Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Glen Burnie softball team will face Sherwood High School in the State Finals on Saturday, at the University of Maryland.
The Glen Burnie High School softball team beat Eleanor Roosevelt High School, from Greenbelt, in the state semi-finals Tuesday, according to the MPSSAA website. Glen Burnie was a fourth seed in the east bracket, and beat Roosevelt–the first seeded team in the south bracket–by a score of 13-1. This was the fourth victory for the gophers in this year's tournament. The gophers will face Sherwood High School in the State Finals at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, at the University of Maryland College Park.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Anne Arundel County Great Give kicks off Wednesday night. Non-profits participating including the Arundel House of Hope.
Wednesday, May 15
Several local non-profits have signed up to receive donations through the GreatGive of Anne Arundel County, which kicks off Wednesday evening. Beginning at 7 p.m., anyone can hop online and donate money to a wide range of causes. The GreatGiveAAC runs for 24 hours, culminating in a countdown party at Maryland Live! Casino on Thursday, from 5 to 8 p.m. The program is being run by Razoo, an online movement allowing groups to set up online fundraising. The group claims to have helped raise more than $150 million for various non-profits. Here's a look at the organizations in the Glen Burnie area seeking donations through the GreatGiveAAC. Arundel House of Hope - Provides medical, housing and employment assistance to the homeless of Anne …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The "Day of Action" is an opportunity for parents to share ideas with school officials on effectively advancing education in Anne Arundel County Public Schools.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Advocates for victims of Catholic priests are calling for transparency on recent allegations of sexual abuse by staff at Monsignor Slade Catholic School in Glen Burnie.
A national group of victim advocates is calling for increased transparency from local Catholic church officials, as police investigate claims that staff at Monsignor Slade Catholic School sexually abused a former student. Barbara Dorris, victims outreach director for the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), released a statement Thursday saying local church officials have left families "in the dark" so far. Here is the statement Dorris wrote on the SNAP website: Our hearts ache for parents at this school who must be upset about the child sex allegations and the vague way school officials are dealing with them. Parents and the public need and deserve straight answers about possible child sex crimes. It’s disturbing to see …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Letters from Monsignor Slade Catholic School in Glen Burnie and the Archdiocese of Baltimore indicate police are investigating claims of sexual abuse by a former student.
Anne Arundel County police are conducting a criminal investigation into claims of sexual abuse by a former student at Monsignor Slade Catholic School in Glen Burnie, according to letters from school officials and the Archdiocese of Baltimore. A member of the school's administration, Slade Assistant Principal Robert Ritz, was arrested on drug charges early Wednesday—however, there is nothing at this time to connect Ritz to any allegations of sexual abuse. Slade Assistant Principal Alexa Cox wrote in a letter to parents that police spoke to members of the school's staff, and that some of those members will not return to the campus until police gather more information. In the letter, Cox said the school does not believe any students are in …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
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Saturday, May 4, 2013
Any Glen Burnie students heading to the prom? Keep Patch in mind after you're all dressed and ready to go and share your pictures here.
Patch would like to wish all of the Glen Burnie students heading to the National Aquarium a fun and safe prom on Saturday night. Keep Patch in mind as you get dressed and share your pictures here before you head out for the night. Simply upload your photos clicking the “Upload Photos and Videos” button above the main image. To start the gallery off, here's a picture of me cheesing for the camera with my friend Chris, before jumping in the limousine for the Stephen Decatur High School prom in Ocean City.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The officer said the bathroom was known as a location where smoking took place, according to reports.
An investigative report reveals that the Anne Arundel County police officer who installed a camera in a bathroom at Glen Burnie High School was attempting to stop students from smoking, according to The Capital. The police department immediately relieved the officer, Allen Marcus, of his duties to investigate when the camera was discovered on March 20, and he has since been reassigned to non-school duties. Marcus told investigators that he had installed the camera earlier in the day it was discovered, in a bathroom where he claimed students smoke marijuana and cigarettes, reports The Capital. On March 22, police announced that investigators seized several computers associated with the officer, but found no recordings or images on any of …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Three students in Anne Arundel County won the prestigious national scholarships.
Three students in Anne Arundel County–including two from North County High School–won Gates Millennium scholarships as they prepare for college. Cierra Carter and Fatima Tahir, of North County, and Mekaila Murray, of Old Mill, won the scholarships, which will pay for most of their expenses in college, according to a press release from Anne Arundel County Public Schools. Only two other students from Anne Arundel County have ever won the scholarships, and Maryland totaled 13 of the 1,000 scholarships handed out by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation this year. "This is just another example of the incredible students we have in our school system," Superintendent Kevin Maxwell said in a statement from AACPS. Carter, who is in the AVID …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Glen Burnie High School’s prom is scheduled for May 4, and North County's prom is scheduled for May 25.
A lot goes into having the perfect prom. There’s the dress, with nails, hair and shoes. Plus there is the limo, dinner beforehand, the actual prom ticket and any after-prom activities. All of these activities are adding up and causing the average cost of prom to skyrocket. According to a recent report published on Huffington Post, the average prom cost in 2013 is $1,139, which is a 5 percent increase from last year. Prom for Glen Burnie High School is scheduled for May 4 at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, while the big dance for North County High School is May 25 at the BWI Marriott. But it seems like the spending for the special senior night begins long before the actual dance. According to an article on MSN Money, two of the main …