.
NEWS
By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF | November 5, 1996
Sandymount Elementary School in Finksburg was designated one of 11 Maryland Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence for 1996 yesterday by Nancy S. Grasmick, the state superintendent of schools.This honor puts Sandymount in the running for the National Blue Ribbon School competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.Blue-ribbon schools are selected on the basis of leadership, teaching environment, curriculum, student environment, parent and community support, and performance. Sandymount and the other 10 schools applied for consideration and were chosen over about 800 other elementary schools statewide.
NEWS
By ANICA BUTLER and ANICA BUTLER,SUN REPORTER | January 25, 2006
The nearly 600 pupils at Folger McKinsey Elementary School certainly were excited when the school's National Blue Ribbon flag was unveiled - cheering and clapping and pumping their little fists in the air as they sang the school's "We Rock, We Rule" anthem. But the pupils sounded most excited when it was announced that they would each be getting a doughnut with red, white and blue sprinkles with their lunch Monday as a reward. They'd earned the treats. The U.S. Department of Education named Folger McKinsey a National Blue Ribbon School - a designation also earned by five other Maryland schools last year.
EXPLORE
January 24, 2012
In the Jan. 19 edition, Sara Toth wrote about Howard county schools and listed some that have been previous Blue Ribbon School winners. Unfortunately, her list is incomplete. I was a teacher at Howard High School when it was given this award. Eugene Streagle was the principal. You should have included all the schools in the county that have been so honored. Elaine Thomas Columbia
NEWS
October 4, 2007
Amid news about the often-dismal state of Baltimore's schools, George Washington Elementary School has been an emerging example of excellence. Last December, it was named a state Blue Ribbon school, and this week, it was honored by the federal Department of Education as a national Blue Ribbon school. While the designation is a tribute to everyone associated with George Washington, the school should be the norm in the city, not an aberration. Located in a low-income area of Baltimore near Camden Yards with about 250 prekindergarten through fifth-grade students, George Washington is rightly being recognized for academic strength while also offering proof that the achievement gap, mainly among minority and white students, can be bridged.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | November 14, 2000
Spring Garden Elementary in Hampstead has been named one of Maryland's Blue Ribbon Schools for its achievement in pupil performance, and parent and community involvement. Spring Garden was the only Carroll County school selected by the Maryland Department of Education for recognition in the national program and one of 10 public elementary schools statewide "For us, it is an affirmation of what a great school we are," said Gloria D. Julius, principal of Spring Garden, which opened in 1991.
NEWS
By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | November 21, 1999
A Harford County middle school and high schools in Baltimore City and Carroll County have been recognized by state officials for excellence in academic and extracurricular activities.The Blue Ribbon School of Excellence awards -- announced by the State Department of Education Thursday -- went to Bel Air Middle School, Baltimore City College and South Carroll High School, as well as six other Maryland high schools and a middle school. The award recognizes achievement in every facet of school life, from curriculum to community service.
NEWS
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | December 20, 2012
Four Baltimore-area schools are among the six that have earned state Blue Ribbon honors, Maryland Department of Education officials said on Thursday. Baltimore County's Chadwick Elementary in the Woodlawn area and Charlesmont Elementary in Dundalk were the two elementary schools named on the list, which also included Folly Quarter Middle in Howard County, Robert Frost Middle in Montgomery County, Century High School in Carroll County and Boonsboro High School in Washington County.
EXPLORE
AEGIS STAFF REPORT | September 7, 2012
Ring Factory Elementary School in Bel Air received another prestigious honor Friday when it was announced as a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. According to Harford County Public Schools, Ring Factory Elementary is one of just 10 public and private schools in the state and 269 in the nation to receive this prestigious distinction for students achieving at very high levels or making significant improvements in levels of achievements.
NEWS
By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2012
Drawing on the last drumrolls of the Perry Hall High School marching band, Baltimore County schools superintendent S. Dallas Dance greeted 700 applauding administrators Friday to deliver his inaugural back-to-school address, sending a message he hoped would resonate for the next 10 months. "That explosive sound is what every team needs when they're about to take the field," said the 31-year-old superintendent, who took the helm of the 26th-largest school system in the nation on July 1. "And I have no doubt that 'Team BCPS' are indeed about to take the field for a championship school year and a championship journey.
EXPLORE
January 24, 2012
In the Jan. 19 edition, Sara Toth wrote about Howard county schools and listed some that have been previous Blue Ribbon School winners. Unfortunately, her list is incomplete. I was a teacher at Howard High School when it was given this award. Eugene Streagle was the principal. You should have included all the schools in the county that have been so honored. Elaine Thomas Columbia
EXPLORE
May 27, 2011
The national High School Challenge has named 13 Baltimore County Public Schools to its list of top U.S. high schools. The list, compiled and published by the Washington Post, is an annual project that ranks high schools based on academic rigor. From more than 27,000 high schools across the nation, the list spotlights more than 1,900 high schools that represent the top 7 percent of high schools in the nation, based on total student participation in rigorous coursework and exams.
NEWS
By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2010
Baltimore County's Thomas Evans was one of only 10 principals across the nation to be presented the Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership on Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Education. The award is given to principals of National Blue Ribbon Schools. Evans' school, Eastern Technical High, received that designation at a ceremony in Washington on Tuesday. Evans, 63, said the magnet high school was already a good school when he arrived three years ago and he has tried not to be complacent.
NEWS
By John-John Williams IV and John-John Williams IV,johnjohn.williams@baltsun.com | September 20, 2009
Terry McGowan suspected that there was a good chance that Hammond Middle was going to be honored as a National Blue Ribbon School. But the principal of the Laurel school was still shocked when an e-mail arrived last week from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's office notifying her that Hammond Middle was one of eight schools in the state and 314 schools in the country to be named 2009 National Blue Ribbon Schools. Resurrection-St. Paul School in Ellicott City was also honored. Hammond was named a Maryland Blue Ribbon School in December 2008.
NEWS
By Nicole Fuller and Nicole Fuller,nicole.fuller@baltsun.com | December 28, 2008
State-of-the-art digital scoreboards rise above the football field and the basketball arena. In a nook near the entrance of Southern High School, inside the school store, construction is set to begin on a technology-driven college and career resource center. A $150,000 field house for the school's athletes, funded by donations, is planned, too. And there is greenery, palms along the main corridor and pansies in the school colors of blue and yellow, growing just outside the door. These projects, buoyed by an energized base of parents and community members, coincide with a rise in academic excellence at the Harwood school.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.