School lunches aren't something I have to deal with yet, but I'll admit, they're not something I look forward to. As a child, I was extremely picky about lunch. I wasn't into sandwiches, and so to keep me from just eating junk food, my parents very graciously provided me with hot lunches — either soup or pasta in a thermos — or cold fried chicken that they'd buy at the start of the week and dole out daily in my lunch box. I'm sure one of my kids will be a picky eater to make me pay
It is back to school time, but for hundreds of Carroll County families, it is not about checking the Times for the bus schedule or making sure you are assigned the same homeroom as your best friend. All over Carroll County home school students face the end of summer break in a variety of ways. (home-schoolers are a diverse group, in fact, I have already excluded some as there are families that choose to school year round with a two- or three-week break between quarters.)
The Assistance Center of Towson Churches and Valley Baptist Church will give students from low-income families a chance to obtain school supplies free of charge from 10 a.m. to noon August 20 at Valley Baptist Church, at 1401 York Road, in Lutherville.
Carroll County Public Schools will be closed for students again Wednesday and Superintendent Steve Guthrie said students probably won't return to class at all this week, as work is still being done to clear bus loops and parking lots at Carroll's 42 school buildings.
Authorities have said little about what happened before Freddie Gray was arrested, but Baltimore Sun interviews with his friends shed light on those events — and on the men he was with. Davonte Roary, 20, ran with Gray, but was not arrested. Brandon Ross, 31, did not run, and recorded some of Gray's transport with a cellphone, the last known footage of him still conscious.
Back to school season should be a time of excitement, meeting teachers, making new friends, opening new notebooks and using pencils with fresh erasers. Unfortunately for many Baltimore City Public School families, back to school doesn't always mean a fresh start.
The Woman's Club of Laurel is hosting its annual September Yard Sale at 16201 Bond Mill Road on Sept. 19 from 8 a.m. until noon (no early birds). Many of your neighborhood friends will be greeting you as members of the Woman's Club. Come and find your special treasure with a large selection of bargain-priced items. Shop and support the Laurel community. The Woman's Club of Laurel is a nonprofit and charitable organization. This is the yard sale that everybody looks forward to all year!
It's back-to-school time, and that means lots of think pieces from professors full of gentle chiding at students, reminding them to read the syllabus and the books, put their phones away, and do their homework. I'm always struck by the harsh tone of that writing, as if professors have completely forgotten what it's like to be a college student.
After a nearly three month-long summer break, fourth-grader Piper Perguson returned to Charles Carroll Elementary School Monday, marking the start of a new school year for thousands of students across Carroll County.
Congratulations to North Laurel for being named the highest ranked small city in the DC-Baltimore area and number 23 in the top 50 best small cities to live in the US. Of course we always knew this but it is nice for Money Magazine to recognize our town.
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Congratulations to the Howard County Antique Farm Machinery Club and the Howard County Living Heritage Museum, both of which celebrate 20th and 10th anniversary celebrations, respectively, with a gala at the museum campus in West Friendship on Aug. 29.
The first day of school is right around the corner, and while that means very little to my 2-year-old and I, I have some sympathy for all you parents that are trying to find interesting lunches to send your kids to school with week in and week out.
Anne Arundel public schools have already scheduled Back-to-School nights, so mark your calendar: Maryland City Elementary and MacArthur Middle, Wednesday, Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. respectively; Meade Middle, Thursday, Sept. 3 at 6 p.m.; Monarch Global Academy, Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 5:30 p.m.; Meade High School, Thursday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m.; and Brock Bridge Elementary, Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Sending kids back to school can be a costly proposition. Given today's economy, it can be quite a strain on the pocketbook. Fortunately for those parents who are having a tough time making the money work, several nonprofits have stepped up to help out.
Baltimore city schools CEO Gregory Thornton recently sent a letter to district staff to inform and them of a somber reality they will face when they head back to school this year: There are some -- too many -- students who won't be returning with them.
Members of the Harford County Board of Education were told Monday that the $37 million Youth's Benefit Elementary School replacement project in Fallston is on schedule to be completed by the start of the 2017-18 school year and, so far, is within the project budget.