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December 13, 2009
The Food & Nutrition Services of Howard County's public schools has added a new link to its Web page where families can view the daily lunch menu for their respective schools, along with the menus for the next week as soon as they are posted. In addition, the nutritional value of each menu item is available in a drop down box. Go to schoolmenu.com or hcpss.org and click on lunch menus in the quick links area.
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The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
Football No. School  Record  Prev.   1. McDonogh  4-2  1   2. Arundel  6-0  2   3. Gilman  5-2  3   4. Mount Saint Joseph  6-1  4   5. Calvert Hall  4-2  5   6. Franklin  5-1  6   7. Broadneck  6-0  7   8. Old Mill  4-2  8   9. Howard  6-0  9   10. River Hill  6-0  10   11. Meade  5-1  11   12. Archbishop Curley ...
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NEWS
By Liz Bowie | June 20, 2012
Confidence in public schools has dropped five percentage points in the past year and is at its lowest point since 1973, according to a recent Gallop poll.  Only 29 percent of people  surveyed said they had a great deal of confidence in public schools, less than other institutions such as the military, small businesses, theU.S. Supreme Court, the presidency, and police. The highest confidence was reported in a poll in 1973 when it was 58 percent.  Gallup reported that a drop in public confidence in American institutions as a whole, with Congress coming in last.
NEWS
By Liz Bowie and The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2014
For Austin Bradburn, a fresh cup of coffee, brewed and delivered during the busy early-morning hallway rush, became an unlikely path into the complex social world of his high school. Bradburn and eight fellow Patapsco High School special-education students began brewing coffee in their Patriot Java Stop last December, an idea launched by their teachers as a way to give the students real-world skills for their life after high school. "Nothing we have ever done has given them so many gains," said Dana Evans, who has taught the students with Beth Gray for the past dozen years.
EXPLORE
July 14, 2011
Vacation Bible school - Sponsored by First Baptist Church of Laurel, July 18-22, 6-8:30 p.m., 15000 First Baptist Lane. Open to children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. No charge. Kerrie Pariso, 410-309-3381. Vacation Bible school - Big Apple Adventure, Where Faith and Life Connect, July 25-29, 9 a.m. to noon, Our Savior Lutheran Church, 13611 Laurel Bowie Road. For kids age 4 to completion of sixth grade. Music, crafts, Bible study, missions focus, snacks and games.
NEWS
Erica L. Green and Erica L. Green | April 29, 2014
Baltimore city schools' finance chief will leave at the end of the school year to head back north to Connecticut. Victor De La Paz was appointed chief financial officer of the New Haven, Conn. school district Tuesday night, according to published reports.  According to the New Haven Independent, De La Paz will start his post there on July 14. De La Paz was brought here from Hartford, Conn. by former schools CEO Andres Alonso in 2012, and his departure means that Baltimore will most likely see a complete turnover of central office leadership when incoming superintendent Gregory Thornton starts his tenure on July 1.  Thornton announced key appointments to his cabinet, including a new chief of staff and chief academic officer, last week.
NEWS
May 10, 2013
Once again, Gov. Martin O'Malley, House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller pull the wool over the eyes of Marylanders ("The state busts," May 8). What a great deal tables games are for the casino operators, while the Education Trust Fund receives the "table scraps. " How many Democrats does it take to screw Marylanders? Three. Earl Walter
NEWS
By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com and Amanda Yeager, ayeager@tribune.com | March 4, 2014
Howard County Public School officials announced that schools will be closed again Tuesday after deciding conditions weren't safe because of freezing temperatures overnight following Monday's snowstorm. School officials said Monday night that shools likely would open two hours late but that they would review the decision Tuesday morning. They elected to close schools for the second day in a row. MSA testing for Tuesday has been canceled. Testing will be held Wednesday, Thursday, and March 11-12.
NEWS
March 6, 2012
Why does Baltimore City Schools CEO Andrés Alonso need a driver ("Overtime costing schools millions," March 2)? You would have to think that he is an important personage to merit that, such as a vice president or a general? F. Cordell, Lutherville
NEWS
June 8, 2011
News that Baltimore may have a benefactor willing to finance $500 million of construction ("Proposed downtown arena gets private financing commitment," May 25) invites one to dream of a history-making school construction campaign. Imagine Baltimore preparing to open 20 brand new, state-of-the-art public schools. Or 15, or 10, or however many schools can be built with the resources needed to construct an arena. I don't dream of a big, new arena and its touted benefits. I dream of a city school system so pumped up, so modern, so enticing that families move here to give their children a great public education.
NEWS
By Stephen Waldron and Capital News Service | October 9, 2014
State and federal officials visited Folger McKinsey Elementary School in Severna Park this week to review the school's efforts to teach students about the environment - and reduce its own environmental impact. Folger McKinsey was recognized as a Green Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education in 2012. The award is given to schools working to reduce their environmental impact and provide effective environmental education for students. The visit, part of the Department of Education's annual nationwide tour of current and former Green Ribbon Schools, included officials from the education department, the state Board of Education and the Maryland House of Delegates.
FEATURES
By John-John Williams IV and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
Aya Dixon, 15, has dreams of working for a top design house before eventually branching off to create her own line of couture. Up until now, her only brush with that industry was thumbing through glossy magazines or watching reality shows on television. That changed Wednesday when the Baltimore Design School sophomore got a chance to mingle with the likes of Anna Wintour, popular designer and "Project Runway" judge Zac Posen and other big names in the fashion industry. Dixon was part of a group of 10 students from Baltimore Design School who attended the White House's first Fashion Education Workshop, led by first lady Michelle Obama.
NEWS
By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
A man was injured when he was shot with a BB gun near Hereford High School at about 8 p.m. Wednesday night, Baltimore County police said. The victim, estimated to be in his 50s, had an upper-body wound and is expected to survive, police spokesman Cpl. John Wachter said. Police said initially that they were not sure whether the weapon was a BB gun or a low-caliber handgun. Authorities are searching the area of the 17300 block of York Rd. for a suspect, who might have also caused a nearby car crash, in which a vehicle left the road, police said.
SPORTS
The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
Maryland men's soccer coach Sasho Cirovski has been suspended one game by the Big Ten for actions after the team's loss to Northwestern on Sunday that were in violation of the conference's sportsmanship policy. As part of the penalty, the school has also been fined $10,000. Cirovski will incur the total cost of the fine, according to a team spokeswoman. Cirovski will serve the suspension Wednesday night against Virginia Commonwealth. According to a story in The Diamondback , Maryland's student paper, Cirovski "tried pushing his way toward the officials, his arms flailing and his voice booming" after the 3-2 overtime loss at Northwestern.
NEWS
By Liz Bowie and By Liz Bowie | October 7, 2014
The head of the Baltimore County school administrators union said the majority of misconduct cases against administrators can "be resolved more expeditiously. " Speaking at the county school board meeting on Tuesday night, William Lawrence, executive director of the Council of Administrative and Supervisory Employees, suggested that the union and the county work together on resolving cases more quickly. Currently, administrators and teachers can spend weeks and months investigating a teacher for misconduct, sometimes while they sit in a warehouse.
NEWS
By Colin Campbell and Jessica Anderson and The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
A pair of people drunkenly stole an empty Anne Arundel County school bus, crashed it twice, smashed out the windows and tried to torch it before ditching it in the woods in Davidsonville Tuesday morning, police said. The motive? Travis Edward Champagne and Nicole Jo-Ann Adams, charged in the incident, were "looking for change to purchase cigarettes," police said. During a search, the Anne Arundel County Police Department's Aviation Unit spotted the bus badly damaged under power lines near Governor's Bridge and Strawberry Run roads just before 9 a.m., police said.
NEWS
By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2011
More than a week after Hurricane Irene blew through Maryland, power has been restored to almost all public schools in Baltimore, Baltimore County and Anne Arundel County. In Baltimore County, Winfield Elementary is closed Tuesday because it doesn't have power, and in the city, Lockerman Bundy Elementary is also closed to students, the systems said. Lockerman Bundy staff should report to Mary Ann Winterling Elementary. Irene played havoc with the schedules of educators, parents and students, as schools lost, gained, and in some instances re-lost power from day to day.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | April 3, 2012
A bomb threat closed all eight Kent County public schools Tuesday morning and forced Maryland State Police and local officers to search the buildings with bomb-sniffing dogs. The schools were closed soon after classes began and approximately 2,500 students were sent home for the rest of the day. The search continued throughout the day, but no explosive devices had been detected by late afternoon, school officials said. School officials confirmed they had found a note early Tuesday at Kent County Middle School in Chestertown.
NEWS
By Peter Crispino and For The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2014
Two new synthetic turf fields unveiled this week at Kinder Farm Park will transform the Millersvillle facility into the new home of Severna Park High School athletics - at least for the foreseeable future. Community leaders, school officials and student athletes gathered at the complex Monday to dedicate the fields, which along with four additional grass surfaces will accommodate many of the Falcons' fall and spring sports teams while construction is underway on the new Severna Park High School.
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