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Editorial from The Aegis | December 18, 2012
It's easy to get lost in the back and forth about education policy decisions in Harford County, or anywhere else for that matter, and focus on problems like portable classrooms, security issues, teacher retirement plan funding and the like. A danger when this happens is the focus is lost on what's right with our public school system, and there's plenty that's right. Maryland has one of the highest-ranked public school systems in the country, and Harford County's public schools have been among the top tier in the state.
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Letter to The Aegis | August 12, 2014
Editor: I was pleased to see Bryna Zumer's article in last week's Aegis about the growing popularity of solar electric power. I was disappointed Harford County Public Schools did not get mentioned, as we were one of the first to install photo-voltaic systems on seven of our schools in 2011.  I have attached information about our systems. More recently, we were recognized for being one of the first school systems in the state to implement a comprehensive commercial composting program at several schools.
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The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2011
The following Harford County schools will be closed Friday because of the potential for flooding: Havre de Grace Elementary Havre de Grace Middle Havre de Grace High Meadowvale Elementary Aberdeen High School All other Harford County Public Schools will be open Friday.
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BY KRISHANA DAVIS, kdavis@baltsun.com | June 27, 2014
Over the last six years, enrollment in Advance Placement testing across Harford County Public Schools has increased, but that increase has not necessarily translated into more students passing the exams. Students who pass Advanced Placement exams are afforded by many colleges and universities the option of skipping a comparable college level course, or receiving college credit for the course or both, so AP programs are often regarded as giving college-bound high school students a jump on collegiate academics.
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May 15, 2013
Harford County Executive David R. Craig issued the following statement regarding the appointment by the Harford County Board of Education of Barbara P. Canavan as interim superintendent of Harford County Public Schools: "I was delighted to hear that the Board of Education of Harford County wisely chose a long-time teacher and administrator with Harford County Public Schools to serve as the interim superintendent of schools. I have the utmost respect for Barbara Canavan and had the honor and pleasure to work with her for 12 years during my career as an educator with Harford County Public Schools.
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September 21, 2011
Deborah Suzan Anderson, daughter of Eric Anderson and Sandra Hollingsworth, is to be married to Peter-John Schlehr, Jr., of Bel Air. The bride-to-be is a 1999 graduate of Broadneck Senior High School, 2003 graduate of Towson University and a 2011 master's graduate of Goucher University. She is a special education teacher for Harford County Public Schools. The prospective groom is the son of Peter Schlehr Sr. and Sandra Schlehr, of Bel Air, a 1996 graduate of Bel Air High School, 2002 graduate of Towson University and a 2010 master's graduate of Goucher University.
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December 20, 2012
Harford County Sustainability Office, Recycling Office and Harford County Public Schools partnered for the third year to hold the Conservation and Preservation Poster Contest to raise awareness about efficiently using and reusing resources. This year, the four themes and grade categories were identified: kindergarten through second grade, Biking and Walking; grades three to five, Water Conservation; grades six to eight, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink; and grades nine to 12, Recycling Office logo.
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EDITORIAL FROM THE AEGIS | May 15, 2014
There are always reasons for concern about Harford County Public Schools. Their absence from any or all of the lists of the best high schools is not one of them. Everyone from students and parents and teachers to taxpayers and politicians wants their schools to be the best. Just because Newsweek (available only online until recently) or U.S. News & World Report says it's so doesn't make it so. Nor, does it mean they aren't among the best just because they're missing from some list.
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October 5, 2012
Joppatowne High School closed at 9:15 a.m. Friday because of a power outage and the early dismissal forced the cancellation of all after school activities for the day. "All after school and evening activities at Joppatowne High School are cancelled," Teri Kranefeld, manager of communications for Harford County Public Schools, wrote in an email Friday morning, "including the homecoming football game. " The game was cancelled, but not the dance. "However, the homecoming dance scheduled for tomorrow will be held as planned," Kranefeld wrote.
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Letter to The Aegis | November 7, 2013
Editor: I read your article on the small turn out specific to the Harford County Budget for the schools.  I feel compelled to respond. Many, if not most, families in Harford County work to support their families. Parents were notified by a phone blast after 5 p.m. Nothing has been sent home in writing. What is critical to take into consideration that the Harford County Public Schools set days and times for public feedback that are not practical for working parents. As concerned as I am about the budget and the financial burden it has placed on me as a parent, I CANNOT take time away from my work day to attend.
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Editorial from The Aegis | May 29, 2014
The newest of the magnet programs for advanced high school students in Harford County saw its first class of graduates earn their diplomas this spring. At North Harford High School, the 35 students enrolled in the Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences program were the first to complete four years of the academic concentration. The magnet programs, since the first one was organized in conjunction with a reconstruction project at Aberdeen High School more than a decade ago, have been much touted by successive administrations of Harford County Public Schools.
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EDITORIAL FROM THE AEGIS | May 15, 2014
There are always reasons for concern about Harford County Public Schools. Their absence from any or all of the lists of the best high schools is not one of them. Everyone from students and parents and teachers to taxpayers and politicians wants their schools to be the best. Just because Newsweek (available only online until recently) or U.S. News & World Report says it's so doesn't make it so. Nor, does it mean they aren't among the best just because they're missing from some list.
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May 5, 2014
The Board of Education of Harford County is seeking applications from interested county residents to fill one opening on the school system's Audit Committee. The purpose of the five-member committee is to assist the board in fulfilling its fiduciary oversight responsibilities. The committee serves as an independent body to monitor the school system's financial reporting processes and internal controls. The committee meets at least quarterly to review financial performance and may meet annually, in separate sessions, with management, the internal auditor and the external auditor.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | March 14, 2014
Church Creek Elementary School was evacuated briefly Friday morning while firefighters investigated a possible gas leak. Around 8 a.m., the school's chief custodian reported an odor of gas in the boiler room at the school at 4299 Church Creek Road, according to Lindsay Bilodeau, communications specialsit for Harford County Public Schools. Per the school system's normal procedures, the building was immediately evacuated and the fire department, BGE and school system facilities crews were notified to respond to the school, Bilodeau wrote in an email.  It was determined that a pilot light was out in one of the boilers.
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Letter to The Aegis | March 4, 2014
Editor: During County Executive Craig's final State of the County Address, he extolled the accomplishments of his administration. Most notable among these were many construction projects, including a new sheriff's office, emergency operations center, new schools, etc. Presumably, Mr. Craig believes that these edifices alone fulfill his commitment to public safety and education. While Mr. Craig's commitment to development and construction cannot be questioned, his commitment to both public safety and education are suspect.
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Editorial from The Aegis | February 27, 2014
Only time will tell if Barbara Canavan is up for the job of superintendent of Harford County Public Schools, and during her tenure as interim superintendent, she's managed to do a thing or two worthy of criticism. This, however, is not the time to focus on the negatives. Rather it is the time to offer congratulations to the new superintendent and wish her all the best in taking on one of the most important leadership roles our community. As superintendent, Canavan is responsible for setting the tone for how the school system runs.
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EDITORIAL FROM THE AEGIS | August 16, 2012
A circle with a diagonal line through it has become something of a universal symbol for being against whatever the circle is around and the line runs through. This had become a standard visual notation by the time the movie "Ghostbusters" hit theaters three decades ago. Strangely enough, the symbol that has denoted Harford County Public Schools since before that era unintentionally is a circle with a line through it over, of all things, an open book. Viewed from the perspective of a post-"Ghostbusters" generation, it does make a jarring first impression.
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Editorial from The Aegis | May 16, 2013
The selection of Barbara Canavan to be the interim superintendent of Harford County Public Schools was a very good choice. In some ways, it's perhaps a brilliant choice. Time, as it always does, will say for sure, but it certainly seems that Canavan is exactly the right person to lead Harford County Public Schools for the coming year, if not beyond. Canavan, who has worked in the county's public schools for 40 years, potentially could not only take good care of the public school system, but be more than just a caretaker.
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Editorial from The Aegis | February 20, 2014
After years of lumbering to Annapolis like a brain-starved zombie in search of a fight, the Harford County delegation to the Maryland General Assembly has begun to show signs not only of life, but also of civilized behavior. The occasion came this month, early enough in the 90-day session that, if the pulse can be sustained, it may be possible for the generally dysfunctional group to accomplish something meaningful. The impetus for the unusual behavior among our local legislators - behavior generally considered normal for the small-to-medium-sized delegations representing Maryland's counties - was the recent failure of Harford County Public Schools to send a representative to a state board of public works meeting.
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Letter to The Aegis | February 18, 2014
The following letter wes sent to Barbara P. Canavan, interim superintendentof Harford County Public Schools, and Nancy Reynolds, president of the county Board of Education. A copy was provided for publication. As a follow-up to our letter to you of February 6, the Harford County Delegation requests your presence at our next delegation meeting on Friday, February 21, 2014. The precise time is to be determined, but will be between 9 and 10:30 am. Our purpose is to have a better dialogue and to come to a better understanding of the circumstances which occurred in relation to the Board of Public Works appeal hearing on Feb. 5. We would also like to discuss issues concerning vocational training in the Harford County Public School system.
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