Monday, April 15, 2013
Police are still looking for the driver of the Ford Expedition involved in the hit-and-run on Friday night.
Anne Arundel County police announced Skylar Marion, the Pasadena teen struck in a hit-and-run near his home Friday night, died Monday. Police originally reported that two teens were struck by a 1997-2002 Ford Expedition on the 4500 block of Mountain Road, which is the same block of Skylar's home. The second victim was sent in serious condition to Johns Hopkins Children's Hospital, and there has been no update of her status. Police said the driver is still at-large and the investigation is ongoing. Any information regarding this case can be directed to the Traffic Safety Section at 410-222-8573. According to Bob Mosier, spokesperson for Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Skylar was a freshman at Chesapeake High School. "The school has been…
Kate Snyder, a social studies teacher, also was removed from her duties as a senior class advisor and assistant track coach.
A teacher who served as the senior class advisor at Old Mill High School has been reassigned and the school system is conducting an investigation, school officials said last week. Kate Snyder, a social studies teacher, will be out of the school "indefinitely," according to a letter from Old Mill Principal James Todd. Read the full story on Odenton-Severn Patch.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Chief Larry Tolliver said he was hopeful there would be new funds for officers and other resources in the county executive's upcoming budget proposal.
Anne Arundel County Police Chief Larry Tolliver said he has been encouraged by recent discussions with the new county executive regarding bolstering the resources to the department. Tolliver said he's seeking 20 additional officers, and said Laura Neuman has reacted positively during talks regarding her upcoming budget proposal. "I've been very impressed with how she's looking out for the needs of the county police," he said. "I found it refreshing when we did our budget presentation how reacted to our needs." Neuman will make her first budget proposal to the County Council on May 1. Tolliver spoke Tuesday evening at the meeting of the Police-Community Relations Council in Odenton. Tolliver said that he expects more than 30 new …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Police say 18-year-old Norman Hardy and his 14-year-old cousin entered the school through a door that had been propped open.
Two teenagers were arrested Wednesday morning for trespassing at Old Mill High School, and at least one of the teens entered the school twice without permission, police and school officials said. Neither of the teens are students at Old Mill, but one was as recently as February. While police and school officials said the pair were just there to socialize, one of the teens was charged with weapons violations after three knives were found in a backpack. Read the full story on Odenton-Severn Patch.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Principal Kay Panagopulos was named one of three principals in the state to win the art leadership award.
Kay Panagopulos, principal at Riviera Beach Elementary School, was one of three principals in the state to receive the 2013 Alvin and Louise Myerberg Arts Leadership Recognition Award from the Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS) Alliance. The award recognizes educators who incorporate arts into schoolwide curricula, enhancing the student experience and increasing engagement in the classroom. Panagopulos, since becoming principal at Riviera Beach in 2006, has made sure that students learn more than just art in class, according to a statement from Anne Arundel County Public Schools. "The arts provide the skills and knowledge that is needed to develop the creativity, discipline, and intellectual capacities necessary for success in …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Police say Benjamin Siggers, formerly a church youth group counselor and substitute teacher, was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
After a 31-year-old man reportedly smoked marijuana with juveniles who were in his care last year, police said he was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Police said Benjamin Siggers of Baltimore was a substitute teacher for Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) and served as a youth group counselor for Severn United Methodist Church in Severn at the time of the incident. In April 2012, Siggers reportedly provided transportation to an overnight youth group activity for two male juveniles at a camp near Edgewater. Police said that while driving the two juveniles to camp, Siggers produced marijuana and a smoking device that he shared with them. The police department and social services began investigating Siggers on…
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Eight public schools will close one day early on June 13 in order to accommodate construction.
Construction projects will force the closure of some schools one day early in June, in order to accommodate construction projects. Anne Arundel County Public Schools said it receieved a waiver of the state's 180-school day requirement. For those students affected, the last day of school will come on June 13. Those affected schools will also open one day late in August. The schools closing a day early are: All of the impacted schools are scheduled to undergo renovations or expansions during the summer.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
School officials questioned a 15-year-old student after he returned to school, and found a loaded gun in his book bag.
A 15-year-old student was apprehended by authorities and transported to a juvenile detention center after Glen Burnie High School officials found a loaded handgun in the boy's book bag around noon Tuesday. Anne Arundel County police said they seized a loaded .22-caliber handgun and seven rounds after the boy returned to school after leaving campus earlier in the day. When a school employee saw the boy return to campus, he was escorted to the office and questioned by school officials. Administrators reportedly searched his book bag and discovered the gun, and then called the school resource officer for assistance. Police charged the boy, who is not being identified, as a juvenile with weapons violations. Read the full story on Glen Burnie …
Monday, March 25, 2013
William Heiser and Jason Dykstra have been named Principals of the Year for the state of Maryland.
The Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP) named North County High School's William Heiser and Southern Middle School's Jason Dykstra the 2013 Principals of the Year. According to an AACPS press release, Heiser and Dykstra will now be considered for national honors by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Heiser has 15 years of education experience and served as an assistant principal at Annapolis High School before coming to North County in 2010. In the three years since Heiser came to North County, graduating students went from earning $1.7 million in scholarships to $10.8 million, according to AACPS. Participation in the SAT also increased from 29 percent to 68 percent, and the number of Advanced …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Three Anne Arundel students—from St. Anne's School and one from Broadneck High—are finalists in a national writing competition.
After reading a book, have you ever wanted to tell the author how his or her words changed your life? Four Anne Arundel County students will be honored as Maryland finalists on April 13 during the CityLit Festival at the Enoch Pratt Free Library for their entries into the Letters About Literature contest, according to a news release. The Anne Arundel County area school finalists are: St. Anne's School of Annapolis Broadneck High School Letters About Literature is a state and national writing contest that encourages young readers in grades 4-10 to respond to an author through a letter expressing how that author and book changed their worldview and themselves. This year, nearly 50,000 students competed nationwide with 1,768 of them hailing …