Advertisement
HomeCollectionsDay School
IN THE NEWS

Day School

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | September 23, 1998
Carroll County's pre-Labor Day school start drew strong criticism yesterday from Commissioner W. Benjamin Brown, who complained the date interfered with vacations and end-of-summer celebrations associated with the holiday."
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
By Jonathon Rondeau | September 4, 2014
Throughout the Baltimore City school year, student success will be measured in the traditional ways, through test scores and grades, and, for high school seniors, by whether or not they graduate. While tracking such standards is vital to understanding student achievement and progress as well as the success of our school system as a whole, another key indicator deserves far more focused attention: attendance. For students to succeed in school, they have to be in school. And not enough of Baltimore City students are attending school as much as they should.
Advertisement
NEWS
By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF | July 11, 2003
The Harford County Child Advocacy Center has filed child sexual abuse charges against a 62-year-old fourth-grade teacher at Harford Day School in Bel Air. In a news release announcing the center's action, the Harford state's attorney's office said that Daniel E. Harner was taken into custody Wednesday and charged with four counts: child abuse, third-degree sex offense, fourth-degree sex offense and second-degree assault. He is accused of fondling an 11-year-old male pupil at the school Monday, according to the state's attorney's office.
NEWS
By Dallas Dance | August 26, 2014
Tomorrow is not just the first day of the 2014-2015 school year for 110,000 students in Baltimore County Public Schools. It's also the launch of initiatives to create opportunity-rich environments in every school, in every classroom and for every student. It has never been more important to educate students to high levels for their own individual success as well as the success of our county and nation. However, decades of data tell us that far too often being a student of color or a student from a low-income family correlates to lower academic achievement.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2013
The attorney for a Baltimore private school teacher has acknowledged that his client had sex with a former student, but says he is innocent of any crime because the contact was part of a consensual, adult relationship. Foye C. Minton, 33, of Cockeysville, was charged with second-degree child abuse, police said, and is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $250,000 bond. A lawyer who has represented Minton in previous traffic cases released a statement on his behalf Tuesday that said he had no inappropriate contact with his accuser when she was a minor.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | January 19, 2005
Sara Brumfield Polk, who presided over the growth of Harford Day School in Bel Air from an enrollment of 30 students to nearly 200 during her two decades as founding headmistress, died of complications from Parkinson's disease Friday at Citizens Care Center in Havre de Grace. She was 88. Born Sara Snowden Weymouth in Baltimore and raised in Homeland, she was a 1935 graduate of Bryn Mawr School and earned her bachelor's degree at the Maryland Institute, College of Art. She met and in 1941 married a fellow art student at MICA, sculptor Richard S. Brumfield.
NEWS
By Linda Linley and Linda Linley,SUN STAFF | April 26, 2002
A veteran educator now working in Texas has been named interim head of St. Timothy's School in Stevenson. Henry Payson "Peter" Briggs Jr., temporary head at Fort Worth Country Day School in Fort Worth, will assume his post at St. Timothy's on Aug. 1, said Jan Milliken Russell, chairwoman of the board of trustees and a 1967 graduate of the private boarding and day school for girls. Briggs, 70, will replace Deborah M. Cook, who has been head of the school for nine years. Cook announced her resignation last month, saying she wanted to explore other professional opportunities.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2013
Two private Jewish schools in Baltimore will close at the end of the school year after plans for a new, combined school failed to get off the ground. Boards of the Day School at Baltimore Hebrew, a kindergarten through eighth grade school, and The Shoshana S. Cardin School, a high school, had planned to combine the students in a new K-12 school called the Independent Jewish Academy of Baltimore in the fall. The two schools are located close to each other and near the Baltimore County line.
NEWS
November 22, 2004
On November 20, 2004 JOSEPH E. GIBSON of South Baltimore, he is lovingly survived by his wife Geraldine, 4 daughters and 5 grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the family owned and operated MCCULLY-POLYNIAK FUNERAL HOME P.A., 130 E. Fort Ave. (S. Baltimore) on Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. where services will be held on Tuesday at 12 noon. Entombment in Loudon Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the St. John Christian Day School (Brooklyn)
NEWS
May 3, 2002
This church was profiled in last Friday's Howard Sun. Denomination: Episcopalian Leadership: The Rev. William Shiflet, rector; associate rector, Doris Johnson; assistant rector, Mary Jane Ledgerwood Size: 875 families Location: 9120 Frederick Road, Ellicott City Date founded: 1822 Phone: church, 410-461-7793; day school, 410-465-7644 Worship services: Sunday, 7:45 a.m.; 9 a.m. (traditional and family folk services); and 11:15 a.m. Children's program: Sunday worship at 9 a.m.; Sunday School at 10:15 a.m.
NEWS
August 25, 2014
The majority of Maryland public schools are slated to start the week of Aug. 25 after this year's summer break. While I was on the Baltimore City school board, whenever I spoke with families regarding the opening day of school the question invariably arose: "Why does school start a week before Labor Day?" A changed start date for school shouldn't be mandated by the state. But local jurisdictions should certainly seek input from students, parents, teachers and stakeholders for feedback on district school calendars.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2014
At the front door of a home near Holabird Academy in Southeast Baltimore, new city schools CEO Gregory Thornton and the Baltimore Oriole Bird mascot greeted a gaggle of young children with fresh uniforms and backpacks, all ready for the first day of school. Thornton high-fived the children, his enthusiasm matching that of the grade-schoolers. He gestured toward the Oriole Bird. "Do you know that he's my friend?" "Oriole Bird your friend?" a tiny girl asked incredulously. Inside, a woman shrieked with laughter as the girl cautiously shook the mascot's hand.
NEWS
August 14, 2014
I live in Mays Chapel North and now have an elementary school in my backyard. Come a few weeks from now and our peaceful senior development will be chaos, with school buses and screaming children ("Kamenetz is a bully; put him in his place on election day," Aug. 9). We raised our children and are mostly grandparents, so we have nothing against kids, just politicians who are power hungry and are the closest thing to dictators. Our beautiful 10-acre park was destroyed by bulldozers along with our peace and quiet.
NEWS
Erica L. Green and Erica L. Green | July 1, 2014
New Baltimore schools CEO Gregory Thornton kicked off his first day on the job Tuesday by visiting summer school sites around the city with new cabinet members and taking stock of some of the work he has in front of him over the next four years. As the new schools chief, who signed a $290,000 contract to lead the district until 2018, visited Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical Senior High School, he talked about expanding summer school programs and college-and-career readiness opportunities to more students.
NEWS
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2014
County schools will launch the new academic year Aug. 25, but parents seeking to enroll their children in the district's new contract school should also pay attention to another date: June 18. That's the day school officials say it needs all funding in place for Monarch Global Academy Public Contract School, which is scheduled to open in August in the Laurel area. The $5.8 million that officials say they need for Monarch Global was not specifically earmarked in County Executive Laura Neuman's budget proposal to the County Council.
NEWS
abornemann@tribune.com | May 6, 2014
Ten-year-old Gillian Blum knew just what to do when she realized that a schedule conflict would prevent her from reading her award-winning letter in person at an April 12 ceremony to recognize the winners of the Letters About Literature contest. So while Gillian was dancing in a recital in Reisterstown, the crowd that had gathered in the Wheeler Auditorium at the Enoch Pratt Library in Baltimore to see winners read their letters instead saw a video of Gillian reading the letter she had written to Brian Selznick, author of "The Invention of Hugo Cabret.
BUSINESS
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | January 2, 2013
Calvert School, the private, pre-kindergarten through eighth grade day school in North Baltimore, announced Wednesday that it has sold its more than 100-year-old distance learning business to a private equity firm. The terms of the sale of Calvert Education Services to an investment group led by the Baltimore-based Camden Partners Holdings LLC were not disclosed. "It has a wonderful reputation as a real leader in both home schooling and online education," said David Warnock, Camden Partners' chairman.
NEWS
October 13, 1991
Mark Beckwith and Florence Mele have been appointed to the 18-memberboard of trustees at Harford Day School in Bel Air.A graduate ofMcDonogh School, Beckwith earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of Baltimore. Formerly a banking officer with Equitable Trust, he currently owns two Amoco stations in the Baltimore area.For the past three years, Beckwith has served as chairman of Amoco dealers' fund-raising efforts on behalf of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.
NEWS
By Liz Bowie and By Liz Bowie | April 16, 2014
School districts are finding it hard to get snow day waivers from Maryland School Superintendent Lillian Lowery, who has quickly denied some five-day applications. The superintendent got permission from the state board of education last month to give school districts waivers from the law that requires schools to be in session for 180 days a year. The board said she could give districts up to five days, but Lowery said that districts would have to show they had attempted to make up some of the days lost for bad weather.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.