Monday, March 25, 2013
Students from Kanagawa arrived last week and leave Thursday.
Catonsville High students last week played host to visitors from halfway around the world. The Catonsville Times reports the school is hosting 20 students from Yokosuka Meiko High School in Kanagawa, Japan, who on Thursday held a tea ceremony to thank their hosts. The students are visiting music, physical education and Japanese language classes at Catonsville, and will visit a school in the Washington area on the last day of their trip to the United States, according to the paper. The students arrived on March 19 and leave Thursday. "The school showed us around a lot of different types of classes," Yumiko Ishida, an English teacher from Yokosuka Meiko, told the Times. "The way we handle curriculum, the way we teach, it's very different." …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The week will include student-produced videos and lunchtime activities.
Next week is Diversity Week at Catonsville High School. The school will celebrate with four Catonsville students—Josseline Alvarado, Tony Kelly, Peace Onokala and Krishna Pani—delivering stories about diversity in videotaped messages to all classes, according to a news release from the school. Students will also vote on videos created by classmates that celebrate the school's diversity. The SGA will play different music at lunch each day and including an activity to enocourage students to "mix it up at lunch" and sit with someone they do not know, according to the release. How do you celebrate diversity? Tell us in the comments.
Friday, March 15, 2013
The “Comet Leader” awards was presented to two students who started a popular school club in the fall.
Two Catonsville High School juniors were honored Friday with a newly created school award. Rachel Albert and Hannah Lane were awarded with the first-ever Comet Leader awards for starting the school’s ballroom dance club this past fall at a school assembly Friday morning. After searching for a faculty sponsor, creating posters and promoting the club over the summer, more than 30 students came to the group’s first meeting. Since then, the club has outgrown its original space and now meets on Thursdays in the school’s cafeteria, where students learn dances, get plenty of practice time and even compete. "The Comet Leader award will be given each semester to students who go above and beyond the norm to initiate lasting, positive change at CHS…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Students and adults from Kanagawa, Japan, will visit Catonsville High School and various Maryland landmarks next week.
A delegation from Maryland’s sister state, Kanagawa, Japan, will visit Catonsville from March 19 – 26. Twenty-two students and adults will visit Catonsville High School, with the students spending two full days in CHS classes. The group also hopes to visit the Maryland General Assembly in Annapolis, the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., and visit Catonsville Elementary and Middle schools. The group will be hosted by several families in Catonsville. Are you hosting students or adults from Japan? Share your experience with us! Post photos in our Neighborhood Gallery, or better yet, write a blog entry about it.
Monday, March 11, 2013
The Baltimore County Public School System commended the Anti-Bullying Day production.
Students across Baltimore County participated in the school system's first ever Anti-Bullying Day recently, and Catonsville High School's contributions got noticed. "We bet you can't watch without getting chills," Baltimore County Public Schools posted on its Facebook page, sharing a video that Catonsville students produced. In just under four minutes, Ms. Dorsey's first-period psychology class at Catonsville High School captured the toll of being undercut by peers, from absenteeism to suicide attempts. The video was one of several that Catonsville students created to raise awareness about the issue of bullying. They judged the best videos, and selected the one Dorsey's class made as the winner, according to the high school's newspaper, …
Monday, January 28, 2013
The event will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Catonsville High School's second semester Back-To-School Night will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday. Those coming that night should go right to their student's first-period class and not the auditorium, as there's no meeting there, according to the school website. Bring your student's schedule to use during the event. Students received copies of their schedule last week. It's not a conference night, however, so if you want a conference with a teacher, contact the teacher via email. The school's web site has more information on the event.
Friday, January 11, 2013
The deadlines for senior baby ads in the Catonsville High yearbook are approaching next Friday.
If you have a good baby picture, or pictures, of your Catonsville High senior, the school has an idea for you. It's offering senior baby ads in the upcoming 2012-13 yearbook. The deadline to submit your ad is Jan. 18, according to the school website. Ads are going to be in color in the yearbook. These ads may be bought by anyone and the staff or the buyer can design it, the site states. There are four sizes available: a full page, half-page (horizontal), quarter-page (vertical) and one-eighth of a page (horizontal). The site lists a variety of costs, as well as what you can do with the picture. The last deadline for yearbook ad submissions will be next Friday, and anything turned in after that won't be guaranteed yearbook placement. For …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The rambling wooden structure stood on the site now occupied by the Bloomsbury Community Center.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Dianne Burch
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Prior to the Rolling Road Golf Club, which opened with a nine-hole golf course in 1919, the summer residents of Catonsville enjoyed a country club set on 18 acres of property sold for the purpose by John L. Glenn, one of the community’s largest landholders. While it was known as the Catonsville Casino, there was no gambling. Indeed, there was no golf either. When the club opened on May 12, 1894, The Sun reported: “The grounds cover eight acres and are situated near Catonsville, fronting on Bloomsbury lane, at the terminus of the Catonsville Short Line Railroad. They are laid off for baseball, cricket, tennis and lacrosse, with a winter tennis court made of crushed stone. The cost of grading the grounds and of erecting the Casino was $42,…
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Three of the four suspects linked to Oct. 20 sexual assault reported at Catonsville High School property have been identified by police, according to officials.
Investigators have learned the identities of three of the four suspects involved in a sexual assault of two 13-year-old girls that reportedly occurred at Catonsville High School on the night of Oct. 20, according to police. "Three of the four suspects have been identified for the sexual assault that occurred at the Rec and Parks football game on Saturday night," said police spokeswoman Cpl. Cathleen Batton. According to police, at around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday night, the two girls met a male acquaintance and three of his friends near the athletic field concession stand during a Catonsville Recreation and Parks football game. The suspects tried to talk the victims into going with them into a nearby wooded area. When the girls refused, the …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Two 13-year-old girls reportedly dragged into woods and sexually assaulted during Catonsville Recreation and Parks youth football homecoming games on Saturday.
The sexual assault of two 13-year-old girls that reportedly occurred Saturday evening near a Catonsville High School athletic field took place during or shortly after a Catonsville Stars football game. Eleven games were played on Saturday as Catonsville Recreation and Parks youth football celebrated its homecoming, according to the program's President Bryan Wynn. "There were games all day long," Wynn said. According to police, at around 9:30 p.m., the two girls met a male acquaintance and three of his friends near the athletic field concession stand. The suspects tried to talk the victims into accompanying them into a nearby woods. When the girls refused, the suspects reportedly dragged them into the wooded area, according to police. The …