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  • Some question Avery's simultaneous runs for CA and Council

    Reg Avery has been keeping busy. The Oakland Mills Village Board vice chair and PTA Council of Howard County executive vice president announced last month that he was running for County Council in Columbia's District 2 as a Republican. Then, earlier...
  • Balto. Co. should have a hybrid school board [Editorial]

    Balto. Co. should have a hybrid school board  [Editorial]
    When debate over changing the composition of Baltimore County's school board last gained traction in the General Assembly, parents had a long list of grievances against then-Superintendent Joe A. Hairston and a board rightly viewed as overly deferential...
  • County PTA right to question Dance [Letter]

    County PTA right to question Dance [Letter]
    Your recent editorial on the Baltimore County PTA Council was well titled ("Signs of trouble in county schools?" Feb. 24). The PTA council has a history of being a "rabble rousing" organization during controversial times in the county school system....
  • 'Ballots continued to pour in on the Columbia Opinion Poll' [History Matters]

    March 1965 Public weighs in on Columbia In a article related to the new town of Columbia: "Ballots continued to pour in on the Columbia Opinion Poll with the largest response in any survey conducted for this paper, 80 percent of the ballots were now...
  • Howard County parents ready for school wellness hearing

    Howard County parents ready for school wellness hearing
    Howard County parents are ready to make their voices heard on the school system's proposed health and wellness policy. The Board of Education is holding a public hearing on the new, half-implemented wellness through nutrition and physical activity...
  • Seventh-graders dissect squid at Arbutus Middle

    Seventh-graders dissect squid at Arbutus Middle
    Seventh graders at Arbutus Middle School experienced anatomy hands-on in science class last week as part of an outreach program offered by the National Aquarium of Baltimore City. Students in Lisa Stover's seventh-grade science class dissected...
  • Students sign up to learn to speak with their hands at Catonsville elementary school

    Students sign up to learn to speak with their hands at Catonsville elementary school
    Seven children throw their hands up in the air, suppressing the urge to speak in order to gain the attention of Tessa Ropp, their sign language teacher. Every few minutes, a soft giggle can be heard. Otherwise, the classroom at Westchester...
  • Farm Heritage Museum could use a seamstress [West Friendship]

    Love to sew? Virginia Frank would love to hear from you. The Howard County Living Farm Heritage Museum in West Friendship is in search of a seamstress to sew some "period" costumes for use by tour guides at the museum. The organization will provide...
  • Reporting on Mays Chapel school is biased [Letter]

    I have attended every meeting regarding the new Mays Chapel school — from which piece of land to use, to the committee's choice of options, to all board and public meetings. The common objective has been how to affect the least number of kids....
  • Springtime means flea market at Folly Quarter Middle [West Friendship]

    Spring is finally in the air. With that in mind, and spring cleaning on the "to do" list, bring your excess household and clothing giveaways to the folks at Folly Quarter Middle School, who are setting up a large area of donations to be given out to local...
  • Many spotlights on kids at Clarksville Middle [Clarksville]

    Things are going great at Clarksville Middle school. Good news abounds. Congratulations are due CMS student Alex Taber, who won three awards in the county schools STEM Fair for his project "The Effect of MIcrowaving Bean Seeds on the Time and...
  • Govans Elementary may become a charter school

    Govans Elementary may become a charter school
    Over the public address system at Govans Elementary School, fourth-graders Karon Tarlton and Michael Smith had the honor of making the morning announcements March 14, including a quote from Walt Disney: "All our dreams can come true if we have the courage...