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March 3, 1991
The county public school system has established an activity program designed to encourage senior citizens' involvement in school activities.The program provides seniors with free admission to most athletic events, music concerts and dramatic performances.The Senior Citizen Activity Program Pass is available for any county resident over the age of 62.The application form can be obtained at any local public school or in the Public Information Office atthe Department of Education.Information: 992-0500.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2013
Frances B. Hale, the kind-hearted secretary at the Church of the Redeemer Parish Day School whose duties ranged from planning school activities to listening to students and comforting them, died Dec. 4 of heart failure at the Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville. She was 85. "Frances was a jewel. She was the epitome of kindness, grace and hospitality to strangers, friends and family," said Jeffrey P. Ayres, chancellor of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland and a longtime communicant of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer.
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October 5, 2012
Joppatowne High School closed at 9:15 a.m. Friday because of a power outage and the early dismissal forced the cancellation of all after school activities for the day. "All after school and evening activities at Joppatowne High School are cancelled," Teri Kranefeld, manager of communications for Harford County Public Schools, wrote in an email Friday morning, "including the homecoming football game. " The game was cancelled, but not the dance. "However, the homecoming dance scheduled for tomorrow will be held as planned," Kranefeld wrote.
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By Liz Bowie | October 7, 2013
Because of a tornado watch, Anne Arundel County's schools are canceling or moving indoors all afternoon activities that are usually held outside. Parents may contact their child's school if they have questions about whether an outside activity is canceled. The change is being made because of a tornado watch that is in effect in the county until 5 pm Monday.  The schools will dismiss on time and evening school clases will operate on normal schedules.
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By Baltimore Sun reporter | September 30, 2010
Closings for Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 Aleph Bet Jewish Day School Normal schedule on Friday . Baltimore County schools. Early Dismissal. Note: Closing two hours early. . Carroll County schools. Early Dismissal. Note: Carroll County Public Schools will be closing two hours early due to flooding. . Cecil County Schools. Early Dismissal. Note: Middle and high schools will be dismissed at 12:00 and elementary schools will be dismissed at 1:00.
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September 6, 1993
Year-round schools could probably save money, but don't appear to be worth the trouble. There are no clear educational benefits. Before Maryland tries a year-round calendar -- as Gov. William Donald Schaefer has urged -- costs and benefits need to be weighed much more carefully.Experts say it takes 18 months to talk through a year-round calendar with the community and develop a plan for smooth implementation. The impatient governor's desire to start an experiment before he leaves office is a recipe for failure.
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By Jill Hudson and Jill Hudson,SUN STAFF | June 1, 1997
Three more students and one former student have been charged in connection with the fight at Columbia's Wilde Lake High School that preceded a teacher's death almost three weeks ago, Howard County police said late last week.Friday's announcement brings to 12 the number of minors and adults facing charges in connection with the May 14 incident.According to a District Court commissioner, police issued a summons Friday for the arrest of former Howard High School student Sharee Lynne Robertson, 18, who lives in the 7900 block of Rustling Bark Court in Elkridge.
NEWS
February 9, 2000
UNDERAGE drinking is a criminal shame. It's dangerous for everyone, not just the kid who takes a drink. That message must be understood by minors, by law enforcement officers, by parents and especially by the public schools. So the students of Liberty High School who got caught drinking at house parties on New Year's Eve should endure the full consequences of their decision to attend -- and to stay -- at parties where kids were drinking. About 20 teen-agers have been implicated, including students active in sports and extracurricular activities at the Eldersburg school.
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By TIM BAKER | June 7, 1993
The living room in our house is a little unusual. A basketball hoop hangs on the far wall over the door.I take a pass and cut to my left. The sofa sets a perfect screen. Behind it, I go up for my jump shot. The ball hits nothing but net. I purse my lips and make that sweet sound. ''Swish.'' The crowd goes crazy.Actually, the hoop exists only in my imagination. So do the goal posts. I drop back to pass . . .These slow-motion fantasies are all that now remains of my modest high school athletic talents.
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By Lyn Backe and Lyn Backe,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 18, 1997
GROWTH AND CHANGE will take a lot of people by surprise next week as school reopens. Three months for a child can be like 40 years to me, and the first few days can bring surprises.June's best friend might be September's nemesis, and Miss A's appreciation of personal expression might not hold true in Mrs. B's classroom. It's a great challenge to try to help our children understand that the only constant is change, and their future lies in their ability to adapt to it and to participate in managing their own.Parental guidanceIf you've been thinking of changing your involvement in your child's life by getting more connected to school activities, DTC Annapolis High School (and all other area schools)
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | August 27, 2013
A power outage at Oakland Mills High School in Columbia has canceled all evening and after school activities on Tuesday, according to an email addressed to parents. The power outage is expected to be restored by tomorrow morning, according to the email.  #sigshell { padding: 10px; float: left; width: 320px; height: 52px; margin: 20px 0px; display: block; } #sigheadshot{ float: left; margin: 0px 10px 0px 0px; } #sigtwitter { margin-right: 5px; } #sigtooltip { padding: 5px; border-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius: 5px; -webkit-border-radius: 5px; }
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By Stephanie A. Flores-Koulish and Janell Lewis | May 9, 2013
It's Teacher Appreciation Week, the standardized testing season has mostly ended in the public schools this year - and what have we learned? Parents have learned that their first-graders are developing test anxiety. Teachers have learned that they need to tell parents to accept the fact that these high-stakes tests are not going anywhere. But perhaps most importantly, some of us have learned that some of the best kind of learning happens after school, or once the testing demands have passed.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | January 25, 2013
Harford County Public Schools will dismiss two hours early today, Friday, because of the threat of inclement weather. There will be no afternoon pre-K or preschool services, the school system reported shortly before 11 a.m. All afternoon/evening school activities are canceled.  The school system said it will evaluate weather conditions Saturday morning and a decision will be made regarding weekend activities by 5 a.m. Saturday and will be...
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October 5, 2012
Joppatowne High School closed at 9:15 a.m. Friday because of a power outage and the early dismissal forced the cancellation of all after school activities for the day. "All after school and evening activities at Joppatowne High School are cancelled," Teri Kranefeld, manager of communications for Harford County Public Schools, wrote in an email Friday morning, "including the homecoming football game. " The game was cancelled, but not the dance. "However, the homecoming dance scheduled for tomorrow will be held as planned," Kranefeld wrote.
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August 27, 2011
Faced with the threat of Hurricane Irene, county school officials have canceled all weekend events at the schools and planned to inspect the buildings and grounds Sunday to decide whether the schools will open for the year on Monday morning, as scheduled. An alert sent to parents Friday afternoon announced that all school-sponsored activities, including athletic practices, were canceled for the weekend in anticipation of the storm. In addition, school system maintenance workers will inspect buildings and grounds on Sunday, the alert stated, and any change in the school schedule will be announced "early Sunday evening.
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By Baltimore Sun reporter | September 30, 2010
Closings for Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 Aleph Bet Jewish Day School Normal schedule on Friday . Baltimore County schools. Early Dismissal. Note: Closing two hours early. . Carroll County schools. Early Dismissal. Note: Carroll County Public Schools will be closing two hours early due to flooding. . Cecil County Schools. Early Dismissal. Note: Middle and high schools will be dismissed at 12:00 and elementary schools will be dismissed at 1:00.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | January 25, 2013
Harford County Public Schools will dismiss two hours early today, Friday, because of the threat of inclement weather. There will be no afternoon pre-K or preschool services, the school system reported shortly before 11 a.m. All afternoon/evening school activities are canceled.  The school system said it will evaluate weather conditions Saturday morning and a decision will be made regarding weekend activities by 5 a.m. Saturday and will be...
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December 6, 1993
Jonathan BakstSchool: Howard High SchoolHometown: ColumbiaAge: 17Jonathan ranks No. 1 in a class of 264 students, one of about 10 seniors who hold a perfect grade-point average -- this with a load full of difficult gifted-and-talented and honors classes, and a spot on the varsity soccer team.The 6-foot, 3-inch senior was captain of the soccer and indoor track teams this year. He also plays varsity lacrosse for the school and club soccer outside of school for a traveling team.He is a National Honor Society member and a Maryland Distinguished Scholar semifinalist.
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By Liz Bowie | liz.bowie@baltsun.com | March 5, 2010
The first statewide teacher survey shows that Maryland has a remarkably satisfied teaching corps, three-quarters of whom feel positive about their work, the resources they are given and their schools' efforts to help every student. Most teachers don't feel they have enough say in the decisions that are made in their schools, or on the district level, however, and they say their school districts should increase the mentoring and support of new teachers. Only a third of new teachers said they had a mentor, a key point as the Maryland General Assembly considers legislation that would extend the length of time it takes a teacher to get tenure and would require more mentoring.
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By Liz Bowie | liz.bowie@baltsun.com | March 4, 2010
The first statewide teacher survey shows that Maryland has a remarkably satisfied teaching corps, three-quarters of whom feel positive about their work, the resources they are given and their school's efforts to help every student. Most teachers don't feel they have enough say in the decisions that are made in their schools, or on the district level, however, and they say their school districts should increase the mentoring and support of new teachers. Only a third of new teachers said they had a mentor, a key point as the Maryland General Assembly considers legislation that would extend the length of time it takes a teacher to get tenure and would require more mentoring.
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