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Release Date: 11/21/2019
Contact: Brandon Oland, 443.809.5908

BCPS News Tips: Nov. 23 - 30, 2019

Activities, events, and news from Baltimore County Public Schools

Saturday, Nov. 23

Eastern Tech’s Turkey Trot

What:Eastern Technical High School invites the public to attend a Turkey Trot, sponsored by the school’s Athletic Boosters and Team Inspire.The event is a fundraiser, and the proceeds will be donated to the Caribbean Hurricane Relief.For further information, please contact Elizabeth Goodman at egoodman3@bcps.org.
When: Saturday, Nov. 23 at 8 a.m.
Where: Eastern Technical High School, 1100 Mace Ave., 21221

MASC Fall Leadership Conference

What: More than 700 student council leaders from across the state will gather for a daylong leadership conference coordinated by the Maryland Association of Student Councils, and hosted by Perry Hall High and Perry Hall Middle schools.
When: Saturday, Nov. 23, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Perry Hall High School, 4601 Ebenezer Rd., 21236

Model UN Conference at Catonsville High School

What: Catonsville High School is hosting its first ever Model UN conference. The conference will be BCPS-student-run and more than 40 participants are expected. Most participants will be from Catonsville High School but small delegations from Arundel High and Calvert Hall College High schools will also participate. Students will be debating climate change, the European border crisis and there is a “fun” committee that places students in the Hunger Games. The Model United Nations Program gives students the opportunity to practice and advance their writing, research, oral presentation, and debate skills. Student pairs are assigned a country to represent and respond to a detailed scenario. Through their role-playing with others, students advance their problem-solving capabilities, presenting, debating, and supporting solutions using United Nation's committees, functions, and processes. They also compete for various writing and oral presentation awards. This year's scenario had students grappling with the international impacts of civil wars and conflicts.
When: Saturday, Nov. 23
Where: Catonsville High School, 421 Bloomsbury Ave., 21228

Dulaney High School Robotics Royal Rumble Vex Robotics Competition

What: Volunteers are sought to assist with this robotics competition. The signup form is online.
When: Saturday, Nov. 23, all day
Where: Dulaney High School, 255 Padonia Rd., 21093

Monday, Nov. 25

Zen Den at Vincent Farm Elementary

What: Vincent Farm Elementary is hosting a Zen Den Assembly. The physical education teacher has been teaching a class this year called Collaborative Arts, which has become students’ additional special area class. They have been working on “focus and mindset” while practicing yoga.During the assembly, 250 children will be participating in yoga in the school café all while demonstrating mindfulness and focus.
When: Monday, Nov. 25, at 3 p.m.
Where: Vincent Farm Elementary School, 6019 Ebenezer Rd., 21162

BCPS Finance Fair Pilot

What: A partnership among BCPS, SECU Maryland Foundation, and First Financial Federal Credit Union has created a pilot finance fair for BCPS high school students. Selected seniors from Dulaney, Dundalk, Hereford, Overlea, Perry Hall, Pikesville, Sparrows Point, Towson, and Woodlawn high schools will participate. During the finance fair, students will simulate a month in the life of a working adult. The intent is for students to walk away with tangible outcomes and a unique perspective of “life after graduation.”
When: Monday, Nov. 25, from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: CCBC Dundalk, Community Center, 7200 Sollers Point Rd., 21222

Wednesday, Nov. 27

Alumni Career Day at Catonsville High School

What: On Catonsville High School’s AlumniCareer Day, Catonsville alumni, now employed in careers of ALL types, will return to the school to educate students about career options as well as options for college, military, vocational schools,and more.The school’s steel drum band will perform.
When: Wednesday, Nov. 27
Where: Catonsville High School, 421 Bloomsbury Ave., 21228

ONGOING EVENTS!

Please take Age-Friendly Baltimore Countysurvey

What: County Executive Johnny Olszewski and the Department of Aging are embarking upon a new and exciting initiative that will make our County age-friendly. The goal of this initiative is to improve the quality of life for all County residents, regardless of age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, and cultural backgrounds. How will we accomplish this undertaking? With your help. Please provide your input to this exciting project by completing the Age Friendly Baltimore County Survey.Learn more about what age-friendly means.

UPCOMING EVENTS!

Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee meeting with Supt. Williams

What: This meeting of the Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee will feature BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams. The meeting is free and open to the public and no registration is required.
When: Monday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m.
Where: BCPS headquarters/Greenwood, 6901 N. Charles St., Bldg. E, Room 114, 21204

U.S. Army High School Challenge to visit Lansdowne and Owings Mills high schools

What: According to the U.S. Army’s website, “the High School Challenge tours the country connecting recruiters with top performing schools, students, and educators. The High School Challenge is designed as a hands-on engagement experience, exposing students to scenarios that require agile problem-solving skills and physical strength, similar to the challenges today's Army Soldiers encounter on the mission field.”
When & Where:
Tuesday, Dec. 3, and Wednesday, Dec. 4
Lansdowne High School, 3800 Hollins Ferry Rd., 21227

Thursday, Dec. 5
Owings Mills High School, 124 Tollgate Rd., 21117

Superintendent’s Student Town Halls

What: Twice a year, Superintendent Williams hosts a Student Town Hall, with separate gatherings for middle school and high school students. The event is designed to encourage a free-flowing, student-directed discussion. This student town hall will involve students from 23 schools in the southwest and northwest areas and four schools in the central area.
When: Wednesday, Dec. 4
High school town hall: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Middle school town hall: 12 – 1 p.m.
Where: Owings Mills High School, 124 Tollgate Rd., 21117

Gifted and Talented Citizens Advisory Committee meeting with Supt. Williams

What: This meeting of the Gifted and Talented Citizens Advisory Committee will feature BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams. The meeting is free and open to the public and no registration is required.
When: Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m.
Where: BCPS headquarters/Greenwood, 6901 N. Charles St., Bldg. E, Room 114, 21204

Annual Blue and White Game at Southwest Academy

What: Southwest Academy will host its Annual Blue and White game, the basketball season opener, featuring performances from the Marching Tigers, Southwest Academy Cheer Squad, and the Southwest Academy Dance Team.
When: Friday, Dec. 6
Where: Southwest Academy, 6200 Johnnycake Rd., 21207

67 Cinderellas to be performed at Loch Raven Technical

What: Loch Raven Technical Academy has an esteemed performing arts magnet program. This winter season, magnet students will perform 67 Cinderellas in the Wishing Star Theater. In this new take on the old tale, Cinderella frees herself and takes back her father’s property using her own wits.
When: Friday, Dec. 6, & Saturday, Dec. 7
Where: Loch Raven Technical Academy, 8101 LaSalle Rd., 21286

Southwest Area Education Advisory Council meeting on assessments

What: This meeting of the Southwest Area Education Advisory Council will focus on assessments. The meeting is free and open to the public and no registration is required.
When: Monday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m.
Where: Woodmoor Elementary School, 3200 Elba Dr., 21207

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