Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Gian Beitela and Antonio Kuebler each took first place in the 2013 Le Grand Concours sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French.
Two Wellwood International Elementary School students won a national French literacy and comprehension contest. Gian Beritela of Sparks, and Antonio Kuebler of Pikesville beat more than 300 other students in the 2013 Le Grand Concours, a contest sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French, according to a news release by Baltimore County Public Schools. "Beritela, a grade 4 student, and Kuebler, a grade 3 student, tied for the highest score in the contest’s level 3A exam. Only one other student across the country achieved the same score," the release states. There are seven levels of the contest for students in grades 1-12, the release states. Each tests on listening, speaking, reading, writing and culture. More than 40 …
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 …
A fight broke out Thursday at Pikesville High School, and the students allegedly attacked a police officer who tried to break up the fight, a Baltimore County Public Schools spokeswoman said.
Two Pikesville High School students face assault charges after they fought Thursday at the school. A school resources officer—a member of the Baltimore County Police Department—tried to break up the fight "and they allegedly attacked him," according to Mychael Dickerson, spokesperson for Baltimore County Public Schools. "Both students face assault charges," she said. Towson Patch Editor Nayana Davis contributed to this report.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
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Thunderstorms are possible in Pikesville Thursday through Saturday night, but the sky could be clear again, all day long, by Monday. Storms could begin after 8 a.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Expect a high of about 73 degrees. Thunderstorms are a possibility through Saturday night, and Sunday will be cloudy, the Pikesville forecast states. Subway Curious about the Milford Mill MTA Subway Station? Now you can watch 3 minutes of comings and goings on the track, thanks to a YouTube video posted recently. DASH Week Gerri Chizek of The Day School at Baltimore Hebrew posted three photos of the school's DASH week, held in February 2013. During the week, titled Days of Arts, Science, and Humanities, students did hands-on …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Principal Ed Mitzel Jr. nominated Greg Hrinda.
The Pikesville Chamber of Commerce honored physics teacher Greg Hrinda for outstanding contributions to education. During the chamber's annual Community and Business Recognition Breakfast, the chamber gave him an award, and a chance to be county teacher of the Year, according to a news release from the school. That county awarded by the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce. The county chamber's 27th Annual Excellence in Education Ceremony will be held May 13 at Martin's West. "Mr. Hrinda was honored for his outstanding contributions to the school and for his efforts at building interest in the physics program," the release states. Principal Edmund Mitzel Jr. nominated Hrinda for the Pikesville chamber award. “Being the only physics teacher…
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Honorary and monetary awards will be given May 21 at the school.
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.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
A surveillance camera captured the burglary Tuesday.
A teen allegedly stole from Pikesville High School and destroyed some property. At 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, a surveillance camera shows a 16-year-old boy coming into the school after hours and through an open door, according to a report by Baltimore County police. It allegedly shows the teen climbing a gate to get into a hallway of room 112, it states. He then allegedly takes M&Ms candies and destroys a webcam. Pikesville High School is located at at 7621 Labyrinth Road.
Monday, April 8, 2013
The two groups performed Saturday at the Arundel Indoor Spectacular at Arundel High School.
Two Pikesville groups performed Saturday at a showcase at Arundel High School. The show featured a total of seven groups performing dance, percussion and color guard routines. One Pikesville group, called In Progress, performed an interpretation os selections from The Lion King. Another Pikesville group, In Theory, gave a performance based on the theme "What is Time?" Other highlights included: The Arundel color guard capped off the afternoon with its performance of "Be Yourself," which tells the story of a young girl whose dolls come to life. The award-winning performance features a rousing routine set to the song "Barbie Girl" by Aqua.
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…