Thursday, April 25, 2013
Katherine Langdon of Arundel High and Eric Stoker-Spirt are the two most recent winners of the corporate-sponsored awards.
Two local high school students have received awards from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Katherine Langdon of Arundel High won a scholarship sponsored by the Mitre Corporation to pursue a degree in international relations, according to an announcement. Eric Stoker-Spirt of Old Mill High is the recipient of the James E. Casey Scholarship, which is sponsored by UPS. The senior plans to study science and research in college. The two students are among about 8,000 who will receive awards from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation this year. Awards range from $500 to $10,000 annually and can be used for up to four years of study in college.
The students are honored at a ceremony in front of parents, school leaders and Arundel Middle graduates.
Arundel Middle School inducted 29 students into its National Junior Honor Society on Wednesday, recognizing them for their well-rounded approach to scholarship. The students in grades 6 through 8 were honored during a special ceremony in front of parents, school leaders and former students. "I believe that what should make your parents most proud is not what you have achieved, but what you have done to achieve it," said Zachary Brown, a 7th-grade science teacher and advisor to the NJHS. The NJHS recognizes students who have shown good scholarship, leadership and character, while also serving others. "With this great honor comes greater responsibility," said Christian Hodges, a former NJHS member who is finishing his junior year at …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Students from Chesapeake Science Point led the school to first place in the competition at Anne Arundel Community College.
Chesapeake Science Point won first place in a mathematics competition at Anne Arundel Community College, as two of its students tied for the top individual prize. Jeremy Dy and Lukash Onyshkevych tied for first in the Anne Arundel County Community College Math Competition, helping Chesapeake Science Point to a win over second place Severna Park. Archbishop Spalding placed third in the competition. Led by students Jeremy Dy and Lukash Onyshkevych, who both tied for first place in the individual competition, Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School has captured this year’s Anne Arundel Community College Math Competition. Here are the scores for schools in the county: Chesapeake Science Point: 47.67 Severna Park High School: 36 …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The weeklong summer camp will focus on environmentalism. It is organized by a Piney Orchard resident and public school employee.
An Odenton educator is bringing back a popular summer camp, this time with an environmental theme. Jonathan Schachter is taking registrations now for his weeklong Camp Discovery, which will run from July 29 to August 2 at Nichols-Bethel United Methodist Church. The camp is a values-based program featuring a series of guest speakers, arts and crafts and other lessons. This year’s camp will center on issues relating to the environment, ecology and conservation. For Schachter, holding the camp is a natural fit, as he works with students at Anne Arundel County Public Schools and coaches youth soccer, lacrosse and other sports. “I’ve been working with kids as long as I can remember,” said Schachter, a Piney Orchard resident with two children…
Monday, April 15, 2013
The board is expected to approve the work for two local elementary schools and two middle schools.
The county school board is expected to approve a contract for the removal of asbestos and installation of new insulation at four local schools. The Anne Arundel Board of Education will vote Wednesday on the $201,000 contract, with work expected to be completed by July. The four impacted schools are Arundel and MacArthur middle schools and Four Seasons and Millersville elementary schools. Asbestos Specialists Inc. is the contract awardee.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Early feedback from residents has been positive.
County school officials said there will be a series of community meetings in the near future to present plans for a cell tower on the property of Piney Orchard Elementary School. Officials said Wednesday that members of the community will have chance to give feedback on the plan, which calls for a 90-foot tower to be constructed by Milestone Communications. It would initially be built to provide greater coverage for Verizon Wireless customers, though the pole could allow for at least four other carriers. The tower would follow a "tree pole" design meant to blend in with surrounding forestry. Milestone Communications is expected to present a detailed plan to the county Board of Education before proceeding. On Wednesday, board member …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
There were no reports of injuries. The fire department said a bus grazed the side of another vehicle.
A school bus was involved in a minor accident near the intersection of Annapolis and Disney roads Tuesday morning, but there were no reports of injuries. Keith Swindle, a division chief and spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Fire Department, said units were called shortly before 9:30 a.m. They responded to find that a bus had collided mirrors with another vehicle. Anne Arundel County Public Schools spokesman Bob Mosier said the students were from MacArthur Middle School. He confirmed that there were no reports of injuries. Swindle said that the accident happened nearly 45 minutes earlier but emergency officials were not immediately called. He said that most of the children were transferred to another bus by the time the fire department…
Monday, March 18, 2013
Here's a look at the events this week impacting the Odenton and Severn area.
It looks like a busy week, so here are five meetings and events that might be of interest in the Odenton and Severn area. County Council Meeting When: Monday, 7 p.m. Where: 44 Calvert St., Annapolis Details: The County Council is scheduled to vote on a pair of redistricting proposals, including one that would alter the politics of the Odenton, Crofton and Gambrills area. Piney Orchard Board Meeting When: Monday, 6:30 p.m. Where: Piney Orchard Community Center Details: The community will have its March board meeting. County School Board Meeting When: Wednesday, 7 p.m. Where: 2644 Riva Rd., Annapolis Details: The school board is expected to vote on a number of measures related to school revitalization, including work at Four Seasons …
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 …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Here's a look at a few key meetings happening this week affecting the Odenton-Severn area.
County Council Meeting When: Monday, 7 p.m. Where: 44 Calvert St., Annapolis Details: The council will again take up the complex bill relating to a new stormwater management fee. District 32 Republican Club Meeting When: Tuesday, 7 p.m. Where: Severn United Methodist Church, 1215 Old Camp Meade Rd., Severn Details: The club will elect its officers for 2013-14. Local Development Council Meeting When: Tuesday, 7 p.m. Where: Harmans Community Room, 7000 Arundel Mills Circle Details: Get the latest on what's been happening in the Arundel Mills area. The council is expected to review its proposed budget for fiscal year 2014. Board of Education Meeting When: Wednesday, 10 a.m. Where: 2644, Riva Rd., Annapolis Details: The board will hold…