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Maryland Could Soon Make Radical Changes To Education

The funding formula for Maryland public schools hasn’t been changed since the Bridge to Excellence in Public Schools Act was passed in 2002, but the Kirwan Commission is poised to change that fact. more

Arlotto’s School Budget Focuses On New Teachers And Pay Raises

In his $1.36 billion operating budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2021, presented to the Board of Education on December 18, Superintendent George Arlotto included pay raises for employees and 195 classroom teaching positions to address enrollment increases and to reduce class sizes. more

St. Martin's Open House Scheduled For January 15

Learn about St. Martin's mission to provide an innovative and inclusive learning environment, as well as fostering big opportunities and sense of belonging for all. more

Nearly 65% Of Schools Improve Star Ratings On Latest Report Card

Anne Arundel County Public Schools has 23 five-star schools, compared to five a year ago. More than 20% of AACPS schools rated on the report card earned five stars, the highest percentage among Maryland’s five largest school systems. more

Letter To The Editor: An Open Letter To The Board Of Ed

I testified at the November 20 board meeting to request action to change school start times in Anne Arundel County. I am the mother of a second-grader at Folger McKinsey Elementary School and a soon-to-be kindergartner. more

Oak Hill's “Sweet Event” Delivers $3,947 To Services From The Heart

For the past 11 years, Pat Anderson, a second-grade teacher at Oak Hill Elementary, has been leading an O Ambassadors holiday candygram sale to raise money for a special charity or cause. more

School Awarded Grant To Fund STEM-Focused Curriculum Activities

St. John the Evangelist School was a recent recipient of a $4,925 grant from the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), which will be used to purchase WeDo 2.0 and Sphero bots for young STEM students. more

Area Students Perform At Carnegie Hall And White House

Severna Park musicians got to perform alongside renowned performers like Tori Kelly, Colbie Caillat and Us The Duo. more

SPHS Prepares For One Act Play Night

See the talent and hard work of SP Stage Company students on January 10 at 7:00pm. more

PHOTOS: SPHS Dance Concert

Photos by Maddy Fangio Severna Park High dancers took to the stage on December 12.   more

Oak Hill's “Sweet Event” Delivers $3,947 To Services From The Heart

Services from the Heart is a nonprofit providing weekly food backpacks to 95 children attending three schools within Anne Arundel County. more

Local Schools Knowledge Is Put To The Test

“It’s Academic” is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s longest-running television quiz show. Created in 1961 by television pioneer Sophie Altman, the show pits schools against one another to test students’ knowledge in history, literature, science, math, the Bible, mythology, sports, general information and current events. more

Middle Schoolers Sew Chemo Port Pillows For Johns Hopkins

Severna Park Middle School teacher Rebecca Jenkins taught her seventh- and eighth-grade Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) students a valuable lesson when she tasked them with creating 100 chemotherapy port pillows for cancer patients. more

AACC’s Student Journal For The Arts Earns Prestigious Award

Each year since the 1920s, the Associated College Press (ACP) awards two- and four-year colleges with the Pacemaker, its preeminent award for college journalism. more

Nearly 65% Of Schools Improve Star Ratings On Latest Report Card

Anne Arundel County Public Schools has 23 five-star schools, compared to five a year ago. More than 20% of AACPS schools rated on the report card earned five stars, the highest percentage among Maryland’s five largest school systems. more

“Cinderella” Brings A Little Magic To Audiences

During a two-weekend run of “Cinderella” in November, Severna Park High School thespians enchanted audiences with the tale of a girl who tries to escape the oppression of her wicked stepmother and stepsisters to attend the Royal Ball. more

Question Of The Month: Shipley’s Choice Elementary School

Each month, the Severna Park Voice poses a question to a local fifth-grade class. This month, students from Ms. Benefiel’s class at Shipley’s Choice Elementary answered the question: more

Sledding Spots Around Town

Sledding Spots Around Town Depending on who you ask, Maryland may (or may not) be in store for an eventful winter. Just in case, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best sledding spots … more

Retired Music Teacher And Entertainer Creates A Whimsical Animal Book For Children

Inspired by an event, “Can You Put Diapers on a Goose” includes full-color illustrations of a variety of animals and rhyming questions for young children to enjoy, including “Can you put a diaper on a fish, and watch him swim around in a dish?” more

Kenny Elgert Scholarship Created To Honor Falcons’ Top Fan

The enduring legacy of Kenny Elgert – dubbed the Severna Park High School Falcons’ No. 1 fan – continues on as the Falcon Athletic Boosters Club honors him with a $1,000 annual scholarship in his name. more
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