Tuesday, May 14, 2013
A total of six Anne Arundel County schools received their first Maryland Green School certifications.
Annapolis Middle School recently joined the ranks of other Anne Arundel County schools to earn "green school" recognition. Along with five other county schools, AMS has been added to the distinguished list of Maryland Green Schools, the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) announced on Friday. Other schools that earned first-time recognition were Edgewater, Lake Shore, Overlook, and Severn elementary schools; and Magothy River Middle School, according to a release. In addition, five other schools earned either their second or third certifications. Folger McKinsey earned its third certification, while Benfield, Pasadena, South Shore, and Tyler Heights elementary schools were each certified for the second time…
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Annapolis Middle School is collecting gently used music instruments for a fundraiser on March 14.
Do you have a band, string or keyboard instrument gathering dust somewhere? If so, dig it out and take it to Annapolis Middle School (AMS). The school is hosting their third annual "Dragon Recital Cafe" fundraiser on March 14 where soloists and small groups of students perform in a relaxed cafe atmosphere, according to AMS music teacher Jeremy Rea. There will also be a gently used instrument drive. For more information, call the school at 410-267-8658.
Friday, February 1, 2013
The 27th annual Excellence in Education banquet will honor 48 public school teachers and four private school teachers.
Three middle school teachers in Annapolis are among those that will be honored at the 27th annual Excellence in Education banquet in April. Forty-eight public school teachers and four private school teachers will be recognized. The following teachers were nominated by their schools and school communities: In addition, Lerro was named a semifinalist for the 2013 Anne Arundel County Teacher of the Year award. The winner will be announced at the banquet. On April 29, Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) and the Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the accomplishments of the areas top educators at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum. According to a press release, the event will also honor local businesses that …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Certification is highest teaching credential given to educators in the country.
Three Annapolis teachers were among the 45 educators at Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) who recently attained National Board Certification—the highest teaching credential given to educators in the country. More than 6,200 teachers nationwide earned the honor, and Anne Arundel County’s 45-member class put it seventh in the nation among school systems with certification recipients, according to an AACPS release. Approximately 5 percent of all AACPS educators earn the certification, and with the 45 new additions, the county’s grand total reached 355 for 2012, according to the release. Additionally, four members of the 2012 class of recipients earned the certification for their second time—renewing the original honor after 10 years…
Friday, November 16, 2012
A 30-year-old woman suffered serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle while riding her bike on Spa Road Sunday afternoon.
A 30-year-old woman suffered serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle while riding her bike on Spa Road in front of Annapolis Middle School on Sunday afternoon. "My sister was flown to Shock Trauma and is going to take months to recuperate," Tim Callinan said. "She has three fractures and she's wearing a full body brace." Callinan's sister was riding her bike home from work at Wine Sellers of Annapolis on Sunday around 5:30 p.m. A car traveling westbound on Spa Road made a u-turn and struck Callinan's sister head on before speeding off, according to Anne Arundel County police. She was flown by helicopter to the University of Maryland's Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, police said. His sister was supposed to return to Ireland, …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
At least two people have been transported to University of Maryland's Shock Trauma Center.
Three people were injured when a vehicle rolled over in the 1400 block of Forest Drive near Annapolis Middle School on Saturday morning, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. Emergency responders transported a 47-year-old man by ambulance and an unidentified person by helicopter to University of Maryland's Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, said Battalion Chief Steve Thompson. The man suffered critical but not life-threatening injuries, Thompson said. The condition of the third person is not known at this time. Patch will update this story as it develops. To get the news as soon as it breaks, follow Patch onFacebook and Twitter.
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 …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Beth Foster, an Annapolis Middle School teacher, is one of just 40 teachers nationwide invited to participate in the Siemens Teachers as Researchers fellowship program.
An Annapolis Middle School science teacher is preparing to make her mark in STEM education. Beth Foster was among only 40 middle and high school teachers nationwide chosed to participate in the Siemens Teachers As Researchers (STARs) fellowship program, according to a news release from the Siemens Foundation. The program, which runs from July 8 to July 20, trains educators to bring research into the classrooms and inspire students to pursue science, technology, engineering and math education (STEM). The Siemens Foundation, a division of the Siemens Corporation, supports STEM educational initiatives. During the program, Foster and other Stars participants will conduct research alongside leading scientists, the release states. The teachers …
Friday, March 30, 2012
The school's seventh-grade students spent Friday morning learning about health-related topics at "Health-a-Palooza."
On Friday, for the first time ever, 12-year-old Kaylah Major ate a slice of a green bell pepper. "It was actually pretty good," Kaylah said. "I liked it." Tasting healthy snacks was part of "Health-a-Palooza," a Friday morning festival where Annapolis Middle School's seventh-grade students participated in programs related to health topics. America's Mrs. Maryland 2012, Anne McConnell, who is also a pediatric nurse, spoke to the kids about skincare. "I was surprised that they knew quite a bit already," she said. "But we dispelled some of the myths." Some of the topics McConnell touched on were acne and sun safety. "The kids were really good learners," she said. "They were so polite." School nurse Dale Grisby talked to the students about the…
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Olivia Simmons of Crofton edges out LeAn Nguyen of Severn River Middle School for a spot in the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC.
After going back and forth for nine rounds in the 2012 Anne Arundel Spelling Bee with one other speller, Bates Middle School student Olivia Simmons eventually spelled her way to success. Olivia, who lives in Crofton, walked away with the top spot Saturday afternoon, winning on the word "Damoclean" in Round 19. The word, an adjective, refers to Damocles who, legend has it, spoke in extravagant terms of Dionysius’ happiness and was then invited to a banquet and made to sit underneath a sword suspended by a hair to demonstrate the precarious position of people in power. Olivia spelled that correctly, shortly after correctly spelling "jovicentric." “Normally, I’m nervous,” she said after posing for multiple photos and sharing many hugs and …