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…
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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Thursday, January 24, 2013
Schools will dismiss at their normal time, instead of having a two-hour early dismissal as originally scheduled.
All Anne Arundel County Public Schools will open two hours late on Thursday due to inclement weather. Since high school exams were scheduled for Thursday, the school day will shift and schools will dismiss at their normal times instead of having a two-hour early dismissal. There will be no half-day pre-kindergarten or ECI programs. Full-day pre-kindergarten programs will be in session, but will start two hours late. See more:
Monday, January 14, 2013
The school board will get feedback on the plan on March 12.
The Anne Arundel County Board of Education will hear feedback in March on a proposed redistricting plan involving elementary schools in Crofton. The board will hold a hearing at Arundel High School on March 12 and will accept public testimony on the plan, which seeks to reduce overcrowding at Nantucket Elementary School and other schools in Crofton. The school system will also brief the public on the plan during a special meeting on Feb. 5, though no public testimony will be accepted at that time. The board is reviewing a plan submitted by Superintendent Kevin Maxwell that is identical to one proposed by a special redistricting committee last year. The proposed redistricting plan calls for the following: The school board could still …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Gov. Martin O'Malley celebrated the achievement at an Anne Arundel County school.
Maryland schools were ranked the best in the nation for the fifth year in a row, according to a study released by Education Week. Gov. Martin O’Malley and other state and local officials celebrated the ranking at Jones Elementary School in Severna Park on Thursday afternoon. “There is no better investment than education,” O’Malley told the crowd at the school. “Thanks to tough choices and important priorities we made Maryland schools No. 1 for the fifth year in a row.” House Speaker Michael Busch (D-Annapolis) and Betty Weller, president of the Maryland State Education Association, also addressed the crowd Thursday. Busch said that he has two daughters in Anne Arundel County Public Schools and he is very proud of that. Click here to read …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Heather Hatfield and Patrick McCarthy, both teachers in the county school system, have entered the Mix 107.3 Wedding in a Week Contest.
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Tuesday, January 8
Many young couples dream of having a lavish wedding with friends and family. An even bigger dream? Having that wedding—and the honeymoon—paid for by someone else. Heather Hatfield and Patrick McCarthy of Odenton are in the running to tie the knot for free, after entering the Mix 107.3 Wedding in a Week contest. The pair, both of whom are teachers in Anne Arundel County, are finalists to receive a free wedding and are now encouraging the public to vote. The winner of the contest will receive a wedding extravanza complete with reception, dresses, tuxedos and flowers, plus a 5-day honeymoon to Key West. The only catch: the couple must be prepared to be married on Jan. 24. Officials from the radio station were evidently charmed by the …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Some parents received multiple calls regarding their child's attendance on Dec. 21.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Several schools in west Anne Arundel County would get money for everything from kindergarten additions to HVAC upgrades under the capital budget proposed last month.
Next week, the Anne Arundel County Board of Education will hold two public hearings to discuss the proposed operating and capital budgets for fiscal year 2014. The proposal from Superintendent Kevin Maxwell calls for more than $1 billion in operating expenses and a capital budget of about $240 million. The capital budget includes requests to fund expansion and renovation projects at many schools, including several in west Anne Arundel County. Those local schools include: In most cases, the proposed spending represents a portion of the total cost of the projects. Other funds have either been spent in previous years or are expected to be included in later years. A review of the six-year capital plan for the county schools shows other …
Friday, December 21, 2012
A Glen Burnie home is a national finalist for the Patch contest.
Friday, December 14, 2012
A gunman reportedly shot and killed 27 people at an elementary school in Connecticut.
UPDATE (4:10 p.m.)—In the wake of news that a gunman reportedly shot and killed 27 people at an elementary school in Connecticut, Anne Arundel County police boosted security at all public schools Friday afternoon prior to dismissal. According to Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) spokesman Bob Mosier, a county police officer was stationed at every school during dismissal. He also said security will remain heightened as children arrive at their schools Monday morning. The shooting occurred Friday morning in Newtown, CT. Newtown Patch is on the scene near the school, providing live updates and breaking news. According to Newtown Patch, parents of children who were killed during the shooting are still being notified by public …