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November 8, 2000
Three children who were caught on the roof of Friendship Valley Elementary School on Monday night have been charged as juveniles with burglary and released to their parents, state police at Westminster said. An employee heard noises on the roof about 10:35 p.m. and "knowing that Santa Claus was not likely to be showing up this early," called police, said Lt. Terry L. Katz, the barracks commander The three children were caught tampering with a roof hatch at the school, in the 1100 block of Gist Road, south of Westminster.
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October 15, 2013
The first in a series of community charrettes to gather input on the Carroll County Public Schools' Facilities Utilization Study will be held today, Tuesday, Oct. 15, beginning at 7 p.m. at North Carroll High School, Panther Drive, Hampstead. The study stems from a discussion last year in which the Board of County Commissioners requested a look at how school facilities are being used, and if there might be any opportunities to close, combine or otherwise restructure school programs.
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NEWS
January 12, 1999
THE NEED for a new high school for Westminster is eminently justified by the enrollment figures. Pupil population in the county has soared in the 1990s -- adding the equivalent of a new high school's worth of students every four or five years. The trend isn't expected to peak until 2005.Westminster High is among the largest high schools in the metropolitan region, with more than 2,500 students. In four years, enrollment will top 3,000 -- as large as the towns of Manchester and Sykesville.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2013
McDaniel College announced Monday that a $6.7 million bequest will be used to establish an endowment for scholarships, the largest in its history. The funds come from the estate of Philip Henry Dorsey, who was part of a class of 18 earning a bachelor's degree from the Westminster school in 1891. After graduation, Dorsey went home to St. Mary's County, where he managed farmland and bought and sold crops. When he died in 1945, his will established a trust fund for his descendants to attend McDaniel, then known as Western Maryland College.
NEWS
March 28, 2000
AMID THE indecision over whether to build a second high school for the Westminster area are three main concerns: too many empty seats in some schools; the $35 million cost and whether the state will pay its share; and a better location than the selected Cranberry Station site. The Carroll school board is ready to build the long-planned facility, to remedy overcrowding at Westminster High and correct the painful faults of that unmanageable mega-school. The board earmarked $2 million for preliminary work on the Cranberry site.
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By John Murphy and John Murphy,SUN STAFF | March 2, 1999
A state panel that supervises school construction said yesterday that it will examine cost overruns at Cranberry Station Elementary, where Carroll County school officials are cutting corners to pay for a project that is $1.7 million over budget."
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | May 13, 2004
Visitors to Robert Moton Elementary School this evening should easily find the school's "wax museum" exhibit. It's in the classroom with the castle walls. Fifth-grade pupils at the Westminster school are showing off their knowledge of the medieval period with costumes, sets and scripts emulating the people, places and events that defined the Middle Ages. "It is really interesting to see the clothes and how different everything was," said pupil Jane Sussman -- who, dressed in vibrant velvet robes that denoted royalty and wealth, portrays Eleanor of Aquitaine.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | October 28, 2009
Archibald Roger "Tad" Montgomery III, who had been head of Garrison Forest School, died from heart failure Thursday at a Gladwyne, Pa., retirement community. He was 85. He was born and raised in Wayne, Pa. After graduating from Westminster School in Simsbury, Conn., in 1943, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and served in the Pacific Theater. Mr. Montgomery earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees in English from the University of Pennsylvania in 1949. He began his teaching career at Westminster School, and he was named headmaster at Garrison Forest in 1959.
NEWS
September 10, 2000
25 Years Ago: Town Board Sets Hundred Dollar Fee for Water Hook-up -- Revenues to be used for Development and Expansion of System. In addition to present $350 Fee, a $100 "Water Benefit Charge" will now be required of Mt. Airy residents seeking new hook-ups to the town water system. The idea behind the charge, according to Mayor Lewis Dixon, is that "those who generate new (water) requirements should pay for it." The revenue will be collected as a "development and expansion fund" to pay for expansion caused by increasing demands on the water supply.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 3, 2000
A 44-year-old man was held on $20,000 bail yesterday in the theft of a school bus from a Westminster school the night before, court documents showed. State police in Frederick County reported finding a man sitting in a school bus at 8 a.m. yesterday, about the same time Carroll school officials discovered a bus missing from a locked parking lot at Carroll Springs School in the 400 block of S. Center St. State police said the 1988 yellow bus had run out of gas and that doors on the vehicle had been damaged.
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April 16, 2013
The Carroll County Sheriff's Office said a 13-year-old female has been charged with making a false bomb threat in an incident that cleared West Middle School on Tuesday. Just before 11 a.m. school officials contacted the sheriff's office after a student recovered a note that included a threat to "bomb" the Westminster school. The middle school was evacuated while officers from law enforcement agencies inspected the building with explosive detection canine teams. The threat was found to be a hoax, and students were returned to class by noon.
EXPLORE
June 10, 2012
Westminster High School conducted its 2012 graduation ceremony on June 9 at McDaniel College, Westminster. The following are members of the Class of 2012: Nathan Collin Adams Ellen Jean Airth Michelle Lynn Alban Cheyenne Katelynn Albaugh Ashley Nicole Alleman Sarah Ashley Allen Junior Romario Penda Aluna Lauren Ashley Anderson Halee Fay Asch Richard Stanley Ash III Lindsay Elizabeth Aughenbaugh ...
EXPLORE
January 11, 2012
The Carroll County Sheriff's Office has released surveillance photographs of a suspect wanted in connection with the vandalism of two Westminster-area schools on Christmas Day. Just before 3 p.m. on Dec. 25, deputies responded to a burglar alarm at the William Winchester Elementary School on Monroe Avenue just outside of Westminster. On Wednesday, Jan. 11, the Sheriff's Office released a surveillance image, and said it shows a white male, approximately 25 years old, with a brown hair, seen approaching the school from the Englar Road side with two bricks in hand.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | October 28, 2009
Archibald Roger "Tad" Montgomery III, who had been head of Garrison Forest School, died from heart failure Thursday at a Gladwyne, Pa., retirement community. He was 85. He was born and raised in Wayne, Pa. After graduating from Westminster School in Simsbury, Conn., in 1943, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and served in the Pacific Theater. Mr. Montgomery earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees in English from the University of Pennsylvania in 1949. He began his teaching career at Westminster School, and he was named headmaster at Garrison Forest in 1959.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,sun reporter | November 3, 2006
Some schoolmates called him "Charlie Diegel the history beagle." He decorated his bedroom with posters of Che Guevara and medieval sculpture from The Cloisters museum in New York City. His shower curtain was decorated as a map of the world. A 17-year-old senior at Westminster High School, Charles Patrick Diegel was killed in an automobile accident while driving to school Oct. 27. At a funeral Mass this week, he was remembered by his English teacher Kevin L. Vasile for his "determination to be kind and cheerful, a natural sense of humor with an easy smile and a balanced and self-assured demeanor anyone would benefit from imitating."
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By Bill Free | September 17, 2006
Westminster junior running back Jesse Astlin made quite a debut in varsity football, rushing for 94 yards on 18 carries and scoring both of his team's touchdowns in a 12-0 season-opening victory over rival South Carroll. Astlin, 5 feet 8, 140 pounds, got a chance to start in his first varsity game when senior Michael Hill couldn't play because of a knee injury. What do you like most about playing football? The adrenaline rush you get from the game. What is the hardest part of playing the game?
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April 16, 2013
The Carroll County Sheriff's Office said a 13-year-old female has been charged with making a false bomb threat in an incident that cleared West Middle School on Tuesday. Just before 11 a.m. school officials contacted the sheriff's office after a student recovered a note that included a threat to "bomb" the Westminster school. The middle school was evacuated while officers from law enforcement agencies inspected the building with explosive detection canine teams. The threat was found to be a hoax, and students were returned to class by noon.
NEWS
By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2013
McDaniel College announced Monday that a $6.7 million bequest will be used to establish an endowment for scholarships, the largest in its history. The funds come from the estate of Philip Henry Dorsey, who was part of a class of 18 earning a bachelor's degree from the Westminster school in 1891. After graduation, Dorsey went home to St. Mary's County, where he managed farmland and bought and sold crops. When he died in 1945, his will established a trust fund for his descendants to attend McDaniel, then known as Western Maryland College.
NEWS
By GINA DAVIS and GINA DAVIS,SUN REPORTER | October 9, 2005
Carroll Community College has launched its first private donor campaign, with the hopes of raising at least $4 million to purchase nursing equipment, bolster its library collection and provide more scholarships. Business and community leaders have pledged more than $1.8 million, college officials said last week. College officials point to lagging state funding and growing enrollment - which has jumped 33 percent during the past five years - as the primary reasons they need more money.
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