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Release Date: 10/3/2019
Contact: Brandon Oland, 443.809.5908

BCPS News Tips: Oct. 5 - 12, 2019

Activities, events, and news from Baltimore County Public Schools

Sunday, Oct. 6

Students, staff invited to participate in Out of the Darkness Walk

What: In the 2019-2020 BCPS Mind Over Matters campaign, the focus for September was suicide prevention, including resources for students and staff. Students and staff are invited to participate in the Out of the Darkness Baltimore Walk, which is aimed at raising awareness about suicide and community resources. Registration is free and open to the public. Anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Students and staff interested in walking as part of Team BCPS should look for the Team BCPS flag at the event start. Walk donations will be accepted until December 31, 2019. The event is a fundraiser for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
When: Sunday, Oct. 6, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Where: West Shore Park, 401 Light St., 21202

Monday, Oct. 7

Kindness Matters Month continues

What: Throughout October, BCPS is celebrating Kindness Matters Month. The goal is to engage students, staff, and other stakeholders in setting and maintaining a positive tone in BCPS schools and offices throughout the year. Each week will have a different theme. Oct. 7 – 11 will focus on Being an Upstander instead of a Bystander. Oct. 14 – 18 will explore Preventing Cyberbullying. Oct. 21 – 25 is Kindness Matters Week.
When: Throughout October
Where: All BCPS schools, centers, and programs

Magnet showcase event at Sollers Point Technical High

What: Throughout October, schools will host magnet showcase events so that prospective students and their parents can learn more before applying for the 2020-2021. Sollers Point will present its Academy of Health Professions; Automotive Service Technology; Baking & Pastry; Biomedical Sciences; Building & Construction Technology; Cosmetology; Culinary Arts; Diesel Truck and Power Systems; Information Technology/Computer Science & Networking programs. Registration is not required.
When: Monday, Oct. 7, at 5, 5:30, & 6 p.m. (same information will be provided at all sessions)
Where: Sollers Point Technical High School, 1901 Delvale Ave., 21222

Tuesday, Oct. 8

Magnet showcase event at Southwest Academy

What: Throughout October, schools will host magnet showcase events so that prospective students and their parents can learn more before applying for the 2020-2021. Southwest Academy will present its science and engineering magnet programs. Registration is not required.
When: Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m.
Where: Southwest Academy, 6200 Johnnycake Rd., 21207

Wednesday, Oct. 9

Community Conversation with Supt. Williams at Woodlawn High

What: Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams is hosting a series of Community Conversations this fall. These informal gatherings are an opportunity for community members to get to know the superintendent and to share their ideas and priorities for the school system. Child care is available for toilet-trained children ages 4 and up, courtesy of Open Door Before and After School Care.
When: Wednesday, October 9, from 6 – 7 p.m.
Where: Woodlawn High School, 1801 Woodlawn Dr., 21207

Thursday, Oct. 10

Community Conversation with Supt. Williams at Owings Mills High

What: Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams is hosting a series of Community Conversations this fall. These informal gatherings are an opportunity for community members to get to know the superintendent and to share their ideas and priorities for the school system. Child care is available for toilet-trained children ages 4 and up, courtesy of Open Door Before and After School Care.
When: Thursday, October 10, from 6 – 7 p.m.
Where: Owings Mills High School, 124 Tollgate Rd., 21117

Magnet showcase event at Western School of Technology & Environmental Science

What: Throughout October, schools will host magnet showcase events so that prospective students and their parents can learn more before applying for the 2020-2021. Western School of Technology & Environmental Science will present its Academy of Health Professions; Automotive Service Technology; Cosmetology; Culinary Arts; Environmental Science; Environmental Technology; Graphic/Print Communications; Information Technology/Computer Science & Networking; Mechanical Construction/Plumbing Careers; and Sports Science Academy magnet programs. Registration is not required.
When: Thursday, Oct. 10, from 6 – 8 p.m.
Where: Western School of Technology & Environmental Science, 100 Kenwood Ave., 21228

Saturday, Oct. 12

Magnet showcase event at Milford Mill Academy

What: Throughout October, schools will host magnet showcase events so that prospective students and their parents can learn more before applying for the 2020-2021. Milford Mill Academy will present its Acting; Automotive Service Technology; Building & Construction Technology; Cosmetology; Dance; Design & Production; Instrumental Music (band and strings); Literary Arts; Visual Arts; Vocal Music magnet programs. Registration is not required.
When: Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: Milford Mill Academy, 3800 Washington Ave., 21244

ONGOING EVENTS!

New Town High seeks 600+ volunteers to help pack meals for those in need

What: More than 600 volunteers are sought to join New Town High School students and UPS at a Saturday, Oct. 19, meal packing event forFeed My Starving Children. Volunteers, who are welcome to participate as individuals or as family/faith/school teams, are asked toregister onlinefor two-hour slots. The goal of the event is to pack more than 101,000 meals for children in need around the world. This is the second year for New Town students in the International Studies Magnet Program, along with adult teachers and parents, to participate in the UPS Mobile Packing Event. Last October, with 260 volunteers, UPS and New Town High packed 101,088meals.

Math Homework Helpers is back every Wednesday

What: For more than two decades, the live call-in show, Math Homework Helpers on BCPS-TV, has been helping Baltimore County Public Schools students with their math homework. The new season again features two math educators as hosts and a fun-loving puppet for some comic relief. Intended for students in Grades K-6, children may call in – at 410-410-494-1459 – to get help with their math homework live on the air. Prizes are awarded to all callers as a fun incentive.
When: Every Wednesday, from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Where: Comcast Xfinity channel 73 or Verizon FiOS 34 in Baltimore County

Teacher as Artist exhibit at Greenwood

What: The annual Teacher as Artist exhibit showcases works by 35 BCPS visual arts teachers. The exhibit showcases pieces teachers made during summer professional development opportunities and through their ongoing art practices.
When: through Oct. 31
Where: BCPS headquarters/Greenwood, Administration Bldg., 6901 N. Charles St., 21204

UPCOMING EVENTS!

District VI Golf Tournament

When: Oct. 15, from 1 – 5 p.m.
Where: Fox Hollow Golf Course, 1 Cardigan Rd., 21093

Magnet Showcase Events

What: Students and their families interested in learning more about magnet program options for the 2020-2021 school year are invited to attend magnet showcase events throughout October. Schools offering more than one session will present the same information at both sessions. The following events are upcoming:
Elementary Schools
  • Chatsworth School (STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) – Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Cromwell Valley Regional Magnet School (STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) – Thursday, Oct. 25, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Wellwood International School (International Studies) – Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Woodmoor Elementary School (International Studies) – Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Middle Schools
  • Deep Creek Middle School (21st Century Digital-age Learning) – Thursday, Oct. 17, from 6 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Deer Park Middle Magnet School (Earth/Space Science; Fine Arts – Dance, Instrumental Music, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts, and Vocal music; Mass Communications; Spanish Language) – Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m.
  • Golden Ring Middle School (Health Sciences) – Monday, Oct. 21, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Lansdowne Middle School (Career and Professional Studies) – Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 5:30 p.m.
  • Loch Raven Technical Academy (Conservation Sciences; Law and Finance; Performing Arts Exploration; Visual Arts) – Monday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m.
  • Middle River Middle School (International Studies) – Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.
  • Northwest Academy of Health Sciences (Health Sciences) – Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 5:30 p.m.
  • Stemmers Run Middle School (International Studies) – Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 6 – 8 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) – Thursday, Oct. 24, at 5:30 p.m.
  • Windsor Mill Middle School (International Studies) – Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 5 – 7 p.m.
High Schools
  • Chesapeake High School STEM Academy (Academy of Arts, Multimedia & Communications; Academy of Business & Information Technology; Academy of Leadership and Humanities; Academy of Science, Engineering & Mathematics) – Thursday, Oct. 24, from 5 – 7 p.m.
  • Eastern Technical High School (Academy of Health Professions; Building & Construction Technology; Culinary Arts; Engineering Careers; Information Technology/Networking; Interactive Media Production; Law & Public Policy; Teacher Academy of Maryland) – Thursday, Oct. 17, from 6 – 8 p.m.
  • George Washington Carver Center for Arts & Technology (Acting; Carpentry Careers; Cosmetology; Culinary Arts; Dance; Design & Production; Digital Instrumental Music; Information Technology & Interactive Media Production; Literary Arts; Visual Arts; Vocal Music) – Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 5 – 7 p.m.
  • Kenwood High School (International Baccalaureate; Sports Science Academy) – Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m.
  • New Town High School (International studies) – Thursday, Oct. 17, at 6:30 p.m.
  • Overlea High School (Health Sciences)—Monday, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m.
  • Parkville High School (Math, Science & Computer Science; Teacher Academy of Maryland) – Wednesday, Oct. 23, 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) – Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 6 p.m.
  • Sparrows Point High School (Environmental Science) – Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 6 p.m.
  • Towson High School (Law & Public Policy) – Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 6 p.m.
  • Woodlawn High School (Early College; Mathematics, Science & Pre-Engineering) – Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m.
Community Conversations with Supt. Williams continue

What: Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams is hosting a series of Community Conversations this fall. These informal gatherings are an opportunity for community members to get to know the superintendent and to share their ideas and priorities for the school system. Child care is available for toilet-trained children ages 4 and up, courtesy of Open Door Before and After School Care.
When & Where:
All sessions run from 6 – 7 p.m.
  • Monday, October 14, Chesapeake High School, 1801 Turkey Point Rd., 21221
  • Tuesday, October 15, Perry Hall High School, 4601 Ebenezer Rd., 21236
  • Monday, October 21, Catonsville High School ,421 Bloomsbury Ave., 21228
  • Thursday, October 24, Pikesville High School, 7621 Labyrinth Rd., 21208
  • Tuesday, October 29, George Washington Carver Center for Arts & Technology, 938 York Rd., 21204
Special Education Resource Center workshop: Overcoming Depression: Functional Coping Skills for Teens & Tweens

What: The BCPS Special Education Resource Center and Office of Special Education are offering a free workshop on Overcoming Depression: Functional Coping Skills for Teens and Tweens. Register at 410-887-5443 or serc@bcps.org.
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
When & Where:
Oct. 16 – Pikesville Library 1301 Reisterstown Rd. 21208
Oct. 23 – White Marsh Library 8133 Sandpiper Cir. 21236
Nov. 6 – Arbutus Library 855 Sulphur Spring Rd. 21227
Nov. 20 – North Point Library 1716 Merritt Blvd. 21222

Minority-owned and small businesses invited to Meet the Primes 2019 event

What: Leaders of Small and Minority Business Enterprises are invited to the 11th annual
Meet the Primes event hosted by Baltimore County Public Schools and Baltimore County Government and agencies, along with the Baltimore Metropolitan Council. At this free business-to-business networking event, minority and small business subcontractors can connect with prime bidders and forge new partnerships. More than 120 exhibitors will be present including prime bidders on solicitations from BCPS and other local and state agencies. Representatives from government agencies will offer information on business opportunities for both bidders and subcontractors. Business representatives are encouraged to bring their statements of capabilities and business cards. Registration is encouraged; registration is open through Sunday, Oct. 6. Walk-ins are welcome. Those who register before the event will be contacted to schedule one-on-one matching sessions through the Maryland-Washington Minority Companies Association. The intent of the 5-minute one-on-one meetings is to provide small business owners with exclusive time to discuss products and services with procurement officials, buyers, and decision makers.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: Maryland State Fairgrounds, Exhibition Hall, 2200 York Rd., 21093
Contact: Robert Ball at 443-809-4334, or Carla Tucker at 410-887-3119

Golden Ring Middle hosts art show fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

What: Golden Ring Middle School’s student-driven art program, Art for a Cause, provides students an opportunity to use their artwork to make meaningful changes and bring social awareness to issues that affect their community. The group’s 5th Annual Art Show Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness Month raises money for a local breast cancer organization.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Where: Golden Ring Middle School, 6700 Kenwood Ave., 21237

Spanish students at Golden Ring Middle to make lanterns for annual parade

What: Golden Ring Middle School Spanish students will engage in a culturally-rich lantern-making workshop with the Baltimore City-based Creative Alliance.Students will engage in this arts integration opportunity during the school day with guidance from Creative Alliance artists.Students will build basic lantern structures and decorate them. Students will be invited to attend the Creative Alliance’s 20th anniversary Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival in Patterson Park and march along with their handmade lanterns. Through the generosity of the Creative Alliance, all materials and instruction will be provided to students. This unique opportunity has been made available to Golden Ring Middle School Spanish students through a partnership among the BCPS Offices of World Languages and Social Studies and the Baltimore City-based Creative Alliance.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 16 (contact the school for exact times)
Where: Golden Ring Middle School, 6700 Kenwood Ave., 21237

Cross Country County Championship (middle and high school)

When: Saturday, Oct. 19, all day
Where: TBA

Field Hockey County Championship

When: Saturday, Oct. 19, all day
Where: TBA

Middle and High School Bullying Awareness Event

What: As part of Kindness Matters/Bullying Prevention Month activities, BCPS will host two bullying awareness events. One will bring together representatives of all BCPS middle schools and the other will unite representatives of all BCPS high schools.
When: Middle schools: Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
High schools: Thursday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: Towson American Legion, 125 York Rd., 21204

Marching Band Showcase

When: Sunday, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m.
Where: Woodlawn High School, 1801 Woodlawn Dr., 21207

Teacher Job Fair – Come join our team!

What: BCPS, the 25th largest school system in the nation, is seeking talented, dedicated teachers to join our team. The school system is recruiting for all teacher positions including science, math, technology education, English, social studies, special education, and elementary education. Benefits include health insurance, dental and vision plans, retirement plans, and paid leave. Any questions should be directed to acasio@bcps.org.
When: Monday, Oct. 28, from 4 – 6 p.m.
Where: Loch Raven High School, 1212 Cowpens Ave., 21286

BCPS Equity/Cultural Proficiency Dept. to co-host Maryland Cultural Proficiency Conference

What: Staff in the BCPS Department of Equity and Cultural Proficiency will co-host the 2019 Maryland Cultural Proficiency Conference. The theme is The Time Is Now: Fortifying the Equity Pipeline. The distinguished educators and leaders who will be keynote speakers are Dr. Kendra V. Johnson, community superintendent for Howard County Public Schools, and Dayvon Love, director of public policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle. The conference will also feature a thought-provoking panel that includes BCPS Teacher of the Year Kristen Nielsen and Bianca Crockett, kindergarten teacher, Battle Grove Elementary School. The registration fee includes a reception, continental breakfast, and lunch. Early bird registration for BCPS employees is $200 until Friday, Sept. 27, and will increase to $250. Interested staff may register by visiting the Maryland Cultural Proficiency Conference website or by contacting the Department of Equity & Cultural Proficiency to obtain a registration form. Other conference co-hosts are Baltimore City Public Schools, Community College of Baltimore County, Loyola University Maryland, Morgan State University, Notre Dame of Maryland University, the Y of Central Maryland, and the University of Maryland School of Social Work.
When: Tuesday and Wednesday, October 29-30, from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Morgan State University, 1700 E. Cold Spring Ln., 21251

Special Education Resource Center workshop: Giving a Fish a Bath Parent Workshop

What: The BCPS Special Education Resource Center is hosting a free forum featuring speaker Frank Kros for parents interested in learning more about how the adolescent mind works. For information or to register, call 410-887-5443 or email serc@bcps.org
When: Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 6 – 8 p.m.
Where: BCPS headquarters/Greenwood, 6901 N. Charles St., Building E., Room 114, 21204

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