Friday, January 4, 2013
Ravens mascot, cheerleaders and band host rally with Annapolis Elementary students on Friday morning.
The Baltimore Ravens Playoff Purple Friday Caravan made a visit to Annapolis Elementary School on Friday morning to celebrate the team's upcoming playoff game. The Ravens mascot, band cheerleaders and even a live bird danced, cheered and celebrated with students. Annapolis Elementary was just one of several stops the caravan made in Anne Arundel County. The Baltimore Ravens will host the Indianapolis Colts in the wild card round at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday. Be sure to look through the photos of the celebration and check out the video.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Anne Arundel County public school system has announced when it will host Back-To-School Nights.
Sharpen your pencils, scope out deals on calculators and brush the dust off your backpack—it is already time to start talking about going back to school. Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) has announced the schedule for Back-To-School Night. More than 77,000 students are expected to enter AACPS classrooms this fall, and Back-To-School Nights provide parents with the opportunity to learn more about their child’s teachers, and the instruction their children are receiving, according to a press release from AACPS spokesman Bob Mosier. “Helping our children achieve success is a team effort that requires parents to be involved in the educational process,” schools Superintendent Kevin Maxwell said in the release. “Back-To-School Night …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Of Anne Arundel County's 125 schools, 23 will receive funding this year from the state.
Anne Arundel County will be getting $33.3 million from the state this year for construction projects at more than 20 schools, including $8.63 million for Annapolis schools. The funding comes from the state’s Board of Public Works, which approved construction improvements at 206 schools across the state to the tune of $349.2 million, according to David Lever of the Maryland Public School Construction Program. The Maryland Board of Public Works had already allotted $20 million for county schools, but on Wednesday agreed to an additional $12.6 million. Of Anne Arundel County's 125 schools, 23 will receive funding this year from the state. A number of other projects are getting local funding, with the state reviewing the plans, said schools …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Twenty-five schools from around the county were at Saturday night’s Bowie Baysox game.
Anne Arundel County schools participated in the Read and Hit a Homerun Reading Night at the Bowie Baysox game on Saturday at Prince George's Stadium. Students from 25 area elementary and middle schools attended the game for free as a reward for participation in a reading program. Among the crowd were students from Annapolis Elementary School. Students must read four books in exchange for one free ticket to a Bowie Baysox game on a specified date. Students may participate in a parade on the field before the start of the game. The 25 Anne Arundel County schools at the game were also joined by students from Queen Anne’s and Howard counties. The following Anne Arundel schools participated in Saturday’s reading night. Elementary schools …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
About 50 residents and merchants showed up to speak at a public hearing regarding the proposed construction of a parking garage atop the existing Annapolis City Playground.
A controversial proposal to build a parking garage at the site of a school playground is moving forward. Following a highly emotional—nearly four-hour—public hearing, the council passed a resolution early Tuesday morning directing the city to negotiate a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Compromise LLC, a local developer that plans to build a parking garage on top of the Annapolis City Playground. The garage, which would also include retail and office space, would allow the city to remove about 200 parking spaces from the city dock to create a more "green" space. "It's an MOU only that we're voting on," Alderman Fred Paone (R-2nd Ward) said. "It's not a contract per se. It's nothing anywhere near a completed deal." Alderwoman Classie …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Council authorized transferring $20,000 from a contingency fund to begin studying what would be needed to relocate the playground near Annapolis Elementary School.
Annapolis City Council unanimously voted Monday night to spend $20,000 on a study associated with the proposal to build a parking garage along Compromise Street. The move came near the end of the council meeting as a budget transfer. The shuffling of funds was unanimously approved. Alderman Ross Arnett was absent. City Manager Michael Mallinoff said the money would be moved from a contingency fund. He said the money is intended to pay for a study of the playground near Annapolis Elementary School and what would need to be done if it would be relocated to make way for a parking garage there. The money will not be used to begin planning an actual project. The county Board of Education is planning a renovation project of the aged school …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Speaking to the county Board of Education, a PTA representative cited all the organization's concerns regarding the potential new structure.
When Sarah Williamson spoke to the Anne Arundel County Board of Education Wednesday afternoon she made it clear the Annapolis Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association is concerned with more than just the fate of the playground. Speaking on behalf of the PTA, Williamson laid out a lengthy list of concerns involving the city’s proposition to build a parking garage along Compromise Street near the school. They all involved the safety and health of the students. The garage would be built at the same time as an upcoming renovation and expansion of the school. Wednesday’s board meeting was the first time the two groups officially talked about the possibility. They are now working on a memorandum of understanding to move forward with planning…
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Mayor Josh Cohen asked the Anne Arundel County Board of Education for an official memorandum of understanding on the project, but for now he has to wait.
Officials from from Annapolis and the Anne Arundel County School Board are going to continue talking about the possibility of building of parking garage near Annapolis Elementary School. But the project is just short of an official memorandum of understanding between the city and the school system that would allow the project to officially move forward. The city wants to build a parking garage along Compromise Street partially where the public playground and a portion of the school’s play area currently stand. The project quickly met with opposition from parents and residents who started a petition against the garage and to keep the playground as part of any project that proceeds. City officials are hoping to cooperate with the school …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Mayor Cohen assures residents the popular Newman Street playground will be relocated or rebuilt as part of proposed construction project.
The city’s plan to build a new parking garage along Compromise Street in downtown Annapolis quickly raised concerns among residents who said the project could claim a popular playground. As reported in The Capital, the parking garage is proposed to be a cooperative effort combined with the upcoming construction slated for Annapolis Elementary School. Residents and parents of children at the school grew worried enough over the fate of the playground that they started circulating a petition calling for the city to protect the Newman Street play area and basketball courts. Mayor Josh Cohen recently addressed the situation in his blog, saying he would not support any project that doesn’t relocate or rebuild the playground, hopefully even …
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
If you don’t have the sunny space needed for a garden, consider renting one to grow your own fresh vegetables.
As a first-grader, Joel Bunker, 30, learned to love gardening from a neighbor in his home state of Washington. “A neighbor had a garden that ran parallel to our yard…He was an avid gardener. He started teaching me how to plant stuff. After that we had a garden that mirrored his. He would give us starts and stuff,” remembered Bunker. In college, while living in downtown Tacoma, he developed an interest in buildings and food systems and how that can be used for connections within a community. Bunker has lived in Annapolis for almost three years and is moving to Eastport soon. In 2003, Bunker had a case of boy-meets-girl meeting his now fiancé, Colleen Hooker, on a daytrip. They kept in contact over the years, developing a relationship, and …