Mace’s Lane faces ‘Choking Challenge’

CAMBRIDGE — Two students were arrested last week at Mace’s Lane Middle School after choking other students unconscious. In what has become known at the “Choking Challenge,” a student comes up behind another, and places a forearm across that student’s throat. The incidents on April 29 occurred at a time when Dorchester County’s public schools […]

MLMS student is selected as a student ambassador

BALTIMORE — Rip Cornish, an 8th grader at Mace’s Lane Middle School, was chosen by the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education (MBRT) to represent his district of Dorchester County in the nonprofit organization’s new Student Ambassador Program. The Cambridge resident is one of several students selected who demonstrates a desire to improve his school and […]

Officials discuss safer schools

CAMBRIDGE — Public school officials, law enforcement officers and consultants held a panel discussion March 25, part of a project to create a comprehensive security plan. Mace’s Lane Middle School administrators and Central Office personnel are in talks with representatives from the Kenjya-Trusant Group, LLC (KTG), which is devising the plan they hope will be […]

Dorchester Vikings Youth’s first local meet

Submitted to the Dorchester Banner/Nicole Coleman Members of the Dorchester Vikings Youth Track Team gathered for a photo after their exhibition at the Cambridge Classic Invitational Track and Field Meet on Friday. The team is the first middle school-aged track and field squad in the county.

CAMBRIDGE — The next generation of track and field athletes got their baptism of fire Friday, when the Dorchester Vikings Youth Track Team’s athletes participated in the Cambridge Classic Invitational. The meet is hosted annually by C-SD’s team as a fundraiser, and this year attracted 13 other high school teams from around the state. And […]

Mace’s Lane examines safety plan

Brandon Potter

CAMBRIDGE — Administrators at Mace’ Lane Middle School are working with security consultants to develop effective programs addressing the threat of school violence. Community forums are planned for March, at which citizens will have a chance to learn more. Incidents around the nation of attacks on – and sometimes by – students have prompted the […]

Christmas parade draws crowds to Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE – “A Merry Christmas to you all!” the child on a float shouted to the crowd. That pretty much sums it up – joy and energy were in plentiful supply Saturday evening, at the Cambridge-Dorchester Christmas Parade. But this one marked a special anniversary for the event. “That’s right, folks – it’s that time […]

BREAKING NEWS: Bomb threat evacuates Mace’s Lane – All safe

CAMBRIDGE – The children knew it wasn’t a drill when they got outside. Administrators at Mace’s Lane Middle School had received a tip around noon Thursday from a member of the public that “someone had posted on Facebook that there was a bomb,” Acting Director of Student Services Dr. James Bell said. He was speaking […]

Air Force drummer visits Mace’s Lane

CAMBRIDGE – Professional drummer and guest artist Gabriel Staznik visited Mace’s Lane Middle School on June 7 to offer a drum masterclass to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade band students. Technical Sergeant Staznik is a member of the U.S. Air Force rock band Max Impact as well as a drummer for legendary performer Chubby Checker. […]

TV star Miles Brown promotes new group

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan Mace’s Lane Middle School students, teachers and staff joined Cambridge Police Department officers to welcome television personality Miles Brown, at center. The young actor was in town on Friday to mark the beginning of the city’s Police Athletic League.

CAMBRIDGE – A PAL can do a kid a lot of good. In this case, that’s the Police Athletic League, which marked its start on Friday at Mace’s Lane Middle School with a visit from television actor Miles Brown. Miles, who is 13 and in eighth grade, came from his home in California to promote […]