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May 4, 1995
If the United States military truly is downsizing, why does the Department of Defense keep building base housing?This seeming contradiction is for all to see at Meade Heights, a military housing complex along Route 175 across from Fort George G. Meade in Odenton. Substandard, old family quarters have been demolished in recent weeks and will soon be replaced by more than 100 modern townhouses designed by the Army to meet the needs of contemporary military families.So why are these houses being built?
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
Officials at People's Community Health Centers said Friday they remains committed to opening a health center in Severn, despite Anne Arundel County holding back funding after learning of an IRS judgement against the nonprofit. Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman said Thursday the county was ending two grants promised to People's related to a planned health and community center after discovering financial problems. According to Neuman, People's owes $463,925.65 in a federal judgment.
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By Monica Norton and Monica Norton,Staff writer | April 17, 1992
The Board of Education is hoping to replace the Meade Heights and Solley elementary school buildings, after estimates for renovations proved nearly as high as those for replacing the buildings.Ron Beckett, assistant superintendent for support services, said an engineering study into the merits of renovating Meade Heights showed that a back wall was in far worse shape than anyone realized."We knew (the wall) was a problem," Beckett said. "We just didn'tknow quite how bad it was. It was far worse than we expected."
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2013
Maureen McMahon talks about science, technology, engineering and math subjects with a passion akin to those who run music or theater departments. For McMahon, Anne Arundel County public schools' assistant superintendent for advanced studies and programs, that passion reached a new high recently, as her efforts to engage students in STEM studies yielded a $2.3 million Department of Defense Education Activity grant, the school system's second DoDEA award in three years. The grant will support a three-year initiative to increase STEM opportunities at Meade High School, MacArthur Middle School, West Meade Early Education Center and at Annapolis, Pershing Hill, Manor View, Meade Heights and West Annapolis elementary schools.
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By Ruma Kumar and Ruma Kumar,SUN REPORTER | January 19, 2007
Theodore Butler likes a lot of things about living in the Spring Meadows community. That includes the block parties, the community pool and the diversity of the area, which is predominantly African-American but is growing more diverse with Hispanic families. Mostly, though, he likes the idea that his 2-year-old and 6-month-old children will have a chance to attend Meade Heights Elementary, which overcame low student performance in reading and math eight years ago and has the top student scores in the district.
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By Elaine Tassy and Elaine Tassy,SUN STAFF | September 24, 1997
When third-graders Theresa, Davon, Makis and Amethyst go to the new Meade Heights Elementary on Fort Meade this morning, they'll watch videos, use bathrooms and store their bags in lockers -- all right in their classrooms.And when their teacher Sandy Haney has spare time, she'll write lesson plans and correct papers -- not in her classroom, but at an L-shaped desk in a two-person office next door that she'll share with another teacher."When you've never had anything, you don't realize you missed it," said Haney, who has taught at Meade Heights Elementary for eight years.
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By Elaine Tassy and Elaine Tassy,SUN STAFF | September 4, 1997
The county school board learned yesterday that the delay in the opening of the new $10 million Meade Heights Elementary School at Fort Meade will last a week longer than expected.In addition to the delay caused by problems with installation of a sprinkler system that kept the school from opening on time Aug. 25, school officials have decided to give students nearly a week's vacation -- Sept. 18-24 -- while supplies, furnishings and classroom decorations are moved from the soon-to-be-vacated 1952 building into new quarters a short distance down Reece Road.
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By Elaine Tassy and Elaine Tassy,SUN STAFF | August 7, 1997
The new Meade Heights Elementary School at Fort Meade won't open Aug. 25 with all the other public schools in Anne Arundel County because its sprinkler system is inoperative, school board members learned yesterday.A chain of errors is to blame for the problem that is crucial because county code requires sprinkler systems in new schools, officials said. A new opening date of Sept. 10 was announced.But how much it will cost to fix the system and questions about what will happen to students during the repairs have not been answered.
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By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,SUN STAFF | August 26, 2005
Students at seven Anne Arundel County public schools will enjoy a little extra summer vacation while teachers unpack after construction prompted a number of moves, school facilities officials said. Most of the school system's elementary, middle and high schools will open Monday. However, teachers will get two extra days to set up their classrooms at: Arundel High School in Gambrills; George Cromwell Elementary in the Ferndale area; Ferndale Early Childhood Center, which will open at George Cromwell; Mayo Elementary in Annapolis; Meade Heights Elementary, which will be housed at Seven Oaks Elementary near Fort Meade; Harman Elementary, which will open this year at Meade Heights on Fort Meade; Tracey's Elementary, which will open at Lothian's Southern Middle School.
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By Shirley Leung and Shirley Leung,Sun Staff Writer | April 25, 1995
Less than two years ago, about 300 military families were living in cramped, two-bedroom apartments along Route 175 where lead paint, asbestos and roaches threatened their health and that military officials had classified as substandard.Today, bulldozers are demolishing the deteriorating brick buildings that were part of Meade Heights to make way for more than 100 townhouses for soldiers and their families.It's part of a three-year, $24 million project to improve base housing at Fort Meade and an overall Department of Defense effort to improve soldiers' quality of life.
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By Nicole Fuller and Nicole Fuller,nicole.fuller@baltsun.com | November 22, 2009
They've taught girls to feel confident, how to make healthy food choices and how to train for a 5K run. Dozens of active-duty Air Force women have volunteered their time since September through the Pershing Hill Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association to mentor girls in grades three through five on wellness issues. The new program is called "Girls Rock." Last Wednesday afternoon, they were honored for their efforts with a $1,000 grant from National PTA Chief Executive Officer Byron V. Garrett.
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By Susan Gvozdas and Susan Gvozdas,Special to The Sun | August 29, 2007
Seven Oaks Elementary School was built two years ago, but only this week are its teachers decorating its bulletin boards and its students settling into their desks. The building, which served as a long-term way station for Meade Heights Elementary School students and staff displaced by construction at a third school, is in the rare circumstance of creating a new identity, with a new name and new blend of teachers and students. First-grade teacher Julie Hesenperger said she felt comfortable, despite - or maybe because of - her unfamiliar surroundings.
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By Susan Gvozdas and Susan Gvozdas,Special to The Sun | April 11, 2007
The opening today of an $18 million Hanover school will mark the end of a bittersweet journey for a former student who remembers when it was a segregated three-room schoolhouse. Irene Hebron and her future husband, Frank, started first grade together at Harman Elementary School in 1933. Frank Hebron returned after graduate school to teach at Harman. He later became principal of the new school when it was built in 1955, and he became supervisor of county schools in 1962. Frank Hebron died of a heart attack in 2001, but his wife believes he will be watching over the dedication of the new Frank Hebron-Harman Elementary School.
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By Ruma Kumar and Ruma Kumar,SUN REPORTER | January 19, 2007
Theodore Butler likes a lot of things about living in the Spring Meadows community. That includes the block parties, the community pool and the diversity of the area, which is predominantly African-American but is growing more diverse with Hispanic families. Mostly, though, he likes the idea that his 2-year-old and 6-month-old children will have a chance to attend Meade Heights Elementary, which overcame low student performance in reading and math eight years ago and has the top student scores in the district.
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By Liz F. Kay | August 28, 2005
Classes begin at many of Anne Arundel County's public schools tomorrow with new principals and new facilities. New full-day kindergarten programs, which are being phased in across the county, will start at 19 elementary schools. The school system installed 21 portable classrooms to accommodate that program, as well as 17 to relieve crowded schools and 10 for the International Baccalaureate program. School system officials have also hired 736 new teachers for more than 74,000 students in the county's 120 schools.
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By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,SUN STAFF | August 26, 2005
Students at seven Anne Arundel County public schools will enjoy a little extra summer vacation while teachers unpack after construction prompted a number of moves, school facilities officials said. Most of the school system's elementary, middle and high schools will open Monday. However, teachers will get two extra days to set up their classrooms at: Arundel High School in Gambrills; George Cromwell Elementary in the Ferndale area; Ferndale Early Childhood Center, which will open at George Cromwell; Mayo Elementary in Annapolis; Meade Heights Elementary, which will be housed at Seven Oaks Elementary near Fort Meade; Harman Elementary, which will open this year at Meade Heights on Fort Meade; Tracey's Elementary, which will open at Lothian's Southern Middle School.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | April 6, 2000
A redistricting plan to relieve crowding at Odenton Elementary was approved yesterday by the county school board, which also established boundaries for a new West County elementary. The meeting was attended by schools Superintendent Carol S. Parham, who made her first public comment about a racially charged death threat mailed to her two weeks ago. Board members also discussed speeding plans to build a Seven Oaks elementary school, which is expected to receive planning and design money in 2006, according to Thomas Rhoades, who heads county schools redistricting.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | November 13, 1996
A community panel has recommended four adjustments to elementary school attendance boundaries in West County as part of its plan for dividing the student population between the existing MacArthur Middle and Meade Area Middle, which is to open in 1997.The committee recommended:Send children from the Seven Oaks and Spring Meadows communities, who attend Odenton Elementary, to Meade Heights Elementary. School officials say that would lead to crowding at Meade Heights between 2002 and 2006.Shift children in the Harwood and Greenbriar neighborhoods from Jessup Elementary to Harman Elementary.
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By Sejal Mehta | August 14, 2005
Arundel High classes to start 2 days later than other schools Arundel High School students will report for classes Aug. 31 - not Aug. 29, as other students will - because air conditioning is being installed. The delayed opening will allow crews to finish the first phase of the project. School system officials said they revised the construction schedule after several power outages this summer. Arundel High teachers won't get an extended vacation, however. They must report back to work Aug. 22 along with other county teachers.
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