Thursday, February 23, 2012
Pass along this list of top students for the second marking period.
Annapolis Middle School recently announced the honor roll for the second marking period. The following students made the Principal's Honor Roll: Grade 6: Aaliyah Allen, Alexa Anderson, Katherine Arrue-Mojica, Erik Bauer, Abigail Byrd, Lauren de Leon, Zoe Hall, Brandon Harris, Elise Jenkins, Samuel Lebowitz, Alec Lusby, Delaney May, Caraline Miller, Mohamed Moneib, Torsten Oakes, Ajeya Perrin, Addison Schuster, Parker Stoltz, Rylan Sweitzer, Eric Walter, Carly Wang, Eelaaf Zahid, Gwendolyn Zeckowski. Grade 7: Juanita Botonero, Christopher Bryan, James Byrd, Maya Claggett, Linh Do, Alyanna Beatriz Flores, Emily Francis, Anna Frazier, Ian Gersonde, Johanna Guardado, Emily Harrison, Mary Hood, Anna Leonovich, Hanna Moreland, Anna Morse, …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Emily Miller encourages her students to get involved with their community through their artwork.
Emily Miller’s grandmother always told her she should be a teacher. Turns out grandma was on to something. Miller, an art teacher at Annapolis Middle School, was recently the only teacher from the Annapolis cluster nominated for Anne Arundel County teacher of the year. And last week she was named to the list of semifinalists when school system officials winnowed the list of 50 down to 15. “She’s a very nice lady, but she doesn’t miss a chance to tell me, ‘I told you so,’” Miller said of her grandmother. Miller grew up in Prince George’s County but has lived in Annapolis for about 15 years. She began teaching as a substitute at Marley Elementary School and then started as art teacher at Annapolis Middle School three years ago. Miller will …
Monday, February 13, 2012
Two of the Annapolis Transit bus shelters along Forest Drive have been demolished, at least one by a hit-and-run driver.
Annapolis police said they are looking into what happened to two of the city's bus shelters along Forest Drive. The two shelters, within a few blocks of each other, have been demolished and now lie toppled among twisted metal and broken glass. One of them was the result of a hit-and-run driver, according to one business owner who said his son witnessed the accident. The shelters are both along the southbound lanes of Forest Drive heading onto the Annapolis Neck Peninsula. The first one is in front of Annapolis Middle School and the other is in front of the 24/7 Tyler Amoco gas station near the intersection of Tyler Avenue. Munir Ahmad, owner of the gas station, said his son was working on Feb. 3 at about 4:30 or 5 p.m. when he saw a white …
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Just in case you missed something this week, Patch brings you the week in review for Annapolis and the top stories that everyone's talking about.
Last week Patch told you about a potential new gas tax from Gov. Martin O'Malley and then sat in on the city's planning commission to hear about redevelopment plans for outer West Street. And that's just to name a couple of the stories people were talking about this week. We also have some detailed information if you'd like to know more about how to use the Patch site. Remember you can sign up to receive daily or weekly newsletters from Patch. We're also active on Facebook and Twitter. This week's top five stories (in no particular order):
Friday, February 3, 2012
The public school system and the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce is honoring the educators, then will pick the county's top teacher.
Emily Miller, an art teacher at Annapolis Middle School, is among 50 educators nominated to be honored as Teachers of the Year in the Anne Arundel County at an upcoming banquet. Anne Arundel County Public Schools and the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce selected 47 public school teachers and three private school teachers to appear at the Excellence in Education event on April 16. “I look forward to this process every year because it gives us all a chance to celebrate the great teaching that goes on throughout our school system,” Superintendent Kevin Maxwell said in an email. “Every day in our classrooms, our teachers are creating brighter futures not just for our children, but for all of us. It is thrilling to be able …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The Grants 4 Teachers Fund recently awarded $2,600 to several schools to help buy additional supplies and equipment at four local schools.
The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County recently announced it provided $8,000 in grants to Anne Arundel County public schools, including about $2,600 in the Annapolis area. The money, from the foundation's Grants 4 Teachers Fund, is meant to help teachers buy art supplies, special science equipment, field trips that support the curriculum, take-home books to enhance math and reading skills learned in the classroom, and enhanced technology to improve in-class learning, according to a release. The Annapolis area schools that received grants were Annapolis Middle School, Eastport Elementary, J. Albert Adams Academy and West Annapolis Elementary. The Grants 4 Teachers program was started in 2009 by Joseph Van Deuren of Balanced Life …
Monday, November 21, 2011
The list of top students for the first marking period is available.
Annapolis Middle School recently announced the honor roll for the first marking period. The following students made the Principal's Honor Roll: Grade 6: Alexa Anderson, Erik Bauer, Lauren de Leon, Zoe Hall, Angel Ilarraza, Elise Jenkins, Samuel Lebowitz, Alec Lusby, Delaney May, Caraline Miller, Sophie Shearer, Parker Stoltz, Rylan Sweitzer, Carly Wang and Eelaaf Zahid Grade 7: Mark Bacher, Juanita Botonero, Christopher Bryan, Maya Claggett, Linh Do, Emily Francis, Anna Frazier, Ian Gersonde, Johanna Guardado, Mary Hood, Anna Leonovich, Hanna Moreland, Anna Morse, Alejandra Portillo, Aries Ramirez, Kyle Remaley, Robert Rider, Marissa Schmidt and Jack Sutherland Grade 8: Alyssa Corse, Annabelle Cruz, Geanne Flores, Aristides Hadjipanteli, …
Friday, November 4, 2011
Students, teachers and staff participating in annual Passionately Pink program raise more than $300.
Annapolis Middle School students, teachers and staff capped off October by blowing past their fundraising goal in support of breast cancer research. Each year, the school holds Passionately Pink to help raise money during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Lisa Paddy, AMS 6th/7th grade language A teacher and team leader and MYP liaison, said in an email. The money raised went to Susan G Komen for the Cure. Paddy said the goal was $200 and in past years, they didn't quite make it. "We ended up raising just over $300, with donations still trickling in," Paddy said in the email. "This year we did get a couple online donations, but the majority was staff donations." For a $2 donation, staff received a "Passionately Pink 2011" pin, and each …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Nearly 40 volunteers from the community worked with students, telling them about their career and what they should be doing in middle school to properly prepare.
Annapolis Middle School 6th graders received some early career pointers from nearly 40 volunteers last week as part of the school's Career Day. The speakers were part of a program in which school counselors form academic plans with the students to help chart a path to the career or career field of their choice, according to an email from Megan Earley, school counselor—6th grade, department chairman. "We are trying to help students be open-minded and introduce them to as many career paths as possible," she said in the email. Earley said 37 community members participated in the event on Friday, allowing each to speak with students in small groups in roundtable discussions. Counselors had worked with students on "interest inventories" to …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Incidents on Hillsmere Drive and at Sylvan Shores in Riva prompt county police to remind parents of "stranger danger."
Anne Arundel County Police are asking the public to be vigilant in protecting children at bus stops after two "suspicious persons" reports on Tuesday, one in Hillsmere and one in Riva. In Hillsmere, police were called after a 13-year-old girl said she saw a suspicious person hanging around the bus stop at Hillsmere Drive and Quiet Waters Park at about 6:30 a.m. The girl said an Hispanic man was in the bushes and appeared to be watching students, although he didn't talk to anyone. The incident is being investigated by southern district detectives. In the incident in Riva's Sylvan Shores neighborhood, an 11-year-old girl got off the bus at Riva Road and Centre Road at 3:20 p.m. She was walking and turned around to find a white minivan …