Maryland School News and Updates

School Meal Programs Rules Relaxed

First Lady Michelle Obama championed improved nutrition standards for school meal programs during her time in the White House. Nutrition advocates said the rules were necessary to ensure healthier options for children, which would hopefully curb growing rates of childhood obesity.

Day of activities for homeschoolers at Calvert Marine Museum

signal flagsCalling all homeschoolers. The Calvert Marine Museum is hosting a Homeschool Day on Wednesday, April 24 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The theme of this spring's day is Working on the Water. Homeschool participants are invited to explore a wide range of hands-on activities that focus on our maritime heritage. Fee is $4 per person for 5-years and up, including members.

Throughout the day on-going activities include building your own wooden toy boat using real tools; trying your hand at navigating a radio controlled model boat; learning how to use signal flags to send a message; using traditional block and tackle to demonstrate leverage; experimenting with prisms to discover how the lighthouse lens works; learning basic nautical knots.

Glen Burnie High collecting jeans for homeless teens

jeansHave a spare pair of gently used jeans? Consider donating them to homeless teens through Glen Burnie High School's Teens for Jeans drive.

Glen Burnie High is participating in the annual Teens for Jeans drive in partnership with Aeropostale at Marley Station Mall. Tyler Johns, a senior at Glen Burnie and employee at Aeropostale, is coordinating the 2015 drive which is organized by Aero and in order to meet the need for the most requested item at homeless shelters — jeans.

2017-2018 School Open Houses in Central Maryland

Considering private school for your children?

From preschool to high school, the Maryland schools listed below have something to offer almost everyone. An open house is a great way to see the campus, meet teachers and other families who attend the school, as well as learn more about the schools you're considering.

Aleph Bet Jewish Day School
Annapolis, 410-263-9044
Walk-in Wednesday Tours, 10am

Annapolis Area Christian School
Annapolis, Severn, 410-519-5300
Annapolis Lower School Open House:
Nov 14, 9-10:30am
Severn Lower School Open House:
Nov 16, 9-10:30am

Archbishop Spalding High School

Bowie Montessori Children’s House
Bowie, 301-262-3566
Tours by Appointment – Please call

Chesapeake Montessori School
Annapolis, 410-757-4740
November 19, 2-4pm
January 7, 2018, 2-4pm

Christ Episcopal Church Day School
Stevensville, 410-643-8248
November 15, 9:30am-12pm

Holy Trinity Episcopal Day School
Bowie, 301-262-5355
Glenn Dale, 301-464-3215
Nov 10, 9:30-11:30am
Jan 26, 2018, 9:30-11:30am
Feb 11, 2018, 1-3pm
Apr 27, 2018, 9:30-11:30am

Indian Creek School
Lower/Middle School: 410-923-3660
Upper School: 410-849-5151
Grades Pre-K 3 through 6: November 8, 9-11am
Grades 7-12: November 12, 1-3pm

Key School
Annapolis, 410-263-9231
Grades 5-12: November 4, 10am-12:30pm

Monsignor Slade Catholic School
Glen Burnie, 410-766-7130
November 10, 8:30-10:30am
January 28, 2018, 11am-1:30pm
Prospective PreK – Kindergarten: February 2, 6:30-7:30pm
Prospective Middle School: April 26, 6:30-7:30pm

Montessori International Children’s House
Annapolis, 410-757-7789
November 5, 12-2pm
January 28, 2018, 12-2pm
Wednesday Morning Tours available – please call to reserve

Saint Andrew’s Day School
Edgewater, 410-266-0952
November 10, 9-11am

Severn School
Severna Park, 410-647-7700
Upper School:
Nov 2, 7 pm

St. Anne’s School of Annapolis
Annapolis, 410-263-8650
November 10, 9:30-11:30am
January 10, 2018, 9:30-11:30am
May 2, 2018, 9:30-11:30am

St. John the Evangelist
Severna Park, 410-647-9651
Nov 9, 9am-12pm & 7-8pm
Jan 31, 2018
9am-12pm & 7-8pm
Preschool information night:
Jan 18, 2018
Kindergarten information night:
Jan 25, 2018
Middle School information night:
Feb 22, 2018

St. Margaret’s Day School
Annapolis, 410-757-2333

St. Martin’s Lutheran School of Annapolis
Annapolis, 410-269-1955
Nov 17, 9-11am
Jan 26, 2018, 9-11am
Jan 31, 2018, 7pm
Feb 7, 2018, 7pm
Feb 10, 2018, 9am
Mar 16, 2018, 9-11am

St. Martin’s In-The-Field Episcopal School
Severna Park, 410-647-7055
November 15, 9:30-11:30am

St. Mary’s Elementary
Annapolis, 410-263-2869
November 6, 9am

St. Paul’s Lutheran
Glen Burnie, 410-766-5790
November 11
November 30
December 11
December 21
January 11, 2018
January 25, 2018
February 12, 2018
February 22, 2018
March 19, 2018

St. Vincent Pallotti High School
Laurel, 301-725-3228
November 5, 2-5pm

The Summit School
Edgewater, 410-798-0005
Drop In Tour: October 25, 9am

Wye River Upper School
Centreville, 410-758-2922
Jan 28, 2018, 2-4pm
Apr 18, 2018, 6-8pm

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