Monday, May 13, 2013
A total of six Anne Arundel County schools receive their first Maryland Green School certifications.
Magothy River Middle School recently became another Anne Arundel County school to earn green school recognition. Along with five other county schools, MRMS was added to the distinguished list of Maryland Green Schools, the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) announced on Friday. MRMS principal Christopher Mirenzi said he was proud of the school for the accomplishment. "After lots of effort in educating students,teachers, and parents aboutthe importance of recycling, reusing and repurposing, plus many landscaping projects that support our environment, our school received notification that we achieved this prestigious recognition," Mirenzi said. "Thank you to our Green School Commitee for all they have done …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
After 42 years of teaching, William Blanchard will retire, and to commemorate his legacy, former students from across the decades will gather for a performance just for him.
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Saturday, May 11
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Magothy River Middle School is gearing up once again for its biggest fundraiser of the year—Marlin Night.
- On Patch
Tuesday, April 9
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Of 24 high school winners, half came from Broadneck High School.
Nineteen students from Broadneck-area schools were awarded for strong writing skills. The Anne Arundel County Reading Council recognized 54 students for their talents as storytellers, poets and essayists. The council received more than 1,000 entries. The 22 first- and second-place entries will go on to be judged at the state level. Anne Arundel County will honor the high school writers at a reception on Feb. 21, and the younger writers will be honored in April. Of 24 high school winners, half came from Broadneck High School. Maureen Thomas, an English teacher at the school, said she was very proud of her students. Here is a list of Broadneck-area student winners by grade: Third Grade: Sixth Grade: Seventh Grade: Eighth Grade: Ninth Grade …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
An All-County concert will be held on Feb. 2 featuring 200 of the best student musicians in Anne Arundel County.
After rigorous auditions, almost 200 teens will take the stage in the All-County Middle and High School Band Concert on Feb. 2, according to Anne Arundel County Public Schools. Of the 200 teens chosen to perform, 43 come from Broadneck-area schools including Broadneck High School, Severn River Middle School and Magothy River Middle School. Jenny L. Neff, an award-winning school band director, will lead musicians from 16 of the county's 19 middle schools. Neff, from the Lower Merion School District in Pennsylvania, chose a program that will challenge the middle schoolers and impress the proud parents. John J. Miliauskas III, associate director of bands at Towson University, will lead the high schoolers through a program popular among bands …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Jackie Knox shares her time and talents with students at Broadneck Elementary and Magothy River Middle School.
Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) recognizes educators, employees and volunteers each month from September to June during the school year. Awards are presented at Board of Education meetings and Patch is pleased to announce the honorees. The January "Volunteer of the Month" is Jackie Knox, who shares her talents with students at Broadneck Elementary and Magothy River Middle School. According to the AACPS website, the Volunteer of the Month is chosen by a committee made up of staff from the Office of School & Family Partnerships and parents. Here is the text of the speech presented at the Jan. 9 meeting in honor of Knox: Plato observed, “Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education, because rhythm and harmony find…
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Anne Arundel County Public Schools has tentatively secured $18 million from the state for school facility improvements at 15 different county schools.
Severn River Middle School and Magothy River Middle School both stand to benefit from a $336 million construction fund to be distributed to schools statewide. Magothy River Middle is set to get $748,000 to replace its electrical system, and Severn River Middle will receive $1.68 million for an open space conversion. After Gov. Martin O’Malley announced plans Monday to spend $336 million on school construction projects throughout the state, an Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) official expressed optimism about receiving necessary funding to finance local facility improvements. For the 2014 fiscal year starting in July of this year, AACPS asked the state to finance certain school construction projects—ranging from the …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Broadneck middle schools begin again on Aug. 28.
School starts back for Anne Arundel County middle schools on Aug. 28. Are you ready yet? There are still a few weeks left of summer, but now is the time to start planning ahead for when classes begin again. All Broadneck schools will resume by the end of August. Middle school students just starting out in the sixth-grade will arrive at school a day earlier, on Aug. 27. But classes for all grades begin the following day. Schools have begun distributing information on supplies that students will need when they return to classes. Click on the following schools for links to their specific school supply lists for the 2012-2013 school year. These can be downloaded and printed for convenience. For Magothy River Middle School (MRMS), the supply …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
The school year begins for all county schools by the end of August.
Dozens of new teachers have joined Broadneck-area schools for the 2012-2013 school year. New teachers at Broadneck High School include the following, according to The Severna Park Voice: New teachers at Severn River Middle School include the following, according to the school's latest newsletter: New teachers at Magothy River Middle School and elementary schools in Broadneck have not yet been announced. They will be posted when the information is available.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Two Broadneck-area schools fell short of self-subscribed goals for year.
Anne Arundel County students excelled in this year’s state tests, which measure performance gains. Elementary and middle school students are tested each year in four categories for the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) tests. In the 2011-2012 school year, Anne Arundel County students exceeded the state’s average by at least 4.4 points, placing local schools alongside the best in the state, according to a statement issued by Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) Tuesday. In elementary schools, 93.8 percent of students across the county scored "proficient" in math, an increase of 1.8 percent over last year. In middle school, 86.5 percent of students passed the reading assessment, a decrease of 0.9, while 82 percent of students passed the…