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By Sherry Graham and Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 14, 1995
RACKING YOUR BRAIN for the perfect gift to surprise the person who seems to have just about everything?Despair no more. The item you're seeking could be waiting for your bid at the first-ever Celebrity, Faculty and Business Auction at Piney Ridge Elementary School.The school's PTA has put together an impressive list of items for auction on Saturday. Some unique celebrity items will be up on the auction block.A "M*A*S*H" script autographed by Alan Alda, and a signed doodle of Carol Burnett's famous Cleaning Lady character are two exciting items up for bid.Signed photos will be auctioned.
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By Arin Gencer and Arin Gencer,SUN REPORTER | August 19, 2007
The roar of voices in the cafeteria at Winters Mill High School could have rivaled the typical school day's lunchtime din. But the myriad voices belonged to adults, new teachers mixing and mingling before mulling over the challenges of the coming school year, which starts tomorrow. Carroll County's fresh crop of hires went through a week of "school," as they learned the ropes and prepared classrooms -- and themselves -- for students. "This is a week of preparation and planning to be an effective teacher who will truly make a difference," said Lorraine Fulton, assistant superintendent of instruction, as she welcomed the group at Winters Mill on Monday.
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By Sherry Graham and Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 2, 1998
WITH CAREFUL brush strokes, students at Piney Ridge Elementary School are leaving their mark at the school.Under the enthusiastic encouragement of visual artist Elyse Harrison, the young artists have created a mural.Through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council's Artists-in-Education Program and funding from the school PTA, Harrison has spent the past few weeks guiding students as they work on a three-dimensional frieze."It's great that the kids have an opportunity to work with someone who is actually a professional [and]
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By Arin Gencer and Arin Gencer,Sun Reporter | July 8, 2007
School may be out for students, but for administrators, it remains in session. As they look to the next school year, a number of principals are preparing to take over new assignments this fall. The changes include: Theresa Ball, from Hampstead to Carrolltowne Elementary Deborah Bunker, from Linton Springs to Mount Airy Elementary Karen Covino, from assistant principal at Winfield Elementary to principal at Piney Ridge Michael Eisenklam, from assistant principal at Cranberry Station Elementary to principal at Eldersburg Robert Mitchell, from Manchester to Ebb Valley Elementary Jacalyn Powell, from Eldersburg to Hampstead Martin Tierney, from Carrolltowne to Manchester Vicki Winner, from assistant principal at Manchester to principal at Linton Springs "We always have some vacancies, and have to fill those vacancies in one way or another," said Jimmie Saylor, director of human resources for Carroll County Public Schools.
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By SHERRY GRAHAM and SHERRY GRAHAM,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 6, 1996
WHEN THE SCHOOL bell rings and the doors of Piney Ridge Elementary School open in two weeks, students will be greeted by a new principal.Ralph C. Viggiano has joined the staff at the school and officially began his duties as principal yesterday morning. Viggiano replaces Gloria Horneff, who has taken a position with the Maryland Department of Education.Viggiano comes to Piney Ridge after a 26-year career in the Prince George's County school system. He has a bachelor's degree from California University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree from George Washington University.
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By Sherry Graham and Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 25, 2000
THE NAME OF THE play is "The Rumor in the Reptile House," and it will be presented tomorrow at Piney Ridge Elementary School. Written by 15 fourth- and fifth-grade pupils, the play is one aspect of the creative experience that pupils have enjoyed thanks to a program brought to the school through Open Space Art. Using a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council's artist-in-education program and funding from the PTA, Piney Ridge art teacher Karen Peck...
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By Sherry Graham and Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 3, 1996
WITH JUST A WEEK of classes under their belts, it might be hard to imagine that students have anything to cheer about. Most schoolchildren only think about heralding the end of the school year.This year, for the first time, students at Piney Ridge Elementary School celebrated the beginning of a new year with a student and family "Back to School Picnic." The school's new principal, Ralph C. Viggiano, thinks it was a good way to begin."The picnic was a nice way of saying 'welcome back' to school.
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By Sherry Graham and Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 26, 1995
For many children, the act of jumping onto a bicycle and pedaling away requires very little thought. It's almost second nature to them.But starting Oct. 1, young riders throughout Maryland will need to be sure they've thought of wearing bike helmets. As the new helmet law goes into effect, bike riders under the age of 16 will be required to wear helmets.Failure to comply with the new law will result first in a warning and then in a fine from the state police.Second-grade students at Piney Ridge Elementary School are well aware of the new regulation.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff writer | May 5, 1991
When Piney Ridge Elementary opens its doors in September, classroomswill have room for growth under a redistricting option approved lastweek by the Board of Education.The board approved a plan Wednesday known as Option A, which will allow the school to open with about 490 students, well below its capacity of 600.Other options would have opened the school near or above capacity, which administrators wanted to avoid. They noted that the site, on Freedom Avenue off Route 26, has limited space for portables.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | September 28, 1997
A newly built outdoor classroom at Piney Ridge Elementary School gives students and teachers an opportunity for hands-on learning about wetlands, aquatic life and the environment.The outdoor classroom, the first at a county elementary school, was made possible, in large part, through the efforts of Piney Ridge fifth-graders, who won a $3,000 grant for materials from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and students from South Carroll High School, who contributed labor to the project.The children and the teen-agers spent about six hours Tuesday building bridges, trails, an observation deck and a classroom on 8 acres of wetlands behind the school.
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By KATIE MARTIN and KATIE MARTIN,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 13, 2005
Holding a thin piece of deerskin stretched tightly over a small brown painted coffee can, Alex Genuario concentrated on threading a piece of hemp through the small holes poked in the hide. Standing next to him, his younger brother, Dominic, threaded beads onto his piece of hemp and attached a wild turkey feather as a finishing touch. The Genuario brothers, 11 and 9, were making Native American drums as part of a program at the nature center in Piney Run Park in Sykesville. More than 15 elementary school-aged children participated in the event that was designed to teach them about Native American culture and make use of real animal hide donated to the nature center.
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By GINA DAVIS and GINA DAVIS,SUN REPORTER | October 2, 2005
As a child, Patricia W. Gadberry wanted two things out of life: to become a teacher and to be a good mother one day. Believing that she had accomplished both goals, she decided to step up her efforts to improve the lives of her own children and others' when she became one of at least 14 candidates seeking to fill a vacant position on Carroll County's five-member school board. Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. last week appointed Gadberry, 41, a longtime school volunteer and substitute teacher, to serve out the term of Laura K. Rhodes, who resigned in July.
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June 19, 2005
Head Start plans picnic Friday for celebration Catholic Charities Head Start of Carroll County is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the National Head Start Program and the fifth anniversary of the county program. As part of the celebration, there will be a picnic from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Westminster City Park for the program's families, staff, volunteers and community partners. The county commissioners will issue a proclamation Friday recognizing the anniversaries. Created in 1965, Head Start is the national school readiness program in the United States that provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | September 21, 2004
Del. Nancy R. Stocksdale, a three-term legislator and retired teacher, will be at Manchester Elementary School early Friday, assuming the role of principal. Sen. Larry E. Haines, leader of Carroll's all-Republican delegation, will address fifth-graders at Robert Moton Elementary on Thursday to assure them that their opinions count. Del. Tanya T. Shewell, appointed to the legislature last month, was gratified that Friendship Valley Elementary pupils found her "cool" after her visit yesterday.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 16, 2002
Three new principals were appointed this week to start the academic year in Carroll schools. Andrew N. Cockley, who has been assistant principal of Liberty High for two months, will take the helm of Century High in Eldersburg. Before his transfer in June to Liberty, Cockley had spent a year as assistant principal at North Carroll High and three years as an assistant principal at South Carroll High. Cockley also taught four years at Woodlawn High in Baltimore County and a year in New Jersey.
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By Debra Taylor Young and Debra Taylor Young,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 26, 2002
BRITTANY COMBS, 11, of Piney Ridge Elementary School has brought recognition and pride to herself and her school by creating an award-winning poster for an art contest sponsored by the American School Food Service Association. Her winning poster depicted a watermelon with a bite missing, with a banana and an apple. Her work fit the contest theme: "Fuel Up For High Performance." Jeanette Brophy, Piney Ridge's cafeteria manager, gave information about the contest to Brittany's art teacher, Terry Greenberg.
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By Sherry Graham and Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 13, 1997
A TELEVISION survey at Piney Ridge Elementary School started students thinking about what they watch and how to spend time more productively.The children graphed the hours they devote to television and noted their favorite shows. As part of the survey, the children had the option of writing an essay or designing a poster for an exhibit at the school."It is shocking how much television children watch," said guidance counselor Christina H. Snively, who initiated the surveys. "Nationally, the average is 28 hours a week.
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By Debra Taylor Young and Debra Taylor Young,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 13, 2001
PUPILS AT PINEY Ridge Elementary School are making a difference for a family in their community, while demonstrating their desire to make reading an important part of their lives. Since Feb. 1, pupils have been raising money for a readathon for the family of Sgt. Bruce A. Prothero, a police officer killed Feb. 7, 2000, while trying to thwart a robbery at a Pikesville jewelry store. Prothero is survived by his wife, Ann Warman Prothero, and five children ages 2 to 6, including triplets.
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