Monday, May 13, 2013
A pair of Twitter feeds are offering frequent words of encouragement and inspiration to students.
Much has been written about the potential destructive power of social media, but there are at least two Twitter feeds dedicated to bolstering the spirits of those at Arundel High School. The feeds Arundel Compliments (@ArundelLove) and Make Arundel Smile (@Love4Arundel) offer frequent words of encouragement and compliments in 140 characters or less. Many of the comments are general, but often are directed at individual students. "Never forget you are all beautiful!" came a Tweet from @ArundelLove on May 1. Another message on May 10 offered encouragement to those students taking Advanced Placement tests: "It's Friday!!!! hope everyone has a good last day of testing for the week! Finish strong. Y'all are amazing." The Arundel Compliments …
The Wildcats are still alive in their quest for a regional title, but Old Mill won the first meeting between these two teams in April.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Meanwhile, several local baseball teams move on
It was a tough Friday for the Arundel lacrosse teams, as both the girls and boys fell in the MPSSAA state tournament. The Arundel boys were upset 11-9 by Chesapeake, while the girls fell 14-9 to top-seeded Huntingtown. South River, however, remains alive in the tourament with both its teams advancing. The Seahawk boys topped Broadneck 11-7 and will play at Huntingtown on Monday. The girls secured a big 19-1 win over Northern High on Friday, and will next host Huntingtown. Arundel to Host Old Mill in Baseball The Arundel baseball team earned a first-round bye in the state tournament, setting up a second round matchup against local rival Old Mill on Monday. Old Mill moved to the second round by beating Glen Burnie 7-4 on Friday. South …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Patch rounds up the top stories from around the county this past week.
Here are top headlines from the eight Patch sites in Anne Arundel County. Click each headline to read the full story. Traffic Stop in Crofton Results in Drug Bust Anne Arundel County police arrested two men in Crofton after a routine traffic stop resulted in the discovery of cocaine and cash in their car. Read more on Crofton Patch. Flats170 in Odenton Now Accepting Leases It's now possible to secure a lease at the Flats170 at Academy Yard apartments offered by Bozzuto Group. Read more on Odenton-Severn Patch. Rocker Launches Worldwide Art Tour in Annapolis The drummer from the 1970s rock group Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed music on Tuesday but you can see his artwork at a local gallery through the month of May. Read more on Annapolis …
Proponents of a new high school in the Crofton area will make their presence known at Monday's school budget hearing.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Alexandra Bartlett received a scholarship worth $2,500.
A South River High School senior is the most recent county student added to the growing list of National Merit Scholars, announced Wednesday by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Senior Alexandra Bartlett was chosen from a talented group of 15,000 students from across the country and among 57 from the state of Maryland, according to a release. She will receive a single-payment scholarship worth $2,500 to pursue her post-secondary studies in biomedical engineering. Students earn the honor based on their excellent academic records, standardized test performances, school and community leadership, essay submissions and high school recommendations. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation will announce another 4,500 scholarship …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The 2013 rankings came out Monday with four Anne Arundel County schools in the top 2,000.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek ranked three high schools in Anne Arundel County among the top 1,000 in the country, with Arundel High School coming in at 840 and South River High School at 938. Broadneck High School is the highest county school on the list, ranking 722. A fourth county school was ranked among the top 2,000: Annapolis High School was ranked at 1,843. You can see the details about the four ranked schools in Anne Arundel County, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in this interactive map. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools, with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Thank a great teacher you know by leaving a comment on Patch!
Anne Arundel County recently honored top educators but now it's your turn to honor your pick for top teacher. Monday marks the start of Teacher Appreciation Week. Many local school PTA's will have special events—and a little bit of pampering—to show thanks to teachers as they wind down the school year. There were several local teachers who earned special recognition this year. Jodie Hogan of South River High School earned the area's top honor, as she was awarded Teacher of the Year for 2013. Jessica Riley of Crofton Middle School was also nominated for the award. Merideth Hansen, an elementary school teacher for 19 years, shares what she enjoys most. “For teacher appreciation, our PTA provides little treats and goodies for our staff for…
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Thursday, May 2, 2013
Burruss' art, a colorful painting of a fish, was shown on an enlarged replica of the cards that will be distributed to school employees across the county.
Crofton Meadows Elementary student Travis Burruss' art was selected among dozens to be featured on the front of all county school system debit cards. Burruss' art, a colorful painting of a fish, was shown on an enlarged replica of the cards that will be distributed to school employees across the county. The card replica and a certificate from the Board of Education was presented to Burruss, who was at Wednesday's school board meeting. He said he was surprised and excited to have been the winner.