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By Cynthia Kammann and Cynthia Kammann,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 31, 1998
DUMBFOUNDED IS the word I've heard most in the last week as north county residents tried to comprehend the news that the County Council has placed money for the renovation of Brooklyn Park Middle School in a contingency fund, rather than appropriate directly to the project.Members of the North County Coalition, fearful that the money might be used for something else, have drafted an open letter to County Executive John G. Gary to show support for the project and are asking residents to copy it, sign it and send it to him.The letter has the endorsement of two north county community associations, the Olde Brooklyn Park Improvement Association and the Linthicum Shipley Improvement Association.
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By Nicole Fuller | nicole.fuller@baltsun.com | December 20, 2009
The Anne Arundel County Board of Education expressed support for schools Superintendent Kevin M. Maxwell's proposed spending and construction budgets, calling them responsible at a time of economic tumult. Maxwell introduced the $981 million operating budget, which contains no new funding for educational programming or new staffing and will cause an increase in class sizes, and the $176 million capital budget at Wednesday night's board meeting. Still, the budgets are likely to be downsized by County Executive John R. Leopold and the County Council, who have final say on school budgets.
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By Christina Bittner and Christina Bittner,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 4, 2002
IS BROOKLYN Park destined to become the educational hub of Anne Arundel County? First a new middle school opened. Next came the Chesapeake Arts Center and its offerings in art, drama, technical theater and just about everything else involving the arts. Then North County Recreation Center began holding classes in crafts and physical fitness. Last but not least, North County Senior Center has offered classes on subjects ranging from computer science to organic gardening. Anne Arundel Community College is the latest educational institution to cross over the Beltway.
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By Nicole Fuller and Nicole Fuller,nicole.fuller@baltsun.com | December 17, 2009
Anne Arundel County schools Superintendent Kevin M. Maxwell introduced to the school board Wednesday evening a $981 million operating budget that puts on hold new academic programming, saying that "this coming year will be as difficult as the current one." The proposed budget, a 4.8 percent increase over fiscal year 2010's approved $936 million operating budget, does not contain any new funding for educational programming or new staffing. Maxwell said the lean budget would mean increases in class sizes - for the second consecutive year - and delays for signature programs at three of the county's middle schools and three high schools, as well as a biomedical health magnet program at Glen Burnie High and the Performing and Visual Arts magnet at Brooklyn Park Middle.
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By Christina Bittner and Christina Bittner,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 31, 2002
TALENT ABOUNDS among the pupils at Brooklyn Park Middle School, where six pupils have been honored for their achievements in the arts and sciences. Matthew Dietz won first place in the multimedia contest sponsored by the Maryland Instructional Computers Coordinators Association. Matthew used his knowledge of biology and computer science to create a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation called "The Journey of a Chocolate Chip Cookie Through the Digestive Tract." In recognition of his work, he received a certificate and a MICCA bag. He also earned $300 worth of software for Brooklyn Park Middle.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | April 11, 1997
The county school board will vote Wednesday whether to construct a new building or renovate the old area high school building for a proposed 725-student Brooklyn Park Middle School.The board will choose from five options, ranging from renovation of the former Brooklyn Park High School for $16.3 million to a complete overhaul of the building for $22.4 million. Building a new school would cost $20.6 million.The middle school is expected to open in fall 2000.The board also will decide among options for expanding Southern Middle School, at 5235 Solomon Island Road in Lothian.
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By Phyllis Flowers and Phyllis Lucas and Phyllis Flowers and Phyllis Lucas,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 11, 1996
LINDALE/BROOKLYN Park Middle School has its work cut out for it even before the new school year begins.The school has been designated an Alert School, which means it will be closely monitored by local and state school officials, and additional assistance will be provided when it appears that students' performance could fall below state standards.The three major goals of the school improvement plan center on attendance, behavior and Maryland Performance Assessment Program test scores.The school staff and administrators from central office will be available to answer questions at a community meeting in the school auditorium at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
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By Consella A. Lee and Consella A. Lee,SUN STAFF | December 22, 1995
For Christmas this year, Brooklyn Park Middle School students are getting an extra week and a day's worth of vacation and one of the most technologically advanced schools in the county.The students were sent home for their winter vacation a week early to give the school staff time to move furniture and supplies from their old quarters on Hammonds Lane into the new Lindale-Brooklyn Park Middle Schools -- the renovated Andover High School -- on Andover Road.The school, with state-of-the-art computer labs, will open Jan. 3, Principal Victoria J. Hutchins said yesterday.
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By Elaine Tassy and Elaine Tassy,SUN STAFF | November 6, 1997
The Anne Arundel County school board approved a design yesterday that will turn the old Brooklyn Park High School into the only facility in the area where children will be taught under the same roof where other community services are housed.North Arundel residents have strongly supported the remodeling and full use of the old building. Other counties with vacant buildings have been studying the idea.Stephen Parker of Grimm and Parker Architects of Calverton presented to the school board a plan that would see the old building reborn in 2000 as a revamped Brooklyn Park Middle School -- "a new modernized middle school" -- with a senior center, creative arts space with a 1,000-seat auditorium, and offices for county agencies.
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By Nicole Fuller and Nicole Fuller,nicole.fuller@baltsun.com | August 28, 2008
CLARIFICATION - A headline for an article in Thursday's Anne Arundel County section on Brooklyn Park Middle School's varying results in attempting to meet federal "adequate yearly progress" requirements may have left the impression that the school failed to meet the standard in the past school year. The school met adequate yearly progress requirements the last school year. Losing a game or failing a test by just one or two points has always had a particular sting.
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By Nicole Fuller | nicole.fuller@baltsun.com | December 17, 2009
Anne Arundel County schools Superintendent Kevin M. Maxwell introduced to the school board Wednesday evening a $981 million operating budget that puts on hold new academic programming, saying that "this coming year will be as difficult as the current one." The proposed budget, a 4.8 percent increase over fiscal year 2010's approved $936 million operating budget, does not contain any new funding for educational programming or new staffing. Maxwell said the lean budget would mean increases in class sizes - for the second consecutive year - and delays for signature programs at three of the county's middle schools and three high schools, as well as a biomedical health magnet program at Glen Burnie High and the Performing and Visual Arts magnet at Brooklyn Park Middle.
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August 31, 2008
Nicole Fuller's story on the Maryland State Department of Education's differentiated accountability model for school improvement in your Aug. 28 edition provided an accurate look at how the model can assist a school like Brooklyn Park Middle School to increase the achievement for all its students. The headline accompanying the story, however, furthered the very perception that differentiated accountability sets out to eradicate. Brooklyn Park Middle School, in fact, did not "miss the mark" in meeting Adequate Yearly Progress targets for the most recent school year, as the headline implies.
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By Nicole Fuller and Nicole Fuller,nicole.fuller@baltsun.com | August 28, 2008
CLARIFICATION - A headline for an article in Thursday's Anne Arundel County section on Brooklyn Park Middle School's varying results in attempting to meet federal "adequate yearly progress" requirements may have left the impression that the school failed to meet the standard in the past school year. The school met adequate yearly progress requirements the last school year. Losing a game or failing a test by just one or two points has always had a particular sting.
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By Ruma Kumar and Ruma Kumar,Sun reporter | August 17, 2007
CLARIFICATION A graphic in Friday's Anne Arundel section may have left a misleading impression about when Brooklyn Park Middle School failed to meet the state's annual benchmarks for student progress. Special education students didn't meet reading benchmarks in the 2002-2003 and 2003-2004 school years. Though those students reached those goals in 2004-2005, black students fell short that year. The school made adequate progress in all areas last year, before falling behind again in two categories this year.
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By Christina Bittner and Christina Bittner,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 22, 2002
THE FACULTY and staff of Brooklyn Park Middle School are dedicated to giving their pupils everything they need to be successful. Pupils are held to high standards, and are rewarded when the standards are met. One of the ways that the pupils are rewarded is by being chosen pupil of the month. Each month one sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grader is singled out for academic achievement, pupil involvement, school spirit and consideration for others. The Brooklyn Park Middle School pupils of the month for September through this month are: Shantel Pumphrey, Tabitha Boone, Destiny Cheeves, Lindsey Hall, Mary Pham, Steven Noonan, Katie Green, Matthew Deitz, Mackenzi Gawthrop, Sammy Shepley, James Delph and David Kincaid.
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By Christina Bittner and Christina Bittner,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 4, 2002
IS BROOKLYN Park destined to become the educational hub of Anne Arundel County? First a new middle school opened. Next came the Chesapeake Arts Center and its offerings in art, drama, technical theater and just about everything else involving the arts. Then North County Recreation Center began holding classes in crafts and physical fitness. Last but not least, North County Senior Center has offered classes on subjects ranging from computer science to organic gardening. Anne Arundel Community College is the latest educational institution to cross over the Beltway.
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August 31, 2008
Nicole Fuller's story on the Maryland State Department of Education's differentiated accountability model for school improvement in your Aug. 28 edition provided an accurate look at how the model can assist a school like Brooklyn Park Middle School to increase the achievement for all its students. The headline accompanying the story, however, furthered the very perception that differentiated accountability sets out to eradicate. Brooklyn Park Middle School, in fact, did not "miss the mark" in meeting Adequate Yearly Progress targets for the most recent school year, as the headline implies.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | August 27, 2000
It was five years ago at a county Board of Education meeting that Joan Cadden's commitment to renovate the old Brooklyn Park Junior-Senior High School became a mission. Board member Thomas Florestano's suggestion to blow up the building - cherished by graduates and viewed as a cornerstone of the community- did not sit well with fellow member Cadden. "You could say that's what put the burr under my saddle," said Cadden, a Democrat who represents District 31 as a state delegate. "I was determined they weren't going to tear down that building."
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By Christina Bittner and Christina Bittner,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 28, 2002
IT ISN'T OFTEN that reunions are held for an entire school. It's difficult enough to organize a reunion for a single class. But the Brooklyn Park High School Alumni Association has risen to the occasion. The association's Second Annual Brooklyn Park High School All Class Reunion will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight Nov. 2 at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. Brooklyn Park High School closed in 1990 to make way for a community middle school and North County High. The building on Hammonds Lane was renovated for multipurpose use. It now is the home of the Chesapeake Arts Center, the North County Recreation Center, the Brooklyn Park Senior Center, the County Police Drug and Alcohol Resistance Education offices and Brooklyn Park Middle School.
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By Christina Bittner and Christina Bittner,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 31, 2002
TALENT ABOUNDS among the pupils at Brooklyn Park Middle School, where six pupils have been honored for their achievements in the arts and sciences. Matthew Dietz won first place in the multimedia contest sponsored by the Maryland Instructional Computers Coordinators Association. Matthew used his knowledge of biology and computer science to create a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation called "The Journey of a Chocolate Chip Cookie Through the Digestive Tract." In recognition of his work, he received a certificate and a MICCA bag. He also earned $300 worth of software for Brooklyn Park Middle.
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