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Maryland school officials investigate blackface photo involving 11th-grader  The Washington Post

School district officials in suburban Maryland are investigating an incident involving a white student who posted a photo of herself in blackface on social media, ...



'WORDS DO MATTER' | Mother fights cyberbullying, 6 years after daughter's suicide  Fox Baltimore

COLUMBIA, Md. (WBFF) -The fight to end cyberbullying was front and center at a Howard County school Friday.The Atholton High School Bully-Free Forever ...



Atholton High set to celebrate 50th anniversary  Baltimore Sun

Atholton High School is rolling out the red carpet for alumni on Oct. 22 to mark the school's 50th anniversary during daylong homecoming festivities.



Howard student walkouts 'start the conversation' to end gun violence  Baltimore Sun

Hundreds of students in Howard County staged walkouts Wednesday morning as part of a national protest against gun violence and a way to honor the lives of ...



Howard County Speedskater Competing In South Korea Olympic Games  Columbia, MD Patch

By Julia Karron and Timmy Chong, CAPITAL NEWS *SERVICE*. HOWARD COUNTY, MD — Speedskater Thomas Hong said that his life on the ice predated his ...



Atholton High School Class of 2014  Baltimore Sun

List of graduates from Atholton High School in 2014.



At age 16, A Maryland student is working with NASA on a serious project  The Washington Post

Liza Goldberg is using satellites to monitor imperiled mangroves and has spoken about her research at a prestigious conference.



Atholton girls soccer capitalizes on scoring chances to beat Centennial  Baltimore Sun

Steve Baxter is in his eighth season as the Centennial girls soccer coach, and he insists every match against Atholton in his tenure has been a one-goal game.



Racial tensions rock two Howard schools  Baltimore Sun

In the wake of Donald Trump's election, racial tensions in some Howard County schools, including racial epithets and threats circulating social media have put ...



Atholton High School evacuated after bomb threat  Baltimore Sun

Atholton High School in Columbia was evacuated Thursday afternoon after the school received a bomb threat on the building, according to an email distributed ...



Veterans Day Parade And Ceremony In Downtown Columbia On Nov. 11  Patch.com

Veterans Day Parade + Celebration In Columbia - Columbia, MD - The parade will begin at 9:30am along Little Patuxent Parkway. A ceremony will follow at ...



Columbia native creates scholarship to remember friend, pilot  Baltimore Sun

In honor of his friend Brian Hubbard, Marc Taylor decided to fund a $300 scholarship for minority students at Atholton High School who plan to attend college ...



Atholton football beats Glenelg, 14-0, for first time since 2012  Baltimore Sun

Early in the fourth quarter on Saturday, Atholton held a 7-0 lead and possessed the ball around the 25-yard line. But the Raiders offense had gone stagnant ...



Aliens, heartbreak and teen angst -- just another day in high school  Baltimore Sun

For its fall production, Atholton High School's drama club is presenting the East Coast premiere of the play "Crush" by Stephen Gregg. Set in the fictional town of ...



Another successful building season for Howard County fall JV programs  Baltimore Sun

Howard County junior varsity 2018 fall season wrap-up for football, field hockey, volleyball, boys and girls soccer/



Atholton volleyball hangs tough, sweeps Centennial to advance to third straight regional final  Baltimore Sun

Atholton volleyball coach Rob Moy has been around long enough to understand that anytime Centennial steps on the other side of the court, the Eagles are a ...



Atholton marches to victory at county JROTC Drill Competition  Baltimore Sun

Howard County's three JRTOC programs competed at the 2012 Howard County Drill Competition at Atholton High School Saturday, Oct. 27.



Pressure points: Howard County schools look to address mounting mental health concerns  Baltimore Sun

Hammond High School senior Mandi Bhatt woke at 6:20 on a recent Wednesday morning, in time to be in class at 7:25 a.m.. She had a special guest to meet at ...



Atholton football beats Wilde Lake, 27-7, for first time since 2012  Baltimore Sun

Atholton football picks up first win of the season with 20-point home win over Wilde Lake.



Atholton Football Coach, Former NFL Player Dies at 36  Patch.com

The former NFL player and beloved head football coach at Atholton High School passed away recently. Damion Cook died Friday, June 26, from a heart attack, ...



Sex Charges Against Substitute From Columbia Prompts Probe  Columbia, MD Patch

HoCo Investigates Sex Abuse Charges Against Sub - Columbia, MD - A substitute teacher who has worked in dozens of Howard County schools was charged ...



Former Atholton Teacher Charged in Sex Acts with Minor: Police  Patch.com

Columbia, MD - Employee of Howard County Public School System is accused of engaging in sex acts with a boy he met online, police said.



Grammy nominee Gallant's musical foundation includes 'anchor to Columbia'  Baltimore Sun

When first-time Grammy-nominee Gallant moved into his Los Angeles home a few years ago, he chose a bedroom with a window overlooking the woods ...



Martirano vows to 'eradicate' bullying from Howard schools  Baltimore Sun

Interim Superintendent Michael Martirano looked uncharacteristically somber as he stood at the podium Thursday morning in Atholton High School, ready to ...



Good things are coming out of Reservoir High School [North Laurel/Savage]  Baltimore Sun

Reservoir High School will present "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" on March 22-24.



Long Reach football beats Atholton to clinch postseason berth  Baltimore Sun

Long Reach beats Atholton, 14-13, in the regular season finale on Friday night to earn spot in 3A East region playoffs.



Students take part in popular club to fight bullying  WBAL Baltimore

Howard County schools are putting a public face on an often private problem. Experts said thousands of students are bullied at school and over social media ...



Howard JROTC programs drill students in community, responsibility  Baltimore Sun

For over 500 students in Howard County, the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps programs at Howard, Atholton and Oakland Mills high schools offer a ...



Atholton students hope to make prom dreams come true  Baltimore Sun

A group of girls at Atholton High School are working to ensure every girl's dream of going to prom in a dress they love comes true.



Meet five groundbreaking female leaders from Howard County  Baltimore Sun

With the news full of women speaking up and taking action, it's time to spotlight the groundbreakers from our community.



Atholton High student to represent Maryland in Boys Nation program  Baltimore Sun

Atholton High School's Miles Walker recently captured the state's top prize in an American Legion national government instruction program, an accomplishment ...



Renewed focus on Howard's last black high school as 50th anniversary of closing nears  Baltimore Sun

Much has changed inside the Harriet Tubman center, Howard County's only high school built specifically for African-American students.



Ryan Jones leads Atholton girls basketball in win over Reservoir  Baltimore Sun

With senior captain Ryan Jones leading the way Friday night, Atholton picked up its third win of the season, coming away with the, 56-46, home victory over ...



Students at Howard County’s Application and Research Lab test new virtual reality gear  Baltimore Sun

High school students at the Applications and Research Lab are using state-of-the-art virtual and augmented reality equipment to immerse themselves in their ...



Howard County's Veterans Day parade hits the road to join Columbia observance  Baltimore Sun

Columbia will host a Veterans Day tribute next Sunday for the third consecutive year, but this time the commemoration will have a new twist. The annual ...



Atholton Girls Basketball Falls To Frederick In State Championship  Patch.com

TOWSON, MD — The Atholton Lady Raiders fell to the Frederick Cadets in the class 3A girls basketball championship Saturday night.



Howard County Public School System Announces 2017 Graduation Dates  Patch.com

HCPSS 2017 Graduation Dates - Columbia, MD - The commencement schedule has been announced, with graduation to take place at Merriweather Post ...



Glenelg baseball persists to defeat Atholton in playoffs  Baltimore Sun

Coming into Monday's 3A East sectional semifinal game at Atholton, Glenelg baseball coach Steve Ballance knew that a blowout was way too much to hope for.



Maryland native DeWanda Wise drops out of 'Captain Marvel' due to scheduling conflicts  Baltimore Sun

Here's a blow to the Marvel Universe: Maryland actress DeWanda Wise will no longer star in Marvel's 2019 film “Captain Marvel” due to scheduling conflicts with ...



A day of community service at St. Assisi [Highland/Fulton]  Baltimore Sun

Come join St. Francis of Assisi for a day of community and *service* on Earth Day, April 22 from 2 to 5 p.m. There will opportunities for the entire family- help ...



Atholton football forfeits win because of practice violation  Baltimore Sun

Atholton's football win over Marriotts Ridge on Sept. 6 will be forfeited because of an out-of-season practice violation, the Howard County Public School System ...



As Police Investigate Racist Pictures from Howard County Students, Conversation Circles Form  Patch.com

Columbia, MD - Howard County superintendent says racially charged messages provide 'teachable moment' for discussion about checks and balances, ...



Charity takes center stage at Sing for a Cause event in Maple Lawn  Baltimore Sun

Looney's Pub felt a bit more like the set of “American Idol” Thursday night as locals took the stage to belt out their favorite tunes in support of the local charity ...



Community has mixed views on early concepts of Hickory Ridge Village Center redevelopment  Baltimore Sun

Early talks of redevelopment at the Hickory Village Center were met with mixed responses Wednesday evening at Atholton High School during the first ...



Atholton High School | JROTC instructor charged with sex with student  Baltimore Sun

A 51-year-old JROTC instructor at a Howard County high school has been charged with having sex with a 17-year-old female student in a school supply closet, ...



Maryland native DeWanda Wise to make Marvel movie debut in 'Captain Marvel'  Baltimore Sun

Maryland native DeWanda Wise, who starred in Netflix's “She's Gotta Have It,” will make her debut in the Marvel Universe in the film “Captain Marvel.”.



First Robotics clubs teach more than engineering  Baltimore Sun

From April 3-4, six Howard County robotics teams traveled to the Xfinity Center at the University of Maryland for the 2015 Chesapeake Regional, featuring nearly ...



Former Howard school teacher sentenced to one year in jail for sexual assault  Baltimore Sun

A former Howard County public school teacher was sentenced to one year in jail Thursday morning after sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy he met on the ...



Student's 'racist' social media post spurs Howard police investigation  Baltimore Sun

Howard County police are investigating an Oakland Mills High schooler's social media post that principal Katherine Orlando described as “racist in nature” in a ...



Walkout at Oakland Mills High School Calls for End to Hate, More Transparency  Patch.com

Columbia, MD - A racist post on social media sparked a demonstration at Oakland Mills High School.



Racism Raises its Head in Howard County Schools  Afro American

(Updated 12/14/2016) I am concerned that in the year 2016 in a County where Mr. Jim Rouse spent his entire life trying to build communities that fostered ...



Student faces discipline after photo posted on social media  WBAL Baltimore

A Howard County school is disciplining a student who posted a racist picture on social media.



In election's wake, racist incidents have schools on edge  The Washington Post

The racial and ethnic tensions that came to the forefront during this year's presidential contest were felt in Washington-area schools in the days after the election, ...



COLUMBIA CRIME: Man injured in shooting, Walmart robbed at gunpoint  Fox Baltimore

COLUMBIA, Md. (WBFF) - Howard County police are investigating two separate violent incidents involving guns in Columbia over the weekend.A man was shot ...



Candlelight vigil honors Laura Wallen, who students say 'made every person feel special'  Baltimore Sun

Candles, flowers and fond memories helped students of Howard County teacher Laura Wallen honor her memory Thursday night during a candlelight vigil ...



Emilia's Gym in Laurel is turning out some of the world's best acrobatic gymnasts  Baltimore Sun

Daniil Kostovestskiy runs Emilia's Gym, an elite acrobatic gymnastics center in Laurel. The native of Ukraine came to the U.S. after his wife died as a result of ...



Political ambition leads Wilde Lake High student to school board seat  Baltimore Sun

Griffin Diven has wanted a career in politics since he started high school three years ago. The Wilde Lake High senior starts a one-year term as the student ...



Graduation Dates 2016 for Howard County Public Schools  Patch.com

Columbia, MD - Commencement dates have been announced for students in Howard County public schools. All except one will be at Merriweather Post ...



Oriole Park Awarded LEED Gold Certification  WBAL Radio

The Baltimore Orioles and Maryland Stadium Authority on Monday announced that the U.S. Green Building Council has awarded Oriole Park at Camden Yards ...



Wilde Lake grad Shawn Frederick returns to Columbia as Hammond High coach, teacher  Baltimore Sun

Shawn Frederick is a first-time Howard County special education teacher this year at Hammond High School, where he also coaches the football team.



Young singers to end Columbia Association's Teen Idol on high note  Baltimore Sun

Columbia Association's Hear My Voice Columbia Teen Idol Competition will have its final competition on Sunday, Oct. 9 at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront.



Best of Baltimore-area high school sports photos, week 1  Baltimore Sun

The best photos from Baltimore Sun Media Group photographers in week 1 of the fall high school sports season. Atholton's Jetta Owens, center, and Howard's ...



The Cars, led by Baltimore native Ric Ocasek, get another shot at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame  Baltimore Sun

On their third try, the Cars — the rock quartet that blended new wave and pop sensibilities led by Baltimore native Ric Ocasek — will be inducted into the Rock ...



Wedded: Brittany Coughlan and Kevin Fitzpatrick met at age 15  Baltimore Sun

Brittany Coughlan and Kevin Fitzpatrick met in high school, when their brothers played basketball for opposing teams.



Summer camp registration in full swing  Baltimore Sun

Email sports copy to howardcountysports@patuxent.com by 9 a.m. Monday. Baseball The regular meeting of "Talkin' Baseball" will be held on May 2 at 9 a.m. at ...



Alumni to mark 50th anniversary of Harriet Tubman High closure  Baltimore Sun

That was the first line of the school song at all-black Harriet Tubman High School before desegregation in Howard County brought about its closing in 1965, ...



Long Reach High communicates to an audience with 'Miracle Worker' production  Baltimore Sun

As the cast and crew of Long Reach High School's production of “The Miracle Worker” gathered before a dress rehearsal on Nov. 2, director Marla Blasko, ...



Columbia's Factory Athletics celebrates 20 years of building better athletes  Baltimore Sun

As an all-county baseball player at Columbia's Atholton High School and a two-year starter at the University of Pennsylvania, Steve Sclafani had hopes of being ...



Atholton girls soccer capitalizes on its chances, defeats Howard 3-0  Baltimore Sun

The score didn't reflect it, but it was a tight battle between visiting Howard and Atholton Wednesday night. But in the end, the Raiders were the only team who ...



Atholton girls basketball uses late surge to beat Howard  Baltimore Sun

For the first 31 minutes of their game on Wednesday night, the Atholton and Howard girls basketball teams were about as evenly matched as two teams could be ...



Which Baltimore-area high schools have the best SAT scores? Find out here.  Baltimore Business Journal

Howard County has some of the highest schools, while city schools rank near the bottom.



Special guests greet Hammond students on first day of school  Baltimore Sun

Monday morning was filled with lots of greetings as Howard County students headed back for a new academic year. But at Columbia's Hammond High School, ...



Columbia at 50 Part 2: Columbia's Downtown and Business Parks Went Up and Down With The Economy  MarylandReporter.com

This is the second in a series of 12 monthly essays over the next year leading up to Columbia's 50th birthday celebration next June. Part 2 focuses on the ...



Howard County rec sports and notices  Baltimore Sun

Recreation sports and sports notices in Howard County.



Columbia native suspended from college after arrest at concert  WBAL Baltimore

A University of Rhode Island football player from Maryland is facing assault charges following an incident at Merriweather Post Pavilion.



Martirano announces second round of administrative appointments  Baltimore Sun

Howard County Public School System Interim Superintendent Michael Martirano announced a second round of appointments for his senior leadership team, ...



Howard students gain dedicated space in Columbia for robotics testing  Baltimore Sun

Howard County middle and high school robotics teams now have access to 18,000 square feet of indoor space in Columbia to test the robots they create for ...



Maryland native DeWanda Wise brings a modern touch to Netflix revival of 'She's Gotta Have It'  Baltimore Sun

Nola Darling is back, with Maryland native DeWanda Wise reviving the sexually liberated Brooklynite in Spike Lee's Netflix series “She's Gotta Have It,” a ...



Love of reading triumphs at Howard's Battle of the Books  Baltimore Sun

They came, they read, they conquered. Nearly 900 fifth-grade students in 176 teams from across Howard County participated in the sixth annual Battle of the ...



10 things you didn't know about Dee Lenehan Cunningham, Ellicott City Arts Coalition founder  Baltimore Sun

Decorative painter and muralist Deanne “Dee” Lenehan Cunningham established the Ellicott City Arts Coalition.



Sex arrest puts JROTC program in bad light  Baltimore Sun

When an instructor in the Junior ROTC program at Columbia's Atholton High School was arrested last month and charged with sexually abusing a 17-year old ...



Board opts for Longfellow renovations over new Faulkner Ridge  Baltimore Sun

After a discussion and decision to renovate Longfellow Elementary while students are still in the building, rather than build a new school at the Faulkner Ridge ...



Towson's Ean Katz Displays Tenacity Of A Tiger  Press Box

The first thing you notice about Ean Katz is the tattoo that runs along one forearm, bearing a muscular response to the ordeals of the last three years. The tattoo ...



Obituary Vincent Robert Niemann, 65 | Obits  Blair Enterprise Publishing

Vincent Robert Niemann, 65, of New York City, N.Y., the son of William Robert & Mary M. (Dorothy) Niemann, passed from this life Jan. 8 at New York ...



Oakland Mills High School Class of 2014  Baltimore Sun

Oakland Mills High School Class of 2014 held its graduation ceremony at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Tuesday, May 27. Lina Abdo, Avery Adams, ...



Theater season in full swing at local schools [North Laurel]  Baltimore Sun

It's theater season at our local high schools. 'Peter Pan' will be performed at Reservoir High School on Thursday, Nov. 17 through Sunday, Nov. 20. Evening ...



Howard County National Merit semifinalists named  Baltimore Sun

The Howard County Public School System last week released the names of all 47 students who qualified as semi-finalists for the National Merit Scholarship.



Atholton senior raises parking money for families of cancer patients  Baltimore Sun

Cancer can cost a lot for patients and their families, in out-of-pocket costs, long hours spent in treatment and the emotional toll of fighting a serious disease.



Howard County teacher found guilty of sexual assault of teen  Baltimore Sun

Howard County Public School System teacher Christopher Russell Fox, 36, of Randallstown was found guilty Tuesday of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy ...



Five local runners earn Howard County Striders' grants  Baltimore Sun

The Howard County Striders announced that five individuals have won grants as part of the club's David Tripp Scholar/Athlete Program. The awards recognize ...



Dr. Roberta L. Babbitt, Pikesville behavioral science expert, dies  Baltimore Sun

Dr. Roberta L. "Robbie" Babbitt, director of program and research development in the department of behavioral psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, died ...



In Md., Grief For Teenager Lost in Fight  Washington Post

Robert Brazell laughed and cried yesterday morning as he talked about the Mount Hebron High School field in Howard County where his teenage son played ...



Slew of sports camps to rule summer  Baltimore Sun

Hammond, Glenelg, Reservoir and River Hill to host sports summer camps.



Hobbit's Glen team qualifies for MAPGA Junior League Semifinals  Baltimore Sun

The team from Hobbit's Glen has qualified for the Middle Atlantic PGA Junior League Semifinals on Nov. 4 in Virginia.



Champ Status Bleakney chosen as Sun's Female Athlete of the Year  Baltimore Jewish Times

Talk with Jennifer Bleakney for five minutes and you would have no idea she is a state champion field hockey athlete, a track and field star or a potential member ...



Georgia man pleads guilty, sentenced to life in murder of North Laurel's Giddings  Baltimore Sun

The next door neighbor of a North Laurel woman killed in 2011 in Macon, Ga. pleaded guilty to a murder charge and was sentenced to life in prison in a Georgia ...



Miller-Levitt  Jewish Exponent

Susan and Elliot Miller of Elkins Park, Pennsylvania and Amy and Ben Levitt of Clarksville, Maryland are thrilled to announced the engagement of their children, ...



Comcast Awards $119,000 In Scholarships To 110 Maryland High School Seniors  PR Newswire

BALTIMORE, May 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Comcast Foundation today announced the 2017 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship ...



Howard CC's Smolyak earns NJCAA national championship  Baltimore Sun

After earning first-team all-county honors his senior year at Atholton High School, cross country runner Gary Smolyak was faced with a difficult decision.



Giddings family files suit against accused killer of daughter  Baltimore Sun

The family of Lauren Giddings, a North Laurel native slain in Georgia two years ago, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against her accused murderer, Stephen ...



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