Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Kansas City Chiefs Running Back Thomas Jones talked with Crofton Woods Elementary School students about living healthy and reaching their goals.
It’s fun to watch the NFL players on TV. It’s even more fun when an NFL player comes to your school. Students at Crofton Woods Elementary School recently heard from running back Thomas Jones about the importance of getting a good education. Jones is in his 5th year with the Kansas City Chiefs. Jones came to the school to speak under an organized effort of the Department of Labor about the “Stay Out-Stay Alive” program. This program emphasizes the importance of getting outside to play at least 60 minutes per day. There is a similar program that the children are learning about called NFL Play 60. He shared the importance of putting the video games away and going outside to play. He also talked about the importance of being safe in unfamiliar…
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
CES parent volunteers enjoyed a chance to get know each other better as they were thanked for their service.
Crofton Elementary School staff wanted to find a way to acknowledge and give thanks to parent volunteers, so they hosted an afternoon event April 29. “We wanted to give an enormous thank you to all our volunteers. We wouldn’t be the school we are without you,” said Principal Donna O’Shea. She encouraged the approximately 20 volunteers who attended to chat with their fellow volunteers and get to know one another – an opportunity that is not always available when they are in a classroom helping students or in a workroom copying papers. For Danielle Basilio, volunteering offers a way to observe her daughter’s class and support her teacher. “Teachers get inundated with responsibilities and this is a way to help” said Basilio. Approximately 300…
Monday, May 2, 2011
Various speakers come speak to students about their jobs
We all have big dreams of what we want to be “when we grow up”. Law enforcement, firefighters, dentists, and doctors are all popular choices from school age children. Children at Crofton Meadows Elementary recently had the opportunity to hear from various speakers about their daily profession. Numerous parents and various community speakers came to the school to share insight on their job and take questions from students. What do you do every day at your job? How much money do you make? How long do you have to go to school? These are all popular questions from school-age children. A musician, a meteorologist, a professional soccer player, and an engineer were some of the professions that the children got to hear about first hand. There …
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Jillian Buck has wanted to sit on the panel since she went to her first CRASC meeting in sixth grade.
South River High School’s Jillian Buck is one of three finalists left standing after the initial rounds of interviews for the open student Anne Arundel County Board of Education seat. The student member will be elected by the Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils (CRASC) and appointed by the governor. The CRASC elections will take place during a meeting at Chesapeake Arts Center in Brooklyn Park on March 24. Anne Arundel County is the only jurisdiction in the nation that gives a student member of the Board of Education full voting rights. Buck attended Crofton Woods Elementary School before heading to Crofton Middle School. In a recent interview Buck, 17, said that she has wanted to serve as the student member for five …
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
CroftonPatch.com honors deserving students or groups in the community with the title, "Whiz Kid."
This week’s honoree is a Crofton Middle School student who has built his personal character playing various characters in school musicals over the years. This April he will star in the CMS productions "The Pajama Game." Name and Age: David Ossman, 14 School: Crofton Middle School 8th grade student Accomplishments: Extracurricular Activities: Singing and performing in musicals; playing violin, piano and acoustic guitar and performing with “The Talent Machine” youth theater troupe. VIDEO: Crofton Patch Whiz Kid David Ossman sings a selection from “The Pajama Game.” He also discusses why he enjoys performing musical theater and his favorite actor form the television show “Glee.”