Category archives for: School News

Food Scrap Collection


Students at Pointer Run Elementary School in in Clarksville have lost the first food scrap collection program of its kind in the county. “The students here are helping reduce waste and are collecting food scraps at home, and they wanted to do it in school, too,” County Executive Ulman said. “They realized that practicing waste reduction [...]

BOE Legislative Committee To Meet


The BOE’s Legislative Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16, 2013. The meeting will take place in the Lobby Conference Room ML 2, at the Department of Education , 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.

Schools Closed Wednesday for Yom Kippur


Howard County schools will be closed Wednesday for the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur.  Government offices will remain open.

New School Construction for Autism Program


ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Board of Education will start construction on a $6.5 million project to build a new nonpublic school for comprehensive autism programs. The project is set to be completed in the Fall of 2013. Autism reportedly affects 1 in 73 children in our County today – a rate higher than [...]

Breaking Ground on New Linwood School


ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Ken Ulman will join fellow elected officials and Linwood Center staff and Board of Directors this morning, to break ground on Linwood’s new two-story school building, which will house a state-of-the-art educational program and nearly triple Linwood’s student capacity. Additionally, the new school will allow Linwood to accept [...]

Lawyers and School System to Expose Bullying


A partnership of lawyers and school officials will seek to educate residents on bullying with community showings of “BULLY,” a documentary highlighting the bullying crisis in U.S. Schools. Showings will take place in the Columbia Mall AMC Theater at 11:00 a.m. on September 29 and October 6, 2012. The cost to attend is $4 per [...]

Smoke Scare at Elkridge School


Deep Run Elementary was evacuated after staff reported smelling smoke around 2:30 Friday.  According to the Battallion Chief  of the Howard County Dept of Fire, Sean Utz, there was no fire.  The cause of the smoke was revealed to be an air conditioning unit.  Staff was only afforded a short break, as the chief cleared [...]

River High Student Aces the ACT


Taariq Mohammed, a 16 year old student at River Hill High School, has received a perfect score on the ACT test. This was his second time taking the test after receiving a 34 out of 36 the first time. Mohammed also has a black belt in Karate and is a varsity wrestler.

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