Thursday, April 25, 2013
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 …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Here's a look at the week's events at Arundel Middle.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Parents asked the school board for assistance, following some high-profile incidents.
Parents of Arundel Middle School students said the addition of a third assistant principal would help bring stability to the school, which has dealt with a handful of discipline concerns this school year. Students and teachers echoed the call for help during testimony before the Anne Arundel County Board of Education on Wednesday. "Our school is facing safety issues and teacher-stacking issues," said Tracy Mathews, whose daughter attends Arundel Middle School. "This [position] would help our principal be proactive instead of reactive." In February, a student was cited after allegedly threatening another student with a knife. That same week, a teacher was placed on leave after a confrontation with a student that was caught on video. …
Monday, February 18, 2013
About 40 parents met with school administrators Saturday morning to discuss a wide range of issues.
Parents and staff from Arundel Middle School said they are ready to move forward following a pair of high-profile incidents this month, but said they must continue to work toward improving school safety, instruction and communication. About 40 parents met with school administrators Saturday morning in the school cafeteria. The meeting was the latest "Talk A Latte" session hosted monthly by principal Yolanda Clark as a way for parents and staff to ask questions and talk about concerns in an informal setting. Patch was permitted to attend the meeting on the condition that it not be recorded and specific conversations not be shared. The meeting featured Clark and two assistant principals, along with the school resource officer. Regional …
Friday, February 15, 2013
This month's "Talk-A-Latte" session is likely to include discussion of the recent incidents at the school.
Friday, February 8, 2013
A video shared on Facebook shows a teacher in a verbal back-and-forth with a student. School officials said the teacher showed "poor judgment."
A teacher at Arundel Middle School was placed on leave after an incident that became public in a video showing what appeared to be a confrontation with students regarding behavior in the classroom. The video of the Wednesday incident was posted online and is under investigation by the school system. The nearly 14-minute video was originally posted on Facebook and later was also posted to Youtube. It appears to have been taken by another student using a camera phone. It apparently shows a teacher, identified as Latesha Blue, chastising a student for talking back to her. "Everyone in this classroom saw how you were being disrespectful," the woman in the video says. The student responds: "And everyone in this classroom saw how you were …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Police said a 12-year-old boy used a 3-inch knife to threaten two other students during class on Tuesday.
A student at Arundel Middle School was issued a juvenile citation after police said he threatened two classmates with a knife Tuesday during school hours. Anne Arundel County police said that at about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, the school resource officer learned that other students had witnessed one boy carrying a knife. The officer investigated and learned that a 12-year-old boy had threatened another 12-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl in separate incidents earlier in the day. Police later found a 3-inch folding knife inside the boy's locker. The boy was given a citation for one count of possession of a dangerous weapon on school property and two counts of threatening students. He was released to his parents. In an interview with Patch…
Monday, January 7, 2013
Here's a look at what's going on at the middle school this week.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Here's a look at what's happening at the middle school this week.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
It looks like a busy week for students at staff at Arundel Middle School. Check out the most recent list of events.