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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2010
Kathleen W. Pirone, a lifelong educator who provided home tutoring for students in reading, writing and study skills, died Sept. 2 of pancreatic cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care. She was 65. Kathleen W. Wills, the daughter of a feed grain store salesman and a homemaker, was born and raised in Petersburg, Va. After graduating from Petersburg High School in 1963, she earned a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in French in 1967 from the University of Richmond. Mrs. Pirone worked for a year for the Hartford Insurance Co. before becoming a second-grade teacher in 1968 in Prince George County, Va., public schools.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2010
Kathleen W. Pirone, a lifelong educator who provided home tutoring for students in reading, writing and study skills, died Sept. 2 of pancreatic cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care. She was 65. Kathleen W. Wills, the daughter of a feed grain store salesman and a homemaker, was born and raised in Petersburg, Va. After graduating from Petersburg High School in 1963, she earned a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in French in 1967 from the University of Richmond. Mrs. Pirone worked for a year for the Hartford Insurance Co. before becoming a second-grade teacher in 1968 in Prince George County, Va., public schools.
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By Monica Norton and Monica Norton,Staff Writer | August 20, 1992
Even the best students have moments when they go on a bit of a "mental vacation," as Doris Johnson, a guidance counselor at Four Seasons Elementary school, sees it. Their eyes glaze over, their fingers start twirling wisps of hair and their attention drifts out the nearest window.So what's a kid to do?"You say, 'Stop! Listen!'," shouted 9-year-old Brad Hurst, one of 13 incoming fourth- and fifth-grade students at the school who voluntarily are spending three days this weeklearning what it takes to be a successful student.
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August 26, 2007
Registration is open for fall Stressless Tests study-skills courses for middle- schoolers, to be offered from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 10 through Oct. 1 at Burleigh Manor Middle School. Afternoon classes are to meet from 3:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 11 through Oct. 2 at Burleigh Manor. Classes for high school students will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 19 through Oct. 10 at Centennial High. The cost is $165, and includes a copy of the digital video disc Study for Success.
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November 25, 1991
The Northeast High School chapter of National Honor Society will sponsor one of its largest induction ceremonies at 8:35 a.m. Nov. 26 at the school auditorium.Twenty-four our of 41 applicants were accepted, and the new members will be welcomed into the National Honor Society at the ceremony. After the ceremony, parents, faculty, and members of the Honor Society, new and old, will be invited to a small reception in the media center at 9:30 a.m.OPEN HOUSE AT AACCThere will be an open house focusing on architecture, interior design, communications, art and technology at Anne Arundel Community College 7:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 26.The open house for prospective students will take place in the faculty dining room of the Student Services Center.
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By Kathy Curtis and Kathy Curtis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 3, 1997
"MY EXPERIENCE," said Jim McGregor, the new principal of Atholton High School, "is that everybody wants the same thing: a good education for the students."Even before the school year began, McGregor attended meetings with students, faculty members and parents. What he found was encouraging."The faculty is very committed," he said. "The students take a lot of pride in the school, and the parents are very supportive."McGregor comes to Atholton after seven years as principal of Glenelg High School.
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By Tanya Jones and Tanya Jones,Sun Staff Writer | April 23, 1995
This year's Harford County Teacher of the Year will receive the free use of a new car for a year, a watch, a painting and other rewards in addition to the award. It's the first year such prizes have been offered to the winner.But Marybeth Ford, a reading teacher at Emmorton Elementary School, says representing her fellow teachers as Harford County's current teacher of the year was enough of a reward. "Just to have the recognition that parents or students or whoever respect what you're doing, I think that's real good," she said.
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December 24, 2006
HCC students to help with Katrina relief As part of Howard Community College's first "Alternative Winter Break" trip, 10 Howard Community College students and two advisers have volunteered to help residents of Kiln, Miss., restore homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. The college's Center for Service Learning and Community Collaborations International are working with local agencies to organize the project, the college's first alternative winter trip after two successful spring trips.
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February 4, 2007
The Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department's Junior Firefighters will sponsor a Valentine's youth dance for ages 9 to 15, to be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the firehouse, 6285 Old Washington Road, Elkridge. Tickets, available at the door only, are $8. Information: 410-761-6633, Ext. 5. Elkridge group offers scholarships The Elkridge Adult Athletic Association is accepting applications for its 2007 scholarship program for high school seniors. Applications are available in guidance offices of area high schools.
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By Nancy Knisley and Nancy Knisley,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 20, 2003
An unusual program at Howard Community College is helping students with learning or physical disabilities move successfully from high school to college -- and then stay in college once they make the transition. Begun in 1997 by Linda Schnapp, now assistant director of the program, Project Access reaches out to students who, despite their strengths, may not have been seen as "college material" by high school teachers and counselors who directed them more toward employment after graduation.
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May 13, 2007
The Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City has awarded a $14,000 scholarship to Elizabeth Marie Liem, a senior at Long Reach High School. The award money, spread over four years, will be placed in Liem's college account at Salisbury University for tuition, books, room and board. Liem, who will be 18 next month, plans to study nursing. Liem's application was selected from 12 others that were received. The Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City has awarded scholarships totaling more than $158,000 since 1994.
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May 6, 2007
The annual plant sale to benefit Whipps Cemetery Gardens on St. John's Lane in Ellicott City will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 19 and 20 at 3909 Hawthorn Road in the Dunloggin neighborhood. Master gardener Tom Gardner will give a talk on shade gardening at 10 a.m. May 19. The one-acre Whipps Cemetery, which dates to 1855, was restored as a public garden by the St. John's Community Association Inc. and volunteers, in cooperation with the Whipps family. Howard County Master Gardeners maintain the site.
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February 4, 2007
The Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department's Junior Firefighters will sponsor a Valentine's youth dance for ages 9 to 15, to be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the firehouse, 6285 Old Washington Road, Elkridge. Tickets, available at the door only, are $8. Information: 410-761-6633, Ext. 5. Elkridge group offers scholarships The Elkridge Adult Athletic Association is accepting applications for its 2007 scholarship program for high school seniors. Applications are available in guidance offices of area high schools.
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December 24, 2006
HCC students to help with Katrina relief As part of Howard Community College's first "Alternative Winter Break" trip, 10 Howard Community College students and two advisers have volunteered to help residents of Kiln, Miss., restore homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. The college's Center for Service Learning and Community Collaborations International are working with local agencies to organize the project, the college's first alternative winter trip after two successful spring trips.
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By Nancy Knisley and Nancy Knisley,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 20, 2003
An unusual program at Howard Community College is helping students with learning or physical disabilities move successfully from high school to college -- and then stay in college once they make the transition. Begun in 1997 by Linda Schnapp, now assistant director of the program, Project Access reaches out to students who, despite their strengths, may not have been seen as "college material" by high school teachers and counselors who directed them more toward employment after graduation.
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June 12, 2002
Sylvan Learning Centers of Carroll County will hold summer study skills seminars to prepare middle and high school students for the 2002-2003 school year. During the six-week course, students will learn about organization and time management, note taking, reading and studying, and how to take tests. "Organization and time management skills" covers assignment and grade tracking, binder and paper organization, study planning and goal-setting. "Note-taking skills" teaches students the best methods for listening, following directions, managing and presenting information, and taking notes.
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July 13, 1993
Computers are no substitute for thinkingIn his June 30 Other Voices essay, "Science for the Illiterate," Keith Frye postulates the use of computer education as a replacement for reading and understanding textbook material. Not only does Mr. Frye have a skewed view of illiteracy, but his approach to teaching these so-called illiterates is a matter of expediency more than teaching technique.First and foremost, literacy is the inability to read and comprehend the written word, not the inability to study effectively.
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By Kathy Curtis and Kathy Curtis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 3, 1997
"MY EXPERIENCE," said Jim McGregor, the new principal of Atholton High School, "is that everybody wants the same thing: a good education for the students."Even before the school year began, McGregor attended meetings with students, faculty members and parents. What he found was encouraging."The faculty is very committed," he said. "The students take a lot of pride in the school, and the parents are very supportive."McGregor comes to Atholton after seven years as principal of Glenelg High School.
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