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Parnell Retires, Leaving Behind Long Legacy of Excellence

Parnell Retires, Leaving Behind Long Legacy of Excellence

Syra Kayani
June 13, 2013
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 Wilde Lake Athletics Director, Mr. Vincent Parnell, will be retiring at the end of the 2013 school year, leaving behind a legacy filled with “stable leadership, experience, knowledge, and improvement,” according to Mr. Eldridge. Mr. Parnell has been involved in the school system in the state of Ma...

Mr. Berger Retires After 51 Years of Teaching

Mr. Berger Retires After 51 Years of Teaching

Rayma Kochakkan
June 13, 2013
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Special Educator Mr. Berger will be saying goodbye this year to a school he served for more than a decade and a career that has lasted him much longer. Prior to teaching at Wilde Lake, Mr. Berger worked at the Gallaudet School for the Deaf in Maryland and taught at schools in Los Angeles, Californi...

Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing on Football Field

Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing on Football Field

Syra Kayani
June 5, 2013
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Maria Pascal, a recent graduate of Wilde Lake, was out on her usual afternoon run with her dog, when she was surprised to be reprimanded for entering the football field to see the Howard County police helicopter emergency which landed on the football field of Wilde Lake High School, Thursday May 30. ...

English Curriculum Refocuses Attention toward Classics: Young Adult Novels To Be Cut

English Curriculum Refocuses Attention toward Classics: Young Adult Novels To Be Cut

Dylan Reynolds
June 3, 2013
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Wilde Lake students will walk into their English classes this fall to a much-unexpected change: many popular Young Adult fiction novels will have been cut from the curriculum. The change will be part of the rigorous educational reforms known as Common Core, a nationally implemented curriculum outli...

Scholarship Database Eases Scholarship Process

Scholarship Database Eases Scholarship Process

Rayma Kochakkan
May 29, 2013
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In January 2012, Howard County implemented a new scholarship database that provides students with access to local scholarships. This database, which can be reached at scholarships.hcpss.org, displays all scholarships available to Howard County students. Specific scholarships can be found according to GPA, ...

English Students Welcome Mrs. Read to Wilde Lake

English Students Welcome Mrs. Read to Wilde Lake

Dylan Reynolds
March 24, 2013
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After months of substitute teachers Mrs. Read was made a permanent teacher for tenth graders at Wilde Lake. In November, Wilde Lake said goodbye to Mrs. Creed, a longstanding and beloved member of the Wilde Lake staff. Mrs. Creed, who taught Advanced Composition as well as several English 10 classes...

Delta Scholars Program Recognizes Women of Excellence

Delta Scholars Program Recognizes Women of Excellence

Syra Kayani
March 24, 2013
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Junior Jesula Fleurizard and her family finally made it to the United States from Haiti after 14 years of paperwork. While living in a poor and underprivileged country, the Fleurizards dreamed of moving to a place where their children could have better opportunities. “My family really values ac...

Middle School Reading Classes Removed from Howard County Curriculum

Middle School Reading Classes Removed from Howard County Curriculum

Rayma Kochakkan
January 24, 2013
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We all remember Reading class. We made Harry Potter cereal boxes, we researched Big Six problem solving techniques, we scribbled answers in our vocabulary workbooks. In the past few years, the usefulness of Reading class has been up for debate. In Howard County, the course has been eliminated from the...

“We Are Leaders”: Letterman Hold School’s First Leadership Summit

“We Are Leaders”: Letterman Hold School’s First Leadership Summit

Dylan Reynolds
January 24, 2013
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Students circled around Senior Nicco Jones, eagerly waiting for him to complete a seemingly impossible challenge: cut a hole in a piece of printing paper large enough for him to walk through. It was the group’s job to guide Jones through the steps necessary to complete the task, but each student could o...

Wilde Lake Pilots Electronic Recommendation Tool

Wilde Lake Pilots Electronic Recommendation Tool

Dylan Reynolds
January 24, 2013
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This winter, teachers began using a new electronic class scheduling and recommendation tool. The new system does not replace the current paper-based process, but is a supplement intended to increase efficiency and decrease waste. This is the first time Howard County high schools will see the use of...

Wilde Lake Loses Beloved Special Educator, Robin Schlosburg

Wilde Lake Loses Beloved Special Educator, Robin Schlosburg

Jason Siegel
November 24, 2012
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On July 24, 2012, Wilde Lake lost a beloved special educator when Mrs. Robin Schlosburg passed away. Mrs. Schlosburg was diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer in March 2012 and fought a courageous battle for four more months. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, and two granddaughters. ...

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