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May 26, 1993
The Howard County Youth Council of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will honor three civil rights activists at 3 p.m. June 6 at the First Baptist Church of Guilford at 7504 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia.Dr. Silas E. Craft, Elhart E. Flurry and Dr. Morris L. Woodson are three pioneers who struggled in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s to shape the educational system for African-Americans in Howard County.Mr. Flurry served as principal of the Harriet Tubman Junior/Senior High School, vice principal of Mount Hebron Junior/Senior High School and principal of Clarksville MiddleSchool.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2012
The idea of dancing with a boy sent several fifth-grade girls at Gunpowder Elementary into a tailspin. Jen Holland even gathered 25 signatures on a petition to curtail the lessons, but ultimately she left the paper at home. Four days into the week of lessons, the petitioners were swinging, swaying and mastering all manner of intricate steps with boys in the lead. "It was a lot better than I thought," Jen said. About 90 fifth graders donned their best dancing duds for a recital Friday, capping off a week of lessons in cha-cha, merengue, tango and swing at the Perry Hall school.
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By Diane Mullaly | March 26, 1995
25 Years Ago (week of March 15-21, 1970)* A security plan was developed by Howard County police to be implemented during the coming trial of black militant leader H. Rap Brown, which is scheduled to be held in Ellicott City. Brown was charged with arson and inciting arson and riot in Cambridge, during the summer of 1967.50 Years Ago (Week of March 18-24, 1945):* The Board of County Commissioners appointed Charles Lotz to the position of police chief, 2nd District, at a salary of $1,800 per year.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | January 6, 2011
He has performed on Broadway, in film and on TV. But when a decidedly amateur troupe at a Baltimore County elementary school invited him to work on their show, Eric Anthony jumped right in, eager to play mentor and share his talent — this time behind the scenes. Jamea Rice-Coleman had donned long brown dog ears for a lead role in "Let Sleeping Beauties Lie," Edmondson Heights Elementary's winter production. On stage, she easily mastered the charming side of Dogg, her canine character.
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May 8, 1991
As part of National Drinking Water Week, the county Department of Utilities will visit 17 county elementary schools today and tomorrow, giving school children a chance to meet water specialists and discuss utilities equipment.National Drinking Water Week was established to enhance awareness of water issues and recognition of the importance of drinking water to be healthy.By visiting county schools, the department hopes to impart an understanding of what happens to water between the time it falls as rainand the time it comes out of the faucet.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | May 9, 1996
Anne Arundel school administrators decided yesterday to restore money for summer school at two West County elementary schools.Crofton Woods and Brock Bridge will get back the morning summer classes, after an outcry by West County parents and school board member Thomas Florestano. "I just thought it was a pretty wild idea to knock out the whole Old Mill, Crofton, Arundel area," said Florestano, who lives in Crofton.John Wetzel, who had one child in the program last year, agreed."They were eliminating the opportunity for any students in the Crofton area to participate in this excellent program," Wetzel said.
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By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,Contributing Writer | March 7, 1995
For the past 10 weeks, music students at six county elementary schools have been practicing the works of Beethoven, Chopin and Corelli two hours a week. Tomorrow, they get to show how much they've learned.The students will present the 25th Annual Area II Elementary String Festival at 7:30 p.m. at Shipley's Choice Elementary School.Guest conductor William Schachter from Old Mill Middle School South will meet 100 violin, viola, cello and string bass students for the first time today for a full rehearsal.
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January 20, 2007
Anita B. Millison, a grief therapist and former teacher, died of cancer Sunday at her Columbia home. She was 68. Anita Greenfeld was born in Detroit and moved with her family to Pikesville in the late 1940s. She was a 1956 graduate of Forest Park High School and earned a bachelor's degree in education from what is now Towson University in 1960. She taught for three years in Baltimore County elementary schools before leaving to raise her family. A resident of Columbia since 1968, Mrs. Millison earned a master's degree from the University of Maryland School of Social Work in 1979.
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By Laura Dreibeblis and Laura Dreibeblis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 18, 2000
As sports fields all over Howard County were active with the colors and sounds of soccer games, Jeffers Hill Elementary in Columbia came alive with the buzz of 100 pupils and about 10 teachers attending the first session of the Helping Hands Saturday Program. The Helping Hands Enrichment and Leadership Foundation, a local nonprofit organization, sponsors the fall and winter Saturday school and the Summer Learning Camp and Before and After Camp Care in the summer. Since its formation in 1987, pupils from all Howard County elementary schools have attended, with private schoolchildren and students from other states.
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By Diane Mullaly | September 26, 1990
50 Years Ago (week of Sept. 22-Sept. 28. 1940):An issue under debate this week in 1940 was the much-criticized conditions in the Howard County jail. Some countians felt that improvements were warranted to provide more humane treatment for the prisoners, while others felt that any increase in creature comforts at the jail would make the threat of imprisonment less of a deterrent to anyone contemplating a misdeed.Funeral services were held this week for Thomas L. Gladden, who served as the first principal of Ellicott City High School from Sept.
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By Arin Gencer and Arin Gencer,Sun reporter | February 9, 2008
Two seats are open this year on the Carroll County Board of Education, in a race with six candidates - two of them incumbents. Several of the candidates share similar goals for the school system of about 28,000 students: reducing class size, finding ways to attract teachers and, particularly at this time, working within a tight budget to maintain and improve schools. The top four vote-getters in Tuesday's primary will advance to the November election. School board elections are nonpartisan, and members are elected to four-year terms.
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April 15, 2007
This month honors school library media Carroll County public schools are celebrating Library Media Month this month. Individual schools have planned activities for students and parents. Parents should contact their child's school for details on programs. Town hall meeting set for Wednesday School board president Gary Bauer and Superintendent Charles I. Ecker will hold a town hall meeting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Oklahoma Road Middle School, 6300 Oklahoma Road, Eldersburg. The public is welcome to voice concerns or ask questions on education topics and issues.
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January 20, 2007
Anita B. Millison, a grief therapist and former teacher, died of cancer Sunday at her Columbia home. She was 68. Anita Greenfeld was born in Detroit and moved with her family to Pikesville in the late 1940s. She was a 1956 graduate of Forest Park High School and earned a bachelor's degree in education from what is now Towson University in 1960. She taught for three years in Baltimore County elementary schools before leaving to raise her family. A resident of Columbia since 1968, Mrs. Millison earned a master's degree from the University of Maryland School of Social Work in 1979.
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By KAREN NITKIN and KAREN NITKIN,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 9, 2006
Savannah Wilhelm, 10, a fifth-grader at Thunder Hill Elementary School, is a peer mentor, meaning she tutors younger pupils at her school. She works with kids in second, third and fourth grade, she said, and she is proud of one fourth-grader in particular. "She needed a little help with math, and ever since I started working with her, she's been getting B's," said Savannah, who added that she feels comfortable helping pupils who are only slightly younger than she is. On Thursday, Savannah was one of about 500 Howard County elementary school pupils attending a Peer Leadership Conference being held at the John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory near Laurel.
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By JOHN-JOHN WILLIAMS IV | April 2, 2006
Pupils who serve as peer mediators, safety patrollers, peer mentors and student government representatives will gather Thursday at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory near Laurel for "Super Leaders," the third Peer Leadership Conference. The event, sponsored and coordinated by school counselors, will bring 450 pupils from 22 Howard County elementary schools and is intended to give pupils a sense of empowerment that they can take back to their schools. "The objective is for students to leave the conference with a better understanding of the importance of their individual roles within their schools and the impact that they as individuals can have on the student body," said Beth Ivey, a counselor at Bellows Spring Elementary School.
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By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,SUN STAFF | July 22, 2005
Anne Arundel County middle school pupils committed the majority of discriminatory acts - mostly uttering racial slurs or threats - that were reported under a procedure instituted during the last school year. County school system officials created the process for administrators to inform them about "bias-motivated" behavior - defined as offenses inspired by a negative attitude or opinion against a group of people based on their race, religion, ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation.
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April 15, 2007
This month honors school library media Carroll County public schools are celebrating Library Media Month this month. Individual schools have planned activities for students and parents. Parents should contact their child's school for details on programs. Town hall meeting set for Wednesday School board president Gary Bauer and Superintendent Charles I. Ecker will hold a town hall meeting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Oklahoma Road Middle School, 6300 Oklahoma Road, Eldersburg. The public is welcome to voice concerns or ask questions on education topics and issues.
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By Sara Neufeld and Sara Neufeld,SUN STAFF | September 17, 2003
Two Baltimore County elementary schools have received one of education's highest honors, being named national Blue Ribbon Schools. Summit Park Elementary in Pikesville and Timonium Elementary are among five schools in Maryland and 215 nationally to earn the distinction, given to public and private schools. "When you think of the sheer size of this, and two of them are from Baltimore County, that's quite an accomplishment," said county schools Superintendent Joe A. Hairston, who attributed the schools' success to strong leadership and parent and community involvement.
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By Laura Shovan and Laura Shovan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 17, 2004
John Hannay knew that Running Brook Elementary's new bully-proofing program was working when he overheard his son tell a friend, "You have to think about other people's feelings and how they're going to feel when you do that." "He was using language ... he must have gotten at school," said Hannay of his son, Stefan, a third-grader at Running Brook. According to school psychologist Gina Santoro, Running Brook's focus on bully-proofing is not the result of a bullying problem but it recognizes an issue that all schools deal with.
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