Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The certification is the highest teaching credential given to educators in the country.
Among the 45 educators at Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) who recently attained the prestigious National Board Certification—the highest teaching credential given to educators in the country—10 were from Broadneck-area schools. More than 6,200 teachers nationwide earned the honor, and Anne Arundel County’s 45-member class put it seventh in the nation among school systems with certification recipients, according to an AACPS release. Below is a list of the Broadneck-area educators who earned the honor and where they teach: Approximately five percent of all AACPS educators earn the certification, and with the 45 new additions, the county’s grand total reached 355 for 2012, according to the release. Additionally, four members of the…
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 …
Friday, January 4, 2013
The tour showed elementary students the kind of music program they'll have access to in middle school.
Arnold Elementary's gymnasium boomed with brass and strings on Friday morning to the tunes of Katy Perry's "Fireworks." Severn River Middle School's chamber orchestra was on tour Friday across several Broadneck schools, starting with Arnold Elementary, and then on to Belvedere Elementary and Windsor Farm Elementary. Music director Mike Tayman told 5th grade students about the orchestra's trips this year across the county—from FutureCare to play for senior citizens, and to the Marley Station Mall to play for an even larger audience. They'll also be taking a trip to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg in the future. Tayman encouraged younger musicians to keep at it, as it only gets better. "What you find in music is that if you keep playing, …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Back to school night for SRMS is set for 6 p.m. Sept. 13.
The following message was written by Severn River Middle School's principal June Eyet in the school's recently released August 2012 newsletter. Now is the time everyone asks themselves, “Where did the summer go?” The time certainly has flown by, and everyone here at Severn River Middle School has been working diligently throughout the summer to ensure the building is in order and everything is in place to guarantee a smooth start to the 2012-2013 school year. We are looking forward to welcoming all of the students back in just a few short weeks, and we would like to extend a special welcome to all of the new sixth grade students and to their parents and/or guardians. Middle school is an exciting time, one filled with changes: …
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…
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Students at Severn River Middle School are learning more than their standard curriculum this year—they've taken on the environment.
Monday, May 21, 2012
The schools were among 11 county schools to get the designation. Four others earned recertification.
Cape St. Claire Elementary and Severn River Middle schools earned an official Maryland Green School certification this year for their conservation efforts. The schools were among 11 to earn the designation this year from the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE). There are now 52 education facilities in the county with the designation. Four other schools, including Broadneck High School, also earned recertification, according to a press release from Anne Arundel County Public Schools. To earn Green School status, a school must go through a two-year process of establishing a program for environmental awareness. Efforts often include recycling, conservation programs and other activities designed to encourage "…
Friday, April 27, 2012
Two teams of students placed in the top 10 in the Black Saga Competition.
Two teams from Severn River Middle School (SRMS) placed in the top 10 in the state's Black Saga Competition, a statewide academic competition about African-American history. The Black Saga event was held March 17 at Towson University and featured 55 teams from across the state. Among those teams, two from SRMS went on to the championship round. These students were seventh-graders Jasper Frazee, Ethan O’Malley and Phillip Schofield, who placed second overall in the state. Sixth-graders Johnny Bernhardt, Brian Kinsey and Sam Sheats placed eighth in the state. In some of the final heated moments of the championship round, Gov. Martin O'Malley made an appearance, surprising everyone there. The governor offered his support for the Black Saga …