Sunday, March 31, 2013
This week Patch reported on a local community that is helping area cats in need.
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 Colony Helps Protect Stray Cats The South River Colony Conservancy (SRCC) Homeowner’s Association and Rude Ranch Animal Rescue of Harwood have joined forces to help manage the community’s feral cat population. 2. Chesapeake Conservancy Launches Osprey Cam Those wanting a closer look at the habits of an osprey can now watch a live webcam on the Chesapeake Conservancy website. The organization dedicated to ensuring conservation, stewardship and access of the Chesapeake Bay launched an “Osprey Cam” on its website on Monday. 3. Share Your Snow Photos on Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch What a start to "…
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The school will receive a $10,000 Verizon Foundation grant.
A team of South River High School students created a way to help make homework and studying easier, and the school is receiving $10,000 because of it. Five students in South River’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math program (STEM) were recently named among the top ten teams on the Verizon Innovate App Challenge, according to a press release. Juniors Maryam Ermin-Sinanovic, Jasmine Hall, Gelsey Jian, Megan Prass and Heritage Weems created the award-winning app “Study Buddy.” The app is aimed at increasing academic success by encouraging good study, organizational and time management skills. “Study Buddy” earned top points for its innovative design, creativity and practicality. The app allows students to schedule an exam or project …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
A pair of STEM students are trying to raise awareness about simple ways students and teachers can be more efficient with their energy use.
“Senioritis” may be a term used to describe a senior high school student’s lack of motivation, but for South River High seniors like Jillian Buck and Chad Moeslein, who are in a magnet program for the sciences and math, the final year of high school school isn’t about relaxing. It’s about getting things done. Earlier this week, Patch featured a team of students in STEM—Science Technology Engineering Mathematics—that developed a new music app for Android smart phones. While their classmates spent hours coding and researching a new technology, Buck, of Crofton, and Moeslein, of Davidsonville, wanted to decrease South River High's energy output. In its third year at South River, STEM has an overall focus on science, technology, enginnering …
Monday, December 19, 2011
South River High School hosted the FIRST Lego League competition. Check out the winners from schools around Maryland and northern Virginia.
Students tested their robotics, teamwork and problem solving skills at the FIRST Lego League competition at South River High School. Academic advisors and participants told Patch this program helps students learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (“S.T.E.M.”). Twenty-two middle school teams and 13 elementary teams participated in the daylong competition, according to Maryland For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Lego League Planning Committee member Patrick Fee. The following teams and awards are featured in the video: Rookie All Star Award / Team #5843 - "All In" Team Spirit Award/ Team #9551 - "Key Robotics" JUDGESʼ Award-2 – Selby Bay Marina / Team #5840 – “Easy as Pi” JUDGESʼ Award-1…
Monday, December 12, 2011
Middle and elementary school students tested their robotics, teamwork and problem solving skills at the FIRST Lego League competition at South River High School.
More than 200 middle and elementary students from across the Maryland, DC and northern Virginia gathered at South River High School for the Third Annual South County Showdown FIRST Lego League competition. The South River Powerhawks team hosted the younger teams in the school’s cafeteria, gymnasium and auditorium. Twenty-two middle school teams and 13 elementary teams participated in the daylong competition according to Maryland For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Lego League Planning Committee member Patrick Fee. He said there are 261 teams across the region. A list of the winners and those advancing to the state competition are also attached to this article. For details on the South River High School …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Annapolis High and Old Mill High are the locations for two meetings about magnet programs, including IB, Visual Arts, STEM and more.
Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) is offering two informational sessions for parents and students who may want to enroll in any one of the county's 13 magnet programs. According to AACPS spokesman Bob Mosier, the sessions will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Annapolis High School on Sept. 22 and at Old Mill High on Oct. 5. On Oct. 1, students in fifth and eighth grade will have be able to apply for placement into one of these programs. In middle school, the programs include: In high school, the programs include: For more information, call 410-222-5365.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
County informs parents that an 80-percent increase in magnet program applicants requires some schools to conduct a lottery.
Students who applied last month to the county's magnet programs have eagerly checked their e-mail accounts and mailboxes for the past few days. False information that notification letters were being sent this week caused some students (and parents) anxiety when letters didn't arrive. Last Friday, parents received an e-mail from Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) that magnet applications are "still under review" and notification letters will be sent within the next 10 days. The e-mail also confirmed a fear for many prospective South River High School's Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) students—their fate will be decided by a computer. Due to the large number of applicants, a lottery process will be used to select …
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Robotics, engineering programs are a big draw for students across the county.
South River High School showcased the work of the 251 students enrolled in the Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) program on Tuesday. Students enrolled in the program include participants from Broadneck, Severna Park, Annapolis, Crofton, Southern, and students from Edgewater and Davidsonville — who would normally be inbound to the school. The Gala was an opportunity for the school to highlight the program to prospective middle school students by introducing them to the work of current program participants. There were 26 different stations, each demonstrating a different area of interest, including robotics, art, science, aerospace, statistics, chemistry and a Rube Goldberg machine. "Pedro," one of the robots from the school's …