Members of Cadette Girl Scout Troop 4503, seventh graders from Folly Quarter Middle School, have spent the last two years working on their Silver Journey and their Silver Project of Helping the Military, and have finally earned their Silver Award.
Columbia's Youth and Teen Center in partnership with the 50+ Center at the East Columbia Branch of the Howard County Library System is helping Sherry Schneider and other less tech-savvy older adults learn new technologies.
Folly Quarter Middle School community was celebrating its National Blue Ribbon honor when school officials announced another recent accolade – an online education resource named Folly Quarter the 12th best middle school in the nation.
The Anne Arundel County school board on Wednesday adopted a $1.02 billion operating budget for FY 2015 that includes funding for employee pay increases and a new contract school, but the panel criticized county government for taking money from the school system's health fund balance to foot the bill.
HYBA is now accepting registration for the Fall Friday Night Basketball Program. The league is played on Fridays in September and October, and is open to boys and girls ages five to 18. To register, visit to HYBA.org, or call 410-461-7694.
Congratulations to rising Mount View Middle School eighth grade student Hanna Al-Kowsi, who won first prize in the Sherlock Holmes Essay Contest sponsored by Watson's Tin Box of Ellicott City in partnership with the Howard County Public School System and the Howard County Library system.
Folly Quarter was the only school in Howard County to be named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education this year, and was also designated the 12th Best Middle School in the United States by TheBestSchools.org.
If I consider the span of my 59 years, there is an obvious theme: I don't deal well with authority. As a Baltimore City teacher, I left two schools because of my inability to accept what I considered to be overbearing principals. A third principal, spotting this characteristic, sent me packing before I could quit. Then I met Mike Chalupa, who changed everything for me.
Harford County Public Schools officials have assigned new principals to eight local schools, and they have given three interim principals permanent assignments to their schools, for the 2014-2015 school year.
More millennials are creating their own jobs, either as a response to a continually crummy economy in which they can't find work, or because they would rather be their own bosses and run their own businesses.
Laurel's Bond Mill Elementary fifth graders celebrated their transition to middle school with a ceremony featuring Sen. Jim Rosapepe as guest speaker, recollection of memories of their years at Bond Mill and musical selections.
Harford County's two largest school construction projects, the replacement of Youth's Benefit Elementary School in Fallston and a new Havre de Grace High and Middle School, are continuing to move forward with major contracts approved for both last week.
While we are disappointed that not all students demonstrate the literacy and math skills they need to be promoted to the next grade after participating in the BELL summer school program, our nonprofit organization thinks that focusing on test scores alone obscures important outcomes and raises a key question: What role do summer learning programs have in a student's life?
AuQwan Griffin was among a class of 11 students at the Career Academy, an alternative high school in North Baltimore, who, according to city school officials, were given answers to the High School Assessments from their biology teacher
Although it was repealed by the Harford County Board of Education in January, the controversial "pay-to-play" fee charged to families of students participating in interscholastic sports will be back for the 2014-15 school year, as school officials are also starting to question if the athletic program is needed at all.
This year, Howard County Parents for School Music (HCPSM) began a new initiative to recognize outstanding volunteers within the county's public school music programs. Anyone — for example, music directors, boosters, parents, students or even other volunteers — can nominate a deserving individual.
Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, Wendy and the Lost Boys battled the evil Captain Hook recently during Howard County Ballet's production of "Peter Pan," choreographed by HCB founder and director Kathi Ferguson and staged at Centennial High School.
As we close out the 2013-2014 school year, I want to share with you my thoughts on the past year, Howard County Public School System's (HCPSS) vision for the future, and my personal commitment to rewarding our employees for making HCPSS one of the best public school systems in the nation.
Tori Raulin and Paige Reese were selected to participate in the USA Field Hockey National Futures Championship (NFC) tournament at the Spooky Nook complex in Pennsylvania June 27-30. Raulin, who will attend Atholton High School, and Reese, who will attend Glenelg, were among the 13 players selected from 130 participants at the Regional Futures Championships to represent the Chesapeake Region in the U14 age group. Both girls play for the Howard Stampede field hockey club coached by Doug Hamilton.
The members of the Harford County Board of Education voted 7-2 Monday night in favor of a $426.9 million unrestricted operating budget for the 2015 fiscal year that includes no position cuts, but it also contains no funds for teacher salary steps, and it reinstates the controversial $50 "pay-to-play" fee to participate in interscholastic sports.
Baltimore school officials want to attract more highly effective teachers and raise awareness about attendance in summer school after the percentage of middle and high school students successfully completing academic programs plummeted last year.