Thursday, May 16, 2013
The state semifinal games will be played this weekend at Bel Air High School.
After four rounds of play, one local girls lacrosse team has been crowned a regional champion and advances to the state semifinals. The Class 1A/2A North region champion Loch Raven Raiders will travel to Bel Air High School at 8 p.m. Friday to take on West region champs Winters Mill. To earn the spot in the state semis, the girls crushed Pikesville, 20-7, earlier this week, according to the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association website. While Winters Mill has had to play a total of four games during the playoffs to earn the right to play Loch Raven, the Raiders should be fresh having earned a first-round bye and a second-round forfeit victory against Overlea. Aside from the game against Pikesville this week, Loch Raven …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The school will no longer offer the course of study during the 2013-2014 school year.
Seniors who graduate from Loch Raven High School this year will be the last students at the school who have the opportunity to complete a course of study in child development. The program, which schools spokesman Charles Herndon called "long-standing", will no longer be offered by the school during the 2013-2014 school year, Herndon confirmed to Patch. "It has to do with staffing choices and the choices of students at the school—what students are interested in and what opportunties we can make available to them," Herndon said. "There was a growing foreign languages, internship programs and technology," Herndon said. "As a result [Loch Raven High School principal] Bonnie [Lambert] is looking toward increasing opportunities as far as …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Both area schools were recently included in a list published by US News & World Report.
Two area high schools have been listed among the best in the state and the country by a national publication. Parkville High School and Loch Raven High School each made the recently published US News & World Report list of the Best High Schools in the US, according to a news release from Baltimore County Public Schools. Loch Raven ranked 42nd and Parkville ranked 56th out of 64 Maryland public high schools that made the list. A total of 21,035 schools in 49 states were part of the assessment and of the 4,825 that earned a gold, silver or bronze medal, Parkville ranked 1,993 while Loch Raven ranked 1,350, the release states. Both Parkville, which was not on the list in 2012, and Loch Raven earned silver medal status. "A 'Silver Medal' means…
Friday, March 29, 2013
Arne Duncan will speak to interested parties at Loch Raven High School in April.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan's school safety town hall, which will emphasize gun control, has been scheduled. Baltimore County Superintendent Dallas Dance announced the visit earlier this month, noting that gun control is a topic Duncan is passionate about. "Today, looking into the eyes of parents who have lost children due to gun violence, I am more committed than ever, and the President is, too," Duncan wrote in a Jan. 16 post on the U.S. Department of Education blog. "Those parents’ unimaginable heartbreak and extraordinary strength must motivate us to act. Now is the time. Our children, families, educators, communities and our country deserve better. We can’t let them down." The event is scheduled for April 10, from 6 to 7:45 p…
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Arne Duncan is slated to visit Loch Raven High School on April 10.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is making a third trip to Baltimore County—this time to discuss gun control. "This is a topic he's been very passionate about," said Dallas Dance, superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools. Duncan will hold a town hall meeting at Loch Raven High School on April 10. A precise time has not yet been set. The secretary previously visited Perry Hall High School on Aug. 22, 2012 to discuss education reform as part of a school system professional development event. Less than a week later, Perry Hall High joined the national conversation on gun violence in schools when student Robert Gladden, 15, opened fire in the school's cafeteria, leaving a special needs schoolmate seriously injured. Gladden pleaded…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Several area students renewed scholarships awarded for academic achievement and humanitarian work.
Area students have renewed their Carson Scholarships for academic and volunteer works. Carson Scholarships are awarded to "high-achieving students in grades 4-11 who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and humanitarian qualities," according to a news release from Baltimore County Public Schools. Four students renewed their Carson Scholarships: 714 students nationwide have renewed their Carson Scholar status as previous winners. The scholars from the Mid-Atlantic will be honored at an awards banquet April 7 at Martin's West in Woodlawn. The event is open to the public. Newscaster Sam Donaldson will be master of ceremonies. Dr. Ben Carson, a renowned pediatric neurosurgeon, will be keynote speaker. For more information or to …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The winners of the 26th annual Champions of Courage essay contest included three Baltimore County students.
Two local students came up big in a long-running essay contest coordinated by two local television affiliates. Loch Raven High School senior Erin Nolder took first place in the 26th annual Champions of Courage essay contest while Loch Raven Technical Academy 6th-grader Sol'jah Evans-Boum took third place, according to a news release from Baltimore County Public Schools. The essay contest, which is coordinated by Baltimore FOX affilate WBFF and CW affiliate WNUV, celebrates Black History Month. About 3,500 students from 83 schools entered the contest with essays about their personal heroes to describe how their heroes reflect the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Nolder, who earned a $250 personal award and $600 for her school, wrote…
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The Raiders beat Lansdowne and will head to the regional volleyball finals at home Friday against Carver.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Loch Raven High Schools' marching band will participate in Baltimore County's annual showcase Sunday at Stevenson University.
Marching bands from around the county will perform at Baltimore County Public Schools’ 24th Annual Marching Band Showcase Saturday in Owings Mills. Loch Raven's marching bands will be joined by bands from Dulaney, New Town, Franklin, Milford Mill, Patapsco, Perry Hall, Sparrows Point, Towson and Woodlawn high schools Sunday at Stevenson University’s Mustang Stadium in Owings Mills. Each band will perform individually, and then join in a mass band performance at the end. The event also features performances by Stevenson University’s Mustang Marching Band and Morgan State University’s Magnificent Marching Machine. BCPS-TV producer Todd Porter will serve as guest emcee. Baltimore County Public Schools’ 24th Annual Marching Band Showcase is at…
Monday, July 30, 2012
Steve Waithe, a Loch Raven high school graduate and Parkville resident, recently represented Trinidad and Tobago (his parents native country) in triple jump competitions in Spain and El Salvador.