Thursday, May 16, 2013
Mike Maiste and Mary Ellen Pluember were recently recognized by the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce for Excellence in teaching.
Two area educators were recently honored for excellence in the classroom by the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce. Mary Ellen Pluemer and Mike Maiste, who both teach at Pine Grove Middle School, were among 11 educators recognized at the economic group's Awards for Excellence in Education dinner Monday night at Martin's West, according to a news release from Baltimore County Public Schools. The two were selected from among a group of nominees representing 37 Baltimore County Schools as suggested by principals, community members, and students, the release states. Pluemer was selected as the geographical winner for the Northeast region while Maiste was selected as the grade level winner for Middle Schools, the release states. Editor's Note…
Monday, April 8, 2013
Proceeds from the sale will be used to purchase technology for the school.
Book lovers take note. The Pine Grive Elementary School parent-teacher association is hosting a used book sale later this week. Friday evening, April 12, the elementary school (2701 Summit Avenue) will host the event from 5-8 p.m., according to a flier sent by event organizer Liz Foreman. The Bearly Used Book Sale, named for Pine Grove's panda bear mascot, will feature used books aplenty, along with special guest readers, activities for kids and more, Foreman wrote in an email. "The Bearly Used Sale is the first step in a nascent PTA fund drive to raise approx. $50,000 for the school to purchase much-needed technology," Foreman wrote in an email. "The fund drive will not officially kick off until next school year, but this is the …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Members of the Carney Elementary School PTA plan to speak at a Tuesday Board of Education meeting.
Carney Elementary School parents are planning to speak about a lack of air conditioning at their children's school at a Tuesday evening board of education meeting. The Carney Elementary School PTA sees the installation of air conditioning throughout the entire school as a "long overdue" issue, according to a news release from the group. The school, which is partially air-conditioned, was ranked 36th out of 48 Baltimore County Public Schools in terms of priority for the installation of air conditioning, according to a report release by the school system back in September. Only the school's main office, library, and health suite along with two Kindergarten classes and all 3rd and 4th grade classrooms are currently air conditioned, according …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Students and their families did scientific experiments, learned about chemical reactions and even dug for real fossils at the event last week.
Students at Carney Elementary School are serious about science. Last week 150 kids and their families joined staff from the Maryland Science Center for the school's first-ever Family Science Night, according to an email from school principal Stacey Durkovic. "Students learned about chemical reactions by making Alka-Seltzer 'rockets,' experienced the work of a paleontologist by searching for real fossils, and used the scientific method to identify 'mystery powders," Durkovic wrote. Photos of Carney Elementary's Family Science Night are attached to this article. Do you think that learning about science should be a focus in our schools? Tell us in the comments. Do you know of a cool school event, or have an accomplishment you want to share …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Students at the school took a pledge and created posters to celebrate the school system's first anti-bullying day Friday.
Pine Grove Elementary School won't put up with bullying. That's the message students sent Friday when they participated in the Baltimore County Public School system's Anti-Bullying Day. Principal Jean Wilson said that students signed a pledge and participated in a poster contest in support of the school system's effort to diminish bullying. More than 30 kids entered the contest, and the entire student body voted on the winners, Wilson said. First-grader Landon Zobel, fourth-grader Anayah Davis, second-grader Annie Whitfield, and third-grader Ella Dowell each took home honors in the contest. Do you talk to your kids about bullying? Do you think bullying is a problem in your child's school? Tell us in the comments.
Friday, February 1, 2013
The Carney area middle school celebrated the Ravens trip to the Super Bowl on Friday.
Only two more nights of sleep before the Big Game, and students and Pine Grove Middle School spent Friday afternoon celebrating the Purple-est of Fridays. Pine Grove language arts teacher and "Good News Ambassador" Dorienne Plait wrote Patch: The students and faculty at Pine Grove Middle School decorated the school with posters, and dressed in purple and black to show their support for the Ravens prior to Super Bowl. The art classes decorated the school with "Purple Pride," and language arts classes learned about hyperboles using examples dedicated to the Ravens. Pine Grove Middle School proudly shouts, "Go Ravens!" How did you celebrate the last Purple Friday of the Ravens spectacular 2012-2013 season? Tell us in the comments.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Fifth District Councilman David Marks will join the groups for a discussion Wednesday night.
It might be January, but the Carney Improvement Association and the Carney Elementary School PTA already have their sights set on warmer months. The school and community groups will host a joint meeting at Carney Elementary School Wednesday night to discuss with Fifth District Councilman David Marks the possiblity of installing air conditioning at the school. "Currently, the newer wings of the school are air conditioned and the Library, but the classrooms for several grades and the cafeteria and gymnasium are not air conditioned," wrote Carney Improvement Association president Meg O'Hare in an email. "It is our time to speak up for the students of Carney Elementary School and work with our Councilman David Marks toward finishing the air …
Monday, January 14, 2013
The area school has partnered with Wells Fargo to bring storytelling to the classroom.
Students at Carney Elementary School are getting the opportunity to hear some great stories through a partnership between the school and a national bank. As part of the Wells Fargo Readers First program, bank employees are visiting pre-kindergarten through second-grade classrooms to read stories and engage with students through the end of February. Check out photos from the reading program in the gallery above. The program, which began last Wednesday, runs through Feb. 20. "The first few classes to hear stories have been well behaved and have enjoyed hearing the stories and completing the activities," wrote Ann Boyer, a reading specialist at Carney Elementary. Students will hear readings of books like: "Carney Elementary School’s teachers …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The Chesapeake Gateway Chamber of Commerce will honor 19 county educators this week.
Two Parkville-area educators are among 19 county teachers to be honored by the Chesapeake Gateway Chamber of Commerce at the chamber's awards and installation dinner Thursday at Martin's East. The 19 Baltimore County Public Schools teachers were selected by the chamber's education committee based on nominations from chamber members. Honorees are selected based on service, leadership, extra-curricular involvement and respect from students and fellow teachers. Superintendent S. Dallas Dance will be on hand to congratulate the educators. Here are this year's honorees from the Parkville area: Other honorees from Baltimore County schools include: Have a photo of your student with their teacher? Upload it to this post! Follow Parkville-Overlea …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The second-grade classes at Carney Elementary School had a special visitor late last week.
Students at Carney Elementary School took some time out last week for a visit from a special guest and an opportunity to learn a little something about money and budgeting. Holly Klarman, of Point Breeze Credit Union, and "Joe the Monkey" visited each second grade classroom on Friday to teach students about how to spend money wisely, according to second grade teacher Michelle Wolfe. "Mrs. Klarman read a book to the students that taught them about wants and needs and how to make decisions about how to spend money," Wolfe wrote in an email. "This went perfectly with the money unit we've been studying and will compliment the social studies economics unit we teach in the second term." Wolfe explained that the story Klarman read to the students…