Friday, May 17, 2013
The Students for Animal Welfare and Jogging clubs at Catonsville Middle School held a 1.3-mile run Friday to benefit the Maryland SPCA.
Sixth-graders Ethan Clark and Gabby Douglas were the first to cross the finish line Friday during Catonsville Middle School's Spring Fun Run, but the real winners were the animals at the Maryland SPCA. "This is for the animals that don't have voices," physical education teacher Christine Ehrlichman said to the approximately 50 students who were participating in the fundraiser run Friday. Ehrlichman is the sponsor of the school's Jogging Club, whose members, along with members of the school's Catonsville Students for Animal Welfare Club, worked to raise money and collect items for the SPCA. For the run, student runners each donated $5 to participate, raising $170, said Katie Tucci, sponsor of the Catonsville Students for Animal Welfare Club…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The school will use the money to update its technology.
After a successful wellness program was started in the fall, faculty at Hillcrest Elementary decided to add a fundraising component. And it really paid off. Students raised more than $40,000 by participating in the Race for Education, Hillcrest speech pathologist Kelley Shaw said. “We’ve had an incredible effort,” she said. In the fall, the school started a pumpkin run and students train in various exercises. Since March, that program has been raising money for the school. The school plans to use the money to new laptops; with a limited budget, the school is lacking is some of the latest technology, Shaw said. “We’re entering into this age where being digital and having wireless access is very important and we don’t have that here,” she …
Michelle Ray's "Falling for Hamlet," based on William Shakespeare's "Hamlet," will be the focus of the event for club members and CHS students interested in literature, writing or Shakespeare.
Members of a high school book group will get the chance to dish on author Michelle Ray's first novel Falling for Hamlet, with the author herself. Catonsville High School Inklings Book Group will host Ray, a Montgomery County educator, at the school next week, according to a news release from the school. The Inklings is a newly formed book group at the school. And the group hopes more students will attend the May 21 event. "I've been trying to tell people about the event, but help would be great, too," a post on The Inklings Facebook Page states. "Tell all your friends who are even marginally interested in writing/books/Shakespeare." Ray's book is based on Willam Shakespeare's Hamlet, according to the release. However, it's written from …
Two Catonsville schools will drop off food and supplies donations at the Maryland SPCA in Baltimore Friday.
Angela McLean said it wasn’t hard to get the Catonsville community to rally behind a good cause. “It seems like if you ask, they’ll do it and ask what else can they do,” she said. “It’s incredible.” McLean, along with students from Catonsville Middle and Hillcrest Elementary schools, plan to drop off a large amount of food and supplies donations at the Maryland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Baltimore tomorrow. The donations came from students, parents as well community members, McLean said. My Pet Store and More in Ellicott City also donated $300 worth of supplies. This is the second drive the schools have done for the SPCA. In December, about 30 students, parents and teachers filled six vans with pet food, treats, …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
A K-9 unit is on the scene as the Baltimore County Police Department searches for a suspect.
Police are searching for a suspect in an armed robbery that occurred Tuesday in the 5400 block of Dolores Avenue, near the University of Maryland Baltimore County campus. The Baltimore County Police Department is at the scene, investigating, according to Julia Hardgrove, department spokeswoman. A K-9 unit is also at the scene. The call came in at 11:28 a.m., Hardgrove said. And the suspect reportedly took a victim's cash, truck keys and cell phone. There were no injuries, she said. The robbery occurred near Sulphur Spring Road, according to a message to UMBC students, by UMBC. "Suspect is 5-feet-8, slim build, black male, wearing a gray sweatsuit, goatee, armed with a silver handgun. Stay alert," states another message at 12:17 p.m. by …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Sean McComb was declared the winner at a Monday afternoon ceremony at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Towson.
Baltimore County Public Schools honored Patapsco High School English teacher Sean McComb was honored as the 2013-2014 teacher of the year Monday afternoon. "Sean McComb is a dynamic and creative educator who is an inspiration to both his students and his colleagues," Superintendent Dallas Dance said in a news release. "He used his teachers and education to rescue him from a difficult childhood, and now helps his own students to, in his words, 'achieve, awaken and ascend' We congratulate him and all of our 115 nominated teachers and finalists." McComb, a seven-year educator who also serves as an Advancement Via Individual Determination coordinator, was one of four teachers nominated for the award, according to the release. The win makes him…
Sunday, May 5, 2013
The performances are set for May 9-10.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The Baltimore County Executive speaks about his outburst with senior citizens who heckled him at a school groundbreaking.
County Executive Kevin Kamenetz Tuesday used a news conference on rabies shots as an opportunity to joke about a confrontation between himself and seniors who heckled him at a school groundbreaking in Mays Chapel. "Contrary to popular belief, I did have my rabies shot last week at Mays Chapel," Kamenetz said. Attendees of the groundbreaking on Friday and television viewers may have been wondering after video on several news websites showed the executive angrily confronting seniors citizens who came out to heckle him. "Sir let me talk for a second, ok?" an animated Kamenetz shouted at the hecklers. "It's my job to talk and your job to listen right now." [See a short video shot by WMAR television and WBAL TV has a longer cut.] Don Mohler, a …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Baltimore County Public Schools calendar had initially listed the closing date as June 18.
Baltimore County Public Schools announced Tuesday that the last day of classes is June 14. The originial schedule for the school system called for an end date of June 18, according to a news release. But the system is ending the school year early because of the limited number of emergency days off. The last three days of school will be full days under the new schedule, the release states. Under the previous one, the last three days were slated to be half-days.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Kamenetz: "It's my job to talk, your job to listen right now."
UPDATED (5:08 p.m.)—The groundbreaking of a new school in Mays Chapel sparked an angry outburst from County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. Kamenetz was on hand Friday for the groundbreaking of a new 700-seat elementary school when he was faced by a group of nearly three-dozen protesters who oppose the school. At least one of the protesters can be heard in a video shot by WMAR television trying to interrupt Kamenetz before the county executive fires back. "Sir let me talk for a second, ok?" Kamenetz shouts back. "It's my job to talk and your job to listen right now." WBAL TV has additional coverage on its website. Don Mohler, a spokesman for Kamenetz, said the county executive became irritated after the protesters, who he described as senior …