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  • OHES To Hold 10th Annual Fundraising Event

    Oak Hill Elementary School’s PTO will hold its annual silent and live auction event on November 18 at the Earleigh Heights Fire Hall. This event is a 200-guest dinner/dance and raises money to cover the expenses of all school-related activities throughout the course of this year. With a...
  • Severna Park High School To Present “Oklahoma!”

    Set at the turn of the 20th century, “Oklahoma!” has resonated with audiences since 1943, when they were first introduced to a cast of cowboys and farmhands searching for love. Severna Park High School will present its version of “Oklahoma!” for its annual fall musical on...
  • Students Learn To Code At Severna Park Schools

    As “digital natives,” today’s young people are more tech savvy than many adults. Building on what they already know about technology, elementary school students in Severna Park are now learning computer programming thanks to an innovative educational program offered through Silver...
  • Can It, Will Ya! Food Drive Helps Kids Silence Hunger

    The heart of a blue whale weighs about 1,000 pounds. An empty 6-by-12-foot U-Haul cargo trailer is 1,920 pounds. Crocodiles can weigh up to 2,300 pounds. What is heavier than each of those things? Severna Park Middle collected 3,111 pounds of food for needy families during Anne Arundel County...
  • Question Of The Month: Severna Park Elementary

    Each month, the Severna Park Voice poses a question to a local fifth-grade class. This month, students from Mrs. Merrill’s class at Severna Park Elementary answered the question: If you could invite any person to Thanksgiving dinner, who would it be?   Anne Frank, to see what her...
  • Community Unites For Girl’s Special Birthday Celebration

    The Hubbard family came to live in Severna Park in February after being stationed in Georgia for several years as an Air Force family. Moving around the country and coping with a parent’s overseas deployments can be difficult for families with school-age children, but for the Hubbards,...
  • Severna Park Elementary Students Ponder “Why I Write”

    Kids were home from school on October 20, which was not only a professional development day but also National Day on Writing. When Severna Park Elementary students returned the following week, they celebrated the literacy day by engaging in “Why I Write,” a campaign designed to get kids...
  • Boy Scout Troop 450 Holds Christmas Wreath Sale

    Along with savoring eggnog and caroling through the community, decorating is a surefire way to get into the holiday spirit. Boy Scout Troop 450 is now holding its annual sale of wreaths, centerpieces and living trees. There are two pickup/delivery options: through Gary’s Gardens or UPS....
  • Folger Students Empowered To Care For Their World

    Folger McKinsey Elementary students kicked off the start of the current school year by coming together as a community to celebrate Green Apple Day. The Green Apple Day of Service is an international movement of nearly a million volunteers in more than 70 countries that celebrates the central role...
  • Students Showcase Entrepreneurship Skills In The Diamond Challenge

    Hannah Nicholson And Erica Szymanski Patent Pending On Their Creation Television buffs may know the show “Shark Tank,” in which inventors and business owners pitch their products and services to famous investors for the chance to strike a life-changing deal. Severna Park High School...
  • Magothy River’s Bryan Godfrey Named Middle School P.E. Teacher Of The Year

    Bryan Godfrey has always liked school, sports and working with kids. His dedication to those areas of life have paved the way to him being named the 2017 Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year in Maryland. Now in his sixth year at Magothy River Middle School, Godfrey has made quite...
  • SPHS’s Alyssa Panzer Starts Cosmetics Firm

    Severna Park High School senior Alyssa Panzer stumbled on her latent entrepreneurial talent at a time when she was just trying to save some money by making her own gift baskets of bath bombs. “I saw people giving them away as gifts, but they were really pricey,” recalled Panzer, whose...
  • Community Remembers Bruce Blackman

    Over the course of his 38-year teaching career at Severna Park High School, Bruce Blackman left an indelible mark on not only countless students but also countless parents and colleagues, and never was that more evident than in the wake of the beloved educator’s passing on September 15, when...
  • Meet National Merit Scholar Semifinalist Clifford Jamieson

    SPHS Senior Is One Of The Highest Scoring Entrants In Maryland From a pool of 50,000 high-scoring test takers in the United States, only 16,000 are chosen as National Merit Scholarship semifinalists, and senior Clifford Jamieson is one of them. According to the National Merit Scholarship...
  • Parents Respond To Later School Start Times

    For years, a group of advocates made up of parents and pediatricians called on Anne Arundel County Public Schools to change start times, saying that 7:17am was too early for sleep-deprived teenagers to be starting class. Following months of public forums and surveys, the Anne Arundel County Board...
  • Students Raise Environmental Awareness With Collaborative Mural

    Take 592 artistic and environmentally conscious elementary school students, give them sketch books, paint and brushes, and a palette as large as the side of a building. Add an award-winning local mural artist and enthusiastic faculty ready to beautify the Cape St. Claire Elementary School courtyard...
  • Tri-M Society Impresses With “Severna Park Idol” Fundraiser

    From screen to stage, Severna Park High School put its own twist on “American Idol” with “SP Idol” to raise money for the Tri-M society charity, Music for Memory. “Music for Memory Foundation is a group that is doing research on how music affects patients with...
  • Students Establish And Lead Girls Bible Study Group

    Eight years ago, a small group of students at Severna Park High School began to host Girls Bible Study, commonly referred to as GBS. GBS is linked to YoungLife, a non-denominational program based on Christian values and principles, but GBS is more independent and student-based; there are no...
  • Question Of The Month: Folger McKinsey

    Each month, the Severna Park Voice poses a question to a local fifth-grade class. This month, students from Ms. Ross’ class at Folger McKinsey Elementary answered the question: What is something that you used to be afraid of and why?   I used to be afraid of heights, but I'm not...
  • Power Of The Matriarch: Go To The Funeral

    Brené Brown, in her new book, “Braving the Wilderness,” is emphatic about attending funerals. When my father died, I will always remember attendees and no-shows. People shocked me with their “conflicting plans.” But even beyond attendance, I remember exactly who gave...
  • Karen Stevens Tri Challenges Young Athletes

    The Severna Park Community Center held its ninth annual Karen Stevens Memorial Kids Triathlon on Saturday, September 23, drawing a group of competitive youth to swim, cycle and run against others in their age groups. Among the participants was Court Barrett, who placed second in the 9-10 age...
  • A Fresh Take On The New School

    A Review Of The New School From Those Who Never Knew The Old One Because the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Severna Park High School was held less than a year ago, last January, comparisons to the old school are bound to come up. Some students complain about the lack of cell service, and...
  • Bands By The Bay Will March Into Broadneck High On October 7Exclusive

    Feel the excitement – more than 19 of the best marching bands from Maryland, North Carolina and New York are gathering at Broadneck High School (1265 Green Holly Drive in Annapolis) on October 7 for the annual Bands by the Bay show. Gates will open at 1:30pm, with the first band stepping off...
  • The Separation Of School And Society

    How Schools Decide To Intervene In Personal Matters Or Bring Current Events Into The Classroom When the Netflix TV series “13 Reasons Why” was introduced in March 2017, parents and teachers had to scramble as they learned that the program contained more than just entertainment. The...
  • Lindsay Reflects On Five Years Of Leading Community College

    Dr. Dawn Lindsay stepped into the role of president of Anne Arundel Community College in late summer 2012, and in the five years since becoming a leader of the nationally ranked school, Lindsay has immersed herself not only in the culture of the college but also in that of the greater Anne Arundel...


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