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August 29, 2012
An article in the Aug. 30, 1962, edition of the Herald Argus and Baltimore Countian reported on the arrival of a new, all-boys Catholic high school in the area. Although construction will not be complete until December, the new Cardinal Gibbons High School will open next week on the site of the old St. Mary's Industrial School at Wilkens and Caton avenues. It will be conducted by the Marianists. The first principal is Brother Matthew Betz , S.M. The Marianists formerly taught at St. Michael's, St. James' and, many years ago, at St. Martin's parochial grade schools but this is their first venture into the high school field in the Baltimore area.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 23, 2013
Stanley J. Giermek, a retired math teacher who had been department chair at the old Cardinal Gibbons High School, died Sunday from heart failure at his Abingdon home. He was 77. Stanley Joseph Giermek was born and raised in Buffalo, N.Y., where he graduated in 1954 from Bishop Ryan High School. He earned a bachelor's degree from St. Bonaventure University in Olean, N.Y., and a master's degree from Morgan State University. From 1961 to 1964, Mr. Giermek taught math at Edmondson High School and Calverton Junior High School.
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June 8, 2010
Last year on April 29, our son Brandon died after losing his fight with vasculitis, an auto immune disease that attacks the blood vessels. We, his family, were in shock and did not know where to honor Brandon's life in a memorial service since we haven't been attending a church on a regular basis. Brandon's mother suggested Cardinal Gibbons High School, where both Brandon and his younger brother graduated. This seemed like the perfect choice since both young men have a real heart connection to Gibbons.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2012
Even amid an economic downturn that has many parishes struggling and a declining enrollment that prompted the closing of many Catholic schools, the Archdiocese of Baltimore is confident it can raise $100 million during its first capital campaign in 15 years. Archbishop William E. Lori, who took over leadership of the nation's oldest archdiocese in May, launched the Embracing our Mission — Shaping our Future campaign Wednesday with an inner-city school newly renovated for $1.5 million and its students in the background.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 23, 2013
Stanley J. Giermek, a retired math teacher who had been department chair at the old Cardinal Gibbons High School, died Sunday from heart failure at his Abingdon home. He was 77. Stanley Joseph Giermek was born and raised in Buffalo, N.Y., where he graduated in 1954 from Bishop Ryan High School. He earned a bachelor's degree from St. Bonaventure University in Olean, N.Y., and a master's degree from Morgan State University. From 1961 to 1964, Mr. Giermek taught math at Edmondson High School and Calverton Junior High School.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2012
Even amid an economic downturn that has many parishes struggling and a declining enrollment that prompted the closing of many Catholic schools, the Archdiocese of Baltimore is confident it can raise $100 million during its first capital campaign in 15 years. Archbishop William E. Lori, who took over leadership of the nation's oldest archdiocese in May, launched the Embracing our Mission — Shaping our Future campaign Wednesday with an inner-city school newly renovated for $1.5 million and its students in the background.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2010
The problem: A Southwest Baltimore school closed in June, but the "school zone" signs — and a speed camera — remain. The back story: Many students, alumni and families lamented when they heard that Cardinal Gibbons High School was closing. Now, the parking lot off Desoto Road is filled with the vehicles of employees of St. Agnes Hospital, not school faculty. But yellow "school zone" signs at the intersection of Wilkens Avenue and Desoto still remind drivers to slow down, and a red light and speed enforcement camera monitor their behavior.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2011
Justin Fratantuono is finishing his senior year at Calvert Hall College High School with academic and athletic honors and an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. But he will always consider himself a "Gibbons man. " He and about 70 other former students of the now-closed Cardinal Gibbons High School will walk across the stage at many different schools this spring while holding onto fond memories of the imposing stone Southwest Baltimore building they call their alma mater. "I missed Gibbons a lot this year, especially its strong sense of brotherhood and family," said Fratantuono, who maintained a 4.0 grade-point average and is captain of the Cardinals' baseball team.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2011
Every time Alex Kurth spotted a Cardinal Gibbons High School classmate approaching the ITE Building at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, he would throw open the door and say, "Get in here!" with a grin and a firm handshake. "These are my people," he said. Kurth had just graduated from Lansdowne High School, but he was celebrating his three years at Gibbons, one of 13 schools the Archdiocese of Baltimore closed last year. About 80 young men earned diplomas from dozens of different high schools this year, but they consider themselves the Gibbons Class of 2011.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2010
Most attendees arrived at the Towson Catholic High School Class of 2010 graduation in beach attire. The graduates had already done the cap-and-gown thing at numerous other high schools, where they were scattered when their alma mater closed before their final year. Graduates crammed into restaurant booths and sipped sodas as they caught up on their unexpected senior year. Their parents tossed them a party at a Parkville crab house to give the graduates each a tasseled mortarboard, in the Towson Catholic blue and gold, and one last memory of the school.
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August 29, 2012
An article in the Aug. 30, 1962, edition of the Herald Argus and Baltimore Countian reported on the arrival of a new, all-boys Catholic high school in the area. Although construction will not be complete until December, the new Cardinal Gibbons High School will open next week on the site of the old St. Mary's Industrial School at Wilkens and Caton avenues. It will be conducted by the Marianists. The first principal is Brother Matthew Betz , S.M. The Marianists formerly taught at St. Michael's, St. James' and, many years ago, at St. Martin's parochial grade schools but this is their first venture into the high school field in the Baltimore area.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2012
The Cardinal Gibbons High School class of 1972 thought about canceling its 40th reunion after learning of the sudden loss of the man who organized the event. Instead, they picked up where Stephen J. Hughes left off and turned the gathering Sunday into a tribute to the man who touched so many lives. On June 4, Hughes, 57, a prominent Towson attorney and longtime Catonsville resident, died in a car crash in Oxford, England, that also killed his two sons-in-law, Gregory Brooks, 39, a graphic designer from Catonsville, and Andrew Pain, 31, of London.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2011
Karyn Wilmer's car doesn't look like much, with faded paint and a plastic sheet covering the leaky sunroof. But the humble, dark green 1998 Honda Accord has changed her life since a local nonprofit put her behind the wheel. The 24-year-old single mother received the low-cost used car from Halethorpe-based Vehicles for Change, allowing her to reach a job she loves and freeing her from dependence on bus service provided by the Maryland Transit Administration. "It was almost a miracle for me," Wilmer said of the car she received in February.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2011
Every time Alex Kurth spotted a Cardinal Gibbons High School classmate approaching the ITE Building at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, he would throw open the door and say, "Get in here!" with a grin and a firm handshake. "These are my people," he said. Kurth had just graduated from Lansdowne High School, but he was celebrating his three years at Gibbons, one of 13 schools the Archdiocese of Baltimore closed last year. About 80 young men earned diplomas from dozens of different high schools this year, but they consider themselves the Gibbons Class of 2011.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2011
Justin Fratantuono is finishing his senior year at Calvert Hall College High School with academic and athletic honors and an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. But he will always consider himself a "Gibbons man. " He and about 70 other former students of the now-closed Cardinal Gibbons High School will walk across the stage at many different schools this spring while holding onto fond memories of the imposing stone Southwest Baltimore building they call their alma mater. "I missed Gibbons a lot this year, especially its strong sense of brotherhood and family," said Fratantuono, who maintained a 4.0 grade-point average and is captain of the Cardinals' baseball team.
NEWS
By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2010
The problem: A Southwest Baltimore school closed in June, but the "school zone" signs — and a speed camera — remain. The back story: Many students, alumni and families lamented when they heard that Cardinal Gibbons High School was closing. Now, the parking lot off Desoto Road is filled with the vehicles of employees of St. Agnes Hospital, not school faculty. But yellow "school zone" signs at the intersection of Wilkens Avenue and Desoto still remind drivers to slow down, and a red light and speed enforcement camera monitor their behavior.
FEATURES
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2011
Karyn Wilmer's car doesn't look like much, with faded paint and a plastic sheet covering the leaky sunroof. But the humble, dark green 1998 Honda Accord has changed her life since a local nonprofit put her behind the wheel. The 24-year-old single mother received the low-cost used car from Halethorpe-based Vehicles for Change, allowing her to reach a job she loves and freeing her from dependence on bus service provided by the Maryland Transit Administration. "It was almost a miracle for me," Wilmer said of the car she received in February.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2012
The Cardinal Gibbons High School class of 1972 thought about canceling its 40th reunion after learning of the sudden loss of the man who organized the event. Instead, they picked up where Stephen J. Hughes left off and turned the gathering Sunday into a tribute to the man who touched so many lives. On June 4, Hughes, 57, a prominent Towson attorney and longtime Catonsville resident, died in a car crash in Oxford, England, that also killed his two sons-in-law, Gregory Brooks, 39, a graphic designer from Catonsville, and Andrew Pain, 31, of London.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2010
Most attendees arrived at the Towson Catholic High School Class of 2010 graduation in beach attire. The graduates had already done the cap-and-gown thing at numerous other high schools, where they were scattered when their alma mater closed before their final year. Graduates crammed into restaurant booths and sipped sodas as they caught up on their unexpected senior year. Their parents tossed them a party at a Parkville crab house to give the graduates each a tasseled mortarboard, in the Towson Catholic blue and gold, and one last memory of the school.
NEWS
June 8, 2010
Last year on April 29, our son Brandon died after losing his fight with vasculitis, an auto immune disease that attacks the blood vessels. We, his family, were in shock and did not know where to honor Brandon's life in a memorial service since we haven't been attending a church on a regular basis. Brandon's mother suggested Cardinal Gibbons High School, where both Brandon and his younger brother graduated. This seemed like the perfect choice since both young men have a real heart connection to Gibbons.
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