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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | August 1, 1997
A fire apparently was set by teen-agers at George Fox Middle School off Mountain Road in Pasadena about 4: 30 p.m. yesterday while at least three administrators were in the building, Anne Arundel County police said.There were no injuries, fire officials said.Police said the youths entered the school through unlocked rear doors and poured gasoline from a power trimmer onto the floor and set it on fire.Police said Principal Kevin I. Dennehy was in the school but in another part of the building.
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By ANICA BUTLER and ANICA BUTLER,SUN REPORTER | December 4, 2005
On Wednesday, Nancy M. Mann will attend her first Anne Arundel Board of Education meeting as interim superintendent, and, in some ways, the board will be back to business as usual. Though the agenda for the meeting might appear lengthy, many of the items are routine, according to school district staff, and include issues that were put on hold as the schools prepared for last month's departure of Superintendent Eric J. Smith and awaited the announcement of Mann's appointment. Among the items being considered are several policy revisions.
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By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Sun Staff Writer | February 2, 1994
An article in The Sun's Arundel County editions yesterday reported an incorrect trial date for Charles A. Yocum, a Northeast High School teacher charged with child abuse. The trial is scheduled for March 22.The Sun regrets the error.An order to stop the transfer of eighth-graders from George Fox Middle School to Northeast Senior High School may have "serious consequences" for countywide redistricting plans, Anne Arundel County school officials said yesterday."It could be a nightmare," said Michael K. Raible, director of planning and construction for the county's public schools.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | May 29, 2004
APPLETON, Wis. - Salisbury University dropped an 8-3 decision to George Fox (Ore.) University last night in the opening round of the NCAA Division III World Series. The Sea Gulls (36-12) will face Wisconsin-Whitewater in an elimination game today at 2:45 p.m. Salisbury managed just five hits against George Fox All-American Scott Hyde, who threw a complete game and struck out 13. The Sea Gulls scored single runs in the fourth, seventh and eighth innings. Sophomore first baseman Nick Pegelow's RBI single brought home Salisbury's first run in the fourth, and junior outfielder Mike Williams added an RBI double in the seventh.
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By Peg Adamarczyk and Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 26, 1997
THE PROBLEMS were glaringly apparent to everyone living or traveling along Outing or Catherine avenues and Duvall Highway in the early 1980s.Scores of adolescents walking to and from George Fox Middle School spilled onto the busy streets because there were no sidewalks and only narrow road shoulders. Sooner or later, someone was going to get hurt.It happened in December 1989. A youngster was hit by a car and injured on the way to school.The George Fox PTA set up a committee to push for traffic safety improvements.
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By Peg Adamarczyk and Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 19, 2000
THERE MUST be something in the air, other than smelly gym socks, at George Fox Middle School. Seventh-graders are reading novels and loving it. In fact, 88 seventh-graders were reading novels for fun, taking quizzes and earning points in hopes of winning a place in the school's Word Up! reading contest's grand-prize payoff: an afternoon limo excursion to Annapolis with an ice cream pit stop. The winners - who received their prizes this week - also received a pupil-designed Word Up! Millennium T-shirt to wear on the trip.
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By Peg Adamarczyk and Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 15, 1999
BEING A PARENT of an adolescent has never been easy. With their minds and mouths racing, bodies blossoming and emotions sometimes on the edge, it can be difficult knowing how to stay involved.Remembering my own kids in the middle-school years, I vividly recall episodes of them wanting my help without letting go of their growing status as individuals, especially in front of their peers. Saving face was, at times, the most important thing.The joy of my being involved with them in elementary school activities was in the past.
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By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Sun Staff Writer | March 9, 1994
Anne Arundel County school administrators are rethinking plans for easing the overcrowding at George Fox Middle School, and they want to hear from parents.To do that, they have scheduled a public hearing for 7 o'clock tonight at Northeast High School.Last month, the State Board of Education stopped the school system from transferring George Fox's eighth-graders to Northeast, as school administrators had planned.That left unsolved the problem of crowding at George Fox -- built for 844 students but with a projected enrollment next fall of 1,041.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | February 9, 1996
Al Byers wants everyone to know the life of an astronaut is not easy or glamorous.That's why the NASA education specialist told about 300 eighth-graders at George Fox Middle School yesterday that astronauts, while in space, have to wear adult-sized diapers before they put on spacesuits, strap themselves down before they fall asleep, and eat their food by flicking it up into the air."Or they can stuff their faces like pigs," Mr. Byers reasoned.Mr. Byers also invited 13-year-old Sarah Bushman to experience wearing an oversized spacesuit and helmet.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | March 29, 1996
A school only for sixth-graders in the Mountain Road corridor would be the best solution to crowding problems at George Fox Middle School, parents told the Anne Arundel County school board at a hearing last night.Parents said they recognized that having all sixth-graders from Fox and Chesapeake Bay Middle School grouped together at the Chesapeake building is probably the most expensive of the four suggested solutions. But they said it would be be the least painful for their children because the students would be disrupted for only one year and not three years.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | May 24, 2004
Greg Lasinski pitched seven solid innings to lead Salisbury to a 6-1 victory over Methodist in the Division III South region baseball championship yesterday in Ferrum, Va. Lasinski (11-2) gave up nine hits, walked two and struck out five as the Sea Gulls won their second region championship since 2001 and advanced to the Division III College World Series. The Sea Gulls (37-11) scored four times in the fifth to break a 1-1 tie. Third baseman Trey Cobb's two-run single was the big blow.
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By Peg Adamarczyk and Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 13, 2002
CONGRATULATIONS to George Fox Middle School on being selected as an award-winning demonstration school by the We the People ... Project Citizen program for its effort in promoting civic education and responsibility among students. Project Citizen is a nationwide, middle-school educational program and competition administrated by the Center for Civic Education. The nonprofit, nonpartisan agency encourages student interest in developing public policy and promotes competent and responsible citizen participation in state and local government.
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By Peg Adamarczyk and Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 10, 2002
MORE THAN 250 pupils from Chesapeake Bay, George Fox and Marley middle schools eagerly filed through the doors at Kurtz's Beach on Tuesday. The kids were ready to chow down, relax and have fun as their reward for successfully competing in the educational challenge created by County Councilwoman Shirley Murphy and the Business Advisory Board for Pasadena Schools. The contest, in its second year, provides a school-day field trip to a Hawaiian-style luncheon as an incentive for pupils to improve their grades.
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By Peg Adamarczyk and Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 8, 2001
PROPOSED DUMPING of dredge spoil in waters off Pasadena communities was the hot local issue that helped a group of eighth-graders at George Fox Middle School win top honor in the Maryland competition of "2001 We the People ... Project Citizen." Project Citizen, a nationwide middle school civic education program and competition, is run by the Center for Civic Education, a California-based nonprofit educational corporation. The program is designed to develop pupils' interest in public policy-making and to encourage competent and responsible citizen participation in state and local government.
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By Peg Adamarczyk and Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 25, 2001
SMILES AND handshakes from a receiving line greeted 184 middle school pupils arriving Wednesday at Kurtz's Beach, collecting their rewards in an educational motivation contest sponsored by County Council Chairwoman Shirley Murphy and the Business Advisory Board for Pasadena Schools. The contest, open to pupils at Chesapeake Bay, George Fox and Marley middle schools, was created by Democrat Murphy and the board to reward average pupils in her councilmanic District 3 for improving their grades in academic subjects.
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,SUN STAFF | April 16, 2001
The 30 new computers were expected last summer, so Principal Kevin Dennehy's staff excitedly dismantled its increasingly dated lab to make room for the machines. "[The lab] is empty this year," said Dennehy, who runs George Fox Middle School in Pasadena. The computers never arrived at George Fox, or at any of Anne Arundel County's 31 middle and high schools. Legal wrangling over which company deserved a $25 million, three-year contract to lease more than 12,000 computers to the school district has put the project, called "Technology Refresh," a year behind schedule.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | August 16, 1996
To some students, Carolyn DeRidder is "Mom.""They'll ask me for lunch money, at which point I'll say, 'You should've asked dad,' " she joked.But DeRidder knows her job is no laughing matter. She is a substitute teacher.Wednesday, she joined six other men and women at a recruiting meeting for substitute teachers at George Fox Middle School in Pasadena. The session was arranged by assistant principals at George Fox and Northeast Senior High School.Craig Reynolds, an assistant principal at Northeast, called substitute teaching one of the hardest jobs in education.
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By Dianne Williams Hayes and Dianne Williams Hayes,Staff writer | July 16, 1991
Spurred by accidents involving three pupils in the past year, CountyExecutive Robert R. Neall has pledged $50,000 to begin plans for laying sidewalk along Outing Avenue in front of George Fox Middle in Pasadena.Two students have been struck by cars on Outing Avenue in the past year. Just around the corner from the school, on Catherine Avenue, a pupil was killed on Memorial Day weekend.Assistant Principal Patricia Cording said half of the school's 830 pupils live close enough to walk home.
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By Peg Adamarczyk and Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 19, 2000
THERE MUST be something in the air, other than smelly gym socks, at George Fox Middle School. Seventh-graders are reading novels and loving it. In fact, 88 seventh-graders were reading novels for fun, taking quizzes and earning points in hopes of winning a place in the school's Word Up! reading contest's grand-prize payoff: an afternoon limo excursion to Annapolis with an ice cream pit stop. The winners - who received their prizes this week - also received a pupil-designed Word Up! Millennium T-shirt to wear on the trip.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | April 28, 2000
Attendance at some county schools took a noticeable downturn yesterday -- a yearly occurrence on the fourth Thursday in April known as "Take Our Daughters to Work Day." Begun in 1993 by the Ms. Foundation to introduce girls to the world of work, the event is no longer universally gender-specific, evolving over the years at some workplaces into a "Take Your Child to Work Day" and, for many children, an unofficial school holiday. Lindale-Brooklyn Park Middle School reported a 21 percent absentee rate, and at George Fox Middle School in Pasadena, 19 percent of the pupils were absent.
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