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.
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
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.
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 …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Students in Anne Arundel County can be prohibited from prom and graduation activities if found in violation of the system's drug and alcohol policy.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Students in Anne Arundel County high schools are among the most tested in the state and country.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Luke Andraka and Dana Lunkenheimer will split a $25,000 prize for their entry in the "We Can Change the World" challenge.
Luke Andraka and Dana Lunkenheimer, seniors at North County High School, won second place in the "We Can Change the World" challenge, according to the Siemens Corporation–the competition organizers. The pair will split a $25,000 prize for a project focusing on the negative effects of abandoned "ghost" crab traps, and their three-pronged proposal for getting rid of the traps that cause millions of crabs to die every year. "We attacked the problem on three fronts; public outreach, law policy and reinventing the common crab trap to make it cheaper for water men and safer for animals," the students said in their project description. Their design focused on securing traps using zinc rings, which will dissolve and cause the traps to fall open if…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Cierra Carter was named a 2013 Dell Scholar by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation.
A North County High School student was one of two in Anne Arundel County named 2013 Dell Scholars by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. Cierra Carter, a senior at North County, and Jasmyn Mackell, of Annapolis High School, earned $20,000 scholarships each in addition to a laptop computer and printer, according to Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS). Carter is an AVID student and will be the first in her family to attend college, according to AACPS. She is ranked sixth in a class of 440 students and will either attend University of Maryland College Park or Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. She will reportedly study either journalism or intercultural studies. To read more from AACPS, click here. Get local stories delivered right …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Police say 18-year-old Norman Hardy and his 14-year-old cousin entered the school through a door that had been propped open.
Two teenagers were arrested Wednesday morning for trespassing at Old Mill High School, and at least one of the teens entered the school twice without permission, police and school officials said. Neither of the teens are students at Old Mill, but one was as recently as February. While police and school officials said the pair were just there to socialize, one of the teens was charged with weapons violations after three knives were found in a backpack. This comes after a student brought a loaded gun to Glen Burnie High School on April 2, and an unarmed trespasser made it into North County High School in February. According to accounts from both school officials and police, Old Mill staffers first encountered Norman Hardy, 18, of Baltimore …