Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Most schools in Odenton and Severn show progress in MSA exam scores and schools countywide improve their performance in most categories.
The vast majority of local elementary schools met goals for performance in math and reading on the Maryland State Assessment exams, but some local middle schools fell short of goals in at least one area. Countywide, schools saw gains in three of four categories, and the rate of passage exceeded that of the state, according to a press release from Anne Arundel County Public Schools. There were just seven schools in the Odenton/Severn area that fell short of targets in at least one area, including four middle schools. Individual schools are now being evaluated on Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs) designed to boost performance among 10 different groups of students. Countywide, 93.2 percent of elementary school students passed the MSA exam …
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Students at local schools, including those at Arundel Middle and MacArthur Middle schools, were well represented in the list of winners in the county's Young Authors Contest.
Five local middle-schoolers and one high-schooler earned top honors in the recent Young Authors contest. The Anne Arundel County Reading Council reviewed more than 1,000 short stories, essays and pieces of poetry from students. All entries were scored based on a rubric designed to mirror the state competition, and also noted originality and creativity, according to a press release. More than 50 students were honored with first, second or third place prizes. Top finishers in each grade level will be selected to participate in the statewide Young Authors contest. The local winners included: Seray Cerezo, MacArthur Middle School. 2nd place, poetry. 6th grade. Sophia Czaja, MacArthur Middle School. 2nd place, short story. 6th grade. Brendan …
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Patch swung by the West County Area Library to see the latest staff recommendations for winter reading.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- Tim Lemke
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Although the Anne Arundel County Library system is embracing the new world of e-books, it hasn’t swayed from its job of lending actual books to area residents. I stopped by the West County Area Library this week to see what was on display. The holiday books are now hidden away in favor of some other recommendations designed to keep you entertained and educated during the long, cold winter. In the main lobby, there’s a display titled, “Fireside Reads,” with an intriguing mixture of murder mysteries and winter-themed books. You can check out books from Todd Borg’s “Tahoe Mystery Series,” including the latest installment, Tahoe Hijack! There is no word on whether the library will begin carrying the sci-fi series by Todd’s brother, Cy. (Get it…