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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2013
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is scheduled to visit Baltimore County in April to discuss gun control, county Superintendent Dallas Dance said Tuesday. Duncan plans to visit Loch Raven High School on April 10, Dance announced at a school board meeting in Towson. It would be Duncan's second visit to a county school. In August, he visited Perry Hall High School, where he addressed 800 English teachers, telling them he believes teacher pay should be raised and that schools must ensure children are exposed to music, art and other subjects in addition to reading and math.
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By Janene Holzberg | December 11, 2013
As Grace Lee Chou rang a brass school bell by hand in the hallways of Loch Raven High School on a recent Sunday afternoon, television sets in many area homes were tuned into the Ravens game and families were busy with typical weekend activities. But six first- and second-graders were soon hard at work in a classroom, repeating letters and consonant blends in unison as their teacher, Julie Liu, pointed to them one by one on a chalkboard. The children were competing to see who could recite the letters the loudest and who could get the most correct, a scene common in schools the world over.
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January 5, 2010
Baltimore County school officials have scheduled a forum at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Loch Raven High School to gather public input on attendance boundary lines for the new West Towson Elementary School. The school, set to open in August adjacent to Ridge Ruxton School on North Charles Street, will draw students from crowded elementaries in the Towson area. The West Towson Elementary School Boundary Study Committee, which has been meeting for the past three months, will review public comment before making its recommendation to the county Board of Education in March.
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October 28, 2013
Nine Baltimore County schools, including Towson High, Dulaney High, and Loch Raven High, sent marching bands to the county's 26th Annual Marching Band Showcase on Sunday at Johnny Unitas Stadium at Towson University. The event served as an opportunity for the county's various marching bands to gather at the same place and enjoy each other's routines in a non-competitive environment. While the bands typically perform as a complement to their football teams during halftime, the showcase was an opportunity for the bands to take center stage as the main attraction.
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June 9, 2013
I am one of those "excessed" teachers Yonni Raich wrote about in his recent commentary on Baltimore County teacher transfers ("Teacher transfers hurt Balto. Co.," June 4). Mr. Raich makes a compelling argument about the impact of teacher transfers on schools. First, the term "excess" has a distinctly negative connotation. No one wants to be told that the institution for which he or she has dedicated years now considers him or her excess baggage to be eliminated. I worked at Loch Raven High School for 17 years and initiated several school-wide programs, one of which helped garner an award for character education.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Sragow, The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2011
Richard Yeagley fueled his punchy new film, "The Tradesmen: Making an Art of Work," with a fierce hometown nostalgia. This first-time documentary maker grew up near Loch Raven High School — he's a 2002 graduate — and went to Stevenson University when it was still called Villa Julie College. Film degree in hand, he took off for Los Angeles, where he found ready employment; during one stint at Toyota, he helped craft the multi-DVD history of the car manufacturer's first half-century in America.
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By Janene Holzberg | December 11, 2013
As Grace Lee Chou rang a brass school bell by hand in the hallways of Loch Raven High School on a recent Sunday afternoon, television sets in many area homes were tuned into the Ravens game and families were busy with typical weekend activities. But six first- and second-graders were soon hard at work in a classroom, repeating letters and consonant blends in unison as their teacher, Julie Liu, pointed to them one by one on a chalkboard. The children were competing to see who could recite the letters the loudest and who could get the most correct, a scene common in schools the world over.
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By Pat van den Beemt | August 17, 2012
Another Baltimore County speed camera has been vandalized. County police received a phone call at 7:25 a.m. Aug. 17 to report that the newly installed camera on Cromwell Bridge Road near Loch Raven High School had been spray-painted, said police spokesperson Elise Armacost. The camera was not damaged. She said light red paint was used to spray expletives on the camera casing, and the lens was also painted. But the camera has been cleaned and is back in operation. "People need to remember that this is a crime," Armacost said.
NEWS
October 28, 2013
Nine Baltimore County schools, including Towson High, Dulaney High, and Loch Raven High, sent marching bands to the county's 26th Annual Marching Band Showcase on Sunday at Johnny Unitas Stadium at Towson University. The event served as an opportunity for the county's various marching bands to gather at the same place and enjoy each other's routines in a non-competitive environment. While the bands typically perform as a complement to their football teams during halftime, the showcase was an opportunity for the bands to take center stage as the main attraction.
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By Gina Davis and Gina Davis,SUN REPORTER | June 11, 2008
The Baltimore County school board voted unanimously last night to rescind its approval of a proposed 400-seat addition at Loch Raven High School. The board approved the addition during a meeting in February, after County Executive James T. Smith Jr. included the addition among construction projects for the coming year. Smith has supported additions as an economically feasible solution for crowding. But last night, board members said that supporting a Loch Raven addition was a mistake.
NEWS
June 9, 2013
I am one of those "excessed" teachers Yonni Raich wrote about in his recent commentary on Baltimore County teacher transfers ("Teacher transfers hurt Balto. Co.," June 4). Mr. Raich makes a compelling argument about the impact of teacher transfers on schools. First, the term "excess" has a distinctly negative connotation. No one wants to be told that the institution for which he or she has dedicated years now considers him or her excess baggage to be eliminated. I worked at Loch Raven High School for 17 years and initiated several school-wide programs, one of which helped garner an award for character education.
NEWS
By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2013
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is scheduled to visit Baltimore County in April to discuss gun control, county Superintendent Dallas Dance said Tuesday. Duncan plans to visit Loch Raven High School on April 10, Dance announced at a school board meeting in Towson. It would be Duncan's second visit to a county school. In August, he visited Perry Hall High School, where he addressed 800 English teachers, telling them he believes teacher pay should be raised and that schools must ensure children are exposed to music, art and other subjects in addition to reading and math.
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By Pat van den Beemt | August 17, 2012
Another Baltimore County speed camera has been vandalized. County police received a phone call at 7:25 a.m. Aug. 17 to report that the newly installed camera on Cromwell Bridge Road near Loch Raven High School had been spray-painted, said police spokesperson Elise Armacost. The camera was not damaged. She said light red paint was used to spray expletives on the camera casing, and the lens was also painted. But the camera has been cleaned and is back in operation. "People need to remember that this is a crime," Armacost said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Sragow, The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2011
Richard Yeagley fueled his punchy new film, "The Tradesmen: Making an Art of Work," with a fierce hometown nostalgia. This first-time documentary maker grew up near Loch Raven High School — he's a 2002 graduate — and went to Stevenson University when it was still called Villa Julie College. Film degree in hand, he took off for Los Angeles, where he found ready employment; during one stint at Toyota, he helped craft the multi-DVD history of the car manufacturer's first half-century in America.
NEWS
January 5, 2010
Baltimore County school officials have scheduled a forum at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Loch Raven High School to gather public input on attendance boundary lines for the new West Towson Elementary School. The school, set to open in August adjacent to Ridge Ruxton School on North Charles Street, will draw students from crowded elementaries in the Towson area. The West Towson Elementary School Boundary Study Committee, which has been meeting for the past three months, will review public comment before making its recommendation to the county Board of Education in March.
NEWS
By Gina Davis and Gina Davis,SUN REPORTER | June 11, 2008
The Baltimore County school board voted unanimously last night to rescind its approval of a proposed 400-seat addition at Loch Raven High School. The board approved the addition during a meeting in February, after County Executive James T. Smith Jr. included the addition among construction projects for the coming year. Smith has supported additions as an economically feasible solution for crowding. But last night, board members said that supporting a Loch Raven addition was a mistake.
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By Sara Neufeld and Sara Neufeld,SUN STAFF | May 5, 2005
The sight of bare walls in her classroom was too excruciating for Denise Webster. So the art department chairwoman at Loch Raven High School posted photocopy after photocopy of a painting that reflects how she and her students felt when they first saw those walls without their artwork. Called The Scream and painted by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, it shows a man holding his hands to his face in anguish. The source of their frustration: a flood that cascaded through the school late last month, resulting in the loss of hundreds of pieces of student artwork.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | October 2, 1997
Mary Shaver doesn't just see Susan Falcone as her high school teacher. She considers Falcone to be the inspiration for a career."Ms. Falcone has gotten me excited about working with children," said Mary, 16, a Loch Raven High School senior who wants to become a special education teacher. "She pushes us hard, but she gets you to want to do the work."That's the kind of reaction sought by Falcone, a Loch Raven family studies teacher who this week was one of four Maryland teachers to win a 1997-1998 Milken Family Foundation Educator Award -- and a $25,000 no-strings-attached prize.
NEWS
By Sara Neufeld and Sara Neufeld,SUN STAFF | May 5, 2005
The sight of bare walls in her classroom was too excruciating for Denise Webster. So the art department chairwoman at Loch Raven High School posted photocopy after photocopy of a painting that reflects how she and her students felt when they first saw those walls without their artwork. Called The Scream and painted by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, it shows a man holding his hands to his face in anguish. The source of their frustration: a flood that cascaded through the school late last month, resulting in the loss of hundreds of pieces of student artwork.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | October 2, 1997
Mary Shaver doesn't just see Susan Falcone as her high school teacher. She considers Falcone to be the inspiration for a career."Ms. Falcone has gotten me excited about working with children," said Mary, 16, a Loch Raven High School senior who wants to become a special education teacher. "She pushes us hard, but she gets you to want to do the work."That's the kind of reaction sought by Falcone, a Loch Raven family studies teacher who this week was one of four Maryland teachers to win a 1997-1998 Milken Family Foundation Educator Award -- and a $25,000 no-strings-attached prize.
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