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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2012
Mercy High School President Sister Carol E. Wheeler, RSM, has announced she will retire at the end of the academic year, after 35 years leading the all-girls Catholic school. During her tenure, she organized capital campaigns that built The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Auditorium in 2003 and renovated five science labs in time for the opening of school this year. A member of the Sisters of Mercy, Wheeler came to the school as an English teacher soon after it opened in 1960. In 1977, she became principal and held the office until 2009, when she was named president.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | November 6, 2013
Sister Mary Joannes Clifford, a mathematics teacher who spent 53 years at Mercy High School and founded a ministry to the widowed, separated and divorced, died of cardiovascular disease Oct. 30 at her order's retirement home in the Woodbrook. She was 87. Born June Rose Clifford while her family was vacationing in Miami, she was the daughter of Baltimoreans James and Mary Ann Rochlitz Clifford. She was a graduate of the old Mount St. Agnes High School in Mount Washington and attended Trinity College in Washington, D.C., for two years before joining the Sisters of Mercy in 1945.
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January 17, 1999
Professional writers and writing teachers will take part in Mercy High School's fifth annual Young Writers Conference on March 6 at the school, 1300 E. Northern Parkway.The conference -- for girls in grades six through eight -- will include a creative warm-up and workshops in short story, personal narrative, journalism, poetry and play writing. A pizza lunch will be provided.Cost is $10, and registration is required by Feb. 22.Information: Krista Andersen, 410-433-8880.Pub Date: 1/17/99
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By Erica L. Green | October 29, 2013
The first alumna of Mercy High School to serve as its president will take the helm next year, according to a release sent by the school. The school's Board of Trustees appointed Mary Beth Lennon, a 1985 graduate, to the post effective July 1, 2014. Lennon is currently serving as director of communications and assistant to the president at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, which she helped open in 2007.  She is a 1989 graduate of Notre Dame oF Maryland University. Notre Dame also announced that it will begin offering two $40,000 scholarships to graduating seniors of the Catholic, college preparatory Mercy High School beginning next school year in honor of Lennon's appointment.
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April 26, 2002
Mercy High School will break ground at 11 a.m. today on a $5 million addition, the first in the school's 41-year history. "This addition is critical for our ability to meet the needs of our students," said Maria T. Johnson, Mercy's director of development. It will include a 700-seat auditorium, several classrooms, a dance studio, reception room, drama studio, choir room and a lobby that will be used for art exhibits. A full day of activities is also planned today at the school, in the 1300 block of E. Northern Parkway, including athletic competitions and a volunteer appreciation luncheon.
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By Linda Linley and Linda Linley,SUN STAFF | November 14, 2003
When the 38 cast members take center stage tonight at Mercy High School for the inaugural performance of Song at the Scaffold, they will be performing in a new 700-seat auditorium that is the centerpiece of the school's most ambitious construction project since it was built in 1960. The two-story, 39,400-square-foot addition, built at a cost of $5.8 million, includes the auditorium, dressing rooms, a drama studio, a choir room, a dance studio, gallery space, classrooms and a sacristy. The play by Emmet Lavery is part of weekend-long festivities that begin at 1 p.m. today when the 515 students and 65 faculty members join the board of trustees, donors and other guests in the auditorium as Roman Catholic Bishop William Newman blesses and dedicates the building.
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By Linda Linley and Linda Linley,SUN STAFF | September 5, 2003
With the cleanup of mold in first-floor classrooms completed, Mercy High School will begin its school year Tuesday, a week later than originally planned. Sister Carol Wheeler, Mercy's principal, delayed the Sept. 2 opening for the 514 students at the all-girls Catholic high school in Northeast Baltimore while environmental specialists removed carpeting, cleaned classrooms and tested the air quality. "Full cleaning of all mold-affected areas has been completed according to Environmental Protection Agency guidelines and samplings and inspections have determined that these areas are clean," Wheeler said this week.
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By Linda Linley and Linda Linley,SUN STAFF | August 28, 2003
Mold found in classroom carpets at Mercy High School in Northeast Baltimore has delayed the start of classes for 514 students for at least a week while environmental specialists clean the rooms and test the air quality, school officials said. Mercy's principal, Sister Carol Wheeler, said the mold was discovered in the first-floor rooms in the east wing of the two-story building on Northern Parkway and has been contained. No date has been set for the opening of the all-girls' Catholic high school because cleanup work has not been completed, she said.
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June 26, 2007
Sister Mary Germana Strassberger, a retired Mercy High School librarian, died of coronary artery disease Wednesday at her order's retirement home in Pinehurst in Baltimore County. She was 96. Born Helen Adelia Strassberger in Baltimore, she attended the old St. John's Academy and was a 1929 Seton High School graduate. She entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1931 and took the name Mary Germana. She received her bachelor's degree in education at the old Mount St. Agnes College and a master's degree in library science at Villanova University in 1971.
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By Mary Maushard | March 17, 1992
Hospital prescribes fun for Children's Health FairGood health can be fun. If you don't think so, take a look at what's happening Saturday at Harbor Hospital Center in South Baltimore. There will be balloons, magic tricks, fire trucks and karate demonstrations, plus opportunities for youngsters to have their vision, hearing and blood pressure checked. It's a Children's Health Fair, and it's free.Adults will be able to catch up on important topics -- lead poisoning prevention and good nutrition among them.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2013
Robert G. Doerfler, a retired insurance salesman and veteran soccer coach who accompanied the Archbishop Curley High School soccer team to Europe, died Thursday of liver and pancreatic cancer at his Mayfield home. He was 84. "Bob lived and enjoyed a full life of giving and sharing and also giving good counsel," said Monsignor William E. Burke, pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in Mayfield, where Mr. Doerfler had been a longtime communicant. "He was a first-class husband, father and grandfather.
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Letter to The Aegis | December 13, 2012
Editor: Whatever happened to teen centers, CYOs and high school mixers? How do the teens (16-19) of Harford County socialize these days? Facebook, texting and interactive gaming! They boast about having hundreds, even thousands of Facebook friends, but in reality how many do they actually physically see and do social activities with? There is nothing for most teens to look forward to on the weekends. Of course, there is the mall, spending time in local restaurants, which can be costly!
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2012
Mercy High School President Sister Carol E. Wheeler, RSM, has announced she will retire at the end of the academic year, after 35 years leading the all-girls Catholic school. During her tenure, she organized capital campaigns that built The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Auditorium in 2003 and renovated five science labs in time for the opening of school this year. A member of the Sisters of Mercy, Wheeler came to the school as an English teacher soon after it opened in 1960. In 1977, she became principal and held the office until 2009, when she was named president.
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June 13, 2012
Mercy High School conducted its 2012 graduation ceremony on June 6 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore. The following are members of the Class of 2012: Brooke Nicole Agenllo, Danielle Rae Agnello, Shannon Leigh Aikens, Karley Elizabeth Ames, Ty'Aunna Trevae Dennis Armstead, Jasmine Tamera Armstrong, Faryn Nikole Ash Abigail Christine Baker, Emily Taylor Borkowski, Margaret Irene Bortner, Rachel Nicole Bourne, Caroline Ross...
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2010
Most attendees arrived at the Towson Catholic High School Class of 2010 graduation in beach attire. The graduates had already done the cap-and-gown thing at numerous other high schools, where they were scattered when their alma mater closed before their final year. Graduates crammed into restaurant booths and sipped sodas as they caught up on their unexpected senior year. Their parents tossed them a party at a Parkville crab house to give the graduates each a tasseled mortarboard, in the Towson Catholic blue and gold, and one last memory of the school.
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June 3, 2009
Mercy High School alumna named Fulbright scholar 2 Mercy High School alumna Dorothy Smith, a recent Boston College graduate, has been named a Fulbright scholar. Smith, a Parkville resident who graduated from Mercy in 2005, will travel to Jordan to study Arabic for two months before arriving in Oman in August. During her year in Oman, she will conduct research on water conservation education and awareness. She is the first alumna in Mercy's 49-year history to be named a Fulbright scholar.
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By From staff reports | October 9, 1997
The Board of Estimates yesterday approved a $20 million expenditure for the second phase of a planned 800-megahertz radio communication system for the fire, police and public works departments.The money will be used for engineering, design, training, programming and construction of a communications center and a computer-aided dispatch system. Last year, the board approved $16.6 million for phase one, which included construction of broadcast towers and purchase of radio equipment for the Fire Department.
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By From staff reports | April 21, 1999
In Baltimore CityCongregation sets tribute for retiring senior rabbiTemple Oheb Shalom is sponsoring a tribute to Rabbi Donald Berlin, the congregation's senior spiritual leader, at 7: 30 p.m. May 5 at the synagogue, 7310 Park Heights Ave.Berlin is retiring at the end of June after 23 years of service. He is the fourth rabbi in the congregation's 146 years. He will be replaced by Steven Kink of Des Moines, Iowa.Those wishing to attend the tribute should call the synagogue at 410-358-0105 by May 1.Man gets 40 years in killing of one son, abuse of the otherA West Baltimore man was sentenced to 40 years in prison yesterday for abusing his two young sons, one of whom he fatally injured with a punch to the chest, city prosecutors said.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,Sun reporter | January 10, 2008
Sister Mary Evangeline Waters, a retired educator and member of the Sisters of Mercy for more than seven decades, died of heart failure Friday at The Villa, her order's retirement home in the Woodbrook section of Baltimore County. She was 97. She was born Ellen Ford Waters in Leonardtown and raised in Baltimore. She attended Margaret Brent Elementary School and was a 1928 graduate of Western High School. One day, she and several friends went to visit the Sisters of Mercy motherhouse on the grounds of St. Agnes College in Mount Washington.
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June 26, 2007
Sister Mary Germana Strassberger, a retired Mercy High School librarian, died of coronary artery disease Wednesday at her order's retirement home in Pinehurst in Baltimore County. She was 96. Born Helen Adelia Strassberger in Baltimore, she attended the old St. John's Academy and was a 1929 Seton High School graduate. She entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1931 and took the name Mary Germana. She received her bachelor's degree in education at the old Mount St. Agnes College and a master's degree in library science at Villanova University in 1971.
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