April 29, 2010
When state schools Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick called on Maryland students to pitch in after the devastating earthquake in Haiti this year, they responded. But none quite like the seventh-graders at Severna Park Middle School. The Anne Arundel students were celebrated Thursday afternoon for raising $12,000 for relief efforts in Haiti — the most of any school in Maryland — in the statewide Maryland Kids Care Campaign, Operation Haiti: Collecting Pennies (and More)
February 5, 2009
Alfred Dale Proffitt, a retired city educator who had been vice principal of Roland Park Middle School and whose career spanned more than three decades, died of pulmonary failure Saturday at York Hospital in York, Pa. The former longtime Northeast Baltimore resident was 76. Mr. Proffitt, the son of a Southern Railway carpenter, was born in Monroe, Va., the youngest of five brothers and a sister. "His father named him for Alf Landon but his mother didn't like that name and added the Dale," said his wife of 54 years, the former Theresa M. Wozniak, a retired educator.
August 19, 2007
A graphic in Friday's Anne Arundel section may have left a misleading impression about when Brooklyn Park Middle School failed to meet the state's annual benchmarks for student progress. Special education students didn't meet reading benchmarks in the 2002-2003 and 2003-2004 school years. Though those students reached those goals in 2004-2005, black students fell short that year. The school made adequate progress in all areas last year, before falling behind again in two categories this year.
March 28, 2007
Live performance -- Darcie Hildebrand, Katherine Gowland and Emily Crowley will appear in Severna Park Middle School's production of Schoolhouse Rock Live! Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $5 in advance for children in eighth grade and younger, and $8 in advance for ninth-graders and older; the cost at the door is $7 and $10, respectively. Order forms are available at www.spms-sls.org.
October 26, 2004
Harlem Park Middle School in West Baltimore was ransacked over the weekend, forcing the school to stay closed yesterday. It is expected to reopen today. Someone entered the school between Saturday and yesterday morning and ransacked 21 classrooms and administrative offices. The vandals broke windows in doors to gain access to locked classrooms, leaving shattered glass on the floor, a school spokeswoman said. School officials discovered the vandalism at 6 a.m. yesterday and decided to close the school for the day to investigate the break-in as well as clean and make repairs.
December 15, 2002
Brooklyn Park principal named education leader Brenda Hurbanis, principal of Brooklyn Park Middle School, has been named the distinguished education leader for Anne Arundel County Public Schools for this year. The middle-school staff nominated Hurbanis for the award, which is sponsored by the Washington Post. "Hurbanis epitomizes the words `instructional visionary.' The commitment to the mission, vision and values of the school is always evident in her action and words," said her staff in the nomination.