Monday, May 21, 2012
The schools were two of 11 county schools to get the designation. Four others earned recertification.
Fort Smallwood Elementary and Chesapeake High School earned an official Maryland Green School certification this year for their conservation efforts. The schools were two of 11 to earn the designation this year from the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE). There are now 52 education facilities in the county with the designation. Fort Smallwood Elementary School participated in a waste-free lunch earlier this year. The activity was one of many green initiatives the school has embarked on. Each grade level also worked on different environmental projects throughout the year. Four other schools also earned recertification, according to a press release from Anne Arundel County Public Schools. To earn Green …
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Here’s a look at the top news in Pasadena from March 19-March 23.
Sometimes you’re just too busy to catch the news. If you missed some of the headlines in Pasadena this week, Patch has you covered. Here’s a look at this week’s top stories in no particular order.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
After 30 years of teaching, Renee Heuser still loves Dr. Seuss books on 'Read Across America Day'.
Patch caught up with first-grade teacher Renee Heuser to ask her about teaching at Fort Smallwood Elementary. Pasadena Patch: How long have you been teaching? And how many years have you been at Fort Smallwood? Renee Heuser: I have been teaching for 30 years with a few years off to raise my own children. I have taught in two states and four grade levels. I have been at Fort Smallwood nine years. Pasadena Patch: What made you decide to become a teacher? Heuser: I have always enjoyed encouraging a child’s natural love of learning. My older sister is also a teacher and I had the opportunity to help in her class while I was in college, which reinforced my decision to teach. I've found it very rewarding. Pasadena Patch: What is your favorite …
Monday, March 19, 2012
The school participated in their first waste-free lunch on Friday, which is just part of the many things the school does for the environment.
Many students at Fort Smallwood Elementary wore green shirts Friday, but it wasn’t in anticipation of St. Patrick’s Day. Students were decked out in green for an environmental reason. As Fort Smallwood prepares to send in their application to become a Maryland Green School, all students participated in their first waste-free lunch on Friday. “We always recycle at lunch, but today we are trying to limit what they throw away to as little as possible,” Fort Smallwood principal Mary Yeager said. “It goes along with what we have been trying to teach in the green program all along—that recycling isn’t just about paper.” Fort Smallwood Elementary will submit their application for Maryland Green School recognition this week and spent the school …
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Here are some of the top stories on Pasadena Patch from March 12-16.
Pasadena saw some very warm temperatures for mid-March this week. Temperatures reached into the 70s on Wednesday and Thursday. If you were busy walking your dog or driving with the windows down, you may have missed some of this week’s headlines. No need to worry, Patch has you covered. Here are some of the top headlines from March 12-16 in Pasadena (in no particular order).
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
A fifth-grader at Fort Smallwood won first place in the Chesapeake Bay Revival Coloring Contest.
Abbey Nettleton, a Fort Smallwood fifth-grader, was named the winner of the first-annual Chesapeake Bay Revival Coloring Contest on Sunday. According to a release, the contest, created by Donna McCartney, author of the children’s Nautical Mile Book Series, sought to recognize outstanding student artwork that best depicted the Chesapeake Bay. “My goal with this contest was to reach young people to learn how they see the Chesapeake Bay and depict these visions through their own drawings,” McCartney said in the release. The Chesapeake Bay Revival Coloring Contest was launched last September and was open to third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students throughout the Chesapeake Bay region. Participants were asked to create an original drawing about…
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The elementary school was one of three Anne Arundel County Schools to receive a donation from Patient First.
Fort Smallwood Elementary School will receive new collections of books and technology for the school thanks to a $1,000 donation from Patient First, according to a press release from David Clark, Patient First’s community relations representative. According to the release, Fort Smallwood Elementary is one of three Anne Arundel County Schools that is receiving new supplies thanks to a $3,000 donation to the 21st Century Education Foundation from Patient First. Patient First has three medical centers in Anne Arundel County, including one on Ritchie Highway in Pasadena. “We are grateful for the opportunity to provide educational materials and aids to local schools,” Clark said in a release. “Supporting schools is an important objective for …