Friday, August 24, 2012
Parents cite security issues as a prime reason why a new school is due in Havre de Grace.
Havre de Grace City Councilman David Glenn said security issues at Havre de Grace High School are "complicated." Glenn, who played an instrumental role in the renovations Meadowvale Elementary School in the 1990s, wants it to be Havre de Grace High School's turn, since it is the oldest standing high school in Harford County. "The main entrance is geographically separated from the main office. The Havre de Grace campus is split in two by Congress Avenue. The gymnasium and music department is on the opposite side of the street. It's always unlocked, allowing anyone to enter the building," Glenn said. "Years ago, when society seemed to be much simpler, this was an adequate arrangement. However, given the current problems both nationally and …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Meadowvale Elementary School PTA President Deanna Lawrence Smith wrote a letter to PTA members at Meadowvale. Patch shares it here as a letter to the editor.
This was originally sent as an email to parents at Meadowvale Elementary School: ——— Hello everyone! I have a very strong message that I would like to get across with this email, so please set aside a few moments to take it all in. I believe everyone can agree with me when they hear and say that Havre de Grace is an incredible community of neverending support, collaborative efforts, and community pride. We are truly the "best kept secret in Harford County" in everything we do and offer! The time is now to focus on an aspect that affects ALL of our children ... the planning and building of a new Havre de Grace High School! I have the answer to your question, "What Can I Do To Help?" We need a HUGE support group at Monday night's Harford …
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 16, 2012
Students were allowed back into class after a brief evacuation Wednesday.
Students and staff were briefly evacuated from Meadowvale Elementary School Wednesday morning for an odor of gas. The Susquehanna Hose Company responded to the school shortly before 10 a.m. Wednesday and found no leaks or health risks for students and staff, Chief Scott Hurst told Patch in a text message. The odor originated from the area of a boiler room, Teri Kranefeld, manager of communications for Harford County Public Schools told Patch in an email. The annex—formerly the "kindergarten building"—at Meadowvale was evacuated for an odor of gas in Feb. 2011. Havre de Grace Middle School was temporarily cleared for a gas odor last month. A week earlier, Havre de Grace High School was temporarily evacuated for a gas odor.
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!
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.
Daniel Gonzalez was honored Monday. His dad remains overseas.
For a number of reasons, I don't often film inside City Hall's council chambers. But Monday, I felt a duty to do so—a young man was being honored and his father wasn't able to attend. Daniel Gonzalez's dad is in Afghanistan. Sgt. 1st Class Danny Gonzalez, 33, departed for Afghanistan last spring. At home in Havre de Grace is his wife, Elizabeth, and their two children. His youngest, Daniel, was honored as Meadowvale Elementary School's student of the month during Monday's City Council meeting. See the video with this post to capture Mayor Wayne Dougherty reading the recognition to Daniel. Gonzalez shared photos recently of a Susquehanna Hose Company flag flying in Afghanistan. He is scheduled to return home in June. TELL US: Do you know …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Two students were honored at Monday's City Council meeting.
Havre de Grace City Council honored two local students at Monday's meeting. Meadowvale Elementary School’s Nicole McFarland and Havre de Grace High School’s Monique Watson were honored with student of the month awards. Nicole is a member of the school chorus, a local cheerleading squad, and is credited with being a role model for her peers. Monique has carried a GPA of 3.75 or greater since middle school and is the president of the junior class, Havre de Grace principal Pat Walling said. Monique is a member of the all-county orchestra, a choreographer and a member of the school dance team. She also volunteers at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. Ranked seventh in her class, she is also a member of the National Honor Society. TELL US: Do …