February 23, 2018
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    • Folger McKinsey fifth-grade teacher Stacey Coppock (left) and Jones Elementary music educator Charlene Beyerlein are among the Teacher of the Year semifinalists.Photo by Judy Tacyn
      Folger McKinsey fifth-grade teacher Stacey Coppock (left) and Jones Elementary music educator Charlene Beyerlein are among the Teacher of the Year semifinalists.

    Severna Park Educators Named Teacher-Of-The-Year Semifinalists

    By Judy Tacyn
    During Stacey Coppock’s senior year of high school, her guidance counselor asked her to be an aide for a special education class.
    “My role was to assist students with life skills, but in the end, they taught me what I wanted to do with my life,” said Coppock, a fifth-grade...
    • In memory of her son, Tucker, Sierra Mullen is working to establish a foundation to raise awareness for congenital heart defects.Photo Provided
      In memory of her son, Tucker, Sierra Mullen is working to establish a foundation to raise awareness for congenital heart defects.
    • In memory of her son, Tucker, Sierra Mullen is working to establish a foundation to raise awareness for congenital heart defects.Photo Provided
      In memory of her son, Tucker, Sierra Mullen is working to establish a foundation to raise awareness for congenital heart defects.

    Severna Park Senior Hopes To Start Heart Foundation

    By Jimmy Burton
    After The Premature Death Of Her Son, Sierra Mullen Hopes To Raise Awareness And Funding For Congenital Heart Conditions
    February is known across the United States as American Heart Month. According to March of Dimes, a nonprofit organization focused on the health of newborn babies and mothers, as...
    • Hugh O’Connor (left) and Nick Plummer rely on protein bars to fuel them through long practices.Photo by John Kiser
      Hugh O’Connor (left) and Nick Plummer rely on protein bars to fuel them through long practices.

    How Diets Affect Athletes Of Different Sports At Severna Park High

    By John Kiser
    For most athletes, their diet offseason enables them to perform at their peak in season and feel their best throughout their training.
    Some sports require athletes to stick to certain foods more than others would – for example, the diet of a wrestler would vary from that of a cross country...
    • Rock ‘N’ Roll Revival is an annual tradition that brings together Severna Park High School students from all grade levels and social circles.Photo courtesy of Jennifer Lee
      Rock ‘N’ Roll Revival is an annual tradition that brings together Severna Park High School students from all grade levels and social circles.

    A Look Into ““Ye Olde Tyme”” Rock N’ Roll Revival XXIX

    By Alena Carhart
    Students Discuss The Behind The Scenes Of Rock N’Roll Revival XXIX

    Severna Park High School puts on many productions, but one show that any native can tell you about is Rock ‘N’ Roll Revival. The show is a collection of dances and songs to music that is at least 20 years old...

    • (L-R) Nicole D’Ascoli, Joanne Byrne and Tricia Fisher teach fourth-grade language arts at Broadneck Elementary, and they wanted to give students a better perspective on slavery in regards to the Civil Rights Movement.Photo by Maya Pottiger
      (L-R) Nicole D’Ascoli, Joanne Byrne and Tricia Fisher teach fourth-grade language arts at Broadneck Elementary, and they wanted to give students a better perspective on slavery in regards to the Civil Rights Movement.
    • As part of the Civil Rights curriculum in the language arts classes at Broadneck Elementary, the teachers pulled in more books for the students to read and connect to what they were learning.Photo by Maya Pottiger
      As part of the Civil Rights curriculum in the language arts classes at Broadneck Elementary, the teachers pulled in more books for the students to read and connect to what they were learning.
    • During one of the new lessons in Broadneck Elementary’s Civil Rights unit, students act out a picture depicting a scene from the movement.Photo Provided
      During one of the new lessons in Broadneck Elementary’s Civil Rights unit, students act out a picture depicting a scene from the movement.
    • During one of the new lessons in Broadneck Elementary’s Civil Rights unit, students act out a picture depicting a scene from the movement.Photo Provided
      During one of the new lessons in Broadneck Elementary’s Civil Rights unit, students act out a picture depicting a scene from the movement.

    Broadneck Elementary Refreshes Civil Rights Lessons

    By Maya Pottiger
    During a previous lesson on the Civil Rights Movement, a student asked if Jackie Robinson was a slave. That’s when Broadneck Elementary fourth-grade language arts teachers knew it was time for a change in their curriculum.
    “What we saw was they had no concept of the timeline,”...
  • College Pay Workshop Set For Feb. 13

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    The Severna Park High School Counseling Center will host “Little Known Secrets of Paying for College” with Brandon Gulley of The College Funding Coach on February 13 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the SPHS cafeteria. This event is for any family wanting to learn how to pay for college.

    The College Funding Coach has established an approach that helps parents understand the college funding process, reduce their out-of-pocket expenses, and balance the challenge of saving for college and retirement simultaneously.

    To register, visit www.sphs213.eventbrite.com.

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    • This month, we asked Ms. Barrett’s class, “What is something you like a lot that others may not?”Photo by Maya Pottiger
      This month, we asked Ms. Barrett’s class, “What is something you like a lot that others may not?”

    Question of the Month: St. Martin’s-in-the-Field Episcopal School

    By Maya Pottiger
    Each month, the Severna Park Voice poses a question to a local fifth-grade class. This month, students from Ms. Barrett’s class at St. Martin’s-in-the-Field Episcopal School answered the question:
    What is something you like a lot that others may not?
    Sometimes I sail against other...
  • Severna Park Schools To Present Upcoming Plays

    By Maya Pottiger
    From the street rat of Agrabah to a feisty princess from the swamp lands, local students are tackling intriguing roles in their school productions.

     

    Folger McKinsey’s annual school play is “The Folger Four: Age of Mindstein.” It showcases the schemes of the evil Dr....

  • Broadneck To Present “Sound Of Music” Feb. 22 – March 3

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    The hills are alive with the sound of music this month at Broadneck High School, where the popular Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “The Sound of Music” will soon take the stage. The production features the talents of nearly 50 students across all grade levels, and performances will be...
  • Severna Park Area Schools Gear Up For Upcoming Talent Shows

    By Maya Pottiger
    If you’re looking for local talent, you came to the right place. Here’s a rundown of the upcoming talent and variety shows hosted by Severna Park area schools.

     

    After the January date was snowed out, Severna Park High School rescheduled its “Talon Show” to...

  • County Council Votes In Favor Of School Utilization Bill

    By Maya Pottiger
    The county council recently passed Bill 92-17, which says that schools with enrollment greater than 95 percent of the state-rated capacity must be listed as closed on the annual school utilization chart.
    The bill passed 6-1, with Chairman Michael Peroutka being the only councilmember voting...
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    • Five members of Boy Scout Troop 993, based in Severna Park, achieved Eagle Scout status by completing community service projects.Photo Provided
      Five members of Boy Scout Troop 993, based in Severna Park, achieved Eagle Scout status by completing community service projects.

    Quintet Achieves Eagle Rank

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    Five local teens from Boy Scouts of America Troop 993 recently earned the high rank of Eagle Scout. Samuel Dennison, John Feliz, Jack Libby, Andrew Knabel and John Williams III were recognized at an Honor Court ceremony for their achievement.
    Samuel James Dennison, son of Thomas and Ellison...
    • Coached by Eric Bitoude, the Broadneck Bruin team includes sophomore Jameson Gilkey, sophomore Will Sizemore and senior Sander Miller.Photo Provided
      Coached by Eric Bitoude, the Broadneck Bruin team includes sophomore Jameson Gilkey, sophomore Will Sizemore and senior Sander Miller.

    Local High Schools Battle For Bragging Rights On “It’s Academic”

    By Judy Tacyn
    Many parents and grandparents may remember waking up early on Saturday mornings to watch their local high schools compete on “It’s Academic.” That’s because the show has been in production since 1961. What started on NBC4 in Washington, D.C., continues to be America’s...
    • More than 100 people competed in a December event hosted by the SPHS speedcubing club. “Having a club with dozens of other likeminded people is what made all of the Severna Park competitions possible,” said Spencer Gretz, speedcubing club vice president.Photo by Jimmy Burton
      More than 100 people competed in a December event hosted by the SPHS speedcubing club. “Having a club with dozens of other likeminded people is what made all of the Severna Park competitions possible,” said Spencer Gretz, speedcubing club vice president.

    SPHS Hosts Speedcubing Competition

    By Jimmy Burton
    Contest Draws More Than 100 Competitors

    On December 16, a total of 114 competitors representing six different nationalities gathered for one common hobby: Rubik’s Cubes. The Severna Park High School speedcubing club began planning in September for the competition.
    “Planning the...

    • This month, students at Broadneck Elementary answered the question “What is an invention that would make life in the future much easier?”Photo by Maya Pottiger
      This month, students at Broadneck Elementary answered the question “What is an invention that would make life in the future much easier?”

    Question Of The Month: Broadneck Elementary School

    By Dylan Roche
    Each month, the Severna Park Voice poses a question to a local fifth-grade class. This month, students at Broadneck Elementary answered the question:
    What is an invention that would make life in the future much easier?
     
    My invention is a machine for cleaning. It would have a broom and mop...
    • Cutty McGrath completed his Eagle Scout service project this summer when Troop 993 finished building a much-needed trailhead kiosk at the Severn Run Natural Environmental Area located off Veterans Highway in Millersville.Photo Provided
      Cutty McGrath completed his Eagle Scout service project this summer when Troop 993 finished building a much-needed trailhead kiosk at the Severn Run Natural Environmental Area located off Veterans Highway in Millersville.

    Cutty McGrath Reaches Rank Of Eagle Scout

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    Henry Thomas “Cutty” McGrath III, along with fellow scouts Steven Andrew Engel and Noah Harris Foxson from Troop 993 in Severna Park, received his Eagle Scout Award at a Court of Honor ceremony on December 30 at Severna Park United Methodist Church.
    McGrath has been an active...
  • Arnold Elementary Earns Wellness Distinction Award

    By Dave Topp
    For its efforts to promote and encourage a healthier lifestyle in and around the community, Arnold Elementary was one of six Anne Arundel County public schools to receive the 2017 AACPS Wellness School of Distinction award.
    Earning such an honor does not come lightly. Schools must show significant...
    • Madelaine Garner created her own line of handmade products called MadelaineMade. Since she was young, she loved being creative, so she decided to make a business. “If anyone else wants to start their own business, I believe it is important to love what you do,” Garner said.Photo courtesy of Madelaine Garner
      Madelaine Garner created her own line of handmade products called MadelaineMade. Since she was young, she loved being creative, so she decided to make a business. “If anyone else wants to start their own business, I believe it is important to love what you do,” Garner said.
    • Madelaine Garner created her own line of handmade products called MadelaineMade. Since she was young, she loved being creative, so she decided to make a business. “If anyone else wants to start their own business, I believe it is important to love what you do” Garner said.Photo courtesy of Madelaine Garner
      Madelaine Garner created her own line of handmade products called MadelaineMade. Since she was young, she loved being creative, so she decided to make a business. “If anyone else wants to start their own business, I believe it is important to love what you do” Garner said.
    • Madelaine Garner created her own line of handmade products called MadelaineMade. Since she was young, she loved being creative, so she decided to make a business. “If anyone else wants to start their own business, I believe it is important to love what you do” Garner said.Photo courtesy of Madelaine Garner
      Madelaine Garner created her own line of handmade products called MadelaineMade. Since she was young, she loved being creative, so she decided to make a business. “If anyone else wants to start their own business, I believe it is important to love what you do” Garner said.
    • Madelaine Garner created her own line of handmade products called MadelaineMade. Since she was young, she loved being creative, so she decided to make a business. “If anyone else wants to start their own business, I believe it is important to love what you do” Garner said.Photo courtesy of Madelaine Garner
      Madelaine Garner created her own line of handmade products called MadelaineMade. Since she was young, she loved being creative, so she decided to make a business. “If anyone else wants to start their own business, I believe it is important to love what you do” Garner said.

    Catching Up With Madelaine Garner, Creator of MadelaineMade

    By Alena Carhart
    Recent Severna Park High School graduate Madelaine Garner (class of 2017) created her own online business and Instagram called MadelaineMade. Her products include homemade necklaces, soaps and cosmetics listed at affordable prices.
    The idea became a reality due to her passion for creativity....
    • (L-R) Ryan Bonner, Lincoln Boyle, Court Barrett and Dennis Underwood (bottom) represented St. Martin’s-in-the-Field Episcopal School at the Severn Scholastic Chess Tournament in December.Photo Provided
      (L-R) Ryan Bonner, Lincoln Boyle, Court Barrett and Dennis Underwood (bottom) represented St. Martin’s-in-the-Field Episcopal School at the Severn Scholastic Chess Tournament in December.

    Checkmate: St. Martin’s Chess Team Wins First Place at Severn Scholastic Tournament

    By Alyson Kay
    After what coach Tom Barrett described as a “grueling” six hours, St. Martin’s-in-the-Field Episcopal School topped six other teams and won first place in the elementary division at the Severn Scholastic Chess Tournament in December.
    Each player competed in five games. Leading...
    • Matt Verni is one of many SPHS students who park on residential streets while on-campus options are limited during the school’s construction.Photo by John Kiser
      Matt Verni is one of many SPHS students who park on residential streets while on-campus options are limited during the school’s construction.

    Where Can We Park?

    By John Kiser
    Students Try To Find Legal But Convenient Parking Options While SPHS Lots Are Unavailable Due To Construction
    Parking can get pretty tricky, especially in a school zone. Many Severna Park High School seniors who have driving privileges are finding other places to park since the new senior lot has...
  • SPHS Prom Fashion Show Set For January 26

    By Alena Carhart
    During Severna Park High School’s prom fashion show, set for January 26 at 7:00pm, attendees will find raffles, vendors, dancing, and students dressed up to the nines.
    “The prom fashion show is an event where Severna Park students can model current fashion trends,” explained...

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