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Release Date: 10/12/2018
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BCPS News Tips: Oct. 13 - 20, 2018

Activities, events, and news from Baltimore County Public Schools

Saturday, Oct. 13Hillcrest Elementary to celebrate 50 years of excellence

What: Hillcrest Elementary School will celebrate 50 years of excellence in education with an Anniversary Fair. General admission is free. County Executive Don Mohler, County Councilman Tom Quirk, Interim Superintendent Verletta White, and Baltimore County Board of Education Vice Chair Nick Stewart will bring greetings. The celebration will include a Decades Museum commemorating the history of Hillcrest. Alumni and former staff members are encouraged to contribute to the museum by emailing pictures and memories to hillcrest50th@gmail.com. Walk the halls that have stood strong for 50 years and enjoy old photos and memorabilia. Stop by a signing table to share your memories and sign your name to one of several commemorative banners. Peruse the artifacts uncovered in our 25 year time capsule made possible by the Witkze family. Bring your family and friends to the VIP photo booth hosted by Lifetouch and document this special event with photographs by professional photographers. The fair will also include carnival games, food trucks, prize baskets, face painting, music, and more. Donations made to the event will be used to create classroom and teacher libraries, and will help fund the Mike Bowler commemorative section of the school library. Mr. Bowler was an esteemed BCPS board member and an avid supporter of Hillcrest Elementary. Patrons are invited to stop by the donations table to make a donation and write a personalized book plate commemorating their contribution. This event will be memorialized with a 46 page hard back memory book by Lifetouch and with a selection of 50th Anniversary clothing and gear. Patrons may purchase these products at the event or online.
When: Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Hillcrest Elementary School, 1500 Frederick Rd., 21228
Contact: Jennifer Lynch, 410.887.0820 or Jlynch2@bcps.org
Magnet Showcase Event at Milford Mill Academy

What: Throughout October and into early November, schools across Baltimore County are hosting Magnet Showcase Events so that students can learn more about magnet programs before submitting their 2018-2019 applications. These events feature performances, demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Magnet programs at Milford Mill Academy are acting; automotive service technology; building & construction technology; cosmetology; dance; design & production; instrumental music (band and strings); literary arts; visual arts; vocal music).
When: Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Milford Mill Academy, 3800 Washington Ave., 21244

Monday, Oct. 15Ribbon-cutting at Victory Villa Elementary

When: Monday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m.
Where: Victory Villa Elementary School, 500 Compass Rd., 21220

Magnet Showcase Event at Loch Raven Technical Academy

What: Throughout October and into early November, schools across Baltimore County are hosting Magnet Showcase Events so that students can learn more about magnet programs before submitting their 2018-2019 applications. These events feature performances, demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Magnet programs at Loch Raven Technical Academy are conservation sciences; law and finance; performing arts exploration; and visual arts.
When: Monday, Oct. 15, at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Loch Raven Technical Academy, 8101 La Salle Rd., 21286

Southwest Area operating and capital pre-budget hearings

What: The Southwest Area Education Advisory Council will hold its operating and capital pre-budget hearings. No registration is required.
When: Monday, Oct. 15, at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Johnnycake Elementary School, 5910 Craigmont Rd., 21228

Tuesday, Oct. 16Ribbon cutting at Honeygo Elementary

When: Tuesday, Oct., 16, at 10 a.m.
Where: Honeygo Elementary School, 4816 E. Joppa Rd., 21128

Magnet Showcase Events at Northwest Academy, Towson High, and Wellwood International

What: Throughout October and into early November, schools across Baltimore County are hosting Magnet Showcase Events so that students can learn more about magnet programs before submitting their 2018-2019 applications. These events feature performances, demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Wellwood International offers an international studies magnet program. Northwest Academy offers a health sciences magnet program, and Towson High has a magnet program in law and public policy.
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 16
Where and Time:
  • Wellwood International School, 2901 Smith Ave., 21208, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Northwest Academy of Health Sciences, 4627 Old Court Rd., 21208, at 5:30 p.m.
  • Towson High School (law & public policy), 69 Cedar Ave., 21286, at 6 p.m.
Listening and Learning Tour stop at Chesapeake High

What: Throughout the fall, Interim Superintendent Verletta White will be making five stops on her Listening and Learning Tour. This is an opportunity for BCPS students, parents, and community members to ask questions and share comments about the school system. Registration is not required.
When: Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 6 – 7 p.m.
Where: Chesapeake High School, 1801 Turkey Pt. Rd., 21221

Aigburth Mural dedication and celebration at Towson High

What: After a year of collaborating, designing and planning, the Aigburth mural is complete! Join Towson High School’s National Art Honor Society in celebrating the hard work of students, support of Towson High and Baltimore County administrations, parents and collaborating artists Amanda Burnham, Jac Rust and Italo De Dea, at the mural dedication. Hear from the student design team, make a photo prop, and take home a picture of yourself with the mural! Food! Art making! Photobooth! Fun!
When; Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Towson High School. Aigburth entrance, 69 Cedar Ave., 21286

Wednesday, Oct. 17Magnet Showcase Events at Deer Park Middle and Sollers Point Technical High

What: Throughout October and into early November, schools across Baltimore County are hosting Magnet Showcase Events so that students can learn more about magnet programs before submitting their 2018-2019 applications. These events feature performances, demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Deer Park Middle Magnet School has magnet programs in earth/space science; fine arts – dance, instrumental music, theatre arts, visual arts, and vocal music; mass communications; and Spanish language. The magnet programs at Sollers Point Technical High School are the Academy of Health Professions; automotive service technology; baking & pastry; biomedical sciences; building & construction technology; cosmetology; culinary arts; diesel truck and power systems; and information technology/computer science & networking.
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 17
Where and Time:
  • Deer Park Middle Magnet School, 9830 Winands Rd., 21133, at 6 p.m.
  • Sollers Point Technical High School, 1901 Delvale Ave., at 6:30, 7, & 7:30 p.m.
Northwest Area operating and capital pre-budget hearings

What: The Northwest Area Education Advisory Council will hold its operating and capital pre-budget hearings. No registration is required.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m.
Where: Franklin High School, 12000 Reisterstown Rd., 21136

Memorial soccer game in honor of Police Officer Amy Sorrells Caprio

What: Loch Raven High School’s athletic director, Mike McEwan, has organized a memorial soccer game for Officer Amy Sorrells Caprio, who was a 2006 graduate of Loch Raven High.She was killed in the line of duty in May 2018. In addition to her many talents at Loch Raven, Caprio was on the soccer team. The school will dedicate a number #24 goalie jersey to her family and display one at the concession stand.This game was chosen because Loch Raven will be playing Parkville High School. In addition to Caprio being stationed at the Parkville Precinct, her husband went to Parkville High.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 17. Game at 6 p.m. Dedication at 6:40 p.m.
Where: Loch Raven High School, 1212 Cowpens Ave., 21286

Thursday, Oct. 18Visit the Parentmobile at Reading Night at Perry Hall Elementary

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: Thursday, Oct. 18, from 6 – 8 p.m.
Where: Perry Hall Elementary School 9021 Belair Rd. 21236

Baltimore County Child & Behavioral Health Resource Fair

What: This is a free resource fair and networking event focused on adolescent behavioral health and sponsored by the Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services, Mental Health Association of Maryland, BCPS, Catholic Charities Child & Family Services, and Thrive Behavioral Health. Register online or by calling 410-887-3828.
When: Thursday, Oct. 18, from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Ctr., 323 Sollers Point Rd., 21222

Magnet Showcase Events at Eastern Tech, New Town High and Windsor Mill Middle

What: Throughout October and into early November, schools across Baltimore County are hosting Magnet Showcase Events so that students can learn more about magnet programs before submitting their 2018-2019 applications. These events feature performances, demonstrations, and hands-on activities. New Town High and Windsor Mill Middle School offer magnet programs in international studies.Eastern Technical High School magnet programs are the Academy of Health Professions; building & construction technology; culinary arts; engineering careers; information technology/networking; interactive media production; law & public policy; and Teacher Academy of Maryland.
Date: Thursday, Oct. 18
Where and Time:
  • Eastern Technical High School, 1100 Mace Ave., 21221, from 6 – 8 p.m.
  • New Town High School, 4931 New Town Blvd., 21117, at 6:30 p.m.
  • Windsor Mill Middle School, 8300 Windsor Mill Rd., 21244, from 5 – 7 p.m.
Listening and Learning Tour stop at West Towson Elementary

What: Throughout the fall, Interim Superintendent Verletta White will be making five stops on her Listening and Learning Tour. This is an opportunity for BCPS students, parents, and community members to ask questions and share comments about the school system. Registration is not required.
When: Thursday, Oct. 18, from 6 – 7 p.m.
Where: West Towson Elementary School, 6914 N. Charles St., 21204

Middle school students to participate Junior Achievement Inspire

What: Middle school students from across the county will participate in Junior Achievement Inspire, a dynamic career development experience that will give them access to area employers, post-secondary education opportunities, and interactive career activities. Students will be able to talk to professionals working in all 10 Maryland state career clusters. Industries with high-demand jobs and careers will be represented, including healthcare, engineering, manufacturing, skilled trades, business, IT, hospitality, transportation, and more. Prior to attending the event, students will work through a program booklet, watch a series of videos, and discuss their career development plans.
When: Thursday, Oct. 18, from 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Timonium Fairgrounds, 4H Building, 2200 York Rd., 21093

Friday, Oct. 19Last day to register for upcoming Maryland Cultural Proficiency Conference

What: Local and national educators and community leaders are invited to participate in the fourth annual Maryland Cultural Proficiency Conference. The event, to be held at Morgan State University on Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 30 and 31, will be hosted by Morgan’s School of Education and Urban Studies, with support from partnering organizations Baltimore County Public Schools, Community College of Baltimore County, Loyola University Maryland, Morgan State University, and Notre Dame of Maryland University. Online registrationis available. The registration fee for the event is $200, and registration closes on Friday, Oct. 19. The registration fee for students is $100. If space is still available, the on-site registration fee will be $250. The theme of this year’s conference is All Eyes on Me: Sustaining the Equity Vision.
Keynote speakers for the conference are:
  • Dr. Beth Berila, director of the Women’s Studies Program and professor in the Ethnic and Women’s Studies Department, St. Cloud State University
  • Dr. Lawrence Brown, associate professor, School of Community Health & Policy, Morgan State University; racial equity consultant
  • Dr. Rahuldeep Gill, associate professor of religion, California Lutheran University; campus interfaith strategist
The closing plenary session will feature a dynamic group of student leaders sharing their perspectives. Questions about the event should be directed to Piña atapina@bcps.orgor 443.809.2444.

ONGOING EVENTS!

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:
  • Building A, 6901 N. Charles St., 21204, Teacher as Artist exhibit – through Wednesday, Oct. 31
  • Building E, 6901 N. Charles St., 21204, artwork from Summer Enrichment Camp – from Monday, Oct. 1 – Wednesday, Oct. 31
  • The Jefferson Building, 105 W. Chesapeake Ave., 21204, artwork from Sudbrook Magnet Middle School – through Wednesday, Oct. 31
  • Pulaski Park, artwork from Cromwell and Mays Chapel elementary schools and Parkville Middle School – from Oct. 15 – Nov. 15

UPCOMING EVENTS!Conclusion of Days of Taste activity

What: Grade 4 students at Owings Mills Elementary School have been participating throughout October in Days of Taste, an initiative designed to encourage students to want to eat more vegetables and other healthy foods. On Oct. 9, a professional chef came to the school to lead a Sensory Sleuth activity where students learned about their taste buds and how to make vegetables more appetizing. On Oct. 11, students visited the Baltimore County Agricultural Center to see where and how vegetables are grown. The concluding activity will take place today. A professional chef will come to teach students how to make a healthy salad and salad dressing.
When: Tuesday, Oct. 23 (check with school for exact times)
Where: Owings Mills Elementary School, 124 Tollgate Rd., 21117

Northeast and Southeast Area operating and capital pre-budget hearings

What: The Northeast and Southeast Area Education Advisory Councils are holding their operating and capital pre-budget hearings. No registration is required.
When & Where: Northeast meeting
Monday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m.
Perry Hall Middle School, 4300 Ebenezer Rd., 21236

Southeast meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 6:30 p.m.
Dundalk High School, 1901 Delvale Ave., 21222

Students, parents invited to showcase events to experience magnet programs

What: Throughout October and into early November, schools across Baltimore County are hosting Magnet Showcase Events so that students can learn more about magnet programs before submitting their 2018-2019 applications. These events feature performances, demonstrations, and hands-on activities.
Where and When:
Elementary Schools
  • Cromwell Valley Regional Magnet School (STEAM: science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) – Thursday, Oct. 25, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Middle Schools
  • Deep Creek Middle School (21st century digital-age learning) – Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 6 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Middle River Middle School (international studies) – Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.
  • Stemmers Run Middle School (international studies) – Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 5 – 7 p.m.
  • Sudbrook Magnet Middle School (environmental and earth/space science; performing arts – dance, instrumental music, and vocal music; visual arts; world languages – French, Japanese, and Spanish) – Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 5 p.m.
High Schools
  • Kenwood High School (International Baccalaureate; Sports Science Academy) – Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 6 p.m.
  • Parkville High School Center for Math, Science, & Computer Science (math, science & computer science; Teacher Academy of Maryland) – Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m.
  • Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts (acting, dance, design and production; instrumental music – band and strings, literary arts, visual arts, vocal music) – Thursday, Oct. 25, at 6 p.m.
  • Sparrows Point Educational Center in Environmental Studies (environmental science) – Thursday, Nov. 1, at 6 p.m.
  • Woodlawn High School (early college; mathematics, science & pre-engineering) – Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m.
Final Listening and Learning Tour stop: Perry Hall High

What: Throughout the fall, Interim Superintendent Verletta White will be making five stops on her Listening and Learning Tour. This is an opportunity for BCPS students, parents, and community members to ask questions and share comments about the school system. Registration is not required.
When: Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 6 – 7 p.m.
Where: Perry Hall High School, 4601 Ebenezer Rd., 21236

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