Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Kristin Schaub was named Harford County Teacher of the Year during a banquet Wednesday evening in Havre de Grace.
For Kristin Schaub, Harford County Public Schools both inspired and fullfilled her career path. Schaub was named Harford County Teacher of the Year for the 2013-2014 school year during a banquet at the Bayou Restaurant in Havre de Grace Wednesday. The fifth grade Havre de Grace Elementary School teacher entered the Harford County school system as a special education student when she was a young girl, she said during her acceptance speech. She ultimately graduated high school ranked tenth in her class. She attributes her scholastic success to her teachers—the very same teachers who inspired her profession. Today, Schaub strives to have the same kind of impact on her own students' lives. At least one of her students feels Schaub has …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Coat donations benefitted children at Havre de Grace Elementary School.
Thanks for sharing your coats, Havre de Grace. Because of your donations, children at Havre de Grace Elementary School were outfitted with proper winter attire around the holidays. Our coat drive in Havre de Grace was a success, delivering about two to three dozen coats to the school between November and the first week of January. We'll look to replicate the drive again next winter. Still have some extra kid-size coats lying around? Awesome. You can contact the school, or reach out to me and I'll figure out how to get the coats there myself. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a community-oriented event you need help in promoting? Post it on our calendar here. Have an ongoing initiative you've organized? Tell us about it in our Local …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Havre de Grace Patch is collecting winter clothes for Havre de Grace Elementary School.
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- Sean Welsh
Monday, November 19, 2012
Have extra coats, gloves, hats or scarves sitting around? Make Thanksgiving and the holidays special for a local child by donating your coats and winter gear to Patch—which is collecting items for Havre de Grace Elementary School students until the end of December. Drop your items in the green bin in the lobby at the Visitors Center on Pennington Avenue. Patch will collect the bin when full, deliver it to the school and bring the bin back for more. We did this in 2010, shortly after launching Patch, and filled a large bin at least three times. Let's do it again! The school is hosting a mitten and hat tree, but is in need of items for students who may not be as fortunate this season. Drop your items at the Visitors Center (450 Pennington …
Monday, October 8, 2012
The Harford County Board of Education meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the A.A. Roberty Building.
The Harford County Board of Education will recognize Patricia L. Skebeck and Beverly Hagner during its meeting Monday. Skebeck will be inducted into the Harford County Public Schools Educator Hall of Fame as its 172nd member while Hagner will be receiving the School Nutrition Association 2012 Louise Sublette Award of Excellence. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the A.A. Roberty Building in Bel Air. Find the full agenda included with this article in a printable pdf file. Monday's agenda includes the affirmation of contracts signed earlier this month by Superintendent Robert Tomback. These consist of the chiller replacements at Havre de Grace Elementary and Church Creek Elementary, the HVAC renovation for North Harford Elementary and the …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Local schools are in the running for two nationwide contests.
Attention local parents and students—you can help make education better in Havre de Grace. Two national initiatives are offering local schools a chance to flourish with a couple of clicks on your computer. The Target Contest Through this Facebook app or on its website here, Target is giving away $5 million in gift cards. Schools kindergarten through 12th grade are elligible. Search for your school here. The contest runs through Sept. 8. The Avery Contest The Avery Give Back to Schools contest offers thousands of dollars worth of school supplies and coupons for the top vote-getters in the country. Check out the three local schools here. Meadowvale Elementary School was at No. 56 in the voting as of Sunday night. Winning doesn't require a …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Havre de Grace City Council honored individuals at Monday's meeting.
Check out the photos—and add your own—from Monday's City Council meeting at Havre de Grace City Hall.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Havre de Grace's Gabriella Vega won a Ben Carson Scholarship.
When fourth-grader Gabriella Vega read her award-winning essay at Monday's Havre de Grace City Council meeting, a journalist in the room shuddered. Suddenly, I feared I may have encountered my own replacement. I was blown away by the Havre de Grace Elementary School student's writing—as well as her ability to read it confidently and with charisma in a room full of big people. Gabby's mom shared her essay with me during a brief recess in the meeting, and I decided to re-type it for Patch readers to enjoy. I'll step aside and let the real writer take over from here: ——— "Hi! My name is Gabriella Vega and I am a fourth grader at Havre de Grace Elementary School. I am choosing to write about a teacher that has inspired me through her hard …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Havre de Grace Police Department. In cases where a criminal charge is noted, the information provided does not indicate a conviction.
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- Sean Welsh
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
From the Havre de Grace Police Department: ——— South Juniata Street, 600 block, 4:35 p.m. on Jan. 23. Lindsay Nicole Smith, 27, of the 200 block of Pointe Way in Havre de Grace was arrested and charged with possession of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Officers on patrol in the area of Havre de Grace Elementary School saw a suspicious vehicle and upon making contact with the operator, observed the drugs and paraphernalia. North Juniata Street, 400 block, 11:18 p.m. on Jan. 21. Daniel William Rightnour, 28, of the 700 block of Carpenters Point Road in Perryville was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and other traffic related violations. Rightnour was stopped after running a stop sign. Commerce Street, 300 block, 11…
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The elementary school was closed Friday to remove an odor from the building.
Havre de Grace Elementary School will be open Tuesday. The building was closed Friday to remove an overwhelming odor from the building. Teri Kranefeld, the manager of communications for Harford County Public Schools, said a final walkthrough was completed Monday evening after crews worked on the building over the weekend. "Throughout the weekend, HCPS facilities crews worked to alleviate the smell in our building," Kranefeld told Patch in an email. "Necessary repairs were made to the crawl space to prevent the smell of dirt and must to penetrate the instructional areas. In addition, the building was thoroughly ventilated. Through these efforts, majority of the smell has dissipated. An industrial [hygienist] has been on-hand throughout to…
Thursday, January 12, 2012
A strong odor is closing the school to students Friday. Teachers should report on time.
Havre de Grace Elementary School will be closed to students Friday. "Havre de Grace Elementary School was inconvenienced by a strong odor caused by work on pipes in the crawl space this week," Harford County Public Schools Manager of Communications Teri Kranefeld wrote in an email Thursday evening. Classes will be cancelled to allow facilities staff to remove the odor, Kranefeld wrote. Teachers should report at their regularly scheduled time. Parents can pick up those fifth graders returning from Harford Glen Friday as originaly scheduled.