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 29, 2013
Students at the Carney-area middle school have been busy providing window coverings for a Towson shopping center and releasing a terrapin turtle they raised.
Students Release Terrapin In Natural Habitat Sheldon, a terrapin turtle and one-time Carney resident, has been released into his natural habitat in the Chesapeake Bay. The turtle was raised by students in Pine Grove Middle School's Environmental Science Club and last week, Pine Grove teacher Michael Lashley accompanied students Shane Vong, Connor Ourand, Garrett Rodas, Rachel Henry and Julie Tran to release him into the wild. Poplar Island, technically a part of Talbot County but located in the Chesapeake Bay, is a natural habitat for diamondback terrapin turtles that's been restored over the past decade. Check out photos attached to this article of Pine Grove students releasing Sheldon. Beautifying Towson's Shopping District A group of …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
38 students from the Carney-area middle school entered the contest and one of them took second place.
A group of Pine Grove Middle School artists were recently selected to have their art shown at an area hospital. Seventh grade art students at the Carney-area school were selected to have their posters displayed at the Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt, according to the school's good news ambassador Dorienne Plait. The artwork, created as part of the 7th annual "Love Your Tree" campaign is focused on "understanding of the importance of self-acceptance, the diversity of beauty, and the celebration of positive body image," Plait wrote in an email. Of the 38 students who were chosen to have their art shown, two earned special honors: Jim Hill was awarded the second place prize for middle schoolers and another student earned an …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The bookbags, hand-painted with designs from students' favorite children's books, were delivered to kindergarteners earlier this week.
A group of Pine Grove Middle School students made it their mission to share their love of reading with kindergarteners at Chatsworth School in Reisterstown. The students, seventh-graders who take art with teacher Jackie Morgan, designed and hand-painted backpacks inspired by their favorite children's books, according to a news release from the school. Each of the bags, delivered recently, also contained the book that inspired the design and bore a unique gift tag. "The students at Pine Grove Middle wanted to share their childhood books with the kindergarten students in order to get them excited about reading and foster a life-long appreciation of books," the release states. The Chatsworth School, located in Reisterstown, serves students …
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.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Student artwork from around Baltimore County was compiled into a 2012 anti-drug calendar.
Check out these images of the winning artwork from the Baltimore County State's Attorney's anti-drug/alcohol poster contest. Winners were announced Thursday afternoon at a ceremony held at Towson's historic courthouse.