April 27, 2017
School & Youth
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    • As part of Girls on the Run, Bodkin students learn how to deal with negative self-talk, peer pressure, bullying and more.
      As part of Girls on the Run, Bodkin students learn how to deal with negative self-talk, peer pressure, bullying and more.
    • At Sunset Elementary, Girls on the Run members develop friendships while working to understand what a bully is, how to take care of their bodies and how they can make an impact.
      At Sunset Elementary, Girls on the Run members develop friendships while working to understand what a bully is, how to take care of their bodies and how they can make an impact.

    Pasadena Girls On The Run Cross Program Finish Line At Annual 5K

    By Judy Tacyn
    More than 1,000 girls participate at one of the 62 Girls on the Run program sites in Maryland. Approximately half of the program sites are in Anne Arundel County. In Pasadena, Bodkin, Jacobsville and Sunset elementary schools participate in the Greater Chesapeake GOTR Council in the third- through...
    • The “Lion King Jr.” cast includes (l-r) Madalynn Shepherd, Jason Coto, Sophia Curet, John Rafiq, Katelyn Zephir, Janelle Conway and MaKenna Fluhr.Caden Marin
      The “Lion King Jr.” cast includes (l-r) Madalynn Shepherd, Jason Coto, Sophia Curet, John Rafiq, Katelyn Zephir, Janelle Conway and MaKenna Fluhr.

    Sunset Elementary Continues Circle Of Life With “The Lion King Jr.”

    By Judy Tacyn
    Disney’s “The Lion King” was released 23 years ago, but the story of Simba and Nala is still delighting children of all ages. Students from Sunset Elementary School in Pasadena will bring the Pride Lands onstage with its production of “The Lion King Jr.,” to be held...
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      Lucy Zhang
    • Mason Owens
      Mason Owens
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      Kayla Bates

    A Tribute To Women Of Color Honors Local Students

    By Judy Tacyn
    Four Northeast High School students and one Chesapeake High School student were among 39 teens from across Anne Arundel County recently honored as A Tribute to Women of Color scholarship winners, recognized for their academic accomplishments, community service and leadership potential. The 25th...
  • General Assembly Passes Legislation For Elected Anne Arundel County School Board

    By Dylan Roche
    Promoting community collaboration, developing responsive policies and holding accountability for the results — those are major duties for any organization, but especially for one that’s shaping the future of the next generation.
    That’s why, for many years, lawmakers have debated...
    • Students and other volunteers sorted and packed clothing, sewing supplies and linens with Orphan Grain Train during the service project component of the 30-Hour Famine.
      Students and other volunteers sorted and packed clothing, sewing supplies and linens with Orphan Grain Train during the service project component of the 30-Hour Famine.

    Fasting To Feed

    By Gracie Fairfax
    Around the world, 795 million people suffered from chronic undernourishment from 2014 to 2016, according to the World Hunger Education Service. From March 31 to April 1, four youth group members and one adult leader from Galilee Lutheran Church in Pasadena participated in 30-Hour Famine, a...
    • This month, Mrs. Hibbard’s fifth-grade class answered the question, “If you could switch places with your parents for one day, what chore would you make them do?”Zach Sparks
      This month, Mrs. Hibbard’s fifth-grade class answered the question, “If you could switch places with your parents for one day, what chore would you make them do?”

    Question Of The Month: Pasadena Elementary School

    By Zach Sparks
    Each month, the Pasadena Voice poses a question to a local fifth-grade class. This month, Mrs. Hibbard’s class at Pasadena Elementary School answered the question:
    “If you could switch places with your parents for one day, what chore would you make them do?”
     
    If I could...
    • Parents say that Chesapeake Bay Middle is one of many area schools experiencing unpalatable drinking water.
      Parents say that Chesapeake Bay Middle is one of many area schools experiencing unpalatable drinking water.

    Three Pasadena Schools To Get Water Bottle Stations

    By Zach Sparks
    Discolored fountain water containing debris and giving off an odor – that description was enough for a www.change.org petition to gain the support of 900 supporters, with 300 more from a written petition, all of them lobbying to get cleaner drinking water for their kids at Chesapeake High...
  • Clearshark H2O To Provide Water Safety Education To Youth

    By Anonymous
    ClearShark H2O, a nonprofit organization committed to protecting and preserving Maryland’s waterways, is funding an initiative geared toward educating the community and its youth about best safety practices on the water, with a focus on boating safety. One of the key pillars of ClearShark H2O...
  • Make Music Matter Returns May 13

    By Anonymous
    The CHS Choral Boosters will host the second annual Make Music Matter event on May 13 from 12:30pm to 4:30pm at Kurtz's Beach (2070 Kurtz Avenue in Pasadena). The family-friendly event will treat guests to numerous activities for all ages. Playground use, corn hole, volleyball, food, soft...
  • CBMS Hosts Color Run April 29

    By Anonymous
    You’ve likely heard the saying, “April showers bring May flowers.” On April 29 at 10:00am at Chesapeake Bay Middle School, students will join staff and their families in being splotched with showers of paint – all in an effort to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s...

    Northeast High Devises A Lovely Way To Aid Children In Need

    By Anonymous
    As most teens looked forward to a spring break of sleeping in and relaxing, Northeast High School’s Interact Club was busy making Backpacks of Love, which they donated to the Anne Arundel County Police Department on April 6. With items like clothing, blankets, stuffed animals, diapers and...
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  • Jacobsville Elementary Named 2017 Maryland School Of Character

    By Anonymous
    Jacobsville Elementary School has made a name for itself as a school focused on preparing young people for successful futures. What makes the school so special, however, is its equal attention to character-building and to academics.
    Those efforts have landed the school in elite company;...
    • The Severna Park Kiwanis Club’s Teenager of the Year honorees included winner Gabby Reyes (front left) from Chesapeake High School and Northeast’s Jackelyn Matthews.Photos by Judy Tacyn
      The Severna Park Kiwanis Club’s Teenager of the Year honorees included winner Gabby Reyes (front left) from Chesapeake High School and Northeast’s Jackelyn Matthews.
    • The Severna Park Kiwanis Club’s Teenager of the Year honorees included winner Gabby Reyes (left) from Chesapeake High School and Northeast’s Jackelyn Matthews.Photos by Judy Tacyn
      The Severna Park Kiwanis Club’s Teenager of the Year honorees included winner Gabby Reyes (left) from Chesapeake High School and Northeast’s Jackelyn Matthews.
    • Among the Teenager of the Year runners-up was Jackelyn Matthews from Northeast High School. Matthews is a member of Successful Girls on the Move program, and she frequently appears on the Northeast honor roll and as a member of her church choir.Photos by Judy Tacyn
      Among the Teenager of the Year runners-up was Jackelyn Matthews from Northeast High School. Matthews is a member of Successful Girls on the Move program, and she frequently appears on the Northeast honor roll and as a member of her church choir.

    Chesapeake High School’s Gabrielle Reyes Named Kiwanis Teenager Of The Year

    By Judy Tacyn
    After scouting local schools for enthusiastic students with academic and civic accolades, the Severna Park Kiwanis whittled down its list to five prospective Teenager of the Year possibilities.
    During a March ceremony at the Eastern District Police Station on Pasadena Road, Chesapeake High School...
    • The water on the left was taken from Chesapeake Bay Middle School around 6:00am March 6; the water in the middle was taken about 10 minutes later and the water on the right is store-bought water.
      The water on the left was taken from Chesapeake Bay Middle School around 6:00am March 6; the water in the middle was taken about 10 minutes later and the water on the right is store-bought water.
    • Parents say that Chesapeake Bay Middle is one of many area schools experiencing unpalatable drinking water.
      Parents say that Chesapeake Bay Middle is one of many area schools experiencing unpalatable drinking water.
    • Students at Chesapeake Bay Middle School did an experiment with one of the water bottles during their science class by putting a chemical called methylene blue in it (second bottle from right) to see if it would help clean the water, but it failed to make a difference.
      Students at Chesapeake Bay Middle School did an experiment with one of the water bottles during their science class by putting a chemical called methylene blue in it (second bottle from right) to see if it would help clean the water, but it failed to make a difference.

    Pasadena Parents Petition For Clean Water In Schools

    By Gracie Fairfax
    All parents sends their children to school assuming their basic needs will be taken care of. At Chesapeake Bay Middle School, Chesapeake High School, Bodkin Elementary, Lake Shore Elementary and Fort Smallwood Elementary, unpalatable drinking water affecting about 5,000 students and teachers has...
    • During a Court of Honor ceremony at Pasadena United Methodist Church on March 12, Brandon Lehr celebrated his Eagle Scout status with friends and family.Photos by David Bathras
      During a Court of Honor ceremony at Pasadena United Methodist Church on March 12, Brandon Lehr celebrated his Eagle Scout status with friends and family.

    Fire Pit Project Propels Brandon Lehr To Eagle Scout

    By Brad Dress
    “On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country, and to obey the scout law; to help others at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.”
    With three fingers up and one thumb curled, 16-year-old Brandon Lehr recited this scout...
  • The Y Takes Over Anne Arundel County Head Start

    By Gracie Fairfax
    A group of eight preschool children gathered on a rug in a colorful classroom at the Freetown Village Head Start program in Pasadena, singing the days of the week to the tune of “The Addams Family” theme song. Head Start is a national program funded by the U.S. Department of Health and...
    • Mercedes Duffy’s piece of an elderly man with his hair blowing in the wind will be on display. “I made it all black and white and used watercolor for the face and body, and oil paint for the hair and background,” she said.
      Mercedes Duffy’s piece of an elderly man with his hair blowing in the wind will be on display. “I made it all black and white and used watercolor for the face and body, and oil paint for the hair and background,” she said.
    • For the Northeast art show, junior Bryanne Adams submitted this digital photo.
      For the Northeast art show, junior Bryanne Adams submitted this digital photo.
    • Mercedes Duffy has two pieces in Northeast’s March art show, including this watercolor and acrylic painting.
      Mercedes Duffy has two pieces in Northeast’s March art show, including this watercolor and acrylic painting.
    • Catherine Wood, a junior, created this acrylic and ink piece for the Northeast art show.
      Catherine Wood, a junior, created this acrylic and ink piece for the Northeast art show.
    • Sophomore Olyvia Bamberger used charcoal and colored pencil for this portrait, which will be displayed at the Northeast art show from March 27 to 31.
      Sophomore Olyvia Bamberger used charcoal and colored pencil for this portrait, which will be displayed at the Northeast art show from March 27 to 31.

    Northeast High School To Host Student Art Show

    By Judy Tacyn
    Most artists dream of sharing their art with others and receiving feedback on how their work resonates with others. From March 27 to 31, the art students of Northeast High School will have that opportunity during a one-week exhibit at the school. The idea to exhibit came from former students....
    • Pasadena Elementary School reading specialist Lele Demestihas (second from left) received the Educator of the Month Award for Anne Arundel County Public Schools from Anne Arundel County Board of Education member Julie Hummer (far left), Pasadena Elementary School Principal Jennifer Quirino (second from right) and Superintendent George Arlotto (far right).
      Pasadena Elementary School reading specialist Lele Demestihas (second from left) received the Educator of the Month Award for Anne Arundel County Public Schools from Anne Arundel County Board of Education member Julie Hummer (far left), Pasadena Elementary School Principal Jennifer Quirino (second from right) and Superintendent George Arlotto (far right).

    Pasadena Elementary Reading Specialist Awarded Educator Of The Month

    By Rian Oliver
    “The best of both worlds” – this is how Lele Demestihas described her job as a reading specialist at Pasadena Elementary. Demestihas, who said the opportunity to work closely with teachers and students is her favorite part of being a reading resource teacher, was honored for her...
    • This month, Mrs. Graefe’s fifth-grade class answered the question, “If you could be friends with one fictional character, who would it be and why?”
      This month, Mrs. Graefe’s fifth-grade class answered the question, “If you could be friends with one fictional character, who would it be and why?”

    Question Of The Month: Jacobsville Elementary School

    By Zach Sparks
    Each month, the Pasadena Voice poses a question to a local fifth-grade class. This month, Mrs. Graefe’s class at Jacobsville Elementary School answered the question:
    “If you could be friends with one fictional character, who would it be and why?”
     
    I would be friends with...




    Scouts Get A Lesson In Food Prep From Angel’s

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    During a Saturday field trip in late February, Boy Scouts from Pack 412 visited Angel’s Food Market for a hands-on lesson about food distribution and preparation. Owner Walt Clocker gave the youth a tour of his store, then took them in the back for a visit to the kitchen where food is...
  • CBMS Students To Fundraise For Kids With Cancer On April 29

    By Zach Sparks
    When kids are young, their parents insist that they color within the lines, avoiding any slash of crayon, any splotch of paint outside of the intended area. Chesapeake Bay Middle students and staff will ignore that philosophy on April 29 at 10:00am as they host a color run to benefit St. Jude...

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