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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Staff Writer | November 9, 1993
That school on South Center Street may finally have a new name tomorrow if the Carroll Board of Education votes in favor of Carroll Springs School.That's the new name favored by the school improvement team at the school, now called the Carroll County Education Center, and it's the name Superintendent R. Edward Shilling is recommending for school board approval.The board meets at 5 p.m. tomorrow at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center.The board will discuss several other issues at the regular monthly meeting, including a policy that further clarifies a ban on staff-student dating.
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By Laura Loh and Laura Loh,SUN STAFF | April 6, 2005
More than 50 students held a rally yesterday to protest a plan to split 2,000-student Patterson High into several smaller schools - a change that has occurred at three other large high schools under a citywide reform initiative. Citing research that shows small schools have higher attendance rates and less violence, city school officials say they intend to reorganize the city's six remaining zoned schools in the next few years. As word about the reorganization reached Patterson High students and alumni recently, it triggered fears that school officials want to close the East Baltimore school or change it beyond recognition.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Staff Writer | September 21, 1993
Try again, folks.People in the community get a second chance to rename the Carroll County Education Center, and submissions have to be at the school by Oct. 21.The school improvement team had settled last spring on a new name, Morgan Run School.But that name turns out to be taken, and the owners of the historic Morgan Run Schoolhouse in Shipley are not inclined to let the designation be borrowed.In June, Ronald and Deborah Zepp asked the Carroll County Board of Education not to use "Morgan Run."
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March 7, 2001
The student: Kathleen Condon, 17 School: Oakland Mills High School Special achievement: Student government president for the second straight year, Kathleen is a member of the school's Peer Leaders group, Spirit Club, Italian Club, School Improvement Team and Human Relations Committee. She is also the yearbook editor and a National Honor Society member. An accomplished athlete, she runs track, plays varsity soccer and lacrosse, and is one of four students on Howard County's Interscholastic Athletic Advisory Committee.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Staff Writer | February 21, 1993
The name says nothing about what goes on inside the Carroll County Education Center, which is why the school improvement team wants to change it.L For one thing, the word "school" isn't anywhere in the name."
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March 7, 2001
The student: Kathleen Condon, 17 School: Oakland Mills High School Special achievement: Student government president for the second straight year, Kathleen is a member of the school's Peer Leaders group, Spirit Club, Italian Club, School Improvement Team and Human Relations Committee. She is also the yearbook editor and a National Honor Society member. An accomplished athlete, she runs track, plays varsity soccer and lacrosse, and is one of four students on Howard County's Interscholastic Athletic Advisory Committee.
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By Melody Simmons and Melody Simmons,Sun Staff Writer | March 24, 1994
A city school committee is recommending that School No. 236 -- Hamilton Elementary and Middle School -- be permanently closed -- instead of renovated for $4.1 million, as had been planned.Under the recommendation, the school's 600 students would be transferred to the 23-year-old Northern Parkway Junior High School building in the 2500 block of E. Northern Parkway this fall.The committee, the School Improvement Team, voted 15-to-1 to recommend that the 69-year-old, brick building in the 6100 block of Old Harford Road be closed.
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May 29, 1997
Spring Garden Elementary School will dedicate its new nature trail and study area at 3 p.m. Sunday at the school in Hampstead.Students and staff completed the trail with help from students at North Carroll High School. The two-year project began when the Spring Garden school improvement team asked Assistant Principal Jackie Powell to start a committee to turn an unused county field and woods into a nature trail for the elementary school.The trail will be dedicated to the memory of Ashley Elizabeth Frazier, who was a fourth-grader at the school when she died in an accident in 1995.
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By Sally Buckler and Sally Buckler,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 14, 1997
DID YOU meet Bonnie Daniel at the Howard County Fair yesterday?The new principal of Glenelg High School showed her Glenelg Gladiator spirit by helping at the Boosters Club french fry stand.Daniel knows some of Glenelg's staff members through her work as a facilitator in staff development, from teaching English and being principal and as former English supervisor for the county schools."We have a good, solid staff here at Glenelg," Daniel says.Daniel is a principal who wants to get the community even more involved with the school.
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By Brenda J. Buote and Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF | August 27, 1997
The controversial 37-month tenure of Patterson High Principal Bonnie Erickson ended yesterday when she was transferred out of the school and placed at the helm of one of the city's six alternative centers for disruptive children.Erickson, 55, will head the Southeast "APEX" center, short for "Achieving Personal Excellence," said Sandra Wighton, area superintendent for Southeast Baltimore. The center, in Butchers Hill, provides unruly middle school students with academic aid and psychological counseling.
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By Donna Koros Stramella and Donna Koros Stramella,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 4, 2000
IF YOUR CHILDREN attend school in Glen Burnie, chances are good that you'll meet Janet Pogar. The mother of six is a triple threat - in parent-teacher organizations, that is. Pogar is president of the PTA at Richard Henry Lee Elementary. And Corkran Middle. And Glen Burnie High. And as if her calendar is not full enough, she finds time to coordinate volunteers at the elementary school, plan school dances and skate parties, work as a guest reader for children, play chaperon on field trips and organize fund-raisers for the middle school band.
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By Laura Dreibelbis and Laura Dreibelbis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 31, 2000
Ten-year-old Ngeri Kamausits in a secluded area plotting data on a graph with adult helper Jane Long at Running Brook Elementary School. "First you need to label your axes," Long instructs softly. She shows Ngeri how the horizontal line goes across and the vertical line goes up. The two work together until they can connect the dots with a ruler. "Let's see what you can do for yourself," says Long after their lesson is finished. Ngeri thinks she could make a graph on her own after working with Long.
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By Erika D. Peterman and Erika D. Peterman,SUN STAFF | September 16, 1999
Whether by fate or plan, Brenda Thomas has a habit of stepping into challenges.After nine years of teaching social studies at Wilde Lake Middle School, Thomas left in 1995 to become eighth-grade team leader at Elkridge Landing Middle School the year it opened. Two years later, she went to a severely overcrowded Clarksville Middle School as assistant principal.Then the call came asking her to take the helm of Wilde Lake Middle School this year, a racially and economically diverse school in the heart of Columbia that has struggled recently with test scores, a receding student population and bad word-of-mouth; a school where unhappy parents removed dozens of children this year to attend the new Lime Kiln Middle in Fulton.
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By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,SUN STAFF | March 21, 1999
March can be the meanest of all months. Long, dark and dreary, it often inspires mischief.At Broadneck Senior High School in Anne Arundel County, the mischief-making that usually peaks during March has been replaced with a kind of organized chaos known as March Madness. It's not a college basketball tournament, but a month's worth of contests, free ice cream, dances, spaghetti dinners and dress-up days designed to ward off the evils of cabin fever and spring fever that play havoc with school discipline about this time every year.
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By Amy L. Bernstein | November 20, 1998
BY ALMOST any measure, Mount Washington Elementary School, in northwest Baltimore, is one of two or three city elementary schools that can truly be called excellent. Its students outscore most other city schools on the Maryland School Performance Assessment Program (MSPAP) tests and other diagnostic exams. Attendance figures are stellar -- consistently above 95 percent.Naturally, Mount Washington does not excel in a vacuum. Parents are deeply involved in school affairs. The teachers are among the best in the state.
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By Natalie Harvey and Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 30, 1998
THE SCHOOL year has ended, but it is never too late to give credit where credit is due.Our neighborhood unsung heroes and heroines are members of the School Mentor Program and School Improvement Team who gave so many hours to benefit our children.Stevens Forest Elementary School received three awards for the school's mentor program, coordinated by school counselor Pat Shifflett.The program recruited retirees and parents to spend time each week with students, to befriend them and help them with their studies.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | November 27, 1996
The awarding of $254,000 in state grants to 11 Anne Arundel County elementary schools was a well-kept secret, both before and after yesterday's announcement.Few school administrators were at the meeting where the winning schools were named at an event billed as a daylong conference on school reform. And the principals who did know had no one around with whom to share the good news.Schools are not in session this week. Yesterday was reserved for a second day of parent-teacher conferences, but many teachers left early because they had evening conferences last week.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | June 16, 1998
The Winfield Elementary School PTA has launched an effort to rename the school after Raymond Mathias, Winfield's longtime principal who was killed last month in a car accident.Organizers of a petition drive have collected signatures from more than 1,000 people in the Winfield community who support changing the school's name to J. Raymond Mathias Elementary."He basically dedicated his career to Winfield, and we just thought it would be a fitting memorial to the man," said Lesley Long, a PTA member who presented the petition to the school board last week.
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By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | June 30, 1998
Tyree Wright did a wonderful impression of Steve Urkel, the same goofy expression, a nearly identical laugh and practically all of the same mannerisms as the television character.But Tyree's humor was only a front. He had a serious side about him. He was a leader and an above-average student at Patterson High School, where he was to be a junior in the fall. He starred on the school's indoor track team, and teachers liked him because of his doggedness with his studies.Tyree wanted to go to college and perhaps later become a California police officer.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | June 16, 1998
The Winfield Elementary School PTA has launched an effort to rename the school after Raymond Mathias, Winfield's longtime principal who was killed last month in a car accident.Organizers of a petition drive have collected signatures from more than 1,000 people in the Winfield community who support changing the school's name to J. Raymond Mathias Elementary."He basically dedicated his career to Winfield, and we just thought it would be a fitting memorial to the man," said Lesley Long, a PTA member who presented the petition to the school board last week.
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