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Black bear sighting prompts modified lockdown at Columbia high school (whose mascot just happens to be a bear)  Baltimore Sun

The Hammond High Bears got a visit from their mascot Wednesday. A black bear sighting near the school in Columbia prompted officials to place the school on ...



How one Maryland high school successfully boosted minority student enrollment in advanced classes  Washington Post

Hammond High School in Columbia, Md., is an honoree in the Schools of Opportunity project. Here's why.



BEAR SCARE | Columbia high school locked down after bear reported  Fox Baltimore

COLUMBIA, Md. (WBFF) - The bears at Hammond High School are usually a sports team. But today, students and staff got a real-life bear scare. The Columbia ...



Rochester woman trying to solve class ring mystery  PostBulletin.com

Who owns the ring is only part of the mystery. How it came to be lying on the ground on a rural country road about 3 miles northeast of Sargeant.



A Columbia High School Gets a Visit From Their Mascot, and It's Not What You Think  Our Community Now at Maryland

We usually think of bears as either super cuddly stuffed animals or fierce beasts. Black bears typically hang out by themselves in the forest -- except for one ...



Hammond High remodel, health care costs in spotlight at Howard schools budget hearing  Baltimore Sun

Clad in maroon Hammond High School apparel, more than 20 students and parents from the Columbia school came out to Tuesday night's school budget public ...



Vigil Held For Howard Co. Teen Found Shot To Death In Car  CBS Baltimore / WJZ

COLUMBIA, Md. (WJZ)– It was a somber Monday evening at Hammond High School in Columbia as those closest to William Riley Jr. gathered for a vigil held in ...



Hammond High School placed on lockdown after student found with knife  Baltimore Sun

Columbia's Hammond High School was placed on a brief lockdown Wednesday morning, police said, after a student was found in possession of a knife.



Madden shooter’s Maryland background includes family, emotional health troubles  WUSA9.com

David Katz's history includes serious emotional challenges and four months of treatment at a Utah "wilderness" therapy program, according to public records of ...



Hammond High School Class of 2015  Baltimore Sun

List of graduates from Hammond High School in 2015.



Wilde Lake grad Shawn Frederick returns to Columbia as Hammond High coach, teacher  Baltimore Sun

Shawn Frederick is a first-time Howard County special education teacher this year at Hammond High School, where he also coaches the football team.



Despite 'really bad' crowding, some parents wary of Howard high school redistricting proposals  Baltimore Sun

Michelle Berry moved to Howard County for the school system's reputation, even though it would be years before her daughter was enrolled in elementary ...



Celebration of art and movement at Howard County Dance Festival  Baltimore Sun

A few hours before the snow began swirling on Saturday, upwards of 500 excited Howard County teens danced their way across the stage at the Jim Rouse ...



Bonus class proves popular at Hammond High School [North Laurel/Savage]  Baltimore Sun

Two teachers at Hammond High School offer a bonus class after school that teaches the connections between government and English classes.



Howard's turnout mirrors past midterm elections, steady stream of voters  Baltimore Sun

Steady voting has been reported throughout the day in Howard County. Polls close at 8 p.m..



Hammond High School Class of 2014  Baltimore Sun

List of graduates from Hammond High School in 2014.



Howard school projects lead capital budget priorities  Baltimore Sun

A $165 million construction budget that calls for accelerating some school building and remodeling projects, including new security measures, is being proposed ...



Within integrated schools, de facto segregation persists  Baltimore Sun

They were classmates and best friends, and they both wanted to get into the 11th-grade Advanced Placement English class at Columbia's Hammond High ...



Pressure points: Howard County schools look to address mounting mental health concerns  Baltimore Sun

Hammond High School senior Mandi Bhatt woke at 6:20 on a recent Wednesday morning, in time to be in class at 7:25 a.m.. She had a special guest to meet at ...



Analysis | There are no low-track courses at this high-poverty school. Instead, there are strong supports and a focus on learning.  Washington Post

Seaside High School is one of the 2017 winners of the “Schools of Opportunity” project, which recognizes public high schools that work to close opportunity gaps ...



At this school, the inclusive culture matters as much as the curriculum  Washington Post

In San Diego, there is a high school where the culture of the school matters as much as the academics. It is Health Sciences High and Middle College, one of the ...



HoCo Woman Sentenced To 40 Years In Virginia Teens Murder  Columbia, MD Patch

HoCo Woman Sentenced To 40 Years In Teen Murder - Columbia, MD - A Howard County woman will serve a 40-year sentence in the death of a 13-year-old ...



Upcoming Listening Sessions with Calvin Ball in Howard County  scotteblog.com

Calvin Ball will be sworn in as our next Howard County Executive on Monday, December 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium at Howard High School. One of the first ...



3 things you didn’t know about Michael Blackman, director of the Columbia Concert Band  Baltimore Sun

Michael Blackman began playing clarinet with the community band in 1986 as a senior at Hammond High School. He stuck with it and took the reins of the ...



Howard executive hears requests to renew Ellicott City flood work group  Baltimore Sun

A member of a flood mitigation work group formed by former County Executive Allan Kittleman expressed concern at a public forum this week that panel has not ...



School budget seeks $33 million for a new Talbott Springs Elementary  Baltimore Sun

Howard County is moving ahead with a proposal to fund a new Talbott Springs Elementary School despite state school planners challenging the need for a new ...



Centennial High's wind ensemble taking center stage in Chicago  Baltimore Sun

Some musicians in the Centennial High School Wind Ensemble screamed and others cried when they got the news, spurring one student to post a video of the ...



Hammond basketball player to receive Ed Block Courage Award  Baltimore Sun

Hammond High School junior and basketball player Essien Ture, whose basketball career was threatened last year when he lost nearly half of his right leg, will ...



Former Virginia Tech student from Maryland gets 50 years for slaying of 13-year-old girl  Baltimore Sun

A former Virginia Tech student from Columbia convicted of fatally stabbing a 13-year-old girl said he was sorry Tuesday before he was sentenced to 50 years in ...



Longtime Hammond coach Gay Petrlik dies  Baltimore Sun

Former Hammond High School coach Gay Petrlik died Sunday, May 26, after a brief period of battling illness.



At this school, being ‘different’ is an asset  The Washington Post

In Denver, there is a high school where more than one-third of the students were born outside the United States and where “being 'different' is an asset, and ...



Ex-Virginia Tech student from Maryland pleads guilty to hiding teen's body  Baltimore Sun

A former Virginia Tech student from Maryland pleaded guilty Tuesday to concealing the body of a slain 13-year-old girl, but still faces trial on a more serious ...



Howard educator morale, confidence up in annual union survey  Baltimore Sun

Howard County educators reported an increase in morale and the highest-ever levels of confidence in school system leadership in the annual teachers union ...



State ISTEP scores dip for elementary and high school students compared to last year  nwitimes.com

INDIANAPOLIS — Student performance on the Spring 2018 ISTEP standardized exam dipped slightly for both elementary and high school test takers compared ...



Hammond athlete to receive Ed Block Courage Award for 'inspiring' comeback  Baltimore Sun

One year ago, Essien Ture was a talented if unspectacular basketball player at Columbia's Hammond High School, hoping to make the varsity squad in the fall.



Howard school budget forces class-size increase, language program elimination  Baltimore Sun

The Howard County school board approved a $906.8 million budget Monday night that increases class sizes and eliminates an elementary school language ...



Superintendent says window to open new Howard County high school by 2022 is closing  Baltimore Sun

Howard County Public Schools Superintendent Michael Martirano was blunt in his remarks to residents at a community meeting on Thursday night, saying it was ...



Spring productions take the stage at area high schools  Baltimore Sun

Of all the spring musicals being mounted in county high schools in upcoming weekends, Hammond's production of "The Pajama Game" stands out for an ...



Hammond girls basketball earns third county win after beating Oakland Mills  Baltimore Sun

Led by Imani Reid's 25 points, Hammond earns its third county win and fourth win of the year after beating Oakland Mills, 70-56 Monday night.



Howard schools superintendent offers plan to delay proposed redistricting  Baltimore Sun

Howard County parents and community members continued to rally against the Howard County Public School System's proposed countywide redistricting plan ...



This school once had a reputation for violence. Here’s how that changed.  Washington Post

How does a school change its violent culture? What kind of work must adults and students do for it to become a place where students feel safe and can learn?



Ball's first 'listening session' draws comments on Howard County transportation, development, housing costs and Ellicott City flood mitigation  Baltimore Sun

Howard Executive Calvin Ball fielded questions and comments from a majority senior citizen crowd. More than 130 people attended the event at the Florence ...



If you don’t know what a ‘community school’ is, you should. Take a look at this one.  Washington Post

This charter school in New York City commits 50 percent of its enrollment slots to students who are or have been homeless, transitionally housed or in the child ...



Howard officials monitor Hogan's school construction plan; union officials say dollars needed for operating budget, too  Baltimore Sun

Howard County school officials say they'll monitor progress on Gov. Larry Hogan's proposal to allocate nearly $2 billion in additional dollars to statewide school ...



Howard school board questions Foose's school renovations timeline  Baltimore Sun

Superintendent Foose's FY17 Capital Budget tops $100 million, but it was her capital improvement plan that drew concerns from school board members.



State Board of Education releases annual school grades. Here's how Northwest districts compare.  nwitimes.com

Editor's note: A story in Thursday's edition contained incorrect school grade information based on federal grades. The story should have reflected state grades.



Primary Election Day 2018: Live coverage from Maryland polls  Baltimore Sun

Find live election results here. >> GOVERNOR'S RACE: Ben Jealous wins the Democratic primary. >> BALTIMORE COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Al Redmer declares ...



Find your school's 2018 graduation rate  Chalkbeat Indiana

Across the state, 88 percent of students graduated, compared to 87 percent in 2017.



Alum Paralyzed In Shooting Honored At Oakland Mills Bball Game  Columbia, MD Patch

Oakland Mills High Hosts Larry Aaron Benefit Game - Columbia, MD - Oakland Mills High School rallied around an alumnus who was shot and paralyzed on ...



School shouldn't avoid student's racist video. Show it to all, and face the issue.  Washington Post

Regarding the racial soul-searching going on in Howard County Public Schools: How about taking off the kid gloves and, instead of trying to ban the recording of ...



A photographer and musician recognized  Baltimore Sun

In 1985, the National Parent Association established Teacher Appreciation Week as the first full week of May.Recently, two residents were recognized for their ...



It's not rocket science: Bantz knows time is now  Baltimore Sun

After 37 years of teaching, 32 in the Howard County Public School System and 10 at Hammond High School, chemistry teacher Frederick Bantz is retiring.



Columbia man charged in Va. teen's killing wants statements thrown out  Baltimore Sun

Lawyers for a former Virginia Tech student from Columbia charged with murder in the death of a 13-year-old Virginia girl have asked a judge to throw out ...



Howard County schools prep students for PSAT  WBAL Baltimore

Howard County is trying to help more of its high school students get a head start on the PSAT tests.



Columbia Man Pleads No Contest In Murder Of Virginia Teen  Columbia, MD Patch

Former Hammond Track Star Enters Murder Plea In VA - Columbia, MD - David Eisenhauer of Columbia changed his plea in a Virginia court after a week of ...



Hammond Blanch named art Teacher of the Year  Baltimore Sun

Matthew Blanch said it is his job to give students the skills and techniques to be an artist.



Howard County Allied bowling program rolling along  Baltimore Sun

In its fifth year, Howard County Allied bowling thriving during winter months as high school sport.



Va. slaying suspect was 'outstanding' track star, had bright future ahead of him  FOX 5 DC

We are learning more about the personal lives of the two Virginia Tech students charged in the death of a 13-year-old girl. Both suspects attended high school in ...



Alleged murder plot described as parents, police step up efforts to protect teens  Baltimore Sun

Gruesome allegations emerged Thursday in the murder case against two Howard County teenagers that has raised fears about a widely popular social media ...



Howard County Public School System Announces 2017 Graduation Dates  Patch.com

HCPSS 2017 Graduation Dates - Columbia, MD - The commencement schedule has been announced, with graduation to take place at Merriweather Post ...



James Nigh, 55  Herald-Mail Media

James Nigh, 55 James Eugene “Jimmy” “Jim Bo” Nigh, 55, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Hagerstown. Born Monday, October 29, ...



Maryland Teens Arraigned in Virginia Girls Murder  Patch.com

Columbia, MD - Virginia Tech students who attended Wilde Lake, Hammond high schools appeared in court Monday related to murder of 13-year-old girl.



Sex Charges Against Substitute From Columbia Prompts Probe  Columbia, MD Patch

HoCo Investigates Sex Abuse Charges Against Sub - Columbia, MD - A substitute teacher who has worked in dozens of Howard County schools was charged ...



Johnson helps Hammond boys basketball hand Oakland Mills first county loss  Baltimore Sun

Senior Matt Johnson hits shot in final seconds to lift Hammond boys basketball to 68-66 victory over visiting Oakland Mills Wednesday.



Second Maryland teen charged in death of Blacksburg, Va., girl  Baltimore Sun

A second Virginia Tech student from Maryland has been charged in the alleged abduction and murder of a 13-year-old girl in Blacksburg, Va., officials said ...



HCPSS Graduation Ceremony Schedule For 2017  Patch.com

Howard County Graduation Schedule For 2017 - Columbia, MD - The class of 2017 will walk across the stage at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Howard County.



Engineering teamwork: Howard County all-girls robotics team crafts solutions to real-world problems  Baltimore Sun

It's a Tuesday night and the Laurel Legobots team is hard at work. The robotics team members just spent an hour rehearsing a presentation of how to use the ...



Graduation Dates 2016 for Howard County Public Schools  Patch.com

Columbia, MD - Commencement dates have been announced for students in Howard County public schools. All except one will be at Merriweather Post ...



Columbia native's short film to be screened at major festival  Baltimore Sun

Three Columbia natives will hit the red carpet next week at the HollyShorts Film Festival with the short film "Note to Self."



Long Reach High communicates to an audience with 'Miracle Worker' production  Baltimore Sun

As the cast and crew of Long Reach High School's production of “The Miracle Worker” gathered before a dress rehearsal on Nov. 2, director Marla Blasko, ...



Valedictorians’ days numbered? Schools rethink class ranking  WTOP

The ranking of students from No. 1 on down, based on grade-point averages, has been fading steadily for about the past decade.



Comcast NBCuniversal Awards $110,000 In Scholarships To 101 Maryland High School Seniors  PR Newswire

ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast NBCUniversal today announced that it has awarded approximately $110,000 in scholarships for the ...



Sudden death of promising musician leaves Columbia family reeling  Baltimore Sun

A Columbia family is still reeling from two devastating blows after learning of their 21-year-old son's sudden death in New York and discovering the theft of his ...



Local wrestlers staying busy through summer  Baltimore Sun

High school coaches leading charge of offseason wrestling.



Martirano announces second round of administrative appointments  Baltimore Sun

Howard County Public School System Interim Superintendent Michael Martirano announced a second round of appointments for his senior leadership team, ...



Wedded: Brittany Coughlan and Kevin Fitzpatrick met at age 15  Baltimore Sun

Brittany Coughlan and Kevin Fitzpatrick met in high school, when their brothers played basketball for opposing teams.



Schererville school banned from state voucher program after students not given ISTEP exam  nwitimes.com

INDIANAPOLIS — A Schererville school that failed to administer the 2018 ISTEP exam no longer can enroll pupils through Indiana's voucher program that ...



Defense tries to shift blame in stabbing of Virginia teen  Baltimore Sun

Two years after the killing of a 13-year-old girl, jurors in the murder trial of a former Virginia Tech student are expected to hear details of her death.



Maryland moves ahead with STEM initiatives  Baltimore Sun

Computer science students at Hammond High School aren't just reading textbooks and taking notes these days, but are designing actual software, like ...



Ex-Virginia Tech student from Maryland pleads not guilty in killing of 13-year-old girl  Baltimore Sun

A former Virginia Tech student from Columbia has pleaded not guilty in the killing of a 13-year-old girl. Media reports say David Eisenhauer entered his pleas to ...



'Tipping Point' town hall tackles race relations in Howard County  Baltimore Sun

When 17-year-old De-Ara Graves moved from a public school in Columbia to a private Catholic school in Baltimore, racism openly reared its head as the African ...



Ex-Hammond girls basketball standout among three new coaches at St. Vincent Pallotti  Baltimore Sun

Tameka Addison spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach with the girls basketball team at Glenelg Country School, so she was aware of possible job ...



Trial delayed for Columbia man charged in Virginia teen's killing  Baltimore Sun

The trial of a former Virginia Tech student from Columbia charged with murder in the death of a 13-year-old girl has been postponed.



Roadway signs dedicated to Howard County's five fallen firefighters  Baltimore Sun

Retired Howard County Fire Chief Don Howell worked with the fire department and the county government to commission dedication signs for five firefighters ...



Author, activist Paola Gianturco to speak at Women’s Giving Circle  Baltimore Sun

The Women's Giving Circle of Howard County will host author and women's activist Paola Gianturco as the keynote speaker at its annual celebration on Oct. 10.



Howard County National Merit semifinalists named  Baltimore Sun

The Howard County Public School System has released the names of the 47 high school students who were named semifinalists for the 2013 National Merit ...



Prosecutor: Grand jury indicts Howard County teens in killing of Virginia girl  Baltimore Sun

A grand jury has indicted two Virginia Tech students from Howard County in the killing of a 13-year-old girl, prosecutors said.



10 things you didn't know about Dee Lenehan Cunningham, Ellicott City Arts Coalition founder  Baltimore Sun

Decorative painter and muralist Deanne “Dee” Lenehan Cunningham established the Ellicott City Arts Coalition.



Howard Board of Education opposes charter school legislation  Baltimore Sun

The Howard County Board of Education is united in opposition against Gov. Larry Hogan's proposal to reform the state's charter school law.



Keeping the future bright for Boys and Girls Club [North Laurel]  Baltimore Sun

In recent years, the Savage Boys and Girls Club has struggled with declining membership and interest but there is good news to share. A recent meeting of the ...



Aliens, heartbreak and teen angst -- just another day in high school  Baltimore Sun

For its fall production, Atholton High School's drama club is presenting the East Coast premiere of the play "Crush" by Stephen Gregg. Set in the fictional town of ...



Dozens of Howard County students finally get to graduate  WBAL Baltimore

Dozens of Howard County students dressed in cap and gown in August closed the final chapter to their high school years in grand fashion.



Preschool made easy at information fair [Clarksville]  Baltimore Sun

Children on Board, a preschool and child care information fair, showcases preschools, teachers, summer camps, youth programs and more on Jan. 20.



Laurel Woods educator named Howard's Teacher of the Year  Baltimore Sun

On the side of her desk at Laurel Woods Elementary School, Stephanie Geddie hangs a picture of a former student, Daniel, who is now in his 20s and a ...



Best of Howard County: 75 favorites for 2017  Baltimore Sun

The fervor for the Best of Howard County is a five-month affair. From the time the readers' poll launches in August to the delivery of Howard Magazine's ...



Find your school's 2017 graduation rate  Chalkbeat Indiana

This week Indiana released data on how many students graduated from high school in 2017. Across the state, 87.2 percent of students graduated, compared to ...



Long Reach High teacher named Claes Nobel Educator of the Year  Baltimore Sun

Jody Zepp, Long Reach High School teacher and 2014-2015 Maryland Teacher of the Year, has added yet another award to her list of accolades. On Saturday ...



Best of 2014 area high school graduations  Baltimore Sun

Baltimore Sun Media Group photographers attend dozens of graduations each year in Howard, Harford, Baltimore counties and more to capture the moment ...



Badminton finding solid footing in Howard County  Baltimore Sun

If I were to ask you the most popular sport in the world is, the obvious answer would be soccer. If were then to ask you what the second-most popular sport in the ...



Winners: Best of Howard County 2016  Baltimore Sun

The Howard County community is nothing if not engaged. When it came time to cast their ballots in the 2016 Best of Howard readers' poll, more than 15000 ...



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