• April 24, 2020

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    Emily Davis Selected as AACPS Teacher of the Year



    During this time away from school, our hope is for you to remain safe and healthy. 

    We thank you so much for supporting your student during their time away from brick & mortar school. We are now in Week Two of our eLearning and we know there are many things to celebrate and a few changes to be made.  We are listening to students and families as you provide us feedback on all aspects of eLearning and we are making changes slowly, but surely. 

    Your student’s teacher has posted office hours and learning support time in their Google Classrooms. Teachers are available during these time blocks to assist your student with planning, understanding, and successfully completing their assignments. Please remember, there is only one assignment per subject area that is graded per week.  The other assignments are important, but they do not contribute to the student’s course grade.

    Later this week we will post a Technology Support and How-To website that will offer solutions and directions to challenges to the most frequent challenges families are having when attempting to access and navigate the many applications and programs used by teachers within Google Classroom. We know this page will relieve some of the stress that is coming from the use of technology in the learning environment.

    Additionally, we have provided Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) to answer the most commonly asked questions about online learning and your student. These FAQs are updated daily. 

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  • Grand Award Winners Announced for 2020 AACPS Regional Science and Engineering Expo

    Posted by Melvin Edwards on 4/23/2020

    A team of juniors from Chesapeake Science Point has taken the First Place Grand Award in the 53rd annual Anne Arundel County Regional Science and Engineering Expo.

    In addition, two individual projects from Broadneck High School and a team of brothers from North County High School share the Second Place Grand Award prize.  The announcement would have taken place at the Regional Science and Engineering Expo award ceremony last month, but the event was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    All four projects have earned the right to be submitted as official representatives of Anne Arundel County Public Schools to the 2020 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (Regeneron ISEF), which had been scheduled to occur May 10-15 in Anaheim, Calif., but has been canceled.

    The team of Saja Mahdi and Rafee Mirza claimed the First Place Award at the Expo with their project “Biospectroscopy: The Future of Breast Cancer Detection.”  Their project involved developing different breast cancer cell lines and analyzing them in a Ramen Spectrometer.  The subsequent data was placed in a machine learning program to determine if the computer could accurately group the cells and determine if breast cancer was present. This research may lead to lower cost and faster test results when screening for breast cancer.

    The project done by North County High School brothers Imaad and Aaban Syed, titled “Measure ρ – Optimize Heat Transfer,” earned them a share of the Grand Award. The Syeds’ project focused on measuring the thermal resistivity of soil in varying states and its effect on heat transfer in buried electrical cables.

    Broadneck High School had two projects win a share of the Grand Award Prize: Lia Barrow’s project “Cell Migration” and Katheryne Lochart’s “Getting Cryptic with Bioinformatics.” Lia’s project looked at cell migration models to test for therapeutics that could alleviate the effects of Myelodysplastic Syndrome, a form of bone marrow cancer, in the blood. Katheryne’s project examined using bacterial RNA as a data storage system.

    More than 275 projects in 20 categories were presented by student researchers from across the county in grades 6 through 12 at the Expo. Individual student awards and prizes worth thousands of dollars were previously announced and distributed to students.  These awards were provided by supporting organizations including Educational Systems Federal Credit Union the headline sponsor, Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Anne Arundel Community College, Clean Air Partners, Friends of Jug Bay, International Council on Systems Engineering, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,  Society of Women Engineers, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy/U.S. Marine Corps Office of Naval Research, and the U.S. Public Health Services to name just a few.

    The Anne Arundel County Regional Science and Engineering Expo is dedicated to promoting science education along with recognizing and rewarding student achievement in science. In addition to the overall first place and grand award winners, approximately 100 county middle and high school students earned first-place awards at the Science and Engineering Expo, ranging from special awards from community organizations to category awards based on guidelines from Regeneron ISEF.

    You can watch the announcement of the winners here.

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    Congratulations to Lindsey Ells of Hillsmere Elementary School, AACPS’ March Educator of the Month!

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    Congratulations to Elizabeth Martello of Jones Elementary School, AACPS’ March Employee of the Month!

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  • Now through May 15 -- Schools closed for all students

    May 25 -- Memorial Day; All Schools & Central Offices closed