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By Sherrie Ruhl and Sherrie Ruhl,Staff Writer | September 15, 1993
The gates are locked, construction has stopped and a new contractor is being brought in to complete Church Creek Elementary School in Belcamp, whose scheduled Aug. 30 opening already has been pushed back a year.Victimized by a contractor that has declared bankruptcy, Church Creek is the second new Harford County school to have its opening delayed this year. Fallston Middle, at Route 152 and Carrs Mill Road, opened two weeks late because of what the school system said were problems with its contractor, Triangle General Contractors Inc.School board Vice President Ron Eaton said he could not comment on construction problems at either school because of potential litigation.
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By Sherrie Ruhl and Sherrie Ruhl,Staff Writer | September 15, 1993
The gates are locked, construction has stopped and a new contractor is being brought in to complete Church Creek Elementary School in Belcamp, whose scheduled Aug. 30 opening already has been pushed back a year.Victimized by a contractor that has declared bankruptcy, Church Creek is the second new Harford County school to have its opening delayed this year. Fallston Middle, at Route 152 and Carrs Mill Road, opened two weeks late because of what the school system said were problems with its contractor, Triangle General Contractors Inc.School board Vice President Ron Eaton said he could not comment on construction problems at either school because of potential litigation.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF | August 25, 2003
Inside Ann Ritchey's fifth-grade classroom, where nearly every inch of wall space is covered in rainbow-colored posters and handmade bulletin boards, it looks more like the last day of school than the first. "I can't start the year not ready," said Ritchey, a math teacher at Bear Creek Elementary School in Dundalk. Prepared as she was, Ritchey knew she would sleep fitfully last night. Today is her 37th first day of elementary school as a teacher, but like her pupils, she still gets butterflies.
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By Sherrie Ruhl and Sherrie Ruhl,Staff Writer | February 20, 1994
Severe winter weather has played havoc with construction of Church Creek Elementary in Belcamp and Emmorton Elementary Bel Air, putting both schools at least a month behind schedule.Church Creek, at Riverside Parkway and Church Creek Road, was to have been finished by July 27 this year. It is about 50 percent complete, said Donald R. Morrison, the schools spokesman.Emmorton Elementary, near the Harford Glen Environmental Education Center on South Wheel Road, was to have been completed Aug. 1. About 30 percent of that building has been finished, he added.
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By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,Sun Staff Writer | September 11, 1994
Two new schools opened their doors on schedule last week in Harford County after experiencing previous setbacks.Emmorton Elementary, where workers toiled around the clock this summer to complete the building after winter weather delays, showed off its glass-walled media center, decorated classrooms and colorful cafeteria to parents and students Tuesday evening, the night before school opened.Church Creek Elementary threw an impressive assembly Thursday to celebrate its opening and announce a partnership with a local retailer.
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By Sherrie Ruhl and Sherrie Ruhl,Staff Writer | April 11, 1993
The opening of Church Creek Elementary in Belcamp will be delayed until September 1994 instead of next winter, Harford County school officials announced last week.About 100 parents who met with Superintendent Ray R. Keech on Wednesday night at William Paca/Old Post Road Elementary in Abingdon wildly applauded the announcement.The school system had planned to open the 600-student school, which has been delayed because of bad weather, in January 1994. But parents opposed the proposed opening date, saying that uprooting children midway through the school year would be disruptive.
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By Sherrie Ruhl and Sherrie Ruhl,Staff Writer | October 10, 1993
Riverside-area parents are frustrated because they say the school system is stonewalling them by refusing to say when construction on Church Creek Elementary School will resume.The school was to have been completed Aug. 15 but education officials announced in April that the building, at Riverside Parkway and Church Creek Road, would not open until the start of school next year. Officials cited earlier construction problems with the compactibility of soil beneath the building."I'm real tired of being patient and understanding," said Pat Benedict, who lives in Riverside and has two children who would attend Church Creek.
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By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,Staff Writer | December 19, 1993
In preparation for the 1994 General Assembly, Harford's legislative delegation sat down last week with the school board to hear what county educators hope to gain from the annual legislative session that begins Jan. 12.To show the school system's successful track record, school Superintendent Ray R. Keech pointed to the annual Maryland School Performance test results showing that the county had met 11 of the 13 criteria stipulated by the state, rating excellent...
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By Sherrie Ruhl and Sherrie Ruhl,Sun Staff Writer | May 1, 1994
A bonding company has taken over payments to subcontractors who are building two Harford County elementary schools, both of which are scheduled to open next fall.The bonding company for H. A. Harris Co. Inc. of Baltimore, which is building Church Creek Elementary in Belcamp and Emmorton Elementary near Bel Air, has begun paying Harris' subcontractors directly after they complained that they were not being paid, County Executive Eileen M. Rehrmann said Thursday."The bonding company is now meeting the financial obligations XTC of the subcontractors working at the two schools," Mrs. Rehrmann said.
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By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,Sun Staff Writer | September 11, 1994
Two new schools opened their doors on schedule last week in Harford County after experiencing previous setbacks.Emmorton Elementary, where workers toiled around the clock this summer to complete the building after winter weather delays, showed off its glass-walled media center, decorated classrooms and colorful cafeteria to parents and students Tuesday evening, the night before school opened.Church Creek Elementary threw an impressive assembly Thursday to celebrate its opening and announce a partnership with a local retailer.
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By Sherrie Ruhl and Sherrie Ruhl,Sun Staff Writer | May 1, 1994
A bonding company has taken over payments to subcontractors who are building two Harford County elementary schools, both of which are scheduled to open next fall.The bonding company for H. A. Harris Co. Inc. of Baltimore, which is building Church Creek Elementary in Belcamp and Emmorton Elementary near Bel Air, has begun paying Harris' subcontractors directly after they complained that they were not being paid, County Executive Eileen M. Rehrmann said Thursday."The bonding company is now meeting the financial obligations XTC of the subcontractors working at the two schools," Mrs. Rehrmann said.
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By Sherrie Ruhl and Sherrie Ruhl,Staff Writer | February 20, 1994
Severe winter weather has played havoc with construction of Church Creek Elementary in Belcamp and Emmorton Elementary Bel Air, putting both schools at least a month behind schedule.Church Creek, at Riverside Parkway and Church Creek Road, was to have been finished by July 27 this year. It is about 50 percent complete, said Donald R. Morrison, the schools spokesman.Emmorton Elementary, near the Harford Glen Environmental Education Center on South Wheel Road, was to have been completed Aug. 1. About 30 percent of that building has been finished, he added.
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By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,Staff Writer | December 19, 1993
In preparation for the 1994 General Assembly, Harford's legislative delegation sat down last week with the school board to hear what county educators hope to gain from the annual legislative session that begins Jan. 12.To show the school system's successful track record, school Superintendent Ray R. Keech pointed to the annual Maryland School Performance test results showing that the county had met 11 of the 13 criteria stipulated by the state, rating excellent...
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By Sherrie Ruhl and Sherrie Ruhl,Staff Writer | October 10, 1993
Riverside-area parents are frustrated because they say the school system is stonewalling them by refusing to say when construction on Church Creek Elementary School will resume.The school was to have been completed Aug. 15 but education officials announced in April that the building, at Riverside Parkway and Church Creek Road, would not open until the start of school next year. Officials cited earlier construction problems with the compactibility of soil beneath the building."I'm real tired of being patient and understanding," said Pat Benedict, who lives in Riverside and has two children who would attend Church Creek.
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By Sherrie Ruhl and Sherrie Ruhl,Staff Writer | September 15, 1993
The gates are locked, construction has stopped and a new contractor is being brought in to complete Church Creek Elementary School in Belcamp, whose scheduled Aug. 30 opening already has been pushed back a year.Victimized by a contractor that has declared bankruptcy, Church Creek is the second new Harford County school to have its opening delayed this year. Fallston Middle, at Route 152 and Carrs Mill Road, opened two weeks late because of what the school system said were problems with its contractor, Triangle General Contractors Inc.School board Vice President Ron Eaton said he could not comment on construction problems at either school because of potential litigation.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff writer | January 20, 1991
Naming schools is kind of like naming babies.And Carroll school officials, just like expectant parents, will spend considerable time over the next few weeks picking just the right name for an elementaryschool on tap for the Taneytown-Uniontown area.The school is not scheduled to open until fall 1993, but a committee of educators has already begun perusing a lengthy list of prospective names. The school board will chose a name from a committee's list of recommendations at its Feb. 13 meeting.
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By Sherrie Ruhl and Sherrie Ruhl,Staff Writer | February 7, 1993
A committee formed to draw new boundaries for six northeastern Harford elementary schools wants to chuck most of its proposal and start over."What we have now is not going to fly. Let's get everyone together and come up with another proposal," said Beth Oleszczuk, co-chairwoman of the committee.The 26-member advisory committee, which includes school administrators, teachers and parents, worked for more than two months to develop a proposal presented to the school board in January and to the public last Tuesday night at William Paca/Old Post Road.
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By Sherrie Ruhl and Sherrie Ruhl,Staff Writer | September 15, 1993
The gates are locked, construction has stopped and a new contractor is being brought in to complete Church Creek Elementary School in Belcamp, whose scheduled Aug. 30 opening already has been pushed back a year.Victimized by a contractor that has declared bankruptcy, Church Creek is the second new Harford County school to have its opening delayed this year. Fallston Middle, at Route 152 and Carrs Mill Road, opened two weeks late because of what the school system said were problems with its contractor, Triangle General Contractors Inc.School board Vice President Ron Eaton said he could not comment on construction problems at either school because of potential litigation.
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By Sherrie Ruhl and Sherrie Ruhl,Staff Writer | April 11, 1993
The opening of Church Creek Elementary in Belcamp will be delayed until September 1994 instead of next winter, Harford County school officials announced last week.About 100 parents who met with Superintendent Ray R. Keech on Wednesday night at William Paca/Old Post Road Elementary in Abingdon wildly applauded the announcement.The school system had planned to open the 600-student school, which has been delayed because of bad weather, in January 1994. But parents opposed the proposed opening date, saying that uprooting children midway through the school year would be disruptive.
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