Sunday, May 5, 2013
Edgewater Books will open on Central Avenue in August.
Here's a recap of some of the top news from Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch this week. To read more on any story, click on the link. 1. South River’s Jodie Hogan Named Teacher of the Year South River's Jodie Hogan was all smiles after she was named Teacher of the Year Monday night. But there was one person in the room beaming brighter than Hogan—her husband. 2. Edgewater Books Opening in August Edgewater Books, a children’s bookstore, will be opening on Central Avenue in August and the owner is looking for high school art students to paint a mural inside the store. 3. Southern Middle Students Plant 280 Trees in Galesville Park About 50 seventh-grade students from Southern Middle School planted approximately 280 trees on a half-acre in …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Thank a great teacher you know by leaving a comment on Patch!
It has been a good week for local teachers. Anne Arundel County recently named two area educators with the top honor of Teacher of the Year. South River High School Spanish teacher Jodie Hogan was named the 2012-2013 Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) Teacher of the Year. And Summit School’s Debora Coates Consugar won the honor of Private Schools Teacher of the Year at the Excellence in Education Awards on Monday night. Congrats to Hogan and Consugar, but now it's your turn to honor your pick for top teacher. Monday marks the start of Teacher Appreciation Week. Merideth Hansen, an elementary school teacher for 19 years, shared what she enjoys most. “For teacher appreciation, our PTA provides little treats and goodies for our staff…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Summit School’s Debora Coates Consugar won the honor of Private Schools Teacher of the Year at the Excellence in Education Awards on Monday night.
Anne Arundel County’s top educators gathered in one place Monday for an evening devoted to thanking them for all their hard work. The top honor of the 2012-2013 Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) Teacher of the Year went to South River High School Spanish teacher Jodie Hogan. “It feels amazing, absolutely amazing and it is such a blessing to be able to represent Anne Arundel County,” Hogan said. “I just feel incredibly blessed because I really love what I do.” Debora Coates Consugar, a teacher at The Summit School, was named the 2012-2013 Private Schools Teacher of the Year. “I am overwhelmed,” Consugar said. “I don’t know how I can top this … The people I work with are amazing people.” Hogan and Consugar, along with the 50 other…
Sunday, April 21, 2013
This week Patch reported on the harsh reaction residents have towards a new Edgewater shopping center.
Here's a recap of some of the top news from Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch this week. To read more on any story, click on the link. 1. Repeats Owner Ordered to Pay Back Consignors An Anne Arundel County District Court judge ordered the owner of Repeats Quality Consignments in Edgewater to pay back customers who never had their merchandise returned after the store was evicted in 2012. 2. New Edgewater Shopping Center Draws Harsh Criticism A new shopping center scheduled to open on Route 2 will bring several new businesses to Edgewater—much to the dismay of area residents. Advanced Auto Parts, Dollar Tree and Mr. Tire will all open in Lighthouse Plaza. 3. School Board Passes Social Media Policy with Little Debate The Anne Arundel County Board…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The policy ends the ban of some social media sites in Anne Arundel County Public Schools.
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. Tthe police department and social services began investigating Siggers …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Eight public schools will close on June 13, one day early, in order to accommodate construction.
Construction projects will force eight public schools, including Central Middle and Lothian Elementary, to end the school year one day early this year. Anne Arundel County Public Schools said it received a waiver of the state's 180-school day requirement. For students at schools affected by construction, the last day of school will come on June 13. Those students will also open the school year one day late on Aug. 27. Unless schools are forced to close for inclement weather again, the last day of school for students at all but the eight affected schools would be June 14. The schools closing a day early are: All of the impacted schools are scheduled to undergo renovations or expansions during the summer.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Board President Andrew Pruski said this was the first time the issue was brought to the board.
At Wednesday's Board of Education meeting, many southern Anne Arundel County parents expressed concerns about out-of-area transfers. About 20 parents and caretakers requested the school system continue the "status quo" of allowing out-of-area transfers (OATs) at elementary schools in the southern part of the county. Several parents—most of them with students at Deale Elementary School—said they may no longer be able to find suitable daycare if the students are forced to change to a school out of school bus range from the daycare facilities. "Current bus routes efficiently, effectively and safely transport students," said Deale Elementary parent Lauren Northrop in a statement submitted to the board. "We are asking that out-of-area students …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Sophomore Anna Sappington received the second-place grand award at the Regional Science and Engineering Fair.
A South River High School sophomore was recently honored for her work in the Anne Arundel County Regional Science and Engineering Fair. According to the Anne Arundel County Schools website, Anna Sappington received the second-place grand award for her project, which investigated Triclosan and its potential toxicity to aquatic invertebrate organisms. Triclosan is a widely used chemical found in toothpaste, soaps and disinfecting products, according to AACPS. Sappington will join North County sophomore Jack Andraka at Intel ISEF in Phoenix, AZ, in May. Andraka won the county fair for the second year in a row. The science and engineering fair is dedicated to promoting science education and awarding students for their work according to AACPS. …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
This week Patch reported on the opening of two new businesses—a dog spa and a vacuum shop.
Here's a recap of some of the top news from Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch this week. To read more on any story click on the link. 1. UPDATE: Police Release Photos of Suspect in M&T Bank Robbery Police released surveillance photos of the man they say robbed the M&T Bank in Edgewater around noon on Monday. Officers responded to the M&T Bank located in the 3100 block of Solomons Island Road in Edgewater at 11:58 a.m. for a reported bank robbery. 2. Dirty Paws Dog Spa Opens for Business Furry friends in the Edgewater area now have a new place where they can be pampered—Dirty Paws Dog Spa on Mayo Road is now open for business. The new business is a full-service pet grooming saloon and owner Dale Edwards has plenty of experience in caring for …