All good things must come to an end, like the summer break between school terms. At Reservoir High School, things have changed, too. Pat Saunderson, former RHS principal, was appointed by Howard County Public School System Interim Superintendent Michael J. Matriano to the position of community superintendent where he will "oversee a regional cluster of elementary, middle and high schools," per a press release issued by the HCPSS. Saunderson was a stellar principal whose unabashed enthusiasm for
Kudos to local student Annie Larkins who earned the highest possible score on the ACT, a standardized test used for college admissions. On average, less than one-tenth of one percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. Larkins, a rising junior at River Hill High School, took the test for the first time in June. She is the daughter of Robert and Cari Larkins.
Harford County Public Schools officials are planning to spend more than $1 million retrofitting classrooms and other facilities to make them usable for teaching special needs students. The significance of this approach is huge.
Havre de Grace City Council President David Glenn is getting more and more excited about a new combined middle and high school in the city. He and Mayor Bill Martin met several weeks ago to discuss with Harford County Executive Barry Glassman what will happen to the gymnasium and auditorium once the new school is built.
The Mayor's Summer Job Program began its ninth year earlier this summer when deputy director Mike Greene, of the Department of Budget and Personnel Services, interviewed 44 high school applicants for 12 job openings, alongside the participating department heads.
"It was stressful tweaking our prototype at the last minute but truly exciting," said Garrison Ferrell, soon to be sophomore at Virginia Tech, who is studying material science engineering and bio medical engineering, of his recent trip to the Johnson Space Center in Houston Texas. Those who knew him as a high school student at Marriotts Ridge are not surprised at the gusto which he applies to his activities.
While still early in the process, with no official redistricting plans in place, parents remain uncertain as they wait to learn what school their children will attend in 2018, while residential developments continue popping up throughout the county.
Howard County Public School System Interim Superintendent Michael Martirano announced a second round of appointments for his senior leadership team, following his plans to restructure the school administration, which were presented to the Board of Education last month.