The county executive said the gallery is part of a "fresh start" for the county.
Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
William Heiser has been at North County High School since 2010.
The Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP) named North County High School's William Heiser the 2013 High School Principal of the Year. According to an AACPS press release, Heiser and Southern Middle Principal Jason Dykstra will now be considered for national honors by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Heiser has 15 years of education experience and served as an assistant principal at Annapolis High School before coming to North County in 2010. In the three years since Heiser came to North County, graduating students went from earning $1.7 million in scholarships to $10.8 million, according to AACPS. Participation in the SAT also increased from 29 percent to 68 percent, and the number of Advanced …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Parents and students expressed concern for the safety at Arundel Middle School, and pressed the board to consider adding another assistant principal for stability.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The North County student who impressed scientists nationwide with his pancreatic cancer sensor is heading back to the International Science and Engineering Fair.
North County High School sophomore Jack Andraka, who took first place at last year's Anne Arundel County science fair, has impressed again by taking the grand prize for two years in a row. Andraka gained national attention last year from scientists and pharmaceutical companies for his inexpensive sensor that accurately detects pancreatic cancer. He went on to share the grand prize at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). This year, Andraka impressed county judges yet again with his project "The Tricorder: A Novel Raman Spectrometer for Real Work Applications." He will again head to ISEF in Phoenix, along with 1,500 other students worldwide. He'll have a chance to win a $75,000 grand prize or several other awards. "Our …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Anne Arundel County school officials recently completed a study to look at scenarios for starting high school later.
A hearing on a bill that would establish a task force to study whether it’s a good idea to start Maryland public schools later is scheduled for Friday in Annapolis. The bill, HB 1462, comes as school districts across the state—including Anne Arundel, Carroll, Howard and Montgomery counties—have studied or are in the midst of examining whether later or different school start times are a good idea, according to the Baltimore Sun. Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) released their study earlier this month with options that considers delaying school start times along with financial burdens. The group Start School Later Inc. is among those rallying support for the bill and co-founder Maribel C. Ibrahim wrote on Patch that experts and …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Federal and state grant funding will be dispersed among a variety of school programs, and will offset health care costs, a school system representative said.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The school system says it continues to monitor power and weather-related conditions across the county but intend to open all schools on time on March 7.
Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) announced Wednesday afternoon that they are monitoring the weather situation but expect that schools will be open on Thursday. AACPS will monitor power and weather-related conditions across the county but plans to open all schools on time Thursday. If that changes, AACPS will send messages via phone and email to parents. Schools and all school-sponsored after-school activities were canceled on Wednesday in anticipation of snow and ice. The school system has now used three of the four built-in closing days this school year and is reportedly still waiting to hear back on the waiver request for two days off during Hurricane Sandy. MSA Reading assessments scheduled for Wednesday will occur Thursday …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The fair goes through March 7 at North County High School.
School science fairs provide an opportunity for students to research a topic of interest on their own and the best of these projects move on to the next level of competition. This week, more than 300 students will present their research at the Anne Arundel County Regional Science and Engineering Fair to be held at North County High School in Glen Burnie. Winners will be announced Thursday at an awards assembly to be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. “These student researchers represent our best promise of an emerging workforce of degreed and highly skilled technical workers who begin developing their mathematics and science skills early in their educational career,” said Rochelle Slutskin, Coordinator of Science for AACPS, in a prepared statement. …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Two area private school educators were also named finalists for the 2013 Private School Teacher of the Year award.
Five area educators were named finalists for the 2013 Anne Arundel County Public Schools Teacher of the Year award. Educators from three high schools, one middle school, and one elementary school make up the field of five finalists announced on Monday, according to a release. The public school finalists, selected from a field of 17 semifinalists, are: In addition to the five public school teachers, two area private school educators were also named finalists for the 2013 Private School Teacher of the Year award. Those teachers include: The seven finalists will be among the 52 teachers honored at the 27th annual Excellence in Education banquet at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum on April 29. The public school finalists will be interviewed by a…
Park Elementary students are gaining math and reading skills in new ways, thanks to local donors.
Hailey Furniss, a second-grader at Park Elementary School in Brooklyn Park, says she gets "super excited" when her class spends time learning on the school's new iPad tablets. "It's kind of like butterflies inside of my stomach," Furniss told members of the local rotary club Monday morning, eliciting a chuckle from the school visitors. This enthusiasm is exactly what local educators are trying to capitalize on, and thanks to area donors, they will have that technology to help kids embrace the learning process. The BWI Rotary Club, based in Linthicum, donated $10,000 worth of Apple iPad tablets and devices that they hope will keep their students on the cutting edge of technology while effectively making use of their time in school. "We don'…