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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2010
Doug Spicher's seventh-grade science students focused intensely on the assignment at hand — an Internet-based computer program that allowed them to manipulate the color of a rabbit and its surrounding environment to teach natural selection and species survival. The room at Wilde Lake Middle was relatively quiet. There was no clamoring over shared computers with Internet access. Each student worked on his or her own laptop. "This is much easier, and they have total control," Spicher said while watching his students work diligently on the assignment.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2012
Someday, members of this year's seventh-grade class at Wilde Lake Middle School might be at the forefront of efforts to eradicate such social ills as genocide, animal cruelty, homelessness and deforestation. The students are learning about social problems both at home and abroad, and on Wednesday night, they presented speeches about causes that have piqued their interest as part of Voices of Youth, a charity fundraiser. The event comes on the heels of the students learning about the conflict in the Sudanese region of Darfur.
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December 23, 1990
Kenneth Gill, a Howard County resident and current principal of Havre de Grace Middle School in Harford County, will become principal of Wilde Lake Middle School next semester.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2010
Wilde Lake Middle School Principal Tom Saunders stood with his hand extended, welcoming the 161 eighth-graders to give him a high-five on the final day of their middle school career. Many students slapped his palm with an enthusiastic crack. Others opted for a hug. And there were a number who were so overcome with emotion that they headed to the nearest adult to console them as they cried at the thought of leaving their beloved school. Saunders was joined by the entire staff of the school Wednesday for its annual "clap out" ceremony, in which the adults line the halls leading to the school entrance to give the eighth-graders a final sendoff.
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By Liz Lean and Liz Lean,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 12, 1996
THE MERRY men and women of Wilde Lake Middle School transformed their stage into Sherwood Forest last week for two evening performances of "The Legend of Robin Hood, sort of ."This spoof of the familiar tale of men in tights delighted its audience with plenty of puns and asides.Cast members included Nathan Koterba, Robin Hood; Sandy Schwartz, Maid Marian; Mike Romano, sheriff; Carly Hughes, Witch Waye; Shaina French, friar; Craig Stanford, King John; Stephanie Ellison, Little Joan; and Sarah Risch, Annie.
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By Heather Tepe and Heather Tepe,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 27, 2000
AN INVESTMENT in Wall Street may be a risky venture but buying stock in Wilde Lake Middle School is a sure bet, the school's supporters say. For the third year, the Wilde Lake Middle PTSA is asking families and businesses to invest in the future by purchasing "stock" for $20 per share. "Trading" under the symbol WLMS, the stock has raised a total of $5,000 this year, compared with $605 last year. A corporate sponsor who wishes to remain anonymous has agreed to match donations dollar-for-dollar through Sunday.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | November 13, 1995
What to do with a used 19-foot-tall planetarium?That's the question being asked these days about the Howard County school system's last relic of the 1960s space race.The county used to have two planetariums, but no one seems to know what happened to the other. School officials figure the missing one is either buried in a county landfill or sitting in someone's attic. It would cost about $200,000 to replace it today.As for the last existing planetarium -- a dome and specialized projection system -- school officials are divided as to whether it ought to be saved for future astronomy lessons or simply thrown away.
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By LARRY STURGILL | December 2, 1992
A year-and-a-half of hard work by a small group of past and present Wilde Lake Middle School students comes to fruition when the WLMS Communications Center officially opens with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday.The Communication Center is a television studio, complete with cameras, monitors and a pre- and post-production room. A small, but efficient TV news set was built by the students and parent volunteers. A second, more casual set is being prepared also.The project was begun last year under the guidance of Terry Sullivan, the school's Gifted and Talented Resource Teacher.
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By Tanika White and Tanika White,SUN STAFF | December 3, 2000
Last May, on the Friday before Howard County students were to take the Maryland School Performance Assessment Program exams, the staff at Wilde Lake Middle School led their 157 eighth-graders into the cafeteria for a little pep rally. With boys on one side and girls on the other, the pupils were directed to look closely at an overhead screen of statistics from previous MSPAP tests. The data were shocking: Girls consistently trounced boys in their scores, year after year. The news was enough to cause a teen-age battle of the sexes - and a serious upswing in the school's overall scores.
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BY BALTIMORESUN.COM STAFF | December 6, 2005
A Wilde Lake Middle School student was arrested Monday after a BB gun was found in the boy's locker, according to Howard County police. The 13-year-old Columbia boy, who authorities did not identify, was charged as a juvenile with carrying a deadly weapon on school property. Police said the juvenile justice system will determine any penalty. According to authorities, the locker was searched after other students told Wilde Lake administrators that the boy had the BB gun at a bus stop yesterday morning.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2010
Doug Spicher's seventh-grade science students focused intensely on the assignment at hand — an Internet-based computer program that allowed them to manipulate the color of a rabbit and its surrounding environment to teach natural selection and species survival. The room at Wilde Lake Middle was relatively quiet. There was no clamoring over shared computers with Internet access. Each student worked on his or her own laptop. "This is much easier, and they have total control," Spicher said while watching his students work diligently on the assignment.
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By John-John Williams IV | john-john.williams@baltsun.com | February 7, 2010
Skittles, a 6-month-old diamondback terrapin, has made quite a splash at Wilde Lake Middle School this year. The school is using Skittles as a way to teach students about environmentalism, scientific research and the importance of higher education through the National Aquarium in Baltimore's "Terrapins in the Classroom" program. The school received the hatchling in October after Amy Musgrave, a sixth-grade science teacher and team leader, attended training through the aquarium and the Maryland Environmental Service in September.
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By John-John Williams IV and John-John Williams IV,john-john.williams@baltsun.com | September 8, 2009
New Principal Thomas Saunders hopes The Wilde Lake Way will set the pace for positive change at Wilde Lake Middle School, which was the site of a sexual assault allegation last spring. Saunders' campaign requires staff at the Columbia school to model good behavior and explain expectations to students. In addition, he has made sure that rules and other guidelines are posted throughout the school as constant reminders for the students. "The only thing I can do is to create an environment collaboratively with parents, students and staff," Saunders said.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,Special to the Sun | February 6, 2008
Kyra John, a fifth-grader at Ilchester Elementary School, studied for weeks to prepare for the county's third Black Saga Competition, sometimes missing recess to pore over facts about Benjamin Banneker, the Underground Railroad and ancient African empires. On Saturday, her efforts paid off when Kyra and her teammates, Korliss Britt and Jordan Griffin, took first place among the eight elementary school teams in the event. The students received medals and applause, but Kyra said the true reward was learning about her heritage.
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By SUSAN GVOZDAS and SUSAN GVOZDAS,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 30, 2006
Summer vacations usually are busy for eighth-grade teacher Mary Mussaw. Last year, she finished her master's degree in education administration. This summer, she was principal of Wilde Lake Middle School's summer program. Although her real summer vacation began Friday afternoon when summer school ended, the 25-year-old from Elkridge plans to return to school this week to move into her new classroom -- and hang out with the administrative staff. Teachers don't have to return until Aug. 22 to prepare for the first day of school Aug. 28. But Mussaw does not feel like staying at home.
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By JOHN-JOHN WILLIAMS IV and JOHN-JOHN WILLIAMS IV,SUN REPORTER | June 16, 2006
Shaine Woodard, a 13-year-old eighth-grader, was ready for the summer and the challenges of high school as he bolted down the halls of Wilde Lake Middle School, but the sights and sounds of 85 staffers, lined up to greet him, slowed his quick strides. The adults - standing on both sides of the school's hallway near the front entrance - whistled, shouted, cheered and clapped as Woodard and 189 other eighth-graders left the building yesterday for the last time. The Wilde Lake Middle School "clap-out" is an annual send off that the staff gives as a final salute to graduating eighth-graders.
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BY BALTIMORESUN.COM STAFF | December 6, 2005
A Wilde Lake Middle School student was arrested Monday after a BB gun was found in the boy's locker, according to Howard County police. The 13-year-old Columbia boy, who authorities did not identify, was charged as a juvenile with carrying a deadly weapon on school property. Police said the juvenile justice system will determine any penalty. According to authorities, the locker was searched after other students told Wilde Lake administrators that the boy had the BB gun at a bus stop yesterday morning.
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By Hanah Cho and Hanah Cho,SUN STAFF | June 22, 2005
Weak performances among special education students on the Maryland School Assessment tests continues to be a challenge for Howard County school officials. This week's release of preliminary data indicating whether schools met state standards in reading and math showed that special education pupils at three schools - Phelps Luck Elementary, Cradlerock School and Patuxent Valley Middle School - did not perform well enough on the high-stakes exam to make adequate progress this year. "We're going to look at the data and find out what we need to do differently and get the job done," said Sterlind S. Burke, principal at Patuxent Valley.
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