Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The film premiere of "The Hardest Six" featured several scenes inside Perry Hall High School.
"The Hardest Six" runs at just around 32 minutes long, but anyone familiar with Perry Hall High School will recognize several of its biggest scenes. In the film, a teenage boy, accustomed to big city life, moves in with his grandparents in a small town. There, he finds refuge and motivation in his high school's wrestling team. Portions of the film, including his wrestling training and matches, take place at Perry Hall High School, cast as Patrick Henry High School. The school mascot, the Gator, remains the same. The film premiered in Baltimore in late January, and is awaiting entry into several film festivals. Copies of the DVD are now available online. In June 2012, Martin Whittier, director and owner of Brumar Films, got community …
Monday, February 4, 2013
St. Joseph School, Fullerton on Belair Road planned to open two hours late on Monday.
Did the Ravens' Super Bowl win—and any subsequent celebrations—leave you wishing for a couple extra hours of sleep Monday morning? St. Joseph School, Fullerton, one of the Perry Hall area's largest private schools serving K-8, announced a plan to offer students just that. A parent forwarded the following email, delivered on Jan. 30, from the school: A message from ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL (FULLERTON) Because so many teachers and students will be up late watching the Super Bowl on Sunday night, St. Joseph School, Fullerton, will open two hours late on Monday, February 4, 2013. A flyer with more complete information was sent home with the students today. Thank you for your understanding of the need for sleep for these children. A notice on the…
Saturday, January 26, 2013
The relay teams truly worked hard. While several smashed their previous times, it was the excitement these teams provided that was awesome.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Chief Meteorologist Tom Tasselmyer of WBAL-TV visited Gunpowder Elementary.
He's one of the most recognizable faces on Baltimore television, but last week Tom Tasselmyer answered to some of his toughest viewers—elementary school children. Tasselmyer, the chief meteorologist for WBAL-TV, talked weather with a packed room of fifth graders and teachers at Gunpowder Elementary in Perry Hall. After demonstrating instruments including a barometer and thermometer, he lead the students in open discussion. Not surprisingly, last year's mild winter and this year's overall lack of snow had left his audience with questions. "Do you think we're going to have any snow days?" a student asked. A teacher added, "Do you predict any big snow storms?" Tasselmyer told the crowd not to bet on a blizzard anytime soon. "It's a …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Multiple Perry Hall elementary schools participated in a week-long ballroom dance program.
Monday, January 14
Principal Carol Wingard of Seven Oaks Elementary School submitted photos and the following text: If you ever consider taking up ballroom dancing, you may just want to ask a fifth grade student from Seven Oaks Elementary for help. On Friday, January 11, 2013, the fifth grade students provided family and friends with a Ballroom Dance Presentation that included the Merengue, Tango, Cha Cha and Swing. There was much fun had by all and even the fourth grade students were able to watch in order to prepare for their turn next year. Check out photos from last year's dance program at Gunpowder Elementary School here. Did your child participate in the ballroom dance program at their elementary school? Share your thoughts on their experiences in the…
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Perry Hall High School's college counselor shared advice for graduating seniors and their parents.
Now that 2013 has begun, Melanie Updike has a message for college-bound students and their parents: "Don't be afraid of FAFSA." Updike, a college counselor at Perry Hall High School, said she has watched too many students wait until the last minute to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In Maryland, the deadline is March 1, although some colleges require the form be completed in February. "It's a free application, so you should fill it out even if you don't expect to qualify to need-based aid. This form is used by many institutions to determine loans, scholarships and grants," Updike said. And it's not only for those expecting to attend four-year colleges, she said. The form can also be used for grants, aid …
Friday, December 21, 2012
The position replace Christine Smith at the Perry Hall elementary school remains open, a school official confirmed.
Christine Smith, principal of Gunpowder Elementary in Perry Hall, has left her position for "personal reasons," said Mychael Dickerson, a Baltimore County schools spokesman. Dickerson confirmed that Anissa Brown is serving as the school's interim principal. The system is currently seeking a new principal and the position remains open, he said. He declined to comment further on Smith's departure. The elementary school on Holiday Manor Road first opened in 1970. Share your experiences with Gunpowder Elementary school in the comments.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Perry Hall Improvement Association president said school safety is a renewed concern.
Dennis M. Robinson, Jr., president of the Perry Hall Improvement Association, released the following statement. As residents of Perry Hall, we certainly do not need a reminder that no community is immune from violence in schools. Words simply cannot describe the tragedy that occurred at an elementary school in Newtown, CT last Friday. Many of us are experiencing sadness, anger, and a range of other emotions in response to this tragedy. Many of us are also experiencing the challenge of trying to comprehend something that is beyond comprehension, while trying to assure our children (and ourselves) that our children are safe in schools. Please keep the community of Newtown, CT in your thoughts and prayers as they struggle through this …
A Seven Oaks Elementary School student received a surprise visit from his father on Friday.
At the top of Deugray Robinson's Christmas list was a simple request—the energetic 10-year-old at Seven Oaks Elementary School just wanted to spend time with his dad. On Friday afternoon, his wish was granted early. Chief Warrant Officer 2 James H. Robinson in the U.S. Army, who had been stationed in Afghanistan for nearly a year, surprised his son inside his Perry Hall school. "I was hoping my No. 1 was here?" Robinson said while entering the fourth grade classroom. Deugray cried out, "Dad? Dad!" before jumping into his father's arms. His father held him for several seconds as the teacher and staff members wiped away tears. "It's been a long time and it has been difficult, but I've kept in touch as much as I could," Robinson said. "…
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will be making his only public autograph appearance this season at Perry Hall High School on Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012.