Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The 'Challenge Index' is based on how many students take Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate tests.
Seven of Harford County's 10 public high schools made The Washington Post's annual list of the nation's most challenging high schools, Harford County Public Schools officials announced Wednesday The list, which included 123 Maryland schools in all and nearly 2,000 nationwide, was published Sunday on the Post website. The paper ranks the schools by what it calls the "Challenge Index," which takes the total number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education and divides it by the number of graduating seniors. The ranking Harford County schools, according to system officials: “We are extremely proud of our seven high schools for this recognition, and we are equally as proud of our …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Kristin Schaub of Havre de Grace Elementary School claimed the prize in Harford County.
Since Havre de Grace Elementary School teacher Kristin Schaub was named Harford County Teacher of the Year last week, The Bayou has been reminding travelers along Route 40 of the triumph. Did you miss the news? See our story on Patch: Havre de Grace Elementary Teacher Named Top in County. Also, view the award ceremony on Harford Cable Network. Now that she's been named Harford County Teacher of the Year, Schaub moves on to compete at the state level for Maryland Teacher of the Year.
Friday, December 21, 2012
A mechanical failure knocked out power at the school on Dec. 21, the school's spokeswoman said.
Havre de Grace Middle School students were dismissed early Friday due to a power outage, Harford County Public Schools spokeswoman Teri Kranefeld told Patch. The power outage was caused by a mechanical failure, Kranefeld said. Students were released from the middle school at 9:15 a.m., the school system posted on Twitter. Holiday vacation for Harford County Public Schools students starts Dec. 24 and lasts until Jan. 2. Stay with Patch for updates.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Monday is the first day of school for students in Harford County Public Schools.
My Facebook news feed was full of photos of my friends' kids as they waited for the bus or headed out the door this morning. What an exciting time of year for parents and kids! In our house, our daughter is off to pre-school for the first time next month. Kindergarten is still a year away—whew!—so I've called on some friends to upload their photos. You can too! Share your photos by clicking above! We'll rotate the featured photo throughout the day. Happy New Year, Harford County Public Schools!
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 …
Monday, February 20, 2012
Havre de Grace Patch shines a spotlight on some calendar events.
Don't forget Monday is President's Day. Many of your banks, local government agencies and other businesses may be closed. Havre de Grace's trash pick-up schedule is pushed back a day. Here's a look at some of the key items on the calendar this week. Make sure your events are included in the calendar by adding them here. Add your events to the calendar here.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
A Harford County crew was at the former home of the Warriors football, soccer and lacrosse teams Tuesday morning, removing fences and tearing down the old scoreboard.
Athletes called it home. Families used to flock to it to watch their neighbors, friends and children. Members of the Warrior Pride marching band used to practice on the grass. Memories were made. History was made. But soon, the former Harris Field will soon be no more. The structures surrounding the former athletic facility at Havre de Grace High School began coming down Tuesday. As of lunchtime, the lights, press box and goalposts still remained. But the fence surrounding the playing field and the scoreboard that sat along Juniata Street were gone. According to a crew member at the site, the plan is for new fields to be built running parallel with Juniata Street. Doing so, seemingly, would also put Tomahawk Field—home of the Warriors …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Former Havre de Grace High teacher Don Osman was honored Monday night.
Don Osman was inducted into the Harford County Public Schools Educator Hall of Fame Monday night. Osman became the 166th member to be so honored by the school board. The former Havre de Grace High School English teacher and founder of student volunteer organization S.M.I.L.E.S.—service makes an individual's life extra special—has been honored on a number of fronts in the past year. The road leading to the teacher's parking lot at Havre de Grace High School was named in Osman's honor. He also presented diplomas to Havre de Grace High School's Class of 2011. In December, he was named one of Patch's People of the Year. The following is written about Osman by Harford County Public Schools and was read about the Havre de Grace resident Monday …
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.