Friday, November 23, 2012
The school collected recyclables during American Education Week to celebrate America Recycles Day.
America Recycles Day, Nov. 15, coincided with American Education Week and a group of students at Villa Cresta Elementary School took it on themselves to help green the community. Over 100 students from the school participated in the weeklong drive by collecting aluminum cans, glue sticks, batteries, writing tools and plastic bags from their neighbors. In all, Villa Cresta Green Team advisor Stephanie Foy said that students managed to collect: "We made a difference. Villa Cresta is helping to save our Earth," Foy wrote in an email. The Green Team, which was founded in the 2010-2011 school year, is made up of about 30 third-, fourth- and fifth-graders at the Parkville school.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The county approved and installed speed bumps in the Villa Cresta neighborhood this week.
Speeders beware — new traffic calming measures wereinstalled along Highpoint Road in the Villa Cresta earlier this week. "Like" Parkville-Overlea Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Fifth District Councilman David Marks told Patch that the two speed bumps are located north of Taylor Avenue and near the sharp bend in Highpoint Road. "I am very happy the county approved this traffic calming measure, which should reduce speeds near Villa Cresta Elementary School," Marks said in an email statement. "I want to thank those residents who supported the speed bumps, since these require local approval," he said. Is speeding a problem along Highpoint Road? Do you think that speed bumps will help control it? Tell us what you think in the …
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Students who completed summer reading program got to kick off football season with Ravens mascot Poe.
Villa Cresta Elementary students kicked off the 2011 NFL season in style as the Ravens' official mascot, Poe, paid a visit Wednesday to the Parkville school. The visit was a reward to the hundreds of students at the school who met reading challenges from over the summer. In addition to getting their photo taken with Poe, students recognized during the assembly were also treated to ice cream sundaes. The event also served as a pep rally as the Ravens prepare to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers at 1 p.m,. Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium.