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By Vicki Wellford | January 22, 1992
The MacArthur Middle School After-school Tutoring and Homework Assistance Program has begun meeting from 2:55 to 3:50 p.m. every Wednesday and Thursday. Activity buses are available.Going into its fifthyear, the volunteer tutoring program consists of staff members and community organizations using their skills, expertise and talents to help students.This year, the school would like to thank the National Security Agency, the Fort Meade Readiness Group, Fort Meade Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and the Sylvan Learning Center of Columbia for theirassistance.
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May 6, 2007
LAST WEEK'S ISSUE -- The Anne Arundel County school board ceded to pleas to allow most students from the Seven Oaks community to remain at Arundel High, a vote that some said merely delayed the tougher decision on how to solve school crowding in West County. Superintendent Kevin M. Maxwell had recommended moving 344 students from Arundel High in Gambrills to Meade High at Fort Meade to alleviate crowding at Arundel, which has nine portable classrooms to handle the overflow. He had said he was amenable to allowing next school year's juniors and seniors from Seven Oaks to stay at Arundel.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | June 21, 1998
Courtney Cozart just finished the seventh grade at MacArthur Middle School, but she's ready to head back next week into another classroom -- in Africa.Courtney, 13, is one of eight teen-age girls at the middle school at Fort Meade hoping to make a trip with their science teacher, Christine Davenport, to Accra, a southern seaport town in the west African nation of Ghana."I'm expecting to see different cultures -- what they do, what they eat, what they worship," Courtney said. "I know this is going to be fun. I just want to see how it looks over there."
NEWS
May 2, 2007
ISSUE: The Anne Arundel County school board ceded to pleas last week to allow most students from the Seven Oaks community to remain at Arundel High, a vote that some said merely delayed the tougher decision on how to solve school crowding in West County. Superintendent Kevin M. Maxwell had recommended moving 344 students from Arundel High in Gambrills to Meade High at Fort Meade to ease crowding at Arundel, which has nine portable classrooms to handle the overflow. He had said he was amenable to allowing next school year's juniors and seniors from Seven Oaks to stay at Arundel.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | November 12, 1996
A community panel voted overwhelmingly last night to recommend that the school board assign graduating students from five elementary schools to the new Meade Area Middle School. Students from five other schools will continue to graduate to the 30-year-old MacArthur Middle.The group decided to recommend that Severn, Jessup, Brock Bridge, Meade Heights and Van Bokkelen students be sent to the new $24.4 million school, scheduled to open in 1997.Van Bokkelen has more students from poor families than any elementary school in the county, and students' test scores were so low that it has been threatened with a state takeover.
NEWS
By Monica Norton and Monica Norton,Staff writer | February 4, 1992
Parents and administrators at Fort Meade-area elementary schools agree they have an overcrowding problem, but differ on what should be done.The problem is how to best accommodate the area's growing student population. Half of the 10 schools serving the area are currentlyat capacity; the remaining five are expected to be near or over capacity within five years.The Board of Education will consider one solution at a 9 a.m. meeting tomorrow: Reorganize the grade structure and build a new middle school for the area.
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By Monica Norton and Monica Norton,Staff Writer | January 7, 1993
The Anne Arundel County Board of Education decided yesterday to consider redistricting schools in the Annapolis, Fort Meade and Pasadena areas, despite concerns over proposals submitted by School Superintendent C. Berry Carter.Over the next four months, board members will have a series of formal and informal community meetings in the affected areas. The proposals involve redistricting students in the Pasadena and Annapolis areas and moving all sixth-grade students attending elementary schools feeding into Meade High School to MacArthur Middle School.
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By Monica Norton and Monica Norton,Staff writer | February 6, 1992
After three hours of often heated debate and accusations of hidden agendas, the Board of Education voted yesterday to delay moving sixth-grade students in Meade-area elementary schools to MacArthur Middle School.By a 5-3 vote, board members deferred moving the students for at least one year, pending the outcome of a study on redistrictingschools in the Meade area.The decision came after about 25 parents from Meade-area schools testified they would rather their elementary schools remain crowded than have their sixth-grade students transferred to MacArthur Middle.
NEWS
April 29, 2007
ISSUE: The Anne Arundel County school board ceded to pleas last week to allow most students from the Seven Oaks community to remain at Arundel High, a vote that some said merely delayed the tougher decision on how to solve school crowding in West County. Superintendent Kevin M. Maxwell had recommended moving 344 students from Arundel High in Gambrills to Meade High at Fort Meade to alleviate crowding at Arundel, which has nine portable classrooms to handle the overflow. He had said he was amenable to allowing next school year's juniors and seniors from Seven Oaks to stay at Arundel.
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By Dianne Williams Hayes and Dianne Williams Hayes,Staff writer | December 14, 1990
The school system's plan to use only middle schools and drop junior high schools throughout the county may be in jeopardy because of budget woes faced by state and county governments.School board members are working on plans to redistrict students at Meade, Broadneck and Severna Park high schools as part of their ongoing realignment of county schools. The realignment would be kindergarten through fifth grade for elementary, grades six through eight for middle school and nine through 12 for high school.
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By Ruma Kumar and Ruma Kumar,SUN REPORTER | April 27, 2007
Some Anne Arundel County school board members are calling for an overhaul of the school system's "piecemeal" year-to-year redistricting method after a battle with Odenton parents. This week, the board ceded to pleas to allow most students from the Seven Oaks community to remain at Arundel High, a vote that some said merely delayed the tougher decision on how to solve school crowding in West County. "We just diluted the issue instead of dealing with it," said school board Vice President Eugene Peterson, who voted against the measure to leave Seven Oaks children at Arundel.
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By ANICA BUTLER and ANICA BUTLER,SUN REPORTER | June 16, 2006
Members of the Annapolis city council joined with parents and a few school board members this week in voicing hope that the Board of Education - at last - will fund the rigorous International Baccalaureate Middle Years program for middle school pupils. Those in favor of the program, a precursor to the International Baccalaureate diploma program for high school students, have advocated for years, only to have their hopes dashed when the County Council cut the program from the budget for the three years in a row. When the school board formally adopts its fiscal 2007 budgets Wednesday, members will have the discretion to fund the Middle Years program at three county middle schools for the coming school year, though the County Council cut $146,000 from the school budget for the curriculum.
NEWS
By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | June 21, 1998
Courtney Cozart just finished the seventh grade at MacArthur Middle School, but she's ready to head back next week into another classroom -- in Africa.Courtney, 13, is one of eight teen-age girls at the middle school at Fort Meade hoping to make a trip with their science teacher, Christine Davenport, to Accra, a southern seaport town in the west African nation of Ghana."I'm expecting to see different cultures -- what they do, what they eat, what they worship," Courtney said. "I know this is going to be fun. I just want to see how it looks over there."
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By Elaine Tassy and Elaine Tassy,SUN STAFF | January 7, 1998
Anne Arundel County schools Superintendent Carol S. Parham is to tell anyone who is interested today what price tag she thinks should be placed on operating the fifth-largest school system in the state. She is to unveil her proposed budget for the 1998-1999 school year this morning in Annapolis -- but until then, details are being kept under wraps. "I can't give you anything," said Gregory V. Nourse, acting assistant superintendent for finance and facilities construction. Parham's proposal, which will likely come close to $500 million for the fiscal year that begins July 1, has been given in summary form of about eight pages to the eight school board members, none of whom could be reached yesterday.
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By Elaine Tassy and Elaine Tassy,SUN STAFF | May 12, 1997
Katie Cheng got about $50 and no respect for the recent day she spent as a substitute math teacher at MacArthur Middle School at Fort Meade, typical of the problems that have led to substitute teacher shortages throughout the metropolitan area in the past 20 years.Baltimore-area educators are trying to remedy the situation.Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties seek nominal pay raises for substitutes, hoping to attract and keep more of them. Other school districts are swelling the ranks of fill-in teachers by tapping faculty members -- teachers in their planning periods, administrators and guidance counselors.
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | November 12, 1996
A community panel voted overwhelmingly last night to recommend that the school board assign graduating students from five elementary schools to the new Meade Area Middle School. Students from five other schools will continue to graduate to the 30-year-old MacArthur Middle.The group decided to recommend that Severn, Jessup, Brock Bridge, Meade Heights and Van Bokkelen students be sent to the new $24.4 million school, scheduled to open in 1997.Van Bokkelen has more students from poor families than any elementary school in the county, and students' test scores were so low that it has been threatened with a state takeover.
NEWS
May 6, 2007
LAST WEEK'S ISSUE -- The Anne Arundel County school board ceded to pleas to allow most students from the Seven Oaks community to remain at Arundel High, a vote that some said merely delayed the tougher decision on how to solve school crowding in West County. Superintendent Kevin M. Maxwell had recommended moving 344 students from Arundel High in Gambrills to Meade High at Fort Meade to alleviate crowding at Arundel, which has nine portable classrooms to handle the overflow. He had said he was amenable to allowing next school year's juniors and seniors from Seven Oaks to stay at Arundel.
NEWS
April 9, 1995
It's Not Just Money, It's RespectTeachers at MacArthur Middle School are extremely concerned with the lack of respect being shown us by the Board of Education. We would expect the board to show some amount of appreciation for what we do in the classroom.By the tenor of the negotiations, this is apparently not the case. In the past, we have made concessions with respect to economics, even agreeing to no raise in salary when it was clear that fiscal limitations would not permit one. The board has adopted "Goals 2000 for Anne Arundel County Schools," but does not seem to want to give the staff the peace of mind with which to concentrate on achieving these goals.
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