But in a Sept. 5 email sent to all the members of the Howard County Council and the Howard County Board of Education, she raised questions about a resolution calling on the school boundaries to be redrawn so the district is truly integrated–not as a reporter, she said, but as a resident and mother.
Park School of Baltimore | Tours with Principals:
Friday, October 4| 8:45–10:30 AM
Prospective parents are invited to attend a fall tour with Park’s Lower, Middle, and Upper School Principals on Friday, October 4 from 8:45–10:30 a.m. Meet Park’s Head of School and Lower, Middle, and Upper School Principals. Take a guided tour of our academic settings and get a glimpse of Park’s educational philosophy in action. (Note: Reservations are required.)LEARN MORE.
Park School of Baltimore | Lower School “Hands-on, Minds-on” Open House
(Pre-K – Grade 5):
Saturday, October 5 | 10–11:30 AM
Two contractors and a child were injured at Owings Mills’ McDonogh School after an explosion in the school’s boiler room that partially collapsed a smokestack, school officials said this morning.
A statement released by the school around noon said the student “sustained a minor injury,” and was released from a local hospital after an evaluation.
Two outside contractors also suffered minor injuries, and one was transported to a hospital for an evaluation, the school said.
The note said “all students, faculty, and staff are safe.” School dismissed early at 11 a.m. after the incident, and all afternoon activities there are cancelled.
The blast caused the top of a smokestack connected to the boiler room to crumble, sending bricks falling to the ground. The smoke tower sits adjacent to the Allan Building, and school officials said the area “has been cordoned off.”
Fire department crews were at the campus investigating Wednesday morning, including a collapse team evaluating the stability of the tower. Officials asked drivers to avoid McDonogh Road while teams were responding.
Units were dispatched to the private school just after 8:30 a.m. A photo later posted by the department showed the damaged top of the smokestack.
A school spokeswoman reportedly notified parents about 20 minutes later that the explosion had occurred in the boiler room.
Per its website, the Allan Building houses administrative offices, the school’s business office, its technology department, the counseling office, music studios, choral music space, the Upper School’s humanities department and a library. It was built in 1929 and was recently renovated.
The school said it contacted a structural engineer today “to assess the building and ensure that the surrounding area is safe.”
Our fourth annual Baltimore Fishbowl Guide to Independent Schools is out. Check out the digital version above, and learn more about what you will find in the guide in the letter from the editor, Muffy Fenwick, below.
Letter from the Editor
We are excited to introduce the fourth annual Baltimore Fishbowl Guide to Baltimore Independent Schools. We hope you will enjoy the enhancements to sections highlighting programmatic initiatives, innovative administrators, and impressive student leaders as well as thoughtful stories about issues facing schools today.
Notre Dame Preparatory School will hold its Annual Blazer Dash 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, September 29, 2019, on its Towson-area campus. Walk-in registration begins at 7:00 a.m., with the run/walk starting at 8:30 a.m.
The Blazer Dash Scholarship Run started in 1997 to benefit the endowed funds at NDP. Memorial and scholarship funds have been established to honor those special to the NDP community. Through the generosity of donors, scholarship grants are made available to deserving Notre Dame students.
Brooklandville, MD – On Tuesday, September 10, students, faculty, staff, and trustees of The St. Paul’s Schools gathered in the George L. Mitchell ’44 Stadium for the installation of Dr. Jefferson Huang as the schools’ inaugural president.
This ceremony marked a historic moment for the institutions. With oversight of the St. Paul’s School, St. Paul’s School for Girls, and St. Paul’s Pre and Lower School, Dr. Huang is positioned to ensure that St. Paul’s students of all ages continue to learn in a small-school setting while enjoying the opportunities provided by a large, interconnected campus. Working with the heads to make sure each school retains its own distinctive culture and gender-appropriate programs, Dr. Huang will streamline the schools’ administrative functions, serve as an external ambassador, and guide the faculty and staff to continually elevate the quality and continuity of instruction on the campus.
While actual construction remains unfunded, Baltimore County’s top elected official today announced there’s money in the fiscal 2020 budget to plan and design replacement buildings for Towson High and Dulaney High.