Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Hannah LeBlanc had taught at AHS 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 who had spent a year with students at AHS as part of her studies at the University of Maryland, died in a car wreck in Madison, WI. AHS principal Don Lilley sent home a letter to parents on Monday explaining the circumstances around her death, asking 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 did here, and often arrived early and …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Any Annapolis High 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 Annapolis High School students heading to prom at the National Aquarium of Baltimore 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 2013 rankings came out Monday with four Anne Arundel County schools in the top 2,000.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek ranked three high schools in Anne Arundel County among the top 1,000 in the country, with Annapolis High School at No. 1,843. Broadneck High School was ranked as the best in the county at No. 722, Arundel High School came in next at No. 840, and South River High School close behind at No. 938. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools, with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time graduation and college acceptance rates. In addition, instead of averaging the number of courses offered, this year Newsweek considered the percentage of students enrolled in Advanced…
Both the Annapolis High girls and boys lacrosse teams lost their first playoff games on Wednesday.
Postseason play for the Panthers ended the same night it started for the Annapolis High School boys and girls lacrosse teams, who were both No. 13 seeds. The No. 4-seeded Arundel High boys beat Annapolis, 14-7, on their home field in Gambrills on Wednesday. Check out the photo gallery from the boys lacrosse game from photographer Todd Breese. The Annapolis girls traveled to Broadneck, where they lost 17-7. The girls team features 13 seniors this year. SHARE: Feel free to add your own photos from the playoff games or give a shoutout to your favorite Annapolis High lacrosse player by leaving a comment.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Both Annapolis boys and girls teams are No. 13 seeds.
The brackets are set and the high school lacrosse postseason will begin on Wednesday. The Annapolis girls will play at Broadneck and the boys will play at Arundel in the first round—both Annapolis teams are No. 13 seeds. The boys and girls teams from South River are among the favorites from Anne Arundel County after earning high seeds in the Class 4A/3A East region. Leondardtown is the top seed in the girls East region, while Northern High in Calvert County is the top seed on the boys side. Here's a look at how other teams from Anne Arundel County are positioned in the 4A/3A bracket. CLASS 4A/3A EAST REGION Arundel: The Arundel boys are the No. 4 seed and will host Annapolis. The girls team is the No. 8 seed and will host Great Mills. …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Annapolis High School’s prom is scheduled for May 11.
A lot goes into having the perfect prom. There’s the dress, with nails, hair and shoes. Plus there is the limo, dinner beforehand, the actual prom ticket and any after-prom activities. All of these activities are adding up and causing the average cost of prom to skyrocket. According to a recent report published on Huffington Post, the average prom cost in 2013 is $1,139, which is a 5 percent increase from last year. Prom for Annapolis High School is scheduled for May 11 at the Baltimore Aquarium. But it seems like the spending for the special senior night begins long before the actual dance. According to an article on MSN Money, two of the main culprits for the price increase are the dress and shoes. Dresses today are more elaborate and …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Annapolis High School was ranked 17th in Maryland.
Annapolis High School was among the top schools in a Washington Post ranking of challenging schools in Maryland. The Post's ranking of the nation's most challenging high schools evaluated schools on the number of high-level tests (such as Advanced Placement or International Baccalaurate) given to students each year. They were also scored based on how many students passed at least one college-level test. In its ranking of schools in Maryland, Annapolis High School ranked 17th. The 2013 rankings also featured high marks for South River High (6th), Severna Park High (13th) and Broadneck High (19th). See the full rankings in the Washington Post.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Four officers were called in after a report of two students fighting and one was charged.
UPDATE (2:45 p.m.)—Anne Arundel County police responded to the cafeteria at Annapolis High Tuesday morning following a report of a fight involving students, a schools spokesman said. Four officers responded to the scene shortly after 7 a.m., Anne Arundel County Public Schools spokesman Bob Mosier said. They were called as a precaution due to the number of people in the cafeteria at the time the fight occurred. However, only two students were involved in the fight, Mosier said, and the incident was brought under control quickly. Classes at the high school started on time. Police later said that one of the students—a juvenile who was the aggressor—was charged with assault, resisting arrest, disrupting school activities and disorderly …
Some parents keep their children's online passwords to popular sites.
After occurrences of violence in and near schools that police said involved social media websites, such as Facebook and Twitter, local school officials and parents are taking a closer look at how teens use these popular sites. In March, a fight erupted at Annapolis High School over a dispute that police said began on social media. It ended with five girls and two boys being charged with offenses. The Anne Arundel County Board of Education recently reviewed a social media policy that would set guidelines on student and faculty use of the websites while on school computers. The board’s policy defines a social media website as, “Any online or Internet based platform that allows interactive communication between persons or entities on social …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Boys & Girls Club branches of Anne Arundel County recognized six local high school students in the annual award ceremony.
Three Annapolis High School students were among those recognized Thursday in the 2013 Youth of the Year Award ceremony. Each branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County sent a nominee, and Glen Burnie sophomore Desmond Beggerly was named the winner. Beggerly will go on to the state award ceremony, with a chance to win a scholarship and advance to a regional ceremony, reports The Maryland Gazette. Here is a list of the six nominees: For more on the story, follow this link.