Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Four Folger McKinsey educators were Teacher of the Year nominees and were recognized on Monday night.
Folger McKinsey Elementary School was represented loudly, proudly and frequently at the 27th Annual Excellence in Education Awards banquet held at the BWI Marriott Hotel. Of the 52 Teacher of the Year nominees recognized on Monday, four came from Folger. “It was very exciting,” said Folger McKinsey Principal Susan Bachmann. “We have a wonderful staff here at this school. The PTO works with me on deciding how we are going to celebrate the fact that we have so many wonderful staff and couldn’t come up with just one name.” When deciding who to nominate, Bachmann said the same four names kept coming up and she and the PTO decided they shouldn’t pick just one. “Parents kept saying what a wonderful teacher they have been and what an impact they …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
This week Patch reported on the school board's passing of the first-ever social media policy.
Here's a recap of some of the top news from Severna Park Patch this week. To read more on any story, click on the link. 1. Spark Running Will Host Run for Boston Spark Running is participating in the Independent Running Retailers Association’s (IRRA) nationwide run to support the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. On Monday at 6:30 p.m., area runners can participate in Run for Boston by meeting at Spark Running for a 3-mile run through Olde Severna Park. 2. SP Man Who Lived ‘Argo' Speaks to Key School Students Lee Schatz, the Severna Park man who lived the movie Argo, spoke to students at The Key School Thursday. Schatz said after the rescue mission was declassified, he learned it had a 50 percent chance of working, "Glad I didn’t …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The policy ends the ban of some social media sites in Anne Arundel County Public Schools.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Robin Roper, an eighth-grader from Severn River Middle School in Arnold, wins the 25th annual Anne Arundel County spelling bee with the word "wafflestomper."
Saturday, February 23, 2013
A new Severna Park High School would be built with a portion of funding from the school system's capital budget, which was approved Wednesday by unanimous vote.
Monday, February 11, 2013
The winner of the 25th annual Anne Arundel County Spelling Bee will compete in the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee in May.
Thirty-two county students, including three from schools in Severna Park, will show off their spelling skills at the 25th annual Anne Arundel County Spelling Bee on Feb. 23. Eighteen public school students, 13 private school students, and one home-schooled student will vie to become the county champion, according to a press release. The winner will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC., to compete in the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee from May 28-30. Students representing Severna Park ara schools include Saylor Willauer, a seventh-grader at Severn School; Campbell Jones, a seventh-grader at Severna Park Middle School and Thomas Gleason, an eighth-grader at St. John the Evangelist. There will be prizes for other top …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The school board will review proposed guidelines for usage of social media by Anne Arundel County Public School students and employees.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Anne Arundel County Public Schools currently do not have a social media policy.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The 21st annual luncheon recognizes 29 county students who are successful academic achievers and community contributors.
"A Tribute to Women of Color" (ATWOC) will recognize 29 Anne Arundel County students, including two from Severna Park High, at its 21st annual luncheon. ATWOC honors students who contribute to the community and are successful academically. According to a release, more than 140 students applied for the this year’s Future Leader Awards, which are designed to encourage and inspire high school students with minority backgrounds to continue their roles as student leaders. Kiara Johnson and Gary Wallace of Severna Park High will both be recognized by ATWOC at the luncheon on March 2 held at La Fontaine Bleue in Glen Burnie. “Our students are talented and work extremely hard to be well-rounded young people. They deserve to be recognized,” schools…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Nearly 200 of the best musicians in Anne Arundel County schools will be performing in a concert on Feb. 2.
After rigorous auditions, almost 200 students, including 28 from Severna Park, will take the stage in the All-County Middle and High School Band Concert on Feb. 2, according to Anne Arundel County Public Schools. Jenny L. Neff, an award-winning school band director, will lead musicians from 16 of the county's 19 middle schools. Neff, from the Lower Merion School District in Pennsylvania, chose a program that will challenge the middle schoolers and impress the proud parents. John J. Miliauskas III, associate director of bands at Towson University, will lead the high schoolers through a program popular among bands across the country, according to AACPS. The concert is open to the public for $5 per ticket, and is set for 7 p.m. on Feb. 2 in …