Edgewood Schools News – March 2009

Harford County Reading Council’s 28th Annual Young Authors Writing Contest

The distinguished honor as a winning author is quite an accomplishment for seventy nine Harford County authors and poets. We received hundreds of pieces of writing, and only three were chosen from each grade level for each category. This year we have a two part celebration starting on March 11, 2009 with the winners appearing before the Education Board meeting at the A. A. Roberty Building in Bel Air to receive certificates and be honored by the Harford County Reading Council’s Young Authors Writing Committee. The celebration will continue on March 14, 2009 at Barnes and Noble book store in Bel Air where the student will read the winning entries, meet famous authors, receive prizes, awards, and special surprises. The following students from the Edgewood School family entered and were winners. Congratulations!

Edgewood Middle School:
6th grade- Poetry–1st place–Jasmine Spellman
6th grade- Short Story– 2nd place–Sara Merlock
7th grade- Short Story–3rd place—Katie Stuempfle

More Edgewood Middle School Good News

Congratulations go to Emma Maddock, Chelsea Venker, and Chaelin Despres. They have artwork that will be on display at the Countywide Student Art Exhibit III from March 9 to May 15. There will be a reception for the artists on March 14 from 9 to 11 am at the Board of Education Administration Building in Bel Air.

Edgewood High School Drama Department

proudly presents Anything Goes.
Music and Lyrics by COLE PORTER

Lights, camera, well… you get the idea. Spend a family fun evening being dazzled and entertained by an Edgewood High School Drama Production.
March 13 & 14, 7:30pm
March 15, 2:00pm

EHS Auditorium Adults, $8 Students, $6
You won’t find a better show in town and the price of admission makes an evening out with the family very affordable – a great bargain!

Reserved seating may be arranged if a ticket request form is turned in by Wednesday, March 11. After that date tickets will be available at the door. Call the main office for additional information at 410-612-1500.

3rd Annual Franklin L. Tull Memorial

5K Run and 1 Mile Walk for Student Success

Where: Lakeview Drive and Edgewood Road
Lakeview Business Park
When: Saturday, April 18

William Paca/Old Post Road Elementary School sponsors Dr. Seuss Day

“Motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement and creating lifelong successful readers. Research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school.” (nea.org)

The National Education Association is calling for every child to be reading in the company of a caring adult in celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday (March 2, 1904).

With the help of community members, families and community grants, William Paca/ Old Post Road Elementary School will be doing it in a BIG way!! “We are expecting over 400 families to join us for breakfast, including families from our sister school St. Margaret’s, where they will spend quality time sharing

their favorite book with their children. It’s a great way to start the day!”, stated Carinda Raftery, Family Liaison. Throughout the day, wonderful, caring role models will visit our school to read for thirty minutes to our fifty two classes.

“Thanks to Colonel Carlevaro of the Harford County Sheriff’s office and Mr. Bruce Lewis of The Total Urgent Care Clinic (as well as a parent), who sent e-mails to their friends and colleagues, our schedule was filled quickly!” Members of the Harford County Sheriff’s Department will be reading to 19 of the classes. We will also have caring representatives from Harford Community College, Upper Chesapeake Health Center, Harford County Public Schools, the Harford County Library, Parents, Edgewood Middle School, former teachers and Harford County Transportation just to name a few. The day will conclude with a fifteen minute Drop Everything And Read (D.E.A.R.) time. Everyone will stop and dedicate fifteen minutes for reading! As for the icing on the cake, grants were awarded from both Kleins and Walmart so that every class will receive a gift of new books for their classroom libraries. At the sound of the dismissal bell, it is estimated that over 1500 books will have been read this day!! Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Stand Up and Recognize Your Destiny

March 14, 2009; 10:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.
Sponsored by Harford County Alliance of Black School Educators In partnership with FACE-IT and Harford County Office of Community Services


  • To engage young men and women in grades 6th – 12th grade in activities focused on leadership, self-sufficiency, and goal setting
  • To promote professionalism and personal excellence through mentoring and networking
  • To provide parents and educators an opportunity to obtain resources, share best practices, and promote networking among those with a vested interest in student achievement

Location: Edgewood Middle School, 2311 Willoughby Beach Rd, Edgewood, MD 21040

Program Format:

  • General Session for youth, parents, and educators to address objectives.
  • All participants will attend general session then each directed to break out sessions (A.M.) and (P.M.).
  • Time: 10:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.

Participants will receive a welcome packet of gifts and resources and participate in roundtable sessions on leadership, self-sufficiency, mentoring, and networking. To obtain a registration form (submit form by March 9th) or if you have any questions or to request disability-related accommodations, please contact Robin Rossbach or Carol Taylor at 410-638-3333
Please Join Us.