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Arundel tests positive for lead in drinking water

Photo by Evangeline Fox

*Editor’s note: This story has been amended to clarify the difference between the EPA’s recommended lead action level for public water systems and the recommended levels for public school fixtures.

By Caitlyn Freeman 

Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) released the updated results from the county-wide testing for lead content in school water sources on Friday, February 1st. Eight water sources at Arundel High tested positive for elevated lead content.

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Three things to know about this week’s Board of Education meeting

By Natalie Adams

The Board of Education for Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) conducted their bi-weekly meeting on Wednesday, February 6th. Here are three notable events from the meeting.

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Members of The Board of Education for AACPS elect new President and Vice President

By Caitlyn Freeman 

During the bi-weekly Board of Education meeting for Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) on Wednesday, February 6th, former board Vice President, Terry Gilleland was elected President and Josie Urrea was elected Vice President of the Board. Urrea, a senior at Severna Park High School and the current Student Member of the Board (SMOB), is the youngest Vice President to serve on the board.                          

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Changes to dismissal protocol affect student parking

By Natalie Adams

On Friday, February 1st, a parking meeting was held to inform students of changes being made to the dismissal protocol.

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AACPS hosts a community workshop to address racism within the county

By Caitlyn Freeman 

Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS)  held a community workshop at Chesapeake Bay Middle School on Wednesday, January 30th to address the racially based incidents that have occurred at both Chesapeake Senior High School and Chesapeake Bay Middle School. Continue reading “AACPS hosts a community workshop to address racism within the county”

Pride Period suspended for start of third quarter

By Natalie Adams

Third quarter begins on Friday, February 1st, and with the beginning of the new semester, Pride Period will be temporarily removed from the schedule.

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Three things to know about this week’s Board of Education meeting

By Caitlyn Freeman 

The Board of Education for Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) conducted their bi-weekly meeting on Wednesday, January 23rd. Here are three important takeaways from Wednesday’s meeting.

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AACPS Budget Meeting attendees call for teacher salary increases

By Caitlyn Freeman

The Board of Education of Anne Arundel County began the budget process for Fiscal Year 2020 on Tuesday, January 8th, at Old Mill High School with a public hearing.

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Three things to know about this week’s Board of Education meeting

By Caitlyn Freeman 

The Board of Education for Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS)  conducted their bi-weekly meeting on Wednesday, December 19th. Here are three important takeaways from Wednesday’s meeting.

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Dissection Club offers unique educational opportunity

By Kirstin Nichols

Arundel High School has many student organizations, ranging from honor societies, to language clubs, to community service clubs. However, one student-run group stands out from the others: dissection club. Continue reading “Dissection Club offers unique educational opportunity”