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By Michael K. Burns and Michael K. Burns,Staff writer | March 15, 1992
Beware the Jabberwock, my son!The jaws that bite, the claws thatcatch!-- Lewis Carroll, "Through the Looking-Glass"Profane or pedagogical?That is the question raised about "Jabberwock", this year's annual play at North Harford Middle School. Some parents are complaining that the satirical comedy contains profanity and sexual innuendo.The county schools Superintendent Ray R. Keech responded to parent complaints by cutting five expletives from the play, which is to be presented by an eighth-grade class April 24.Four students withdrew from the play because of parents' objections to the play's content.
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By Liz Bowie | September 11, 2014
Getting their children into the Patapsco High School for the Arts, a magnet school in Baltimore County, was a dream come true, some Randallstown parents said. But then came the reality. From the northwest corner of the county to the school near Dundalk, the journey can take their children as much as two and a half hours one way on public transportation. And that, parents say, is unacceptable. A group of parents went to the school board this week requesting that there be a bus stop somewhere in the northwest area to take the 42 children who live there to the magnet school.
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NEWS
By PHYLLIS FLOWERS AND PHYLLIS LUCAS | November 29, 1993
Looking for a night of dinner and fine entertainment? Don't leave town.dTC This weekend, the North County Knight-Time Players of North County High School will present its dinner-theater production, "Ivanha -- The Worst High School Play in the World.""Ivanha" opens in the Kingdom of Saxonia, where King Isador, departing for the Crusades, leaves behind Queen Nina (Amanda Gillis), Princess Corsicana (Wendy Bolly) and Ivanha (Ben Shanks), heir to the throne.Isador's brother, Viscera (Matt Robey)
SPORTS
By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | December 4, 2013
Maryland, Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Boston College are in the mix for the Military and AdvoCare V100 bowls, according to bowl officials. But the games won't make their picks of the Atlantic Coast Conference schools until the weekend.   “We won't know until Sunday,” said Steve Beck, president and executive director of the Military Bowl, which will be held Dec. 27 in Annapolis. The AdvoCare V100 Bowl  -- which is Dec. 31 in Shreveport, La. -- also won't finalize its matchups until Sunday because “we have to see who the other bowls ahead of us are taking,” said Pesky Hill of the selection committee.
FEATURES
May 21, 2004
A correspondent writes: In the spring of 1970, my fifth-grade students in Carney Elementary School decided to perform The Pied Piper of Hamlin for the whole school at the end of the year. On one side of the school there is a steep hill rising about 15 feet and topped by a grove of trees. I had the brilliant idea that this would be a wonderful setting for our play. The audience could sit at the bottom and watch the actors perform at the top. When the pied piper played his flute, the children would follow him and "disappear" into the woods.
NEWS
By MICHAEL OLESKER | November 7, 1999
NOBODY WANTS to put the knock on Margaret I. Spicer, the principal of Owings Mills High School. She's only trying to protect people's feelings in a sensitive time. But she's taken a piece of literature and reduced it to a curse.The literature is "To Kill a Mockingbird," the heart-wrenching 1960 Harper Lee novel about a white Southern lawyer who defends a black man wrongly accused of raping a white girl.So powerful is the message of racial bigotry, and the courage to overcome it, that the book became a marvelous movie, and the movie was translated to theater.
NEWS
By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,SUN STAFF | November 24, 1995
NEW MARKET -- If Carl Freundel wanted only to entertain, his drama students could easily sell out Linganore High School's auditorium with a light-hearted musical, such as "Guys and Dolls."But Mr. Freundel, a drama teacher at the Frederick County school who also is a playwright, seeks to challenge his students. And his audience. He wants people to think, to see something with social relevance.So the school production this fall was "Hunger," a play with music and dance that was written by Mr. Freundel.
NEWS
February 21, 1997
FOR SOME CHILDREN, obtaining good grades in school is its own reward. Others need incentives -- money, a private telephone in their room, the ability to participate in school sports or other extracurricular activities.Anne Arundel County's 2.0 grade-point requirement for participation in extra-curricular activities may seem unduly harsh some, especially after it was reported that one-third of those involved in sports and other extra pursuits had to suspend those activities due to poor grades.
NEWS
January 13, 1991
Three Fallston High School seniors have been announced as semifinalists in the 1991 National Merit Scholarship Competition.Shawn Bullock, Mike Smith and Ellen White were among 15,000 other finalists selected throughout the country.In addition to being exceptional academic students, these three scholars are also involved in extracurricular activities.Shawn Bullock is a member of the German Club and is involved with Fallston's literary magazine, Troubadour. He plans to attend Cornell University.
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By SARA NEUFELD and SARA NEUFELD,SUN REPORTER | December 16, 2005
Police have beefed up patrols on City College's campus after a gunman and two accomplices robbed three students in the high school's rear parking lot on Wednesday evening. No one was hurt during the incident. The robbers fled with $25 taken from one of the students. It was the second robbery at the school this year. On Nov. 9, a teacher was robbed of $40 on the school's football field about 9:30 p.m., school police reported. The students, two girls and a boy, all 16, were sitting in a car waiting for a school play to begin when the robbers struck at about 6:30 p.m. The gunman wore a ski mask and his accomplices wore bandanas covering their faces, school police said.
NEWS
By Renee Foose | December 2, 2013
Educators need to have a clear understanding of how well we're educating students, not just in comparison to other students within the region or the nation but throughout the world. As the country moves beyond the "No Child Left Behind" (NCLB) era of high-stakes, low-utility assessments, a national debate is ensuing about what an assessment program should look like and, in some cases, whether we should have standardized assessments at all. The criticism of testing is understandable.
SPORTS
By Mike Klingaman and The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2013
Fifty years ago Friday, Orioles farmhand Bobby Floyd sat in a dugout, wondering why umpires were huddled grimly at home plate in the fifth inning of a Florida Instructional League game. Quickly, word spread. President John F. Kennedy was dead. In unison, it seemed, players and fans let out a collective gasp. "It was like all the air had been sucked out of the ballpark," Floyd said. Game over. The Baby Birds, as they were called, retreated to their clubhouse - budding stars like Paul Blair, Mark Belanger, Curt Blefary and Andy Etchebarren.
EXPLORE
March 7, 2013
Atholton Title: The Wedding Singer Dates: March 7-9, 7 p.m.; March 10, 3 p.m. Cost: $10 advance; $12 at the door. http://www.atholtondrama.org Centennial Title: The Wizard of Oz Dates: March 21-22, 7 p.m.; March 23, 2 and 7 p.m.; March 24, 3 p.m. Cost: $12. http://www.seatyourself.biz/chstheatre Glenelg Title: Into the Woods Dates: March 7-9, 7 p.m.; March 10, 2 p.m. Cost: $10. Call 410-313-5528 for...
EXPLORE
October 31, 2012
Atholton Title: "Dream Girl" (a comedy by Elmer Rice) Dates: Nov. 1-3, 7 p.m.; Nov. 4, 3 p.m. Cost: $12; http://www.atholtondrama.org. Centennial Title: "Twelfth Night" Dates: Nov. 15-16, 7 p.m., Nov. 17, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Nov. 18, 3 p.m. Cost: $10; http://www.chstheatre.org Glenelg Title: "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" Dates: Nov. 29-30, 7 p.m.; Dec. 1, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Dec. 2, 2 p.m. Cost: $10 Hammond Title: "The Mousetrap" Dates: Nov. 8-10, 7 p.m.; Nov. 10, 2 p.m. Cost: $12 at door, $10 advance; http://www.hammondhs.org/DramaAcad.htm Howard Title: "The Miracle Worker" Dates: Nov. 8-10, 7 p.m. Cost: $10; http://www.howardhighschool.net (go to theater department)
NEWS
By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2012
On a day filled with sunshine, music and poetry, the prep school Yeardley Love attended reclaimed her name from the tragic headlines and put it back where she spent some of her happiest days: on a playing field. "Sports brought out so many of her memorable characteristics - her fun-loving personality, dedication, loyalty and compassion for others," Lexie Love said Sunday at Notre Dame Preparatory School in Towson, where a new turf field was dedicated to her sister. "I'm sure she's looking down on her field now with a big smile on her face and looking forward to seeing the many games played on it. " Several hundred people attended the dedication of the $1.2 million Yeardley Love Field, named for the Notre Dame Prep alum who was murdered in May 2010, just weeks before she would graduate from the University of Virginia.
EXPLORE
November 28, 2011
This has been an exciting time for Catonsville High School, its football team and the fans in this community. The Catonsville Times has done an excellent job reporting the most recent win and the upcoming game against Poly. We are certainly proud of our team. On the same night that the game between Paint Branch and Catonsville was played, another event was held in the Catonsville High School auditorium. The Drama Department and students put on a production of Thornton Wilder's "Our Town," a play that is considered by many to be an American classic.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joanne E. Morvay and Joanne E. Morvay,Special to the Sun | September 3, 2000
If anyone had told Kristi Aten she would grow up to marry the boy who played Santa Claus in her elementary school play, she never would have believed them. Kristi barely knew Chris Rizzo though they were both raised in Pasadena in Anne Arundel County and attended Lake Shore Elementary, Chesapeake Bay Middle and Chesapeake High schools together. Chris was two grades ahead of Kristi. Kristi, 24, and Chris, 27, also went to Towson University at the same time, from 1994 to 1996. It wasn't until a year later, though, in 1997, that the two were formally introduced at a mutual friend's college graduation party.
NEWS
March 17, 1997
IT SHOULD GO without saying that child abusers do not belong in schools. It also should be obvious that any hint of abuse by employees or volunteers should be reported and the reports promptly acted upon.Nonetheless, experience shows school communities can become too willing to give questionable adults the benefit of the doubt.What has happened at Baltimore County's Parkville Middle School is an example. Principal Stephen A. Edgar admitted he erred in letting a convicted child molester volunteer with a school play.
SPORTS
By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2011
Even before his senior year of high school began, Mason Graham knew that he wanted to play football at Navy. But Jabaree Tuani, Graham's teammate at Brentwood Academy outside Nashville, Tenn., wasn't sold on making the same military commitment. As much as Navy assistant coach Ashley Ingram was recruiting Tuani, Graham was too. "Jabari and myself had always talked about playing somewhere together," recalled Graham, now a senior at Navy. "I was interested in the Naval Academy and he was kind of lukewarm to the idea.
SPORTS
By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2010
When Lyndsey Munoz got the call to play for the North team in the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic, it took a minute to sink in. North? Isn't her school, St. Mary's in Annapolis, pretty far south? "I was like, 'Cool,' when he told me I made the team. It didn't even register with me that everybody else was on the South team," Munoz said. Every other player from Maryland is on the South side for Saturday's fifth annual Classic at 5:30 p.m. at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium, but a glut of goalies shifted Munoz north.
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