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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | October 14, 1996
Howard County's new elementary school in Ellicott City will be named Hollifield Station Elementary School -- and not Hollifield Elementary School -- the Howard school board decided last week.Worried that naming the school Hollifield Elementary left the impression it was being named after a person, board members decided to add "station" to the name for the school being built off Rogers Avenue.Hollifield Elementary was the name recommended to the Howard board by a committee of parents, school officials and community members.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2013
By the dozens, Hollifield Station Elementary students darted along a pair of 1/16th-mile ovals on the school's lower field, high-fiving teachers with each completed lap. Along the periphery stood parents and members of the school's PTA, all agreeing that this activity sure beat another gift-wrap sale or pizza party. Hollifield Station is the first in Howard County to employ a fundraising program called Boosterthon Fun Run, a fundraising tool for school-age children designed to "speed up" traditional walk-a-thons and add elements of character and leadership building.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | December 9, 1996
Some Ellicott City parents are concerned about how a preliminary boundary line proposal for the new Hollifield Station Elementary School would affect the racial and socioeconomic balance among elementary schools in the area.Hollifield Station, scheduled to open next fall, is being built off Rogers Avenue in Ellicott City.The parents question whether the boundary lines would create disparities in the percentages of minority and low-income students at Hollifield and two other area elementary schools.
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By JOHN-JOHN WILLIAMS IV | June 1, 2008
The staff at Centennial High School knew something was awry Tuesday when Principal Scott Pfeifer called an impromptu after-school meeting. "I've never had them get there so quickly," said Pfeifer. "They knew something was happening." Pfeifer told his staff that he was retiring from the Howard County school system after 34 years. "I think that they were shocked," said the Ellicott City resident. "I don't think anybody expected this." The staff gave him a standing ovation, Pfeifer said.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 10, 2003
SUSAN LaCount, a speech language pathologist at Hollifield Station Elementary School, has been at Fort Dix, N.J., since January, waiting to be deployed to the Middle East. LaCount, a major in the Maryland Army National Guard, will serve for up to two years. She has been a reservist for 20 years, but this is her first call to active duty, said her husband, Peter. He said she is attached to a medical logistics unit, which ensures medical supplies go to where they are needed. Susan LaCount leaves a lot behind.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 11, 2001
CHILDREN AT Hollifield Station Elementary School wrapped up a yearlong character education program last week with an assembly about democracy. Each month, the program focused on a different aspect of character education, using the letters in Hollifield as a guide. Last month, John R. O'Rourke, the county's superintendent of schools, talked with pupils about leadership. The program was organized by the school's Human Relations Committee, led by school psychologist Clyde Robinette, said Ann Burdette, a third-grade teacher and committee member.
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February 11, 2007
Hollifield Station Elementary School will hold registration for kindergarten and first grade for the 2007-2008 school year from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 5-9. Evening registration will be available until 7:30 p.m. March 6. Parents or legal guardians should take a copy of their lease or deed and a second proof of residency (an original utility, cable or water bill); birth certificate or passport; immunization records (unless they wish to apply for a religious exemption); a parent photo (driver's license, military identification or passport)
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 2, 2003
Hollifield Station Elementary School was in lockdown for about a half-hour yesterday after a staff member heard what was thought to be an air gun, but turned out to be a nail gun from a nearby construction site. About 3 p.m., a staff member took about 20 first-graders outside the school and heard what sounded like the crack of a BB gun or air gun, said Glenn Heisey, the school principal. The pupils were brought inside, and the school was placed in lockdown status. School officials contacted police, who discovered the sound came from a nail gun, Heisey said.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | March 26, 1997
The Howard County school board last night approved a redistricting plan that forces more than 1,350 elementary and middle school students to switch schools next fall.In the most controversial of its boundary line changes, the board chose McKenzie Road as the border between Waverly Elementary School and the new elementary in Ellicott City, saying it was willing to split up a neighborhood to avoid opening a new school with more students than its capacity."I can't in good conscience leave a facility 40 percent under capacity while another school is over capacity," said board member Stephen Bounds.
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By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | May 22, 2002
Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend stopped by Hollifield Station Elementary School yesterday and got a lesson in leadership from a group of pupils who have made a careful study of the concept. "You can't be a good leader and be boring," said 10-year-old Brandon Earle, who is in fifth grade. Later, Brandon confided to Townsend: "I thought you'd be boring, but when I heard you had four children, I was like, OK." Hollifield Station, in Ellicott City, has been named Maryland Character Education School of the Year for 2001-2002 by the Maryland Center for Character Education.
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May 27, 2007
In observance of National River Clean Up Week, Friends of the Patapsco Valley and Heritage Greenway will hold a stream cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Patapsco River, where a large amount of material has been washed down storm drains and near stream beds. Volunteers are needed. The group will meet off Oella Avenue, in the unpaved parking area across from the Trolley Stop Restaurant, just past the bridge over the Patapsco River than separates Baltimore County from Howard County.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,special to the sun | April 29, 2007
Seven-year-old Ava Dennis, a first-grader at Hollifield Station Elementary School, likes to jump-rope or climb on the playground equipment during recess. But sometimes all that exercise makes her stomach hurt. "We eat and then we run around, and we don't feel so good after that," she said. Her mother, Donna Dennis, a nutrition consultant, recommended a solution that Principal Glenn Heisey will implement at the Ellicott City school in August: Students will have recess first, then lunch.
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February 11, 2007
Hollifield Station Elementary School will hold registration for kindergarten and first grade for the 2007-2008 school year from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 5-9. Evening registration will be available until 7:30 p.m. March 6. Parents or legal guardians should take a copy of their lease or deed and a second proof of residency (an original utility, cable or water bill); birth certificate or passport; immunization records (unless they wish to apply for a religious exemption); a parent photo (driver's license, military identification or passport)
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,special to the sun | September 10, 2006
As fourth-grader Amanze Udeibiuwa waved a magic wand, Chris "Doc" Dixon promised to turn three scarves into an American flag. But Dixon, who was at Hollifield Station Elementary School on Friday morning to present a program called the Bully-Free Amazing Wonder Show, dropped the blue scarf. The flag that he created was only red and white. "A few times in this program, I will make a silly mistake," said Dixon, who does about 250 such shows a year. "I do it to make a point." In this case, the point was about including people.
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August 20, 2006
Ellicott City Inc. will present its 22nd Decorator Show House, "The Lawn" at Lawyers Hill, in Elkridge. The 19th-century home, once a summer country retreat, was the first house built in the historic district of Lawyers Hill. The Decorator Show House will display the work of more than 25 designers and landscapers, and will be filled with furniture and accessories available to purchase. The Decorator Show House also features a boutique, garden shop, antiques and catering by Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant in Ellicott City.
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July 30, 2006
Clark's Elioak Farm will celebrate the Enchanted Forest's 51st birthday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 12 to 13. The farm has adopted many of the features of the now-defunct amusement park - giant fairy tale figures of Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, Alice in Wonderland and recently, the newly renovated Old Woman's Shoe and Three Bears' House. Farm animals to pet, hayrides and pony rides will be available, as will face-painting by Laura Renee Davis of Nouveau Face Painting, CJ's Country Catering pit beef and vintage Enchanted Forest photos.
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By JOHN-JOHN WILLIAMS IV and JOHN-JOHN WILLIAMS IV,SUN REPORTER | January 22, 2006
Hollifield Station Elementary School parents and school system officials say quick thinking and rapid response thwarted a potentially dangerous situation when about 25 pupils were ordered off of a bus in the pouring rain shortly after a frustrated substitute driver got lost this month. The incident resulted in the driver losing his job and his employer - King Transportation of Baltimore - losing its contract with the county school system. "Whenever there are humans involved, humans make mistakes," said David C. Drown, director of pupil transportation for the school system.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,special to the sun | September 10, 2006
As fourth-grader Amanze Udeibiuwa waved a magic wand, Chris "Doc" Dixon promised to turn three scarves into an American flag. But Dixon, who was at Hollifield Station Elementary School on Friday morning to present a program called the Bully-Free Amazing Wonder Show, dropped the blue scarf. The flag that he created was only red and white. "A few times in this program, I will make a silly mistake," said Dixon, who does about 250 such shows a year. "I do it to make a point." In this case, the point was about including people.
NEWS
June 25, 2006
Alex and Austin Pearsall of Ilchester Elementary School were declared winners for selling the most tickets to the June 2 Orioles-Yankees game to raise money for the school. Together, they sold 118 tickets. Alex, 10, Austin, 7, and their family rode to the game in a limousine; the ride was part of the award for selling the most tickets. The Oriole Bird visited the school, and Austin helped him distribute prizes to top sellers in each grade. Alex and Austin also received a duffel bag filled with prizes -- hats, lunchboxes, balls and other items.
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By JOHN-JOHN WILLIAMS IV and JOHN-JOHN WILLIAMS IV,SUN REPORTER | January 22, 2006
Hollifield Station Elementary School parents and school system officials say quick thinking and rapid response thwarted a potentially dangerous situation when about 25 pupils were ordered off of a bus in the pouring rain shortly after a frustrated substitute driver got lost this month. The incident resulted in the driver losing his job and his employer - King Transportation of Baltimore - losing its contract with the county school system. "Whenever there are humans involved, humans make mistakes," said David C. Drown, director of pupil transportation for the school system.
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