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Tag: Board of Ed

That Time Of Year

That Time Of Year

| September 23, 2009, 10:14 AM | 0 Comments

Students Warned Of Freaking And Grinding Each year when homecoming or prom rolls around, the talk of appropriate behavior pops up. Just as it has for eons. For the Generation X crowd, does anyone remember Dirty Dancing with Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey? This is the contract each student must submit in order to purchase […]

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A Huge Thumbs Up To Annapolis High Panthers

A Huge Thumbs Up To Annapolis High Panthers

| September 22, 2009, 10:09 AM | 0 Comments

Endangered No More, Annapolis High Exits Restructuring Plan Just over two years ago, the entire staff at Annapolis High School was on the chopping block for under-performance. The school had failed to meet AYP (Annual Yearly Progress) criteria and a personnel shake up ensued.  Principal Don Lilley was transferred from Annapolis Middle School in the […]

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Urgent Brooklyn Park Middle School Meeting

Urgent Brooklyn Park Middle School Meeting

| September 21, 2009, 05:18 PM | 0 Comments

County Middle School In Trouble Brooklyn Park Middle School Principal Maisha Gillins and Anne Arundel County Public Schools officials will discuss the school’s status in the Maryland State Department of Education’s School Improvement Process and programs being implemented to boost student achievement at a meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23. The meeting will […]

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Report Cards For Anne Arundel County Schools

Report Cards For Anne Arundel County Schools

| September 21, 2009, 10:08 AM | 0 Comments

An Unfortunate Result With Narrow Columns (Click Image To Enlarge)

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Kudos To High Schools

Kudos To High Schools

| September 18, 2009, 10:19 AM | 0 Comments

County Seniors Outshine Nation And State It has already been covered in The Capital, but when the County Schools keep exceeding previous scores and are consistently above Maryland and National averages, it never hurts to say it again. Hey Dr. Maxwell, how about an impromptu day off as a reward? To read the detailed results, […]

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Can You Help Annapolis Middle School?

Can You Help Annapolis Middle School?

| September 09, 2009, 12:22 PM | 0 Comments

Annapolis Middle School needs 40 VCRs for its “Caring Communities” Do you have a VCR at home gathering dust? Donate it to Annapolis Middle School so that it can be used to bring televised morning announcements to each Caring Community (homeroom). Principal Scott  has been working with the AACPS Instructional Equipment office to successfully install […]

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Two New Schools To Celebrate

Two New Schools To Celebrate

| August 23, 2009, 11:02 AM | 0 Comments

Lake Shore and Freetown Elementary To Reopen According to County School Spokesman Bob Mosier, students at Freetown and Lake Shore elementary schools will have something to be excited about: new classrooms, new computers, new gymnasiums, new cafetoriums** – the list goes on. Freetown Elementary School will  celebrate the opening of their new school during an […]

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Back To School Nights Scheduled

Back To School Nights Scheduled

| August 20, 2009, 09:32 AM | 0 Comments

Mark Your Calendar For Back To School Nights As nearly 74,000 students head back to school next week, every parent will have the opportunity to become more involved in their children’s school life. The county school system has scheduled back to school events at all schools beginning next week and continuing through the end of […]

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Students Raise More Than $250,000

Students Raise More Than $250,000

| August 19, 2009, 08:40 AM | 0 Comments

Anne Arundel County Students Jump Rope For Heart To The Tune Of A Quarter Million Dollars Even an economic downturn couldn’t dampen the generous spirits of school communities as students across the county raised $281,717.20 for the American Heart Association through Jump Rope for Heart events. “I am amazed at how the students and their […]

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Anne Arundel County School Bus Routes

Anne Arundel County School Bus Routes

| August 15, 2009, 09:54 AM | 0 Comments

Bus Routes Will Not Be Published In The Capital Given the downturn in the economy, The Capital and Maryland Gazette newspapers have made the decision not to publish school bus schedules this year. School bus schedules will be available in a variety of ways beginning at noon on Monday, August 17. Schedules can be viewed […]

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Back To School Outreach A Success

Back To School Outreach A Success

| August 14, 2009, 09:53 AM | 0 Comments

Almost 800 Attend First Event Eye On Annapolis missed the opportunity to announce the first event in a series of outreach programs sponsored by the Board of Education.  However, we are on the ball for the second! The first event was held last Saturday at Annapolis Towne Centre near the Target entrance drawing nearly 800 […]

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A Suggestion For The Board Of Education

A Suggestion For The Board Of Education

| April 10, 2009, 04:11 AM | 0 Comments

Best practices for developing a school calendar Last week, I was speaking with a member of a School Board in Georgia and they have a great idea for handling snow days. Now granted, Georgia is not in the snow belt but this idea makes a LOT of sense. Hence why it has probably not been […]

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Teachers Don’t Need A Union

Teachers Don’t Need A Union

| April 02, 2009, 06:47 AM | 0 Comments

Anne Arundel Teachers Need To Lose The Union Do our teachers really need a union to gain the respect they are seeking? Are they really that disrespected as a profession as it is? Last week, Mike’s Nether Land opined that indeed teachers might fare better to forego the union and garner the respect they crave […]

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What Bus Accident? We Didn’t See Any Bus Accident.

What Bus Accident? We Didn’t See Any Bus Accident.

| March 24, 2009, 05:48 AM | 0 Comments

County Schools Refuse To Address Questions Regarding Accident As was reported here on March 17, 2009, two school buses from Anne Arundel County were involved in a collision where one bus rear ended the other which was stopped to make a turn from Beard’s Creek onto Riva Road. There were no serious injuries and mostly […]

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BREAKING NEWS:  2 School Buses Crash In Riva

BREAKING NEWS: 2 School Buses Crash In Riva

| March 17, 2009, 02:28 PM | 0 Comments

UPDATE: 3:47pm. Apparently after the driver who caused the accident gave his statement to the police, he was allowed to continue on his route in a new bus. Why doesn’t the school district require some sort of interrogation and a drug test after an accident like this? We are not saying that he was under […]

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Elections And The Board Of Education

Elections And The Board Of Education

| March 06, 2009, 07:48 AM | 0 Comments

A glitch has come up for the upcoming elections. It seems that the Board of Education has determined that the schools are no longer an appropriate place to host the Annapolis City elections later this year. The story was originally reported in The Capital, and followed up by a column by Eric Hartley and an […]

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A Stern Warning From Anne Arundel County Schools

A Stern Warning From Anne Arundel County Schools

| March 03, 2009, 07:16 PM | 0 Comments

Apparently, in the wake of some recent suicides and suicide attempts, the school district sent home a sobering letter with students.  In part, it reads: In recent months, the county has seen an increase in the number of suicide-related threats and suicides. It is critically important that all of us are on the lookout for […]

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Hacking In North County

Hacking In North County

| February 28, 2009, 01:15 PM | 0 Comments

And although it is flu season we are talking about computers, kids, and grades. While trying to change your grade is by no means a new concept, I question how this happened with a school district that spends millions on cyber security? Chesapeake High School is trying to locate the students involved and to find […]

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Curious Arguments at the Board of Education

Curious Arguments at the Board of Education

| February 26, 2009, 01:57 PM | 0 Comments

Last week at the school board meeting (2/18/2009), Member Victor Bernson went on a rant about a piece of  legislation before the General Assembly requiring insurance companies to cover some autism spectrum disorders under existing Maryland insurance policies. The bill numbers are: HB273 in the House and SB394 in the Senate. As part of the […]

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