Thursday, May 23, 2013
A group of mentoring volunteers with the Functional Academic Learning Support program have collectively been named the school's Students of the Week.
A group of students have been recognized as Patapsco High School and Center of the Arts Students of the Week. In a slight change from the usual individual student format, nine students have been given the honor by Functional Academic Learning Support teacher Beth Gray in recognition of their selfless and generous support of some of their fellow students. Receiving the award are juniors Heather Bailowich, Megan Locklear, Brittany Gensler and Autumn Wile and seniors Corey Devor, Daisy Amey, Brian Folk, Kodie Duncan and Sam Nash. The honored students have volunteered their time with the FALS department over the past school year, according to Gray. "They have mentored FALS students and fostered positive peer relationships with them, …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Tuition rates and fees for In-county, out-of-county and out-of-state students will all go up next semester.
Students attending the Community College of Baltimore County will have to dig a little deeper next semester. The college will increase fees across the board by 3 percent. Currently, in-county students pay $106 per credit. Out-of-county and out-of-state students pay $202 and $303 respectively. Under the new tuition rates, those costs will increase to $109, $208 and $312 respectively. General services fees will also increase across the board. Currently, in-county students pay $9 per credit. Out-of-county and out-of-state students pay $18 and $27 respectively. The new increases will bring those fees to $10.50, $20.50 and $30.50 respectively. Registration fees will increase from $40 to $50. Graduation fees will increase from $50 to $75. …
Amber Triplett's photo-manipulation won the Second Congressional District's annual student art contest.
There are art galleries and then there are art galleries. Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts junior Amber Triplett has just landed a piece of wall space in one of the grandest art galleries in the land—the U.S. Capitol. Triplett's photo-manipulation titled "Self Portrait" was named the first-place winner in U.S. Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger's annual Second Congressional District student art contest. Her work of art bested 35 other entries submitted by high school students from across the district to win the right to hang in the Capitol for the next year. Winning art from all congressional districts across the country will be displayed in the collection. Patapsco senior Safiya Brown won second place for her oil painting titled "A…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Tim Duncan's multimedia poster won awards in three different levels of a youth art contest.
The accolades and awards continue to roll in for Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts students. Art student Tim Duncan recently won three award for his multimedia poster of the Baltimore skyline, according to school officials. The artwork claimed a first-place award at both the local and Baltimore district levels of the Youth Art and Photography Exhibition, and then took second place at the state level. Duncan was recognized for his achievements at the Youth Art and Photography Exhibition reception, held earlier this month at the BWI Marriott Hotel. Congratulations!
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Last year, Patch invited a class of Dundalk Elementary Schools to write short essays honoring their mothers on Mothers Day.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Sean McComb was declared the winner at a Monday afternoon ceremony at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Towson.
Baltimore County Public Schools honored Patapsco High School English teacher Sean McComb was honored as the 2013-2014 teacher of the year Monday afternoon. "Sean McComb is a dynamic and creative educator who is an inspiration to both his students and his colleagues," Superintendent Dallas Dance said in a news release. "He used his teachers and education to rescue him from a difficult childhood, and now helps his own students to, in his words, 'achieve, awaken and ascend' We congratulate him and all of our 115 nominated teachers and finalists." McComb, a seven-year educator who also serves as an Advancement Via Individual Determination coordinator, was one of four teachers nominated for the award, according to the release. The win makes him…
The senior was nominated for the honor based upon many accomplishments and volunteer efforts.
Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts senior Sydney Lawson has been named Student of the Week for the week of May. 6. Lawson was nominated for the honor by English teacher and AVID advisor Sean McComb. "Sydney is a dedicated AP Psychology student, serves as an AVID tutor, cares for an elderly family member in need and provides transportation to work for a fellow student in need," McComb said in an email to Patch. "She is an incredibly kind and giving student who is a role model for her peers." Congratulations!
Friday, May 3, 2013
Senior Alison McGuire was named a runner-up in the Maryland-wide contest.
Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts student Alison McGuire has been named a runner-up for a statewide computing award. McGuire received the recognition in the 2013 Maryland NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing, according to a statement from the school. The award, sponsored by Microsoft, Motorola Solutions Foundation and the National Center for Women and Information Technology, recognizes high school girls "for their computing-related achievements and interests as part of an effort to encourage more young women to choose careers in technology," according to the statement. Nineteen award winners and 33 runners-up from Maryland high schools were chosen for their "outstanding aptitude and interest in information technology and …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
A Norwood Elementary School fifth-grader applied for a legislative scholarship—seven years early.
Every year, I am honored to join my colleagues from the sixth legislative district in attending the award ceremonies for the graduating seniors in our local high schools. While there, we join scores of community and civic organizations from around the district to distribute scholarships in support of our students planning to pursue higher education. It is especially rewarding to be able to support the hopes and dreams of some of the best and brightest we have. In fact, this is one of the most exciting times for me as your Delegate, as I have the opportunity to meet so many successful students and their proud families, and I get to support these students as they move on to the next stage of their lives. This year, the scholarship program…
The Baltimore County Executive speaks about his outburst with senior citizens who heckled him at a school groundbreaking.
County Executive Kevin Kamenetz Tuesday used a news conference on rabies shots as an opportunity to joke about a confrontation between himself and seniors who heckled him at a school groundbreaking in Mays Chapel. "Contrary to popular belief, I did have my rabies shot last week at Mays Chapel," Kamenetz said. Attendees of the groundbreaking on Friday and television viewers may have been wondering after video on several news websites showed the executive angrily confronting seniors citizens who came out to heckle him. "Sir let me talk for a second, ok?" an animated Kamenetz shouted at the hecklers. "It's my job to talk and your job to listen right now." [See a short video shot by WMAR television and WBAL TV has a longer cut.] Don Mohler, a …