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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 17, 2000
Woodmont Academy, which wants to move its campus to Glenwood, has postponed its date with the Howard County Planning Board. The board was to have heard the plans Thursday, but the hearing likely will be delayed for several months. A new date had not been set. Officials with the private Catholic school, now in the Baltimore County area of Woodstock, want to move to a 53.5-acre site in Glenwood and eventually build facilities for 1,100 students. Neighbors object, saying the project is too large for the area.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2013
The patch of green on Montgomery Road across from the Long Gate Shopping Center in Ellicott City stands out amid the asphalt, stores and homes. Behind a few small wood-frame houses and garages, these nearly eight acres could almost be a suburban park, with a few trees and a small playground next to Bethel Baptist Church. It's not a park, though, and it's not public property. What it will become remains to be seen. Its future has been argued previously and will apparently be argued again in the months to come as county planners and members of the County Council redraw the county's zoning map, last revised on a wide scale in 2004 and 2005.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,Special to the sun | December 10, 2006
At Woodmont Academy, a Catholic school in western Howard County, students in art classes paint images of the Madonna. In science, they talk about the soul and how it separates humans from animals. They celebrate All Saints Day by dressing as their favorite saints, and they're told to be nice to others because that's what Jesus wants them to do. It's all part of a curriculum called Integral Foundation, which stresses the "formation of the whole person," said Executive Director Scott Brown.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | March 11, 2011
Joseph T. Gorman, whose struggle with a rare form of leukemia inspired his Loyola Blakefield classmates to raise funds to help find a suitable bone-marrow donor, died Wednesday, the day after his 15th birthday, at Johns Hopkins Hospital. "Joe was our profile in courage, and that will be the subject of my funeral homily," said the Rev. Thomas A. Pesci, who is president of Loyola Blakefield. "He was such an inspiration, and in his few short years here got the idea of being a 'man for others,' which is the school's motto," he said.
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By Donna W. Payne and Donna W. Payne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 25, 2002
It has been 60 years since a Catholic school has opened in Howard County, but Woodmont Academy, a Baltimore County Catholic school, plans to break that streak. Woodmont formally announced this month that it will leave its home in Woodstock, over the Howard County line, to a facility that will be built in western Howard. The school purchased the 67-acre property in Cooksville from Howard County. "We will be occupying and having school there [in] September of 2003," Woodmont board member Corey Blanton said.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | May 2, 2002
A Baltimore County religious school is buying surplus Howard County government land for a new campus in Cooksville, solving three separate problems. Woodmont Academy, now in Woodstock, would pay $1.5 million for about 62 acres along Route 144, subject to approval by the county Board of Appeals of a conditional use to allow a school. The contract was signed last week, said James M. Irvin, county public works director, and Woodmont Principal Michele L. Blum. The Catholic school owns a 53-acre residentially zoned tract in western Howard between Routes 32 and 97, but nearby residents have fought a campus there, noting potential traffic problems.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,Special to the sun | December 10, 2006
At Woodmont Academy, a Catholic school in western Howard County, students in art classes paint images of the Madonna. In science, they talk about the soul and how it separates humans from animals. They celebrate All Saints Day by dressing as their favorite saints, and they're told to be nice to others because that's what Jesus wants them to do. It's all part of a curriculum called Integral Foundation, which stresses the "formation of the whole person," said Executive Director Scott Brown.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | May 21, 2001
A Baltimore County Catholic school that wants to relocate to western Howard has submitted new plans for its 53-acre site in Glenwood, ending a six-month delay of the contentious proposal. Woodmont Academy, which has not been assigned a date with the county Planning Board, pulled its previous plan last fall to make small changes. "The plans are pretty much the same," said Keith Laser, the school's principal. "[We] had to make some allowances for the placement of the septic field." Glenwood residents who believe that the school would overwhelm the area's rural roads were disappointed.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | September 27, 2000
Woodmont Academy needs space to grow, and school leaders believe they've found that in Glenwood. Glenwood residents, however, are less than pleased at the prospect of a multi- building campus in their rural neighborhood. It's shaping up to be a difficult, emotionally charged situation. Residents - about a hundred of whom have signs in their yards proclaiming their opposition to the school's plans - are organized to protest. They fear a dangerous increase in traffic on Dorsey Mill Road, where the private Catholic school bought 53.5 acres last year for about $1 million.
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October 17, 2002
Howard County Councilman Allan H. Kittleman will hold a community meeting to discuss the drought and its effect on wells in western Howard County. Residents will have an opportunity to meet with officials from the Maryland Department of the Environment to ask questions and express concerns. The meeting will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Lisbon Volunteer Fire Department, 1330 Woodbine Road (Route 94), Lisbon. Information: 410-313-3116. Woodmont Academy moving to Howard next fall Woodmont Academy, an independent Catholic grade school for children in kindergarten through eighth grade, has announced plans to relocate its Baltimore County campus to 67 acres on Route 144, near Route 97, in western Howard County in fall next year.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,Special to the sun | December 10, 2006
At Woodmont Academy, a Catholic school in western Howard County, students in art classes paint images of the Madonna. In science, they talk about the soul and how it separates humans from animals. They celebrate All Saints Day by dressing as their favorite saints, and they're told to be nice to others because that's what Jesus wants them to do. It's all part of a curriculum called Integral Foundation, which stresses the "formation of the whole person," said Executive Director Scott Brown.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,Special to the sun | December 10, 2006
At Woodmont Academy, a Catholic school in western Howard County, students in art classes paint images of the Madonna. In science, they talk about the soul and how it separates humans from animals. They celebrate All Saints Day by dressing as their favorite saints, and they're told to be nice to others because that's what Jesus wants them to do. It's all part of a curriculum called Integral Foundation, which stresses the "formation of the whole person," said Executive Director Scott Brown.
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November 19, 2006
The River Hill High School Boosters will present their 10th Dance and Silent Auction, celebrating the school's 10th anniversary, from 8 p.m. to midnight Dec. 1 at Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville. The theme is "Celebrating 10 Years of Excellence." Beer, wine, dinner, a disc jockey and dancing are included. The event is for adults only. The cost is $50 a person. Tables of 10 are available. Information: Diane McDermond, 410-531-9151, or Tonette Matsunaga, 410-531-5501. Photos on display at book signing Author Fred Glueckstein will share true stories and photographs of well-known celebrities, artists, writers and horses in a talk about his book, Of Men, Women and Horses, at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Glenwood library.
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March 27, 2003
Aspiring jazz musician Mike Feagan is excited to play with such amazing musicians as trombonist Jim McFalls, this year's guest soloist with the Glenelg High School Jazz Ensemble. "The concerts are always awesome," said Feagan, 16, an alto saxophone player in the ensemble. "It is so cool because Mr. E has the connections to have amazing professionals come through." Mr. E, or Barry Enzman, took over the school's band program 27 years ago and turned it into a powerhouse. A professional musician who plays saxophone, flute and clarinet, Enzman always had a keen interest in jazz; he revived the Glenelg program by inviting professional musicians to play with the students at their annual concerts.
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By Donna W. Payne and Donna W. Payne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 25, 2002
It has been 60 years since a Catholic school has opened in Howard County, but Woodmont Academy, a Baltimore County Catholic school, plans to break that streak. Woodmont formally announced this month that it will leave its home in Woodstock, over the Howard County line, to a facility that will be built in western Howard. The school purchased the 67-acre property in Cooksville from Howard County. "We will be occupying and having school there [in] September of 2003," Woodmont board member Corey Blanton said.
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October 17, 2002
Howard County Councilman Allan H. Kittleman will hold a community meeting to discuss the drought and its effect on wells in western Howard County. Residents will have an opportunity to meet with officials from the Maryland Department of the Environment to ask questions and express concerns. The meeting will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Lisbon Volunteer Fire Department, 1330 Woodbine Road (Route 94), Lisbon. Information: 410-313-3116. Woodmont Academy moving to Howard next fall Woodmont Academy, an independent Catholic grade school for children in kindergarten through eighth grade, has announced plans to relocate its Baltimore County campus to 67 acres on Route 144, near Route 97, in western Howard County in fall next year.
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March 27, 2003
Aspiring jazz musician Mike Feagan is excited to play with such amazing musicians as trombonist Jim McFalls, this year's guest soloist with the Glenelg High School Jazz Ensemble. "The concerts are always awesome," said Feagan, 16, an alto saxophone player in the ensemble. "It is so cool because Mr. E has the connections to have amazing professionals come through." Mr. E, or Barry Enzman, took over the school's band program 27 years ago and turned it into a powerhouse. A professional musician who plays saxophone, flute and clarinet, Enzman always had a keen interest in jazz; he revived the Glenelg program by inviting professional musicians to play with the students at their annual concerts.
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