Principal`s Newsletter - Northeast High School


Principal`s Newsletter - Northeast High School
Principal’s Newsletter
Northeast High School
August/September 2013
Dear Northeast Parents,
With the advent of this coming school year, we are seeing a lot of signs of progress. As you
drive past the school, you will see the construction team finishing our bus loop exit, putting the
finishing touches on our new gymnasium, the music and dance rooms, and the modernization of our
auditorium. After the Thanksgiving holiday we will be able to occupy these new spaces along with
finished new classrooms for English, Math, and AVID, as well as our new counselor and student
services suite. This will complete phase 2 of our 3 phase construction project. Then construction
will ensue on our new media center, the remaining Science and Social Studies classrooms, and our
softball field. All of the Northeast community will be able to enjoy the gymnasium and auditorium
during our winter sports events and performances by our music and drama programs. So be sure to
get your tickets to these events and enjoy the new venues.
Our progress in the classroom continues to be very positive as we work together to challenge,
inspire, and prepare our students for a post-secondary opportunity. Students who were first time test
takers on the Algebra HSA rose 10 percent over the previous year, and our first time test takers on the
Biology HSA exam rose 5 percent over the previous year. Also, we had more students take the SAT
exam this year than we had in each of the previous two years. There were notable increases in the
percentage of students who scored a 3 or higher on their AP exams in the subjects of Biology,
Calculus, Physics, Psychology, Studio Art and Drawing, US Government and Politics, and World
History. A huge Eagle cheer goes out to those students who prepared themselves for these exams by
participating in after school help sessions, HSA Boot Camps, and Saturday prep. sessions, as well as
to the teachers, counselors, and student advocates who inspired these students to rise to the challenge.
Ninth graders, your mission will begin on August 21, 2013 at 6:00 p.m., which is the date and
time of your Orientation Night, followed by your first day of school on August 26. Welcome to
Northeast High School. You will love it here at the Home of the Eagle.
Seniors, your challenge will begin upon your arrival at your Convocation Breakfast on
August 27. Get excited about finishing strong.
For all of our students, we are anxiously awaiting your arrival, and hope you had an enjoyable
summer break. Be rested and ready for learning.
Finally, Parent University will be awarding 9th grade parents 1 credit for attendance at the
Orientation Night on August 21. All parents who attend our Back-to-School Night/Interim
Distribution on September 26 will receive a credit of .5.
If you would like to stop by and say, “hello,” please join me for coffee in our cafeteria from
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 24.
We are Northeast,
Jason T. Williams
Jason T. Williams, Principal * 410-437-6400 * 1121 Duvall Highway, Pasadena, MD 21122
Calendar of Events
Looking Ahead for the
Class of 2014
Meet the Coaches Night - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. (Cafeteria)
9th Grade Orientation - 6:00 p.m. (Cafeteria)
Senior Sweats
School open for grade 9 students only
Cap & Gown Orders
2nd Semester
School open for ALL students
Graduation Announcements
2nd Semester
Senior Prom
May 10
Senior Exams
May 23 - 29
June 11
School Closed for Labor Day
School Closed for Rosh Hashanah
16th &
Senior Picture Make-ups - 2:05 - 9:00 p.m. (Cafeteria)
2 Hour Early Dismissal
Professional Development for Teachers
Homecoming Dance - 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. (Cafeteria)
Back to School Night - 6:00 p.m. (Cafeteria)
Interims Distributed
Special Note: All class dues ($40) and obligations
must be taken care of before a student can purchase
homecoming dance tickets, prom tickets, or receive
graduation tickets. If you have any questions,
please contact the Senior Class Advisor, Mr. Matt
Friesen, at 410-437-6300.
A Fond Farewell
Anne Day
Susan Dillon
William Farrant
Annie Foster
Mary Kasper
Lindsey Lloyd
Chris Ludwig
Carol Newman
Pam Walden
And A Warm Welcome
Christopher Baugher - Technology Education
Peter Biser - English/Business
Bruce Brannon - Special Education
Sarah Brinsko - World & Classical Languages
Bernard Edwards - Assistant Principal
Erin Gray - Math/Family & Consumer Sciences
Wilhelmena Lee - Dance/Physical Education
Morenike Onaga - English
Erin White - Math
Sports Calendar
@ South River - All Day
@ Arundel - 5:00 p.m.
@ North County - 3:00 p.m.
@ Hereford - 8:00 a.m.
@ Northeast - 8:00 a.m.
vs Lackey High School - 5:00 p.m.
@ Wilde Lake High School - 5:00 p.m.
Tournament @ Southern - All Day
vs Severna Park - 7:00 p.m.
vs Southern - 7:00 p.m.
@ Broadneck - 7:00 p.m.
@ Old Mill - 5:30 p.m.
vs Chesapeake - 7:00 p.m.
Junior Varsity
vs Lackey High School - 4:00 p.m.
@ Wilde Lake High School - 4:00 p.m.
Tournament @ Southern - All Day
vs Severna Park - 5:30 p.m.
vs Southern - 5:30 p.m.
@ Broadneck - 5:30 p.m.
@ Old Mill - 4:00 p.m.
vs Chesapeake - 5:30 p.m.
@ Patterson High School - 10:00 a.m.
vs Overlea High School - 6:30 p.m.
@ Crossland High School - 2:00 p.m.
vs Glen Burnie - 6:30 p.m.
vs Southern - 6:30 p.m. - Homecoming Game
@ North County - 6:30 p.m.
Junior Varsity
@ Overlea High School - 11:00 a.m.
vs Glen Burnie - 4:00 p.m.
vs Southern - 4:00 p.m.
@ North County - 4:00 p.m.
@ Compass Pointe - 3:10 p.m.
@ Arundel - 3:00 p.m.
@ Eisenhower - 3:10 p.m.
@ Bay Hills - 3:10 p.m.
@ Eisenhower - 3:10 p.m.
@ Compass Pointe - 3:00 p.m.
vs Kent Island High School - 6:30 p.m.
Eagles Tournament - 8:00 a.m.
@ Severna Park - 5:00 p.m.
@ Southern - 7:00 p.m.
vs Broadneck - 5:00 p.m.
vs Old Mill - 7:00 p.m.
vs Chesapeake - 5:00 p.m.
Junior Varsity
vs Kent Island High School - 5:00 p.m.
Eagles Tournament - 9:00 a.m.
vs Southern - 3:30 p.m.
vs Broadneck - 3:30 p.m.
@ Old Mill - 3:30 p.m.
vs Chesapeake - 3:30 p.m.
vs Edgewood High School - 5:00 p.m.
@ Kent Island High School - 5:30 p.m.
Eagles Tournament - 8:00 a.m.
@ Severna Park - 7:00 p.m.
@ Southern - 5:00 p.m.
vs Broadneck - 7:00 p.m.
vs Northwestern High School - 6:30 p.m.
vs Old Mill - 5:00 p.m.
vs Chesapeake - 7:00 p.m.
Junior Varsity
vs Edgewood High School - 3:00 p.m.
@ Kent Island High School - 4:00 p.m.
Eagles Tournament - 9:00 a.m.
vs Severna Park - 3:30 p.m.
@ Southern - 3:30 p.m.
@ Broadneck - 3:30 p.m.
vs Northwestern High School - 5:00 p.m.
vs Old Mill - 3:30 p.m.
@ Chesapeake - 3:30 p.m.
All Paperwork Due
@ North County - 4:00 p.m.
@ Meade - 4:00 p.m.
vs Catonsville High School - 5:00 p.m.
@ Kent Island High School - 5:00 p.m.
@ North County - 6:00 p.m.
@ Lansdowne High School - 5:00 p.m.
vs Eastern Tech High School - 5:00 p.m.
@ Broadneck - 6:00 p.m.
@ Old Mill - 6:00 p.m.
@ Chesapeake - 6:00 p.m.
Junior Varsity
vs Catonsville High School - 4:00 p.m.
@ Kent Island High School - 4:00 p.m.
@ North County - 5:00 p.m.
@ Lansdowne High School - 4:00 p.m.
@ Broadneck - 5:00 p.m.
@ Old Mill - 5:00 p.m.
@ Chesapeake - 5:00 p.m.
Important Information
for Parents
Bus Route Information
School Meal Prices
School bus routes will be available on the Anne
Arundel County Public Schools website from Monday,
August 19, 2013 through the middle of September.
If you have any questions
regarding transportation, please call
the Transportation Department at
Breakfast (all schools)
Lunch (secondary)
Lunch (elementary)
Milk (1/2 pint, a la carte)
Reduced Price Breakfast
Reduced Price Lunch
$ .55
$ .30
$ .40
If you have any questions, please contact Jodi
Risse, supervisor of Food and Nutrition Services, at
410-222-5900 or [email protected]
Video Camera System
“Northeast High School is equipped with a
video camera system. It covers selected interior and
exterior public portions of the building and grounds.
It is NOT monitored constantly, but it is
monitored during emergency situations. During certain
events, when the safety or security of students may be in
question, authorized personnel from local, state, or
federal police or fire emergency units may be given
access to view images projected on the camera system.
If you have any questions about the system, you
should call the Supervisor of School Security, at (410)
Federal Impact Aid
Survey Form
On Monday, September 30, 2013, your child will bring home a Federal Impact Aid Survey form. Please assist
us by filling out the information requested on the form and return it to Anne Arundel County Public Schools in the
self-addressed, stamped enveloped provided.
The U.S. Department of Education has now requested a separate survey form for each child and each survey
form must be signed and dated by the Parent/Guardian. If needed, additional forms may be obtained from the school or
downloaded from the AACPS website ( under Students, Forms. The Federal Impact Aid Survey form
for 2013-2014 will be available to download on September 30, 2013. We will also be using our Connect-Ed Automated
Telephone Notification System to remind everyone about the significance of completing and returning this survey. The
school system received approximately $2 million in funding from the Federal government in support of our children after
the forms are processed.
Thank you in advance for your support and assistance. Should you have any questions regarding this
information, please contact Ms. Donna Barker at 410-222-5200.
More Important Information
for Parents
From the Attendance Office
Early Dismissal Policy
You must come in and sign out your student and have proper identification.
If you have someone picking up your student that is not on the emergency card, please send a note ahead
of time with your student.
If you know you will be picking up your child early for any reason, please have your child bring in a
parent note, including a phone number where you can be reached, to the Attendance Office that morning
and your student will be waiting for you in the Attendance Office.
If your student is sick, they must go to the Health Room. Health Room staff will coordinate pick-up with
the parent/guardian.
If your student drives or walks and you know they will have an early dismissal, please send in a parent
note with a number where you can be reached that morning. Once we verify the note with you by phone
we will release the student.
Please make sure all your contact information is updated in our system. The Attendance Office will be
calling to verify any requests you have by phone or by note.
Please note that this policy is for the protection of all of our students.
Your cooperation is appreciated.
The first PTSO fundraiser will be Chick Fil A Night on September 11 at the Jumpers Hole Road Chick Fil A. This
fundraiser will be held the second Wednesday of every month through May.
On September 26 a BJ’s membership drive will be held during Back to School Night.
Should you need to contact the PTSO, feel free to e-mail us at [email protected] or you may call the school
and leave a message for the PTSO.
Science News
Child Development News
Mr. Imwold participated in the Maryland State
sponsored “Environmental Literacy” Education
program over the summer. Included in the program
were studies of the Chesapeake Bay, from the Inner
Harbor where the Jones Falls enters, to the waters
around Smith Island in the southern portion of the Bay.
Although there is much to be done, the studies indicate
that the Chesapeake Bay can be a wonderful waterway
and habitat, we just all have to care!
There are still openings in the Child
Development Preschool Program. The preschool fee
is $30 per semester. Preschoolers must have turned
three years old by May 2013 and be able to use the
bathroom independently. The first session will run
from 7:45 - 10:15 a.m. The second session will run
from 11:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Both sessions will meet
on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays. Parents may
only register for one session.
To that end, Northeast High’s Environmental
Science Club, as well as students from all science
classes, will be encouraged to participate in a variety of
Chesapeake Bay activities with the goal of improving
the Bay’s quality.
For more information and/or an application,
email Lois Zell at
[email protected]
The 2013 Opening Schedule for CATN Students
Monday, August 26th (A-day)
No students attend the Center for Applied Technology North.
Tuesday, August 27th (A-day)
No morning periods 1 & 2
11:17 a.m. Level II students attend. (Periods 3A & 4A)
2:35 p.m. Career Explorations students attend. (After School Program)
Wednesday, August 28th (B-day) – (Regular B-day Schedule)
7:25 a.m. Career Exploration students attend. (Period 1)
7:25 a.m. Cosmetology students attend. (Period 1)
7:25 a.m. Nursing Assistant students attend. (Period 1)
7:25 a.m. Pre-Engineering students attend. (Period 1)
7:25 a.m. Building Maintenance/Business Support students attend. (Period 1)
11:17 a.m. Level II students attend. (Periods 3A & 4A)
2:35 p.m. Career Explorations students attend. (After School Program)
Thursday, August 29th (A-day) – (Regular A-day Schedule)
7:25 a.m. Level I students attend. (Periods 1A & 2A)
11:17 a.m. Level II students attend. (Periods 3A & 4A)
2:35 a.m. Career Explorations students attend. (After School Program)
Friday, August 30th (B-Day) - (Regular B-day Schedule)
7:25 a.m. Career Exploration students attend. (Period 1)
7:25 a.m. Cosmetology students attend. (Period 1)
7:25 a.m. Nursing Assistant students attend. (Period 1)
7:25 a.m. Pre-Engineering students attend. (Period 1)
7:25 a.m. Building Maintenance/Business Support students attend. (Period 1)
11:17 a.m. Level II students attend. (Periods 3A & 4A)
News About Our Students
Student of the Month
Congratulations to the following students who were Student of the Month for April and May 2013:
Physical Ed.
Social Studies
Technology Ed.
World/Class. Lang.
Jennifer Miller
Crystal Heffington
Aliyah Howard
Pandya Bela
Troy Conley
Andre Bellinger
Anna Riddle
John Hobson
Kayla Covarrubias
Nathaniel Settineri
Duane Davis
Nathan Fischbein
April Zamostny
Victoria Myer
Jerry Zhang
Physical Ed.
Social Studies
Technology Ed.
World/Class. Lang.
Faith Sauers
Katherine Wilson
Saten Porter
Rohan Pandya
Kamea Overstreet
Alexandria Santoni
Melvin Hild
Wayne Adams
Cara Lewis
Rebecca Clarke
Cathleen Raciazek
Katelin Blueford
Faith Weiland
Megan Long
Jazmin Arce
Student of the Month is a recognition program designed to put the spotlight on those students who have made
notable contributions in a specific department. Students who have special talent or creativity, display a positive attitude
and outstanding work ethic, or who have done an all around outstanding job, are nominated for Student of the Month.
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Superintendent’s Honor Roll
We are proud to congratulate Kristyna Cole, class of 2013, who achieved academic excellence by making the
Superintendent’s Honor Roll for the entire 2012-2013 school year. To be awarded this distinction, Kristyna received
all A’s on her report card all four marking periods, as well as, all A’s on all of her mid-term and final exams.
Congratulations to the following students who made the Superintendent’s Honor Roll for the second semester.
To make Superintendent’s Honor Roll, a student must receive straight A’s on their report card for both third and fourth
marking periods, as well as, their final exams.
Bailey Clark - Grade 9
Kathryn Herberger - Grade 10
Tristan Freeburger - Grade 12
Krista Mariano - Grade 12
Principal’s Honor Roll
We are proud to announce that the following students made the Principal’s Honor Roll for the fourth marking
period. To make Principal’s Honor Roll, a student must receive straight A’s on their report card.
Grade 9
David Calderone
Brady Cassell
Bradley Donelan
Katie Forand
Austin Foster
Matthew Frazier
Jordan McDermott
Bela Pandya
Tyler Pfeifer
Sarah Quasny
Nicholette Scholl-Henson
Caroline Schultz
Kimberly Thoomas
Lillian Willis
Grade 10
Skyler Breidenbach
Anthony Fair
Kevin Ho
Disha Savalia
Nathaniel Settineri
Grade 11
Allison Borror
Kaylee Chester
Sarah Conkle
Taylor Dorr
Sabrina Gordon
Ashley Neighoff
Rebecca Paulis
Sierra Ramsey
Julia Sanderson
Brooke Steinbach
Shelbi Tippett
Katelin Waldrop
Faith Weiland
Katie Whitlock
Grade 12
Brian Bell
Mark Boyd
Hannah Clevenger
Cory Fleming
Emma Graybill
Brandon Hall
Adam Lindner
Selina Matulonis
Julia Morin
Amelia Pugh
Cheyenne Rupert
Frances Sherlock
Alyssa Vlcej
Allison White
Danielle Wittler
Kristin Yocum
More News About Our Students
Honor Roll
Congratulations to the following students who made the Honor Roll for the fourth marking period:
Grade 9
Kyle Bailey
Mykenziee Bailey
Alison Baker
Alyssa Bamberger
Brittany Bancroft
Samantha Barlage
Zachary Barnett
Kaylee Barone
Cole Barrington
Kortney Bell
Tyler Bell
Ronald Bessling
Caitlyn Boom
Holly Bowers
Jordan Brown
Leanne Burrooughs
Karah Bush
Venancio Cartagena Arrue
Zoey Cavey
Garrett Charlton
Taylor Chester
William Clark
Myranda Coburn
Hope Conklin
Matthew Dawidowicz
Christy DeBoy
Coral Dittmar
Rebecca Dove
Brittany Easter
Hayley Eastlake
Sarah Edmiston
Carley Erbe-Majka
Nathan Fischbein
Ariana Fischer
Andrea Flores Lira
Kristin Gerhardt
Makayla Gleeson
Abigail Gurney
Nicole Hallikas
Corrine Harden
Taylor Hendershot
Faith Henry
Cambriea Hill
Ryan Holtzner
Richard Inman
Olivia Jerrell
Chase Johnson
Sarah Karlowitz
Mahmoud Kazzalbach
McKayla Kelly
Ashleigh Kidwell
Philip Kritikos
Victor Ledezma
Jeremy Linton
James Llamas
Chalisse Lockley
Darian Lurz
Kateryn Madrid-Munoz
Jessica Mariano
Morgan Martini
Franki Maus
Ashley McChesney
Nicole McConnell
Zachary McGinty
Jayda McLean
Jacob McWilliams
Lidia Mencia
Justin Miskimon
Jared Mooney
Dylan Nicklas
Luke Painter
Zachary Payne
Derek Perlo
Alexis Peters
Nathan Plaza
Tishon Pollard
Alexia Proctor
Nicholas Quigley
Heather Ramsburg
Ashley Redin
Ta’von Ricks
Alexander Roberts
Joseph Robertson
Jennifer Rubright
Zachary Ryan
Krista Sala
Joshua Santana
Hunter Santiago
Faith Sauers
Madison Schisler
Justin Schnebel
MacKenzie Schwartz
Kevin Sheesley
Caitlyn Shriver
Alyssa Siebers
Bethany Smith
Julia Snyder
Taylor Squires
Kelsey Stalnaker
Ryan Stancavage
Brandi Stewart
Leah Sulonen
Alexandra Swann-White
Cesar Torres
Elana Valera
Francisco Vidales-Macias
Joshua Walters
Danielle Waters
Megan Weaver
Anthony Wedderburn
Alexander Wescott
Veronique White
Scott Whitney
Jenna Whittington-Pelant
Rebecca Wilson
Rachel Wolford
Russell Wright
April Zamostny
Grade 10
Gabriel Adams
Risikat Akanbi-Yusuff
Kristen Akers
Alyssa Alfinito
Jessica Allan
Aysha Ameen
Emilie Andercyk
Melissa Anderson
Jordan Andrews
Lester Andrews
Jazmin Arce
Samantha Arnold
Kathleen Atkinson
Briana Baboolal
Dorothy Baker
Julie Bass
William Bergeron
Bhavya Bhardwaj
Timothy Birdsall
Donald Bishop
Amber Bolin
Alyssa Bostic
Emma Braun
La’Brea Brown
Megan Burdeaux
Ryan Caines
Alyssa Caya
Alic Citrano
Dominic Citrano
Mykayla Conkle
Victoria Conrad-Kriwer
Joseph Cresswell
Destiny Cusick
Andrew Davies
Duane Davis
Ethan Deville
Caitlyn Dolch
Jeremy Duckett
Lauran Ervin
Brittany Eveson
Madison Fagan
Patrick Farinholt
Allison Farley
Karlie Fnch
Morgan Frater
Sheridan Garris
Andrea Guzman-Ortiz
Jacinta Harris
Madison Heinz
Joshua Hewitt
Tyler Hoke
Jacob Hood
Robert Hubbard
Deja Hudgins
Kelsey Jackson
Kelsey Jasper
Parakram Karki
Autumn Koehnlein
Sabrina Kreimer
Sarah Kriewald
Hajamantee Kromah
Brooke Lange
Saige Lavicka
Monika Lawrence
Jonathan Leathers
Devon Lee
Destiny Littleton
More News About Our Students
Honor Roll (continued)
Megan Long
Kaitlin Lovill
Elliot Lowman
Johanna Mack
Ronald Maez
Christopher Mansolf
Sarah Martin
Edward Martini
Brianne Maydwell
Maddelin McGovern
Austin McQuay
Claudia Mencia
Jenna Mercer
Jennifer Miller
Skylor Miller
Katelyn Morrison
Carly Morrow
Kaitlyn Muller
Erin Nappier
Hope Naumann
Arianna Nemitz
Joseph-Anthony Ordinario
Emma Peak
Austin Phillips
Aprile Preller
Wade Preston
Cassandra Reed
Jordan Robinson
Nicole Robinson
Madison Roche
Samuel Ryan
Alexandria Santoni
Noah Shandrowsky
Yevgeniya Shevchenko
Jocelyn Shepke
Daekiara Smith-Ireland
Jordan Stack
James Steinbach
Andrew Stencil
Dylan Sturm
Cody Sweitzer
Casey Tarman
Amythest Temple
Morgan Tester
Roslieta Thomas-Herd
Victoria Thursby
Chaz Walker
McKayla Walter
Angela Walters
Mindy Weisgerber
Cara Wiley
Brianna Wise
Aaron Woody
Samantha Wright
Jada Zimmerman
Grade 11
Corrin Abrams
Tess Alexander
Ashley Anderson
Kari Andrews
Destiny Anthony
Chase Barrington
Donnell Bell
Amanda Betag
Brandon Bisesi
Jade Blake-Clayton
Katelin Blueford
Miranda Bossom
Michaelina Bowers
Sidney Briemann
Kyanna Bright
Hunter Broseker
Alan Brown
Lacey Brown
Molly Brown
Megan Buczynski
Hollyn Bush
Lashada Butts
Rachael Cain
Ashley Calvert
Stephanie Carroll
Korin Cerasuolo
John Charlton
Cameron Cline
Dylan Compton
Troy Conley
Donald Conrad
Michael Denton
Casey Diaz
Josef DiPietro
Rebecca Dobry
Austin Dorn
Casey Dovell
Collin Dunnam
Doyle Dunnam
Maia Eichelberger
Emily Eisenacher
Kristen Englert
Jacqueline Esquivel
Austin Feeley
Randi Frey
Anna Fuerte-Smith
David Garland
David Geiger
Bryan Goodwin
Franklin Grant
Rebecca Guzman
Braeden Haas
Shanta’ Harper
Tiffany Hatridge
Jacob Hearne
Nicole Hedgecoth
Brittney Heisler
Alexandra Hensley
Tabatha Herrin
Melvin Hild
Tara Howell
William Huezo
Brittney Hughes
Dakarai Huntley
Heather Hyatt
Kaitlyn Isaacs
Brooke Iser
Christian Johnson
Samantha Johnson
Dane’Ja Jones
Kaydee Jones
Collin Keys
Steven Kijak
Casey Klasmeyer
Jeremy Kraft
Allison Kral
Nicole Kramer
Cory Langenfelder
Alice Ledezma
Cara Lewis
Bryan Lukenich
Rachel Lusby
Kristina Mack
Rachael McCauley
Nicholas McClean
Cara McClure
Josie McFee
Jacob Mewshaw
Kaitlin Michael
Brandon Milleker
Sierra Mitchell
Mikay’la Mundy
Katlyn Noll
Stephanie Norwood
Lydia Novak
Taylor O’Neill
Pratik Padhiyar
Trevor Paesch
Rohan Pandya
Shannon Pearce
Melanie Pierce
Maranda Pollard
Dakota Powell
Lauren Pusloski
Brady Quasney
Carrima Quinones
Bobbi Ray
Jesse Rickman
Anna Riddle
Elizabeth Rieder
Andrea Samayoa-Sosa
Marcus Sampson
Kasey Schaffner
Kayla Schmincke
Matthew Schultz
John Shorter
Britni Smith
Clay Smith
Alicca Stallings
Madelin Stiegman
Molly Stocker
Rachel Sulonen
Morgan Tawney
Kayla Vlcej
Courtney Wallace
Barbara Weisgerber
Derek Weisgerber
Bryan Wieselquist
Austin Woolford
Misael Zavala
Jerry Zhang
Grade 12
Nicholas Adams
Wayne Adams
Taylor Alder
Daniele Alexander
Jordan Allen
Lindsey Alvey
More News About Our Students
Honor Roll (continued)
Robert Anderson
Casey Ashburn
Laura Barker
Deanna Bedford
Ashley Blanchet
Joshua Blankenship
Breanna Bordenski
Matthew Bougourd
Blair Boyd
Zachary Brodka
Erin Brooks
Jordyn Burgess
Kerri Cahn
Rebecca Clarke
David Crozier
Kevin Cumberledge
Cody Dennis
Mackenzie Diaz
Taylor Dittmar
Victoria Dohler
Jenna Dumsha
Celia Engel
Kelvin Fon
Jessica Fritsch
Carla Garlick
Isaiah Glover-Murn
Eric Grantland
Kaitlyn Greenwood
Lacey Greger
Allison Grimm
Lauren Harold
Madison Hartzell
Rebecca Hatfield
Crystal Heffington
Ashley Heffner
Seth Heger
Travis Henry
Jordyn Hewitt
Victoria Hill
John Hobson
Christopher Holle
Jordan Holmes
Alliyah Howard
Tyler Howard
Brittany Jackson
Casie Jahnigen
Joshua Johnson
Sara Jones
Shawn Jones
Alyssa Kazor
Joshua Kehrer
Shannon Keller
Margaret Kelly
Aimee Kirchmann
Tiffanie Kirchmann
Tyler Kortman
Emily Kotowski
Blain Lavicka
Julia Lonczynski
Haley Marcussen
Nicholas Mariano
Alexandria Martin
Nickolas Mather
Samantha Mooney
Nicholas Moorhead
Jeremy Morrow
Angel Nash
Kelsey O’Neil
Kamea Overstreet
Savannah Parks
Evan Peak
Madalynn Philhower
Saten Porter
Jennifer Reed
Stefanie Reed
Michael Reigle
Jessica Roos
Alexandra Ryan
Nathaniel Sadler
John Scali
Robyn Schwartz
Tiffany Shipe
Christian Sierra
Taylor Sistek
Joseph Smolek
Sarah Szymanski
Taylor Tallman
Brooke Tester
Nicholas Thomas
Brianna Towler
Gary Viel
Baylee Vowell
Brandyn Wade
Jessica Walter
Courtney Warfield
Jessica Wayson
Katelyn Weddle
Brittany Wenzel
Jade Wilkins
Allison Williams
Katherine Wilson
Derrick Wood
Dylan Wood
Courtney Woolford
Cody Woolsoncroft
Gary Zakens
Taylor Zang
Perfect Attendance
Perfect Attendance means no absences, no tardies, and no early dismissals. We are proud to announce
the following students who achieved perfect attendance for the entire 2012-2013 school year!
Grade 10
Grade 11
Grade 9
Kristen Akers
William Huezo
Brady Cassell
Kaitlyn Curley
Christian Johnson
McKayla Kelly
Ciara Winters
Nicole Kramer
Chalisse Lockley
Kayla Vlcej
Jackie McFee
Jerry Zhang
Alexis Peters
Gaven Temples
Congratulations to the following students who had perfect attendance for the 2nd semester:
Grade 9
Skyron Adelhardt
Michelle Lawrence
Tishon Pollard
Sarah Quasny
Brendan Quinn
Grade 10
Mykayla Conkle
Madison Fagan
Kevin Ho
Kyle Jackson
Christopher Mansolf
Disha Savalia
Amythest Temple
Chaz Walker
Grade 11
Devyn Ford
Gazal Hamza
Brittney Heisler
Kaydee Jones
Steven Kijak
Juwan Lindsay
Joshua Massey
Andrew Niles
Pratik Padhiyar
Shannon Pearce
David Smith
Nariana Temples
Grade 12
Taylor Dittmar
Markell Pollard
Chase Stammer
Dylan Wood
Courtney Woolford
Even More News About Our Students
Perfect Attendance (continued)
The following students had perfect attendance for the fourth marking period. Way to go!
Grade 9
Christopher Alloway
Joshua Armstrong
Michael Ashburn
Ryan Austin
Caitlyn Boom
Dominic Buck
Venancio Cartagena-Arrue
Makayla Colbert
Bradley Donelan
Ariana Fischer
Joseph Jernigan
Allison Kern
James Llamas
Jessica Mariano
Chad Mattis
Franki Maus
Nicole McConnell
Gregory Morrison
Zachary Payne
Tyler Pfeifer
Ashley Redin
Ta’von Ricks
Mary Rinehart
Justin Schnebel
MacKenzie Schwartz
Shelby Schwartz
Samuel Standifird
Leah Sulonen
James Taylor
Kimberly Thomas
Ethan Underwood
Danielle Waters
Alexander Wescott
Grade 10
Risikat Akanbi-Yusuff
Lester Andrews
Jazmin Arce
Dominic Citrano
Jeremy Duckett
Brittany Eveson
Madison Ferguson
Brendan Fogarty
Brandon Knott
Johanna Mack
Jennifer Meredith
Brandon Montier
Zemetri Phillips
Jordan Robinson
Joshua Robinson
Jordan Stack
Kayly Whited
Grade 11
Tess Alexander
Alan Brown
Sarah Conkle
Kiana Cromer
Kiara Cromer
Dequan Davis
Jacob Dellanoce
Sabrina Gordon
Anthony Hall
Haley Harrison
Kristen Harvey
Kenny Ho
Tara Howell
Deiontre Keys
Rachel Kimmel
Bradly King
Nicholas McClean
Jacob Mewshaw
Trevor Paesch
Melanie Pierce
Nicholas Singer
Mikayla Theisz
Marcos Valles
Collin Wissmann
Melvin Zavala
Grade 12
Danielle Alexander
Lindsey Alvey
Brian Au
Blair Boyd
Kristen Boyle
Zachary Brodka
Jordyn Burgess
Cody Clews
Christopher Holle
Tyler Howard
Kellie Jones
Joshua Kehrer
Joshua Long
Nicholas Mariano
Charles Parsons
Rachel Redin
Brandyn Wade
Derrick Wood
Kristin Yocum
Naviance/Family Connection Website
Every student at Northeast High School has access to the Family Connection web-based program from
Naviance. The goal of this program is to help our students better prepare for future plans after graduation. This
web-based program links counselors and schools with students and parents to improve course, college, and career
planning. Best of all, Family Connections is sponsor-free, so you never need to worry about unsolicited commercial
email and other advertising getting in your Family Connection. Access codes for the program were given to all
students in grades 10-12. Incoming freshman will be given their codes during the fall semester. Once registered at
the Family Connection’s website, students will have access to the following:
Scheduled visits by college representatives
Local scholarships and aid opportunities
On-line transcript request
Custom, interactive forms and survey
Dynamic college search and comparison tools
Multimedia college profiles
Resume of student’s accomplishments
News updates from your school
If you need your username and password reset, please contact your child’s counselor.
Office of School Counseling...
The Office of School Counseling hopes everyone had a great summer. We are busy preparing for the
2013-2014 school year and are looking forward to
working with you.
Ms. Smith
Mrs. Webster
Mr. Gondak
Mrs. Bagley
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
Again, we look forward to meeting you and
working with you to develop a sound educational plan
for your child. Due to the various school commitments/
duties and previously scheduled appointments,
counselors may not be available to personally receive
your phone calls or see you immediately if you drop into
the office. Making an appointment will assure that you
will see your counselor when you need to talk to them.
Just call Mrs. Frashure, the counseling secretary, at 410437-6400 to set up your appointment time. If the
counselor is not available to speak to you when you call
with a question, please leave a message with the
secretary/or student aide and we will return your call at
our earliest convenience. If you wish to talk to your
child’s teacher, you may call him/her directly by asking
the switchboard operator to connect you with him/her in
his/her instructional area. You may find it easier to
reach teachers between 2:00 and 3:00 p.m.
Seniors requiring transcripts for college
applications or scholarships must have a transcript
form, signed by a parent, on file in the School
Counseling Office. Each transcript is $2.00. Seniors,
please allow at least three days notice for Mrs. Conner
to process your transcript request.
The Fall Testing Dates are:
October 5
November 2
December 7
January 25
March 8
May 3
June 7
September 6
October 3
November 8
December 27
February 7
April 4
May 9
September 21
October 26
August 23
September 27
December 14
February 8
April 12
June 14
November 8
January 10
March 7
May 9
Is your student thinking about playing a sport
at an NCAA Division I/II school? If so, please check
out and
You will be able to obtain:
1. The Guide for College Bound Student Athletes
2. A list of NCAA Division I/II schools requiring
certification for participation
3. A list of approved core courses at NHS (our high
school code is 210807)
4. The Clearinghouse registration form (Domestic
Student Release Form)
These resources will explain the do’s and
don’ts of the certification process, recruiting practices
and schedules, academic requirements, etc. The
Clearinghouse only performs certifications for students
currently in their senior year or who are already high
school graduates. Due to the length of the certification
process, it is recommended that you complete your
application as soon as possible after July 1st in the
beginning of your senior year.
Some members of the Senior Class have been
visiting colleges during the summer. This is a great way
to be organized for the college application process.
However, other seniors plan to visit early fall. Now is
the time to make some definite plans to visit colleges.
Phone ahead for an interview or information session and
tour reservations. A good time to schedule one of these
visits is Friday, October 18th. Phone the Admissions
Office today to make appointments for these important
The PSAT will be given to all 9th, 10th, and
11th grade students on Wednesday, October 16, 2013.
The test is an excellent way to gain insight into what the
PSAT is’s a practice exam for the SAT. Also,
the PSAT is the qualifying competition for the National
Merit Scholarship Program. PSAT results will be
distributed in January. Please review these results with
your child. Students will be given a test booklet along
with their scores and encouraged to examine each
answer to determine their strengths and weaknesses.
Northeast will be giving the Armed Services
Vocational Aptitude Battery on Wednesday, October
16, 2013 at 7:30 a.m. for our 12th graders. Why should
our seniors take the ASVAB? In exploring this
question, the main focus centers on the fact that the
ASVAB will provide our seniors with information about
their abilities and career fields related to these abilities.
Whenever students have an opportunity to get more
information about themselves and career fields in which
they may be interested, the School Counseling Office
seizes the chance to provide students with such an
opportunity. This is NOT a recruitment effort for the
military but an opportunity for discovery. If you do
NOT wish for your senior to take the ASVAB, please
complete the attached registration sheet and return it by
Friday, September 27th, to the School Counseling
A variety of colleges and universities send
representatives to Northeast to talk with counselors and
meet with prospective students. From September
through December many admission representatives will
be scheduled. Although we encourage seniors to meet
with these representatives, balancing academic
priorities with these visits requires advance planning.
Students will find the list of college appointments on
Naviance. Students must use Naviance to sign up for
these speakers. Students are responsible for making up
all missed work. Parents are welcome.
It is never too early to start looking for
scholarship opportunities - Start Now! The counseling
office posts most opportunities on the Family
Connection Web Program from Naviance.
is another useful online resource. Please see your
counselor for additional help and resources.
Seniors, read the instructions for completing
your college applications. Application procedures vary
from college to college. Many colleges dictate that the
application, transcript, and recommendations be sent
together in one envelope. Be aware of deadlines. The
School Counseling Office asks that you allow three
school days for transcripts. A transcript is a copy of
your official school record that shows the courses you
have completed and the grade you have received in
each. When you are a senior, your transcript will
include your preliminary rank in class and your grade
point average. Each transcript is $2.00 per request.
Seven days is required if there are additional forms to be
completed or recommendations to write.
Senior Meetings
Most senior meetings for the members of the Class of
2014 took place this spring and summer. During these
meetings, counselors, parents, and students discussed
post-secondary education and career plans; and students
and parents were given a Graduation Notification
Agreement to sign. Counselors are required to have a
signed Agreement for every member of the Class of
2014 by the end of September 2013. Please contact
your child’s counselor if you and your child have not
held a senior meeting.
August/September 2013
Dear Parent/Guardian of Seniors,
On Wednesday, October 16, 2013, the School Counseling Office will oversee the
seniors. The test will begin promptly at 7:30 a.m. and will take about 3 hours. Testing will occur in
the cafeteria.
WHY SHOULD STUDENTS TAKE THE ASVAB? In exploring this question, the main focus
centers on the fact that the ASVAB will provide students with information about their abilities and
career fields related to these abilities. Whenever students have an opportunity to get more
information about themselves and career fields in which they may be interested, the School
Counseling Office seizes the chance to provide students with such an opportunity. The ASVAB
testing is an excellent example!
After the test results are returned to the school, an armed services representative from the
Department of Defense will conduct a workshop for students on how to interpret and use ASVAB
test results.
Kristen Webster
ASVAB Test Coordinator
OCTOBER 16, 2013
STUDENT’S NAME________________________________________
PARENT’S NAME______________________________________PHONE #__________________
______ Yes, my child may take the ASVAB test on Wed. October 17, 2012.
______ No, I do not want my child to take the ASVAB test on Wed. Oct. 17, 2012.
New Student Registration Process
Please contact the Registrar, Mrs. Conner, at 410-437-6400, ext. 5745, to schedule an appointment for
The Counseling Center is open from 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. during the school year (8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.,
summer hours).
At the time of registration, the following must be provided:
A parent or legal guardian must be present at time of registration.
1. Deed or rental contract or Tenant Residency Verification (TRV)
2. One of the following (must show current address):
a. utility bill
b. current bank statement
c. car insurance bill
d. current pay stub
e. W-2 form
Must have complete Hepatitis B vaccination series and Varicella vaccination
(or have had the disease).
If coming from a foreign country, must show proof of tuberculosis test administered
in the U.S.
PHYSICAL EXAM (if first time in a Maryland public school, the exam must be completed
within 9 months prior to entering the Maryland public school system or 6 months after)
CUSTODY DOCUMENTS (if applicable)
Change of Address, Contact Information, and Other Information
If your address, contact information, or other information changes, please notify the Registrar, Mrs. Conner,
in the Counseling Office. Please be advised that two proofs of residency (copy of a lease or deed, and copy of a
utility bill) must accompany a notification of address change. If you do not have a deed or lease and living with
someone, you will need to complete a Tenant Residence Verification Disclosure Form (TVR) which is available at
any school.
Adjustment in the student data base cannot be made until documentation is received.
Your cooperation in these matters is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs.
Conner at 410-437-6400, ext. 5745, or email her at [email protected]
Attention Class of 2014
Your senior year is quickly approaching, and that means it’s time to take Senior Portraits!
Please be aware that even if you will not be purchasing photographs through Prestige, you should
have your portrait taken by them for the yearbook.
Remember! If you do not have your portrait taken by Prestige, your picture will NOT
appear in the yearbook. There is no charge to have your yearbook portrait taken if that is the only
portrait that you are having made, so be sure to come to school for your scheduled appointment
to have your portrait done even if you are not purchasing portraits. If you have missed your
scheduled appointment, please contact Prestige to reschedule for one of the make-up days to be
held in September.
Lifetouch’s final appointments for senior portraits at Northeast are on September 16 and
17. Seniors must have their senior portraits taken by September 17, 2013 in order to appear
in the yearbook. If your senior’s portrait is not taken by September 17, 2013, his or her
portrait will not appear in the Senior Portrait section of the 2014 yearbook.
After you receive your proofs from the company, it is important that you go online and
select the portrait that you would like to have appear in the 2014 yearbook. Choose ONLY a
picture taken in the traditional tuxedo or drape with a BLUE background. If you choose a portrait
without a tuxedo or drape and / or a blue background, the yearbook staff will choose a portrait for
You may direct any questions to Monica Lynch at [email protected]
Thank you for your cooperation,
2014 Northeast High School Yearbook Staff
Yearbook Senior Ads
Dear Senior Family and Friends,
Senior year is an incredibly special time in your life as well as your senior’s. What better
way to say so than a personal ad in the Northeast High School yearbook? We invite you to take
the opportunity to share your feelings on this milestone year in your child’s life with a personal ad
that your child will treasure forever.
Whether you want to share those wonderful growing-up years, a special academic or
athletic accomplishment, and / or the sentiments of family and friends, placing an ad in this year’s
yearbook will allow you to create a lasting memento of your love for and pride in your child.
A personal ad in the yearbook allows you to recognize your student with photos, written
sentiments, or both and lets your student remember all the important people and happenings. A
personal ad puts a personal touch on a book that will be cherished for years.
This year, purchasing an ad is easier than ever. You can create the ad online or mail
your materials to Jostens to build your ad for you. Create your own ad by going to and following the onscreen directions. Or watch your mail for a
Senior Ad Order Form that you may use to mail in materials and payment. Northeast High School
Yearbook Staff reserves the right to edit ads per our guidelines. Please make sure that all
submitted materials are appropriate for school publication. For further assistance call Jostens
Ad Service at 1-800-358-0800 or contact Jostens at or email Monica
Lynch at [email protected]
Personal Advertising Sizes and Rates:
1/8 Page $50.00
1/4 Page $80.00
1/2 Page $150.00
Business advertisements are also available in various sizes:
1/8 Page $85.00
1/4 Page $110.00
1/2 Page $200.00
The last day to purchase an advertisement is January 24, 2014. However, all advertising
space is sold on a first-come, first-served basis, so complete your ad as soon as possible to
guarantee your child’s spot in the yearbook. If you have any questions, or would like more
information, please feel free to contact Monica Lynch at [email protected], or call Jostens
directly at 1-800-358-0800.
Monica Lynch
Northeast High School Yearbook Advisor
This year’s yearbook will focus on the Junk that we collect throughout our lives that turns out to be
more of a treasure than trash. It will hold special memories that your child, whether a freshman,
sophomore, junior, or senior, will treasure forever. The cost of the yearbook is $100.
Your opportunity to pre-order a yearbook at the sale price of $70 will be available
from August 6, 2013 to September 20, 2013.
On September 21, 2013, the yearbook price will increase to its true cost. Don’t miss out on this
opportunity to give your child the memories only a yearbook can recall at the lowest price possible.
Here’s How to Order Your Child’s Yearbook:
1. Go to
2. Click on “Yearbooks.” Then click the link that says “Buy Your Yearbook.”
3. In the School Search, enter “Northeast Senior High School.” *Be sure to choose the Northeast
Senior High School that is located in Pasadena, MD.
4. Click on “Northeast Senior High School Pasadena, MD.”
5. Select your package. Click “Next” and follow the online instructions.
*Personalized pages*
Once again, we are offering personalized pages. Personalized pages are four pages sewn only into
your child’s yearbook where your child can create his or her own top memory designs. It’s a great way
for your child to get his or her friends included in this special memory book in the way he or she
would want to remember them. You can add this feature during your purchase section, and your child
can create and edit the pages until the deadline: February 1, 2014. After February 1st, the pages will
be sewn in as they are.
ReplayIt™ is Jostens exciting new way to supplement your yearbook. ReplayIt™ allows parents and students
to share photos not only with the yearbook staff, but with the entire Northeast High School community AND
see all of the photos that the yearbook staff collects but may not use in the yearbook.
From July 1 through June 30, students and parents can add as many photos as they like. All photos will be
screened for appropriateness by Jostens’ staff before they are placed on the Northeast High School’s ReplayIt™
site. On June 30, the “Time Capsule” will be sealed permanently, which means that only students who have
purchased a yearbook will still be able to view the Time Capsule. The Time Capsule will last forever, and is free
with the purchase of a yearbook.
Help us make Northeast’s Time Capsule a huge success! Go to to create an account and
share your memories with your fellow Eagles forever.
Teacher/Staff Member: ____________________________________________________________________
Parent #1: _______________________________________________________________________________
Parent #2: _______________________________________________________________________________
Student #1: _________________________________________________________ Grade: ______________
Student #2: _________________________________________________________ Grade: ______________
Address: _________________________________________________________________________________
Home Phone: ____________________ Cell Phone: ___________________ Other: ____________________
Email: ___________________________________________________________________________________
Are you interested in volunteering for events on occasion?
If so, when would you be available?
 Night
Are you interested in donating baked goods, food, prizes, etc.?
 Yes
 No
Emails are normally sent to all members when volunteer opportunities arise, but your answers above enable us to
get an idea of how many people we may be able to count on when in the planning stages. Is there anything in particular
you love to help with, or do you have any connections that may be helpful to our organization? For example,
fundraising, membership, connections to rental halls, etc. Please write on back.
Membership Dues:
$10.00 _____
Parent (1)/Student (1)
$15.00 _____
$20.00 _____
Black Lifetime (1 parent/1 student)
$60.00 _____
Gold Lifetime (Family)
$80.00 _____
Donations to Scholarship Fund:
Total: _____________
Thank You for Your Support of the NORTHEAST HIGH SCHOOL PTSO
 Teacher  Parent/Student  Family  Black Lifetime  Gold Lifetime (Family)
Dues Paid:
 $10.00  $15.00
 $20.00  $60.00
 $80.00
Date: ______________________________
 Cash or  Check No. ______________________
***To be eligible for the PTSO Scholarship, you and/or your student must be a PTSO member for at least two
years; one of which must be your child’s senior year. Additionally, you and your student must have attended
at least one meeting and one or the other of you must have volunteered for at least one fundraiser/event for
your child’s senior year and at least one year prior. Please keep in mind that donating baked goods does not
count toward your volunteer credits. Contact the PTSO for additional information.
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We’ve Gone Green!
Parents and Guardians,
The Principal’s Newsletter has gone “green.” You can access the
Principal’s Newsletter on the school website at:
You may receive a hard copy if you request one. Just complete this
form and return it to Robyn Gross in the Main Office.
I want to have the Principal’s Newsletter sent to me in the mail.
Parent’s Name
Student’s Name
Street Address
Zip Code
Northeast High School
1121 Duvall Highway
Pasadena, MD 21122
Contact: Tammy Littleton
Tel: 410-437-6400
Email: [email protected]
Please volunteer at the Home of the Eagle. Training sessions are the 1st Friday of every
month at 9:00 a.m. Come see how to earn monthly prizes AND valuable points for your
student to earn free dance tickets, yearbooks, etc. for a small amount of your time.
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Communicating to Eagle Country
In our ongoing efforts to promote open and honest communication, we are offering this
opportunity for our parent community to provide informal feedback and input. Look
for this feature in every newsletter, and please feel free to let us know what you think!
Mail, fax (410-437-7012), or send this sheet in to the office c/o Pam Allen, Principal’s
Dear Mr. Williams:
Just wanted to let you know….
Concerns: _______________________________________________________________
Phone Number:______________________________________
August 21, 2013
(6:00 – 8:00 PM)
Cafeteria & Main Lobby
All incoming 9th grade students and their families are invited
to Northeast High School for an informational night and
self-guided tour.
 6:00 – 6:30
o Welcome: Principal
o Introductions: Administration, Counseling & 9th Grade
Academy Coordinator
o PTSO Share Out
 6:30 – 7:15
o Students  Explore Extra Curricular Opportunities
o Parents/Families Parent University (1 Credit Course)
“Parent Power”
 7:15 – 8:00 Self-Guided Tour
Mission: The mission of the Northeast High School Parent University is to increase their child’s success
in their progression towards a post-secondary opportunity by engaging parents in activities that support
their child’s school program.
August 2013
Board appoints Mamie J. Perkins as interim superintendent
On July 23, 2013, the Board of
Education of Anne Arundel County
appointed Mamie J. Perkins, a 40year educator who served as acting
superintendent of Howard County
Public Schools in 2011-2012, to
serve as interim superintendent of
Maryland’s fifth largest school system
for the coming school year. Perkins
was appointed by an 8-0 vote, with
Board Member Stacy Korbelak
The 62-year-old Perkins, who spent
more than 26 years in Howard County
and 13 years in Baltimore City schools
before retiring in August, succeeded
outgoing Superintendent Kevin
Maxwell on Aug. 1. Dr. Maxwell, who
had led Anne Arundel County Public
Schools since 2006, became Chief
Executive Officer of Prince George’s
County Public Schools the same day.
“Mamie Perkins is a passionate
advocate for children who has diverse
experiences over a long career that
will serve our school system very well
in the coming year,” Board President
Teresa Milio Birge said. “Our Board
is confident that she will work with
the dedicated team we have in place
to continue the upward trajectory our
school system has been on over the
last seven years.”
Perkins will be paid $197,087 for
the 11 months of her contract, which
will end on June 30, 2014.
Perkins began her educational
career as a classroom teacher in
Baltimore City in 1973. She worked
there until 1986, also serving as a
resource teacher for foreign-born
students, a summer school principal,
a supervisory teacher for student
teachers, and a reading resource
teacher for adult learners.
She moved to Howard County in
1986, where she worked as a teacher
for gifted and talented programs,
coordinator of elementary and health
education, and supervisor of health
education. She oversaw the system’s
Human Resources department from
1999 to 2005, and was chief of staff
from 2005 to 2011, when she became
deputy superintendent. She was acting
superintendent of the school system
from June 2011 to July 2012, and
retired in August 2012.
“I have watched with great
admiration the work that this Board
of Education and Dr. Maxwell have
done in recent years, and I am ecstatic
to be a part of helping to continue
the great things that are in place here
over the next year,” Perkins said.
“I am especially excited about the
opportunity to get back to working
with teachers and staff, and to get into
schools to see the good things that are
happening for children every day.”
Perkins has also been an
adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins
University’s School of Education
since 2004. In April, she was
appointed by Governor Martin
O’Malley to a six-year term on
Howard Community College’s Board
of Trustees.
Board adopts new social media policy, revises flyers procedures
On April 17, 2013, the Board of
Education approved two policies
and Superintendent Kevin Maxwell
implemented two Administrative
Regulations regarding the use of social
media for instructional purposes in
Anne Arundel County Public Schools.
Policy GAOO and Regulation
GAOO-RA govern employee use of
social media, and Policy JCCC and
Regulation JCCC-RA address student
use of social media. These policies
and regulations can be found on the
Board of Education page of the Anne
Arundel County Public Schools
Under the policies and regulations,
parental acknowledgment and consent
are required before any AACPS
student can view or access social
media sites for instructional purposes
on school system devices. Students
who do not have parental approval
will be given alternate instructional
activities during times when social
media is being accessed by students
on school system devices for
A list of approved sites will
be reviewed at least annually and
published on AACPS’ website.
Permission to grant access to social
media through this format does not
extend to student use of personal
electronic devices.
Schools also will be able to use
approved sites to communicate with
parents and students under certain
conditions also spelled out in the
policies and regulations.
Informational flyers
A new policy adopted by the
Board of Education on June 19, 2013,
limits the number of agencies and
organizations from which material
can be sent home with students. The
policy allows only flyers and other
material from Anne Arundel County
Public Schools; federal, state, and
local governments; PTAs, PTOs,
etc., operating within AACPS; clubs
directly affiliated with AACPS;
and the 21st Century Education
Material from other Anne Arundel
County groups, such as for-profit
businesses, recreation sports teams,
dance schools, etc., may now be
displayed on a table, rack, or other
suitable area designated by the school
but not sent home with students.
Parents should note the materials
placed in these areas are neither
sponsored nor endorsed by AACPS.
However, parents should be aware
that court decisions interpret broadly
the content acceptable to be displayed
in these areas. That material, in some
instances, may include religious
Agosto 2013
La Junta nombra Mamie J. Perkins como superintendente provisorio
El 23 de Julio de 2013, La Junta
de Educación del Condado de Anne
Arundel nombró a Mamie J. Perkins,
educadora por más de 40 años, que
sirvió como superintendente activo
de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado
Howard en 2011-2012, para servir
como superintendente provisorio del
quinto sistema más grande de Maryland
durante el próximo año escolar. Perkins
fue nombrada con un voto de 8-0, con
Miembro de la Junta Stacy Korbelak
Perkins, de 62 años de edad, que
estuvo durante más de 26 años en el
Condado Howard y 13 años en las
escuelas de la Ciudad de Baltimore
antes de jubilarse en Agosto, sucede
al saliente Superintendente Kevin
Maxwell el 1º de Agosto. El Dr.
Maxwell, que ha liderado las Escuelas
Públicas del Condado de Anne Arundel
desde el 2006, asumió el mismo día el
cargo de Oficial Ejecutivo Principal de
las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de
Prince George.
“Mamie Perkins es una apasionada
intercesora de los niños, con
experiencias diversas a lo largo de una
larga carrera, que servirá muy bien
a nuestro sistema escolar en el año
próximo,” dijo la Presidenta de la Junta
Teresa Milio Birge. “Nuestra Junta
confía que ella trabajará con el dedicado
equipo que tenemos emplazado, para
continuar la trayectoria ascendente
que nuestro sistema escolar ha tenido
durante los últimos siete años.”
Perkins comenzó su carrera
educadora como maestra de aula en la
Ciudad de Baltimore en 1973. Trabajó
allí hasta 1986, también sirviendo como
maestra de recursos para estudiantes
extranjeros, directora de escuela de
verano, maestra supervisora para
estudiantes de maestro y maestra de
recursos para estudiantes adultos.
Ella se movió al Condado
Howard en 1986, donde trabajó como
maestra de programas para dotados y
talentosos, coordinadora de educación
de salud de primaria y supervisora de
educación de salud. Ella supervisó el
departamento de Recursos Humanos
de 1999 a 2005, y fue jefe de personal
de 2005 a 2011, cuando fue nombrada
vice superintendente. Ella fue
superintendente activo del sistema
escolar de Junio 2011 a Julio 2012, y se
jubiló en Agosto 2012.
“He observado con gran admiración
el trabajo que ésta Junta de Educación
y el Dr. Maxwell han hecho en años
recientes, y estoy extasiada de ser parte
de ayudar a continuar las grandes cosas
existentes aquí durante el año próximo,”
dijo Perkins. “Estoy especialmente
excitada acerca de la oportunidad
de volver a trabajar con maestros y
personal, y de ir a las escuelas para
ver todas las buenas cosas que están
sucediendo cada día para los niños.”
Perkins también ha sido profesora
adjunta de la Escuela de Educación
de la Universidad de Johns Hopkins
desde 2004. En Abril, el Gobernador
Martin O’Malley la nombró para la
Junta de Administración del Colegio
Comunitario de Howard por un período
de seis años.
La Junta adopta nueva política de media social, revisa procedimientos de panfletos
El 17 de Abril de 2013, La Junta
de Educación aprobó dos políticas y
el Superintendente Kevin Maxwell
implementó dos Regulaciones
Administrativas acerca del uso de media
social para propósitos educativos en
las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de
Anne Arundel. La Política GAOO y la
Regulación GAOO-RA gobiernan el uso
de media social por los empleados, y la
Política JCCC y la Regulación JCCCRA regulan el uso de media social
por los estudiantes. Estas políticas y
regulaciones pueden ser encontradas en
la página de la Junta de Educación del
sitio web de las Escuelas Públicas del
Condado de Anne Arundel, www.aacps.
Bajo las políticas y regulaciones, se
requiere reconocimiento y permiso de
los padres antes que un estudiante de
AACPS pueda ver o acceder sitios de
media social para fines educativos en
aparatos escolares. A los estudiantes
que no tengan permiso de los padres se
les dará actividades educativas alternas,
durante el tiempo que los estudiantes
con permiso acceden a media social
para educación en aparatos escolares.
La lista de sitios aprobados será
revisada por lo menos anualmente y
publicada en el sitio web de AACPS.
El permiso dado para acceder a media
social a través de éste formato no
abarca el uso de aparatos electrónicos
personales por los estudiantes.
Las escuelas también podrán usar
sitios aprobados para comunicarse
con padres y estudiantes bajo ciertas
condiciones detalladas en las políticas y
Panfletos informativos
Una nueva política adoptada por
la Junta de Educación el 19 de Junio
de 2013 limita el número de agencias
y organizaciones que pueden enviar
material al hogar con los estudiantes.
La política sólo permite panfletos
y otros materiales de las Escuelas
Públicas del Condado de Anne Arundel,
federales, estatales y gobiernos locales;
PTA, PTO, etc., operando dentro de
AACPS; clubs afiliados directamente
con AACPS; y la Fundación Educativa
Siglo 21.
Material de otros grupos del
Condado de Anne Arundel, tales como
empresas sin fines de lucro, equipos de
deportes, escuelas de danza, etc., podrá
ser exhibido en una mesa, estantería
u otra área adecuada designada por la
escuela, pero no podrá ser enviado a
los hogares con los estudiantes. Los
padres deben tener en cuenta que los
materiales puestos en ésas áreas no
están ni patrocinados ni avalados por
AACPS. Sin embargo, los padres deben
tener conocimiento que las decisiones
de las cortes interpretan con amplitud el
contenido aceptable para ser exhibido
en ésas áreas. Ese material, en algunos
casos, puede incluir material religioso.