- As she and her team prepare the 2017 feasibility study to be released in June, Renée Kamen, the school system's planning manager, said last year's study recommended redistricting three sections of the county for the 2018-2019 school year.
- At a Dulaney High School Parent Teacher Student Association meeting March 16 members discussed options to address the school's facility needs after a recent board decision to reject a multi-million renovation.
The Second Mt. Zion Easter Eggs & Candy Sale is scheduled for noon to 2 p.m. on three consecutive Sundays — March 26, April 2, and April 9.
- The Baltimore County school board is scheduled to vote Tuesday night on whether to approve high school renovations that have been staunchly opposed by parents in both Timonium and Lansdowne.
Recently, Oklahoma Road Middle School hosted a performance by Walt Michael (founder and executive director of Common Ground on the Hill) and Alex Mitchell (
- No snow days means our local students have been busy at school. The youngsters at Hammond Middle School have celebrated many academic accomplishments lately. The annual Spelling Bee was held on Jan. 19 and sponsored by staff member LeRay Blanding and Sumaira Baywa, president of the PTA. Seventeen students participated in this successful event.
Education and all things related to it appear to be in the forefront of most discussions in the news lately. From our local Board of Education and County Co
From 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, Greenmount Station is the place to dine for those wishing to support the assistance programs of the North East S
Baltimore County plans to build a long-requested sidewalk on the west side of Old Frederick Road between Edmondson Avenue and Pleasant Drive later this year
- More than 35 residents testified before superintendent Renee Foose and the Howard County school board members, sharing concerns about potential cuts in the proposed budget.
- The Harford County Board of Education faced a packed house and more pleas for swimming, drama and Harford Glen during its fourth and final public input session on the fiscal 2018 budget. Possible savings also were discussed, such as putting high and middle school students on the same buses.
- Harford County faces a severe shortage of highly qualified teachers that will only get worse if more funding is not provided to the public school system, warned several participants in County Executive Barry Glassman's virtual town hall budget meeting Thursday night.
- The Hill Family Center Y will hold a Youth Night on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the center, located at 1719 Sykesville Road in Westminster. Kids who attend may enjoy sports, swimming, computer games, crafts and social time with other children. The program is held on the first Saturday of each month.
- The structure of Howard County's school board could be up for a toss-up as state lawmakers propose three competing plans to redraw how school board members are elected.
- Aberdeen Police Officer Jason Easton, who was shot and injured last December, has had an outpouring of support for him and his family as he recovers from a wound to his eye. He is optimistic about returning to the force if he regains full sight in his left eye.
- The historic borough of Delta and neighboring Peach Bottom Township, along with the Maryland towns of Cardiff and Whiteford, welcome residents and visitors to a community-wide open house during the 38th annual Delta Christmas Fair this weekend.
- Calvary Lutheran Church invites you to their Calvary Christmas Market event on Friday, Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. with new vendors and great items selling gifts, crafts, and more.
- We're generally supportive of redevelopment, particularly as a much-preferred alternative to development, defined as building something on virgin land. The final plan for redeveloping the Bel Air Academy site should be a win-win for all.
- On a rainy Wednesday morning, students got off the school bus at Catonsville Elementary School and were greeted by a new face - Cody the Cub, the school's new mascot.
- John Zoulis, who purchased the historic Bel Air Academy on Gordon Street in 2015, has the green light from the town planning commission to proceed with a 29-unit apartment complex.
- 49 volunteers — including 14 from Baltimore County — last month were inducted into the Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame, a nearly 30-year-old program that salutes the contributions of senior citizens.
- Baltimore County schools officials sought to clarify this week a new grading policy that sparked an uproar from parents but officials said was misinterpreted.
- In Howard County -- where residents prize their top-performing schools -- the teachers union and parent activists are fighting to put new faces on a school board that they say has not been transparent or collaborative.
- Though the skies were gray and occasionally rainy Thursday, the spirit at Bel Air Elementary School was high as students, teachers and other friends
- Five challengers and one incumbent are vying for three seats on Howard County's school board in a contested election challengers believe is key to salvage lost accountability and transparency in the school system's leadership.
- Bowie resident David Murray is running uncontested for the District 1 seat in the 2016 Prince George's County Board of Education election.
- If you're getting a head start on your holiday shopping, you can find some great gifts and help out the PTA at Spring Garden Elementary School in Hampstead as
- The Marriage and Relationship Education Center offers an opportunity for dinner, stories, great fellowship and more at its Fall Fellowship Dinner from 6:45 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 at Martin's Westminster.
- At Northfield Elementary in Ellicott City, educators have embraced movement as a tool for keeping students engaged in learning. The school was recently honored with a 2016 Let's Move! Schools National Award from Michelle Obama's anti-childhood obesity initiative, in recognition of its efforts to create an active school environment.
- Some local high school students are making great academic strides. Reservoir High School student Josh Choi and Atholton High School students Elizabeth Bagley, Samantha Fu, Timothy Lin and Alexander Myers have all been named National Merit Semifinalists. Their outstanding scores on the 2015 PSAT placed them in the top 1 percent of the 1.6 million students who took the assessment during the 2015-2016 school year.
- North Harford Elementary School completed a prestigious double play when the school was named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education on Wednesday.
- A big bad wolf won't be needed to blow down the houses of straw, sticks and bricks that Howard Community College's theatre department will be creating for its production of "Biggity Bad and the Three Little Pigs." The set for the school's first touring show in over 10 years will be built and taken down by the traveling performers – a mix of students, alumni and staff – every week while they are performing at local elementary schools throughout the months of September and October.
- Baltimore County improves sidewalks near Catonsville's Westowne Elementary, expediting projects the PTA said are needed so children can walk safely to school.
- The mother of five, Linda Hurka, has always taken an interest in her children's school work, but she was never one of those mothers that had time to lead the PTA or advocate for an educational cause.
- Big changes are coming to Centennial Lane, the major artery that houses all three Centennial public schools and connects Route 108 and Route 40 in Ellicott City. Learn about the proposed changes to Centennial Lane at a community meeting on Thursday, Sept. 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Centennial High School, 4300 Centennial Lane, in the cafeteria.
- The $1.3 million a jury awarded Chauncey Liles Jr. for lead poisoning is in jeopardy due to a legal dispute between a London-based insurance company and Liles' former landlord.
- The Howard County Council will provide more opportunity for public testimony as it considers unprecedented legislation to redevelop downtown Columbia.
- Condolences to the family and friends of Brad Maisel, a Glenelg native, who perished in a helicopter crash in Australia on April 7. He and a friend flew his chopper to a fishing spot in Princess Charlotte Bay where, on the return flight, he encountered bad weather. His chopper went down off Noah Beach.
- Alongside Department of Citizen Services Director Phyllis Madachy and County Executive Allan Kittleman, Howard County Board to Promote Self Sufficiency chairman Mike Couch and his fellow members congratulated the recipients on their programs and philosophies that have enhanced the local workforce through jobs, hiring strategies and community outreach.
- The Westowne Elementary School PTA hopes to secure Safe Routes to School funding for bicycle and pedestrian access improvements near the school.
- Five 2016 graduates of the John Archer School in Bel Air, which serves students with disabilities, celebrate their commencement Friday.
- Three alumni, three former staff members, and a community supporter will be added to the Edgewood High School Hall of Fame during induction ceremonies to be held at the school on the EHS Class of 2016's Commencement Day, June 1st. The seven will bring to 48 the number of people who have been enshrined in the EHS Hall of Fame in the six years since the program was begun in 2011.