Friday, May 17, 2013
Baltimore County Councilwoman Vicki Almond reviewed the issues important to the 2nd District, and said Fort Garrison Elementary could also get air conditioning if the budget is passed.
Pikesville High and Fort Garrison Elementary schools could get air conditioning if the proposed Baltimore County Public Schools budget is approved. "Air conditioning all of our schools and improving classrooms is a challenge that Baltimore County is meeting head on," Baltimore County Councilwoman Vicki Almond said in a statement. The council met Thursday to discuss that budget, which includes more than $3.12 million for Fort Garrison's air conditioning that could be completed by October 2014, a news release from Almond states. Air conditioning is included in the $16.63 million for the high school's major renovations, that could be completed by August 2016, the release states. The high school's projects, include a new roof and classrooms …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Pikesville High School team to travel this month to Anaheim CA.
Students from Pikesville High School will compete this month at an international robotics event. Seven students from the school's VEX Robotics Club will attend the VEX World Robotics competition in Anaheim, CA, according to a news release from the school. "It is really exciting, possibly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, to see how we fare against students from around the world,” junior Neil Posner said in a statement. The competition is set for April 17-20. Seven other teams from Baltimore County Public Schools will compete. In all, there are 420 teams from all over the world, the release states.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Pikesville is among the public schools in Baltimore County bound for the event in Anaheim, CA next month.
Pikesville High is one of seven Baltimore County schools sending teams to a national robotics championship, school system officials announced. The VEX Robotics World Championship will be held April 17-20 in Anaheim, CA. Teams qualified through local events held since last May. More than 400 teams from 15 countries, including Canada, China, Egypt, Japan and Mexico, are participating in the championship, according to the release. Teams will compete in a grid-based game called VEX Sack Attack, according to the championship's website. Also making the trip to Anaheim are teams from Hereford Middle School and Chesapeake, Dulaney, Hereford and Towson high schools, according to the release. A team from Murrieta Valley High School in California won…
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Travon Wright, a senior at Pikesville High School, took the division title.
Travon Wright, a senior at Pikesville High School is now the fifth state champion in the school's history. On March 1 and 2 the wrestler competed in the Division 1A-2A championship. His team took 21st out of 67, according to a news release. But Wright won the 138-pound division. “Travon is the model and everybody copied him. If he was not on the team, no one would have been as successful as they were this year. He made everyone better,” wrestling coach Andrew Schnydman said in a statement. Wright won the 138-pound division, finishing with a 42-1 record this season, the release states. “If you practice hard and do everything you do, and once you get focused, you do well,” Wright said in a statement. The championship was held at the …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Pikesville High School.
The musical Man of La Mancha will be performed this week at Pikesville High School. "Featuring the world renowned song The Impossible Dream, the musical tells the story of imprisoned Miguel de Cervantes, who faces the Spanish Inquisition," according to a news release from the school. "Using imagination, Cervantes transforms into the courageously and humorously optimistic Don Quixote and his sidekick, the realistic foil, Sancho Panza," it states. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, according to the release. Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door. Call 410-887-1217 for more information. The play is based on a book by Dale Wasserman. Lyrics are by Joe Darion, and the music is by Mitch Leigh. Is your school…
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Students from Pikesville Middle and High schools have earned the scholarship for the first time for academic achievement and humanitarian work.
Two area students have earned first-time Carson Scholarships for their academic and volunteer works. Carson Scholarships are awarded to "high-achieving students in grades 4-11 who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and humanitarian qualities," according to a news release from Baltimore County Public Schools. The new scholars—among 14 in BCPS—are: These students are among 425 students from throughout the country to be named 2013 Carson Scholars. An additional eight students renewed their Carson Scholarships: 714 students have renewed their Carson Scholar status as previous winners. The scholars from the Mid-Atlantic will be honored at an awards banquet April 7 at Martin's West in Woodlawn. It's open to the public. Sam Donaldson, …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Baltimore County Police Department's Pikesville Precinct. In cases where a criminal charge is noted, it does not indicate a conviction.
Baltimore County police have downgraded an incident at Pikesville High School from a burglary to a theft. Police at the Pikesville precinct are changing that status, according to Julia Hardgrove, police spokeswoman. More details of the incident are not available at this time, she said Wednesday. According to a Feb. 16 report, a burglar broke into Pikesville High School last week, then broke into a cafeteria refrigerator and stole drinks. Between 4:30 p.m. Feb. 14 and 7 a.m. Feb. 15, someone came into the school by "unknown" means and used a fire extinguisher to break a chain around a refrigerator, the report states. Various drinks were missing from the refrigerator at the back of the cafeteria, it states. The school is located at 7621 …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Kara Seidel, a member of Students Taking Action for Change, discusses her experience working with Operation Oliver, a project focused on rebuilding a Baltimore neighborhood.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Matt Walder, a student at Arizona State University, and Pikesville High School alum, shows purple pride.
"When we suit up, we are gladiators. "So don't talk to me about pain. "Don't tell me about sacrifice." Those are the introductory words to Matt Walder's Ravens anthem, posted Tuesday on YouTube. The song, a Seven Nation Army remix, by the Pikesville High School alum from Owings Mills, is a rousing chant in support of the Baltimore Ravens as they take on the San Francisco 49ers Sunday in Super Bowl XLVII. "Here's a little diddy for you Ravens fans to get pumped up for the Superbowl!!! BALTIMORE STAND UP!!!!," Walder said on YouTube. Walder is a 2008 graduate of PHS who resides in Tempe, AZ, according to his Facebook page. He's finishing his last semester at ASU where he is majoring in design management and minoring in music. "I've spent …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Pikesville Patch's Facebook fans have made some suggestions: from 'My Little Town' to The Pikesville High School Alma Mater. Vote in the poll or make your own musical nomination.
Pikesville needs a theme song, don't you think? Give us your best suggestion in the comments section, or vote in the poll. Remember, you can vote only once. So if you make a nomination, wait to vote after it's been added to the poll. We've already posted the nominations that readers suggested on Pikesville Patch's Facebook page. With mild vetting, your song nominations will be added to the poll, which ends on Nov. 21—the day before Thanksgiving. We'll announce the winner on Thanksgiving Day. If you can find a soundbite of the song you've suggested, add the link to the comments as well. Like Pikesville Patch on Facebook. Dying to say something about the General Election? An issue you think people should be aware of in our community? Do you …