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By KAREN NITKIN and KAREN NITKIN,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 14, 2006
The magnet that 10-year-old Nathan Rivera was creating featured a creature with large, mismatched googly eyes, a blue fuzzball of a head and an oversized mustache, made from a strip of blue felt. "I made Albert Einstein," Nathan said. "He's crazy about his new idea." Nathan was one of about 70 kids attending the Summer at the Hill camp put on by Murray Hill Middle School in Laurel. During the hourlong arts and crafts part of the day, he sat with several other pupils and made magnet creatures.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | October 30, 2011
St. Ignatius Loyola Academy, a Jesuit middle school for boys housed in a small space between the parish church and Center Stage on Calvert Street, will be moving to new digs in Federal Hill. The move won't happen until the summer of 2013, but school officials made a public announcement Sunday after securing a space in the former St. Mary Star of the Sea school building on the corner of East Gittings Street and Battery Avenue. "We are really excited. After 18 years in this building we will be moving," said John Ciccone, president of the academy.
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By John Rivera | December 6, 1991
All sixth-grade boys at Hampstead Hill Middle School -- more than 100 of them -- were suspended yesterday after a disruption that followed a fight between two of them.But the mass suspension ordered by an assistant principal was criticized last night by Dr. Walter G. Amprey, the Baltimore city school superintendent, who urged that all students return to school today.Dr. Amprey said the fight involved two sixth-grade boys, one of whom apparently had a knife but did not use it.The fight was broken up by the school staff, but the majority of the boys in the sixth grade were disruptive when they returned to classrooms, and that prompted the suspensions.
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By Liz Bowie and Arin Gencer | December 16, 2009
Six schools were named Maryland Blue Ribbon schools Tuesday, including Eastern Technology High in Baltimore County and Ellicott Mills Middle in Howard County. Each of the schools will be nominated to become national Blue Ribbon schools. In the past, most schools that have earned the state designation also have received the federal honor. "We're very pleased with the acknowledgment," said Tom Evans, principal of Eastern Tech. "We're very excited." This is the school's second Blue Ribbon recognition, Evans said.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | November 18, 1996
Sidestepping two controversies in the southeastern portion of Howard County, the school board has decided that its newest middle school will be named Murray Hill Middle School.The decision ends almost three months of discussion on what to name the school being built off Gorman Road near Murray Hill Road. A school system committee had recommended in August the name Fairview Middle School, like the house at Gorman and Murray Hill roads, where Kingdon Gould III lives.Some residents wanted the school named Rocky Gorge, the name they have recently adopted for the community.
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By Gelareh Asayesh | December 4, 1991
He was introduced simply as Pedro Lugo. At Hampstead Hill Middle School, everyone knows who Pedro Lugo is.Last May, three youngsters took Mr. Lugo's baseball bat from him as he walked across Patterson Park. They beat him with it and split his skull.One of those three was from Hampstead Hill Middle School. Witnesses said a crowd of other students watched. Expedito "Pedro" Lugo nearly died.Yesterday, a friend wheeled Mr. Lugo onto the scarred wooden stage at Hampstead Hill and the auditorium filled with applause from students.
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December 9, 1991
Baltimore city school Superintendent Walter G. Amprey took office pledging to move forward on reforms aimed at giving principals greater authority over the way their schools are run -- and making them more accountable for results.Now Amprey has faced an early test of that doctrine in the case of Hampstead Hill Middle School Principal Margaret Wicks, whose staff apparently lost control of the situation last Thursday when a fight between two boys set off a mini-riot that disrupted classes for several hours at the East Baltimore school.
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By Mark Bomster and Mark Bomster,Staff Writer | December 3, 1992
What's in a name?Plenty of bad memories, for students and staff at Hampstead Hill Middle School in the 100 block of S. Ellwood Ave. in East Baltimore.In the past year and a half, the school's image has been tarnished by a brutal beating in nearby Patterson Park, complaints from neighbors about rowdy students and the removal of two principals."When people hear the name 'Hampstead Hill,' they automatically associate that name with a bad school," concedes Kevin Harahan, interim principal. "No matter what we do here, it will always be that way."
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By Roger Twigg Gelareh Asayesh of The Sun's metropolitan staff contributed to this report. P | May 22, 1991
Two 15-year-old youths were charged as adults yesterday with attempted murder after a 24-year-old man was severely beaten last Friday with his own baseball bat as he was about to leave Patterson Park.State's Attorney Stuart O. Simms said the charges were filed against Keith M. Robinson of the 1000 block of North Collington Avenue and James I. Holley 3rd of the 2500 block of Ashland Avenue after a review of investigative accounts of the attack.In addition to attempted murder, both youths were charged with assault with intent to murder and assault, said Mr. Simms.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | March 1, 1998
The homemade explosive device found in a student's locker by the principal of a Montgomery County middle school was not intended to harm anyone in the building, authorities said yesterday.Instead, Rocky Hill Middle School in semirural Clarksburg was being used as a transfer point for the incendiary device, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services Capt. John Rooney said yesterday."Someone made it, and brought it to school to give to another kid," Rooney said. "The target was nobody in school."
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September 28, 2008
The Southeast Horizon Council will hold its sixth Family Health Expo from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Murray Hill Middle School. The event is designed to give residents and North Laurel and Savage access to Howard County's health and human services providers. Free blood pressure, bone density, dental, vision, hearing and breast health screenings will be offered. A representative from the Health Department will be available to provide Flu Mist to children, ages 2 to 18, who qualify.
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September 28, 2007
The Southeast Horizon Council and the Howard County Health Department will hold the fifth Family Health Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow at Murray Hill Middle School, 9989 Winter Sun Road, North Laurel. The event is designed to provide residents with access to Howard County's health and human service providers. Free blood pressure, dental, vision, hearing, HIV and breast health screenings are planned. A limited number of eyeglasses and hearing aids will be available. A Health Department representative will provide nasal flu vaccine to qualified children, ages 5 to 18. Health information Information will be available on health programs and local health and human service providers.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Sun reporter | August 17, 2007
Howard County officials say they are dismayed but determined to improve after learning that for the first time two county schools failed to meet federal test standards two years in a row. Murray Hill and Oakland Mills middle schools were included on a list of 176 poor-performing schools statewide. Any school failing to meet the standards for two consecutive years is classified as"needs improvement." If a school fails five years in a row, the state may take it over. School board Chairman Diane Mikulis said yesterday that the results point out that "middle school is one area where we need to focus more attention."
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By KAREN NITKIN and KAREN NITKIN,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 14, 2006
The magnet that 10-year-old Nathan Rivera was creating featured a creature with large, mismatched googly eyes, a blue fuzzball of a head and an oversized mustache, made from a strip of blue felt. "I made Albert Einstein," Nathan said. "He's crazy about his new idea." Nathan was one of about 70 kids attending the Summer at the Hill camp put on by Murray Hill Middle School in Laurel. During the hourlong arts and crafts part of the day, he sat with several other pupils and made magnet creatures.
BUSINESS
By Will Morton and Will Morton,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 17, 2005
Second of two partsAmong Baltimore's many transitional neighborhoods, one made it, one didn't, and one stands on the cusp. Canton blossomed after dying factories turned into expensive housing while the city restored the waterfront. Two miles north in Middle East, efforts to rejuvenate the neighborhood near the Johns Hopkins medical campus failed as residents fled the area, and much of the neighborhood faces the wrecking ball this year. Reservoir Hill could go either way. Fabulous architecture is drawing renovation-minded residents, despite the drugs and crime.
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March 19, 2004
Murray Hill Middle School and Southeast Horizon Council are presenting the second Fun, Food & Fitness Family Health Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 27 at the Laurel school. The organizers hope to make Howard County human services more accessible to Savage and North Laurel residents. Fifty-six health and human-service organizations will send representatives to the expo. Among them are Alianza de la Commidad, Conexiones, Domestic Violence Center, Earth Treks, Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland, Foreign-born Information and Referral Network, Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center, Howard County Health Department, Howard County Library, Howard County Department of Citizen Services' Office on Aging and the Sexual Trauma Treatment, Advocacy and Recovery Center Inc. Free blood pressure, dental, vision and breast health screenings will be offered.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | March 1, 1998
The homemade explosive device found in a student's locker by the principal of a Montgomery County middle school was not intended to harm anyone in the building, authorities said yesterday.Instead, Rocky Hill Middle School in semirural Clarksburg was being used as a transfer point for the incendiary device, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services Capt. John Rooney said yesterday."Someone made it, and brought it to school to give to another kid," Rooney said. "The target was nobody in school."
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By Gelareh Asayesh | September 11, 1991
Last spring, residents of the neighborhood surrounding Hampstead Hill Middle School, furious over the baseball-bat beating of Expedito "Pedro" Lugo, visited the school -- and found it horrible.There was paint peeling off the walls in sheets, an interior made dim by faulty light fixtures, bad plumbing and bad morale, recalls Ed Rutkowski, president of the Baltimore-Linwood Neighborhood Association. This was where the youngsters who had allegedly cheered on the beating -- one student stands accused of taking part in it -- spent their days.
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By Laura Dreibelbis and Laura Dreibelbis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 21, 2001
Youths used to dread staying after school, but at Murray Hill Middle School half the pupil population fills the building at the end of the day to have fun, hang with friends and get help with their studies. "There's girls here. I've met people here," joked Charles Bowman, 13. Charles is one of about 270 pupils attending After School at the Hill, which offers social, academic and athletic activities for children at the North Laurel school. "The main focus is to provide them that extra something," said program coordinator Tanya Holmes.
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By Lourdes Sullivan and Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 14, 1998
IT'S THAT time of year again when young scholars publicly complain -- and secretly rejoice -- about returning to school.The structure of school days, the opportunity to make new friends, learn new things and make mistakes away from the scrutiny of parents frightens and beckons.School lunches may be acceptable to some, although saying so is an unacceptable breach of the unspoken student code.Murray Hill Middle School will begin its second year this month.Returning staff and students are veterans, who will blend with the year's new crop of students.
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