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Release Date: 1/10/2019
Contact: Brandon Oland, 443.809.5908

BCPS News Tips: Jan. 12 - 19, 2019

Activities, events, and news from Baltimore County Public Schools

Monday, Jan. 14

Southwest Area Education group to discuss digital health and safety

What: The Southwest Area Education Advisory Council will discuss technology/digital health and safety. The meeting is free and open to the public.
When: Monday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m.
Where: Catonsville Middle School, 2301 Edmondson Ave., 21228

Tuesday, Jan. 15

Head groundskeeper from Baltimore Orioles to help lead interactive science lesson at Deep Creek Middle

What:Nicole Sherry, head groundskeeper for the Baltimore Orioles, will work with Deep Creek Middle students as they engage in an exciting science lesson exploring the soil samples from Camden Yards. This event, being held in collaboration with Major League Baseball, the Baltimore Orioles, and Discovery Education, will demonstrate how BCPS teachers are using new digital content from the MLB and Discovery Education to immerse students in science and STEM instruction.
When: Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 10 – 10:45 a.m.
Where: Deep Creek Middle School1000 Marlyn Ave., 21221
Contact: Brandon Oland, boland@bcps.org, 443.809.5908

Winter Dance and Music Concert at Chatsworth School

What:Chatsworth’s winter concert will feature dance, instrumental, and vocal music student performances.
When: Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 6 p.m.
Where Chatsworth School, 222 New Ave., 21136

Visit the Parentmobile at Featherbed Lane Elementary’s Winter Math Carnival

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: Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Featherbed Lane Elementary School, 6700 Richardson Rd., 21207

Math Night at Lyons Mill Elementary

What: During Lyons Mill Elementary’s annual Math Night, students and parents will have learn and have fun while participating in math games and activities, parent workshops, and make & take activities.
When: Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Lyons Mill Elementary School, 9435 Lyons Mill Rd., 21117

Wednesday, Jan. 16

Visit the Parentmobile at Hebbville Elementary’s Academic Parent Teacher Team

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: Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
Where: Hebbville Elementary School, 3335 Washington Ave., 21244

Thursday, Jan. 17

Fifth District Elementary Student Art Exhibit

What: Artwork by Fifth District Elementary students, in all grade levels, demonstrates what they have learned about basic art concepts such as line, shape, color, texture, space, form, and value. Works in the show will range from fluffy owl collages created by Kindergarten students to observational shoe drawing by students in Grade 5. At the reception, guests will be able to meet and talk to the student artists.
When: Reception: Thursday, Jan. 17, from 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Exhibition: through Thursday, Jan. 31
Where: Hereford branch of Baltimore County Public Library, 16940 York Rd., 21111

Johnnycake Elementary presents Seussical the Musical

What: Johnnycake Elementary School students will perform Seussical the Musical for family and friends. In the show, Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him.
When:
Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m.

Where: Johnnycake Elementary School, 5910 Craigmont Rd., 21228

Family Literacy ESOL program

What: Family Literacy ESOLclasses help parents learnEnglish language skills for life, work, and to fully partner in their children’seducation.To participate in this tuition-free program, parents must have a child (0 -16 years old) enrolled in Baltimore County Public Schools, the Judy Center of Baltimore County, or Baltimore County Head Start. The classes are sponsored by BCPS Parent University and the CCBC Family Literacy Program. Visit here to register and for more information.
When and Where:
Thursday, Jan. 17, at 6 p.m.
Owings Mills Elementary School, 10824 Reisterstown Rd., 21117

Friday, Jan. 18

Living Wax Museum at Deer Park Elementary

What: Grade 5 students at Deer Park Elementary will present a Living Wax Museum of “hidden figures” from the American Revolution.
When: Friday, Jan. 18, from 10 – 11 a.m.
Where: Deer Park Elementary School, 9809 Lyons Mill Rd., 21117

Family Literacy ESOL program

What: Family Literacy ESOLclasses help parents learnEnglish language skills for life, work, and to fully partner in their children’seducation.To participate in this tuition-free program, parents must have a child (0 -16 years old) enrolled in Baltimore County Public Schools, the Judy Center of Baltimore County, or Baltimore County Head Start. The classes are sponsored by BCPS Parent University and the CCBC Family Literacy Program. Visit here to register and for more information.
When: Friday, Jan. 18, at 9 a.m.
Where: Catonsville branch of Baltimore County Public Library, 1100 Frederick Rd., 21228

Middle School Writing contest – Today is the deadline for entries!

What: The Senior Literary Arts Class of George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology has announced the 22nd Annual Middle School Writing Contest – and its hope that students from all Baltimore County middle schools will enter. The deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 18. Winners will be notified in April and invited to attend an awards ceremony. The contest is open to all Baltimore County Public Schools students in Grades 6 – 8. Young writers are asked to submit their best and most polished works of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and/or personal essay.

The contest rules are that:

  • All submissions must be accompanied by the official submission cover sheet.
  • Students must include a separate cover sheet for each submission.
  • All submissions must be in Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, and double-spaced.
  • All works must have a title. (Make it catchy, please!)
  • Each page must be numbered.
  • Poetry must be no longer than 50 lines.
  • Personal essay, nonfiction, and fiction must be no longer than 10 double-spaced pages.
All submissions must be sent by mail to:
Carver Center for Arts and Technology
c/o Suzanne Supplee
938 York Road
Towson, MD 21204
Deadline: Friday, Jan. 18
Contact: Suzanne Supplee at ssupplee@bcps.orgor 443.809.2775

Stakeholder Survey coming soon! Let us know how we are doing…

What: BCPS wants to know what students, parents, teachers, staff, and community members think of BCPS. From Friday, Jan. 18 through Sunday, Feb. 25, the annual Baltimore County Public Schools’ Stakeholder Survey will be available on the BCPS website. Stakeholder Survey results are used to guide school improvement, identify staff training areas, improve safety, and identify emerging challenges. The survey is anonymous and takes five minutes or less to complete on a phone, tablet, or computer. The survey is available for students in Grades 3 - 12, parents, and community members in 16 languages: Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, English, French, Gujarati, Korean, Nepali, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, and Yoruba. Individuals who fit into more than one category - for example, a staff person who is also the parent of a BCPS student - can take the survey more than once in order to answer questions based on each of the categories. In addition, parents who have students in more than one school are encouraged to take the survey specific to each school their children attend. Parents can choose to take the survey at their child’s school rather than at home or at a public library.
When: Friday, Jan. 18 – Sunday, Feb. 25

Saturday, Jan. 19

College Promise Information Sessions at CCBC

What: With the Baltimore County and Maryland Community College Promise scholarship programs, college-ready, recent high school graduates can attend CCBC full time without the cost of tuition and fees.BCPS high school students and their parents are invited to learn about the Baltimore County and the Maryland Community College Promise scholarships, the benefits, requirements, and application process. The event is sponsored by Community Colleges of Baltimore County (CCBC). Upcoming winter and spring dates can be found here.
When: Saturday, Jan. 19, at 10 a.m.
Where: CCBC Essex Student Services Center, Ste. 103, 7201 Rossville Blvd., 21237
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CCBC Catonsville Student Services Center, Rm. 004, 800 S. Rolling Rd., 21228

Pot Spring Elementary Family Fitness Night at acac Timonium

What: Pot Spring Elementary is hosting a Family Fitness Night offering free fitness and fun for Pot Spring families, teachers, and staff – including an obstacle course, glow-stick dance party, family swim, healthy snacks, and use of acac equipment. Parents must accompany children at all times. Families are asked to RSVP by sending an email including the number and ages of participating children to jessicabi@acac.com. The fitness center is also offering a special 30 day membership for $30 with all proceeds benefitting the Pot Spring Elementary School PTA. Those interested can sign up at the event or using the above email address.
When: Saturday, Jan. 19, from 5 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: acac Timonium, 110 W. Timonium Rd., 21093

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:
  • Greenwood Building A, intermediate high school artwork – through Jan. 31
  • Greenwood Building E, artwork from Logan Elementary School – through Jan. 31
  • Jefferson Building, artwork from Riderwood Elementary School – through Jan. 31
  • Pulaski Park, artwork from Glenmar, McCormick, and Wellwood elementary schools – through Jan. 15 & artwork from Elmwood and Essex elementary schools – from Jan. 16 through Feb. 15
2019 BCPS Film Expo and Film Expo Jr. – now accepting entries

What: Entries are being accepted now through March 9 for the 2019 BCPS Film Expo, and the Office of Visual Arts is hopeful that more students than ever – from more schools – will participate. This year, two new features have been added. In addition to the Historic Senator Theatre showcasing films by middle and high school finalists, these finalists also will be invited to a special master class at Stevenson University. They will spend a Saturday (date to be determined) going through the entire filmmaking process from storyboarding and scriptwriting to lighting, filming, and editing. Elementary school students will have their first opportunity to participate through the new BCPS Film Expo Jr. Films can be submitted by individual students, groups of students, or entire classes. All elementary films submitted by April 5 will be shown on BCPS-TV.Interested students should ask their visual arts teachers for more information. Detailed information about the 2019 BCPS Film Expo (deadline March 9) and a Film Expo Poster Contest (deadline Jan. 10) are available online and from visual arts teachers across the county. The 2019 Film Expo is sponsored by Rosedale Federal, The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Stevenson University, and BCPS.
Deadlines: March 9 for BCPS Film Expo
April 5 for BCPS Film Expo Jr.

UPCOMING EVENTS!

Family Literacy ESOL program

What: Family Literacy ESOLclasses help parents learnEnglish language skills for life, work, and to fully partner in their children’seducation.To participate in this tuition-free program, parents must have a child (0 -16 years old) enrolled in Baltimore County Public Schools, the Judy Center of Baltimore County, or Baltimore County Head Start. The classes are sponsored by BCPS Parent University and the CCBC Family Literacy Program. Visit here to register and for more information.
When and Where:

Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 9 a.m.
Hawthorne Elementary School, 125 Kingston Rd., 21220

Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 6 p.m.
Saint Peter Lutheran Church, 7834 Eastern Ave., 21224

Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 10 a.m.
Campfield Head Start Center. 6838 Alter St., 21207

Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 12 p.m.
North Point Library, 1716 Merritt Blvd., 21222

Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m.
Saint Stephen Lutheran Church, 901 Courtney Rd., 21227

Thursday, Jan. 24, at 12 p.m.
Randallstown Elementary School, 9013 Liberty Rd., 21133

Thursday, Jan. 24, at 6 p.m.
Baltimore Highlands Elementary School, 4200 Annapolis Rd., 21227

Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 10 a.m.
Lansdowne Library, 500 Third Ave., 21227

Come join our Career and Technology Education team!

What: Baltimore County Public Schools, the nation’s 25th largest school system, is looking for talented, dedicated teachers for Career and Technology Education courses. Candidates are sought to teach construction management, nursing, carpentry, electrical, culinary arts, CISCO, automotive services, technology education, engineering, business education, school to career, and family and consumer sciences (food and nutrition). Benefits offered by BCPS include health, dental, and vision insurance, retirement plans, and paid leave. No registration is required for the job fair. Interested candidates are asked to bring their resumes. Candidates can explore job opportunities online, or contact Tiffany Harris at 443-809-4453 or tharris4@bcps.org.
When: uesday, Jan. 22, 2019, from 4 – 6 p.m. (snow date: Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 4 – 6 p.m.)
Where: Loch Raven High School,1212 Cowpens Ave., 21286

Spanish Teacher Recruitment Event

What: Baltimore County Public Schools, the nation’s 25th largest school system, is seeking Spanish teachers interested in working with elementary, middle, or high school students. Applicants should be in a Spanish education program; a Spanish world language program, and/or be a fluent Spanish speaker holding a bachelor’s degree. Benefits offered by BCPS include health, dental, and vision insurance, retirement plans, and paid leave. No registration is required for any of these events. Applicants interviewed in the last 12 months need not attend. All interested candidates are asked to bring their resumes.
When: Thursday, Jan. 24, from 4 – 6 p.m.
Where: BCPS headquarters/Greenwood, 6901 N. Charles St., Building E, 21204
Contact: Susan Stansbury, 443.809.4146 or sstansbury@bcps.org.

Randallstown High special event to celebrate National School Choice Week 2019

What: Randallstown High School is excited to announce that its students, teachers, and staff will celebrate National School Choice Week (January 20-26) with a special spotlight pep rally. Participants will receive yellow scarves as they enter the gym. The award-winning Golden Rams, Randallstown High’s marching band, and cheerleaders will set the tone and the atmosphere of the event. Hosting the event will be members of the WRHS-TV crew (Randallstown High TV station). Speakers will include the principal, school system and local political leaders, and school alumni.
When: Thursday, Jan. 24, at 9 – 10:30 a.m.
Where: Randallstown High School, 4000 Offutt Rd., 21133
Contact: Susan Ellerbee, sellerbee@bcps.org or 443.809.0748

Maryland 529 college savings program to host parent information meetings at 6 BCPS schools

What: Maryland 529 – formerly the College Savings Plans of Maryland – has scheduled Parent Information Night meetings this winter at six Baltimore County middle schools. The meetings are open to all Baltimore County parents who are considering a college education for their children. For more information, contact the program at 1-888-4MD-GRAD or visit their website.

When & Where:

Thursday, January 24, at 7 p.m.

Dumbarton Middle School, 300 Dumbarton Rd., 21212

Tuesday, February 12, at 6 p.m.

Northwest Academy of Health Sciences, 4627 Old Court Rd., 21208

Wednesday, February 27, at 7 p.m.

Deer Park Middle Magnet School, 9830 Winands Rd., 21133
Windsor Mill Middle School, 8300 Windsor Mill Rd., 21244

Wednesday, March 13, at 6 p.m.

Middle River Middle School, 800 Middle River Rd., 21220

Monday, March 25, at 7 p.m.

Cockeysville Middle School, 10401 Greenside Dr., 21030

Support Staff Hiring Event

What: This event is open by invitation only. Those interested in attending must apply online for one or more of the following positions: Cafeteria Worker, Trainee Bus Driver, Trainee Bus Attendant, Building Service Worker or Groundsworker II. Visit the BCPS job board to apply.
When: Monday, Jan. 28
Transportation applicants: 8:30 – 11 a.m.
Grounds worker and building service worker applicants: 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Cafeteria worker applicants: 2 – 4 p.m.
Where: Hunt Valley Workforce Development Center, 11101 McCormick Road, Suite 102, 21031

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