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By SUMATHI REDDY and SUMATHI REDDY,SUN REPORTER | June 14, 2006
Margaret Diggs packed for more than just the end of the school year yesterday as she sat in the computer laboratory at Elmer A. Henderson Elementary School. The 66-year-old computer instructor surveyed the room of boxes stuffed with pictures and 38 years of memories, on the verge of tears. Reprieve Responding to concerns, city school board votes to delay closure of Southwestern High School complex for a year. PG 2B I
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2013
A 13-year-old boy is alleging he was sexually assaulted by other students at the SEED School of Maryland, a public boarding school for at-risk children in Southwest Baltimore. Police confirmed that they were investigating the incident, which is alleged to have occurred in a dormitory May 28. The boy told his parents about it on June 4, according to police, who declined to release other details and withheld the incident report. Students stay at the school in dorms from Sunday afternoon to Friday afternoon, living with support staff.
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By Michael Ollove | September 6, 1991
Charging that "the federal government has abandoned its moral responsibility to America's cities," Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke appealed yesterday for a spirit of volunteerism to help Baltimore through difficult times and become "America's most livable city.""Now I want to spread [the] fever of self-help," Mayor Schmoke told a gathering of about 150 young executives whom he had invited to Southwestern High School to hear his speech. "I am calling on everyone who lives or works here to join me in making sure that the sun rises higher and brighter than ever over Baltimore."
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | November 17, 2012
During Heather Kirn Lanier's two years in Baltimore as a neophyte teacher, she taught at a city high school that backed up against Mount Olivet Cemetery. She could clearly see tombstones from her classroom window. Each time Lanier took in the view, she could practically watch another one of her illusions being buried. She's written about her experience at the former Southwestern High School from 2000 to 2002 in a new book called "Teaching in the Terrordome: Two Years in West Baltimore with Teach for America.
NEWS
By Liz Bowie and Liz Bowie,Sun Reporter | July 13, 2007
Southwestern High School, a huge concrete building shuttered last month, likely will be reborn as a public boarding school for disadvantaged students. The nonprofit SEED Foundation is negotiating with Baltimore officials to get a 99-year lease for the site. The foundation would pay one dollar a year for the lease. "It is a fantastic opportunity," said Tom Stosur, assistant deputy mayor. "It is a unique site in the city because it is in the city but set apart." SEED, which runs a school in Washington, won approval in the General Assembly to launch a public boarding school in Maryland to serve disadvantaged students.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2013
A 13-year-old boy is alleging he was sexually assaulted by other students at the SEED School of Maryland, a public boarding school for at-risk children in Southwest Baltimore. Police confirmed that they were investigating the incident, which is alleged to have occurred in a dormitory May 28. The boy told his parents about it on June 4, according to police, who declined to release other details and withheld the incident report. Students stay at the school in dorms from Sunday afternoon to Friday afternoon, living with support staff.
NEWS
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2010
Howard County Board of Education candidate Marcelino Bedolla lauds Gov. Martin O'Malley's recent appointment of Ellicott City attorney Ricardo Zwaig as the first Hispanic judge in Howard County and the first Hispanic male judge in the state. He says that it reflects Maryland's growing Hispanic population, a presence he says he would like to see extended to the school board. "My heritage is Hispanic, and the Hispanic population is growing in the county as it is throughout the country," said Bedolla, 73, a Columbia resident and former Baltimore City schoolteacher who said that county residents foster the same vision and hopes for a quality school system regardless of color or background.
BUSINESS
By Brad Schleicher and Brad Schleicher,Sun reporter | February 17, 2008
Tucked between Pratt Street, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Russell Street, the Ridgely's Delight neighborhood has provided shelter to residents of diverse backgrounds since the early 19th century. With its name derived from a plantation owned by Charles Ridgely, Ridgely's Delight was originally inhabited by craftspeople but later became home to affluent professionals who used their resources to make the rowhouses more ornate. Gradual urban decay affected the area in the 1970s, but today the neighborhood is once again an eclectic mix of income levels and backgrounds.
NEWS
By Shirley Leung and Shirley Leung,SUN STAFF | December 20, 1995
Johnny Potocki is out of his element at Southwestern High School.The retired Army lieutenant colonel cannot order anyone to do anything, cannot hold up a single-minded goal and expect everyone to follow. He can only ask and hope his students respond.But after 30 years in the Army, this is where he wants to be."It's the greatest feeling in the world to stand up and see them grasp what you're teaching," said Mr. Potocki, 53. "I used to run and I get a running high when my endorphins kick in. It's the same thing" with teaching.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | November 17, 2012
During Heather Kirn Lanier's two years in Baltimore as a neophyte teacher, she taught at a city high school that backed up against Mount Olivet Cemetery. She could clearly see tombstones from her classroom window. Each time Lanier took in the view, she could practically watch another one of her illusions being buried. She's written about her experience at the former Southwestern High School from 2000 to 2002 in a new book called "Teaching in the Terrordome: Two Years in West Baltimore with Teach for America.
NEWS
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2010
Howard County Board of Education candidate Marcelino Bedolla lauds Gov. Martin O'Malley's recent appointment of Ellicott City attorney Ricardo Zwaig as the first Hispanic judge in Howard County and the first Hispanic male judge in the state. He says that it reflects Maryland's growing Hispanic population, a presence he says he would like to see extended to the school board. "My heritage is Hispanic, and the Hispanic population is growing in the county as it is throughout the country," said Bedolla, 73, a Columbia resident and former Baltimore City schoolteacher who said that county residents foster the same vision and hopes for a quality school system regardless of color or background.
BUSINESS
By Brad Schleicher and Brad Schleicher,Sun reporter | February 17, 2008
Tucked between Pratt Street, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Russell Street, the Ridgely's Delight neighborhood has provided shelter to residents of diverse backgrounds since the early 19th century. With its name derived from a plantation owned by Charles Ridgely, Ridgely's Delight was originally inhabited by craftspeople but later became home to affluent professionals who used their resources to make the rowhouses more ornate. Gradual urban decay affected the area in the 1970s, but today the neighborhood is once again an eclectic mix of income levels and backgrounds.
NEWS
By Liz Bowie and Liz Bowie,Sun Reporter | July 13, 2007
Southwestern High School, a huge concrete building shuttered last month, likely will be reborn as a public boarding school for disadvantaged students. The nonprofit SEED Foundation is negotiating with Baltimore officials to get a 99-year lease for the site. The foundation would pay one dollar a year for the lease. "It is a fantastic opportunity," said Tom Stosur, assistant deputy mayor. "It is a unique site in the city because it is in the city but set apart." SEED, which runs a school in Washington, won approval in the General Assembly to launch a public boarding school in Maryland to serve disadvantaged students.
NEWS
By SUMATHI REDDY and SUMATHI REDDY,SUN REPORTER | June 14, 2006
Margaret Diggs packed for more than just the end of the school year yesterday as she sat in the computer laboratory at Elmer A. Henderson Elementary School. The 66-year-old computer instructor surveyed the room of boxes stuffed with pictures and 38 years of memories, on the verge of tears. Reprieve Responding to concerns, city school board votes to delay closure of Southwestern High School complex for a year. PG 2B I
NEWS
By Liz Bowie and Laura Loh and Liz Bowie and Laura Loh,SUN STAFF | November 30, 2004
Two 15-year-old Baltimore students were stabbed yesterday during a fight on the first floor of the Southwestern High School complex, a school system spokeswoman said. One student, Edward Brown, was in good condition last night after surgery to repair serious wounds to his left hand and is expected to recover, according to Jenny Hodgins, media relations specialist at Union Memorial Hospital. The second student was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital with superficial wounds to his right arm. School officials declined to identify that 15-year-old.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | October 21, 1998
Southwestern High School was thrown into turmoil yesterday when a ninth- grader accused her classmate, an admitted practicing witch who is the daughter of a witch, of putting a hex on her.In an incident seemingly more appropriate for a Halloween tale than for a public school, Jamie Schoonover, a 15-year-old freshman, was sent home yesterday with an official city schools discipline form, which cited the reason for the referral as "casting a spell on a...
NEWS
By Liz Bowie and Laura Loh and Liz Bowie and Laura Loh,SUN STAFF | November 30, 2004
Two 15-year-old Baltimore students were stabbed yesterday during a fight on the first floor of the Southwestern High School complex, a school system spokeswoman said. One student, Edward Brown, was in good condition last night after surgery to repair serious wounds to his left hand and is expected to recover, according to Jenny Hodgins, media relations specialist at Union Memorial Hospital. The second student was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital with superficial wounds to his right arm. School officials declined to identify that 15-year-old.
NEWS
By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | October 21, 1998
Southwestern High School was thrown into turmoil yesterday when a ninth- grader accused her classmate, an admitted practicing witch who is the daughter of a witch, of putting a hex on her.In an incident seemingly more appropriate for a Halloween tale than for a public school, Jamie Schoonover, a 15-year-old freshman, was sent home yesterday with an official city schools discipline form, which cited the reason for the referral as "casting a spell on a...
NEWS
By Shirley Leung and Shirley Leung,SUN STAFF | December 20, 1995
Johnny Potocki is out of his element at Southwestern High School.The retired Army lieutenant colonel cannot order anyone to do anything, cannot hold up a single-minded goal and expect everyone to follow. He can only ask and hope his students respond.But after 30 years in the Army, this is where he wants to be."It's the greatest feeling in the world to stand up and see them grasp what you're teaching," said Mr. Potocki, 53. "I used to run and I get a running high when my endorphins kick in. It's the same thing" with teaching.
NEWS
By Michael Ollove | September 6, 1991
Charging that "the federal government has abandoned its moral responsibility to America's cities," Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke appealed yesterday for a spirit of volunteerism to help Baltimore through difficult times and become "America's most livable city.""Now I want to spread [the] fever of self-help," Mayor Schmoke told a gathering of about 150 young executives whom he had invited to Southwestern High School to hear his speech. "I am calling on everyone who lives or works here to join me in making sure that the sun rises higher and brighter than ever over Baltimore."
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