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The Society of Women Engineers presents…

This program is open to high school students interested in the fields of engineering, math and the sciences.  Participants will be able to talk to college engineering students, meet a professional engineer, and be involved in team engineering-related activities.

This is a FREE event.  Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.  Parents are Welcome!

Visit to register.

The Discover Engineering event is held in conjunction with Maryland Day, a campus-wide, all day event at the University of Maryland – College Park where each department showcases their program to the public.  Student will have plenty of time after the Engineering event to explore other displays and activities on campus.

For more information, please visit

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View the letter from SWE President


Ayesha-Chaudhry-2Congratulations to Junior Ayesha Chaudhry,

the 2014/2015 Student Member of the Anne Arundel County Public Schools Board of Education!

Ayesha was elected by the Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils to serve as the 41st Student Member of the Board and is the third South River High School student chosen out of the last five years.

She ran on a platform that called for an expansion of the school budget, the use of muti-purpose lunch breaks and the promotion of more clubs and student organizations in middle and high schools to develop future leaders.

Her name has been forwarded to Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley who will make the appointment official. Students have held a seat on the AACPS Board of Education since 1974 and have had enjoyed full voting rights since 1975, the only institution of its type in the nation to have awarded student members that status.

Read the full AACPS News Release HERE.


The Hip Hop Collaboration presents

The 2014 Dance & Fashion Extravaganza

Friday, April 11

6 – 8pm

Tickets $5.00 at the door

Guest Performers: Bates Middles School PVA

This is a fundraising event in support of the Hip Hop Collaboration.

For more information, see their webpage on the school website:  hip-hop-collaboration.


Build and Develop Applications Event

B. A. D. AppAthon

Saturday, April 26, 2014

North County High School


The students’ mission is to build the best app (within a team of 4), and within the time allowed!

Approximately 120 students from all across the county will be participating in a “Hackathon/Appathon,” working in teams of 4 to build, create or make an idea into a useful product and raise funds for charity at the same time. Non-profit organizations will be working with students to create an application that fills a need for their program.

The day begins with the App Development Bootcamp – a 90 minute presentation that offers training and hands-on workshopping to help participants learn the goal of their project and pick up valuable tips for construction and presentation.

Pre-registration is required and ends Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 9:59 PM (responsible bed-time). First 120 students to sign up will get to be a part of this event! Tickets are required for entry. Program Schedule:

  • 5:30 – 8 am Registration/Competition begins (Students who arrive early would get their “choice” of locations in the hallways)
  • 6 pm – 7:30 pm Judging & Dinner
  • 7:30 – 8:30 pm Parents arrive/Awards Ceremony

For more information, contact the AACPS Division of Advanced Studies at 410-222-5391, ext 1.



Think Kindness Assembly

Tuesday, April 8

during 2nd Period (A-Day)

School Auditorium


This program is a volunteer assembly where youth motivational speaker, Brian Williams will be our feature guest speaker. Brian is the founder of a non-profit organization called Think Kindness, the organization behind our schools’ shoe drive. Brian visited our school 4 years ago and inspired our students to come together and impact not only our school, but community as well. You may remember this video.

At that time, our students rose to the challenge by collecting over 5,000 pairs of shoes.  Some of those committee members traveled to Africa with Brian to help deliver shoes that had been collected to children who needed them. Since Brian visited our school last, he has spoken to over 80,000 more students and collected about 200,000 pairs of shoes!

WE want to step up to the Challenge AGAIN!

Brian hopes to inspire other young people share their generosity and help them to have a real impact on others through the Think Kindness program.  Help us help him collect as many pairs of gently used shoes as possible for those in need in developing countries! Brian is calling our school to action through his sharing of his experiences in Kenya and the impact Think Kindness program has created there.  There will be a Q & A session directly after the program so that students can have questions answered.

For more information about the Think Kindness Shoe Drive, please contact Ms Finkelstein at


HSA Exam Schedule



Friday, June 13…………1B / 2B

Monday, June 16……….1A / 2A

Tuesday, June 17……….3B / 4B

Wednesday, June 18…..3A / 4A

LAST DAY FOR All Students Thursday, June 18


Senior Exam Schedule

Senior Exams

Friday, May 23…………3B / 4B


Tuesday, May 27………3A / 4A


Wednesday, May 28….1B / 2B

Thursday, May 29…….1A / 2A


Senior Students — Be Forewarned:

The Anne Arundel County Public Schools Board of Education Administrative Regulation JCC-RAC states that:

1. Any Graduating student who violates Board policies on possession, consumption or distribution of alcoholic beverages, controlled dangerous substances, counterfeit controlled dangerous substances, non-controlled substances (as defined by Article 27, Section 286B of the Annotated Code of Maryland), or other intoxicant at any time during the last 4 weeks of school prior to the last scheduled day for graduating students, or during the time between the last scheduled day and the graduation ceremony, whether the activity takes place on school buses, within a school building or upon any school property, or during any school, school related or Board sponsored activity, whether held on school property or at locations off school property, including private clubs, businesses or commercial establishments, shall be prohibited from participation in all senior activities, including proms, award ceremonies and graduation ceremonies.

2.  Diplomas earned by students denied participation in graduation ceremonies will be available upon request in the office of the appropriate school principal on the first workday following the graduation ceremony.

Because the last scheduled day for graduating students this year is May 29, 2014, the effective date under the “last 4 weeks” provision is April 29, 2014, which is the last day a graduating senior can be enrolled in the Alternative to Drugs Program, Responsible Actions Program or Anti-Tobacco Use program.


Final Changes for End of School Year

The Board of Education today unanimously approved the opening of schools and offices on Monday, April 21, the day following Easter, and state Superintendent of Schools Lillian M. Lowery granted Anne Arundel County Public Schools a three-day waiver of the 180-day requirement for students, moving the last day of classes for this school year to Wednesday, June 18.

Parents should note the following key items for the remainder of the school year:

  • At high schools and middle schools, April 21 will be a “B” day.
  • The last day of school for graduating seniors will be Thursday, May 29, 2014.
  • The last day of school for students will be Wednesday, June 18, 2014.
  • Schools will dismiss two hours early from June 13-18, 2014, to accommodate high school exams.
  • The last day of class at the two Centers for Applied Technology is Thursday, June 12, 2014.

For more information, see the Letter from AACPS School Superintendent Mamie Perkins

Superintendent’s Letter / Spanish Version

Calendar survey for parents and students:

To help shape future calendars, the Board of Education is also soliciting parental, student, and employee input into how to best accommodate additional days needed in the school calendar for inclement weather closings. A short online survey is available online English and Spanish, and paper copies are available at all AACPS schools and at the Parham Building. Input will be accepted through Friday, April 11. Results will be provided to the Board for future calendar discussions.


Celebrate Science at the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival, the largest STEM education event of its kind in the United States!

The 3rd Annual Science Festival will kick off throughout 2013 with nationwide school programs, contests and events year-round, and culminate in a

2-day Grand Finale Expo

April 26-27, 2014

Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Over 750 leading STEM organizations will present hands-on science and engineering activities for people of all ages.

The event is free of charge.  Sneak Peek Friday will take place on April 25, 2014

- See more at