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March 3, 1995
Due to a limited seating capacity of 800, the only tickets to tonight's 7 o'clock Class 2A South Region boys basketball championship game between host Oakland Mills and Glenelg will be pre-sold at the two schools today during school hours.
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
Sometimes, they offer help solving math problems, or writing sentences, or forming short paragraphs. Yet often, the adults of A-OK Mentoring-Tutoring of Columbia help Howard County students unlock their potential simply by giving an hour a week of attention. "The focus of our intervention is building a strong, encouraging relationship, where the child feels valued and important. That's the first big step," said Chaya Kaplan, executive director of the volunteer nonprofit, which partners with the school system to enhance students' academic and social development.
October 31, 1999
Area schools and literacy programs seek volunteers to help children and adults improve reading skills and to assist in related projects. Among them is:Francis Scott Key Technology Magnet School, 1425 E. Fort Ave., Baltimore, which needs tutors to work one on one with pupils students in grades one through three in reading weekdays during school hours. Contact: Nancy Collins, PTA president, 410-396-1503.If your school or organization is seeking volunteer reading tutors and would like to be included in this listing, call Sundial, 410- 783-1800 and enter code 6130.
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2014
Friday was the last day of school for Howard County students and staff, but protracted contract talks between the school system and the teachers union are headed for summer session. The one-year agreement between the system and the Howard County Education Association expires June 30, and on Friday the union filed a declaration of impasse with the Maryland Public School Labor Relations Board. The impasse could trigger mediation and, ultimately, binding arbitration in a dispute that has lasted much of the school year.
January 21, 2001
Area schools and literacy programs seek volunteers to help children and adults to improve reading skills and to assist in related projects. Among them are: Francis Scott Key Technology Magnet School, 1425 E. Fort Ave., Baltimore, which needs reading tutors to work one-on-one with pupils in first through third grades weekdays during school hours. Contact: Nancy Collins, PTA president, 410-396-1503. If your school or organization is seeking volunteer reading tutors and would like to be included in this listing, call Sundial, 410- 783-1800 and enter code 6130.
June 14, 1994
The mother of a Glen Burnie elementary school student sued the county school system for $800,000 yesterday, claiming that her daughter had been sexually assaulted at school by another student.The suit, filed in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court by a plaintiff identified only as Joyce M., alleges that a girl at Richard Henry Lee Elementary School assaulted her daughter several times during the 1992-'93 school year.The suit alleges that on Nov. 4, 1992, another student touched the plaintiff's daughter in "intimate areas" and "attempted to solicit sexual favors" during school hours and on school property.
By Dr. Modena Wilson and Dr. Alain Joffe and Dr. Modena Wilson and Dr. Alain Joffe,Special to The Sun | September 13, 1994
Q: Over the summer my son was started on a medication he is supposed to take three times a day. I am worried he'll conveniently forget to take it at school, because he'll find it embarrassing. Does he have to take it during school?A: We can't answer your question directly without more information. What is the medication? Why is he taking it? How old is your son? What are his school hours? Let's discuss his specific situation.Medication dosing schedules are designed to regulate the level of the medicine in the body.
By ROSALIE M. FALTER | August 21, 1995
The Linthicum Elementary School family would like to welcome several new staff members to the school for the 1995-96 school year.Dawn Datson, an teacher from High Point Elementary, will be the new special education teacher, replacing Will Robinson, who has taken a teaching position in Delaware.Debbie Martin will be joining us from Harmans Elementary to be the new second-grade teacher. She is taking the position left vacant by the retirement of Romaine Wilson.New part-time instructors are physical education teacher Debbie Shacklock and art teacher Susan Brisson.
By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2013
When students return to Perry Hall High School for the first day of school Aug. 27, they will find new safety measures in place, as well as an opportunity to get psychological counseling. "We know the anxiety is going to go up," said Principal George A. Roberts on Thursday. The school has applied for, and received, a federal grant to help students, staff and faculty who may have emotional needs as they enter the building nearly a year to the day after a student opened fire in the cafeteria, seriously injuring another student.
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...
By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | April 6, 2012
Maryland is poised to join a growing number of states that are requiring students to stay in school until their 18th birthday, a shift that President Barack Obama urged during his State of the Union address in January. A measure to raise the compulsory attendance age — state students now must attend until they turn 16 — has cleared both chambers in the Maryland General Assembly. It needs final approval by the Senate, which is expected as early as today. Gov. Martin O'Malley has said he will sign the legislation, which would fully take effect in 2017.
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2011
Private operators would take over six city recreation centers — in some cases, charging annual fees to those who use them or offering programs for ex-offenders and the mentally ill as well as children — under a deal that had been slated to go before Baltimore's spending board Wednesday. Some City Council members expressed concerns about the proposals, especially those in which the operator of two centers would charge annual fees. Late Monday, following repeated inquiries from a reporter for The Baltimore Sun, a spokesman for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the Board of Estimates would defer a decision on the contracts.
By Sara Neufeld and Sara Neufeld, | February 10, 2009
The day Andres Alonso dreaded came the Friday before Thanksgiving. For his first year and a half as Baltimore schools chief, the system was showing unprecedented progress. Four decades of enrollment decline ended. Test scores were their best since the state started keeping track. The graduation rate? Up. Suspensions? Down. Alonso's excitement grew with each new piece of good news, and yet he was anxious. "It can turn on a dime," he would say. And then, there was a murder. Markel Williams, 15, was stabbed to death by a fellow student outside William H. Lemmel Middle School.
December 21, 2008
The Howard County chapter of African American Culture will offer a countywide celebration of Kwanzaa from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 26. at the East Columbia 50 Plus Center, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. The public is invited. To reserve a seat: 410-313-7680. Mentors sought A-OK (Assist Our Kids) Mentoring/Tutoring Program is recruiting volunteers to work with Howard County elementary and middle schools. Volunteers are needed during school hours and after school until 6 p.m. Volunteers should be able to dedicate an hour a week for a school year.
November 23, 2008
The chamber orchestra of Oakland Mills High School, 9410 Kilimanjaro Road, Columbia, will present a concert to benefit the WBAL Kids Campaign at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in the school auditorium. The concert will feature the OMHS chamber orchestra, musicians from the Wilde Lake High School Chamber Orchestra, singers from the Annapolis Chorale and area soloists. The concert is appropriate for children and adults. Tickets are $10; students ages 11 and younger admitted free with a paying adult. Information: Philip Hale, 410-313-6945.
By Justin Fenton and Sara Neufeld and Justin Fenton and Sara Neufeld, and | November 22, 2008
A 15-year-old student was stabbed and killed outside his West Baltimore middle school yesterday afternoon, the first killing of a youth on city school grounds during school hours in more than 20 years. Police got a call for an injured person shortly after 1 p.m. and found the boy in the back of William H. Lemmel Middle School suffering from multiple stab wounds to his upper torso, according to Agent Donny Moses, a police spokesman.
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