Back to School Night in Annapolis

It’s the start of the school year and that means if you have a child in school, you’ll have the opportunity to meet all their teachers at a Back to School Night. Even if your children don’t personally tell you, check out the school calendar. It’s a wonderful opportunity to get a sense of what your child goes through each and every day, well not every day, but five days a week.
My daughter is a student at Annapolis High School and it was quite a challenge just navigating the halls, finding the classrooms within the maze of twists and turns. Luckily there were plenty of student volunteers on hand, ready to help out with directions. Most of those volunteers were members of the NJROTC which stands for Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps.
This year Annapolis High Schools’s NJROTC has been named the number one program in the country. That’s right, number one.They earned top marks for student performance in programs that include the color guard ceremony, community service, and citizenship. The Annapolis High School program is so popular that students from other high schools are making the commute to AHS to attend the class that provides a multitude of learning opportunities plus the possibility of being nominated for the U.S. Naval Academy, West Point, or the Air Force Academy. To read about more unique Anne Arundel County educational programs go to
At the end of the evening, I was fully aware of all the work my daughter will need to accomplish this year as well as appreciative of the planning that goes into the work day for each and every teacher.

Published by Nadja Maril

Nadja Maril is a communications professional who has over 10 years experience as a magazine editor. A writer and journalist, Maril is the author of several books including: "American Lighting 1840-1940", "Antique Lamp Buyer's Guide", "Me, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat", and "Runaway, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat". Her short stories and essays have been published in several small online journals including Lunch Ticket, Change Seven, Scarlet Leaf Review and Defunkt Magazine. She has an MFA in creative writing from Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine. Former Editor-in-Chief of What's Up ? Publishing, former Editor of Chesapeake Taste Magazine a regional lifestyle magazine based in Annapolis, and former Lighting Editor of Victorian Homes Magazine, Maril has written hundreds of newspaper and magazines articles on a variety of subjects..

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