Monday, April 29, 2013
The unpaid position will help the Board of Education with oversight on financial reporting.
The Harford County Public School System is looking for a local resident with financial management experience to fill an open seat on the system's audit committee, school officials announced Monday. The five-member committee meets at least quarterly and helps the Board with financial oversight, serving as an independent monitor on school system financial reporting, according to the release. Members are not compensated and are appointed to serve up to two three-year terms. Any interested county resident is asked to send a letter and biographical sketch to internal auditor Jennifer Birkelien, Harford County Public Schools, 102 South Hickory Avenue, Bel Air, Maryland 21014, by May 31, 2013. Officials ask that the letter include the applicant's…
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, January 28, 2013
Schools may be closed, but the Harford County Board of Education will still meet.
Although school was canceled in Harford County Monday, the Board of Education meeting will go on as planned. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m., according to Teri Kranefeld, spokeswoman for the school system. Until noon, Harford County was under a winter weather advisory due to freezing rain, meaning travel conditions could be dangerous. As a result of the wintry mix, Kranefeld announced Monday morning that Harford County schools would be closed for the day. The school board meeting will proceed as scheduled, but Kranefeld said recognitions would be postponed. The honorees were removed from the agenda Monday morning. Among them was an emergency response team at C. Milton Wright High School. Kranefeld said information would be forthcoming …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Find out who makes inclement weather decisions.
Public schools in Harford County opened on time Thursday morning in spite of snow. Neighboring Baltimore County schools opened two hours late, as did schools in a few other jurisdictions further south. While some areas in Baltimore saw two inches of snow, Harford County only saw a light dusting, according to the National Weather Service, which issued a winter weather advisory until 11 a.m. Thursday for the Baltimore-Washington region. Each time there is inclement weather, Harford County Schools follow a specific process to determine what to do. The school system put together a video on how it makes decisions about weather, which Patch has posted above and detailed below. Harford County school officials emphasized that the safety of …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
A student was flown out following an incident at the school Tuesday.
A medevac helicopter was called to Harford Christian School Tuesday after a student suffered a head injury, according to the Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS official Twitter feed. Shortly before 1:20 p.m. a 14-year-old student at the school hit his head on a padded wall at the school, according to the post. No further information was available as of post time. Stick with Patch for updates.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The Patterson Mill High School senior is this year's student representative.
Patterson Mill High School senior Panashe Mutombo was sworn in as Harford County Board of Education's 25th student representative Monday evening. Mutombo steps into the role as the county's first student representative with partial voting rights. He was able to employ those rights Monday by voting in favor of the school system's branding initiative. The teen says he looks forward to representing Harford County's student body anyway he can. Patch was able to sit down with Mutombo at Monday's board meeting. _____ PATCH: How often is your name mispronounced by other students and friends? Mutombo: It takes a little bit of time to get accustomed to my name. Other people get it right off the bat. I give them this rule, if you can say my name …
Monday, August 6, 2012
A number of local schools are participating in the "Avery Give Back to School" contest.
Last week Patch highlighted one Bel Air school that's closing in on the top spot in a national voting contest, but there are a number of local schools that need your support. 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 local schools here: 116 Winning doesn't require a first-place finish. According to the website, the schools finishing in the top five in votes receive: The 25 runner-up schools each receive: Ten random winners with more than 100 votes receive: The contest runs through Sept. 14. TELL US: What does your school need the most? Leave a comment.
Friday, February 3, 2012
Two teens were charged Thursday after a fight at C. Milton Wright High School in Bel Air.
Two C. Milton Wright High School students face charges in connection with a fight at the school Thursday, and police say an increased police presence at the school that day was a coincidence. Two 10th-grade students were involved in a fight in the school's hallway Thursday, according to Lt. Carl Brooks, spokesman for the Harford County Sheriff's Office. Brooks described the incident as minor and said both students were charged with second-degree assault. "Appropriate disciplinary action has been taken against the students involved," Teri Kranefeld, manager of communication for the school system, wrote in an email to Patch Friday. Rumors have been flying in the community about the events at the school Thursday. Patch readers posed questions…