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Jamela Vidal, Doubletruck Editor

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Pikesville High School has experienced many changes throughout the years and still continues to evolve, inside and out. The new building has adopted brand new facilities for each department of learning, full of redesigned classrooms and high tech equipment for the use of the entire panther community. Students come and go, but so do the teachers that have guided the students for a significant amount of time here at Pikesville. In the past year, Pikesville had to say goodbye to a number of its teaching staff as they went off to spread their guidance to other educational communities.

For three years, walking through the halls, some students may recall seeing an average height man with short, white hair, occasionally wearing a bright, colorful Hawaiian T-shirt, with a witty personality. This man was also the English department chair in the previous year, girls’ soccer coach, head of the Pipeline news team, as well as last year’s junior class representative. This Hawaiian shirt wearing individual was our very own Mr. Heinlein, who transferred to Patapsco High School. Mr. Heinlein continues to lead the way in the English department as a ninth grade English teacher and continues his interest in journalism by heading the Patapsco News Network. He is also broadening his horizons by learning broadcasting. Mr. Heinlein sends his regards to the students here at Pikesville, with a special shout out to his Pipeline crew: “I am well. I miss Pipeline terribly. I miss the group and the actual panning and laying out the paper. Most of all, I miss all of the kids.”

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There was another teacher here at Pikesville who taught for four years and was known for his hip math puns and smooth calculus lines. He also introduced us to one of the best Calculus films of all time, Stand and Deliver. If that was not enough information, one may recall his signature catchphrase after displaying his execution of mathematical problems, “BOOM.” This was Mr. Halagarda, the previous math department chairmen, AP Calculus AB, and SAT Prep Math teacher. Now he continues his roles as chairmen at Hereford High School. He also continues to use his, “smooth Calc lines and puns up in ‘the zone’ as they refer to it up here,” he says.

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Many teachers come and go from Pikesville High, leaving a lasting imprint on their students. Mr. Halagarda and Mr. Heinlein are not the only teachers that left and made an impact here at Pikesville. These two represent only a fraction of many teachers that left the Pikesville family, such as Ms. Speer, who was the Athletic director and Physical Education teacher, and is extending her teaching of Physical Education to Pikesville Middle School, Ms. Curry, who was also a Physical Education and Weight training teacher, and is teaching Physical Education at Owings Mills High School, and Senora Stenger, the old Spanish 2 and 3 teacher, who now teaches Spanish at Sparrows Point High School, and more. All of these teachers had an effect on us educationally, and maybe even personally. Try reaching out to them once and a while and see how they are doing because no matter what, they will always be a part of the Pikesville family

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