Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The school will receive a $10,000 Verizon Foundation grant.
A team of South River High School students has created a way to help make homework and studying easier, and the school is receiving $10,000 because of it. Five students in South River’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) program were recently named among the top ten teams on the Verizon Innovate App Challenge, according to a press release. Juniors Maryam Ermin-Sinanovic, Jasmine Hall, Gelsey Jian, Megan Prass, and Heritage Weems created the award-winning app “Study Buddy.” The app is aimed at increasing academic success by encouraging good study, organizational, and time management skills. “Study Buddy” earned top points for its innovative design, creativity and practicality. The app allows students to schedule an exam or …
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…
Thursday, February 23, 2012
A pair of STEM students are trying to raise awareness about simple ways students and teachers can be more efficient with their energy use.
“Senioritis” may be a term used to describe a senior high school student’s lack of motivation, but for South River High seniors like Jillian Buck and Chad Moeslein, who are in a magnet program for the sciences and math, the final year of high school school isn’t about relaxing. It’s about getting things done. Earlier this week, Patch featured a team of students in STEM—Science Technology Engineering Mathematics—that developed a new music app for Android smart phones. While their classmates spent hours coding and researching a new technology, Buck, of Crofton, and Moeslein, of Davidsonville, wanted to decrease South River High's energy output. In its third year at South River, STEM has an overall focus on science, technology, enginnering …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Crofton Elementary students learned how teamwork, science and engineering help develop landing pods for NASA.
Students at Crofton Elementary School are learning about space exploration. It's part of the school's NASA student enrichment program. Parent volunteers worked with students to help them develop landing pods in small groups. The students' creations were launched from the rooftop of the school to test how well they would land and roll.
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, August 15, 2011
The nation’s economic downturn has many educators turning to technology to enhance the classroom experience. Patch talked with some Anne Arundel County Public Schools teachers about the importance of integrating technology in lessons.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Program encourages Anne Arundel County businesses to hire local students who participate in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics magnet.
When Nicolas Manoogian participated in the Community Challenge Program at Annapolis City Hall this past year, he pointed out to city officials the need to have better anti-virus software and take measures to prevent phishing, as part of a security risk assessment. And Manoogian hasn’t graduated from high school yet. The South River High School rising senior spoke about his experiences in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) magnet program Thursday as part of a briefing to encourage businesses to hire interns from the program, which is also at North County High School. For Manoogian, the STEM program changed his life, although he wasn’t sure what he was going to get out of it when he signed up as a sophomore. “The way…
Monday, May 9, 2011
Students and teachers walk and raise over $15,000 for school supplies.
BONUS PHOTO GALLERY Three years ago the Crofton Meadows PTA found a way to raise money for technology equipment at the school in hard economic times. In continuing with tradition, the PTA recently held its 3rd Annual Healthwalk with lots of enthusiasm. Students took home pledge forms to raise money per lap walked with the anticipation that they would walk the entire allotted time and help contribute to the school’s ongoing technology expense. Each child was given a t-shirt to wear and loads of promotional items to take home. When they passed the start line each lap, a group of enthusiastic parent volunteers and teachers were there to mark an X on the shirt grid. Music, friends, snacks, and lots of fun made this a successful event. 4th …
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 …