Thursday, May 23, 2013
The ceremonies begin at 7 p.m. Thursday night at the community college.
Anne Arundel Community College's 51st commencement will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, with gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown as the keynote speaker. This year's valedictorian is Michelle DeSanctis, 30, of Bowie, who is graduating with an associate of arts degree in transfer studies. She will attend the University of Maryland in College Park in the fall, where she plans to be a teacher. The presidential scholar is William Patrick Moynihan, 25, of Arnold. The scholar is the student with the highest grade-point-average who earned his degree within a two-year period. Student marshals include: A total of 2,083 students are scheduled to receive degrees and certificates for their academic achievement during this year's graduation. Of these …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Hannah LeBlanc, an Annapolis High School student-teacher, had taught at the school since August, according to a school official.
Faculty and students are mourning the death of a student-teacher at Annapolis High School who was killed in a car wreck in Wisconsin on Sunday, according to school officials. Hannah LeBlanc, 29, a student-teacher from Severna Park died in a car wreck Sunday in Madison, WI. LeBlanc had spent a year with students at Annapolis High as part of her studies at the University of Maryland. Annapolis High principal Don Lilley sent home a letter to parents on Monday explaining the circumstances around her death, and asked parents to speak to their children about the incident. "Ms. LeBlanc had an ability to see the positive in every person she met, and quickly came to love our school, staff, and students," Lilley wrote. "She absolutely loved what she…
Monday, May 20, 2013
Students in Anne Arundel County are learning personal finance skills with the help of a computer program.
Severna Park students are being introduced to computer technology earlier in life than ever before, and schools in Maryland are trying to teach kids how to afford the smartphones, laptops and flatscreen televisions they want, with lessons on personal finances. In 2010, the Maryland State Department of Education started requiring schools to start providing financial education, beginning in September 2011. Each jurisdiction in the state was tasked with implementing the un-funded requirements. Junior Achievement of Central Maryland (JACMD) has helped area schools meet this new requirement, and now students in Anne Arundel County are learning how to save and spend with the computer program JA Finance Park. "It's very important for children to …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Anne Arundel Community College student, and Severna Park resident Brad Absher was recently recognized by the Maryland Association of Teacher Educators.
Severna Park High grad and Chartridge resident Brad Absher first thought he might like to be a teacher when his child development class turned the classroom into a solar system. Absher liked the creativity used to teach a lesson and the experience ultimately led to his decision to pursue a career as a teacher. Having just finished up his Associate’s Degree at Anne Arundel Community College, Absher was recognized by the Maryland Association of Teacher Educators on Saturday when he received the Distinguished Teacher Candidate Award, according to a spokesman from AACC. “Pretty much every professor Brad has had in the education department has thought highly of him,” said Professor Jennifer Lara with the education department at AACC. “He is …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The No. 1-seeded Falcons fell to Leonardtown 7-6 Monday night in Severna Park.
The top ranked Severna Park softball team ended its postseason play Monday night in the second round of the state tournament. The No. 1-seeded Falcons fell to Leonardtown 7-6 Monday night in Severna Park. After earning a first-round bye, Severna Park entered its first game of the postseason on Monday looking to make a run to the state final, but were upset by No. 8 Leonardtown. Despite a successful season, the Severna Park softball team’s year ended with two losses. In addition to the loss to Leonardtown, the Falcons fell to Northeast High 5-6 in the county championship on May 8.
Monday, May 13, 2013
After seven seasons, head lacrosse coach Larry Kramer announced his resignation on Friday in an email to parents.
Severna Park High School boys lacrosse head coach Larry Kramer announced his resignation on Friday in an email to parents of lacrosse players after a season tinged with some controversy. Kramer has been with Severna Park for seven seasons during which the team won two state titles. In 2010, he led the team to a perfect 20-0 season and a victory over Wootton High in the 4A/3A state final. In his email, Kramer said it was something he'd been considering for a while. “I regret that my heart is telling me it is time to move on,” Kramer wrote. “I have resigned as head coach of the Severna Park boys’ lacrosse team today May 10, 2013. This has been a decision that I have been thinking about for some time now and I feel at this point in my …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Any Severna Park students heading to the prom? Keep Patch in mind after you're all dressed and ready to go and share your pictures here.
Patch would like to wish all of the Severna Park High students heading to prom at the BWI Marriott on Saturday night a safe and fun prom. Keep Patch in mind as you get dressed and share your pictures here before you head out for the night. Simply upload your photos clicking the “Upload Photos and Videos” button above the main image. See Also:
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Severna Park boys lacrosse team fell to Broadneck High School, 10-5.
The Severna Park girls lacrosse team defeated Chesapeake High on Wednesday night in the first round of the class 4A girls lacrosse playoffs. With the 17-5 victory, the Falcons will move onto the second round where they will face rival Broadneck on Friday night at the Bruins' home field in Annapolis. During the regular season, Severna Park (No. 5) fell to Broadneck (No. 4) in a close game of 9-8. Friday night’s contest should be a heated rematch between the rival schools. While the girls were successful in postseason play, the Severna Park boys lacrosse team’s season came to an end Wednesday night falling to Broadneck 10-5.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The Severna Park baseball team will host Broadneck on Friday.
Postseason play for Severna Park baseball and softball will kickoff this week with the baseball team set to faceoff against rival Broadneck High School on Friday. The Falcon baseball team earned a No. 8 seed in the east region of the Class 4A state baseball playoffs and will host No. 9 Broadneck High School in the first round on Friday. On May 2, the baseball team defeated Broadneck 5-0. The winner of the Severna Park – Broadneck matchup will go on to face the No. 1 seed North Point on Monday. The Severna Park softball team earned a No. 1 seed in the east region of the Class 4A state softball playoffs and received a first round bye. The Falcons will host the winner of the Leonardtown – Great Mills game on Monday. The Falcon softball team …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday and four county schools were included in the top 2,000.
Newsweek released a ranking of top high schools in the country on Monday but Severna Park High was not one of the four county schools ranked. Newsweek ranked three high schools in Anne Arundel County among the top 1,000 in the country, and a fourth among the top 2,000. Despite recent rankings in other polls this year, Severna Park High was not on the Newsweek list. Earlier this year, Severna Park High received the second-highest marks of Anne Arundel County Schools in a Washington Post ranking of schools across the country. The school also received high marks in a national survey of the best high schools by US News. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools, with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. …