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 …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Share your photos of your best purple-and-black displays of Ravens pride.
The students, teachers and staff at Rolling Knolls Elementary School were revved up and ready to go for the Ravens home playoff game this weekend. It was Purple Friday at the school and just about everyone delivered. The Ravens are set to battle the Texans at 1 p.m. Sunday in Baltimore. I'm sure there's going to be plenty of playoff parties throughout the area. So, while you're enjoying yourself along the road to Indianapolis, be sure to get your camera out and share some photos. Sharing is easy—just click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Students were able to buy some Christmas gifts for the family with credit earned from good behavior.
Rolling Knolls Elementary students had a chance to cash in on their good behavior from earlier in the year during the school’s annual flea market Friday. Throughout the year, students earn "rocket dollars" as part of the school’s Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) program, Rolling Knolls Parent Teacher Organization President Jennifer Klepper wrote in an email. And one of the places they can spend the “dollars” is at the flea market, just in time for Christmas. As Klepper wrote in her email, the event was a success and enjoyed by the students: "Parents send in all sorts of items—books, toys, games, holiday decorations, home goods, jewelry and accessories—some brand new, but most gently used, and the students then get to go…
Monday, December 12, 2011
The elementary school's Special Singers make a return performance for the holidays.
The Rolling Knolls Elementary Special Singers helped usher in the holidays Friday afternoon at the District Courthouse in Annapolis. This is the third year that the group, made up of fourth- and fifth-grade students, has sung at the courthouse, said Rolling Knolls Principal Jane Taylor. The students lined the main staircase in the lobby, singing carols for an audience of parents and employees under the direction of their music teacher Deena Settineri. Earlier this year, the Special Singers sang the "Star-Spangled Banner" at an Annapolis High football game and a medley of songs at the Annapolis Showcase event in October where other area schools performed. On Dec. 21, the Special Singers will perform at the Board of Education in the …
Monday, October 24, 2011
One Annapolis event, hosted by Anne Arundel County Public Schools, allowed the community to learn about what's going on in the 14 Annapolis cluster schools.
Parents, students and community members gathered at Annapolis High School Saturday morning for an opportunity to interact with area educators and learn more about the various programs offered at schools around Annapolis. The event, called "One Annapolis," was a community-wide showcase designed to highlight various arts, academic and after-school programs available in the 14 Annapolis cluster schools. Hosted by Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS), each school had a table set up and principals, teachers and staff were on hand to talk to children and parents. AACPS Regional Assistant Superintendent Chris Truffer was also at the event. Students also shared their talents with an array of performances. Fourth and fifth graders from “The …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Students were smiling and happy to reconnect with their friends for the new school year.
Students head back to school for the 2011-12 school year with fresh haircuts and smiles on their faces. Students in the county elementary schools, as well as 6th grade and 9th grade, headed back to the classroom Tuesday morning and will be followed by all the other grades Wednesday. At Rolling Knolls Elementary, the enthusiasm was high and kids were excited to get back to it.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
With the start of school looming on the horizon, Patch is here to help you get into the swing of things this fall.
The stores are filled with school supplies and the state is hosting the annual tax-free shopping days helping everyone get prepared for the beginning of the new school year. Looking beyond the freshly sharpened pencils and crisp new clothing fashions, Greater Annapolis Patch is here to help parents become more involved in their children's schools. When parents are actively involved with their child's school, it sends a message to more than just your student. All students benefit from parents and community members donating time as reading helpers, chaperones or math tutors. This slice of your time lets students know their education is important and makes a difference in their life, whether you're at Hillsmere or Rolling Knolls elementaries …
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Three years of planning and purchasing has outfitted the school's classrooms with multiple opportunities for students to utilize technology.
The Rolling Knolls Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization, already an active group of volunteers, has taken on an additional ambitious goal that has shown its benefits this past school year. Three years ago, the group outlined a purchasing plan to give the school a technology upgrade. Through a combined effort of PTO donations, technology-targeted fundraising, Anne Arundel County Public Schools system and county grants, the school this year has reached a milestone. Every classroom in the school now has an LCD projector and document camera to make it easier for teachers and students to share information while learning. Additionally, the plan has allowed for the purchase of: “For an aged school, we have a lot of technology for our students…
Friday, June 10, 2011
Students from Hillsmere and Rolling Knolls elementary schools bring home honors from countywide competition.
The Anne Arundel Public School’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Elementary School Science Fair was held at Severna Park Middle School on May 18 and 19. Students from Greater Annapolis elementary schools Hillsmere Elementary and Rolling Knolls entered the competition and several walked away among the top entries. Projects were submitted by dozens of third, fourth and fifth graders from throughout the county. The local winners were: Hillsmere Elementary School Student Grade Project Place Category Hanna Asi 4th Crunchy Chips Second Place Medicine and Health Sofia Coleman 3rd Stay Out, Pollution Third Place Environmenatl Reece Gamble 3rd How Temperature Affects Crystal Growth Honorable mention Chemistry Rolling Knolls …
Monday, May 16, 2011
Third grader made it to the top five in a national sports invention competition, while a fourth grader was in the top 15.
It took an 18-year-old college freshman—and veteran inventor—to beat Rolling Knolls third grader Will Klepper. Will was one of five finalists in the nationwide Sports Authority Move It Challenge invention competition, organized by By Kids For Kids. The challenge was to invent new backyard games, fitness tracking devices and sports training equipment. Will's idea for a new ring-toss game earned him two trips to Colorado to the Sports Authority headquarters, and he even received a behind-the-scenes tour of Coors Field, the home of the Colorado Rockies. Back at his Sherwood Forest home from his weekend trip across the country, Will is now awaiting word on whether Sports Authority will further develop and market his invention. For Will, the …