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

Seaside, Calif., boasts a high school where the students — most of whom are economically disadvantaged — receive strong academic and social supports that ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



18-year-old former Hammond High School wrestler killed inside car in Laurel  Baltimore Sun

An 18-year-old Howard County student was killed inside a car in Laurel on Tuesday, according to police. William Riley Jr. was shot multiple times, Laurel police ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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?



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 Allied bowling program rolling along  Baltimore Sun

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



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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."



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Valedictorians’ days numbered? Schools rethink class ranking  WTOP

LANCASTER, N.Y. (AP) — At many American high schools, the graduation-day tradition of crowning a valedictorian is becoming a thing of the past. The ranking ...



Murder Trial To Begin For Columbia Man Charged In VA Teens Death  Columbia, MD Patch

Murder Trial To Begin For Columbia Man In Virginia - Columbia, MD - David Eisenhauer, of Columbia, will be tried for murder Monday in the death of a ...



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.



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.



'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 ...



Howard County rec sports and notices  Baltimore Sun

Recreation sports and sports notices in Howard County.



The Madden tournament shooting in Jacksonville -- an inside look at what happened  ESPN

On Aug. 26, David Katz competed in a Madden tournament in the game room of a Florida pizza parlor. After he lost, he left the grounds, only to return armed with ...



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 ...



Which Baltimore-area high schools have the best SAT scores? Find out here.  Baltimore Business Journal

Howard County has some of the highest schools, while city schools rank near the bottom.



Chemistry teacher wins housing lottery for Elkridge home  Baltimore Sun

Casey Medairy, a 26-year-old teacher at Hammond High School who lives in his parents' basement, wins the opportunity purchase a townhouse in Elkridge at a ...



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 ...



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 ...



Free backpacks and school supplies in giveaway [North Laurel/Savage]  Baltimore Sun

The MultiService Center is holding a free backpack and school supply giveaway, while supplies last, on Aug. 15 at the North Laurel Community Center, noon to ...



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 ...



Comcast Awards $119,000 In Scholarships To 110 Maryland High School Seniors  PR Newswire

BALTIMORE, May 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Comcast Foundation today announced the 2017 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship ...



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 ...



Slew of sports camps to rule summer  Baltimore Sun

Hammond, Glenelg, Reservoir and River Hill to host sports summer camps.



Local wrestlers staying busy through summer  Baltimore Sun

High school coaches leading charge of offseason wrestling.



Columbia Teen Charged With Murder in Brawl  Washington Post

No one is saying how or why it began, but police say they do know that one group of Howard County teenagers called out another to fight.



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 ...



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.



Jacksonville gunman David Katz's parents battled over his mental health  Daily Mail

David Katz's parents had a legal battle over his mental health, court documents in Columbia, MD, show. Katz, 24, killed himself and two others and wounded 10 ...



Immigration in spotlight at college's Diversity Film Festival  Baltimore Sun

Howard Community College's The Diversity Film Festival will be held Feb. 26 to March 2 in the Monteabaro Recital Hall at Howard Community College, 10901 ...



Find your school's 2017 ISTEP scores here  Chalkbeat Indiana

Use Chalkbeat's database to search for your school's individual results on Indiana's 2017 ISTEP for English, math and both tests. For more information about the ...



Teen Is Sentenced to 13 Years In Fatal Brawl Outside School  Washington Post

The former 189-pound high school wrestling champ barely filled out his suit yesterday as he stood in a Howard County courtroom, searching for words to explain ...



Winners: Best of Howard County 2015  Baltimore Sun

If you need it, Howard County can recommend it. In this year¿s readers¿ poll, nearly 15000 voters endorsed their favorite people and places across 74 ...



Dhanraj's ability to unify serves those in need in Howard County  Baltimore Sun

Vidia Dhanraj's self-described nosiness led her to fight poverty in Howard County.



Hearings postponed in murder case against Virginia Tech students from Howard County  Baltimore Sun

Preliminary hearings have been postponed in the murder cases against two college students from Howard County accused of luring a 13-year-old Virginia girl ...



Adventist medical student becomes first black female accepted into Johns Hopkins neurosurgical residency program  Adventist News Network

On March 17, shortly after 26-year-old Nancy Abu-Bonsrah, originally from the Ashanti Region in Ghana, received the news that she had been accepted into.



Stanton, Ogden a step ahead in Clyde's 10K  Baltimore Sun

Clyde's 10K, the event that ushers in both the Howard County running season and marks the start of Columbia lakefront festivals, was held Sunday, April 14 in ...



Best of Baltimore-area high school sports photos, week 3  Baltimore Sun

The best photos from Baltimore Sun Media Group photographers in week 3 of the fall 2015 high school sports season. Mount Hebron Varsity football stands for ...



Best of Howard 2014  Baltimore Sun

The results are in! More than 21000 votes determined the winners of 2014¿s Best of Howard contest. From preferred personal trainers to choice child care, every ...



ICYMI: SBOE approves school grades  nwitimes.com

After five years of being in danger of state intervention, West Side Leadership Academy has climbed to a C from an F for the 2014-15 school year.



Bits & Pieces: Speierman puts finishing touches on outstanding softball career  Baltimore Sun

Stan Ber's Bits & Pieces column for the week of June 13.



Silas Craft Collegians Program offers Howard students second chance  Baltimore Sun

The Silas Craft Collegians Program, founded in 2000, is named after Silas E. Craft, Sr, who was the principal at Harriet Tubman High School — Howard County's ...



Howard County parks get new visitors, thanks to Pokémon Go  Baltimore Sun

Parks are especially a popular destination among Pokemon Go players, with Pokémon appearing in a variety of areas, such as around lakes and trails and with ...



Howard voters head to the polls for Election Day  Baltimore Sun

Empty parking spots quickly filled up at Jeffers Hill Elementary early Tuesday morning as Columbia residents shuffled in and out to cast their ballot on Election ...



Parents start petition for cellphone moratorium at Howard schools  Baltimore Sun

The new, relaxed rules allowing more cellphone use in Howard County schools have been in place for about two months, and while some parents are saying ...



School grades up in Lake County  nwitimes.com

Local schools are in step with the majority of schools across the state which received a grade of an A or B for 2014, and several schools showed great ...



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