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By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,SUN STAFF | May 5, 1997
Garrison Forest School in Owings Mills has broken ground for a $2.5 million lower school renovation and addition, paid for largely by one donor and dedicated to the headmaster's son, who drowned last year.The project will allow the all-girls school to increase its enrollment by about 50 percent in first through fifth grades, while continuing to keep classes small, said G. Peter O'Neill Jr., the school's head. When completed by September 1998, the lower school will have two classrooms per grade, rather than one as it has now, new science facilities and more space for special classes, such as art and music.
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By Marianne Amoss, Special to The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2013
Talk to faculty and staff about McDonogh School, and sooner or later you'll hear one word: joy.  “When we say in our mission we are a place of joy, we mean it,” said Merritt Livermore, associate dean of the middle school. “I feel blessed that I get to work with the amazing people that I work with. It's not just my colleagues and the staff and faculty. It's the parents and the kids. That combination makes this a very happy place.” McDonogh is a private, coeducational K-12 school located on a rolling 800-acre campus in Owings Mills.
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By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,SUN STAFF | November 13, 1996
Responding to the increased demand for private school education, Garrison Forest School is planning an addition to its lower school that will let it increase enrollment while maintaining small classes.Using a $1 million gift from an unidentified donor, the 547-student Owings Mills girls' school will double the number of classrooms for first through fifth grades by 1998 and add about 50 percent more students overall.The donor also has committed another $500,000 to be used as incentive money to encourage other gifts, said Peter O'Neill, the headmaster, who announced the school's latest expansion plans during an open house last weekend.
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January 17, 2013
Twenty-two outstanding educators from area schools were honored at a dinner Jan. 10 by the Chesapeake Gateway Chamber of Commerce, which honors teachers as part of their annual awards and installation dinner,. Superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools Dallas Dance was on hand to honor the Baltimore County Public School educators Teachers from Carney Elementary, to Kenwood High School, to the Community College of Baltimore County were selected on the basis of having five or more years of service in education, classroom leadership, involvement in extra-curricular activities, respect from colleagues and service as positive role model for students.
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By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,SUN STAFF | October 5, 1998
The fish pond is pretty popular. There's also a library with a view of the lacrosse field, and wooden benches on narrow porches, reminiscent of seaside resorts of old.But it's the air conditioning that has positively charmed the Gilman boys during the unseasonably warm first month in their new lower school building on the North Baltimore campus."
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April 2, 1999
Friends School has named new heads of its lower and upper schools, to replace one retiring administrator and another who left the Charles Street school last summer.Janice S. Morrison, chairwoman of the science department at Park School in Brooklandville, will become the new lower school head, replacing Diana R. McGraw, who is retiring after 31 years at Friends.Peter Vermilye, lower school head at Westtown School in West Chester, Pa., has been named upper school head. He is replacing Clint Wilkins, who resigned from Friends in June to become head of a new school in California.
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By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,SUN STAFF | November 22, 1996
Gilman School will build a $4.5 million lower school to replace its lower school, which was constructed in 1922 as the second building on the Roland Avenue campus, its headmaster said yesterday.Although the nearly 40,000-square-foot structure will provide an additional homeroom for each grade, the school will not increase its enrollment, but rather reduce class sizes in the early grades -- from about 25 to about 17 students per homeroom.The building is expected to open in September 1998 and will be named for Gilman's legendary leader, Henry H. Callard, who was a teacher there during the 1920s and headmaster from 1943 to 1963.
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October 30, 1990
A new building at the private St. Paul's School to take the place of one destroyed by fire earlier this year is expected to open with a dedication ceremony Nov. 26.An electrical fire caused $1 million damage to St. Paul's lower school, built in 1910 in Brooklandville in Baltimore County. No one was injured in the Jan. 30 blaze, which began in an attic before the start of the school day.Since the fire, about 300 pre-kindergarteners through fourth-graders have been moved into a dozen trailers on the campus.
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By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,SUN STAFF | May 3, 1996
The Bryn Mawr School will break ground tomorrow for a 1,500-square-foot science center for its elementary students.With glass on three sides and a deck for outdoor classes, the free-standing center will be adjacent to the Lower School buildings and will extend into the woods at the south end of the Melrose Avenue campus -- "a natural place to teach science," said Peggy Bessent, director of the Lower School.The center will be one large room with lab tables, computers and a greenhouse window among its features.
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January 8, 1992
After nearly 80 years in Ruxton, from which it educated generations of area children, Ruxton Country School has announced plans to relocate and develop a site in Owings Mills, according to David Moore, chairman of the Board of Trustees.The school's new location will be at 11202 Garrison Forest Road in Owings Mills, 12 miles from the lower school's current location at 1402 Berwick Road and less than four miles from the Beltway. The relocation and development schedule calls for the new school to be opened by the fall of this year.
NEWS
April 30, 2012
The State Board of Education was right to reject Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold's attempt to evade the spirit of a law that prevents local jurisdictions from slacking off in their support for public schools. Protest though he might that he had done nothing wrong, Mr. Leopold's budget for the current fiscal year provided less money to support classroom education than in the year before, and had his effort been allowed to stand, that difference - amounting to about $12 million a year - would have been cemented into perpetuity.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | November 16, 2011
Alexander Hamilton "Ham" Bishop III, a respected headmaster who led five independent schools during his lengthy career in education, died of kidney failure complications Saturday at Manor Care Health Services Dulaney. He was 85 and lived in North Baltimore. Educational colleagues said he was often sought out as a school administrator. In 1994, he was the first head of the Odyssey School, founded by parents of dyslexic children. "He gave the new school instant credibility," said Marty Sweeney, Odyssey's head.
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By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2011
Sam Cameron says high school classmates used to give her "funny looks" when she told them she planned to go to a local community college after graduation instead of some prestigious four-year institution. But the 19-year-old, now in her second year at Montgomery College, says she chose the Rockville school because it offered a strong honors program with small classes — and a full scholarship. "It's a very good school," says Cameron, who lives at home with her parents in Ashton.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2011
Shortly after Norbel School in Elkridge closed in June, citing financial difficulties, many of the school's teachers, faculty and parents banded together to come up with a new school that, like Norbel, would serve children with learning disabilities. They secured the property of the former Ascension School in Halethorpe and chose to rent the facility. They formed a board of trustees, a staff and faculty, many of whom have ties to the former school. Everything was being put in place to launch the new school before Labor Day, just like other schools in the state.
NEWS
August 27, 2008
On the opening day of school in Baltimore this week, Anthony Geraci, the new head of food services for the city schools, watched with delight as a first-grader at Calvin Rodwell Elementary School bit into a fresh peach from a Maryland farm. "There was peach juice dribbling down his chin and this big smile on his face," Mr. Geraci said. "It was the first time he ever tasted a peach that wasn't from a can." With food prices rising nationally, school districts across the country are charging more for school lunches to keep up with costs.
NEWS
February 6, 2008
Sheppard Pratt to buy campus in Glyndon for school site Sheppard Pratt Health System will buy the 44-acre Glyndon campus of Beth Tfiloh Congregation's lower school and preschool, as part of a $17 million deal announced yesterday. Sheppard Pratt intends to locate one of its Forbush Schools, which provide special education and therapeutic services for children, at the site. Beth Tfiloh, which opened its preschool and lower school in 2003, will continue to operate at the Glyndon campus through the 2008-2009 school year, according a statement by the institutions.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,Special to The Sun | September 10, 2006
When former Prince George's County educators Anne Chambers and Rebecca Randolph opened Indian Creek School in 1973, it had 33 pupils in kindergarten through second grade sharing about 5,000 square feet of space. How times have changed. Today, the school will celebrate the opening of the $17 million Upper School at the end of Anne Chambers Way in Crownsville. Its 96,000-square-feet space, including an auditorium, science labs and gym - will accommodate up to 380 students in grades eight through 12. "I didn't think we'd ever have an upper school," said Chambers, who is now head of school.
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By Danny Jacobs and Danny Jacobs,SUN STAFF | June 21, 2005
On a stifling hot afternoon, Carolyn Van Newkirk puts on a visor - yellow, with little wooden airplanes glued to its wide brim - and rises on her tiptoes to wax her airplane. The grandmother, school principal and licensed pilot wants the Cessna 182P Skylane to be in top condition - for good reason. Starting today, she's competing in what is billed as the only all-female transcontinental air race in the United States. When Van Newkirk, longtime principal of the Lower School at Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School in Baltimore County, takes off from West Lafayette, Ind., it will mark her 13th appearance in the Air Race Classic.
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