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June 10, 1991
Hermione Elaine Wharton, a lifelong resident of Baltimore who was principal of four city public schools, died in her sleep Friday at Keswick. She was 91.Services for Miss Wharton, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Katherine's Episcopal Church, Presstman and Division streets.Miss Wharton taught English and other subjects in Baltimore's schools for more than 25 years before becoming an administrator.At her retirement in 1963, she said that her "happiest days were in the classroom with the children.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | April 2, 2009
Sylvan A. Dogoloff, a retired Baltimore public school teacher and administrator, died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at his Upper Park Heights home. He was 90. Mr. Dogoloff was born in Kiev, Russia, immigrated to Baltimore with his family in 1921 and settled in the old Jewish neighborhood near the historic Lloyd Street Synagogue in East Baltimore. Growing up, he worked in Dogoloff's Grocery, his parents' Reisterstown Road store. He was a 1936 graduate of City College and earned a bachelor's degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1940.
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May 7, 1992
Virginia A. Manning, a retired Baltimore educator, died Saturday after a heart attack at the home of her daughter in South Plainfield, N.J., where she had lived for about a year. She was 84.A requiem Mass for Mrs. Manning was being offered today at St. James Episcopal Church, Lafayette and Arlington avenues.She retired in 1971 as head of special education at Woodbourne Junior High School. She taught there and at the old Alicia Crossland Junior High School for about 15 years.The former Virginia Ashby was born in Accomac, Va., and grew up in Baltimore.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | October 5, 2008
Dr. Charles Henry Bowers, whose career as a Baltimore educator spanned nearly four decades, died Tuesday in his sleep at his Govans home. He was 83. Born in Baltimore and raised on Fulton Avenue, Dr. Bowers was a 1943 graduate of Dunbar High School. His college studies at what is now Morgan State University were interrupted when he enlisted in the Navy during World War II. "He was among the first group of African-Americans trained as machinist mates who reached the rank of machinist mate third class," said his son, Bernard A. Bowers of Pikesville, who is director of diversity at Loyola High School.
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By Melody Simmons and Melody Simmons,Sun Staff Writer | March 24, 1994
A city school committee is recommending that School No. 236 -- Hamilton Elementary and Middle School -- be permanently closed -- instead of renovated for $4.1 million, as had been planned.Under the recommendation, the school's 600 students would be transferred to the 23-year-old Northern Parkway Junior High School building in the 2500 block of E. Northern Parkway this fall.The committee, the School Improvement Team, voted 15-to-1 to recommend that the 69-year-old, brick building in the 6100 block of Old Harford Road be closed.
NEWS
April 22, 1992
Richard I. Doak, who began teaching history in the early 1950s at Baltimore's Gwynns Falls Junior High School and retired 10 years ago as director of student placement in the city school system, died Friday of leukemia at Johns Hopkins Hospital.A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Doak, who was 71 and lived in Madonna, was being offered today at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Pylesville.In the 1970s, he was principal of Northern High School and in the 1960s he was principal of Hamilton Junior High School.
NEWS
June 10, 1991
Services for Hermione Elaine Wharton, a lifelong resident of Baltimore who served as principal at four city public schools, will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Katherine's Episcopal Church, Presstman and Division streets.Miss Wharton, who was 91, died in her sleep Friday at Keswick.Miss Wharton taught English and other subjects in Baltimore's schools for more than 25 years before becoming an administrator.At her retirement in 1963, she said that her "happiest days were in the classroom with the children.
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By Gregory Kane and Gregory Kane,SUN STAFF | June 30, 2003
Ian Cohen was in his office the other day dressed in a shirt open at the collar and with no tie. It was not his typical Polytechnic Institute attire, nor should it have been. Cohen's office showed all the signs of a man packing his things and moving on. Today, Cohen will retire after nine years as principal of the school its devotees and alumni consider the best in the city. "It kind of makes me sad," said assistant principal Samuel Brown, who has been at the school since 1967 and has served under nine principals.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 13, 1997
NEW YORK -- Frustrated with the pace of change at two New York City junior high schools, state and city school officials said yesterday that they would clean house at the troubled schools later this month, restocking the buildings with new students, administrators and teachers.The moves at the schools, announced in Albany by state Education Commissioner Richard Mills, represent the most radical attempt to shore up failing schools in the city since the state began keeping a ledger of poor schools in 1989.
NEWS
April 15, 2006
Peggy C. Golden, an educator for more than three decades who taught in the Baltimore City and county public school systems before joining the Loyola College faculty, died of cancer April 8 at her Ellicott City home. She was 65. Born Peggy Marie Cornish in Cambridge, she graduated from Mace's Lane High School. She was an honor student and had perfect attendance for 12 years in Cambridge schools, family members said. She earned a bachelor's degree from Morgan State University and a master's degree from Loyola College.
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By Roberto Loiederman | June 9, 2008
The e-mail was short and to the point: Several members of my 1952-1954 class at Garrison Junior High in Northwest Baltimore - Class 215 - were organizing a reunion. The e-mail asked if I would be willing to come from California, where I live. The inducement was that our much-admired homeroom and English teacher, Milton "Manny" Velder, now 80, would be the honored guest. I had no doubt it would be wonderful to spend time with Mr. Velder again, as well as all these classmates, most of whom I hadn't seen in more than 50 years.
NEWS
April 15, 2006
Peggy C. Golden, an educator for more than three decades who taught in the Baltimore City and county public school systems before joining the Loyola College faculty, died of cancer April 8 at her Ellicott City home. She was 65. Born Peggy Marie Cornish in Cambridge, she graduated from Mace's Lane High School. She was an honor student and had perfect attendance for 12 years in Cambridge schools, family members said. She earned a bachelor's degree from Morgan State University and a master's degree from Loyola College.
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By Gregory Kane | May 30, 2005
WHEN SAM Brown walked into Baltimore Polytechnic Institute that September day in 1967, it all seemed quite appropriate. Brown, who had wanted to be a math teacher since he was in junior high school, was starting his first teaching job. Poly was in its first year at a new location, having moved to its current Falls Road site from the school's decades-long digs at North Avenue and Calvert Street. Brown has been at the same place ever since. For the past 38 years, he has taught math, acted as adviser to clubs, served as chairman of the math department, been a vice principal, been instrumental in getting the school's first black principal hired and developed the calculus course every Poly student must take before he or she graduates.
SPORTS
By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,SUN STAFF | April 15, 2005
Megan Bosica grew up in the perfect environment for a lacrosse player. Living close to Mount Hebron High School, just about every child learned the game early on. "Growing up in this neighborhood, it was kind of like a no-brainer. It was like a tradition. The kids just gravitated toward lacrosse," said Buzz Bosica, who set up a lacrosse goal in the back yard for Megan and her older siblings, Michael and Maria. When his daughters were little, Buzz Bosica took them to watch a who's who of Mount Hebron stars from Cathy Nelson to Lauren Kickham to Kristen Waagbo.
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By Dr. Keiffer J. Mitchell | September 21, 2004
AT A FORUM in Baltimore marking the 40th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, some participants questioned the effectiveness of that law and other landmarks of civil rights. They noted the sad conditions in which many African-Americans live, the well-documented and persistent disparities in health, employment, educational attainment and mortality. And they asked why more hasn't been done to remediate the civil wrongs against African-Americans that have endured in our society. While they correctly conclude that the giant steps forward in civil rights fell short of fixing all wrongs, I would caution anyone who overlooks or disparages their value.
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | May 11, 2004
JUNE 1960: In the final edition of the Garrison Junior High School newspaper, The Ranger, there are photographs of each of the 14 senior class homerooms. That's me in the last row of Class 9-7, standing behind Danny Bentzen, Michele Winder and Joe Guilford. I'm the one wearing a teen-ager's crewcut and a smile like a crooked laundry line. The newspaper is now beginning to fade and crumble, not unlike the generation it pictures. I've kept it for these last 44 years, strictly for sentimental reasons.
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By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | August 21, 1998
Edward L. Goldsmith, an educator in Baltimore City schools for 40 years and the first principal at Northwestern High School, died Monday of a heart attack at his Mount Washington home, where he had lived since 1950.Dr. Goldsmith, 81, was known as a gentle but stern educator during a career in which he worked at four schools and in the school system's curriculum development office."He was a good teacher because of his interest in youths and the knowledge that their education was the stepping stones to the future," said his daughter, Anne Sterlock of Perry Hall.
NEWS
February 27, 1992
D. J. Camper Jr., gymnastics coach for city schoolsServices for Douglass James Camper Jr., retired chairman of the athletic department at Baltimore's Garrison Junior High School and a coach who specialized in gymnastics, will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Liberty Heights and Wabash avenues.Mr. Camper, 65, died Sunday of cancer at the Veterans Hospital on Loch Raven Boulevard.The Powhatan Avenue resident retired in 1988 after 32 years at Garrison, Pimlico Junior High School and Lemmel Junior High School.
SPORTS
By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF | September 23, 2003
Will Thomas, an All-Metro center/forward who led Mount St. Joseph to its first Baltimore Catholic League regular-season and tournament basketball titles in the league's 32 years of existence, has orally committed to play at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. As a 6-foot-7 junior last season, Thomas averaged 16.9 points, 10.1 rebounds and 3.2 blocks for the No. 3 Gaels (29-5) and was named both the BCL Player of the Year and the tournament Most Valuable Player, becoming the first underclassman to win both since St. Frances' Mark Karcher in 1996.
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By Gregory Kane and Gregory Kane,SUN STAFF | June 30, 2003
Ian Cohen was in his office the other day dressed in a shirt open at the collar and with no tie. It was not his typical Polytechnic Institute attire, nor should it have been. Cohen's office showed all the signs of a man packing his things and moving on. Today, Cohen will retire after nine years as principal of the school its devotees and alumni consider the best in the city. "It kind of makes me sad," said assistant principal Samuel Brown, who has been at the school since 1967 and has served under nine principals.
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