December 15, 2017
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  • Sonia Rassofsky Takes Lead Role in Holiday Tradition

    By Maya Pottiger
    Local Student Took On More Responsibilities In This Year’s Thrive Behavioral Health Thanksgiving Food Drive
    Though all students participating in the National Junior Honor Society are required to participate in a service project, Sonia Rassofsky is particularly close to hers.
    For the third...
  • Riverdale Reindeer Ride Again

    By Sharon Mager
    The Riverdale Reindeer are hanging up their antlers after another successful ride. The “reindeer” are teens who live around Riverdale Road and go out each year to gather toys and nonperishable food to help families provide Christmas cheer for their children. The herd size fluctuates as...
    • After raising $160 for supplies that went to police officers in Key Colony Beach, Florida, Tristan Newhouse was presented with a citation on behalf of Captain Thomas Kohlmann, Major Michelle Simpson, Captain Herb Hasenpusch and Captain Shawn Urbas.Photo by Zach Sparks
      After raising $160 for supplies that went to police officers in Key Colony Beach, Florida, Tristan Newhouse was presented with a citation on behalf of Captain Thomas Kohlmann, Major Michelle Simpson, Captain Herb Hasenpusch and Captain Shawn Urbas.

    Food For Thought: Severna Park Boy Sends Care Packages To Florida

    By Zach Sparks
    With Christmas approaching, most kids are pondering the gifts that will surround their trees come December 25, but one seventh-grader at Severna Park Middle School spent his November envisioning the gift he could give to others.
    After hearing from his uncle that officers in Key West, Florida were...
    • For his Eagle project, Patrick Oliver led a team that beautified a portion of the Cape St. Claire beach area in November.Photo Provided
      For his Eagle project, Patrick Oliver led a team that beautified a portion of the Cape St. Claire beach area in November.
    • Patrick Oliver (right) assigned one group to plant native grasses, one to spread mulch, and one to bag leftover waste and debris.Photo Provided
      Patrick Oliver (right) assigned one group to plant native grasses, one to spread mulch, and one to bag leftover waste and debris.

    Eagle Scout Project Benefits Cape St. Claire Beach

    By Sharon Mager
    Patrick Oliver, a member of Boy Scout Pack 2214 in the process of earning the rank of Eagle, led a group of volunteers in fortifying and beautifying a portion of the Cape St. Claire beach area in November. Oliver oversaw the task of removing invasive plants and replacing them with native grasses...
  • Local Hero Visits Folger Students

    By Voice Media
    In celebration of Veterans Day, students from Folger McKinsey Elementary School welcomed Ryan Kules, a proud U.S. Army veteran and a Folger dad. Kules served in Camp Taji in Iraq until an improvised explosive device attack on November 29, 2005. As a result of the incident, two men in Kules’...
  • Archbishop Spalding High School’s Theatre Presents “White Christmas”

    By Voice Media
    A holiday classic is coming to Archbishop Spalding this December. “White Christmas” centers on two World War II vets turned big-time song and dance men: Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, played by juniors Michael Parlett and Michael Howerton, respectively. The duo pair up with an aspiring sister act, Betty and Judy Haynes, played by sophomore Natalia Periera and senior Diana Rach.

    Together, they conspire to bring a little holiday joy to their former WWII general turned struggling innkeeper, General Waverly (played by junior Zach Farley). With the help of Waverly's concierge, Martha (senior Charlotte Kuethe), and granddaughter, Susan (junior Sydney Abbott), the four stars put on a...
    • This month, fifth-graders at Jones Elementary School answered the question “What is your favorite holiday tradition you enjoy with your family?”Photo by Dylan Roche
      This month, fifth-graders at Jones Elementary School answered the question “What is your favorite holiday tradition you enjoy with your family?”

    Question Of The Month: Jones Elementary School

    By Dylan Roche
    Each month, the Severna Park Voice poses a question to a local fifth-grade class. This month, fifth-grade students at Jones Elementary answered the question:
    What is your favorite holiday tradition you enjoy with your family?
     
    I always like to light the four Advent candles.
    James A.
    My...
  • Hooting Helpers Club Shines In Its Inaugural Year At FMES

    By Voice Media
    Fifth-graders at Folger McKinsey Elementary School are learning leadership and altruism, skills they will carry with them next year when they head to middle school. The Hooting Helpers club is composed of fifth-grade Folger students who meet monthly with school counselor Natalie Rieke and parent...
  • Water Street Players Captivate Audiences With “One Man, Two Guvnors”

    By Voice Media
    A slapstick comedy that induced plenty of laughs, “One Man, Two Guvnors” was Severn School’s fall play performed from November 16 to November 18. Set in Brighton, England, during 1963, the plot focused on Francis Henshall, who becomes employed by small-time gangster Roscoe Crabbe...
  • Nicholas Stohler Wows The Crowd With Michael Jackson Impression At Light The Night

    By Voice Media
    You might have heard about Nicholas Stohler, who, at 8 years old, does the best Michael Jackson impersonation in Severna Park (and probably far beyond). Nicholas was recently invited to perform a 30-minute act for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night event in Baltimore in early...
  • Jones Students Partner With Lighthouse Shelter To Make Lunches For Those In Need

    By Dylan Roche
    Just a few days before Thanksgiving, the gym at Jones Elementary was abuzz with activity as fourth- and fifth-graders formed assembly lines to make sandwiches and fill brown paper lunch bags for the homeless. The service project was fulfilled through a Jones partnership with the Annapolis-based...
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  • Calling All High School Journalism Students!

    By Voice Media
    Are you a high school junior or senior interested in the field of journalism? The Severna Park Voice offers internships to students who are avid learners and will be enrolled in a newspaper or journalism class this semester.
    Interns will have exciting opportunities to write articles, pitch story...
  • OHES To Hold 10th Annual Fundraising Event

    By Maryellen Myers
    Oak Hill Elementary School’s PTO will hold its annual silent and live auction event on November 18 at the Earleigh Heights Fire Hall. This event is a 200-guest dinner/dance and raises money to cover the expenses of all school-related activities throughout the course of this year. With a...
    • “Oklahoma!” at Severna Park High School features a talented cast of students and promises plenty of romance, music, comedy and adventure.Photo by Sharon Mager
      “Oklahoma!” at Severna Park High School features a talented cast of students and promises plenty of romance, music, comedy and adventure.

    Severna Park High School To Present “Oklahoma!”

    By Sharon Mager
    Set at the turn of the 20th century, “Oklahoma!” has resonated with audiences since 1943, when they were first introduced to a cast of cowboys and farmhands searching for love. Severna Park High School will present its version of “Oklahoma!” for its annual fall musical on...
    • At Folger McKinsey Elementary, 32 students have signed up for the coding club.
      At Folger McKinsey Elementary, 32 students have signed up for the coding club.
    • At Folger McKinsey Elementary, 32 students have signed up for the coding club.
      At Folger McKinsey Elementary, 32 students have signed up for the coding club.
    • At Folger McKinsey Elementary, 32 students have signed up for the coding club.
      At Folger McKinsey Elementary, 32 students have signed up for the coding club.

    Students Learn To Code At Severna Park Schools

    By Jane Seiss
    As “digital natives,” today’s young people are more tech savvy than many adults. Building on what they already know about technology, elementary school students in Severna Park are now learning computer programming thanks to an innovative educational program offered through Silver...
    • (L-R) Severna Park Middle School SGA members Fletcher Port, Sophia Urrea and Nick Patrick went from room to room collecting cans during the Harvest for the Hungry food drive.Photo by Zach Sparks
      (L-R) Severna Park Middle School SGA members Fletcher Port, Sophia Urrea and Nick Patrick went from room to room collecting cans during the Harvest for the Hungry food drive.

    Can It, Will Ya! Food Drive Helps Kids Silence Hunger

    By Zach Sparks
    The heart of a blue whale weighs about 1,000 pounds. An empty 6-by-12-foot U-Haul cargo trailer is 1,920 pounds. Crocodiles can weigh up to 2,300 pounds. What is heavier than each of those things?
    Severna Park Middle collected 3,111 pounds of food for needy families during Anne Arundel County...
    • This month, we asked Mrs. Merrill’s class, “If you could invite any person to Thanksgiving dinner, who would it be?”
      This month, we asked Mrs. Merrill’s class, “If you could invite any person to Thanksgiving dinner, who would it be?”

    Question Of The Month: Severna Park Elementary

    By Zach Sparks
    Each month, the Severna Park Voice poses a question to a local fifth-grade class. This month, students from Mrs. Merrill’s class at Severna Park Elementary answered the question:
    If you could invite any person to Thanksgiving dinner, who would it be?
     
    Anne Frank, to see what her...
    • The Severna Park community recently came together to make Olivia Hubbard’s 12th birthday celebration a special one.
      The Severna Park community recently came together to make Olivia Hubbard’s 12th birthday celebration a special one.

    Community Unites For Girl’s Special Birthday Celebration

    By Jane Seiss
    The Hubbard family came to live in Severna Park in February after being stationed in Georgia for several years as an Air Force family. Moving around the country and coping with a parent’s overseas deployments can be difficult for families with school-age children, but for the Hubbards,...


    Severna Park Elementary Students Ponder “Why I Write”

    By Voice Media
    Kids were home from school on October 20, which was not only a professional development day but also National Day on Writing. When Severna Park Elementary students returned the following week, they celebrated the literacy day by engaging in “Why I Write,” a campaign designed to get kids...
  • Boy Scout Troop 450 Holds Christmas Wreath Sale

    By Voice Media
    Along with savoring eggnog and caroling through the community, decorating is a surefire way to get into the holiday spirit. Boy Scout Troop 450 is now holding its annual sale of wreaths, centerpieces and living trees. There are two pickup/delivery options: through Gary’s Gardens or UPS....
    • Green Apple Day created an opportunity to connect Folger McKinsey students with their learning environment, instilling a sense of responsibility for caring for the world in which they live.
      Green Apple Day created an opportunity to connect Folger McKinsey students with their learning environment, instilling a sense of responsibility for caring for the world in which they live.

    Folger Students Empowered To Care For Their World

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    Folger McKinsey Elementary students kicked off the start of the current school year by coming together as a community to celebrate Green Apple Day. The Green Apple Day of Service is an international movement of nearly a million volunteers in more than 70 countries that celebrates the central role...

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