Monday, May 20, 2013
Tuition rates and fees for In-county, out-of-county and out-of-state students will all go up next semester.
Students attending the Community College of Baltimore County will have to dig a little deeper next semester. The college will increase fees across the board by 3 percent. Currently, in-county students pay $106 per credit. Out-of-county and out-of-state students pay $202 and $303 respectively. Under the new tuition rates, those costs will increase to $109, $208 and $312 respectively. General services fees will also increase across the board. Currently, in-county students pay $9 per credit. Out-of-county and out-of-state students pay $18 and $27 respectively. The new increases will bring those fees to $10.50, $20.50 and $30.50 respectively. Registration fees will increase from $40 to $50. Graduation fees will increase from $50 to $75. …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Baltimore County police are investigating heat-exhaustion as a possible cause of the illnesses.
Pinewood Elementary School was evacuated Thursday afternoon after students reported feeling "light-headed," as if they were going to faint. Baltimore County emergency crews responded to a call from the school at 3:21 p.m., near the end of the school day, said Julia Hardgrove, a police and fire spokeswoman. Those who reported illness were at the school's cafeteria. Hardgrove said 11 students and an adult were transported to area hospitals for treatment. A cause for the illnesses have not been determined, but police are considering heat-exhaustion as a possibility. The school does have air conditioning, but police and school officials are investigating whether the system was working properly. Mychael Dickerson, a Baltimore County Public …
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…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Baltimore County Public Schools will announce the winner on Monday.
A Cockeysville Middle School teacher is one of four finalists for Baltimore County's Teacher of the Year Award. Kay Soonfah-Senior, a Spanish teacher, was nominated because her "Spanish-Chinese descent, coupled with a Caribbean upbringing, helps her bring a unique sense of diversity to her foreign language classes," according to a news release from the school system. Andrea Bissell from Chesapeake High, Lynn Detter from Riderwood Elementary, Cara Detwiler from Johnnycake Elementary and Sean McComb from Patapsco High are also up for the honor. The winner will be announced at a Monday evening ceremony, which runs from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at George Washington Carver Center for Arts & Technology, the release states. The event will be live-…
The foundation, established in honor of slain Cockeysville native Yeardley Love, will present its Unsung Hero awards later this month.
A Lutherville native was among the finalists announced by the One Love Foundation Wednesday for an award that celebrates selfless acts and committment on the part of Division I lacrosse players. Frankie Kelly, a junior midfielder at the University of North Carolina, is among 10 college lacrosse players up for the Yeardley Reynolds Love Unsung Hero Award, which will be presented later this month. "The award recognizes accomplishments of student-athletes who help their team achieve success in ways that may not be measured in goals, saves or ground balls," accordin to a press release from the foundation. "The honor is meaningful because it places value on characteristics that are often undervalued in the competitively charged environment of …
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 …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The fire department investigates, rules it as first-degree arson.
A 16-year-old boy allegedly lit a roll of toilet paper on fire in a bathroon at Dulaney High School, 255 E. Padonia Rd, and the fire department has ruled it first-degree arson. Between 11:15 a.m. and 11:34 a.m. Monday, a roll attached to a dispenser was set afire, according to a report by the Baltimore County Police Department's Cockeysville Precinct. A detective with the county fire department ruled that it was intentionally set which is first-degree arson.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Erika Brannock who is a Cockeysville resident, Towson preschool teacher, and Ellicott City native, is still in a Boston hospital after being injured Monday during the Boston Marathon terrorist attack.
To show support for Erika Brannock, a victim of the Boston Marathon bombings, her family and friends have asked a Pikesville church to hold a vigil Thursday. The Rev. Adrien Dawson said she plans to speak about "How Can We Focus on Healing?" at the event set for 8 p.m. at St. Marks on the Hill Episcopal Church, 1620 Reisterstown Rd. "We will talk about that feeling of helplessness," Dawson said Thursday after an unrelated gathering in Owings Mills. "She will have a long journey of healing when she comes back." Like Hunt Valley-Cockeysville Patch on Facebook. All are welcome to attend, she said, noting that the vigil will help family in the Baltimore area deal with the tragedy. "Feel free to come and offer your prayers and support for this …