February 23, 2018
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    • Students in Tamara Beyer’s AVID class at Chesapeake High School recently participated in different projects that help out the community. One group of students prepared 100 sandwiches and bagged lunches to deliver to the Light House shelter in Annapolis.Photo Provided
      Students in Tamara Beyer’s AVID class at Chesapeake High School recently participated in different projects that help out the community. One group of students prepared 100 sandwiches and bagged lunches to deliver to the Light House shelter in Annapolis.
    • Students in Tamara Beyer’s AVID class at Chesapeake High School recently participated in different projects that help out the community. One group of students prepared 100 sandwiches and bagged lunches to deliver to the Light House shelter in Annapolis.Photo Provided
      Students in Tamara Beyer’s AVID class at Chesapeake High School recently participated in different projects that help out the community. One group of students prepared 100 sandwiches and bagged lunches to deliver to the Light House shelter in Annapolis.
    • Students in Tamara Beyer’s AVID class at Chesapeake High School recently participated in different projects that help out the community. One group of students prepared 100 sandwiches and bagged lunches to deliver to the Light House shelter in Annapolis.Photo Provided
      Students in Tamara Beyer’s AVID class at Chesapeake High School recently participated in different projects that help out the community. One group of students prepared 100 sandwiches and bagged lunches to deliver to the Light House shelter in Annapolis.

    AVID Class Gives Back To Community

    By Maya Pottiger
    At Chesapeake High School, students in the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) class recently completed projects that benefited the community.

     

    The idea was led by Tamara Beyer, the AVID teacher at Chesapeake High School. Beyer created the project for students to develop...

  • Chesapeake High School To Celebrate Read Across America

    By Zach Sparks
    Public Invited To Event On March 6

    During the 11th annual Read Across America event on March 6, Chesapeake High students are celebrating the theme “Reading is a Crystal Ball — Welcome the Future — Prepare for Change — Stay True,” and who better to share advice on...

    • Seniors Izaiah Plaza and Corrine Hensley are playing the leads of Danny Zuko and Sandy Dumbrowski, respectively, in “Grease.”Photo by Zach Sparks
      Seniors Izaiah Plaza and Corrine Hensley are playing the leads of Danny Zuko and Sandy Dumbrowski, respectively, in “Grease.”
    • Detailed choreography and iconic songs are part of the musical “Grease,” which will be performed at Northeast High School from March 1-3.Photo by Zach Sparks
      Detailed choreography and iconic songs are part of the musical “Grease,” which will be performed at Northeast High School from March 1-3.

    It’s Automatic, It's Systematic, It's Hydromatic … Why, It's Greased Lightnin’

    By Zach Sparks
    Northeast To Present Iconic Musical March 1-3

    Audiences won’t witness a reunion of the original “Grease” cast anytime soon, but a new generation of adolescents at Northeast High School is bringing to life the tale of the cocky but charming Danny Zuko and his summer fling,...

    • Jacobsville guidance counselor Donna Kennedy was surprised with flowers and recognition of her work at an all-school assembly during National Guidance Counseling Week. Jags, the school mascot, helped her celebrate.Photo by Maya Pottiger
      Jacobsville guidance counselor Donna Kennedy was surprised with flowers and recognition of her work at an all-school assembly during National Guidance Counseling Week. Jags, the school mascot, helped her celebrate.

    Jacobsville Elementary Honors Guidance Counselor

    By Maya Pottiger
    At an all-school assembly, Jacobsville guidance counselor Donna Kennedy received a surprise.
     

    In honor of National Guidance Counseling Week, Kennedy was surprised with flowers and overall recognition of her contributions to the school.
     

    Laura Walton, a special education...

    • The team at North Arundel Aquatic Center was honored with GOTCHA! awards on February 12.Photo Provided
      The team at North Arundel Aquatic Center was honored with GOTCHA! awards on February 12.
    • Northeast High student Jake Ellencamp was the first lifeguard to dive into the pool in an effort to rescue a woman having a seizure at the North Arundel Aquatic Center on January 22.Photo Provided
      Northeast High student Jake Ellencamp was the first lifeguard to dive into the pool in an effort to rescue a woman having a seizure at the North Arundel Aquatic Center on January 22.

    Alert Lifeguards Recue Woman From Drowning At North Arundel Aquatic Center

    By Zach Sparks
    When undergoing training with the Red Cross, aspiring lifeguards learn that the process of drowning begins when water enters a person’s airway. They learn that involuntary breath-holding and a sudden closure of the larynx or windpipe prevents air from reaching the lungs. They learn that brain...
    • Every Monday, students from each homeroom at George Fox Middle School filled in how many non-perishable items their homeroom collected that week on a fork. Once they filled the fork, they moved on to a spoon to see which homeroom collected the most food.Photo by Maya Pottiger
      Every Monday, students from each homeroom at George Fox Middle School filled in how many non-perishable items their homeroom collected that week on a fork. Once they filled the fork, they moved on to a spoon to see which homeroom collected the most food.
    • To help students understand how much food they collected for the Harvest for the Hungry food drive, George Fox Middle School teachers compared the amount to an elephant, using a scale as a visual.Photo by Maya Pottiger
      To help students understand how much food they collected for the Harvest for the Hungry food drive, George Fox Middle School teachers compared the amount to an elephant, using a scale as a visual.
    • SGA members helped to count the Harvest for the Hungry food donations from each homeroom at George Fox Middle School.Photo by Maya Pottiger
      SGA members helped to count the Harvest for the Hungry food donations from each homeroom at George Fox Middle School.
    • George Fox Middle School students collected 11,093 pounds of food to donate to Harvest for the Hungry, which made them the school with the largest donation in the state of Maryland.Photo Provided
      George Fox Middle School students collected 11,093 pounds of food to donate to Harvest for the Hungry, which made them the school with the largest donation in the state of Maryland.

    George Fox Middle School Is Top Collector For Maryland Food Bank

    By Maya Pottiger
    The results are in, and George Fox Middle School collected the most food in this year’s Harvest for the Hungry drive.
    The school collected 11,093 pounds of food to donate to the Maryland Food Bank through Harvest for the Hungry, part of the Kids Helping Kids campaign.
    The school doubled its...
    • This month, we asked Ms. Winslow’s class, “What's something nobody else seems to like but you love and why?”Photo by Zach Sparks
      This month, we asked Ms. Winslow’s class, “What's something nobody else seems to like but you love and why?”

    Question Of The Month: High Point Elementary School

    By Zach Sparks
    Each month, the Pasadena Voice poses a question to a local fifth-grade class. This month, students from Ms. Winslow’s class at High Point Elementary answered the question:
    What's something nobody else seems to like but you love and why?
     
    I love lemons and lemon juice. People...
    • The Bodkin Elementary color run, started in 2016, is just one of the many initiatives that promote health and wellness at the school.
      The Bodkin Elementary color run, started in 2016, is just one of the many initiatives that promote health and wellness at the school.

    Bodkin Elementary Named A Wellness School

    By Dave Topp
    For its efforts to promote and encourage a healthier lifestyle in and around the community, Bodkin Elementary was one of six public schools in the county to receive the 2017 AACPS Wellness School of Distinction award.
    “It is an absolute honor and feels great to receive this award for not...
    • As part of Tobacco-Free Kids Week, Northeast’s SADD club visited Solley Elementary (pictured) and High Point Elementary on February 16 to talk about the dangers of smoking.Photos by Zach Sparks
      As part of Tobacco-Free Kids Week, Northeast’s SADD club visited Solley Elementary (pictured) and High Point Elementary on February 16 to talk about the dangers of smoking.
    • As part of Tobacco-Free Kids Week, Northeast’s SADD club visited Solley Elementary (pictured) and High Point Elementary on February 16 to talk about the dangers of smoking.Photo by Zach Sparks
      As part of Tobacco-Free Kids Week, Northeast’s SADD club visited Solley Elementary (pictured) and High Point Elementary on February 16 to talk about the dangers of smoking.

    Northeast High Celebrates SADD

    By Monica Resa
    In the 1980s and 1990s, the SADD acronym stood for Students Against Drunk Driving, and as long as someone who wasn’t sober didn’t get behind the wheel, SADD’s message was a success. Fast-forward to today, and SADD (now Students Against Destructive Decisions) encompasses many more...
    • (L-R) Alison Clark and Nichole Fish undertook a project at Solley Elementary to paint images and quotes based on kindness and building up self-esteem.Photo by Cadin Marin
      (L-R) Alison Clark and Nichole Fish undertook a project at Solley Elementary to paint images and quotes based on kindness and building up self-esteem.
    • (L-R) Alison Clark and Nichole Fish undertook a project at Solley Elementary to paint images and quotes based on kindness and building up self-esteem.Photo by Cadin Marin
      (L-R) Alison Clark and Nichole Fish undertook a project at Solley Elementary to paint images and quotes based on kindness and building up self-esteem.
    • (L-R) Alison Clark and Nichole Fish undertook a project at Solley Elementary to paint images and quotes based on kindness and building up self-esteem.Photo by Cadin Marin
      (L-R) Alison Clark and Nichole Fish undertook a project at Solley Elementary to paint images and quotes based on kindness and building up self-esteem.
    • (L-R) Alison Clark and Nichole Fish undertook a project at Solley Elementary to paint images and quotes based on kindness and building up self-esteem.Photo by Cadin Marin
      (L-R) Alison Clark and Nichole Fish undertook a project at Solley Elementary to paint images and quotes based on kindness and building up self-esteem.

    Using Paint, Northeast Teens Battle Bullying With Kindness

    By Judy Tacyn
    The American Psychological Association has reported that 40 to 80 percent of school-age children experience bullying at some point during their childhood.
    Two Northeast High School students, Alison Clark, a junior who will graduate a year early, and her best friend Nichole Fish, a senior, have...
    • The Digital Learning Commons room at Chesapeake High School is designed to have a “dorm room feel,” according to Principal Stephen Gorski. Students can use the supply of Chromebooks or laptops and lounge around the room while completing their coursework.Photo by Maya Pottiger
      The Digital Learning Commons room at Chesapeake High School is designed to have a “dorm room feel,” according to Principal Stephen Gorski. Students can use the supply of Chromebooks or laptops and lounge around the room while completing their coursework.
    • The Digital Learning Commons room at Chesapeake High School is designed to have a “dorm room feel,” according to Principal Stephen Gorski. Students can use the supply of Chromebooks or laptops and lounge around the room while completing their coursework.Photo by Maya Pottiger
      The Digital Learning Commons room at Chesapeake High School is designed to have a “dorm room feel,” according to Principal Stephen Gorski. Students can use the supply of Chromebooks or laptops and lounge around the room while completing their coursework.

    Digital Learning Commons Room At Chesapeake Provides Students Many Opportunities

    By Maya Pottiger
    Chesapeake High School is one of a select few schools in the county to offer its students a Digital Learning Commons room.
     

    While perhaps unusual in a high school setting, this room looks like many college workspaces today. The walls are lined with computers equipped with webcams. There...

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    • Nineteen Cadettes from Girl Scout Troop 26 received their Silver Awards for renovating six areas of the Camp Whippoorwill big house.Photo Provided
      Nineteen Cadettes from Girl Scout Troop 26 received their Silver Awards for renovating six areas of the Camp Whippoorwill big house.
    • Racking up more than 70 volunteer hours during the holidays, Girl Scout Troop 26 renovated the Camp Whippoorwill big house by removing old floors, patching walls, assembling bookcases and hauling furniture with help from adult supervisors.Photo Provided
      Racking up more than 70 volunteer hours during the holidays, Girl Scout Troop 26 renovated the Camp Whippoorwill big house by removing old floors, patching walls, assembling bookcases and hauling furniture with help from adult supervisors.
    • Racking up more than 70 volunteer hours during the holidays, Girl Scout Troop 26 renovated the Camp Whippoorwill big house by removing old floors, patching walls, assembling bookcases and hauling furniture with help from adult supervisors.Photo Provided
      Racking up more than 70 volunteer hours during the holidays, Girl Scout Troop 26 renovated the Camp Whippoorwill big house by removing old floors, patching walls, assembling bookcases and hauling furniture with help from adult supervisors.
    • Racking up more than 70 volunteer hours during the holidays, Girl Scout Troop 26 renovated the Camp Whippoorwill big house by removing old floors, patching walls, assembling bookcases and hauling furniture with help from adult supervisors.Photo Provided
      Racking up more than 70 volunteer hours during the holidays, Girl Scout Troop 26 renovated the Camp Whippoorwill big house by removing old floors, patching walls, assembling bookcases and hauling furniture with help from adult supervisors.

    Girl Scout Troop 26 Spruces Up Camp Whippoorwill

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    To earn their Silver Award, Cadettes from Girl Scout Troop 26 had to identify a way they could make their community better. They didn’t have to think long before settling on renovations at Camp Whippoorwill, the site where they have camped for eight years.
    During a ceremony at Beefalo Bob...
    • Kindergarteners Joseph Gavrilov (left) and Maggie Veasel (right) assemble the hygiene bags with the donations.Photo Provided
      Kindergarteners Joseph Gavrilov (left) and Maggie Veasel (right) assemble the hygiene bags with the donations.

    Pasadena Elementary Kindergarteners Donate Hygiene Bags To The Homeless

    By Maya Pottiger
    At Pasadena Elementary School, every student participates in a grade-wide service learning project.
     

    In January, the four kindergarten classes, totaling about 70 children, collected toiletry items to create hygiene bags. For a week, students were asked to bring in different items that...

  • Northeast’s Coyne Among County Teacher-Of-The-Year Semifinalists

    By Judy Tacyn
    “I wish I could pinpoint some pivotal moment, an ‘ah-ha’ experience, that made me what to teach, but truly, from as long ago as I can remember, all I wanted to do was teach,” said Northeast High School English teacher Jessica Coyne, one of 10 semifinalists for 2018 Anne...
    • Master Sergeant Christopher Mattis (right) and Gunnery Sergeant Kevin Jenkins oversee the MCJROTC program, but the student cadets are encouraged to take leadership.Photo by Zach Sparks
      Master Sergeant Christopher Mattis (right) and Gunnery Sergeant Kevin Jenkins oversee the MCJROTC program, but the student cadets are encouraged to take leadership.
    • In a classroom shooting range, Gunnery Sergeant Kevin Jenkins (left) and Master Sergeant Christopher Mattis supervise student cadets as they shoot pellets.Photo by Zach Sparks
      In a classroom shooting range, Gunnery Sergeant Kevin Jenkins (left) and Master Sergeant Christopher Mattis supervise student cadets as they shoot pellets.
    • In November, the Northeast MCJROTC program celebrated the 242nd birthday of the United States Marine Corps by hosting a ball that drew 300 guests.Photo courtesy of Neil Fluhr
      In November, the Northeast MCJROTC program celebrated the 242nd birthday of the United States Marine Corps by hosting a ball that drew 300 guests.
    • Photos courtesy of Neil FluhrPhoto courtesy of Neil Fluhr
      Photos courtesy of Neil Fluhr

    Marine Corps Junior ROTC Program Empowers Northeast Students To Become Leaders

    By Zach Sparks
    On the second level of Northeast High School, in a secluded wing, students shoot air rifles in a classroom and learn about cybersecurity. One room over from the shooting range, there’s an armory and a supply room where students organize boots and equipment.
    That area is occupied by the...
    • Chesapeake Bay Middle teacher Lee McCloskey (right) and Baltimore County teacher Andrew Parker said their music video parodies have helped students explain subjects in a more analytical manner.Photo Provided
      Chesapeake Bay Middle teacher Lee McCloskey (right) and Baltimore County teacher Andrew Parker said their music video parodies have helped students explain subjects in a more analytical manner.

    Right Or Wrong? Refer To The Song

    By Kerrigan Stern
    With Music Videos, Maryland Teachers Aim To Make Learning Fun

    For decades, teachers have instructed students to remain silent during lessons. But for Chesapeake Bay Middle teacher Lee McCloskey and Baltimore County teacher Andrew Parker, that rule is waived when humming popular songs.
    This...

    • Bailey Clark spent her 2017 summer at the Plumpton Park Zoo in Rising Sun, Maryland. The site has giraffes, porcupines, blue-and-gold macaws and many other animals.Photo Provided
      Bailey Clark spent her 2017 summer at the Plumpton Park Zoo in Rising Sun, Maryland. The site has giraffes, porcupines, blue-and-gold macaws and many other animals.
    • Bailey Clark spent her 2017 summer at the Plumpton Park Zoo in Rising Sun, Maryland. The site has giraffes, porcupines, blue-and-gold macaws and many other animals.Photo Provided
      Bailey Clark spent her 2017 summer at the Plumpton Park Zoo in Rising Sun, Maryland. The site has giraffes, porcupines, blue-and-gold macaws and many other animals.
    • Bailey Clark spent her 2017 summer at the Plumpton Park Zoo in Rising Sun, Maryland. The site has giraffes, porcupines, blue-and-gold macaws and many other animals.Photo Provided
      Bailey Clark spent her 2017 summer at the Plumpton Park Zoo in Rising Sun, Maryland. The site has giraffes, porcupines, blue-and-gold macaws and many other animals.

    Where Are They Now: Bailey Clark

    By Zach Sparks
    Aspiring Veterinarian Hopes To Make Conservation Cool

    Two years ago, Bailey Clark stood before an audience of students at Solley Elementary and nestled a rat in the crook of her arm while she used her free hand to grip a microphone.
    Clark would later become the salutatorian of Northeast High...

    • This month, we asked Ms. Wilder’s class, “What is an invention that would make life in the future so much easier?”Photo by Zach Sparks
      This month, we asked Ms. Wilder’s class, “What is an invention that would make life in the future so much easier?”

    Question Of The Month: Lake Shore Elementary School

    By Zach Sparks
    Each month, the Pasadena Voice poses a question to a local fifth-grade class. This month, students from Ms. Wilder’s class at Lake Shore Elementary answered the question:
    What is an invention that would make life in the future so much easier?
     
    I would make a flying car so people...
  • 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...
  • Fort Smallwood Fifth-Graders Help Create Emergency Preparedness Book

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    How should you communicate with family members during an emergency? What should you do in the event of a fire? These are some of the questions Fort Smallwood Elementary students pondered when making suggestions for a children’s emergency preparedness activity booklet that will soon be shared...
    • Shay Jones (left) is the president of Arundel Homeschoolers, and she founded the Teen Community Club. Her daughter Supriya (right) participated in the club’s inaugural year.Photo by Maya Pottiger
      Shay Jones (left) is the president of Arundel Homeschoolers, and she founded the Teen Community Club. Her daughter Supriya (right) participated in the club’s inaugural year.
    • After weeks of hard work, members of the Teen Community Club went to the ASPCA to drop off the donations they collected through their project.Photo Provided
      After weeks of hard work, members of the Teen Community Club went to the ASPCA to drop off the donations they collected through their project.

    New Club For Homeschooled Teens Gives Back To CommunityExclusive

    By Maya Pottiger
    A Subgroup Of Arundel Homeschoolers Teaches Teens Lasting Life Skills
    Though Arundel Homeschoolers has a bustling calendar of activities, one of the moms thought it could use something else: a teen community club.
    Shay Jones, president of Arundel Homeschoolers, started the Teen Community Club in...

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