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By Jean Thompson and Jean Thompson,SUN STAFF | December 16, 1995
A giant paper bookworm zigs and zags and turns corners in the halls of the Tench Tilghman Elementary School until it leads to the pink office of Principal Elizabeth Turner.All 655 of Principal Turner's students must read two books a month on their own. Each time a student does, another 12-inch segment is added to the tail of the bookworm at the East Baltimore school at 600 N. Patterson Park Ave. The creature's growth points up how a school's high standards beget high achievement.While Baltimore remained the lowest performer among the state's 24 school systems, its scores on the Maryland School Performance Assessment Program tests inched upward -- pulled hard by Tench Tilghman and others that showed the greatest improvement.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2012
Several readers wrote me about last week's column that told the story of federal Judge Sarah Tilghman Hughes, a Baltimorean who swore in Lyndon B. Johnson as president aboard Air Force One after the assassination of John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. They pointed out that Hughes' Maryland lineage included Tench Tilghman, who, like Hughes, had been at the center of one of history's most momentous events. Tilghman, Revolutionary War aide-de-camp to Gen. George Washington and one of Maryland's most famous patriots, carried the news of the British surrender in 1781 at Yorktown, Va., to the Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia, in a ride that has been compared as being second only to that of Paul Revere.
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By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,SUN STAFF | January 28, 1999
For 15 years, as principal of Tench Tilghman Elementary School in Baltimore, Elizabeth Turner has set a tone for students that extends from her leadership style to her classic, professional wardrobe."
NEWS
June 1, 2005
On May 30, 2005, MARGARET BOWMAN TILGHMAN, 91, passed away at Westminster Canterbury. Mrs Tilghman was the daughter of the late Capt. Mark Cooper Bowman, USN Retired, and Nannie Rice Bowman, and she was the wife of the late Dr. Tench Francis Tilghman. Mrs Tilghman was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church and had been a resident of Westminster Canterbury for the past 10 years. She was a former resident of Blacksburg, VA, Where her late husband taught at Virginia Tech for almost 40 years.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | February 4, 1998
From the bleak days at Valley Forge to the triumph of liberty at Yorktown, Maryland's Lt. Col. Tench Tilghman wore his ceremonial officer's sword in the service of George Washington.Today, the state of Maryland will take possession of that sword and another owned by Tilghman, Washington's aide-de-camp, at Board of Public Works ceremony in Annapolis.The swords were left to the state in the will of Judith Goldsborough Oates, a great-great-granddaughter of Tilghman who died in Baltimore Dec. 26 at the age of 98. News of the bequest came "absolutely, completely out of the blue," said Edward C. Papenfuse, the state archivist.
NEWS
September 26, 1994
When the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts held its annual conference in Baltimore last November, the Peabody Prep Outreach Program, which sends talented music and arts teachers into the public schools to work with the city's most disadvantaged children, was named by the guild as a national model for its efforts at Tench Tilghman and Ashburton elementary schools. We expressed the hope then that recognition of these worthy efforts would would spur private and foundation support for expanding such programs.
NEWS
May 25, 1995
In music, the word "genius" has as many meanings as there are gifted creative artists. Bret Hershey, the brilliant former head of the early childhood department at the Peabody Institute Preparatory Department and a guiding light of the music and arts program at Tench Tilghman Elementary School in Baltimore, was such an artist. His death of leukemia earlier this month at age 31 represented a terrible blow to both schools and to all who admired his work.Mr. Hershey was a fine pianist and singer, but his singular genius lay in the musical education of very young children.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,Sun Staff Writer | May 11, 1995
Bret C. Hershey believed in children and music.He brought them together at Peabody Conservatory of Music and Tench Tilghman Elementary School.Whether conducting private lessons at the Peabody Preparatory, or for large groups of public school students in East Baltimore, Mr. Hershey used music to make kids feel good about themselves. "His impact on the students went well beyond just music," said Elizabeth L. Turner, the principal of Tench Tilghman on Patterson Park Avenue.Mr. Hershey died Saturday of leukemia at Johns Hopkins Hospital Oncology Center.
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By Sarah Pekkanen and Sarah Pekkanen,SUN STAFF | March 28, 1998
Following the spring break migration pattern of college students everywhere, a group of Massachusetts students headed south this week -- but not all the way to the beaches of Florida. Instead, the students stopped in Baltimore and spent their vacations volunteering as guest teachers at 10 city schools.Eleven students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, part of a group called MIT Alternative Spring Break, conducted math and science lessons at Baltimore elementary, middle and high schools.
NEWS
November 17, 1993
With the meeting of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts in Baltimore this week, educators come face to face with one of the crueler ironies facing the city's public schools.Recently the Peabody Prep Outreach Program, which sends talented music and arts teachers into the public schools to work with the city's most disadvantaged children, was named by the guild as a national model for such efforts. So far so good. But the program, which depends on private and foundation support, is so strapped for cash this year that it has not been able to expand beyond the two schools, Tench Tilghman and Ashburton elementary schools, where it is now in place.
NEWS
December 6, 2000
"I like 'Cat in the Hat' by Dr. Seuss because the sun would not shine, it was too wet to play and the children heard a bump sound so they jumped and there was the Cat in the Hat." -- Tyshell Plater Tench Tilghman Elementary "I liked 'Moe the Dog in Tropical Paradise' by Diane Stanley because it is a book about a dog who does not like winter. He surprised his friend Arlene by painting his wall like a tropical paradise." -- Elise Hoskins Eldersburg Elementary "The book 'Harry in Trouble' by Barbara Ann Porte is about a boy in trouble.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,SUN STAFF | November 15, 1999
Fifteen minutes before the bell, the school office is crowded with children. They look remarkably alike, and not just because they're equally eager for a promised treat. The girls are in navy jumpers, the boys in matching trousers and white or light blue shirts."This is a good day," says Elizabeth Turner, the principal, as she hands out Popsicles. She briefly congratulates a boy on his tie. "We've got 85 percent of the school, maybe more. Children tend to behave, as we all do, as we dress."
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By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,SUN STAFF | January 28, 1999
For 15 years, as principal of Tench Tilghman Elementary School in Baltimore, Elizabeth Turner has set a tone for students that extends from her leadership style to her classic, professional wardrobe."
NEWS
By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | May 6, 1998
Levin Gale Shreve, a former career CIA officer and author of a critically acclaimed biography of Revolutionary War patriot Tench Tilghman, died Sunday of heart failure at Brightwood Retirement Community in Lutherville. He was 88.Mr. Shreve -- the great-great-great-grandson of the lieutenant colonel whose famous ride brought news of Cornwallis' surrender at Yorktown in 1781 to the Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia -- explained in a 1981 interview in The Evening Sun his reasons for writing the book.
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By Sarah Pekkanen and Sarah Pekkanen,SUN STAFF | March 28, 1998
Following the spring break migration pattern of college students everywhere, a group of Massachusetts students headed south this week -- but not all the way to the beaches of Florida. Instead, the students stopped in Baltimore and spent their vacations volunteering as guest teachers at 10 city schools.Eleven students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, part of a group called MIT Alternative Spring Break, conducted math and science lessons at Baltimore elementary, middle and high schools.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | February 4, 1998
From the bleak days at Valley Forge to the triumph of liberty at Yorktown, Maryland's Lt. Col. Tench Tilghman wore his ceremonial officer's sword in the service of George Washington.Today, the state of Maryland will take possession of that sword and another owned by Tilghman, Washington's aide-de-camp, at Board of Public Works ceremony in Annapolis.The swords were left to the state in the will of Judith Goldsborough Oates, a great-great-granddaughter of Tilghman who died in Baltimore Dec. 26 at the age of 98. News of the bequest came "absolutely, completely out of the blue," said Edward C. Papenfuse, the state archivist.
NEWS
June 1, 2005
On May 30, 2005, MARGARET BOWMAN TILGHMAN, 91, passed away at Westminster Canterbury. Mrs Tilghman was the daughter of the late Capt. Mark Cooper Bowman, USN Retired, and Nannie Rice Bowman, and she was the wife of the late Dr. Tench Francis Tilghman. Mrs Tilghman was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church and had been a resident of Westminster Canterbury for the past 10 years. She was a former resident of Blacksburg, VA, Where her late husband taught at Virginia Tech for almost 40 years.
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By GLENN McNATT | May 27, 1995
Years ago I took piano lessons with Miss Carmen Shepherd of New York City. She had a studio in Harlem, where my family lived, and for nearly five decades ''Miss Shep,'' as she was universally known, taught piano, organ, theory and voice to the children of the neighborhood.Though as youngsters we couldn't know it at the time, Miss Shep had developed many innovative techniques to teach music to very young children.We were certainly a rambunctious lot, and like most 6- and 7-year-olds, much preferred playing stickball and other street games to sitting attentively at the piano.
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By Jean Thompson and Jean Thompson,SUN STAFF | December 16, 1995
A giant paper bookworm zigs and zags and turns corners in the halls of the Tench Tilghman Elementary School until it leads to the pink office of Principal Elizabeth Turner.All 655 of Principal Turner's students must read two books a month on their own. Each time a student does, another 12-inch segment is added to the tail of the bookworm at the East Baltimore school at 600 N. Patterson Park Ave. The creature's growth points up how a school's high standards beget high achievement.While Baltimore remained the lowest performer among the state's 24 school systems, its scores on the Maryland School Performance Assessment Program tests inched upward -- pulled hard by Tench Tilghman and others that showed the greatest improvement.
NEWS
By NORRIS P. WEST and NORRIS P. WEST,SUN STAFF | October 6, 1995
The streets always seemed to tug at Ricardo Banks, trying to pull him away from the devoted grandmother, the basketball court that he loved so much and the talent shows where his fancy footwork dazzled the crowds.Ricardo usually managed to stay out of trouble, relatives said, finding time to coach a peewee basketball team or to attend church.But the streets claimed him Saturday night when a gunman approached as he stood with friends near his East Baltimore home and fired a shot into his chest.
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