Monday, February 11, 2013
A teacher's union president suggested two Harford schools may one day be forced to close if Harford County Public Schools aren't granted more funding from Harford County.
UPDATED (11:27 p.m.)—Despite the suggestion from a teacher's union president that Harford County Public Schools may need to consider closing some institutions, no such school shutdowns are imminent, officials said Monday. Ryan Burbey, president of the Harford County Education Association, said during public comment at last week's Harford County Council meeting that a decline in funding for education may eventually force schools to consider shutting down some buildings. Burbey addressed an "imminent funding crisis" for Harford County Public Schools. "If we don’t do something soon, your schools face dramatic cuts," he said. "The schools that are most at-risk are our at-risk schools, our schools at the upper end of the county where the …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Susquehanna Hose Company Chief Scott Hurst said that a power surge and HVAC malfunction drew firefighters to Havre de Grace Middle School Friday.
Havre de Grace Middle School was evacuated Friday morning after employees reported smelling a burning odor upon reporting to work, fire officials said. Susquehanna Hose Company Chief Scott Hurst told Patch that the smell wasn't from a fire. "We tracked it to the HVAC unit up on the roof," he explained. "There was no damage to the building, just some repairs to be made" to the systems affected. The Susquehanna Hose Company responded at approximately 6 a.m. on Dec. 21, according to Hurst, and found that the power surges that had been impacting businesses and some residences around Havre de Grace had affected the middle school. "Whenever you have winds that high, we always have issues with power lines and power surges," Hurst said. BGE …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The anti-bullying initiative was born out of the Columbine shooting and is being featured Wednesday at Havre de Grace Middle School.
UPDATED (2:35 p.m.)—Havre de Grace Middle School students took Rachel's Challenge Wednesday. The community can join in on Wednesday evening. The anti-bullying initiative, which was featured at Havre de Grace High School last fall, asks students to take a proactive stance to being better school and community citizens. Middle school students were introduced to the program at two assemblies Wednesday. An extra assembly will be offered to the community Wednesday evening. The event is open from 7-8 p.m. in the gymnasium. Parents were advised not to bring elementary-aged students to the event due to the nature of the program. For more information, visit rachelschallenge.org TELL US: Have you or your child participated in Rachel's Challenge? How …
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, May 9, 2012
Havre de Grace City Council honored two students Monday at City Hall.
Havre de Grace City Council honored two students of the month during Monday's meeting. Do you have photos? Add them to our post!
Friday, April 27, 2012
Havre de Grace Middle School was temporarily evacuated Friday afternoon.
Havre de Grace Middle School was temporarily evacuated for a gas smell Friday afternoon. The Susquehanna Hose Company responded to the school, located in the 400 block of Lewis Lane, around 2:15 p.m. on Friday for the report of a gas odor in a storage room, according to Teri Kranefeld, manager of communications for Harford County Public Schools. Kranefeld said the odor originated from a gas line to a small gas water heater in the room. The gas line to the heater was turned off before the building was determined safe for students to return to their classrooms. Havre de Grace High School was evacuated April 16 for a gas leak.
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.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
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.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Sean Welsh
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
From the Havre de Grace Police Department: ——— Franklin Street, 500 block, 5:25 p.m. on Dec. 12. A GPS valued at $75 was reported missing from a vehicle. The victim also said a number of items were thrown about the interior of the car, which had been locked. There were no signs of forced entry and police have no suspects. Revolution Street, 1100 block, 3:10 p.m. on Dec. 12. A 13-year-old boy was arrested and taken into custody after a fight near Havre de Grace Middle School. The boy, who was in a fight with another 13-year-old male near the intersection of Revolution Street and Lewis Lane, was later released to a guardian. Seneca Avenue, 200 block, 8 p.m. on Dec. 11. William Floyd Windle, 51, of the 200 block of Seneca Avenue was arrested …