Tag: McDonogh School

Police: Investigation of Alleged Assault at McDonogh Upper School Complete, No Charges Filed

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The Allan Building on the McDonogh School campus. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

After nearly two weeks, police in Baltimore County have closed an investigation into assault allegations stemming from an incident that happened on the McDonogh School’s Upper Campus.

McDonogh School Headmaster’s Retirement Moved Up to this Summer

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The Allan Building on the McDonogh School campus. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Charlie Britton, headmaster of 11 years for the McDonogh School, will retire this summer to allow his replacement to take over one year earlier than planned, the Owings Mills school’s board president said in a letter to parents and alumni Wednesday.

Assault Investigation Underway After ‘Troubling Incident’ at McDonogh Upper School

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The Allan Building on the McDonogh School campus. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Baltimore County police and McDonogh School administrators are looking into an alleged assault at the Owings Mills institution’s Upper School.

Two Baltimore-Area Private School Teachers, Married, Accused of Sexual Misconduct with Minors

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The Allan Building on the McDonogh School campus. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

An English teacher at the McDonogh Upper School has been let go due to what the school’s headmaster described as “sexual relations with a minor more than a decade ago” – less than a week after the teacher’s wife was arrested on sexual charges involving a teenage boy.

Local Teen Cancer Survivor Fulfills Dream by Announcing Ravens’ First-Round Draft Pick

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Still via NFL Network/YouTube

A Laurel teenager fulfilled his lifelong dream last night, announcing the Ravens’ first-round pick in this year’s draft with a smile and a fist pump.

School’s out for the summer — almost.

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Gilman Summer Camp
Gilman Summer Camp

It’s time to plan for camp. Hooray! We’ve come a long way from the days of Camp Wabeewawa <—literally the name of a sleep-away camp in White Mountains of New Hampshire in the 1930s.  However,  there is still Band Camp. There will always be a Band Camp, and stories from Band Camp. (Fist pump! Fellow glockenspielers!)

Will Hauver, McDonogh Grad and College Lacrosse Player, Dies in Florida

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Will Hauver (courtesy Rollins College)
Will Hauver (courtesy Rollins College)

Former McDonogh lacrosse player Will Hauver died Monday in Winter Park, Florida, where he was attending college.

McDonogh School Offers a Look at Kindergarten and First Grade

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Baltimore Fishbowl Flyer

McDonogh School is a community that finds joy in work, in play, in discovery, and in the realization of personal potential. Strong, mutually respectful relationships inspire a passion for teaching and learning, a dedication to personal integrity, and a commitment to excellence. Embracing diversity of background, culture, and thought, the school builds upon its founder’s original mission to provide life-altering opportunities and to develop in students the will “to do the greatest possible amount of good.”

Visit McDonogh School on November 22nd

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Baltimore Fishbowl Flyer
 
from the McDonogh website:

McDonogh School is a community that finds joy in work, in play, in discovery, and in the realization of personal potential. Strong, mutually respectful relationships inspire a passion for teaching and learning, a dedication to personal integrity, and a commitment to excellence. Embracing diversity of background, culture, and thought, the school builds upon its founder’s original mission to provide life-altering opportunities and to develop in students the will “to do the greatest possible amount of good.”

 

Local Actor, Writer, Producer Jason Odell Williams Nominated for an Emmy

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Photo courtesy of Kristin Hoebermann.
Photo courtesy of Kristin Hoebermann.

Columbia native Jason Odell Williams is making it big these days.

His promising and oh-so-relevant first novel, Personal Statement, published by In This Together Media, hits the book stores today. Called “mordantly hilarious” by a Vanity Fair editor, the young adult novel satirizes the absurdity of the college admissions process—particularly for those striving to get into an Ivy League school.

It’s told through the lens of three rising high school seniors and a young female political staffer. The plot thickens when a hurricane threatening the Connecticut coast presents the seemingly perfect ‘volunteer opportunity’ for padding the requisite personal statements that are part of the college admissions packet. Even though the book is just coming out today, it’s already been optioned for a movie.

But that’s not all.  The budding novelist is also a television writer and producer who recently got word that The National Geographic television show Brain Games for which he’s a writer-producer has been nominated for an Emmy in the category Outstanding Informational Series. Lastly—well, probably not, actually—several of the plays he’s written have made a splash on stages across the U.S. and Canada.

Williams has a pretty impressive bio for someone not yet 40. He’s 38. Sure, the guy’s got natural talent and a killer work ethic. But the secret to his success is something ridiculously simple and counter-intuitive. It will leave parents weary of kids’ overexposure to media scratching their heads. His muse? Television watching as a kid. Lots of it. “Our family’s big thing was watching TV,” Williams acknowledged.

He even credits all that TV he absorbed with the work ethic he maintains to this day. “I’d do my homework really fast so I could watch 8:00pm TV,” he said. From The Mary Tyler Moore Show to Taxi to The Simpsons, Williams soaked up the humor inherent in the conversational banter at the forefront of popular sitcoms of the seventies and eighties. That may explain why, today, his favorite aspect of the creative process—whether he’s writing a play, a novel, or a TV script—centers around creating dialogue between characters.

Recently I spoke to Williams about where he finds creative inspiration, what his dream project would be, and more.

In addition to sitcom humor, where do you find creative inspiration?                

My inspiration comes from all over. I could be reading a book, a play, or the newspaper. Sometimes it’s from my own experience.

Can you give me an example of a when you turned a personal experience into a creative endeavor?   

Where I grew up in Columbia was really diverse. Ever other household was a difference race and ethnicity. My neighbor used to joke that a Mormon, a Catholic, and a Jewish guy were going down in his basement to play. It was the same at McDonogh, where I went to school from the fourth grade on. We called it the UN. You had to learn about different kind of people. I have friends from all sorts of different places. I grew up and wrote a play about race and racial issues, Baltimore in Black and White.

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