Baycliff is a seaside village in the South Lakeland District of Cumbria in England. In Lancashire, it lies 3 miles south of Ulverston, in the civil parish of Aldingham. At the centre is a village green, many of its buildings date from the 17th and 18th centuries; the two public houses, the Farmer's Arms and the Fisherman's Arms, are situated close to the green. In the past Baycliff, earlier spelt Baycliffe, was a fishing and farming community; the industries of iron mining and local white stone quarrying provided employment for the men of the village. The iron was shipped to Backbarrow; the village was the birthplace in about 1619 of the prominent Quaker preachers Alice Curwen and her husband Thomas Curwen. Baycliff limestone is still produced. Lord is oatmeal coloured with dark cream markings. Both are versatile materials, used to create distinctive, durable floors and paving schemes, in landscaping designs. Listed buildings in Aldingham Media related to Baycliff at Wikimedia Commons
Judy Kay "Juice" Newton is an American pop and country singer and musician. To date, Newton has received five Grammy Award nominations in the Pop and Country Best Female Vocalist categories - winning once in 1983 - as well as an ACM Award for Top New Female Artist and two Billboard Female Album Artist of the Year awards. Newton's other awards include a People's Choice Award for "Best Female Vocalist" and the Australian Music Media's "Number One International Country Artist." Newton has several Gold and Platinum records to her credit, including Juice, Quiet Lies and her first Greatest Hits album. During the 1980s, she charted 14 Top-10 hits across the Billboard Country, AC, Billboard Hot 100 charts, with many of the recordings achieving crossover success and six of the songs hitting the No. 1 position. Newton was born on February 18, 1952, in Lakehurst, New Jersey, graduated from First Colonial High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia, her mother encouraged her interest in music. After graduating from high school, Newton attended Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, where she played folk music in local coffeehouses.
She formed a folk-rock band with guitarist and songwriter Otha Young, played bars around northern California. In the early 1970s, Otha Young and Tom Kealey formed a band that would be called Juice Newton & Silver Spur, signed to RCA Records; the group released two albums for RCA in 1975 and 1976, scored only one charting country single with "Love Is a Word." The band was dropped by RCA joined Capitol Records in 1977, but disbanded shortly after releasing just one more album. In late 1977, Newton went solo and continued to record for Capitol, although Silver Spur would remain the name of her backup band until 1982; that year, Newton provided backing vocals for Bob Welch's platinum solo debut album on three tracks, including his hit "Ebony Eyes". In 1977, "It's a Heartache" became Newton's first solo record and a major hit in Mexico, where it was certified Gold. In 1978, Newton released the song in the United States, it became the first of her 11 "Hot 100" pop hits. In 1978, The Carpenters' version of the Newton/Young-penned song "Sweet, Sweet Smile" reached the Top 10 on both the Country and Adult Contemporary charts, #44 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Newton's solo debut album, Well Kept Secret, was released in 1978 and stands as Newton's most rock-oriented record, to date. Neither the record nor its sole single "Hey Baby" charted, though Capitol Records proceeded to renew Newton's contract. Capitol's investment in Newton began to pay off in 1979, when Newton had her first Top-40 Country hit with "Let's Keep It That Way"; that year, the album Take Heart featured five modestly charting singles: "Until Tonight". The last became Newton's second top-40 single on the country charts in 1980, with "You Fill My Life" reaching No. 41 and "Until Tonight" reaching No. 42. Both of Newton's initial solo efforts performed with modest success but failed to have lasting impacts on the album charts. In 1981, Newton's third solo album titled Juice, was released, it spawned three consecutive Top-10 pop hits: "Angel of the Morning". A fourth single, "Ride'Em Cowboy," was lifted from Juice in 1984 to support Newton's first Greatest Hits album and reached the Top 40 of the Billboard Country chart.
Newton's video for "Angel of the Morning" was the first country-music video to air on MTV and the 40th video to air on the channel overall. Newton was the third female solo artist to be featured on MTV its first air date, after videos by Pat Benatar and Carly Simon. Juice went Triple-Platinum in Canada. "Angel of the Morning" and "The Sweetest Thing" each reached #1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, where Newton would chart for the next several years. In 1982, Newton received two Grammy nominations for Best Female Vocalist: one for "Angel of the Morning" in the Pop category, another for "Queen of Hearts" in Country; these two singles became her biggest sellers in the United States, each earning an RIAA Gold certification. The songs were sizable hits in Australia, the Netherlands and other countries. For example, "Angel of the Morning" peaked at No. 43 in the UK Singles Chart in May 1981. While "The Sweetest Thing" failed to receive a U. S. certification, the song's popularity propelled album sales from Gold to Platinum, the recording remained in the Top 40 for 18 weeksIn the spring of 1982 Newton released her fourth solo album, Quiet Lies, which sold 900,000 copies in the United States.
The album went platinum in Canada. From Quiet Lies came the Top 10 Pop and Adult Contemporary hit "Love's Been a Little Bit Hard on Me". "Break It to Me Gently" was the second single and hit #1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, #2 on the Billboard Country chart, as well as #9 in Cash Box and #11 on the Billboard Hot 100. The recording, a contemporary remake of a Brenda L
Frank W. Cox High School
Frank W. Cox High School is a secondary school located in the Great Neck subdivision of Virginia Beach, Virginia, it was founded in 1961 as the Northeast Junior High School, but upon opening, it was named after a former superintendent of Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Frank Woodard Cox, who led the school division from 1933 to 1968. A replacement building designated as a primary hurricane shelter, was built nearby, at 2425 Shorehaven Drive; the high school was moved into the new building in the fall of 1983. The original building at 1848 N. Great Neck Road became Great Neck Junior High and Great Neck Middle School; the original building was demolished in 2012. Frank W. Cox has an academically advanced student body with an 80% annual passing rate on Advanced Placement Tests, with two out of three graduating students passing with an advanced diploma; the school has been recognized by major organizations such as Newsweek, which named the high school as a "top" public high school. As far as extracurricular activities go, Cox has an excellent array of sports teams to choose from.
Its music program, student newspaper, student yearbook all won Blue ribbon awards in 2018. The high school, which has won 50 state athletic titles. Which 49 out of the 50 have been awarded in the athelic fields. Cox has been awarded the Virginia High School League Wachovia Cup for outstanding academic and athletic achievement eight out of 17 times, more than any other school. Cox High School is known for its ModelUN and World Affairs Clubs, their WorldQuest team has won the regional WorldQuest competition more than any other school in Hampton Roads, most the 2011 WorldQuest competition hosted by the World Affairs Council of Greater Hampton Roads. The school no longer hosts WorldQuest, however. Cox is one of five Virginia Beach high schools ranked in the top 2600 in Newsweek's 2006 ranking of American high schools; the school's marching band competed in the 2011 USSBA Group II open national championships, placed 1st overall with a score of 95.738, with captions in visual performance, overall effect, colorguard.
The band is a current three-time state championship program, winning the 2010 USSBA group I open Virginia state championships, as well as the 2011 USSBA group II open Virginia state championships,and the 2012 USBANDS group III open Virginia state championships, the 2015 USBANDS Group 3 State Championships. In addition, they received 7th place at nationals with their show entitled "The Mission". Felicia Barton - American Idol finalist Jason Dubois - baseball player Chandler Fenner Super Bowl Champion, played football in the NFL, CFL, the College of the Holy Cross Genesis the Greykid aka Russ - poet, creative Bubba Jenkins - NCAA Champion wrestler.
Wake County Public School System
The Wake County Public School System is a public school district located in Wake County, North Carolina. With 159,549 students enrolled in 187 schools as of the 2018-19 School year with seven new ones being built, it is the largest public school district in North Carolina and the 15th largest district in the United States; the current school system is the result of a 1976 merger between the previous Wake County school system and the former Raleigh City schools. The merger was proposed by business leaders in the early 1970s out of concerns that continued "white flight" from Raleigh's inner-city schools would negatively impact the county's overall economy. Political and educational leaders hoped that merging the two systems would ease court-mandated desegregation; the proposal proved unpopular with residents, who rejected it by a 3-1 margin in a non-binding referendum in 1973. School and business leaders instead convinced the North Carolina General Assembly to force the merger; the district since has become notable for its integration efforts.
Schools in the system are integrated based on the income levels reported by families on applications for federally subsidized school lunches, with the goal of having a maximum ratio of 40% low-income students at any one school. Thousands of suburban students are bused to magnet schools in poorer areas—and low-income students to suburban schools—to help maintain this income balance. Magnet schools are characterized as being public schools that specialize in a particular area, such as science or the arts, to encourage desegregation by drawing students from multiple neighbourhood and districts to the same school. Professor Gerald Grant of Syracuse University used Wake County as a metaphor of hope in his 2009 book Hope and Despair in the American City: Why There Are No Bad Schools in Raleigh. Grant says, "The research is clear that having the right mix of kids socioeconomically, as Wake County does, has enormous benefits for poor kids without hurting rich kids." According to U. S. News and World Report, in 2005, 63.8% of low-income students in Wake County passed the state's end of high school exams, higher than surrounding counties that do not have similar integration policies.
The county's residents are divided in their support for the system's integration program due to some of the means of achieving that integration, such as long bus rides for many students and a lack of neighbourhood schools. Despite improved integration, test results among poorer students continue to lag: for the 2007-2008 school year, only 18% of the district's schools met the adequate yearly progress goals of the No Child Left Behind Act, with only 71 percent passing state standardised tests. Due to the recent U. S. Supreme Court ruling restricting the use of race in assigning students, Wake has been cited as a model for how other school systems can still maintain diversity in enrollment. In the effort to maintain economic diversity and keep up with rapid growth in its student population, Wake reassigns thousands of students each year to different schools. Many parents object to this annual shuffle. For the 2008-09 school year, for example, the school district has stated that it will reassign some 6,464 students in order to affect a new system-wide policy designed to help schools in the same geographic area achieve similar economic demographics.
This wave of changes will require the reassignment of many low-income students to schools that have greater proportion of higher-income students. In February 2009, the school board approved a plan that would move 24,654 students to different schools over the next three years); the newly elected board gained a 5:4 Republican majority and was successful in overturning the integration policy, operating in Wake County for years. There are 171 public schools in the system, consisting of 104 elementary, 33 Middle, 26 High, 4 special/optional schools. With numerous new schools opening each year, the school board names new schools for a geographic feature or for road where they are located or for the geographic area they serve; the board, has tried to avoid naming schools after nearby subdivisions because such names may lead some residents to believe that the school is the "neighbourhood school." Unlike earlier times, schools are no longer named after people, which has proven to be controversial in the past.
Schools named prior to the current naming policy, retain their existing non-geographic names. The Wake County Public School System made headlines in 2006 and 2007 for converting 19 elementary schools and three middle schools to a mandatory year-round calendar, it put more than a third of the elementary schools on the year-round calendar starting in July 2007. The decision was unpopular with some families who argued that the calendar switch should've been voluntary; the switch to a year-round calendar in many schools has led to some unanticipated needs. For example, PTA chapters at some of the affected schools have considered the purchase of sun shades for playgrounds to provide shelter for students during North Carolina's hot and humid summer months. A group of parents sued to block the school system from converting the schools. In May 2007, Judge Howard Manning ruled that the school system may offer a year-round calendar, but that it must obtain informed consent from a student's parents before assigning the students to a year-round school.
9% of the affected students did not consent and were assigned to a traditional calendar school. As a result, many year-round
Mark Alan Ruffalo is an American actor and political activist who made his screen debut in an episode of CBS Summer Playhouse, followed by minor film roles. He was part of the original cast of This Is Our Youth. Following were his roles in 13 Going on 30, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and What Doesn't Kill You. In 2010, he starred in the psychological thriller Shutter Island and the comedy-drama The Kids Are All Right. For the latter, he received nominations for the SAG Award, BAFTA Award, the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, he co-starred in the mystery films Now You See Me and Now You See Me 2 as FBI Special Agent Dylan Rhodes. Ruffalo gained international prominence by portraying the Marvel Comics character Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe beginning with The Avengers, appearing in the mid-credits scene in Iron Man 3, further reprising the role in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War, the mid-credits scene in Captain Marvel, he will reprise his role in Avengers: Endgame.
He starred in and was the co-executive producer of the 2014 television dramafilm The Normal Heart, for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie and he won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor in a TV Movie. The same year, he portrayed Dave Schultz in Foxcatcher, for which he was nominated for awards, including a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 2015, he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Infinitely Polar Bear and received BAFTA and Academy Award nominations for his role in the drama Spotlight. Ruffalo was born in Wisconsin, his mother, Marie Rose, is a hairdresser and stylist and his father, Frank Lawrence Ruffalo, Jr. worked as a construction painter. He has two sisters and Nicole, a brother, Scott, his father is of Italian descent, from Girifalco and his mother is of half French Canadian and half Italian ancestry. Ruffalo attended both progressive schools throughout his education.
Ruffalo has described himself as having been a "happy kid", although he struggled with undiagnosed dyslexia and ADD as a child and a young adult. Ruffalo spent his teen years in Virginia Beach, where his father worked, he competed in wrestling in junior high school in Wisconsin and Virginia. At school, he sometimes went by the moniker Gavin Gruffallo. Ruffalo graduated from First Colonial High School in Virginia Beach, where he acted for the Patriot Playhouse taught by Nancy P. Curtis, he moved with his family to San Diego, California and to Los Angeles, where he took classes at the Stella Adler Conservatory and co-founded the Orpheus Theatre Company. With the theatre company, he wrote and starred in a number of plays and spent close to a decade working as a bartender. Ruffalo had minor roles in films like The Dentist, the low-key crime comedy Safe Men and Ang Lee's Civil War Western Ride with the Devil. Through a chance meeting with writer Kenneth Lonergan, he began collaborating with Lonergan and appeared in several of his plays, including the original cast of This is Our Youth, which led to Ruffalo's role as Laura Linney's character's brother in Lonergan's Academy Award-nominated 2000 film You Can Count On Me.
He received favorable reviews for his performance in this film earning comparisons to the young Marlon Brando, won awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and Montreal World Film Festival. This led to other significant roles, including the films XX/XY, Isabel Coixet's My Life Without Me, Jane Campion's In the Cut, Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, We Don't Live Here Anymore, based on two short stories written by Andre Dubus, he appeared opposite Tom Cruise as a narcotics detective in Michael Mann's crime thriller Collateral. In the mid-2000s, Ruffalo appeared as a romantic lead in View From the Top, 13 Going on 30, Just Like Heaven and Rumor Has It. In 2006, Ruffalo starred in Clifford Odets' Awake and Sing! at the Belasco Theatre in New York, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play. In March 2007, he appeared in Zodiac as SFPD homicide inspector Dave Toschi, who ran the investigation to find and apprehend the Zodiac killer from 1969 through most of the 1970s.
In 2007, Ruffalo played divorced lawyer Dwight Arno, who accidentally kills a child and speeds away, in Terry George's film Reservation Road, based on the novel by John Burnham Schwartz. In 2008, Ruffalo starred as a con man in The Brothers Bloom with Adrien Brody and Rachel Weisz and co-starred with Julianne Moore in Blindness. 2008 saw Ruffalo in Brian Goodman's What Doesn't Kill You with Ethan Hawke and Amanda Peet, shown at the Toronto International Film Festival. In 2009, he played a brief role in the film. In 2010, he co-starred in the Martin Scorsese thriller Shutter Island as U. S. Marshal Chuck Aule, the partner of Leonardo DiCaprio's character Teddy Daniels. In 2010, he starred in Lisa Cholodenko's The Kids Are All Right, with Annette Bening and Julianne Moore. Ruffalo stated in an interview that he approached Cholodenko after watching High Art and said he would love to work with her. Years she called Ruffalo and said she wrote a script and had him in mind for the part, his performance earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Ruffalo starred in The Avengers, the sixth installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, replacing Edward Norto
Landstown High School
Landstown High School Governor's STEM and Technology Academy is a public secondary school located in Virginia Beach, Virginia which first opened in 2001. The school features the Technology Academy and Governor's STEM Academy, two of several magnet programs in Virginia Beach. Students throughout the city interested in a technology education can apply to learn from three different strands: pre-engineering technology, information technology, entrepreneurship technology. Entry to the Academy requires recommendations, above average grades, an electronic portfolio which demonstrates aptitude, it was founded as a general high school and technology magnet school in 2001 and additionally designated a Governor's STEM Academy during the 2012–2013 school year. Landstown is home to the award winning "Eagle Elite" Madrigal Choir. Under the former direction of Dr. Martha Springstead, the choral department has performed in NYC with the Heritage Festivals of Gold at Riverside Church, are members of the Disney Honors, Class of 2006, Class of 2011, Class of 2015 held at Disney World.
Landstown High School, in partnership with students and community members, will empower all Eagles to reach their highest potential by fostering a diverse and engaging educational experience. Technology AcademyThe Technology Academy at Landstown High School opened as one of several magnet programs in the school district in September 2001, it features a cutting-edge curriculum designed for students with a deep interest in and talent for technology. The innovative learning environment provides students the added advantage of combining academic and technical training that will prepare them for a variety of post-graduation choices. Governor's STEM AcademyThe Governor’s STEM Academy for Engineering and Information Technology was unanimously approved by the Virginia State Board of Education for implementation in the 2012–2013 school year at Landstown High School; this Academy provides rigorous, advanced academic 4 year plans of study for students in the high-demand fields of science, technology and mathematics.
Alma MaterIn our hearts, we will soar. When we raise the banner of Landstown High, We will cheer black and blue. Lift us high with commitment to greatness. Our success is the service. In a class, on the field, eagle spirits are sealed When we cheer black and blue. In our hearts, we will soar like eagles. In our lives, there will be friendships true; when we raise the banner of Landstown High, We will cheer black and blue. Fair Landstown, we honor you! Fight SongFight, Fight to victory! Blue and white, Go Eagles! Show the rest that we're the best And fight on for your name! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! Fly, fly soar with pride! Here, stand in unity! We pledge our hearts and honor To our Landstown Eagles Pride! GO EAGLES! Landstown High School was named one of only 60 Partnership for 21st Century Learning exemplar schools in the U. S. listed as one of the Washington Post’s top eight percent of all U. S. high schools, maintains a decade of full state accreditation, is Home of Blue Ribbon Literary and Fine Arts programs, is one of only 200 schools in America to receive back-to-back National Association of Student Councils Gold Awards of Excellence, in its fourth year of the prestigious Governor’s STEM Academy whilst having continued AVID National Demonstration Site – one of only 78 high schools in the nation, offers over $7.4 Million in offered scholarships, is the recipient of nine VHSL Sportsmanship Awards.
Landstown High School is the home of six VHSL State Championships. Landstown's football team went to three consecutive state championship games between 2003–2005 under Coach Chris Beatty, who led the team to a 40–2 record during that three year span, they won the state championship in 2004 but lost in 2003 and 2005. The star players during this time were Percy Harvin, Devon Simmons, Damon McDaniel. In early 2006, Coach Beatty left Landstown to become the offensive coordinator at Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia followed by a stint at Northern Illinois University; as of March 2015, he is a running backs football coach at University of Virginia. Harvin set five state track records while he was at Landstown High, winning five gold medals at the state finals in 2005: long jump, triple jump, 100 meters, 200 meters and 400-meter relay. 2005 State championship winner, Boys outdoor track team 2006 Regional championship winner, Boys soccer team. 2006 State championship winner, Girls track team. 2008 Nike Indoor Nationals National title in the 4 × 200 meter relay, Girls indoor track team, running a US #1 time of 1:40:08.
All-American honors awarded to relay members Kelnesha Hinnant, Olivia Hutchins, Cierra McGee and Marlena Wesh. Wesh won the 200 meter dash National title with a time of 24.46. Wesh competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics for Haiti. 2008 annual Penn Relays Carnival, Girls outdoor track, placing 4th in the 4 × 100 meter relay, with a time of 46.07, the fastest American time. Relay team members Olivia Hutchins, Leah Brown, Cierra McGee, Marlena Wesh were awarded gold watches and advanced to the Championship of America. 2008 state championship winner, Girls indoor track team. They were the first team in the history of Virginia track and field to win all three relay titles: the 4 × 800 meter relay, the 4 × 100 meter relay, & the 4 × 400 meter relay, they tied the record for the most points scored at the VHSL AAA state track and field meet with a score of 94 points. Eagles members were awarded All-State honors. Javonte Culbreath is awarded Beach District Honorable Mention
State schools are primary or secondary schools mandated for or offered to all children without charge, funded in whole or in part by taxation. While such schools are to be found in every country, there are significant variations in their structure and educational programs. State education encompasses primary and secondary education, as well as post-secondary educational institutions such as universities and technical schools that are funded and overseen by government rather than by private entities; the position before there were government-funded schools varied: in many instances there was an established educational system which served a significant, albeit elite, sector of the population. The introduction of government-organised schools was in some cases able to build upon this established system, both systems have continued to exist, sometimes in a parallel and complementary relationship and other times less harmoniously. State education is inclusive, both in its treatment of students and in that enfranchisement for the government of public education is as broad as for government generally.
It is organised and operated to be a deliberate model of the civil community in which it functions. Although provided to groups of students in classrooms in a central school, it may be provided in-home, employing visiting teachers, and/or supervising teachers, it can be provided in non-school, non-home settings, such as shopping mall space. State education is available to all. In most countries, it is compulsory for children to attend school up to a certain age, but the option of attending private school is open to many. In the case of private schooling, schools operate independently of the state and defray their costs by charging parents tuition fees; the funding for state schools, on the other hand, is provided by tax revenues, so that individuals who do not attend school help to ensure that society is educated. In poverty stricken societies, authorities are lax on compulsory school attendance because child labour is exploited, it is these same children whose income-securing labour cannot be forfeited to allow for school attendance.
The term "public education" when applied to state schools is not synonymous with the term "publicly funded education". Government may make a public policy decision that it wants to have some financial resources distributed in support of, it may want to have some control over, the provision of private education. Grants-in-aid of private schools and vouchers systems provide examples of publicly funded private education. Conversely, a state school may rely on private funding such as high fees or private donations and still be considered state by virtue of governmental ownership and control. State primary and secondary education involves the following: compulsory student attendance. In some countries, private associations or churches can operate schools according to their own principles, as long as they comply with certain state requirements; when these specific requirements are met in the area of the school curriculum, the schools will qualify to receive state funding. They are treated financially and for accreditation purposes as part of the state education system though they make decisions about hiring and school policy, which the state might not make itself.
Government schools are free to attend for Australian citizens and permanent residents, whereas independent schools charge attendance fees. They can be divided into two categories: selective schools; the open schools accept all students from their government-defined catchment areas. Government schools educate 65% of Australian students, with 34% in Catholic and independent schools. Regardless of whether a school is part of the Government or independent systems, they are required to adhere to the same curriculum frameworks of their state or territory; the curriculum framework however provides for some flexibility in the syllabus, so that subjects such as religious education can be taught. Most school students wear uniforms. Public or Government funded; these schools teach students from Year 1 to 10, with examinations for students in years 5, 8, 10. All public schools follow the National Board Curriculum. Many children girls, drop out of school after completing the 5th Year in remote areas. In larger cities such as Dhaka, this is uncommon.
Many good public schools conduct an entrance exam, although most public schools in the villages and small towns do not. Public schools are the only option for parents and children in rural areas, but there are large numbers of private schools in Dhaka and Chittagong. Many Bangladeshi private schools teach their students in English and follow curricula from overseas, but in public schools lessons are taught in Bengali. Per the Canadian constitution, public-school education in Canada is a provincial responsibility and, as such, there are many variations among the provinces. Junior kindergarten exists as an official program in only Ontario and Quebec while kindergarten is available in every province, but provincial funding and the level of ho