September 13, 2012
For once I agree with Marta Mossburg, that something needs to be done about Baltimore City public schools ("Baltimore City schoolchildren deserve a real choice," Sept. 12). But I'm very curious where she came up with the numbers she uses to push her idea for vouchers. Unless she's living in a very different world from Baltimore, her numbers just don't add up. She says that Baltimore City spends $14,711 per student, which she says is the third highest in the nation. That may be true, but then she follows it up by saying, "Private school costs are lower than public school costs" and that a voucher system would cost only $42,00 per pupil over a three year period.
May 9, 2012
The Bryn Mawr School and Gilman School have each agreed to pay $350,000 to Baltimore City to fund traffic-calming and streetscape improvements along Northern Parkway and Roland Avenue, which intersect near the two schools in the Roland Park area. Under the agreement, announced Wednesday, the schools will maintain the improvements that fall in the public right-of-ways on Northern Parkway between Roland Avenue and Boxhill Lane, and on Roland Avenue between Northern Parkway and Cold Spring Lane.
March 14, 2012
John E. Schmick, the Gilman School's headmaster, announced Wednesday that he will step down in July 2013 after a replacement is found. "It is a privilege to lead the school that I love for so many years. Even during my days as a student, a dream of mine was to be headmaster of Gilman," Schmick said in an e-mail message to the school community. When he was named, Schmick told the Board of Trustees that he would only stay for three to five years. He will leave after six years.
February 22, 2012
Gilman senior goalkeeper Andrew Harris has been chosen as the Maryland Gatorade Soccer Player of the Year for boys, according to an email from Tim Holley, the school's director of athletics. Harris, the 2010 All-Metro Player of the Year, recorded 15 shutouts this fall in leading the Greyhounds to the MIAA A Conference final. He is a two-time All-American, has trained with the national team and will attend Wake Forest on a soccer scholarship. In his email to Harris -- which was also sent to The Baltimore Sun -- Holley calls the keeper "without question, the best player in Gilman School history.
October 13, 2011
Richard K. "Dicky" Marshall, a former Gilman School teacher and coach who was also a World War II veteran, died Oct. 5 of heart failure at St. Joseph Medical Center. The Mercy Ridge retirement community resident was 87. The son of physicians, Mr. Marshall was born in Baltimore and was raised on Deepdene Road in Roland Park. After graduating from Gilman School in 1942, he attended Princeton University for a semester before enlisting in the Army Air Forces. Trained as a navigator, he was sent to England, where he flew several missions with the 8th Air Force.
September 13, 2011
Six faculty members at Gilman School are participating in Swim Across America's "open swim" Sept. 18 to raise money for cancer research and to honor family members who are fighting or died of cancer. The faculty members are Carl Ahlgren, director of college counseling and a history teacher; his wife, Kristin Ahlgren, a lower school library assistant; Ned Harris, academic dean and a history teacher; Patrick Hastings, an upper school English teacher; Rob Heubeck, an upper school history teacher and technology coordinator; and Jim Morrison, an upper school science teacher, according to Gilman spokeswoman Jodi Pluznik.