Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The 9/11 Memorial deserves respect, a Perry Hall Middle School student says.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Sinaan A. Younus, a sixth grade student at Perry Hall Middle School, submitted the following as a letter to the editor. 9/11 Memorial—a monument or a tourist attraction? As an 11-year-old, I was both touched and shocked to visit the 9/11 Memorial earlier this year. I was touched to see how we, as a country, have honored the people who lost their lives on that terrible day. But I was shocked because there were few solemn faces, few signs of sadness. Many people were saying, “Smile to the camera everybody, and say cheese!” Seeing these people saddened me; did they not know how to act at a memorial? On Sept. 11, thousands of people visited the 9/11 Memorial. I hope all of them showed respect to the victims of 9/11. Because if they don’t, then…
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The principal said the false alarm may have been caused by high levels of humidity.
Principal Allen Zink of Perry Hall Middle School said community members were understandably concerned when fire engines arrived at the Ebenezer Road school Tuesday morning. But the fire department presence and evacuation of students had been caused only by a "malfunctioning smoke alarm" at the school, Zink said. The alarm, located near an exterior door, went off at about 8 a.m. and officials believe it may have been set off by high levels of humidity that sensors can mistake for smoke, he said. The National Weater Service measured Tuesday's humidity in the Perry Hall area at 94 percent. No smoke or fire was found anywhere in the building, according to Zink, and students returned to classes immediately after a brief evacuation. The alarm …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Volunteers at the middle school were recognized last week.
Perry Hall Middle School's Parent-Teacher-Student Association was honored last week during the PTA Council of Baltimore County awards celebration. The PHMS PTSA released the following statement: What a week for the PHMS PTSA! On Thursday before the Talent Show, the PHMS PTSA received a number of awards and recognitions at the annual PTA Council of Baltimore County awards celebration. We received best communications program, best safety program (on bullying), unit of excellence award and our own Terry Koogle received an Award of Special Recognition for all of the work she put into our PTSA this year to help get it back on track. Terry has been involved in all of the Perry Hall schools PTA’s for last 15 years. She is nominated for VP at …
Monday, April 30, 2012
Students sang, danced and even yo-yoed Friday night at the middle school.
Perry Hall Middle School students are a talented bunch. Students shared their gifts with the community Friday night during the school's annual talent show. Professional photographer Tracy Dietrich submitted the above photos to Patch. Is your child in the pictures? Tell us about your favorite performance in the comments.
Friday, April 6, 2012
Student art exhibit at Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts showcases artworks by county students.
County residents who attended Baltimore County's quadrennial Comprehensive Zoning Map Process hearing last week were greeted by a juried exhibit of Baltimore County Public Schools students' artwork. This penguin, created by Perry Hall Middle School eighth-grader Brian Walter, seemed to stand guard over the exhibit.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Students plan to perform at 7 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Perry Hall Middle is traveling through the looking glass this weekend. Photographer Win Leitzer provided Patch with the above photos from Wednesday's rehearsal of "Alice in Wonderland." The show is directed by Dave Ninos, Katie Heer and Tammy Mills. "It's the Disney Junior musical version, so expect a lot of familiar songs," Ninos said. "The kids have put a lot of hard work into the show and it's going to be a great experience." The cast of 43 tween-age actors will perform at 7 p.m. this Friday and 2 p.m. this Saturday. Tickets will be $5 at the door. Students also plan to perform a closed matinee for elementary school students during the day on Thursday, according to Ninos. Were you involved in any theater productions in school? Which did…
Friday, December 23, 2011
Lucie Amrhein's non-profit organization, Hugs From Lucie, donated 25 Build-a-Bears to seriously ill children this holiday season.
Lucie Amrhein, a student at Perry Hall Middle, turned 13 on Nov. 27, and like most teens, she got some money for her birthday. But instead of spending it on herself, she put it toward her nonprofit organization, Hugs from Lucie, according to her mother Belinda Amrhein. Since the organization was founded by Lucie in 2008, it has donated hundreds of Build-A-Bear Workshop bears to seriously ill children at the Ronald McDonald House in Baltimore, according to the organization's website. Lucie donated another 25 bears to children last week, her mother wrote in an email to Patch. See photos from the donation in the media gallery. What acts of service have you received or been involved in this holiday season?Tell us in the comments.