Coevorden is a city and municipality in the province of Drenthe, Netherlands. During the 1998 municipal reorganisation in the province, Coevorden merged with Dalen, Sleen and Zweeloo, retaining its name. In August 2017, it had a population of 35,267; the name Coevorden means "cow crossing", similar to Bosporus or Oxford. Coevorden received city rights in 1408, it is the oldest city in the province of Drenthe. The city was captured from the Spanish in 1592 by a Dutch and English force under the command of Maurice, Prince of Orange; the following year it was besieged by a Spanish force but the city held out until its relief in May 1594. Coevorden was reconstructed in the early seventeenth century to an ideal city design, similar to Palmanova; the streets were laid out in a radial pattern within polygonal fortifications and extensive outer earthworks. The city of Coevorden may have indirectly given its name to the city of Vancouver, named after the 18th-century British explorer George Vancouver; the explorer's ancestors may have come to England "from Coevorden".
There is a family of nobility with the surname van Coeverden, sometimes spelled with a K. Coervorden is located at 52°40′N 6°45′E in the south of the province of Drenthe in the east of the Netherlands; the population centres in the municipality are: Coevorden is twinned with: There are two railway station in the municipality: Coevorden railway station Dalen railway station Joannes Benedictus van Heutsz a Dutch military officer and governor general of the Dutch East Indies in 1904 Albert Bouwers a Dutch optical engineer, worked with X-Rays Relus ter Beek a Dutch politician Tim de Zeeuw a Dutch astronomer specializing in the galaxies Thijs Berman a former journalist, a Dutch politician and a Member of the European Parliament Herman von Hebel was a Registrar of the International Criminal Court Maxim Februari a Dutch writer and columnist Joël Voordewind a Dutch politician Don Pepijn Schipper stage name Don Diablo is a Dutch DJ, record producer and songwriter of electronic dance music Mark-Jan Fledderus a Dutch retired footballer with 321 caps George Vancouver - Surname Origins Fantasy Gardens, a replica of Coevorden Castle donated to Richmond, British Columbia for the Expo 86 Official website
Folketing elections were held in Denmark on 23 March 1943 alongside Landsting elections, except in the Faroe Islands where they were held on 3 May. They were the first elections during the German occupation, although many people feared how the Germans might react to the election, the event took place peacefully; the voter turnout was at 89.5%, the highest of any Danish parliamentary election, became a demonstration against the occupation. The Social Democratic Party remained the largest with 66 of the 149 seats. After the elections, leading German newspapers expressed disappointment and indignation with the lack of political evolution among the Danish voters; the Communist Party of Denmark had been banned since 1941 and could not participate in these elections. 95 % of the vote went to traditional democratic parties. In the years since, there has been some debate about whether this can be seen as democratic support for the government's "cooperation" policy with the German occupation authorities.
Some have argued that the result showed a broad unity of opinion in the population and among politicians in support of the cooperative line taken by the government. Bertel Haarder, citing Knud Kristensen, has argued that the vote was sold as one of solidarity with the Danish constitution, a rejection of totalitarian elements in society, cannot therefore be seen as an explicit endorsement by the population of the government's line
Ravenscroft School is a coed independent school located in Raleigh, North Carolina, enrolling students from pre-school through grade 12. Founded in 1862, the school has three divisions: Lower School, Middle School, Upper School. Ravenscroft is named for John Stark Ravenscroft, the first Episcopal bishop of North Carolina and first rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Raleigh, North Carolina; the idea of a parish school for Christ Episcopal Church was born when Josiah Ogden Watson bequeathed $5,000 to the church to employ a teacher for a new parish school in 1852. His silent bequest became known in 1862, the church began the process of opening a new school – Ravenscroft School. Founded in 1862, Ravenscroft continued under the auspices of Christ Episcopal Church until 1966 when it became non-sectarian. Housed in locations such as Raleigh's Christ Church, St. Saviour's Chapel and on Tucker Street, Ravenscroft moved to its current location in 1969 with plans to expand to include a high school. At the same time, in 1969, Ravenscroft graduated the last 8th grade class from the Tucker Street.
In 1971, the dedication of the Middle School and Upper School took place and, in 1973, Ravenscroft School graduated its first class of seniors. There are three school divisions, each with their own facilities on campus: Lower School - Pre-K through 5th grade, enrolls 400 students Middle School – 6th through 8th grade, enrolls 315 students Upper School - 9th through 12th grade, enrolls 450 students Ravenscroft is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and School and the Southern Association of Independent Schools. Ravenscroft was named a Blue Ribbon School by the U. S. Department of Education in 2003. Ravenscroft is a member of the National and North Carolina Association of Independent Schools, Joint Research Project Organization, as well as a number of other professional organizations. Ravenscroft is an independent, co-educational college preparatory day school enrolling 1,207 students, pre-Kindergarten through grade 12; the Lower School enrolls 444 students. Ravenscroft is a non-profit organization composed of three educational divisions and many departments that are led and administered by the Head of School, Doreen C. Kelly.
Assistant Head of School for Academics – Colleen Ramsden Assistant Head of School for Student Affairs – Susan Perry Assistant Head of School for Institutional Advancement – Phil Higginson Chief Financial Officer – Leonard Johnson Chief Information Officer – Jason Ramsden Director of Fine Arts – David McChesney Director of Athletics – Ned GonetThe three educational divisions are each led by individual directors: Head of Lower School – Nicole Girvan Head of Middle School – Denise Colpitts Interim Head of Upper School – Aaron Sundstrom Ravenscroft employs over 240 faculty and staff. More than half of the faculty hold advanced degrees; each school division has its own guidance counselor. A full-time nurse is available on campus during school hours in the medical office, a building that contains treatment and patient rooms; as of 2018-19 school year: Pre-Kindergarten: $10,810 Pre-Kindergarten Plus: $11,870. 100 percent of Ravenscroft graduates pursue their education beyond the secondary level. In 2011, 237 students wrote 485 AP exams with 91 percent of the scores being better.
Ravenscroft offers 24 AP classes in its curriculum. The Class of 2011 with 102 students achieved an SAT average of 1277 or 1924. STEM+ offerings including technology, engineering, sciences as well as choices in fine arts for students of all ages, starting in prekindergarten. Elementary School / Lower School The elementary school has 400 students ranging in grades from prekindergarten to 5th grade. Middle School The Middle School at Ravenscroft serves 300 students in grades 6th through 8th; the Middle School operates on an 8 day cycle, during which each course meets 6 times with a long session. The 8th grade includes a capstone experience, Ravens in Action, a culminating event focused on student service. High School / Upper School The high school has over 450 students and offers an extensive range of required and elective courses; the offerings include 33 Honors courses, 24 AP courses for which college credit may be earned. In 2015, 227 students took 490 AP exams. 72% of the exams scored a 4 or a 5 and 89% earned a 3, 4 or 5.
The Upper School operates on an 8 day cycle. Each student has a study hall built into their schedule. Arts education includes Band, Drama, Visual Arts, Lower School Ensembles and Group Violin, as well as private lessons made available to students of all ages. Facilities include the 454-seat theatre and a 180-seat "black-box" young people's theatre, as well as numerous studios and practice rooms. Ravenscroft's Athletic department offers 25 sports, fields 53 teams in those sports at the Middle School, junior varsity and varsity levels. More than 80 percent of Ravenscroft students in grades 7-12 participate in school-sponsored athletics; the school mascot is a Raven named Edgar. Facilities include: Aquatic Center with 6 lanes a