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October 1, 1998
Pupils from Waverly Elementary School near Ellicott City will compete against others from across the country today in an Internet treasure hunt.Six pupils will make up two teams in the demonstration, sponsored by the National Cable Television Association and the American Library Association.Three members of one team will use a computer with a high-speed cable modem while the other three-pupil team will use a phone-line Internet connection. Comcast Cable will broadcast the event live on Channel 69 from 11 a.m. to noon in Baltimore, Howard and Harford counties.
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February 6, 2005
A. Elizabeth Hartje, a retired Baltimore schools principal, died Tuesday of complications from a recent fall. She had lived at the Charlestown Retirement Community for the past 10 years. Miss Hartje, who was 97, had lived for many years on Northway Drive. Born Anne Elizabeth Hartje in Baltimore and raised on Luzerne Avenue, she was an Eastern High School graduate who earned a degree from what is now Towson University and was president of her 1931 graduating class. Miss Hartje remained active in the school's alumni affairs and arranged class reunions.
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NEWS
June 14, 2000
Student achiever: Gabrielle Santangelo, 7. School: Waverly Elementary School. Special achievement: Won first prize for the school in the literature category of the Howard County Reflections contest. What she says about it: "My essay is called, `Anything is Possible.' I was happy when my name was called at a PTA meeting, especially because my mother and father were there. I was glad that I won, and told my grandma and grandpa. For winning I got a gift certificate to buy books, and I bought `Ramona and Her Father,' which is one of my favorites."
NEWS
June 14, 2000
Student achiever: Gabrielle Santangelo, 7. School: Waverly Elementary School. Special achievement: Won first prize for the school in the literature category of the Howard County Reflections contest. What she says about it: "My essay is called, `Anything is Possible.' I was happy when my name was called at a PTA meeting, especially because my mother and father were there. I was glad that I won, and told my grandma and grandpa. For winning I got a gift certificate to buy books, and I bought `Ramona and Her Father,' which is one of my favorites."
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May 24, 2000
Student achiever: Lauren Won, 9. School: Waverly Elementary School. Special achievement: She had a poem and a story published in Discovery magazine as part of the Maryland Writing Project sponsored by Towson University. What she says about it: "My principal, JoanneFerguson, called my mom to tell, and my mom kept it a secret for a while. I didn't know that I was getting published until I saw the magazine at school. I was surprised and kind of proud." How she likes to spend her time: "I like to read, even in the car. I like to play with my younger sister, who has the same birthday I have.
NEWS
April 12, 2000
Student achiever: Rachael Mueller, 7. School: Waverly Elementary School. Special achievement: Received an honorable mention at the state level in Maryland's International Reading Association Council's Young Author's writing contest after winning first place for her school and then Howard County. What she says about it: "When I found out, I was in shock. I was called to the principal's office, and I thought I had done something wrong until she told me that my story had won an award. I wrote about a Native American girl who goes to a magical pond to save her mom. I live near a lot of streams, and this idea just popped into my head."
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By Brenda J. Buote and Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF | September 4, 1996
Results from testing done on a moldlike substance growing at Waverly Elementary School in North Baltimore will not be received for at least another week, city school officials said yesterday.Officials hired Curtis White, a microbiologist with Aegis Environments in Midland, Mich., to identify the contamination and determine how it spreads, said Savitri Belizaire, a school system spokeswoman. White is a national expert on microbial agents -- commonly called mold and mildew."We won't receive his report for another seven to 10 days," Belizaire said.
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By Jean Thompson and Jean Thompson,SUN STAFF | September 5, 1996
Library books and some carpets in Waverly Elementary School must be destroyed and replaced, school officials have decided as cleanup efforts continue in the school contaminated by an unidentified mold or fungus.The value of the loss has not been determined as maintenance crews continue disinfecting school furniture and fixtures, said Anthony Fears, director of management services.The contamination, in two classrooms, the library and cafeteria, was discovered last week and has caused a delay in the start of classes for Waverly's 550 students.
NEWS
February 6, 2005
A. Elizabeth Hartje, a retired Baltimore schools principal, died Tuesday of complications from a recent fall. She had lived at the Charlestown Retirement Community for the past 10 years. Miss Hartje, who was 97, had lived for many years on Northway Drive. Born Anne Elizabeth Hartje in Baltimore and raised on Luzerne Avenue, she was an Eastern High School graduate who earned a degree from what is now Towson University and was president of her 1931 graduating class. Miss Hartje remained active in the school's alumni affairs and arranged class reunions.
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By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | April 8, 1997
Arsonists used flammable liquid to damage playground equipment Friday at Waverly Elementary School in Ellicott City, a deputy state fire marshal said.About 10 p.m., a neighbor reported that the equipment -- a metal step and bridge play set with poles for swinging -- was ablaze at the school on Wetherburn Road.The fire caused about $2,000 damage, said W. Faron Taylor, a deputy fire marshal.Yesterday, the charred equipment -- one of the school's three playground sets, the one closest to the school -- was wrapped in red "DANGER DO NOT ENTER" tape.
NEWS
May 24, 2000
Student achiever: Lauren Won, 9. School: Waverly Elementary School. Special achievement: She had a poem and a story published in Discovery magazine as part of the Maryland Writing Project sponsored by Towson University. What she says about it: "My principal, JoanneFerguson, called my mom to tell, and my mom kept it a secret for a while. I didn't know that I was getting published until I saw the magazine at school. I was surprised and kind of proud." How she likes to spend her time: "I like to read, even in the car. I like to play with my younger sister, who has the same birthday I have.
NEWS
April 12, 2000
Student achiever: Rachael Mueller, 7. School: Waverly Elementary School. Special achievement: Received an honorable mention at the state level in Maryland's International Reading Association Council's Young Author's writing contest after winning first place for her school and then Howard County. What she says about it: "When I found out, I was in shock. I was called to the principal's office, and I thought I had done something wrong until she told me that my story had won an award. I wrote about a Native American girl who goes to a magical pond to save her mom. I live near a lot of streams, and this idea just popped into my head."
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By David L. Greene and David L. Greene,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | April 28, 1999
Hundreds of students poured out of classes yesterday as four schools in Baltimore County and two in Baltimore City were forced to evacuate after bomb threats.They weren't alone.The District of Columbia public school system ordered all 72,000 of its students cleared from their buildings after a caller warned police that a bomb was set to explode in an unidentified school.No bombs turned up at any of the schools. But it was the second straight day of such disruption at schools in the Baltimore-Washington area.
NEWS
October 1, 1998
Pupils from Waverly Elementary School near Ellicott City will compete against others from across the country today in an Internet treasure hunt.Six pupils will make up two teams in the demonstration, sponsored by the National Cable Television Association and the American Library Association.Three members of one team will use a computer with a high-speed cable modem while the other three-pupil team will use a phone-line Internet connection. Comcast Cable will broadcast the event live on Channel 69 from 11 a.m. to noon in Baltimore, Howard and Harford counties.
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By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | April 8, 1997
Arsonists used flammable liquid to damage playground equipment Friday at Waverly Elementary School in Ellicott City, a deputy state fire marshal said.About 10 p.m., a neighbor reported that the equipment -- a metal step and bridge play set with poles for swinging -- was ablaze at the school on Wetherburn Road.The fire caused about $2,000 damage, said W. Faron Taylor, a deputy fire marshal.Yesterday, the charred equipment -- one of the school's three playground sets, the one closest to the school -- was wrapped in red "DANGER DO NOT ENTER" tape.
NEWS
By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | March 26, 1997
The Howard County school board last night approved a redistricting plan that forces more than 1,350 elementary and middle school students to switch schools next fall.In the most controversial of its boundary line changes, the board chose McKenzie Road as the border between Waverly Elementary School and the new elementary in Ellicott City, saying it was willing to split up a neighborhood to avoid opening a new school with more students than its capacity."I can't in good conscience leave a facility 40 percent under capacity while another school is over capacity," said board member Stephen Bounds.
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By Jean Thompson and Jean Thompson,SUN STAFF | September 20, 1996
The source of the moldlike contamination that forced Baltimore officials to close Waverly Elementary School on the eve of the school year is moisture-laden insulation inside the building's air ducts, school officials said yesterday."
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | March 26, 1997
The Howard County school board last night approved a redistricting plan that forces more than 1,350 elementary and middle school students to switch schools next fall.In the most controversial of its boundary line changes, the board chose McKenzie Road as the border between Waverly Elementary School and the new elementary in Ellicott City, saying it was willing to split up a neighborhood to avoid opening a new school with more students than its capacity."I can't in good conscience leave a facility 40 percent under capacity while another school is over capacity," said board member Stephen Bounds.
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By JEAN THOMPSON Sun staff writers Kate Shatzkin, Marcia Myers, Marego Athans, Andrea Siegel and Jean Thompson reported this article | September 29, 1996
Twice this calendar year, Baltimore has been haunted by the specter of inadequate investment in school building maintenance.In June, steam and hot water scalded and scarred a 7-year-old child in a water heater accident at Hazelwood Elementary-Middle School.Prodded by The Sun's articles about the accident, the city and state now will join forces to check all Baltimore school boilers. Already, during spot checks, the state's boiler inspectors have found code violations and shoddy work.Just days before classes began this month, 550 children and their teachers were locked out of Waverly Elementary School because a vigorous mold, thriving on old insulation in moist air conditioning ducts, crept down the walls, over bookshelves and across carpets.
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By Jean Thompson and Jean Thompson,SUN STAFF | September 20, 1996
The source of the moldlike contamination that forced Baltimore officials to close Waverly Elementary School on the eve of the school year is moisture-laden insulation inside the building's air ducts, school officials said yesterday."
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