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By Hanah Cho and Hanah Cho,SUN STAFF | July 28, 2004
If first impressions can make or break an introduction, then new Centennial Principal Scott Pfeifer passed the test yesterday before nearly 20 parents who met the administrator tasked with leading the high school after a grade-changing controversy involving high-level administrators. "We need some stability after the year of turmoil," said Lucinda Miller, a parent of a rising sophomore at the Ellicott City school. "He's very personable, very direct and very approachable." In June, Pfeifer assumed leadership at Centennial, where an investigation into allegations of grade-tampering by two top administrators rocked Howard County's premier high school.
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By Hanah Cho and Hanah Cho,SUN STAFF | July 28, 2004
If first impressions can make or break an introduction, then new Centennial Principal Scott Pfeifer passed the test yesterday before nearly 20 parents who met the administrator tasked with leading the high school after a grade-changing controversy involving high-level administrators. "We need some stability after the year of turmoil," said Lucinda Miller, a parent of a rising sophomore at the Ellicott City school. "He's very personable, very direct and very approachable." In June, Pfeifer assumed leadership at Centennial, where an investigation into allegations of grade-tampering by two top administrators rocked Howard County's premier high school.
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NEWS
November 13, 2001
An article Sunday in the Howard County edition of The Sun reporting on concerns that students might be using personal digital assistants to cheat, carried a subordinate headline - `Cheating is rampant' - that could be misinterpreted as a general description of the situation. In fact, it was a reported comment from one parent that River Hill High School Principal Scott Pfeifer quoted in a message to teachers warning them to look out for cheating.
NEWS
June 16, 2005
On June 10, 2005, WILLIAM EDWARD PFEIFER JR., D.D.S.; beloved husband of Charlotte A. Pfeifer; devoted father of Sue Porter and Scott Pfeifer; loving grandfather of Jason Love, Melissa Love, Sarah Pfeifer and Jeffrey Pfeifer and great-grandfather of Katarina Love. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, June 20 at 3 P.M. at Christ Lutheran Church, 701 S. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD. There will be no Interment Services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dr. Pfeifer's name to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 E. 33rd Street, Suite 1100, New York, NY 10016.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 11, 2004
New principals have been named for eight Howard County schools and the Applied Research Laboratory, which houses technology education. Assignments and reassignments for the fall semester were announced yesterday during a school board meeting: Applied Research Laboratory: Mary Day (current principal of Howard High) Centennial High: Scott Pfeifer (current principal of River Hill High) Clemens Crossing Elementary: Peggy Dumler (current assistant principal at Talbott Springs Elementary) Glenelg High: Karl Schindler (current assistant principal at Howard High)
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May 21, 1996
Long Reach High principal Dave Bruzga announced yesterday that "Lightning" will be the new Howard County school's nickname."I think it represents the uniqueness of the school and will lend itself to a great deal of creativity," Bruzga said.After taking nominations from students, Bruzga narrowed the list of choices to : Lightning, Tigers and Falcons. A ballot was sent to every student enrolled."Lightning won by a 2-1 margin," said Bruzga, who added that Tigers was second.At River Hill, the other new high school opening in August, principal Scott Pfeifer said the school's nickname will be announced during a bonfire pep rally Monday, June 3 at the school.
NEWS
April 18, 2002
Residents are invited to join River Hill High School, the Howard County Office of Human Rights and the River Hill Village Association for a discussion on diversity and equity issues affecting the River Hill community. The community forum will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the meeting room, adjacent to the River Hill pool, 6330 Trotter Road, Columbia. The meeting, which will focus on the experiences of minority groups in the community and related social, cultural and economic issues, will include a discussion by a panel of students, parents and residents.
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By Melissa Harris | July 4, 2007
A Howard County jury yesterday awarded English teacher Michelle Maupin more than $235,000 in compensatory and punitive damages for harassment and retaliation during her time at Centennial High School in Ellicott City. Maupin remains with the school system, teaching at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia. The Howard County Board of Education is responsible for $225,000 of those damages, while former Centennial High School principals Lynda Mitic and Scott Pfeifer and English department leader Margaret Polek are responsible for a combined $12,000, according to Maupin's attorney, Mike Coyle.
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By Fay Lande | May 1, 2003
Caryn Andrews will give a presentation about breast health awareness next week to about 150 senior girls at River Hill High School. The program also is aimed at reaching their mothers. "If one of them takes it home and gives her mother a shower card [with instructions for breast self-examination] and one lump is found and that lump is cancer, it will be worth it," said Andrews, a doctoral candidate at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. "It will be worth it if that lump is found five years from now."
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | June 5, 1996
River Hill High School will be the home of the Hawks when it opens next fall.The name of the school mascot was announced with the help of the Baltimore Zoo on Monday night at a bonfire pep rally attended by almost 400 students."
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By John-John Williams IV and John-John Williams IV,Sun reporter | October 31, 2007
The Howard County Board of Education asked a Circuit Court judge yesterday to overturn the verdict in a discrimination lawsuit won by a former Centennial High School English teacher. If Judge Lenore R. Gelfman does not reverse the decision, the school board wants a new trial or to have the award of damages to Michelle Maupin capped at $100,000. In July, a jury awarded Maupin $237,000 in compensatory and punitive damages for harassment she said she experienced. The school board is responsible for $225,000 of the damages, while former Centennial Principal Lynda Mitic must pay $6,000, English department leader Margaret Polek $5,000, and current Principal Scott Pfeifer $1,000.
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