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Students Raise Concerns Over Broadcast of Detentions on Afternoon Announcements

Students Raise Concerns Over Broadcast of Detentions on Afternoon Announcements

Michael Moore

November 20, 2013


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At 2:10, students with detention obligations are directed to room 136 over the intercom. Some students are raising concerns about the public nature of these announcements. Sophomore Landon Franks recalls his last detention experience. “It’s really putting your business out there,” said Frank...

Howard County Schools Loosen Grip on Cell Phone Use During School Hours

Howard County Schools Loosen Grip on Cell Phone Use During School Hours

Daniel Ingham

November 20, 2013


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Last year, students were expected to keep cell phones and other electronic devices “off and out of sight” from 7:25 to 2:10. That rule changed this year. The administration now asks students to use the “threshold-to-threshold” rule. According to administration, students need to put away dev...

Mr. Scott Speaks “Student”

Mr. Scott Speaks “Student”

Ali Mallo

November 20, 2013


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Bilingual in Spanish and English, Wilde Lake’s new guidance counselor, Mr. Scott, is able to provide serve to the school’s Hispanic community. With a background as a Hispanic Liaison and counselor, Mr. Scott believes that being able to communicate in another language is an important part ...

Teacher Evaluations Affected by Student Performance

Teacher Evaluations Affected by Student Performance

Anjali DasSarma

November 20, 2013


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This year, teachers will be evaluated on their teaching effectiveness through student improvement, according to eleventh grade Assistant Principal Ms. Foyles. Last year’s policy assessed teachers based on planning and preparation, and overall instruction. This year, 50 percent of a teacher...

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...

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