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Release Date: 9/14/2018
Contact: Office of Communications, 443.809.5908

BCPS News Tips: Sept. 15 - 22, 2018

Activities, events, and news from Baltimore County Public Schools

Monday, Sept. 17

Magnet applications released today at noon

What: Magnet applications for the 2019-2020 school year will become available online at noon today. Magnet brochures describing program offerings are available online in 11 languages. Over the next few months, students and their families seeking additional information about magnet programs are invited to participate in the countywide Magnet EXPO!, regional application meetings, and school-based open house events. Applications for magnet programs must be postmarked by Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 (certified mailing recommended), or submitted online by 1 p.m. on that day. For more information, please visit the BCPS Magnet Programs website or call 443.809.4127.

Tuesday, Sept. 18

Clean Green 15 Litter Challenge winners to be announced

What: County Executive Don Mohler, Interim Superintendent Verletta White, The Education Foundation Director Debbie Phelps and others will join together to announce the BCPS winners of the fourth annual countywide anti-litter challenge. The 2017-18 program resulted in 338 clean-ups conducted by 5,057 volunteers, who picked up 3,471 bags of trash totaling 46,620 pounds of trash (23.3 tons). Prizes include two $3,000 grand prize grants (for number of volunteers and weight of trash collected); first prizes of $1,500 grants for high schools, middle schools, elementary schools, HS, and special schools levels; and iPads for six honorable mention recipients. Sponsors include BGE and the Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability, in addition to BCPS and The Education Foundation of BCPS.
When: Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: Parkville Middle School & Center of Technology, 8711 Avondale Rd., 21234

Public information session today for Baltimore County high school study: Join us!

What: Baltimore County Public Schools encourages the public to be part of its High School Capacity Study. The purpose is to study all BCPS high schools and identify potential options and strategies for providing enough seats for growing enrollment. This is the second round of public feedback. The High School Capacity Study may affect all neighborhoods and grade levels, and the entire community is encouraged to get involved. Public information sessions will feature new options based on prior feedback, and facility conditions will be considered. There will be a brief presentation, and the community will be able to view and discuss options and strategies with staff, and complete a survey. The survey will also be available online (through Oct. 7) and will be translated into six languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. A complete timeline for the study is posted online. Study results will be presented to the Board of Education of Baltimore County. Email comments may be submitted to highschoolstudy@bcps.org. All email comments received are public record, and will be logged and posted to the High School Capacity Study webpage including names but not email addresses. Personal information should be avoided (e.g., phone numbers, student names).
When: Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 7-8 p.m.
Where: New Town High School, Auditorium/Cafeteria, 4931 New Town Blvd., 21117

Thursday, Sept. 20

Public invited to comment on recommendation to extend the school day

What: A Baltimore County Public Schools School Day Taskforce subcommittee is seeking public comment on a recommendation to extend the school day. The subcommittee is preparing this recommendation for submission to the superintendent. The recommendation of the subcommittee is this:

Extend the school day by 15 minutes. The extension of the school day by 15 minutes will add 45 additional hours to the school year. The addition of 45 hours will make it possible to meet all Maryland State Department of Education day and hour requirements and comply with the governor’s school start and stop dates; build more than the required three inclement weather days into the calendar; and reinstate the traditional week of spring break. This recommendation has an approximate cost of $24 million and is being brought forth at this time so it may be considered in the upcoming budget request cycle.

Community members interested in making comments will sign-up to speak and have 3 minutes to share their comments. The public also may comment to the taskforce through the email address schooldaytaskforce@bcps.org. The taskforce subcommittees on school start times and secondary schedules are continuing their research and will bring forth recommendations at a future date.
When: Thursday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m.
Where: BCPS headquarters, Greenwood Campus, Building A, 6901 N. Charles St., 21204

Saturday, Sept. 22

Visit the Parentmobile at Rosedale Library Community Resource Fair

What: Visitors board the Parentmobile to learn about BCPS' curriculum, at-home learning resources, the BCPS website, community resources, and resources to support families of students with special needs or limited English proficiency. Parents and guardians are invited to visit. No registration is required.
When: Saturday, Sept. 22, from 12 – 5 p.m.
Where: Rosedale branch of Baltimore County Public Library, 6105 Kenwood Ave., 21237

Back-to-School Immunization Clinic: Only One Day Left to Stay

What: Students who have not received the necessary immunizations by September 24, 2018, will be excluded from school. To help parents avoid this, the Baltimore County Health Department is hosting an Only One Day Left to Stay immunization clinic. Walk-ins accepted.
When: Saturday, September 22, 2018 Only One Day Left to Stay Clinic 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Eastern Family Resource Center, 9150 Franklin Square Dr., 21237
Woodlawn Health Center, 1811 Woodlawn Dr., 21207
Contact: Baltimore County Health Dept., 410.887.2705

ONGOING EVENTS!

County Health Department Back-to-School Immunizations

What: The Baltimore County Health Department is accepting walk-ins for school immunizations at all seven of its health centers. If children are not properly immunized by Monday, Sept. 24, they will be excluded from school. For more information, call 410.887.2705.
When: through Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Baltimore Highlands-Lansdowne Health Center, 3902 Annapolis Rd., 21227
Dundalk Health Center, 7700 Dunmanway, 21222
Eastern Family Resource Center, 9150 Franklin Square Dr., 21237
Essex Health Center, 201 Back River Neck Rd., 21221
Hannah More Health Center, 12035 Reisterstown Rd., 21136
Liberty Family Resource Center, 3525 Resource Dr., 21133
Woodlawn Health Center, 1811 Woodlawn Dr., 21207

Stop by to see student, teacher art exhibitions

What: Artwork by BCPS students – and some visual arts teachers – is on display throughout the community.
When & Where:
  • Towson Court House Sculpture Cases, 401 Bosley Ave., 21204 – through Oct. 1
  • Building E, 6901 N. Charles St., artwork from Summer Enrichment Camp – through Sept. 28
  • The Jefferson Bldg., 105 W. Chesapeake Ave., 21204, artwork from Sparks Elementary – through Sept. 28
  • Building A, 6901 N. Charles St., 21204, Teacher as Artist exhibit – through Oct. 31
  • BCPS Offices at Pulaski Park Drive, artwork from Halstead Academy, Jacksonville Elementary, and Padonia Elementary – through Oct. 12

UPCOMING EVENTS!

Be part of Baltimore County high school study

What: Baltimore County Public Schools encourages the public to be part of its High School Capacity Study. The purpose is to study all BCPS high schools and identify potential options and strategies for providing enough seats for growing enrollment. This is the second round of public feedback. The High School Capacity Study may affect all neighborhoods and grade levels, and the entire community is encouraged to get involved. Public information sessions will feature new options based on prior feedback, and facility conditions will be considered. There will be a brief presentation, and the community will be able to view and discuss options and strategies with staff, and complete a survey. The survey will also be available online and will be translated into six languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. A complete timeline for the study is posted online. Study results will be presented to the Board of Education of Baltimore County. Email comments may be submitted to highschoolstudy@bcps.org. All email comments received are public record, and will be logged and posted to the High School Capacity Study webpage including names but not email addresses. Personal information should be avoided (e.g., phone numbers, student names).
When and Where:
Public information sessions will run from 7-8 p.m.:
  • Monday, September 24, Eastern Technical High School, Cafeteria
  • Tuesday, October 2, Loch Raven High School, Auditorium/Lobby

Survey online from Sept. 18 – Oct. 7

Parent University event: Family Code Night at General John Stricker Middle

What: Parent University is hosting a free event for parents and students (in PreK – Grade 5) to experience computer programming together. Register online or by calling Rai Cary at 443.809.4496.
When: Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: General John Stricker Middle School, 7855 Trappe Rd., 21222

Baltimore County Student Councils Fall Leadership Camp to be held

What: The annual Fall Leadership Camp for Baltimore County Student Councils brings together student leaders from middle and high schools across the county for leadership development training, brainstorming, team building, planning, and more.
When: Wednesday, Sept. 26, through Friday, Sept. 28
Where: River Valley Ranch, Manchester, MD

Can’t miss event: The BCPS Magnet Expo!

What: If you have never been to a BCPS Magnet Expo, you should mark the date on your calendar now! The Expo provides a unique opportunity to explore the possibilities of more than 100 BCPS Magnet and Career and Technology Education programs. Talk to teachers and students. See performances and demonstrations. Learn more about all of the certifications, special skills, college credits, and unique experiences – “gifts with purchase" – students can graduate with. Parents and students are encouraged to attend. Registration is not required, and the event is free!
When: Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Immediately before the expo, at 9 a.m., an application meeting will be held for those interested.)
Where: Red Lion Hotel North Baltimore, 2004 Greenspring Dr., 21093

Cockeysville Community Health and Wellness Fair to be held

What: At the third annual Cockeysville Community Health and Wellness Fair, vendors will provide valuable information on health and wellness for all members of the family. The free event is sponsored by Cockeysville Middle School, Faith Lutheran Church, Mays Chapel Elementary School, Padonia International Elementary School, and Pot Spring Elementary School. Registration is not required.
When: Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Cockeysville Community Center, 9836 Greenside Dr., 21030

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