Sunday, May 12, 2013
The following students earned recognition on the Principal's Honor Roll for the third marking period of the year.
Grade 6 Principal's Honor Roll Christopher Adkins Eleanore Aherne Hailey Argonis Leah Bellcase Corinna Boeck Dana Brant Lucia Breidenbach Josephine Brunner Nicholas Bullen Samuel Bullen Taylor Crosby Alexis Danielson Nicholas Davidowski Maclane Deale Julia Depuy Fatou Gai Grace Goodwin Aolani Gutierrez Armani Johnson Thomas Johnson Allyn Lawrence Amelia Machande Makenzie Mori Samuel Murray Amanda Nash Julia Olds Samantha Oliver Richard Osikowicz Aidan O'Willey Helena Petras Isabel Pigott Egypt Pryor Connor Skalitzky Sarah Torzone Khalil Williams SiJie Ye Grade 7 Principal's Honor Roll Mia Applegate Eleanor Broglie Julia Buan Oriana Chard Mason Cho Sofia Coleman Mackenzie Curtis Grace Dixon Huan Elwood Andre Gist Anna Helgeson Alexander …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Anne Arundel County Reading Council recognized the short stories of local students from Hillsmere Elementary, St. Martin's Lutheran School and Wiley H. Bates Middle School.
The Anne Arundel County Reading Council recently recognized 54 students—including four from Annapolis schools—for their talents as storytellers, poets and essayists. The council received more than 1,000 entries. The four winners from Annapolis schools included: The 22 first- and second-place entries will go on to be judged at the state level. Anne Arundel County honored the high school writers at a reception on Thursday, and the younger writers will be honored in April. Click here to see a list of all the winners in the county.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Patch profiles the students who won the spelling bee for their school as they get ready to compete in the county competition on Feb. 23.
Name: Olivia Simmons Grade: 8 School: Wiley H. Bates Middle School in Annapolis Anne Arundel Patch: What was the winning word you spelled correctly during your school's spelling bee? Olivia Simmons: My winning word was "chlorination." Anne Arundel Patch: What do you like about your school? Olivia: I love my school because I have great teachers, classes, and friends. Last year when I made it to the National bee everyone was so excited for me so I would like to thank everyone at Bates for that! I couldn't have asked for a better support group! I can't choose my favorite subject at school because it's honestly too hard. I love them all. Anne Arundel Patch: Do you participate in extracurricular activities or sports? Olivia: I figure skate, …
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 …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Here's a quick look back at the biggest headlines of the week in Annapolis.
No. 1—County Courthouse Begins Marrying Same-Sex Couples Three sets of newlyweds became the first same-sex couples to say "I do" inside the chapel at the Anne Arundel Circuit Courthouse in Annapolis on Wednesday. No. 2—Police Offering Reward for Information on Double Shooting Annapolis Police are offering a cash reward to anyone with information that leads to the arrest of Clarence Eugene Johnson III, who is charged with first-degree murder in a double shooting on Dec. 12. No. 3—UPDATE: Explosion at Bates Middle School Injures 2 Employees Bates Middle School was evacuated after an explosion was reported in its boiler room that injured two employees on Wednesday morning. The two men who were in the boiler room were taken to the hospital as …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
School officials said they may use a lottery system to help determine which students are offered seats in the county's magnet programs.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The Performing and Visual Arts (PVA) magnet middle school program in Annapolis has been recognized as a school that works by Edutopia.
Bates Middle School's Performing and Visual Arts (PVA) Magnet middle program has been recognized as a "school that works" by an international educational foundation. Edutopia, the online publication of the George Lucas Educational Foundation, chose 192 schools from across the globe to be highlighted as part of its Schools That Work feature. It chronicles "schools, districts, and programs that are dramatically improving the way students learn," according to the Edutopia website. Bates' PVA program started in 2009 and was Anne Arundel County’s first magnet middle school program. Since that time the number of referrals—which are students referred for disciplinary action—has dropped by 64 percent. "Historically Annapolis, out of all the …
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, May 17, 2012
Film crews are on site from May 15-18.
Bates Middle School is being recognized by The George Lucas Educational Foundation as a school that works. According to the school's PTA blog, crews are on site from May 15-18 to film "arts integration at work." "What an honor to be chosen, but of course, we knew already that our kids were getting SMART through ART!!" wrote PTA member Lisa Pline in the blog post. Through the website Edutopia.org, the foundation posts videos and information about best practices at exceptional schools.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Funding a replacement for Severna Park High School is currently included in the proposed budget, and parents asked that it stay there.
Supporters of a new Severna Park High School (SPHS) dominated the first public hearing for the county's budget for fiscal year 2013, which starts July 1. At one point during Wednesday’s budget hearing in the Anne Arundel County Council’s chambers, a Severna Park mother asked the audience to stand if they were in favor of a new high school. Nearly everyone in the room got out of their chairs and applauded together. “Okay, so just about everyone in the room,” said Councilman Dick Ladd (R-5th District). For many, ensuring county funding for a replacement to SPHS would be the fulfillment of a promise not kept during last year’s budget season. During the final hours of budget deliberations in May 2011, funding for the project was cut out of the…