November 19, 1992
Board of Education officials will discuss plans to open a new middle school on Mountain Road at a Nov. 30 meeting for Riviera Beach Elementary parents.Children from Riviera Beach, Fort Smallwood and Jacobsville elementary schools would attend the new school, which is on the same grounds as Chesapeake Middle and High schools.The plan aims to alleviate overcrowding at George Fox Middle School.Michael Raible, county director of school planning and construction, will meet with parents at 7:30 p.m. at Riviera Beach Elementary, 8515 Jenkins Road.
April 4, 2010
•Gifted and talented testing will be held from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. May 1 at Faulkner Ridge Center, 10598 Marble Faun Court in Columbia. Testing is for nonpublic-school students in grades 5-7 who plan to enter county middle schools in August. To register and for more information, parents should call 410-313-6800. Deadline is April 23. •The Howard County public school system is seeking members for a potential Attendance Area Adjustment Committee, to be appointed by the superintendent.
November 5, 2003
Group is honoring minority children who did well on test The Council of Elders of the Black Community of Howard County will recognize elementary school-age African-American and other minority children who attend community learning centers and scored at or above the 81st percentile on this year's CTBS/5, the national Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills. The test was given to second-, fourth- and sixth-graders in March. The event has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. today, Friday and Nov. 12, because of the large number of children who will receive awards.
January 14, 2001
Better planning would win schools more state funds It is time for the taxpayers, parents and educators of Carroll County to know why our state has repeatedly refused to fund new school construction in this county, especially the Cranberry Station Elementary School and the new Westminster-area high school: Our county does not appear to have a comprehensive systemwide school plan at this time. Our county and school decision-makers continue to insist on building new schools in the wrong places and have different rules for different areas of the county when it comes to school planning.
November 27, 1991
Howard County could save 10 percent on school construction without hurting educational programs, two local architects say.Architects James Schulte, vice president of Security Development Corp. in Ellicott City, and Stephen W. McLaughlin, of ARIUM Inc. in Columbia, reported results of their school construction cost study Monday to school officials, PTA leaders, local business representatives and parents whohave served on school planning committees."Schools can be built less expensively without sacrificing any educational quality," said Schulte, who said he builds shopping centersfor $50 a square foot, about half the cost of school construction inHoward and neighboring counties.
November 30, 2007
A proposal that would send close to 90 students from Howard High School to Long Reach High School for the 2010-2011 school year has struck a nerve with some Elkridge parents, who say they moved to the area with the understanding that their children would attend the Ellicott City school. Joel A. Gallihue, the school system's manager of school planning, said it's too early to say what will happen in 2010. "It's so far out," Gallihue said. "And because the decision has not been made yet, I hesitate to say what neighborhood [would be affected.