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May 1, 1999
THE MASSACRE at Columbine High School raises concern about the adequacy of gun laws, parents, the juvenile justice system -- guidance counselors in schools.The media quickly sought out counselors around the nation after the shooting in Littleton, Colo., to determine signals missed and methods to prevent another such tragedy. One conclusion: School counselors typically have such crushing caseloads of hundreds, even thousands, of pupils that they can't identify, much less reach, seriously disturbed children.
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The Washington Post | March 22, 2014
A Georgetown University student has been charged with possessing the powerful toxin ricin after it was discovered in his dorm room this week, according to court documents. Daniel Harry Milzman, 19, of Bethesda is facing federal charges for possession of more than 120 milligrams of the poison a potentially lethal amount. Milzman on Monday informed his residential adviser at Georgetown's McCarthy Hall that he had created ricin and showed the adviser a plastic bag containing what he claimed was the substance, court documents say. The residential adviser notified school counselors, who alerted police.
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By JoAnne C. Broadwater and JoAnne C. Broadwater,Special to the Sun | December 5, 1999
For college-bound high school students and their parents, senior year can mean the stress of applications, financial concerns and the nervous wait for college responses that may not arrive until spring.But for those who choose what colleges call "early decision" -- a binding commitment to enroll at their first and only choice of a college, if admitted -- the uncertainty of the college search may come to an end before the winter holidays begin."Early-decision students know three months earlier where they are going to college," said Samuel McNair, director of enrollment marketing for the Johns Hopkins University, which offers the option.
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May 29, 2013
The Office of School Counseling under county schools is launching a new Senior College Application Boot Camp to provide support to the Class of 2014. The free program is open to all county rising seniors and will address a range of topics including the application, essay preparation, NCAA eligibility, selective admissions, applications to military academies, state scholarships and other financial aid. Guest speakers will include representatives of Georgetown and Tufts universities.
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September 19, 2012
I must disagree with your editorial recommending that a better approach to the problem of children bringing guns to school would be having students alert authorities to troubling behavior by their peers ("Guns in schools," Sept. 16). It is the adults who must learn to interpret the warning signs given off by troubled youngsters before they lead to violence in the home and at school - parents, teachers, school counselors and staff. The adults are the ones who should be learning and working together more pro-actively.
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May 29, 2013
The Office of School Counseling under county schools is launching a new Senior College Application Boot Camp to provide support to the Class of 2014. The free program is open to all county rising seniors and will address a range of topics including the application, essay preparation, NCAA eligibility, selective admissions, applications to military academies, state scholarships and other financial aid. Guest speakers will include representatives of Georgetown and Tufts universities.
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By Lan Nguyen and Lan Nguyen,Sun Staff Writer | July 3, 1994
In a marked departure from past practices, four county high schools will get an extra guidance counselor in the fall to help with increased enrollment.Atholton, Centennial, Howard and Mount Hebron high schools will each get a fourth guidance counselor. The four schools have the county's highest enrollments, from at least 1,200 to as many as 1,400 students. In the past, each of the county's eight high schools had three guidance counselors, despite the rise or fall in student population."That was fine when most of the high schools were small and equal in size.
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September 27, 2000
Boundary-lines meeting scheduled at 7:30 tonight The Howard County public school system will hold the second of two public meetings on boundary-line adjustments at 7:30 p.m. today in the Hammond High School auditorium, 8800 Guilford Road, Columbia. The discussion will cover the northeastern and southeastern areas of the county, and east and west Columbia. Information: 410-313-6682. Hearing tomorrow on proposed budgets Howard County schools will hold a public hearing on the superintendent's proposed fiscal 2002 operating and capital budgets and fiscal 2003-2007 Capital Improvement Program at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the boardroom at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.
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By VICKI WELLFORD | April 19, 1994
Arundel Senior High School, 1001 Annapolis Road in Gambrills, is sponsoring a Senior Awards Assembly at 8:35 a.m. May 24 in the school auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.*Summer school is available for students who need to make up work, improve grades or prepare for functional tests. Courses will be offered at Broadneck High, Glen Burnie High and South River High.Interested students must speak to their school counselors before June 11. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 11 and 12 at the above schools.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2013
An Anne Arundel County high school teacher and basketball coach, facing charges related to an alleged relationship with a student, turned herself in to police on Tuesday. Police said Broadneck High School English teacher Erin Thorne, 28, and a senior student exchanged nude pictures of themselves through text messages beginning in the boy's senior year in September 2010. Police said they determined the two exchanged the text messages before the student was 18, and later they had a sexual relationship that began after he turned 18. The student, now 19, graduated in spring 2011, authorities said.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2013
An Anne Arundel County high school teacher and basketball coach, facing charges related to an alleged relationship with a student, turned herself in to police on Tuesday. Police said Broadneck High School English teacher Erin Thorne, 28, and a senior student exchanged nude pictures of themselves through text messages beginning in the boy's senior year in September 2010. Police said they determined the two exchanged the text messages before the student was 18, and later they had a sexual relationship that began after he turned 18. The student, now 19, graduated in spring 2011, authorities said.
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By Dallas Dance | January 9, 2013
Last night, I presented a $1.3 billion operating budget proposal for Baltimore County Public Schools for fiscal 2014. Due to financial limitations, the proposed budget does not meet all of our needs, but it provides a good foundation related to our three budget priorities: managing continued growth in student enrollment; raising the bar and closing gaps in student academic achievement; and investing in our future by strengthening our infrastructure....
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September 19, 2012
I must disagree with your editorial recommending that a better approach to the problem of children bringing guns to school would be having students alert authorities to troubling behavior by their peers ("Guns in schools," Sept. 16). It is the adults who must learn to interpret the warning signs given off by troubled youngsters before they lead to violence in the home and at school - parents, teachers, school counselors and staff. The adults are the ones who should be learning and working together more pro-actively.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2012
Anne Arundel County police and school officials have thwarted a child abduction across state lines. Anonymous information related to a middle-school counselor on Sept. 6 detailed a 12-year-old girl's plans to run away from home with a boyfriend in a stolen vehicle. School personnel, including the resource officer, contacted the student's guardian and received permission to access the child's social media account and cellular phone data. Information discovered in those accounts convinced officials the boyfriend was an adult male, who likely knew the age of the child.
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By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2012
Earlier this summer, Dan and Heather Simons started adding up the cost of school supplies for their son, who is entering first grade. Glue stick, binder, crayons, lunch box — plus a backpack to carry everything — could easily run $20 to $30. "As my wife and I reviewed the list, we got into a conversation of how expensive it can be for families that have multiple children and don't have the money to buy" supplies, said Dan Simons, 40. ...
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2012
Dr. Gloria Lea Bledsoe, a retired Baltimore County guidance counselor who established an Oldfields School early-childhood education program, died of cancer May 30 at Glen Meadows Assisted Living. She was 85 and lived in Towson for many years. Born Gloria Lea Whittle in Baltimore and raised on LaPaix Lane, she was a 1945 graduate of Notre Dame Preparatory School. After raising her family, she began teaching at Oldfields School in 1979. She established a nursery school along with an early-childhood education program, family members said.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2010
Anne Arundel County's most recent public high school graduates have been offered nearly $65 million in scholarships, a county record and a 15 percent increase over last year's mark, county officials said. It is the third consecutive year that Anne Arundel has had a double-digit percentage increase in scholarship amounts offered, and it represents a windfall in a school system where 80 percent of the 5,073 graduating seniors say they plan to attend college. "These offers are a tribute not only to the dedicated students who received them, but to their parents and teachers and counselors who spend so many hours working with our students to maximize their chances for scholarships," said county schools Superintendent Kevin M. Maxwell.
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By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | June 17, 1999
At a time of heightened concern about youth violence, Baltimore County social workers and school counselors came together yesterday to preview a nationally used program that helps young people build stronger relationships by understanding their emotions.About 60 Baltimore County representatives learned about the philosophy of PEERS (Practical Exercises Enriching Relationship Skills), which teaches young people how to solve conflicts by coping with stress, communicating effectively and managing anger.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2012
The Easter Sunday suicide of a Glenelg High School teen has raised long-standing concerns about cyber-bullying, as parents and teachers call on Howard County schools to do more to boost awareness and prevention. Chaun Hightower, president of the Howard County Council of PTAs, said she doesn't know enough about the circumstances surrounding 15-year-old Grace McComas' death to discuss it. But she believes that cyber-bullying is a pervasive issue and that the district's policy could be strengthened.
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By Janet Gilbert | November 15, 2011
I am not one of Maryland's public high school guidance counselors, and yet at this time of year, I feel their pain. So I shall speak up for them, because they have no voice - or at least I can't hear their desperate, muffled cries from beneath the smothering heap of paperwork they are processing for hundreds of anxious high school students facing the looming college application deadline of Dec. 1. High school guidance counselors have to write...
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