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By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2012
On a warm, sunny afternoon at the Maritime Industries Academy baseball field, posters honoring members of the Negro leagues hung on the outfield fence and dust swirled under the banner honoring Jackie Robinson at home plate. Members of the Maritime and Southside Academies wore gray and blue pin-striped replica uniform shirts of two teams that played in the NL — the Baltimore Black Sox (Maritime) and the Baltimore Elite Giants (Southside). And they played with wooden bats. In this, the 1st Annual Negro League Appreciation Game, the Maritime Black Sox won, 11-1, in five innings, with pitcher Devont'e Lewis striking out 14 and allowing just one hit while going the distance.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2013
While other city high school principals excitedly read off the names of colleges and universities their students will disperse to at the end of the school year, Denise Gordon fanned through a stack of acceptance letters with less enthusiasm. "New Era, Dunbar, Ben Franklin, Carver, Edmondson, Digital, Mervo - a lot of New Era," she read. Gordon, who has spent her eight years as a principal at Southside Academy, which closed its doors for good Wednesday, never thought she'd be sending her students to different high schools, faced with the school system's decision that they'd be better served somewhere else.
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From Sun staff reports | January 9, 2013
The Southwestern and Southside Academy boys basketball teams were on the verge of a third overtime with the score tied at 55 for more than two minutes and with only seconds remaining. But Aubrey Sekwi made a driving layup with 0.9 of a second left, got fouled and made his free throw to lift the visiting Sabers over the Jaguars, 58-55. Sekwi led the Sabers (7-3) with 15 points, and Juwan Harrell added 14. Harrell forced the first overtime by getting fouled and making two free throws to tie the score at 45 with 2.9 seconds left in regulation.
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From Sun staff reports | January 9, 2013
The Southwestern and Southside Academy boys basketball teams were on the verge of a third overtime with the score tied at 55 for more than two minutes and with only seconds remaining. But Aubrey Sekwi made a driving layup with 0.9 of a second left, got fouled and made his free throw to lift the visiting Sabers over the Jaguars, 58-55. Sekwi led the Sabers (7-3) with 15 points, and Juwan Harrell added 14. Harrell forced the first overtime by getting fouled and making two free throws to tie the score at 45 with 2.9 seconds left in regulation.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 10, 2012
Sixteen-year-old NaTeera Smith would rather ride buses for three hours a day between her home in Belair-Edison and Southside Academy in Cherry Hill than start over at a new school. She lived near Southside when she entered ninth grade but has since moved, choosing to stay at the struggling school despite the commute. But, going into her senior year, she may not have that option. the city school board is considering closing Southside in June. Catrina Taylor, Smith's mother, said she may end up home-schooling her daughter.
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By Sara Neufeld and Sara Neufeld,sara.neufeld@baltsun.com | May 9, 2009
"The Horror of a Fairy Tale" was the title of the essay Janna Chevon Thompson submitted in January when she applied for the Baltimore Teachers Union's Extreme Classroom/Library Makeover contest. She wrote about how she'd realized her dream of teaching arts in an urban setting with her job at Southside Academy in Cherry Hill. But in addition to "discouraged students, lack of funding [and] lack of support," she was constantly frustrated by "an uninhabitable learning environment." When it's hot, there is no air conditioning.
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By Amy Oakes and Amy Oakes,SUN STAFF | November 5, 1998
Maybe it was the Southside Academy sign on the door and the leaflets plugging the name floating through the halls. Or, maybe it was the cheerleaders, who did a Southside routine for each group of voters who entered the auditorium, where voting took place.Whatever it was, it helped Southside Academy edge Cherry Hill Senior High School by a vote of 269-224 yesterday as the proposed name for South Baltimore's School 181.More than 550 people poured into the school yesterday to vote for the high school's name.
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By Joe Mathews and Joe Mathews,SUN STAFF | June 16, 1999
Southside Academy's seven teachers set the ambush for their principal yesterday, and Peggy Jackson-Jobe, opening the door to the high school's conference room, walked right into it."Surprise!" the faculty shouted, beginning a celebration of an experiment in Baltimore city public education -- and the woman leading them through it.Southside Academy opened in the fall in Cherry Hill, the city's first new public high school in seven years, with even its backers raising doubts about its prospects.
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The Baltimore Sun | October 19, 2012
The Baltimore Sun's Top 15 No. 4 Arundel 48, Severna Park 6 No. 6 Old Mill 33, Southern 6 No. 15 South River 54, Northeast 0 Other scores from around the area Aberdeen 28, Havre de Grace 0 Chesapeake-AA 25, Annapolis 20 Douglass 44, Carver 0 Elkton 28, Harford Tech 12 Fallston 35, Joppatowne 0 Lake Clifton 44, Ben Franklin 6 Meade 68, Glen Burnie 8 Mervo 31, Digital Harbor 6 National Academy Foundation...
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By Justin Fenton and Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2011
A 19-year-old South Baltimore high school student was fatally shot Thursday afternoon in Brooklyn, the second city homicide over a 12-hour period and the fourth shooting since Wednesday night. Marcus Nickens Jr., a senior at the Southside Academy who played quarterback for the football team, was shot multiple times just after 1 p.m. in the 4100 block of 10th St. near the Brooklyn Homes housing complex and died a short time later. Police believe Nickens was killed as a result of a dispute, and the investigation was continuing, said Detective Nicole Monroe, a police spokeswoman.
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The Baltimore Sun | October 27, 2012
The Baltimore Sun's Top 15 No. 2 Calvert Hall 27, No. 10 Archbishop Spalding 7 No. 3 River Hill 37, Wilde Lake 0 No. 4 Arundel 55, Chesapeake-AA 20 No. 5 Westminster 56, Leonardtown 7 No. 6 Old Mill 38, Glen Burnie 6 No. 7 Franklin 43, Perry Hall 20 No. 8 Dunbar 64, Carver 0 No. 9 St. Paul's 38, St. Mary's 14 No. 11 Atholton 35, Marriotts Ridge 0 No. 12 Broadneck 31, Southern 28 No. 13 Edmondson 28,...
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By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2012
On a warm, sunny afternoon at the Maritime Industries Academy baseball field, posters honoring members of the Negro leagues hung on the outfield fence and dust swirled under the banner honoring Jackie Robinson at home plate. Members of the Maritime and Southside Academies wore gray and blue pin-striped replica uniform shirts of two teams that played in the NL — the Baltimore Black Sox (Maritime) and the Baltimore Elite Giants (Southside). And they played with wooden bats. In this, the 1st Annual Negro League Appreciation Game, the Maritime Black Sox won, 11-1, in five innings, with pitcher Devont'e Lewis striking out 14 and allowing just one hit while going the distance.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2012
The Baltimore school board voted Tuesday to delay the closing of a struggling Cherry Hill high school and proceeded with district recommendations to eliminate middle grades from three elementary programs. The recommendations were part of the district's "Expanding Great Options" program, introduced by city schools CEO Andrés Alonso in 2009 to close the system's longest-failing schools. One school, Southside Academy, would have closed at the end of the school year, but on Tuesday school officials presented a revised recommendation to allow the school to stay open until the end of June 2013.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 10, 2012
Sixteen-year-old NaTeera Smith would rather ride buses for three hours a day between her home in Belair-Edison and Southside Academy in Cherry Hill than start over at a new school. She lived near Southside when she entered ninth grade but has since moved, choosing to stay at the struggling school despite the commute. But, going into her senior year, she may not have that option. the city school board is considering closing Southside in June. Catrina Taylor, Smith's mother, said she may end up home-schooling her daughter.
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March 7, 2012
On Tuesday, Baltimore school communities went before the city school board to express concerns about the district's  recommendations that would either shut down or dismantle their schools at the end of the year. You can read a bit about their presentations, which the board embraced, here. We've covered the plight of Cherry Hill neighborhood, which has vowed to fight to keep its community high school Southside Academy from closing at the end of the year. The only school recommended to close this year, school officials said Southside was recommended because its achievement, enrollment and popularity in the school-choice process has continued to decline.  The Southside community came out 50 to 60 strong Tuesday to protest the process by which they were informed of the recommendation for closure (the news media)
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | March 6, 2012
Armed with picket signs and passion for their schools, Baltimore residents packed the district's headquarters Tuesday night, pleading with school board members to preserve the programs that CEO Andrés Alonso has recommended be closed or dismantled. Southside Academy High School near Cherry Hill is the only school identified for closure this year, due to years of declining enrollment and achievement. Three other elementary/middle schools may lose their middle school grades. This marks Alonso's fourth year of overhauling struggling schools under his annual restructuring program, "Expanding Great Options.
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By Joe Mathews and Joe Mathews,SUN STAFF | October 17, 1998
The day after the Nov. 3 election, residents of Cherry Hill will return to the polls for a more local ballot issue: the name of their new high school.School 181 opened this fall with 68 ninth-graders from the geographically isolated neighborhood in South Baltimore. Next year, the school will become a citywide magnet school with 80 students in each grade. Plans are being developed, but school officials say that half of those students will take an environmental science-based curriculum designed for the college-bound; the other half will enroll in a career-training academy.
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By Melody Holmes and Melody Holmes,SUN STAFF | June 17, 2000
Seated at a desk, her arms folded in modesty, Myisha Wilkerson raised her whisper of a voice to speak three short words: "Harvard or Yale." The 16-year-old sophomore at Cherry Hill's Southside Academy has her sights on where she will complete undergraduate studies before pursuing a career as a lawyer. Wilkerson said most students her age don't seem to have a precise plan for their education. For them, it's too early to think about college. At Southside Academy, there's no such thing as starting too early.
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The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2012
WEATHER Today's forecast calls for clouds then sun, with a high near 54 degrees. It is expected to be cloudy tonight with a slight chance of rain after 1 a.m., and a low temperature around 36 degrees. TRAFFIC Check our updates for this morning's issues as you plan your commute. FROM LAST NIGHT... City proposes one school closure, scaling back grade levels at three others : Baltimore school officials proposed Tuesday night to close one school, Southside Academy, a Cherry Hill high school with about 274 students.
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