Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The celebration was held at Waverly Elementary in school in the shadow of the new school being built.
Elected officials, educators and advocates gathered at Waverly Elementary School Monday to celebrate the General Assembly passing the Baltimore City Public Schools Construction and Revitalization Act of 2013. The celebration was held next door to a new elementary and middle school that has been under construction since last summer. The bill will allow for $1.1 billion through bonds issued via the Maryland Stadium Authority to build 15 new schools and renovate 30 buildings in Baltimore. "This is a historic time in Baltimore and we all have a lot to be proud of and a whole lot to look forward to," Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said. Rawlings-Blake called the legislation the most significant legislative achievement by the city in recent …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Students, officials and residents held a ceremonial groundbreaking at the site of the new Waverly Elementary/Middle School.
On a day about the future of Waverly Elementary/Middle School, a former principal recalled the past.
During a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Waverly Elementary/Middle School, former principal Lou Franz’s tenure was remembered for his dedication and ingenious fundraising. Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke joked about how Franz turned Waverly Elementary School’s parent-teacher’s organization into one of the wealthiest in the city by charging people to park at the school before games at the old Memorial Stadium. "I used to see him every Orioles game, every Colts game waving the cars in to park," Clarke said. Franz, 86, attended the groundbreaking on Tuesday, and recalled how his fundraising technique even raised the ire of legendary former Mayor William Donald Schaefer. "How do you make money other than what I give you?" Franz said …
Monday, June 4, 2012
The ceremonial ground breaking of the new Waverly Elementary/ Middle School is scheduled for Tuesday.
After years of fighting to build a new Waverly Elementary/ Middle School, the process of erecting a $22 million facility is set to begin. At 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday at 3400 Ellerslie Ave., city officials, parents, students and advocates will gather for the ceremonial ground breaking at the site of the new school. "It took more than a village, it took a city of people to get this to happen," Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke said. The school will serve the Waverly, Oakenshawe and Ednor Gardens-Lakeside neighborhoods. The neighborhoods were promised funding from the state as far back as the late 1990s to build the school. But residents and advocates continually had to lobby the Baltimore Public School System and the state to follow through on …