Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Arundel High was ranked 23rd in Maryland, while Old Mill came in 24th.
High schools in west Anne Arundel County received high marks in a Washington Post ranking of schools across the country. The Post's ranking of the nation's most challenging high schools evaluated schools on the number of high-level tests (such as Advanced Placement or International Baccalaurate) given to students each year. They were also scored based on how many students passed at least one college-level test. In its ranking of schools in Maryland, Arundel ranked 23rd, followed by Old Mill in 24th. Meade High ranked 48th. The 2013 rankings also featured high marks for South River (6th), Severna Park (13th) Annapolis (17th) and Broadneck (19th). Arundel was ranked 18th on last year's list, while Old Mill was ranked 31st. Meade was …
Monday, March 4, 2013
A few local wrestlers went to the state tournament in College Park this weekend.
Two area wrestlers placed at the state wrestling tournament in College Park this weekend. Tanner Chaplain, a junior at Arundel High School, and Travis Chidebe, a sophomore at Meade High School, each took third place in their respective weight classes. Chaplain won his first two matches in the 120-pound weight class, lost his third match, and then won his final two, placing third. Chidebe won his first match in the 145-pound weight class, lost his second match, then won his final four, finishing third. Meade senior Juan Coronado appeared in two matches, but lost both of them. For the full results from the state wrestling tournament, see the MPSSAA website.
Monday, February 25, 2013
The junior, who sports a 27-5 record, will compete at 120 pounds. Two wrestlers from Meade High also qualified.
Arundel High School will send a representative to the state wrestling tournament, after junior Tanner Chaplain qualified to compete at 120 pounds. Chaplain, who has a 27-5 record, will open against Tony Arrington of Mergenthaler High in Baltimore. Travis Chidebe, a sophomore from Meade High, also qualified to compete at 145 pounds. He'll open against Chad Ellis of Linganore High. Meade Senior Juan Coronado will wrestle at 170 pounds against Linganore's Luke Britten. The MPSSAA state wrestling tournament takes place Friday and Saturday at Cole Field House in College Park.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Maryland touted its top ranking in Advanced Placement scores.
Earlier this week, the state of Maryland touted a recent report from the College Board, ranking students number one in performance on Advanced Placement exams. Maryland students who took the challenging AP exams scored at least a "3" on the exams about 29 percent of the time, placing them first in the nation. (A score of 3 or better on a 5-point scale is generally what is needed in order to qualify for college credit.) These rankings refer to test scores from the 2011-12 school year. Students are preparing now for the 2013 tests. Anne Arundel County Public Schools released its AP scores last year, but it's worth re-visiting how some local schools performed. Generally, Arundel High has been a top performer on AP exams, even earning a …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Moise Larose has been recruited to play offensive line for the University of Maryland.
A former Meade High football player has signed to play at the University of Maryland this fall. Moise Larose, an Odenton native, played at Meade before transferring to Wilde Lake High School in Columbia. He'll next be donning the red and gold as offensive lineman in College Park. Larose was ranked the no. 25 player in Maryland by Rivals.com, and was rated first-team all-Metro by the Washington Post. In a video on the Terps football website, Maryland offensive line coach Tom Brattan described Larose as a good student who is "big, rangy, quick and athletic." "You can really see, as many big guys do, he blossomed late," Brattan said. "I think he has a very bright future." See also:
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The 21st annual "A Tribute to Women of Color" luncheon recognizes students who are successful academic achievers and community contributors.
"A Tribute to Women of Color" (ATWOC) will recognize 29 Anne Arundel County students at its 21st annual luncheon, including nine from schools serving Odenton and Severn. ATWOC honors students who contribute to the community and are successful academically. According to a release, more than 140 students applied for the this year’s Future Leader Awards, which are designed to encourage and inspire high school students with minority backgrounds to continue their roles as student leaders. ATWOC will honor 16 girls and 13 boys at the luncheon on March 2 held at La Fontaine Bleue in Glen Burnie. Honorees include students from Old Mill, Arundel and Meade High School, among others throughout the county. “Our students are talented and work …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Course offered will include languages, business and general education.
Anne Arundel Community College will offer classes at Meade High School for the upcoming spring semester. AACC said in a press release that sessions begin Jan. 23, and will include a variety of classes ranging from Farsi and Arabic languages, business classes or basic general education. Some classes at Meade will be geared toward adult education or English as a second language, and there will be hybrid classes that feature online coursework. To register, call 410-777-AACC or visit www.aacc.edu/register.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Ajia Owens, a senior at the high school, died after being struck by a vehicle while walking in Annapolis on Saturday.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Meade High School community is mourning the death of one of its students, who was struck by a vehicle while walking in Annapolis Friday. Ajia Owens, 18, was a senior at the high school and sought to graduate this year, school officials said. "Ajia was a sweet, bright, and cheerful young woman who brought smiles to the faces of her teachers, friends, and classmates," Meade High Principal John Yore said in a letter to parents and students. Owens is survived by a sister, Yasmine Smith, who also attends Meade High, and a brother Ahmad Smith, who attends Van Bokkelen Elementary. Yore said school counselors and other services have been made available to students this week. Anne Arundel County police said Owens was struck while attempting…
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Waugh Chapel Elementary, Arundel Middle and Meade High will have new principals for the 2012-2013 school year.
Three local schools are set to get a new principal before the start of the new school year, according to Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS). Nine of the 17 total schools getting new administrators will have first-time principals when schools open in August. Superintendent Kevin Maxwell transferred six principals to different schools. “I believe these changes make us better as an overall system as we continue along our journey to greatness,” Maxwell said in a press release. “I am excited about the talented group of new principals who have been promoted and am confident that those principals who are changing locations will be great assets to the new communities which they will now serve.” Official changes reportedly take effect on …
Monday, February 20, 2012
The Wildcats have a first round bye and will play their first game Feb. 28. The Arundel girls will open Friday against Great Mills.
The Arundel High basketball teams have favorable draws for the MPSSAA Class 4A basketball tournament, set to begin on Friday. The boys team, which lost just one game during the regular season, earned the top seed in the east region and a first-round bye. The team will host a second round game Feb. 28 against either South River or Chesapeake. Meanwhile, the Arundel girls team scored an opening-round home game, after securing the fifth seed in the east region. The girls will host Great Mills on Friday, and with a win would then travel to rival Meade. Nearly all local public school teams have qualified for the state tournament. Teams from Anne Arundel County will play in the Class 4A East Region, with the exception of Northeast and Annapolis …