Category: News

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NHS gains new advisors

By Kirstin Nichols

The National Honor Society, or NHS, recently underwent a change in advisors for the 2018-2019 school year. At the first meeting on Friday, September 14th, which consisted of only existing members (new members had not been accepted at this time), Ms. Riley asked the students to vote on whether she should maintain her position as advisor. Sixteen students voted that she should leave, while eleven voted that she should stay.

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Arundel still to receive testing for lead in water sources

By Caitlyn Freeman 

As part of an ongoing testing process, 38 Anne Arundel County Public Schools have tested positive for elevated lead content in their water supply. The county has yet to receive results for 78 schools, including Arundel High School. Continue reading “Arundel still to receive testing for lead in water sources”

Arundel hosts 14th annual USBands Wildcat Spectacular

By Sierra McFarlane

On Saturday, October 27th, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., Arundel hosted the 14th annual USBands Wildcat Spectacular at Carroll Field. Twenty Four schools – the majority from Maryland and a few from Virginia – participated to earn seating at the Mid Atlantic Championship and Nationals.

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Arundel Women’s Soccer surges past Old Mill to advance in their playoff run

By Connor Haynie

Coming off of a three-game winning streak and a first-round playoff win vs. the North County Knights , the Arundel Women’s Soccer team was looking to keep their playoff run alive against the Old Mill Patriots in the Regional Quarterfinal matchup.

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Vandalism incidents provoke multiple bathroom closings

By Natalie Adams

On Thursday, October 25th, Principal Davenport made an announcement at the beginning of second period concerning recent misuse of bathrooms and consequences of that misuse.

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Several Arundel athletes report rashes; cleaning forces class relocation

By Caitlyn Freeman 

On Thursday, October 18th, Principal Davenport sent a letter home to parents stating that multiple Arundel students had developed rashes on their bodies.

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Announcement of PARCC removal spurs mixed emotions among teachers and students

By Madison Jurek

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), a standardized test, currently in 6 states, will be phased out in Maryland by the 2019-2020 school year. At Arundel, students, teachers, and administrators have reacted to the planned change with mixed emotions. While many are happy to see the day PARCC is replaced, others have expressed skepticism regarding whether the change will bring improvement.

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Annual Pep Rally mixes new traditions with old favorites

By Natalie Adams

On Friday, October 5th, the annual Homecoming Pep Rally was held at Carroll Field from 1:20 p.m. to 2:18 p.m. There were several events including a performance from the Marching Band and Color Guard, the Dance Company, the Cheer Squad, the Prancing Wildcats, the Clash of the Classes competition, announcement of Spirit Week winners, and presentation of the Homecoming Court.

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Arundel Theater and JV Cheer floats highlight annual homecoming parade

By Sierra McFarlane

On Wednesday, October 3rd, the annual homecoming parade was held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. It started on Hammond Lane by Arundel Middle, and ended at the front of Arundel High. After the parade, a block party was held in the G-hall parking lot from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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Redistricting for Crofton High School begins

By Natalie Adams

On Tuesday, September 25th, the first of six meetings concerning redistricting for the new Crofton High School was held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Arundel High auditorium. It was an organizational meeting, a time for attendees to ask questions about the redistricting process, and the chairman and Recording Secretary of the committee were chosen.

The basic process for redistricting is that the first meeting on September 25th is for organization. All meetings after that will be “working” meetings, at which time the committee actually starts to draw the lines. After about six weeks, the committee will send their proposal–or proposals–to the Superintendent of Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Dr. Arlotto, in November. Dr. Arlotto will then present the proposal to the board in December, who will make the final decision on how to redistrict based on the committee’s proposal. The final plan will be adopted in April after public hearings.

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