Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Students in Anne Arundel County are learning personal finance skills with the help of a computer program.
Kids across Anne Arundel County are being introduced to computer technology earlier in life, and schools in Maryland are trying to teach kids how to afford the smartphones, laptops and flatscreen televisions they want with lessons on personal finances. In 2010, the Maryland State Department of Education started requiring schools to provide financial education, beginning in September 2011. Each jurisdiction in the state was tasked with implementing the un-funded requirements. Junior Achievement of Central Maryland (JACMD) has helped area schools meet the requirement, and now students in Anne Arundel County are learning how to save and spend with the computer program JA Finance Park. "It's very important for children to have the opportunity …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Jasmyn Mackell is named a 2013 Dell Scholar by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation.
Thursday, April 18
An Annapolis High School student was one of two in Anne Arundel County named 2013 Dell Scholars by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. Jasmyn Mackell and Cierra Carter of North County High School in Glen Burnie earned $20,000 scholarships each in addition to a laptop computer and printer, according to Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS). Patch previously reported that Mackell was honored in January with a Future Leader Award. According to AACPS, Mackell is an AVID student and will be the first in her family to attend college. She is also an International Baccalaureate (IB) student, captain of the volleyball team and a mentor to younger AVID students at Annapolis High. She plans to enter Emory University in Atlanta, and study …
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 …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The school system says it continues to monitor power and weather-related conditions across the county but intend to open all schools on time on March 7.
Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) announced Wednesday afternoon that they are monitoring the weather situation but expect that schools will be open on Thursday. AACPS will monitor power and weather-related conditions across the county but plans to open all schools on time Thursday. If that changes, AACPS will send messages via phone and email to parents. Schools and all school-sponsored after-school activities were canceled on Wednesday in anticipation of snow and ice. The school system has now used three of the four built-in closing days this school year and is reportedly still waiting to hear back on the waiver request for two days off during Hurricane Sandy. MSA Reading assessments scheduled for Wednesday will occur Thursday …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
The state-of-the-art center in Annapolis will offer special education and alternative education services to more than 200 students.
The appointment of John Thompson as the inaugural principal of the Phoenix Academy was recently approved by the Anne Arundel County Board of Education. This news comes as construction progresses on the new facilities for Phoenix Academy, which will be housed in the former Germantown Elementary building on Cedar Park Road. Phoenix Academy will offer special education and alternative education services to about 240 students beginning next year. According to Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS), Thompson is currently assistant principal at Phoenix Annapolis and was assistant principal at Annapolis High School from 2009 until this year. Phoenix Annapolis is currently located at 291 Locust Ave. and will move into its new center upon its …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Several agencies from across the county will meet at Anne Arundel Community College on Tuesday to discuss solutions to preventing tragedies close to home.
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Monday, February 11
The winner of Anne Arundel County's 25th annual competition will compete in the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee in May.
Will returning county champion Olivia Simmons of Bates Middle School take the prize as the top speller again in Anne Arundel County? She has competition from 31 other students who are prepared to show off their spelling skills at the 25th annual Anne Arundel County Spelling Bee on Feb. 23. Eighteen public school students, 13 private school students, and one home-schooled student will compete to become the county champion, according to a press release from Anne Arundel County Public Schools. The winner will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC, to compete in the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee from May 28-30. More than 1,500 students competed in their school’s spelling bee for the right to advance to the county competition…
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Anne Arundel County Public Schools currently don't have a social media policy.
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Tuesday, February 5
Monday, February 4, 2013
Anne Arundel students didn't participate in the regularly scheduled Cool School plunge because of exams and then weather conditions caused Friday's festivities to be canceled.
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Monday, February 4
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 …