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Release Date: 12/7/2018
Contact: Brandon Oland, 443.809.5908

BCPS News Tips: Dec. 8 - 15, 2018

Activities, events, and news from Baltimore County Public Schools

Saturday, Dec. 8

Randallstown High School PTSA Holiday Bazaar

What: The annual Randallstown High School Holiday Bazaar, sponsored by the school’s PTSA, will feature more than 45 local arts and craft vendors, unique handmade jewelry, holiday décor, books, home accessories, beauty/skincare products, baked goods, and more. The event is free and open to the public. From 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., children will be able to make free crafts and meet Santa and Mrs. Claus. (There will be a small fee to take photos with Santa.)
When: Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Randallstown High School, 4000 Offutt Rd., 21133

3rd Annual Fifth District Elementary PTA Basket Bingo

When: Saturday, Dec. 8, at 4:30 p.m.
Where: Upperco Volunteer Fire Company Activities Building, 5415 Arcadia Ave., 21155

Monday, Dec. 10

Office of Special Education hosts Navigating Possibilitopia

What: The Office of Special Education presents Navigating Possibilitopia, an opportunity for parents to learn from other parents about supporting young adults receiving a certificate of attendance at age 21. The event will feature a panel discussion and work sessions.
When: Monday, Dec. 10, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Loch Raven branch of Baltimore County Public Library, 1046 Taylor Ave., 21286
Contact: 410.887.5443 or

Tuesday, Dec. 11

Pot Spring Elementary hosts its Winter Concert

What: The Pot Spring Elementary Winter Concert will feature the school’s 5th Grade orchestra and band, 4th Grade chorus, and Blue Diamonds chorus. (The Blue Diamonds chorus is an afterschool club with 22 members in Grades 3, 4, and 5.The group is directed my vocal music teacher Tammie Bortner.)
When: Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m.
Where: Pot Spring Elementary School, 2410 Springlake Dr., 21093

The Arc Baltimore to present at Edmondson Heights Elementary

What: Edmondson Heights Elementary is extending its Inclusive Schools Week (Dec. 3 – 7) activities with two presentations by representatives of The ARC Baltimore. The presentations will educate students about how children with and without disabilities and from diverse backgrounds can participate and learn together in the same classes – celebrating the principles of unity, diversity, and inclusion. Students will learn about disabilities and how they can play a part in awareness activities, learn to break down stereotypes, and overcome preconceptions regarding disabilities. The presentation will include the experience of a person with disabilities (what their challenges and successes are) as well as tips for how students can include others with disabilities in and out of school. Dedicated to providing advocacy and high quality, life-changing supports since 1949 in Baltimore City and Baltimore County, The Arc Baltimore supports more than 6,000 adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
When: Tuesday, Dec. 11, from2 – 3 p.m.
Where: Edmondson Heights Elementary School cafeteria, 1600 Langford Rd., 21207
Contact: Lisa Burton,, or Julie McDivitt,

Wednesday, Dec. 12

Seussical the Musical JR at Ridge Ruxton School

What: Students at Ridge Ruxton School will perform in Seussical the Musical JR. The performance will feature some students from the school’s Signing Chorus, as well as student dancers from other classes. Following Seussical, the student rock band from West Towson Elementary will also perform.
When: Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 1:30 p.m.
Where: Ridge Ruxton School, multipurpose room, 6916 N. Charles St., 21204

Friday, Dec. 14

Building Service Worker Job Fair

What: Individuals interested in applying to be building service workers for BCPS are invited to a job fair. They are advised to apply online for Job ID: 5639 and bring reference information to the fair.
When: Friday, Dec. 14, at 12:30 p.m.(Arrive at 10:30 a.m. if application assistance is needed.)

Where: American Job Center at Eastpoint, 7930 Eastern Ave., 21224


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:
Greenwood Building A, artwork from Sudbrook Middle School – through Jan. 2
  • Greenwood Building E, artwork from Dundalk Elementary School – through Jan. 2
  • Jefferson Building, artwork from Kenwood High School – through Jan. 2
  • Pulaski Park, artwork from Baltimore Highlands, Westowne, and Fifth District elementary schools – through Dec. 14

    Leadership Summit for Young Men in High School

    What: More than 150 young men from high schools across Baltimore County will join together for a leadership summit. The agenda will include greetings from Kathy Doherty (associate provost/executive director, Goucher’s Welch Center for Graduate and Professional Studies), BCPS Interim Superintendent Verletta White, and a keynote address on “Leading from Within” from Sean McComb (2014 BCPS, Maryland, and National Teacher of the Year and a BCPS assistant principal). Breakout sessions will address racism, preparing for college and work, finding and using your voice, time management, student leadership, and manhood in the 21st century.
    When: Monday, Dec. 17, from 8:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.
    Where: Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Rd., 21204

    Student Council members to gather to explore advocacy

    What: The Baltimore County Student Councils General Assembly meeting will bring together 278 students from 19 middle schools and 18 high schools to explore the topic of advocacy. Special speakers at the gathering will include County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. and former County Council member Vicki Almond.
    When: Monday, Dec. 17, from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Where: Towson University, West Village Commons, 8000 York Rd., 21252

    Southwest Area Advisory group to discuss ESOL

    What: The Southwest Area Education Advisory Council will discuss ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) at its December meeting. The meeting is open to the public and registration is not required.
    When: Monday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m.
    Where: Southwest Academy, 6200 Johnnycake Rd., 21207

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