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By Lan Nguyen and Lan Nguyen,Sun Staff Writer | July 28, 1994
Mount View Middle School would become the seventh school in the county to have site-based management giving it greater autonomy, if the Board of Education approves the proposal at its meeting at 7:30 tonight.Other items on the board's agenda include a report on the results of last school year's Maryland Functional Tests, and a public hearing where parents can ask for school construction and renovation projects for next fiscal year.Site-based management lets a school set up a committee of teachers, administrators and parents to make decisions involving budgets, schedules, plans and curriculum.
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By John-John Williams IV and John-John Williams IV,john-john.williams@baltsun.com | October 4, 2009
Howard County school system officials are considering four redistricting options that would eliminate an open enrollment practice and alleviate crowding in some schools, including in the western part of the county. The options for next school year were shared last week with the public during regional meetings at Centennial High and Hammond High. The meetings attracted close to 150 people, according to Joel Gallihue, the system's manager of school planning. The first option being considered would eliminate the open enrollment clause that allows students in the Greenbridge neighborhood to choose to attend either River Hill High or Glenelg High.
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By Geri Hastings and Geri Hastings,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 10, 1998
IMAGINE A man in Arab headdress on a donkey on a road in Jordan -- cellular phone in hand.This, and other unexpected sights, were seen this summer by Marion Payne, intrepid traveler and principal of Mount View Middle School.She toured Israel and Jordan as part of the Fulbright Summer Seminars Abroad Program.Payne also traveled to Denver as president-elect of the National Middle School Principals Association.During the school year, she accompanied a group of Mount View students to Japan as part of an exchange program.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Don.markus@baltsun.com | June 27, 2009
It didn't take long for Vincent Woodward to make his presence felt at Mount View Middle School in Marriottsville. Within months after his arrival as a sixth-grader, Vincent was elected school president. Nor did it matter to the rest of the students that Vincent, who would have entered eighth grade in the fall, had a form of dwarfism. Many who had grown up with him had long been won over by his indomitable spirit and magnetic personality. If they thought of him being different, it was because he was more mature, more grounded and generally more fun to be around than most of his peers.
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By Jean Leslie and Jean Leslie,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 31, 1997
EARLY IN the school year, three sixth-grade students from Mount View Middle School -- Jeanette Curtis, Audre Leighton and Ashley Weedon -- expressed an interest in the tough issue of teen-age drug and cigarette abuse.Their interest became an independent research project. With the help of the American Heart Association and Glenn Schneider, a member of Smoke-Free Maryland, the students researched their topic.Because of their interest, the girls were invited to testify for Senate Bill 7675, which bans the sale of tobacco from vending machines.
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By Sally Buckler and Sally Buckler,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 3, 1996
LAST WEEK, County Executive Charles I. Ecker named Jennifer Melichar, a seventh-grader at Mount View Middle School, the 1996 Student Volunteer of the Year.Jennifer regularly volunteers at Pets On Wheels and Fidos for Freedom. Last year, she put at least 200 hours into the volunteer programs.Jennifer made an impromptu speech after accepting her award.Her dog, Angus, whom she is training as a Fidos for Freedom dog, accompanied her.River Hill homecomingRiver Hill High School holds its first homecoming this weekend.
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By Diane B. Mikulis and Diane B. Mikulis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 24, 1999
A SALESMAN who gets the sale is a good closer. And in baseball it's great to have a pitcher who is a good closer.But a good opener -- where do you need a good opener?Just ask Marion Payne, who has established a reputation as an opener of new schools. She opened two schools in Howard County -- one as a teacher and one as a principal -- and she will soon take on the job of opening four schools in Georgia.Payne, who has been principal at Mount View Middle School since it opened five years ago, is moving to Milledgeville, Ga., next month.
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By SALLY BUCKLER | March 3, 1994
Mount View Middle School's students and staff are celebrating National Middle Level Education Month, and they invite the community to join them.Tomorrow is Arti-fact Celebration, where more than a dozen artists will set up "studios" in the school media center. Students will make informal, one-period visits to the studios to see completed works and works in progress, to speak to the artists and to try some artists' techniques.Organizer and resource teacher Rick Frankle says the artists and teachers are "planting seeds," which may sprout and grow now or later in the artistic lives of the students.
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By Laura Dreibelbis and Laura Dreibelbis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 30, 2001
Six Mount View Middle School pupils are members of a select group from Maryland and Virginia having an impact on their peers by sharing their views on a national program. The seventh- and eighth-graders traveled from their rural Marriottsville school to a television studio in Washington last week to tape "Mind Over Media: Voices From the Middle School," a program about media literacy scheduled to air in October. "It's a wonderful opportunity for the kids to be a part of a national program that focuses on middle school students and their needs, that will be viewed by every middle school in the country," said Lorraine Quinn, Gifted and Talented Program resource teacher.
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By Brenda J. Buote and Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF | October 19, 1996
A 13-year-old boy who was wearing a heart monitor died yesterday after collapsing in the gymnasium of a Howard County school, a school spokeswoman said.Steven Tucker, an eighth-grader at Mount View Middle School in Marriottsville, was playing basketball during an indoor recess when he collapsed about 12: 30 p.m., said Patti Caplan, a spokeswoman for Howard County schools.The Tucker youth was taken by ambulance to Howard County General Hospital, where he died.The cause of death was not immediately available.
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,SUN STAFF | April 30, 2003
Neighbors concerned about the proposed location of Howard County's 12th high school heard last night that its septic system likely will improve drinking water quality in surrounding Marriottsville. But it is what they did not hear at the waste management permit hearing that has them worried. Left unanswered were questions about how the sewage disposal plans for the school -- temporarily dubbed Northern -- will affect the area's wetlands, streams, ecosystem, watershed, bacteria levels and chemical contaminants.
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January 27, 2002
IT'S STILL JANUARY, which in youth sports terms is eons away from another football season, but a new county football club that wants to begin play this fall is taking shape, claiming paid registrations from 150 players. The Western Howard County Wolfpack will become the fifth county youth football club, the others being the Columbia Bulldogs, the Howard County Trojans, the Columbia Community Church Warriors and the Howard County Bruins, a club for boys exceeding typical youth football age-weight limitations that began competing last fall.
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By LOWELL E. SUNDERLAND | December 9, 2001
A SITE in Marriottsville may or may not become the county's 12th high school around 2005. But either way, early machinations involving the acreage help illustrate the blinders school officials wear when it comes to recognizing the role of amateur sports groups here. Preliminary plans for what is referred to as a new north county high school show that education officials likely would claim yet three more playing fields that youth teams use now - with no apparent substitution or trade mentioned publicly.
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By Laura Dreibelbis and Laura Dreibelbis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 30, 2001
Six Mount View Middle School pupils are members of a select group from Maryland and Virginia having an impact on their peers by sharing their views on a national program. The seventh- and eighth-graders traveled from their rural Marriottsville school to a television studio in Washington last week to tape "Mind Over Media: Voices From the Middle School," a program about media literacy scheduled to air in October. "It's a wonderful opportunity for the kids to be a part of a national program that focuses on middle school students and their needs, that will be viewed by every middle school in the country," said Lorraine Quinn, Gifted and Talented Program resource teacher.
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By Tanika White and Tanika White,SUN STAFF | March 18, 2001
In May, teachers from two distant schools turned a small encounter into a literary partnership that they hope will "peak" pupils' interests in reading for years to come. The Mountain to Mountain partnership is a new endeavor by pupils, reading teachers and media specialists at Mount View Middle School in Howard County and Mount Washington Elementary School in Baltimore. School-to-school partnerships are nothing new, but area reading specialists call the link between a suburban school and a city school for the purpose of increasing literacy refreshing.
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By Diane Mikulis and Diane Mikulis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 19, 1999
NEW SHOES and clothes. New binders, notebooks and backpacks. New classrooms and locker combinations.All these lovely, shiny things signal the start of the school year.For some western Howard County schools, a new principal goes along with the rest.Manor Woods Elementary, Lisbon Elementary and Mount View Middle schools will be under new leadership this year. All will be led by longtime Howard County educators.Manor Woods Principal Jim Weisner has been in the Howard County public school system for 22 years.
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By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,Staff Writer | January 27, 1994
In two years, Sky Flyer has gone from facing anonymous death by starvation to fame and food in plenty.The mature peregrine falcon was found on the Eastern Shore in 1992, grounded and unable to catch prey because she had four talons missing.Now healthy and living at the Baltimore Zoo, the bird has been adopted as the mascot of Mount View Middle School in Marriottsville, western Howard County's newest school, which opened this school year.As mascot, the bird has been captured in a wood sculpture that will be displayed in the school, and by numerous student-painted banners that hang in the gymnasium.
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By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,Sun Staff Writer | May 18, 1995
County Executive Charles I. Ecker has decided to build a $700,000 water tower in Marriottsville where it's most needed: on the western edge of the Alpha Ridge Landfill, in sight of homes closest to the dump's worst ground water pollution.Mr. Ecker chose the site for the 140-foot tower Sunday over a location on the grounds of Mount View Middle School on Route 99, about a mile west of the landfill, where tower construction was estimated to cost $200,000 less. His decision was announced late Tuesday.
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By Diane B. Mikulis and Diane B. Mikulis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 24, 1999
A SALESMAN who gets the sale is a good closer. And in baseball it's great to have a pitcher who is a good closer.But a good opener -- where do you need a good opener?Just ask Marion Payne, who has established a reputation as an opener of new schools. She opened two schools in Howard County -- one as a teacher and one as a principal -- and she will soon take on the job of opening four schools in Georgia.Payne, who has been principal at Mount View Middle School since it opened five years ago, is moving to Milledgeville, Ga., next month.
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By Erika D. Peterman and Erika D. Peterman,SUN STAFF | June 22, 1999
No one at Mount View Middle School thought the band's scheduled trip to Hershey Park in Pennsylvania would be a big deal. After all, the group had gone for five years straight to compete in the "Music Festival In the Parks" event that draws school bands from across the region.But two weeks before the Marriottsville school's band was scheduled to go, it and other middle schools got some bad news: The Howard County school system would not sponsor the trip as it had in the past, leaving the band with no liability coverage.
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