Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Parents have long worried about their children getting the nutrition they need. While many schools try their best to provide healthy options for students, some parents would rather take the brown bag option.
It’s no secret that eating right can make all the difference in the academic performance of a child, but parents often wonder if schools can provide the nutritional food kids need. Kiersten Johnson said that she makes sure to give her daughter, Grace Johnson-Scroggins, 6, who attends the Barrie School, healthy and organic food free of pesticides, and that public schools might not meet her standards. “I know what public school lunches are like,” Johnson said. “What you put in is what you get out. So you put good healthy food in without pesticides or anything else that’s used in agriculture then you get good nutrition and good performance out. I only give her organic food because we know what the state of farming in this country is and it’s …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Photos from Eleanor Roosevelt's Graduation Ceremony at the Comcast Center.
Eleanor Roosevelt's Class of 2012 graduated this week at the University of Maryland's Comcast Center. Don't forget to take a look at the Class of 2012's graduation video.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Share your memories of your time at Eleanor Roosevelt.
As the school year comes to an end and graduation is around the corner, it's time to share memories of your time in high school with friends, family and classmates. So share them on Patch! Add your photos from your time at Eleanor Roosevelt High School to this post and have a place to share these memories beyond just the pages of your yearbook. Got a great picture from the homecoming game? What about that special pep rally or school play? We know you have those couple shots from prom. After you upload the photos, tell us who's in them. Congratulations class of 2012!
Monday, April 23, 2012
University of Maryland freshman Raaheela Ahmed, 18, will challenge incumbent Verjeana Jacobs in November.
With a passion for public service and 13 years of experience with the Prince George’s County Public School system, running for a seat on the Board of Education seems to be a natural fit for University of Maryland student Raaheela Ahmed. Yet, Ahmed’s years of experience come not as being a teacher or a parent in the system, but as a former student. The 18-year-old Bowie resident feels like her very recent and direct experience with the school system are what makes her an ideal candidate to represent District 5, where she garnered 35 percent of the vote in this month’s primary, earning her a place on the ballot this November. “I think my experience in the school system showed me that the decisions made [by the Board] have a direct effect,” …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
The University of Maryland football team recruited 24, with 20 of them signing national letter-of-intents.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Roosevelt point guard Jamal Sims has committed to play basketball in the Ivy League next fall, but has injuries to overcome and his senior year to complete first.
Of all the senior talent on the Eleanor Roosevelt boys' basketball team this year, it was point guard Jamal Sims who was the first to commit to a college program, and he sure set the bar high. Next fall Sims will take his talents 200 miles north, where he will study and play basketball at Columbia University. His recruitment process was fairly brisk, transpiring entirely in the off-season. After being invited to the school’s summer prospect camp by Assistant Basketball Coach Michael Murphy, it was the connection Sims felt to the coaching staff and current roster at Columbia that made his decision simple. “I met [Assistant Coach Carlin] Hartman there and he was the one that really recruited me,” Sims said. “I felt like we connected because …
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Roosevelt, Parkdale and Northwestern are still figuring out exactly what they have as far as basketball talent.
Winter high school sports seasons are still young. At this point, that is a good thing, as it's unclear where any of the College Park area teams stand. While Roosevelt's superiority was as clear-cut as Parkdale and Northwestern's inferiority seven days ago, the waters appeared to have muddied this week with unexpected wins and losses across the board. Eleanor Roosevelt The Raiders went 1-2 this week, bringing their overall record to 2-3. Although they remain highly ranked by the Washington Post, that may soon change. Roosevelt beat High Point handily early in the week, but then lost a double-overtime heart breaker at Wise on Friday, followed by a 32-point drubbing at the hands of Bishop McNamara on Saturday. It's hard to know exactly what…
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Roosevelt lost 27-26 to Flowers on Saturday.
Despite three turnovers and a slew of penalties and miscues, Eleanor Roosevelt still found itself with the ball and a shot at victory late in Saturday's game against C.H. Flowers. One final mistake did them in, though, as Roosevelt senior quarterback Jairus Cook was sacked and fumbled at the Flowers 18-yard line, giving the Jaguars the ball and a 27-26 victory. The Raiders were given several reprieves on their final drive, as they had a potential game-ending interception ruled incomplete, picked up a first down courtesy of a defensive holding penalty on 4th-and-15 and another off of a roughing the passer flag on 2nd-and-13. Flowers' errors put the Raiders in position to score the winning points, as Roosevelt faced 2nd-and-5 from the …
Saturday, October 2, 2010
There are several local games and athletic events to attend this coming week.
With the University of Maryland always jumping with athletic activity, there is never a shortage of sporting events to be watched in College Park. In addition to the university, there are also talented local highs school teams and community sporting events worth checking out in the area. Take a look at the list below for several ideas of where to catch a game this week. 1. University of Maryland men's soccer versus Connecticut, Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m. The UMD men's soccer team is currently ranked eighth in the nation. 2. Eleanor Roosevelt girls soccer versus Parkdale, Oct. 8, 4:30 p.m. The Raiders' high-powered offense outscored opponents 38-2 over their first 6 games. 3. University of Maryland field hockey versus Duke, Oct. 9, 1:00 p.m. The …