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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Staff Writer | March 16, 1994
At first, the Linton Springs Civic Association based its opposition to the Belt Farm development on traffic problems it expected from the addition of 100 more houses to the only egress to Route 26.Now that the Carroll County Planning Commission is considering the developer's request to double the number of new homes at Belt Farm, association members say their concern has turned to fear."
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April 22, 2013
Earth Day will be a big event at Linton Springs Elementary School. In fact, the school's Earth Day activities will actually span three days: April 22, 24 and 25. The theme will be monarch butterflies. Kindergartners at Linton Springs will make stained-glass butterflies and learn about the life cycle stages of butterflies. First- and second-graders will build a butterfly feeder, and they'll plant and mulch the garden beds. Third-graders will also make a butterfly feeder and weed invasive plants from stream site and surrounding areas on the school grounds.
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By Mike Burns | June 9, 1996
FEW THINGS CAN turn you off as quickly as an old-timer's reminiscences of how long he walked to school and under what extremes of weather.These time-fogged schoolboy recollections may not be entirely accurate. And they may seem irrelevant to today's conditions.But it's also true that a lot of adults are likely to ignore, or readily dismiss, the conditions under which young children still walk to school today.Despite appearances to the contrary, all the kids don't ride the yellow bus or the family car to school.
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By Bob Allen | April 22, 2013
It was Dirty Finger Club Day at Linton Springs Elementary School, near Eldersburg. Out in the vegetable garden - one of a dozen "outdoor classrooms" in the meadows, wetlands and woodlands of school's spacious grounds - Anna Letaw, a volunteer who has been the dynamo behind Linton Springs' Environmental Education Program, was giving a kindergarten class a primer on gardening. "Oh, look what I found!" Letaw called out as she knelt. "An earthworm .... Can anybody tell me what earthworms do?"
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By Debra Taylor Young and Debra Taylor Young,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 23, 2001
FOURTH-GRADERS at Linton Springs Elementary School got a feel for what it was like to be a child during Colonial times in Maryland. On Friday, pupils and their teachers dressed in Colonial garb, with boys in rolled-up pants and vests, and girls in cotton dresses with aprons and bonnets. Pam Sherfey, a fourth-grade teacher, said the day provided a hands-on history lesson. Teachers Sarah Martin, Stacey Phillips, Greta Gilmore and Stephen Speck also participated. Each teacher took on a different responsibility in his or her classroom, and pupils rotated among rooms throughout the day. Ruppert discussed items Colonists used for writing, noting that these items were valuable and difficult to obtain.
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October 14, 2001
Linton Springs Elementary School's economics program has been awarded a National Council for the Social Studies Programs of Excellence Award. Three third-grade teachers who initiated the program will receive the award next month at the council's national conference in Washington. They also will give a presentation about the program. Betty Bloomfield, Peggy McCullin and Judy Southworth began Linton Springs' program three years ago in an effort to make economic concepts more real to their pupils.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | January 29, 1999
Carroll County school officials have determined that an improper state inspection in September and the lack of an insurance company inspection are to blame for safety violations in a water heating system at Linton Springs Elementary School.A misunderstanding of the inspection process by Carroll school officials contributed to the problem at the Eldersburg school that opened in August, said Kathleen Sanner, director of support services for Carroll schools.Minor boiler code violations were found at nine other county schools that had been identified as having safety concerns, but Sanner said that no serious problems were uncovered by school system or insurance company inspectors.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | January 19, 1999
As parents raised concerns about how the flawed water-heating system at Linton Springs Elementary passed inspection in the fall, school officials said they have begun a thorough review of design and construction of the new school."
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By Brenda J. Buote and Jackie Powder and Brenda J. Buote and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | January 20, 1999
Serious problems with the water-heating system at Linton Springs Elementary may have been caused by an error in the construction plans prepared by a Frederick contractor, school officials said yesterday."
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Donna R. Engle contributed to this article | August 25, 1998
The main attraction at the new Linton Springs Elementary School in Sykesville yesterday wasn't the middle-school-size gym or the state-of-the-art media center.The buzz was about the bright blue lockers.As schools in Carroll County opened for more than 26,000 students yesterday, Maria Griffith's second-grade class at Linton Springs sat in a hallway, mouths open, heads tilted up. They hung on Griffith's every word, as she gave instructions on how to use a locker."You will see that we have hooks, so if you have an umbrella, book bag or coat you don't have to put everything on one hook," Griffith said.
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By Katie V. Jones | October 2, 2012
Baltimore Ravens player Torrey Smith couldn't stop smiling when he entered Linton Springs Elementary School's gymnasium on Tuesday, Oct. 2. Greeted with thundering cheers from a sea of purple, the wide receiver was there to kick off the school's Project ACES (Active Children Excel in School) initiative - a program partnered with the NFL's Play 60 Challenge - to fight childhood obesity with 60 minutes of daily exercise and healthy eating. "All that purple is nice," Smith said, greeting the crowd.
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June 15, 2012
Anna Letaw, a parent volunteer at Linton Springs Elementary School, in Sykesville, was recently named as one of five finalists in the statewide Maryland Parent Involvement Awards program. Letaw volunteers as an advocate for outdoor learning at Linton Springs. She spearheads the school's Green Team after school club, which was established three years ago. Through the club, students work on habitat reclamation, invasive weed eradication, public awareness campaigns, native plantings, Earth Day activities and many other ways to improve the water quality of the school and reduce its carbon footprint.
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By Arin Gencer and Arin Gencer,Sun Reporter | July 8, 2007
School may be out for students, but for administrators, it remains in session. As they look to the next school year, a number of principals are preparing to take over new assignments this fall. The changes include: Theresa Ball, from Hampstead to Carrolltowne Elementary Deborah Bunker, from Linton Springs to Mount Airy Elementary Karen Covino, from assistant principal at Winfield Elementary to principal at Piney Ridge Michael Eisenklam, from assistant principal at Cranberry Station Elementary to principal at Eldersburg Robert Mitchell, from Manchester to Ebb Valley Elementary Jacalyn Powell, from Eldersburg to Hampstead Martin Tierney, from Carrolltowne to Manchester Vicki Winner, from assistant principal at Manchester to principal at Linton Springs "We always have some vacancies, and have to fill those vacancies in one way or another," said Jimmie Saylor, director of human resources for Carroll County Public Schools.
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By Arin Gencer and Arin Gencer,Sun Reporter | June 3, 2007
At Linton Springs Elementary School, students rolled out the red carpet for a bunch of storybook characters. Snow White and Cinderella, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood and, of course, her grandmother, made appearances, smiling and camera-ready. The fairy-tale legends arrived at the 2007 Granny Awards - named for the Little Red Riding Hood character impersonated by the infamous Wolf - to sing, dance, and, of course, take home one of those coveted gold statues. The ceremony, presented by the South Carroll school's fourth- and fifth-grade chorus Wednesday, served as their spring music program.
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By Gina Davis and Gina Davis,SUN STAFF | May 1, 2005
Walk into Pam Sherfey's fourth-grade science class at Linton Springs Elementary in Sykesville and close your eyes. With the sounds of chirping crickets and a bubbling pond filling the background, for just a moment you begin to imagine yourself on a nature trail. Opening your eyes reveals a classroom filled with nuggets from nature. From the posters of silkworm moths, ants and beetles plastered across the walls to aquariums housing environmental habitats to the bucket brimming with tadpoles sitting just inside the entrance, Sherfey's pupils have a world of science at their fingertips.
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By Rebecca Boreczky and Rebecca Boreczky,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 28, 2003
In response to the demand for suburban communities during the late 1970s, Carroll County began expanding its development plans away from the town limits of Sykesville. One of the first areas that county officials identified was undeveloped farmland west of Route 32 and north of Route 26, and the Linton Springs community was built. It was named for a small creek that runs through the area. There have been three phases of development during the past 25 years in Linton Springs. The community has grown to include an area of 15 streets.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | January 17, 1999
Serious flaws were found in the hot-water heating system last week at the newly opened Linton Springs Elementary School in Eldersburg, school officials said.An interim hot-water system has been installed, and school officials said there is no danger to students.Despite the safety violations, the flawed system had passed state inspection before the opening of the $8 million school in August, school officials said. A similar problem at a Baltimore elementary school in 1996 resulted in an accident that severely burned a first-grader.
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May 9, 1996
WHILE CARROLL OFFICIALS grumble about whether the county got its proper share of state school money in the latest round of awards this month, plans for building the county's largest elementary school are hung up on where to place the entrance.The only state Board of Public Works allocation for Carroll in the recent supplemental round of awards was $2 million to start on Linton Springs Elementary near Eldersburg. That's the county's top priority school project, in the fast-growing Liberty Road corridor.
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December 1, 2002
The Carroll County Health Department sponsored its fourth annual Project ACES program in October for children in the county's elementary schools. ACES (Active Children Excel in School) is a physical activity challenge aimed at improving health and fitness by increasing daily physical activity. Pupils kept track of their physical activity for a two-week period. The goal was to exercise for 30 minutes or more each day. Activities that met the requirements included walking, playing, riding bicycles, dancing, participating in sports, or doing yardwork or housework.
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December 1, 2002
After-school activities an initiative by PTA If Jennifer McMenamin had thoroughly researched her recent article about after-school activities at Linton Springs Elementary ("Parents fill gap as work-to-rule effort continues," Nov. 24), she would have discovered that the Linton Springs PTA launched its program of after-school activities for the first time this year. Beginning this September, the PTA sponsored three after-school clubs, two led by parents (track and chess), the third by a commercial vendor (drama)
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