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By Laura Dreibelbis and Laura Dreibelbis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 29, 2001
Elkridge Landing Middle School might be only 7 years old, but a new principal and assistant principal, along with 16 new staff members, have parents and faculty looking forward. "There's something exciting about new leadership," said Principal Tom Saunders, whose theme for this year is "Cruising into the Future." The energetic administrator hopes to extend the excitement and enthusiasm that often marks a change in administration beyond the "honeymoon" period. "It's like opening a brand-new school but with the benefits of everything working and all the bugs being worked out," said Saunders, who has opened two schools in Howard County.
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October 23, 2013
The Howard County Board of Education is scheduled to open a new middle school next year in Hanover. In order to do that, students must be redistricted into the new facility. Below is a list of final recommendations for student redistricting made to the board, subject to several work sessions, public hearings and the board's approval: • Bonnie Branch to Mayfield Woods: 106 students • Bonnie Branch to Elkridge Landing: 65 students • Elkridge Landing to New Middle School: 155 students • Hammond to Lime Kiln: 72 students • Mayfield Woods to Bonnie Branch: 40 students • Mayfield Woods to New Middle School: 205 students • Murray Hill to Patuxent Valley: 247 students • Patuxent Valley to Hammond: 92 students • Patuxent Valley to Lake Elkhorn: 42 students • Patuxent Valley to New Middle School: 153 students Source: Howard County Public School System
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 17, 2001
CAROL JONES has been a physical education teacher at Elkridge Landing Middle School since the school opened seven years ago. That year, she decided to encourage her pupils to participate in the annual BWI Airport 5K, which benefits the Kennedy Krieger Institute Down Syndrome Clinic. The first year, about 35 kids and their families participated, Jones recalled. Last year, thanks in large part to her enthusiasm for the event, the number was close to 200. This year the number may be even higher.
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September 14, 2008
Pupils' library mural to be dedicated County Executive Ken Ulman will be the host of a dedication ceremony for "Underwater Treasures," a sculpted mural by artist Mary Deacon Opasik and her Elkridge Landing Middle School students, at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Elkridge library. The art project was created in response to the Route 1 Corridor Revitalization initiative while Opasik was artist in residence at Elkridge Landing Middle from September 2007 through June 2008. Opasik and Elkridge Landing art teacher Patty Battaglia set up a working studio in the art classroom.
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April 15, 2005
The Marquis de Lafayette's troops camped at Elkridge Landing, then a river port, April 17-19, 1781. The famed French political and military figure had joined the American cause for independence four years earlier and was named a major general in the Colonial army. From Elkridge, Lafayette's soldiers made their way to Yorktown, Va., where they fought the concluding battles of the war, helping to contain British Gen. Charles Cornwallis' forces while the British Navy was being defeated off the coast.
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March 14, 2001
The student: Allison Fleming, 14 School: Elkridge Landing Middle School Special achievement: A talented athlete and artist, Allison plays goalie on a championship "A" league soccer team and plays softball. She is a painter and computer artist, performs in her school's handbell choir and is president of the Junior Thespians club. She is also a reporter and director for "Newsbreak," the school's student-produced daily TV show. Enrolled in Gifted and Talented Program classes, Allison says she received straight A's for her first quarter this year.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 19, 2006
The soundtrack from High School Musical blared in the Elkridge Landing Middle School cafeteria as pupils took their seating assignments. They would be sitting today with kids they barely knew, instead of with their friends, as their school took part in national Mix It Up At Lunch Day, sponsored by Tolerance.org, a Web site that promotes diversity. Across the country, about 10,000 schools participated this year by asking students to switch seats and get to know kids outside their social circles.
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By Tawanda W. Johnson and Tawanda W. Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 8, 2004
For the past eight years, Elkridge Landing Middle School has had the largest contingent of schoolchildren in the BWI Airport 4 Mile Run & 2 Mile Family Walk, which raises money to help people with Down syndrome. This year, pupils such as Lindsay Rabe, a 13-year-old Elkridge Landing eighth-grader, are determined to continue the tradition. "I've been participating since I was in the third grade, and it's a good cause because we get to help people," said Lindsay. The race, in its 18th year, is to begin at 8:50 a.m. Sept.
NEWS
May 8, 1996
Motorists on Aviation Boulevard can expect to be rerouted around the intersection with Elkridge Landing and Elm roads on their way to Baltimore-Washington International Airport while crews rebuild the intersection.Airport officials are redirecting motorists to a new section of Elkridge Landing Road at Air Cargo Drive while the existing Elkridge Landing-Elm Road intersection is closed for reconstruction.The temporary change is part of road projects aimed at improving traffic patterns on Aviation Boulevard and accommodating the light rail line into the terminal.
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October 23, 2013
The Howard County Board of Education is scheduled to open a new middle school next year in Hanover. In order to do that, students must be redistricted into the new facility. Below is a list of final recommendations for student redistricting made to the board, subject to several work sessions, public hearings and the board's approval: • Bonnie Branch to Mayfield Woods: 106 students • Bonnie Branch to Elkridge Landing: 65 students • Elkridge Landing to New Middle School: 155 students • Hammond to Lime Kiln: 72 students • Mayfield Woods to Bonnie Branch: 40 students • Mayfield Woods to New Middle School: 205 students • Murray Hill to Patuxent Valley: 247 students • Patuxent Valley to Hammond: 92 students • Patuxent Valley to Lake Elkhorn: 42 students • Patuxent Valley to New Middle School: 153 students Source: Howard County Public School System
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,Special to the Sun | July 2, 2008
Tension hung in the air as contestants in the Howard County Library Teen Idol Competition waited for the results. Daniel Goldstein, a rising eighth-grader at Elkridge Landing Middle School who had donned a sparkly top hat and belted out "There's No Business Like Show Business," passed the time by playing a piano in the hallway. Others contestants nibbled on cookies and pretzels.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 4, 2008
Ricky Knight, a 12-year-old boy who never lost his sense of humor, determination or love of sports while battling brain cancer for more than a year, died of the disease Monday. Ricky, a sixth-grader at Elkridge Landing Middle School, was diagnosed with the cancer in April 2007. After a grueling summer of surgeries and treatment, he played football in the fall with the Elkridge Hurricanes. His father, Rick Knight, described the game as "good therapy," and coaches and teammates marveled at the boy's courage.
NEWS
June 1, 2008
Area's past discussed The Howard County Genealogical Society will present a talk on the founding of Elkridge Landing, which predates the Revolutionary War, by local historian Joetta Cramm. She will describe the earliest places of worship, the early families and why much of the town's history has disappeared. Cramm, who is author of Howard County: A Pictorial History and other books, teaches local history at Howard Community College and leads walking tours of Historic Ellicott City. Around Town Cheerleading, Football : The Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks is accepting registration for Elkridge Hurricanes Flag and Tackle football and cheerleading.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,special to the sun | September 21, 2007
As their coaches shout instructions, the boys in shoulder pads and helmets go through their practice routines. Among them is Ricky Knight, 10, a slight boy with freckles and brown eyes. His coach, Frank Curley, said Ricky is doing great. "In two weeks, he has gone from not playing to being the starting cornerback," he said. "He's worked himself into a starting position. He's not hesitant to tackle anyone of any size." Which, given the circumstances, makes sense, for Ricky already has tackled a more difficult opponent.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,special to the sun | September 21, 2007
As their coaches shout instructions, the boys in shoulder pads and helmets go through their practice routines. Among them is Ricky Knight, 10, a slight boy with freckles and brown eyes. His coach, Frank Curley, said Ricky is doing great. "In two weeks, he has gone from not playing to being the starting cornerback," he said. "He's worked himself into a starting position. He's not hesitant to tackle anyone of any size." Which, given the circumstances, makes sense, for Ricky already has tackled a more difficult opponent.
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By John-John Williams IV and John-John Williams IV,Sun reporter | March 14, 2007
At the mention of her name, the 12-year-old girl clutched her jean jacket, shrieked with glee and made her way to the back of the classroom to claim her prize. The spoils: an envelope filled with gift certificates and coupons for pizza, movies, and doughnuts. Alyssa Coates won the award after her name was picked from a group of students at Elkridge Landing Middle School in Howard County who had demonstrated good test-taking skills and preparation on the first day of the math portion of the Maryland School Assessment.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | November 20, 1995
Northfield Elementary School and Elkridge Landing Middle School recently established educational partnerships with four local businesses.Northfield Elementary signed partnerships Nov. 6 with Countryside Veterinary Clinic, Dorsey Hall Garden Club and McDonald's of Route 40 West. Elkridge Landing Middle agreed to work with Eva Anderson Dancers in an agreement signed Nov. 9.In Northfield's partnership with the veterinary clinic, Dr. Mary Beth Soverns -- who also is a parent at the school -- will teach students about the proper care and training of pets.
NEWS
September 14, 2008
Pupils' library mural to be dedicated County Executive Ken Ulman will be the host of a dedication ceremony for "Underwater Treasures," a sculpted mural by artist Mary Deacon Opasik and her Elkridge Landing Middle School students, at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Elkridge library. The art project was created in response to the Route 1 Corridor Revitalization initiative while Opasik was artist in residence at Elkridge Landing Middle from September 2007 through June 2008. Opasik and Elkridge Landing art teacher Patty Battaglia set up a working studio in the art classroom.
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By John-John Williams IV and John-John Williams IV,sun reporter | December 3, 2006
Michael Adamovich, 12, a seventh-grader at Elkridge Landing Middle School, knows what it takes to be a leader. "Not many people can become leaders. But those who are, it is a real honor," Michael said a day after completing the school system's first Youth Empowerment Summit on Tuesday at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center in Columbia. Sixty-five pupils from Clarksville, Elkridge Landing and Murray Hill middle schools learned how to become better leaders and, in the process, prevent bullying at their schools.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 19, 2006
The soundtrack from High School Musical blared in the Elkridge Landing Middle School cafeteria as pupils took their seating assignments. They would be sitting today with kids they barely knew, instead of with their friends, as their school took part in national Mix It Up At Lunch Day, sponsored by Tolerance.org, a Web site that promotes diversity. Across the country, about 10,000 schools participated this year by asking students to switch seats and get to know kids outside their social circles.
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