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By Brent Jones and Don Markus and Baltimore Sun reporters | March 3, 2010
The Cardinal Gibbons School, for decades a local academic and athletic powerhouse, will close at the end of the academic year, The Archdiocese of Baltimore told employees and parents on Wednesday. "Until recently, Cardinal Gibbons' administrators hoped that by pursuing every known option we could avoid having our school closed by the Archdiocese," read what was said to be an official statement on a Facebook fan page for the high school. "Unfortunately, these efforts did not result in a positive decision for our school.
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July 17, 2014
The video prepared by St. Agnes Hospital for the development of the property once known as the Cardinal Gibbons School was impressive ( "Some neighbors unhappy as plans coalesce for Cardinal Gibbons," July 1). It is apparent many people are committed to making several of the former school buildings and the property a model for the community, the state and the nation on how to revitalize a neighborhood. However, this was not the model provided the faculty, staff and students when the Archdiocese of Baltimore announced the closure of the school in 2010.
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NEWS
March 14, 2010
I support the Cardinal Gibbons School in their bid to remain open. This school is a community anchor that serves those from all walks of life. The staff of the Cardinal Gibbons School does a wonderful job guiding their young men to be responsible members of the community. They are fulfilling the archdiocesean goals of educating in a faith based program, and allowing this school to close is a disservice to the students and community. The Cardinal Gibbons School has an active alumni association and strong parent support.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
A plan to build subsidized housing on the former Cardinal Gibbons School campus in Southwest Baltimore has met with opposition from some neighbors worried about traffic and property values. The concerns have led to a dispute between the communities and neighboring Saint Agnes Hospital, which purchased the 32-acre property two years ago after the school closed with the intention of doing something to help the area. Already the hospital and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation have raised $1.4 million to update the property's baseball field, where Babe Ruth played as a student at St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys, which preceded Cardinal Gibbons on the Caton Avenue site.
NEWS
March 12, 2010
I just wanted to let you know how terribly disappointed we are about the closing of Cardinal Gibbons School. This institution stands for so much. History, education, loyalty, brotherhood, respect, dedication, camaraderie and faith to only name a few. The faculty, staff and students all demonstrate these qualities to their fullest not only to each other but to the entire community. Teachers are more than teachers. They are friends, mentors and leaders who are admired and appreciated for the tireless hours they put in without hesitation.
NEWS
By A Baltimore Sun reporter | March 5, 2010
St. Agnes Hospital said Friday that it has no plans to acquire the property of the neighboring Cardinal Gibbons School or to expand beyond its current footprint. The hospital's supposed interest in the Cardinal Gibbons property has been the subject of longstanding rumors that resurfaced this week when the Archdiocese of Baltimore announced that the high school for boys would close at the end of the school year. Cardinal Gibbons is the only high school among the 13 schools the archdiocese plans to shut down in June.
NEWS
March 3, 2010
Word is circulating today that the Cardinal Gibbons School of Baltimore is closing. I hope that clear and definitive reasons for closing the school will be addressed by Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien. What a shame to close a school of dedicated administrators, teachers parents and outstanding young men who are trying to find a place in this world. We have one son who graduated from Gibbons and one is a sophomore and will now be denied the right to graduate from Gibbons. While enrollment and donations to the school have dropped over the last few years, there was hope and a renewal of spirit at Gibbons, and all appeared to be on the rise even if it was slow going.
NEWS
July 17, 2014
The video prepared by St. Agnes Hospital for the development of the property once known as the Cardinal Gibbons School was impressive ( "Some neighbors unhappy as plans coalesce for Cardinal Gibbons," July 1). It is apparent many people are committed to making several of the former school buildings and the property a model for the community, the state and the nation on how to revitalize a neighborhood. However, this was not the model provided the faculty, staff and students when the Archdiocese of Baltimore announced the closure of the school in 2010.
HEALTH
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2013
Saint Agnes Hospital and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation said Friday that they have raised $1.4 million to renovate the baseball field of the former Cardinal Gibbons School, preserving a site where Babe Ruth once played. The hospital, meanwhile, is firming up plans to add homes and offices around the field, on the campus of the Catholic school that closed in 2010. Saint Agnes plans to break ground on the baseball field within the next year, launching what officials have envisioned as Gibbons Commons, a mixed-use development on Caton Avenue, across the street from the hospital.
NEWS
By Don Markus | don.markus@baltsun.com | March 4, 2010
Cardinal Gibbons School was closed Wednesday to let teachers attend the funeral of the wife of a longtime guidance counselor. By the time faculty members returned in midafternoon, other somber news was awaiting them: The 48-year-old Catholic high school will be shut down in June. The announcement from the Archdiocese of Baltimore stunned longtime staff members and faculty, and angered students, parents and alumni, some of whom said they were told as recently as last summer that the school would stay open as long as enrollment held.
HEALTH
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2013
Saint Agnes Hospital and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation said Friday that they have raised $1.4 million to renovate the baseball field of the former Cardinal Gibbons School, preserving a site where Babe Ruth once played. The hospital, meanwhile, is firming up plans to add homes and offices around the field, on the campus of the Catholic school that closed in 2010. Saint Agnes plans to break ground on the baseball field within the next year, launching what officials have envisioned as Gibbons Commons, a mixed-use development on Caton Avenue, across the street from the hospital.
EXPLORE
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.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2012
An elegant marble statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary graces the entrance to St. Augustine School in Elkridge, moved there by alumni of the shuttered Cardinal Gibbons School. The sculpted image of a veiled young woman stands beneath a large white cross and above a memorial plaque. When Charlotte "Sis" Slavotinek learned that the archdiocese was closing the all-boys Catholic high school two years ago, she insisted that the statue, dedicated to her son Michael, his two classmates and their teacher who died in a 1968 plane crash, be relocated.
NEWS
March 14, 2010
I support the Cardinal Gibbons School in their bid to remain open. This school is a community anchor that serves those from all walks of life. The staff of the Cardinal Gibbons School does a wonderful job guiding their young men to be responsible members of the community. They are fulfilling the archdiocesean goals of educating in a faith based program, and allowing this school to close is a disservice to the students and community. The Cardinal Gibbons School has an active alumni association and strong parent support.
NEWS
March 12, 2010
I just wanted to let you know how terribly disappointed we are about the closing of Cardinal Gibbons School. This institution stands for so much. History, education, loyalty, brotherhood, respect, dedication, camaraderie and faith to only name a few. The faculty, staff and students all demonstrate these qualities to their fullest not only to each other but to the entire community. Teachers are more than teachers. They are friends, mentors and leaders who are admired and appreciated for the tireless hours they put in without hesitation.
NEWS
By By Mary Gail Hare | The Baltimore Sun | March 6, 2010
Officials at St. Agnes Hospital said Friday that they have no plans to acquire the Cardinal Gibbons School. Rumors of the hospital's interest in the property resurfaced this week when Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien announced plans to close the high school at the end of the academic year. Cardinal Gibbons is the only high school among the 13 schools that the Archdiocese of Baltimore is planning to shut down in June. "Our boys were sold out," Chris Schene, mother of a Cardinal Gibbons junior, said this week.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2012
An elegant marble statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary graces the entrance to St. Augustine School in Elkridge, moved there by alumni of the shuttered Cardinal Gibbons School. The sculpted image of a veiled young woman stands beneath a large white cross and above a memorial plaque. When Charlotte "Sis" Slavotinek learned that the archdiocese was closing the all-boys Catholic high school two years ago, she insisted that the statue, dedicated to her son Michael, his two classmates and their teacher who died in a 1968 plane crash, be relocated.
NEWS
By Don Markus | don.markus@baltsun.com | March 4, 2010
Cardinal Gibbons School was closed Wednesday to let teachers attend the funeral of the wife of a longtime guidance counselor. By the time faculty members returned in midafternoon, other somber news was awaiting them: The 48-year-old Catholic high school will be shut down in June. The announcement from the Archdiocese of Baltimore stunned longtime staff members and faculty, and angered students, parents and alumni, some of whom said they were told as recently as last summer that the school would stay open as long as enrollment held.
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