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  • BOE Accepting Applications for 16 Vacancies on Citizen Advisory Committee

    Posted by Melvin Edwards on 5/27/2021

    The Board of Education is now accepting applications for 16 openings on the Executive Committee of its countywide Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC), a 32-member panel that provides input and advice on specific issues surrounding education throughout the county.

    The panel consists of two representatives from each of the 13 high school clusters, one representing elementary schools and one representing secondary schools; two at-large representatives; a military representative; and three representatives appointed by other parent groups in the county. Members, who must be residents of Anne Arundel County, serve two-year terms with an option for a third year if they so desire and are approved by the Board.

    The following seats are currently open:

    • Annapolis cluster, elementary representative
    • Arundel cluster, elementary representative
    • Broadneck cluster, elementary and secondary representatives
    • Crofton cluster, elementary and secondary representatives
    • Glen Burnie cluster, secondary representative
    • Meade cluster, secondary representative
    • North County cluster, elementary representative
    • Northeast cluster, secondary representative
    • Old Mill cluster, elementary and secondary representatives
    • South River cluster, secondary representative
    • Southern cluster, elementary representative
    • At-large countywide representative
    • Military countywide representative

    Applications, which can be found here, must be received at the Board of Education by 4 p.m. on June 14, 2021. At a subsequent meeting, the Board will appoint representatives to these positions.

    The committee is required to meet at least four times a year, but typically meets seven times annually. Meetings are generally held at the Parham Building, located at 2644 Riva Road in Annapolis. The meetings and membership in the CAC are open to anyone, regardless of whether they have children in AACPS or not.

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  • Last School for Most Students Set for Friday, June 18

    Posted by Melvin Edwards on 5/13/2021

    With winter finally in the rearview mirror and temperatures rising, families, employees, and students focus their attention on the completion of the school year.

    The last day of school for most students will be Friday, June 18, 2021. The last day of work for 191-day Unit I and Unit IV employees (classroom teachers, teaching assistants, technology support technicians, etc.) will be Monday, June 21, 2021.

    Parents and employees should also note the following key dates in place with the calendar:

    • The last day of school for graduating seniors is Thursday, May 27, 2021.
    • The last day of afternoon session classes at the Centers of Applied Technology will be Tuesday, June 15, 2021.
    • The last day of morning session classes at the Centers of Applied Technology will be Friday, June 18, 2021.
    • The last day for half-day prekindergarten and ECI students will be Tuesday, June 15, 2021.
    • The last day for full-day prekindergarten and ECI students will be Friday, June 18, 2021.

    Any additional days needed for inclement weather closings would alter the last day of school accordingly.

    A complete 2020-2021 school year calendar can be found on the AACPS website here.

    The 2021-2022 school year is scheduled to start for most students on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.

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  • 2021 SkillsUSA Maryland State Competition

    Posted by Melvin Edwards on 5/6/2021

    The Centers of Applied Technology participated in the SkillsUSA Maryland Championship. The SkillsUSA Maryland State Championship offers state-level competitions for high school student members enrolled in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. Due to the pandemic, the conference was held virtually this year.

    We are pleased to report our students earned 4 gold, 4 silver, and 1 bronze medal, a total of 9 medals. Also deserving of recognition is Mrs. Robin Mearman, Cisco Teacher was recognized as the Maryland State SkillsUSA Advisor of the Year.


    Congratulations to the following medalists:


    Student                                   Place                            Contest                                    Home School

    Zachary Crespo                       First                             Cyber Security                        Northeast

    Andrew Fitzurka                     First                             Cyber Security                        Arundel

    Anthony Steele                       First                             Diesel                                      Chesapeake

    Zachary Little                         Second                        Diesel                                      Chesapeake

    Connor Pierzchalski                Third                           Diesel                                      Chesapeake

    Emma Mason                          Second                      Graphic Communication         Chesapeake

    Sadie Golden                          Second                      Medical Terminology              Chesapeake

    Sarah Saxon                            First                          Dental Assisting                      Broadneck

    Amelia Youngkin                   Second                        Dental Assisting                      South River


    Each year, the State Championship showcases more than 1,000 Maryland CTE students who compete in over 90 skilled, occupationally related, and leadership events. The 1st place winners qualify to represent Maryland at the National SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC). This conference showcases the best career and technical education students in the country.

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