NB Mock Crash TODAY (5/2)

Be aware for emergency response to NB High School – Middle School!

North Baltimore Fire, Police and EMS will be “responding” to NB HS-MS for the Biannual Mock Crash, at 12:30 pm today, May 2, 2019.

The Mock Crash is held every two years during Prom season. The event is usually at NB’s Memorial Football Field on South Tarr Street, however, due to the ridiculously wet and rainy Spring that we have had, the crash scene be played out at the high school.

Photos from the 2015 Mock Crash

Pushing for a Strong Start for Babies

Science shows that human brains grow faster between the ages of 0-3 than at any later point in people’s lives……

(Family Features) More than 10,000 babies are born each day in the United States. Where they are born and where they live during the first years of their lives can make a difference in their chances for strong starts.

Science shows that human brains grow faster between the ages of 0-3 than at any later point in people’s lives, forming more than one million neural connections every second. Nurturing relationships, early learning experiences and good health and nutrition influence all areas of a child’s development, setting a strong foundation for the rest of his or her life.

According to the “State of Babies Yearbook: 2019,” published by Zero To Three, an early childhood development nonprofit organization, babies in many states face persistent hardships that undermine their ability to grow and thrive, such as staggering child care costs and lack of comprehensive paid family and medical leave.

“Families are struggling every day, in every state, and we are urging our leaders to act,” said Myra Jones-Taylor, chief policy officer of Zero To Three. “Most of our investments in early childhood start too late, at age 4 or older. By that time, some of the most important years of brain development have passed. Today’s babies become tomorrow’s workers, parents and leaders. Now is the time for policymakers on both sides of the aisle to make every baby a priority through policies built on the science of brain development and budgets that put babies and families first.”

To help ensure a brighter future for all babies, the organization is working with Congress through events like “Strolling Thunder” to help drive support for policies and programs that prioritize the needs of babies, toddlers and their families. Its policy agenda includes establishing a comprehensive national paid leave program that provides adequate time off to care for newborns or newly adopted children, and allows families to take leave if their child or another family member is experiencing a serious illness; expanding access to quality, affordable child care by increasing investments in the child care system while also working toward a comprehensive, long-term solution for working families; and increasing investments in programs that support babies’ healthy development, such as Early Head Start, and infant and early childhood mental health.

“As a director of an early childhood education program, I can speak firsthand to the struggle associated with providing high-quality care and education programs for young children while balancing that against what parents can reasonably afford to pay for child care,” said Jessica Carter, a “Strolling Thunder” parent from North Carolina. “As a mother of two, I can also speak firsthand to the fact that if I did not receive discounted tuition at my center, I would not be able to afford child care costs and would be forced to stay at home with my children. As a result, our family would not have affordable access to health care. Further, our children would not benefit from the social and educational benefits they receive in a group care setting.”

In order to help make babies a national priority, consider letting your policymakers know you care about the policies and programs babies need for strong starts to their lives, and join the team that’s fighting for their futures at thinkbabies.org/strollingthunder.

Zero To Three

HS Track and Field Results

Hopewell-Loudon Quad – 4/23/2019

by Suzanne Bucher

Girls Top 5

Discus – 1st K Brooker, 2nd L McCartney

Shot – 1st K Brooker, 4th G Stanfield, 5th L Trout

PV – 2nd J Bucher

LJ – 2nd M McCartney, 3rd K Mason

4×800 – 3rd NB

100 – 4th M Stewart

1600 – 3rd L Hartman, 4th C Schwartz

4×200 – 3rd NB

4×100 – 2nd NB

800 – 3rd S Smith, 4th L Hartman

3200 – 1st C Schwartz, 3rd R Crouse, 5th K Dewulf

4×400 – 3rd NB

Girls - Team Rankings
1.     Hopewell-Loudon – 104
2.     N  Baltimore – 61.5
3.     Old Fort – 59.5
4.     New Riegel – 31
Boys Top 5

HJ – 3rd J Kimmel, 4th N Morales

LJ – 5th H Vogelsong

Discus – 5th L Gunter

4×200 – 2nd NB

800 – 1st L Trout

4×100 – 3rd NB

1600 – 2nd L Trout

4×400 – 3rd NB

Boys - Team Rankings
1.     Hopewell-Loudon – 119.5
2.     Old Fort – 80
3.     New Riegel – 31
4.     N Baltimore – 23
Upcoming NBHS Track Schedule
Tue April 30th Home vs McComb & Arlington, 4:30
Fri May 3rd @ Ottawa Hills Relays, 4:00

Junior High Track Results

NB vs McComb – 4/24/2019

by Suzanne Bucher


Shot – 2nd Ducat 27’2”

Discus – 4th Ducat 57’2.5”

LJ – 1st Lorea 13’1.75”

PV – 1st Lorea 6’6”, 2nd Carico 5’6”

100 – 1st Carico 17.9

1600 – 1st Delancy 6:55

Girls - Team Rankings
1.     McComb
2.     N  Baltimore

LJ – 1st DeWitt 17’1”, 4th Baca-Beichner 11’1.75”

PV – 1st Johnson 8’0”

100 – 1st DeWitt 12.8, 2nd Baca-Beichner 15.2, 3rd Green 15.3, 5th Livingston 16.9

1600 – 2nd Coup 7:19

400 – 1st DeWitt 1:01, 2nd Johnson 1:11, 6th Livingston 1:35

Boys - Team Rankings
1.     McComb – 69
2.     N Baltimore – 45
Upcoming NB Jr High Track Schedule
Fri May 3rd @ Hardin Northern Invite, 4:30
Sat May 4th @ Arcadia Invite, 9:00

A Fast, Family-Friendly Dinner

Use on-hand ingredients for a quick-fix meal..

(Family Features) Between juggling the ever-shifting to-do list and busy weeknights, there’s not always time left in the day to comb through cookbooks to find the perfect recipe. Even with a potential meal plan in mind, life can get in the way, and running to the grocery store might not be a top priority.

For a quick meal without a lot of hassle, an option such as Eckrich Smoked Sausage can be paired with whatever you have in the refrigerator or pantry for a fast, foolproof meal the whole family can enjoy. Since it is pre-cooked, all you have to do is heat and eat, taking the guesswork out of cook time while offering a rich and savory protein option for a balanced and delicious meal.

With flavors and forms ranging from the Original Skinless Smoked Sausage Rope to spicy Jalapeno & Cheddar Smoked Sausage Links, a home-cooked breakfast, lunch or dinner is just moments away – no instructions or plans needed. You can be a rebel without a cookbook and deliver diverse and delightful meals for your loved ones, such as this Veggie Smoked Sausage Stir-Fry.

For more mealtime inspiration, visit Eckrich.com.

Veggie Smoked Sausage Stir-Fry

Cook time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

  • 1          package Eckrich smoked sausage, sliced into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 4          servings premade white or brown rice
  • 1          tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1          bag (16 ounces) frozen stir-fry vegetable mix
  • 1          package stir-fry dry seasoning mix
  • 2          tablespoons honey
  • 1          teaspoon vinegar
  • 2          tablespoons sesame oil
  • toasted sesame seeds (optional)
  • sliced green onions (optional)
  1. In pan over medium-high heat, brown sausage; set aside.
  2. Heat white or brown rice according to package instructions.
  3. In same pan over medium-high heat, heat peanut oil and stir-fry vegetable mix. Add stir-fry dry seasoning mix, honey, vinegar and sesame oil.
  4. Divide rice, sausage and stir-fry mixture among four bowls.
  5. Sprinkle each with toasted sesame seeds and sliced green onions, if desired.