December 18, 1990
Superintendent of Schools Larry L. Lorton announced that all public school offices, the school system's central office in Annapolis, and all other school facilities will be closed Dec. 26-28.The adjustment in the school calendar is a result of fiscal difficulties brought on by the energy crisis as well as the current projected budget deficit.Athletic events already scheduled will take place, but temperature settings may require that spectators "dress warmly," according to school officials.
January 16, 2003
The Howard County Board of Education will hold a workshop at 7 o'clock tonight to discuss the roles and responsibilities of the board and the superintendent of schools. Education attorney Rochelle Isenberg will be the facilitator for the discussion. Board members and top school officials will participate. The meeting, which will be held in Boardroom A at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City, is open to the public. Information: 410-313-7197.
November 19, 1998
"Excellence and Innovation in Education" is the subject of today's discussion in The Engineers Club's Speaker Series at the historic Garrett-Jacobs Mansion, 11 W. Mount Vernon Place.The event begins at 8: 30 a.m. with a panel discussion featuring area educators such as David Clapp, principal of the Barclay School, and Ellen Kelly, head of the Jemicy School.Nancy S. Grasmick, state superintendent of schools, will be the luncheon speaker. Admission is $22. Information: 410-539-6914.Pub Date: 11/19/98
December 21, 1992
CAMRELL GHOLSTON, 7, daughter of Ruth Ann Gholston of Union Street, Westminster.School: Second-grader at William Winchester Elementary School.Honored for: Being the county's representative on Maryland's Kinder-Cabinet, a group of elementary students who form an advisory board to Gov. William Donald Schaefer and state Superintendent of Schools Nancy S. Grasmick.Goals: "I want to have two jobs when I grow up. I want to fix people's hair, and I want to be a dentist."Comments: "We're supposed to tell the governor what we really like to do in school -- what you really hope to have, like a computer.
November 5, 1996
Sandymount Elementary School in Finksburg was designated one of 11 Maryland Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence for 1996 yesterday by Nancy S. Grasmick, the state superintendent of schools.This honor puts Sandymount in the running for the National Blue Ribbon School competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.Blue-ribbon schools are selected on the basis of leadership, teaching environment, curriculum, student environment, parent and community support, and performance. Sandymount and the other 10 schools applied for consideration and were chosen over about 800 other elementary schools statewide.
December 3, 2006
On Dec. 2, 1856, John D. Worthington was born on a Harford County farm near the Susquehanna. He spent his early years attending Darlington Academy. After further studies at St. John's Academy in Annapolis, Worthington became a schoolteacher and began a lifetime devoted to education. A contemporary biography states: "From youth he has been interested in the public-school system. The absolute necessity of universal education, wide in scope, complete in curriculum, practical in aim, has long been evident to him."