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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...