Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Eight Overlea students earned first or second place in the State Career Development Conference earlier this month.
A group of Overlea High School students earned the right to compete on the international stage in April when they won first and second place at the Maryland DECA State Career Development Conference earlier this month. The students, part of Overlea High School's DECA program, competed against more than 200 kids from high schools around Maryland on Mar. 7 and 8 at the DECA State Career Development Conference in Annapolis, according to Keisha Maddox, Overlea High's Business Department Chairperson. The students who placed either first or second in their respective competitions will be able to represent Baltimore County in the DECA International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, CA, held from April 23-27. Those students and the …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The staff and student body of the Overlea area school took this photo to celebrate the Baltimore Ravens.
The Baltimore Ravens are headed to the Super Bowl, but the AFC Championship isn't all they brought back from New England. They also brought back a serious case of the Purple Passion which is spreading quickly around the region. In this photo, students at Saint Michael the Archangel School in Overlea join with teachers and staff to form a huge "R" on the school's parking lot, showing off their purple pride. To be fair, this photo was actually taken before the Ravens victory over the Denver Broncos but given that the home team is New Orleans bound, it was just too cool not to share. How are you celebrating the Ravens AFC Championship win and first trip to the Super Bowl in more than a decade? Tell us in the comments.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The opportunity was the result of a partnership between the schools, Junior Achievement, and the Towson-based company.
A group of Baltimore County students got a first-hand opportunity to see the how the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) parts of their education work in real life. Sixteen students from Overlea High School's Academy of Finance, 10 students from New Town High School and 10 students from Baltimore City's National Academy Foundation High School paid a visit to a variety of business leaders at Towson-based Stanley, Black & Decker on Friday. The students were able to learn about recruiting, engineering, marketing and business management during the three-and-a-half-hour-long program organized by the education non-profit Junior Achievement of Central Maryland. "Before visiting Stanley Black & Decker I never knew that they …
Monday, November 12, 2012
The Falcons lost their Friday night game at Woodlawn High School 15 to 50.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The Overlea-Fullerton area school will have air conditioning installed in its classrooms in 2013.
Soon one less school will be in need of air conditioning in Parkville-Overlea: Elmwood Elementary School is scheduled for installation in 2013. The school will get air conditioning as part of an energy performance contract undertaken by the Baltimore County school system, as outlined in a PowerPoint presentation on the school system website. A representative from Councilwoman Cathy Bevins' office confirmed the development Wednesday afternoon. "Councilwoman Bevins has the most schools in the county without air conditioning in her district," said spokesman J.B. Osborne. "Cathy is very excited that Elmwood will be getting air conditioning." School system officials could not immediately be reached for comment. Because it was already scheduled …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Every student at the school will be given free admission to a game this spring.
Like most of Maryland, The Halstead Academy of Science and The Arts was swept up in Orioles Magic. But for the Parkville school, it paid off—they won third place in the Orioles "Go Orange Challenge" and consequently won tickets to an April 2013 game for their entire student body. The Orioles announced the win on their website Monday. St. Philip Neri School in Linthicum took first, and Perry Hall Elementary School in Perry Hall took second. A number of schools from the Parkville-Overlea area participated in the contest; participants decorated their schools inside and out with an "Orioles look" and dressed in orange and Orioles gear, according to the organization's website. Check out a gallery of photos submitted to the Orioles by area …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The school, opened in 1961, was ranked as needing an air conditioning system the most according to a list posted by the Baltimore County School system.
Air conditioning in our public schools is something of a hot-button issue around Baltimore County at the moment, and a priority list recently released by the school system shows the greatest need is at one area high school. Overlea High School topped the list released by the school system late last week. At the time, school system spokesman Charles Herndon told Patch's Nayana Davis that a full explanation of the priority list would be provided at a Sept. 18 meeting of the Board of Education. That meeting was cancelled due to inclement weather and is scheduled to take place tonight. Here's where area schools rank on the county's air conditioning priority list of 47 schools: The air conditioning priority list covers only those schools where …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Monday is the first day of school for Baltimore County Public Schools students.
Today is the first day back to school for many kids and maybe the first day of school ever for many others. If I could find it, I'd surely post a photo from my first day as a Pine Grove Elementary student. It was taken with film, watermarked with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle in the lower right-hand corner—next to a much younger me is the girl I'd marry some 20 years later. On Facebook, Nicole Davis was the first to respond to my call for first day photos—in the gallery above are her boys Connor and Carter who are starting 8th grade at Parkville Middle and 5th grade at Villa Cresta, respectively. You can add your photos to the gallery too! Share your photos by clicking above! We'll rotate the featured photo throughout the day. Happy New …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Baltimore County Public Schools open for students on August 27.
Are your kids ready for school? Today, we're giving you the rundown of open houses and back-to-school nights at local schools. Take a look: ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS MIDDLE SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL For more back to school information, check out the Baltimore County Public Schools website. Are you going to attend a Back to School Night event this year? Tell us in the comments.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
The win came at the 2012 Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics held in Houseton, TX.
A Nottingham resident won Olympic gold last weekend in the most unlikely of competitions: painting. Kevin Cobb, a recent Carver Center graduate, brought home his medal from Houston, TX, where he participated in the NAACP's Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics last weekend. "It feels good," said Cobb, who won a bronze medal in painting at last year's competition. "It's not so much the medal as it is being recognized among my peers in painting." In addition to the gold medal, he also brought home an iPad and $3,000 in cash, according to a statement from Baltimore County Public Schools. He said that his interest in painting really began when he transferred to Carver from Perry Hall High in his sophmore year, and will…