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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff writer | February 17, 1991
Carroll educators will implore the governor to reconsider a new school project the state has denied.School officials will make their case for the New Windsor Middle School, needed to replace small and cramped classrooms at the existing facility, before the state Board ofPublic Works in Annapolis on Feb. 27. That board is composed of Gov.William Donald Schaefer, the state treasurer and the comptroller of the treasury.The Maryland Interagency Committee on School Construction last month denied planning recognition -- state acknowledgment that a schoolis needed -- for the New Windsor project and a proposed Oklahoma Road middle school despite an appeal from Carroll educators.
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By Jean Marie Beall and Jean Marie Beall,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 19, 2001
MEGAN SANDS HAS always wanted to be a teacher. To get a head start in that field, the Francis Scott Key High School senior started tutoring Northwest Middle School pupils in fall 1997. She recently reached more than 500 hours of service in tutoring. This is quite a feat considering she maintains a 4.0 grade point average, is active in student government and plays field hockey and varsity tennis. She also works at Harry's Main Street Grille in Westminster. Megan also serves as a facilitator and tutor for the Maryland Army National Guard's About Face program, which helps students with academic work, social skills and offers organized recreation, said Lt. Col. Bob Danmyer, program director.
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By Traci A. Johnson and Traci A. Johnson,Staff Writer | January 25, 1994
Union Bridge officials will make a pitch to the county Board of Education to pursue plans to renovate the Elmer A. Wolfe Elementary School, during the Feb. 8 budget hearing at Northwest Middle School.Kent Doxzon, whose daughter Emily is a student at the school, asked Mayor Perry L. Jones Jr. and the Town Council to speak to the board in an effort to keep it from postponing renovations to the 60-year-old structure."We are the only elementary school in the county that houses K [kindergarten]
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By Traci A. Johnson and Traci A. Johnson,Sun Staff Writer | August 18, 1994
Renovation plans that would make 63-year-old Elmer Wolfe Elementary School look brand new have been scrapped in favor of a brand new building.The Carroll County School Board approved yesterday the schematic documents that detail the construction of a larger, more modern elementary school on the grounds of the current school in Union Bridge."
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By BRIAN SULLAM | July 10, 1994
Parents of last year's fourth grade class at Elmer A. Wolfe Elementary School in Union Bridge don't understand why their children are treated differently from all the other fourth-graders in Carroll County public schools.This fall, in all likelihood, their children will not be returning to Elmer Wolfe, but will attend school at New Windsor Middle School.For at least 24 years, Elmer Wolfe fifth-graders have been pulled from the protective confines of an elementary school and thrown into the more rough-and-tumble halls of a middle school, where seventh- and eighth-grade bullies delight in intimidating the fifth-graders.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Sun Staff Writer | July 14, 1994
A Union Bridge mother wants to make one thing clear: Not everyone agrees with the six parents leading the push to start a fifth grade at Elmer Wolfe Elementary School so those children don't have to attend New Windsor Middle School.Elmer Wolfe is the only school in the county that doesn't yet have a fifth grade. It never has had one, but it will in September 1995 when expansion and renovation begin.The six parents appealing to the school board don't want to wait that long: Their children will be in fifth grade in the fall, and they maintain that they're too young to be plunged into a school with grades six through eight.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Staff Writer | August 19, 1993
School officials say all they need from New Windsor Mayor Jack A. Gullo Jr. is a letter confirming that the town will provide sewer and water service to the new middle school about to be built there, and that they can talk about the price later.The mayor says it's not that simple."That doesn't change anything," he said. "Until the details are ZTC worked out, I'm not sending a letter guaranteeing anything."Mayor Gullo said he can't be sure of providing the service unless the schools will pay for any needed improvements to the town's system.
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July 25, 1994
The successful effort by a group of parents to shift the fifth grade from New Windsor Middle School back to Elmer Wolfe Elementary was a valuable learning experience for Carroll County's education community, not to mention the public at large.The most important lesson here: Conventional wisdom is often wrong. Even though the county's school bureaucracy had decided to retain fifth graders at New Windsor Middle School and Superintendent Brian Lockhard had twice upheld that finding in his former job as deputy superintendent, a persistent cadre of parents decided not to accept that decision and appealed to the Board of Education, which reversed the administration's decision.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff writer | March 3, 1991
When Carroll educators took their case for a New Windsor Middle School replacement to him, Gov. William Donald Schaefer asked not about the project but about local support for the Linowes tax restructuring plan.As Vernon F. Smith Jr., Carroll's director of school support services, began the district's presentation to the Board of Public Works, the governor interrupted to ask about support for the $800 million tax plan among the county's legislative delegation.It was a question the governor, who chairs the three-member board, repeated to representatives of the other 12 school districts vying for $57.7 million in school construction money for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1.Although Superintendent R. Edward Shilling met with the county delegation to discuss the tax plan, Smith said it was difficult to determine where Carroll's senators and delegates stood on the proposal.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff writer | November 18, 1990
NEW WINDSOR - Like other grandparents, Evelyn Barnes sat on the sidelines, watching eighth-graders run laps in the field behind New Windsor Middle School.She wasn't watching a sporting event, but a gym class. And by sitting there, ever so attentive in a lawn chair, Barnes was sending a clear message -- one as clear as the blue autumn sky -- to her granddaughter, Jennifer Barnes."Being here, I think sends a message that I care and that I'm very interested in what she's doing and learning in school," said Barnes, a new-accounts representative at Westminster Bank and Trust Co. in New Windsor.
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July 25, 1994
The successful effort by a group of parents to shift the fifth grade from New Windsor Middle School back to Elmer Wolfe Elementary was a valuable learning experience for Carroll County's education community, not to mention the public at large.The most important lesson here: Conventional wisdom is often wrong. Even though the county's school bureaucracy had decided to retain fifth graders at New Windsor Middle School and Superintendent Brian Lockhard had twice upheld that finding in his former job as deputy superintendent, a persistent cadre of parents decided not to accept that decision and appealed to the Board of Education, which reversed the administration's decision.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Sun Staff Writer | July 14, 1994
A Union Bridge mother wants to make one thing clear: Not everyone agrees with the six parents leading the push to start a fifth grade at Elmer Wolfe Elementary School so those children don't have to attend New Windsor Middle School.Elmer Wolfe is the only school in the county that doesn't yet have a fifth grade. It never has had one, but it will in September 1995 when expansion and renovation begin.The six parents appealing to the school board don't want to wait that long: Their children will be in fifth grade in the fall, and they maintain that they're too young to be plunged into a school with grades six through eight.
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By BRIAN SULLAM | July 10, 1994
Parents of last year's fourth grade class at Elmer A. Wolfe Elementary School in Union Bridge don't understand why their children are treated differently from all the other fourth-graders in Carroll County public schools.This fall, in all likelihood, their children will not be returning to Elmer Wolfe, but will attend school at New Windsor Middle School.For at least 24 years, Elmer Wolfe fifth-graders have been pulled from the protective confines of an elementary school and thrown into the more rough-and-tumble halls of a middle school, where seventh- and eighth-grade bullies delight in intimidating the fifth-graders.
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By Traci A. Johnson and Traci A. Johnson,Sun Staff Writer | February 3, 1994
The state's decision to deny planning approval for renovations to Elmer A. Wolfe Elementary School has temporarily derailed the county's plans, but the Union Bridge community is prepared to fight to keep the expansion project on track.A group of parents, educators and residents say they will not let the elementary school project fall into oblivion merely because Union Bridge is a small town."We're not going to sit back and be complacent. We feel like we haven't even been thought of long enough to be neglected," said Deborah Doxzon, whose daughter Emily is a fourth-grader at the school.
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By Traci A. Johnson and Traci A. Johnson,Staff Writer | January 25, 1994
Union Bridge officials will make a pitch to the county Board of Education to pursue plans to renovate the Elmer A. Wolfe Elementary School, during the Feb. 8 budget hearing at Northwest Middle School.Kent Doxzon, whose daughter Emily is a student at the school, asked Mayor Perry L. Jones Jr. and the Town Council to speak to the board in an effort to keep it from postponing renovations to the 60-year-old structure."We are the only elementary school in the county that houses K [kindergarten]
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Staff Writer | August 19, 1993
School officials say all they need from New Windsor Mayor Jack A. Gullo Jr. is a letter confirming that the town will provide sewer and water service to the new middle school about to be built there, and that they can talk about the price later.The mayor says it's not that simple."That doesn't change anything," he said. "Until the details are ZTC worked out, I'm not sending a letter guaranteeing anything."Mayor Gullo said he can't be sure of providing the service unless the schools will pay for any needed improvements to the town's system.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff writer | January 23, 1991
They joked that even the mother of state Superintendent of Schools Joseph L. Shilling wrote a letter about the cramped and small classrooms at New Windsor Middle School.Although the letter elicited laughter from the Maryland Interagency Committee on School Construction, Carroll school officials who presented it yesterday were quite serious. They are appealing the committee's decision to defer planning recognition -- state acknowledgment that the school is needed -- for the New Windsor project and a new middle school on Oklahoma Road in Eldersburg.
NEWS
March 8, 1993
New Windsor Middle School has announced the winners of its photography contest. First-place winners in each category will go on to county-level competition.First-place winners were:* Heather Black, grade level 5-6, color, life studies, "In the Eyes of a Soldier."* Becky Arnold, grade level 5-6, color, landscape, "Snowy Trail."* David Chalker, grade level 5-6, color, still life, "Mickey Mouse on Top of the World."* Justin Barber, grade level 7-8, color, landscape, "Arches of Antietam."* Heather Arnold, grade level 7-8, color, life studies, "Hanging Around;" black/white, life studies, "Want to Race;" black/white, landscape, "Snowy Stream;" color, still life, "Bears."
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By Staff writer | August 25, 1991
if all goes well -- four more schools will open to ease overcrowdingin Carroll County, and five others will undergo renovations and additions.On tap to be built are Friendship Valley Elementary in Westminster, Runnymede Elementary near Taneytown, a replacement New Windsor Middle School and a new Oklahoma Road Middle School in Eldersburg.Friendship Valley, to be located on Gist Road near Kate Wagner Road, is under construction. The $5 million project is expected to be completed and ready for occupancy in fall 1992.
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