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September 5, 2007
We want your opinions THE ISSUE: Classes resumed last week for more than 48,500 students in the Howard County school system. How do you think the opening of school for the 2007-2008 year went? YOUR VIEW: Send e-mail responses by tomorrow to howard.speakout@baltsun.com. A selection of responses will be published Sunday. Please keep your responses short and include your name, address and telephone number. Addresses and phone numbers will not be published.
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August 14, 2014
I live in Mays Chapel North and now have an elementary school in my backyard. Come a few weeks from now and our peaceful senior development will be chaos, with school buses and screaming children ("Kamenetz is a bully; put him in his place on election day," Aug. 9). We raised our children and are mostly grandparents, so we have nothing against kids, just politicians who are power hungry and are the closest thing to dictators. Our beautiful 10-acre park was destroyed by bulldozers along with our peace and quiet.
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NEWS
August 31, 1995
Another school year has started, and a record number of Carroll County's public school students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in education, one of the most important human endeavors. Children have another year to acquire more knowledge, develop their minds and build on their character.Even though this school year began in late August, the opening of school should be seen as an opportunity to start afresh -- the way we consider spring the season of rebirth, growth and optimism.
NEWS
September 5, 2007
We want your opinions THE ISSUE: Classes resumed last week for more than 48,500 students in the Howard County school system. How do you think the opening of school for the 2007-2008 year went? YOUR VIEW: Send e-mail responses by tomorrow to howard.speakout@baltsun.com. A selection of responses will be published Sunday. Please keep your responses short and include your name, address and telephone number. Addresses and phone numbers will not be published.
NEWS
August 20, 2000
25 Years Ago: Over 17,000 Pupils Will Ride Carroll Busses During 1975-76 School Year Which Begins Tuesday, September 2 -- Carroll County Public Schools are scheduled to open on Tuesday, September 2, and according to Leo F. Kuhn, Director of Pupil Transportation, approximately 17,300 pupils will be riding school buses on a daily basis. The 180 buses will travel an estimated 13,000 miles each day making over 800 separate trips. These buses have all been thoroughly safety inspected and certified in readiness for the opening of school.
NEWS
By Jean Thompson and Jean Thompson,Sun Staff Writer | August 5, 1995
Education Alternatives Inc. will continue to negotiate a new contract to manage nine Baltimore public schools, company spokeswoman Lory Sutton said yesterday.EAI officials will meet soon with school Superintendent Walter G. Amprey and city finance officers to "put the fine tuning on the funding as well as the performance standards," Ms. Sutton said.On Monday, the city invited EAI to continue working toward TC modified contract, basing the decision on an independent evaluation of seven of the EAI-managed schools and improved student test scores.
NEWS
April 28, 1993
Homeless man is charged with assaulting an officerCounty police have charged a homeless man with assaulting a police officer after an incident at a telephone booth in the Arundel Village Shopping Center in the 5500 block of Ritchie Highway.Officer Richard A. Schinzel of the Northern District answered a call about 3 p.m. Monday in the shopping center, where he met a man who had made several calls to police threatening to harm himself and others.Officer Schinzel said he found Ronald Clarence Welford, 34, standing in a telephone booth.
NEWS
By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | January 7, 2000
An empty suitcase left at the faculty entrance to Northeast High School yesterday led to a three-hour delay in the opening of school, fire officials said. It was the second day of scares for the Pasadena school, but fire officials say they don't think the incidents are related. According to Lt. Bob Rose, a spokesman for Anne Arundel County EMS/Fire/Rescue, school Principal George Kispert discovered the suitcase shortly before 5: 20 a.m. when he arrived early to complete paperwork. Kispert became suspicious and called 911, Rose said.
NEWS
April 21, 1997
THERE ARE FEW, if any, good reasons to divide a community. Deciding how to fit two days into a public school calendar certainly is not one of them.That seems to be what is occurring in Harford County, where dozens of supporters of the agricultural 4-H program attended a recent board meeting, complete with the bejeweled "Farm Queen" herself, to convince the board not to open the school year with the State Fair in mid-gallop.The conflict isn't about this fall, when Labor Day is early enough so that schools can begin the first week of September after 4-H'ers wrap up at the fair in Timonium, a century-old tradition in Maryland.
NEWS
September 1, 1994
Another school year is under way and all of Carroll County's public school students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in education, one of the most important human activities. Children have another year to acquiring more knowledge, develop their minds and build on their character.Even though this school year began in late August, the opening of school should be seen as an opportunity to start fresh -- the way we consider spring the season of rebirth, growth and optimism. All of the county's 25,000 students have the chance to do better than they did last year.
NEWS
By Liz F. Kay and Phillip McGowan and Liz F. Kay and Phillip McGowan,SUN STAFF | July 24, 2005
A Glen Burnie charter school's plans to open next month may be in jeopardy after the Anne Arundel County Council passed a zoning ordinance restricting charter schools in residential neighborhoods. The legislation, which will take effect once County Executive Janet S. Owens signs it, permits charter schools as a "conditional use" on residentially zoned land. To open there, schools must meet certain requirements, such as resting on a lot 3 acres or larger. But organizers of Chesapeake Science Point, a math, science and technology charter, have begun renovations of a building leased from the Glen Burnie Korean Presbyterian Church to meet county and school system requirements.
FEATURES
By MOLLY KNIGHT | August 30, 2003
Miss Collela. That's what they will call her, stumbling over the syllables of her name. Twenty-one kindergartners, ages 4 and 5 -- kids with boundless energy and the attention span of gnats. Six of them will arrive at Smithsburg Elementary School this day, Aug. 27. Arrival of the remainder will be staggered throughout the week. Together they will make up Miss Collela's first class. "I'm nervous," says Roberta Collela, 26, straightening the chairs around a large table lined with name cards.
NEWS
By Tanika White and Tanika White,SUN STAFF | March 11, 2003
Sixth-grader Markisha Gill has been called to the principal's office at Hamilton Middle School. Even as she fidgets apprehensively outside Stephen Gibson's door, she doesn't have a bad word to say about the man who will soon chasten her or about the teacher who sent her there. In fact, Markisha's only problem so far with the Northeast Baltimore school is ... eighth-grade boys. "They play too much," said Markisha, 12. Problems at Hamilton haven't always been so benign. For years, the middle school battled issues far worse than clumsy adolescent dating rituals.
NEWS
By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,SUN STAFF | September 25, 2002
The community finally got a gander at proposed changes in Howard elementary and middle school boundary lines last night, and what they saw left many parents frustrated and full of questions. "I moved here four years ago when I was pregnant," said Susan Defibaugh, who lives in the Hopewell neighborhood in Owen Brown village, "and I thought my child would be going to Dasher Green. That's what the real estate agent said." But after looking at the maps of suggested changes - including four elementary school possibilities and one middle school diagram - it appeared more likely her toddler will eventually go to Talbott Springs Elementary School, which Defibaugh thinks is the worst in the county system.
NEWS
By GADY A. EPSTEIN and GADY A. EPSTEIN,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | September 2, 2002
BEIJING -- In a sixth-grade class at Liangxiang No. 3 Primary School, 51 pupils were analyzing a painting by Vincent van Gogh yesterday when the buzzer sounded to end the period. Time for everyone to join in the ritual rubbing of the eyes, a daily exercise for young students across China. In another classroom, 56 fourth-graders were enjoying reading time, but it was not exactly silent reading. Most read aloud at full volume, blissfully awash in the deafening sound of their own voices and waiting for the start of ceremonies marking the formal opening of school.
NEWS
By Laura Lippman and Laura Lippman,SUN STAFF | September 1, 2001
When Orems Elementary School opens at 8:40 a.m. on Tuesday, everything will be perfect -- even if it takes the staff and the contractors until 8:39 a.m. to make it so. "That's not a promise, that's a guarantee," custodian George Williams told Principal Darla D. Evans as she roamed the halls yesterday, checking to see what still needs to be done after a $3 million renovation of the 38-year-old school in eastern Baltimore County. But even perfection is a relative term. Although classrooms are ready, along with a new cafeteria, central office and nurse's suite, contractors will still be working on the heating system and some small electrical details.
NEWS
By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff Writer | September 1, 1993
The opening of school today marks a homecoming not only for the students of Glendale Elementary School but also for their new principal, who started his career there 12 years ago.John T. Birus takes over the school's reins from longtime Principal Marvin Heptinstall, who retired July 1 after 22 years at the school on Carroll Road."
NEWS
March 7, 1993
Say "Labor Day," and one thinks of a mouth-waterin barbecue, a last dip in the pool, the final mass exodus from Ocean City . . . and homework?Next fall, Baltimore City and most counties in Maryland will open, or are considering opening, schools the Monday before Labor Day, Sept. 6. Most school systems did so last fall as well, when Labor Day also fell relatively late (Sept. 7).Call us traditionalists, but we still think that summer ends on Labor Day. Some administrators reason that classes get too hot in late June, so they'd rather end school early, but one would think that school buildings, baked throughout a Maryland summer, would be just as hot in late August and early September.
NEWS
By Lorraine Gingerich and Lorraine Gingerich,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 30, 2001
STUDENTS AT River Hill High School in Clarksville greeted the start of the school year with mixed feelings as classes resumed Monday. Freshmen were not sure what to expect. "I was really scared at first," said Lauren Rosenburgh, 14, of Clarksville. "I thought that the upperclassmen might haze us." But that didn't happen, and by the second day Lauren was pleased with her new school. "There's a lot more freedom in high school," she said. "I like all the extracurricular activities." Chrissy Dillman, 15, of Highland is back for her third year at River Hill.
NEWS
By Mike Bowler and Mike Bowler,SUN STAFF | September 6, 2000
ONE OF THE mysteries of the opening of school is how quickly good teachers know their kids' names. Some of them do it even before the first day. It's one of those teacher talents like having rear vision. Now Lorraine Harmon, a second-grade teacher at Jessup Elementary School in Anne Arundel County, reveals the secret. During the summer, she studied Jessup's 1999-2000 yearbook, memorizing the photos of her 20 charges this fall. Nineteen showed up for her class yesterday at Jessup, which opened a few days later than the rest of Arundel schools because of a renovation project.
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