Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Meet a first-year teacher and read why teaching in Anne Arundel County is his "dream job."
In a job market where college graduates may struggle to find work, local teacher Zach Cohen admits he hit the jackpot. Cohen graduated in May and scored his “dream job”—teaching for Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS). At last week’s Board of Education meeting, AACPS’ Executive of Human Resources Florie Bozzella said qualified teachers were turning down AACPS jobs for positions in neighboring counties. But for Cohen, Anne Arundel County puts him right where he wants to be. Cohen is a first-year tech ed teacher at South River High, and moved from rural Pennsylvania with his fiancée to join the Seahawks’ faculty. The 23-year-old specializes in engineering, design and robotics. “One of the biggest things is, I’m not teaching wood shop…
Monday, December 19, 2011
South River High School hosted the FIRST Lego League competition. Check out the winners from schools around Maryland and northern Virginia.
Students tested their robotics, teamwork and problem solving skills at the FIRST Lego League competition at South River High School. Academic advisors and participants told Patch this program helps students learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (“S.T.E.M.”). Twenty-two middle school teams and 13 elementary teams participated in the daylong competition, according to Maryland For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Lego League Planning Committee member Patrick Fee. The following teams and awards are featured in the video: Rookie All Star Award / Team #5843 - "All In" Team Spirit Award/ Team #9551 - "Key Robotics" JUDGESʼ Award-2 – Selby Bay Marina / Team #5840 – “Easy as Pi” JUDGESʼ Award-1…
Monday, December 12, 2011
Middle and elementary school students tested their robotics, teamwork and problem solving skills at the FIRST Lego League competition at South River High School.
More than 200 middle and elementary students from across the Maryland, DC and northern Virginia gathered at South River High School for the Third Annual South County Showdown FIRST Lego League competition. The South River Powerhawks team hosted the younger teams in the school’s cafeteria, gymnasium and auditorium. Twenty-two middle school teams and 13 elementary teams participated in the daylong competition according to Maryland For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Lego League Planning Committee member Patrick Fee. He said there are 261 teams across the region. A list of the winners and those advancing to the state competition are also attached to this article. For details on the South River High School …
Monday, November 21, 2011
Regional urgent care company donation comes just in time for the robotic club's build season.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Power Hawks win "Swiss Army Knife of Robots" award, take fourth place.
The South River Power Hawks Robotics Team's season ended over the weekend, after placing 12th in the Richmond Regional FIRST Robotics competition. "Out of the 64 teams, the Power Hawks ranked 12th. The team was awarded the Judges Award for being the 'Swiss Army Knife' Of FIRST robotics teams," Ryan Sackett, faculty advisor for the team, said. Sackett said that the team was basically good at a lot of different things. The robotics team builds, from scratch, a fully functioning robot in about six weeks. They typically find out what their robot has to do as a task in January. Once the robot is built, they ship it off to the competition site and hope that what they've developed is good enough to beat the robots from high schools across the …