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…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Schools will dismiss at their normal time, instead of having a two-hour early dismissal as originally scheduled.
All Anne Arundel County Public Schools will open two hours late on Thursday due to inclement weather. Since high school exams were scheduled for Thursday, the school day will shift and schools will dismiss at their normal times instead of having a two-hour early dismissal. There will be no half-day pre-kindergarten or ECI programs. Full-day pre-kindergarten programs will be in session, but will start two hours late. See more:
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Gov. Martin O’Malley visited Jones Elementary Thursday afternoon to celebrate Maryland public school’s No. 1 ranking.
Gov. Martin O’Malley and other state and local officials celebrated Maryland public school’s top ranking at Jones Elementary School on Thursday afternoon. Maryland’s public schools was certified Thursday as No. 1 in the nation for the fifth straight year by Education Week Magazine. O’Malley addressed fifth-grade students, teachers, Superintendent Kevin Maxwell and others during a brief celebration in which he spoke of the importance of education. “There is no better investment than education,” O’Malley told the crowd. “Thanks to tough choices and important priorities we made Maryland schools No. 1 for the fifth year in a row.” O’Malley congratulated Jones Elementary's teachers and students—who waved foam fingers and Maryland flags—and …
Friday, December 21, 2012
A Glen Burnie home is a national finalist for the Patch contest.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Severna Park High School underwent an emergency drill Tuesday that dealt with an armed intruder in the building.
Police said at a news conference Wednesday that rumors spreading on social media of planned school shootings on Friday have all been investigated and found to be not credible. Lt. J.D. Batten, who is in charge of school security for Anne Arundel County, said some shooting rumors have come from students saying they heard it from others. The media conference was held Wednesday morning at the central office of Anne Arundel County Public Schools to address the rumors at multiple schools. On Tuesday, students at Severna Park High School underwent an emergency drill that focused on an armed intruder in the building. However, the drill was scheduled weeks ago and was unrelated to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Severna Park High …
Friday, December 14, 2012
A gunman reportedly shot and killed 27 people at an elementary school in Connecticut.
UPDATE (4:10 p.m.)—In the wake of news that a gunman reportedly shot and killed 27 people at an elementary school in Connecticut, Anne Arundel County police boosted security at all public schools Friday afternoon prior to dismissal. According to Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) spokesman Bob Mosier, a county police officer was stationed at every school during dismissal. He also said security will remain heightened as children arrive at their schools Monday morning. The shooting occurred Friday morning in Newtown, CT. Newtown Patch is on the scene near the school, providing live updates and breaking news. According to Newtown Patch, parents of children who were killed during the shooting are still being notified by public …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
During a special concert on Thursday, students will play with some of the world's best musicians.
Twenty-nine highly talented students from eight county high schools are slated to perform alongside the world-class musicians from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) in a special concert on Thursday. The following students from Severna Park High School will participate: According to an Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) press release, the opportunity is the result of from a long-standing collaboration between the school system and the BSO. Note the concert is for musicians and students only. Click here to read more about the program with the BSO and see which students from other schools are participating.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Kathie Hamlett was recently named the Volunteer of the Month for November by Anne Arundel County Public Schools.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) recognizes educators, employees and volunteers each month from September to June during the school year. Awards are presented at Board of Education meetings and Patch is pleased to announce the honorees. The November "Volunteer of the Month" is Kathie Hamlett, who has helped at Folger McKinsey Elementary, Severna Park Middle and Severna Park High—plus she's hosted a show for AACPS-TV. According to the AACPS website, the Volunteer of the Month is chosen by a committee made up of staff from the Office of School & Family Partnerships and parents. Here is the text of the speech presented at the Nov. 14 meeting in honor of Hamlett: Today, the Board of Education recognizes a truly extraordinary …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
The school system canceled classes on Monday.
Due to expected inclement weather and the possibility of power outages related to Hurricane Sandy, Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) announced there will be no classes on Monday. For the status of activities sponsored by other agencies, please contact that agency. Patch will provide updates as more information is made available.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
School Superintendent Kevin Maxwell recommended requesting nearly $48 million from the state to fund county building and design projects.
The Anne Arundel County Board of Education discussed Superintendent Kevin Maxwell’s recommended capital budget for fiscal year 2014 Tuesday night, specifically examining projects where state funding is being sought. Of the superintendent’s nearly $240 million proposed capital budget, Maxwell is asking the state to cover almost $48 million worth of upgrades and renovations at Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS). That leaves about $194 million to be funded by the county itself. AACPS Chief Operating Officer Alex Szachnowicz and AACPS Director of Facilities Lisa Seaman-Crawford broke down the proposed capital budget piece by piece, inspecting each project’s history, status and potential progression. Szachnowicz said the state considers…