Friday, August 26, 2011
Students and staff treated to donuts after making Adequate Yearly Progress on Maryland State Assessments.
Nothing says thank you like a sweet donut, at least for Severn River Middle School. On Thursday morning, the entire student body was provided a donut each, courtesy of the National Junior Honor Society and several staff members to celebrate achieving Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) on last school year’s Maryland State Assessments. “Making AYP didn't happen by chance,” said a very proud principal, June Eyet. “It happened because of a concerted effort by teachers, students and staff.” Adequate yearly progress is the gain that schools, school systems, and states must make each year in the proportion of students achieving proficiency in reading and math. To make AYP, schools and school systems must meet the annual measurable objective in …
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Promotion ceremony sends students off to high school.
Some were excited, others were tired, and many relieved, but all eighth graders at Tuesday's Severn River Middle School promotion ceremony seemed ready to make the move to high school. “I am ready to go,” said eighth grader Matt Kamens who will be marching in the Broadneck High School marching band next year. Kamens, along with other SRMS students in the school’s jazz band, provided some appreciated pre-ceremony entertainment for the crowd of family and friends in attendance, ready to cheer for their favorite student. Assistant Principal Sid Molofsky welcomed students, staff, and guests to the ceremony, declaring that the students were now a part of the Broadneck High School Class of 2015. Senior Class President Cole Dant delivered a …
Thursday, June 2, 2011
The Drama Club of Severn River Middle School is presenting scenes from "Annie" this week.
The students of the Severn River Middle School Drama Club have been hard at work all spring to present scenes from the Broadway musical "Annie." The final performance is scheduled for this evening. There will be a reception at 5:30 p.m. and the show begins at 6 p.m. in Classroom 217 of the school. Directors are Marisa Roper & Mrs. Kibler.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Annual spring music trip provided local students a fun day at Kings Dominion and a huge amount of trophies to cart home.
Musicians from Severn River Middle School came home with top prizes Saturday after competing at the Music Showcase Festival at Kings Dominion. Nearly 300 students and parent chaperones from the school boarded six coach buses to Richmond, VA, and seven musical groups came home with "superior" ratings. Seven soloists also earned "outstanding" ratings from the judges. The students were members of the choral and instrumental performing groups at the school and competed with several other schools from the Mid-Atlantic region. After a morning of musical performances conducted by chorus director John Campbell and instrumental director Mike Tayman, the students spent the day at Kings Dominion enjoying the rides and attractions. The day ended …
Monday, April 25, 2011
Local student musicians of all ages play beautiful music together.
Most Thursday afternoons during this school year, Broadneck area brass musicians from local elementary, middle and high schools traveled to Severn River Middle School to meet and learn from each other and play numerous tunes together. The effort was coordinated by Matt Heist, band director of Broadneck High School, and Ryan Gorka, a former student of Heist’s who is studying music at Anne Arundel Community College. Kelli Ronning, instrumental music teacher for Broadneck area elementary schools, said this new program excites her young students. “They love to interact with the older kids,” said Ronning who traveled to rehearsals after her own work day to support the effort. “They become better musicians as they rise up to play more …
Monday, April 4, 2011
Annual fundraiser brings out families to dine and dance for a good cause.
Whether they were basket browsing, taco eating, or dancing to the oldies, students, staff, and parents from Severn River Middle School were recently enjoying a great night of food and fun. The event was the annual Family Fun Night, sponsored by the school’s PTSO with proceeds benefitting the school’s technology program. “You can’t imagine how much not only new equipment costs, but how much it is just to replace bulbs or other parts to the technology we already have,” said PTSO President Melissa Bowen. “This is one event that is dedicated to raising enough money to keep up with the technological needs of the school for our students.” Guests dined on the tasty offerings of Chevy’s in Annapolis, a hit with parents and kids alike. The evening …
Friday, April 1, 2011
“Project McGrow” to Help with Mill Creek Restoration
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Diane Rey
Friday, April 1, 2011
Alexanna Page would like to be able to go canoeing with her friends in the summertime on water that is blue, not “chocolate brown.” The Broadneck High School sophomore lives in Divinity Cove on the shores of beleaguered Mill Creek. “The water’s often really gross. You can’t go swimming for two days after it rains. At the moment the water is like chocolate brown,” she said, due to recent rains. Page, 15, decided to harness the power of underwater grasses to help restore the health of the waterway, and she’s pulled together a team of 25 volunteers to help her. She plans to use “Project McGrow” to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award. On Friday, a steady stream of volunteers who signed up to grow wild celery from seeds in their homes stopped by the…
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Local Severn River Middle School students win Black Saga competition at Towson University.
Sixth graders Jasper Frazee, Ethan O’Malley and Phillip Schofield from Severn River Middle School recently defied the odds and won top honors in the state Black Saga competition after achieving a perfect score in the Championship Round. Two teams from Severn River Middle School participated in the 14th Annual Black Saga Competition at Towson University on March 19. The second Severn River Middle School team included eighth grader Kate McCarrren and sixth graders Matt Barzal and Robin Roper. Thirty-eight middle schools and 57 teams participated. This was the first year for Severn River Middle’s participation in the Black Saga Competition but two members of the winning team, Jasper Frazee and Ethan O’Malley, participated in the competition…
Monday, March 21, 2011
County’s solo and ensemble festival allows student musicians to show off their talent and earn some well-deserved recognition.
Organized chaos reigned in the cafeterias of Severn and Magothy River middle schools on Saturday as students tuned their instruments and practiced a final run-through at the Anne Arundel County Public Schools Instrumental and Vocal Solo and Ensemble Festival. Student soloists or musicians performing in small groups performed a musical piece for judges who evaluated them for a rating and provided feedback on ways to improve. Students played music written for their particular instrument, usually with piano accompaniment and often times prepared with a private teacher or their school teacher on an individual basis outside of school hours, rather than performing with their entire school group during class time. “This is a real growth process …
Saturday, March 19, 2011
March is “Arts in Our School” Month, and Broadneck area schools celebrated this week.
Youth Art Month is an annual observance each March that emphasizes the value of art education for all children. Whether it’s visual or performing arts, the Broadneck area is brimming with local talent, and area residents were treated to a variety of opportunities to recognize and appreciate those talents this past week. The visual art talents of local students were on display both at the Broadneck Library as well as Broadneck High School for the annual “Bruins Arts Festival.” The event included displays of the works of elementary, middle and high school students from all Broadneck cluster schools, including: Arnold, Belvedere, Broadneck, Cape St. Claire, and Windsor Farm elementary schools, Severn and Magothy River middle schools, and …