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BiJoe Burris | May 9, 2014
Seven Anne Arundel County public schools have been named Maryland Green Schools, and another 10 have received Green School recertification, the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE), school officials said. The schools that have earned Green School status: Brooklyn Park, Crofton Meadows, Jessup, Rippling Woods, and Waugh Chapel elementary schools; Central Middle School; and Severna Park High School. The Maryland Green School program was established 16 years ago to recognize the state's environmental educational efforts in such areas as energy, waste and healthy school environment.
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By Colin Campbell and Jessica Anderson and The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
A pair of people drunkenly stole an empty Anne Arundel County school bus, crashed it twice, smashed out the windows and tried to torch it before ditching it in the woods in Davidsonville Tuesday morning, police said. The motive? Travis Edward Champagne and Nicole Jo-Ann Adams, charged in the incident, were "looking for change to purchase cigarettes," police said. During a search, the Anne Arundel County Police Department's Aviation Unit spotted the bus badly damaged under power lines near Governor's Bridge and Strawberry Run roads just before 9 a.m., police said.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2012
Anne Arundel public schools will start providing free summer meals next week to county children. Beginning Monday, the system will offer meals as part of its annual "Food That's In When School Is Out" program, hoping to serve more than 100,000 meals to county children ages 2 to 18, regardless of income and with no registration requirements, school officials said. Seven schools will offer meals for at least one month, some serving breakfast and lunch and others serving just one meal.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
Anne Arundel County public schools will launch a pilot program in the new school year giving some elementary school students instruction in specific themes, including global studies, arts and the humanities, and the use of science and technology in society. Superintendent George Arlotto said Thursday each of the nine elementary schools that feed into North County High School will take part in the program, dubbed Triple E: Enhancing Elementary Excellence. It will begin Sept. 29, about a month after Monday's start of the school year.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2012
Elementary school results The following elementary schools in the Baltimore area had the highest percentage of students who passed. To see more rankings, go to baltimoresun.com. Shipley's Choice (Anne Arundel): 100% Rodgers Forge (Baltimore County): 100% Severna Park (Anne Arundel): 99.5% Chadwick (Baltimore County): 99.4% Mayo (Anne Arundel): 99.3%
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | November 5, 2010
This year, the winning word was stromuhr, an instrument used to measure blood flow through an artery. Fifteen years ago, the correct spelling of xanthosis, which means a discoloration of degenerating tissues, brought home the prize. In 1956, it was a word most people are now familiar with — condominium. Students at Central Middle School in Edgewater are busy familiarizing themselves with such words because it is one of 32 schools in Anne Arundel County enrolled in next year's Scripps National Spelling Bee, which will be held in the spring in Washington, D.C. Central Middle sixth-grade language arts teacher Dan Scott, who is coordinating the school's efforts, said that the school is now conducting spelling bee training and programs in classrooms.
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September 28, 1992
ERIC HOWARD, 16, of Brooklyn Park.School: North County High School in Linthicum.Honored for: Maintaining a consistent balance between his part-time job, school (where he holds a 3.7 grade point average), and serving as the quarterback for his school's football team, the Knights. Eric, a member of the National Honors Society, is frequently on the school's honors lists. As quarterback, he averages more than 300 yards in passing per game. He has a record of perfect attendance at school, since the ninth grade.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | December 25, 2011
The superintendent of Anne Arundel County's public schools has proposed a nearly $1 billion operating budget for the 2013 fiscal year, about $50 million more than the system was allotted this year. "We have been good fiscal stewards of the money allocated to us each year," said Superintendent Kevin Maxwell to members of the school board last week. "We have made difficult decisions, such as declining to add general fund positions to our workforce … despite the addition of more than 3,000 students over the last four years.
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By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,SUN STAFF | June 10, 2002
Today is the day that Anne Arundel County's 117 public schools let out 70,000 students for the summer. And although school officials won't have a count on how many seniors graduated for a few weeks, other figures allow them to take stock of another school year. The tally: 10 million miles traveled by the county's 480 school buses this year 6.45 million cartons of milk consumed by students 39 teachers retiring Officials have an idea of how many seniors graduated this year because the schools ordered 4,603 diplomas, although some were extras.
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February 13, 1998
NO ONE GETS PLEASURE from meting out harsh punishment TTC to children, yet stiff sentences are absolutely appropriate when students threaten bomb explosions in the schools.Hundreds of hours of community service, a night or two in a lockup and a stiff fine might pound home the point: Bomb threats, even those intended as pranks, are horribly disruptive and potentially dangerous.Yesterday, Juvenile Court Master Philip T. Caroom sentenced a 15-year-old girl to 2,000 hours of community service, just as he did last week in the case of a 13-year-old boy. Unfortunately, stiff punishment has not turned out to be the immediate, effective deterrent school and law enforcement officials anticipated.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
Students around Anne Arundel County are getting ready to head back to school in a couple of weeks, but for one couple who recently moved to Maryland from Florida, the school year marks an even greater beginning. Marcio and Dee Rosado are starting as new teachers in the system this year and took part in Anne Arundel County public schools' teacher orientation this past week with a mix of excitement and anxiousness. Dee, 36, has been teaching kindergarten and first grade for 11 years.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2014
Former Anne Arundel County school board member Eugene Peterson formally resigned Tuesday from the school system's ethics panel, less than a week after the board requested he step down for comments made at June meeting where he referred to interim superintendent Mamie Perkins as "Aunt Jemima. " Peterson, who is African-American, said he sent a resignation letter Tuesday to school board president Stacy Korbelak, one of six board members that approved a resolution censuring Peterson for his comments.
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BiJoe Burris | July 7, 2014
School is out, but it's business as usual for the Anne Arundel County school system, which has undergone several transactions during the summer break. Among the transactions: Ayesha Chaudhry, a rising senior at South River High School, was sworn in as the board's 41 st student member on July 1 at the county courthouse in Annapolis, school officials said. Chaudhry succeeds Else Drooff, a Broadneck High School graduate whose term ended on June 30. School officals said that board member Kevin Jackson, whose five-year term in an at-large seat also officially expired on June 30, will remain in his seat until a new governor is sworn into office and makes an appointment early next year.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
George Arlotto officially become Anne Arundel County's next superintendent Wednesday, signing a four-year contract with an annual salary of $245,000. Arlotto, a former principal in Montgomery County, follows Kevin Maxwell, who left the school system last year to take a similar position in Prince George's County. Maxwell had worked with Arlotto when they were both in Montgomery County, and Maxwell lured him to Anne Arundel in 2006. Maxwell's salary as superintendent had been $257,000.
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BiJoe Burris | May 9, 2014
Seven Anne Arundel County public schools have been named Maryland Green Schools, and another 10 have received Green School recertification, the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE), school officials said. The schools that have earned Green School status: Brooklyn Park, Crofton Meadows, Jessup, Rippling Woods, and Waugh Chapel elementary schools; Central Middle School; and Severna Park High School. The Maryland Green School program was established 16 years ago to recognize the state's environmental educational efforts in such areas as energy, waste and healthy school environment.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2014
Anne Arundel County school officials conducted a national search that yielded more than 50 candidates to become the system's next superintendent, but it turned out the person for the job was already in the building. George Arlotto, 50, the system's current chief of staff and a former principal in Montgomery County, was appointed Wednesday by the Anne Arundel school board as superintendent of the state's fifth-largest school district and the county's second-largest employer. The move is pending agreement on a four-year contract, school officials said.
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By Laura Loh and Laura Loh,SUN STAFF | April 25, 2004
Although he is no longer in the running to lead the Miami-Dade, Fla., school system, the very fact that Eric J. Smith was flirting with another school district has triggered a critical assessment of his record in his 22 months as superintendent of Anne Arundel County schools. Smith says progress has been made toward his goals of boosting student achievement and narrowing the academic gap between whites and minorities. But many teachers and parents say it is too early to judge the impact of the sweeping changes he has made.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | November 9, 1999
How hard could it be to give away $500,000 worth of new pianos? Just ask area music store owner Steve Cohen.Nearly a year ago, he dangled the offer of free instruments before the music directors of three county school systems: Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard. Cohen also threw in free delivery and some piano tuning services.Baltimore County politely declined. Howard also said no thanks. Only Arundel expressed interest. Last week -- after extended negotiations with lawyers and school administrators about whether to accept Cohen's proposal -- 19 of 27 new pianos were delivered to Anne Arundel schools.
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