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Release Date: 1/10/2020
Contact: Brandon Oland, 443.809.5908

BCPS News Tips: Jan. 11 - 18, 2020

Activities, events, and news from Baltimore County Public Schools

Monday, Jan. 13

Teachers: Start the new year by joining a new team – Team BCPS

What: Baltimore County Public Schools, the 25th largest school system in the nation, is hosting a Teacher Job Fair for talented, highly qualified educators interested in joining Team BCPS. The school system is recruiting for all teacher positions. Benefits include health insurance, dental and vision plans, retirement plans, and paid leave. Please direct any questions to acascio@bcps.org.
When: Monday, Jan. 13, from 4 - 6 p.m.
Where: BCPS headquarters/Greenwood, 6901 N. Charles St., Building E, 21204

Southwest Area Education Advisory Council meeting to explore Advanced Academics

What: The next meeting of the Southwest Area Education Advisory Council will explore Advanced Academics. The meeting is free and open to the public No registration is required.
When: Monday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m.
Where: Hillcrest Elementary School, 1500 Frederick Rd., 21228

More Grade 5 ballroom dancing in January

What: For the past 12 years, Baltimore County Public Schools has offered weeklong ballroom dance instruction to Grade 5 students in more than 60 schools. The lessons are taught by professional dancers/teachers of ballroom dance. According to dance resource teacher Sonia Synkowski, the program not only teaches students about the dance forms, their origins, and provides practical experience in social/partner dance, but emphasizes dance etiquette and decorum, both valuable character education components. The weeklong lessons end with inviting parents in to see their children dance and dance with them. In addition to the dates below, the remainder of the schedule can be found online.
Dates: Monday, January 13, through Friday, Jan. 17
Where & Times:
Holabird STEM Academy, 11:25 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Sandy Plains Elementary School, 9 – 9:50 a.m.

Friday, Jan. 17

Last day to enter 23rd Annual BCPS Middle School Writing Contest

What: The Senior Literary Arts Class of George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology has announced the 23rd Annual Middle School Writing Contest – and the desire of the class to see submissions from all Baltimore County middle schools. The deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Three winners in each category will be notified in April and invited to attend a special award 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. This year’s categories are short stories, poetry, creative nonfiction, and scripts. All work will be adjudicated by Carver Center’s Class of 2020 Literary Arts students. Contest rules and information about how to submit entries can be found online.

ONGOING EVENTS!

Applications available for at-large Baltimore County school board seat

What: The Baltimore County School Board Nominating Commission is accepting applications for the Board’s vacant at-large seat. The individual selected for this seat will fill the remaining vacated term, which ends December 2022. Following the 2014 and 2017 Maryland General Assembly sessions, the composition and selection of the Board of Education of Baltimore County changed. Beginning in 2018, the Board became a hybrid Board by including both appointed and elected members. Seven members of the school board are elected, while four members of the Board are appointed by the governor. The Baltimore County School Board Nominating Commission has the task of selecting nominees to recommend to the governor for the four at-large positions. The application is posted on the Baltimore County Public Schools’ website. Applications can be mailed to the Baltimore County School Board Nominating Commission, c/o Tracy Gover, 6901 N. Charles Street, Towson, MD 21204.
When: Application deadline is Friday, Jan. 31

Please take the Age-Friendly Baltimore County Survey

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!

Career and Technical Education Job Fair

What: Baltimore County Public Schools, the 25th largest school system in the nation, is hosting a Teacher Job Fair for talented, highly qualified educators interested in joining Team BCPS. The school system is recruiting for all teacher positions. Benefits include health insurance, dental and vision plans, retirement plans, and paid leave.
When: Tuesday, Jan. 21, from 4 – 6 p.m.
Where: Loch Raven High School, 1212 Cowpens Ave., 21236

Maryland 529 to host Parent Information Sessions at 7 BCPS schools

What: Maryland 529 – formerly the College Savings Plans of Maryland – has scheduled Parent Information Night sessions this winter and next spring at seven of Baltimore County’s middle schools. The meetings are open to all Baltimore County parents who are interested in learning more about the plans. For more information, contact the program at 1-888-4MD-GRAD (1-888-463-4723).
When & Where:
Thursday, January 23, at 6:30 p.m.
Catonsville Middle School, 2301 Edmondson Ave., 21228
Tuesday, February 11, at 6:30 p.m.
Northwest Academy of Health Sciences, 4627 Old Court Rd., 21208
Wednesday, February 12, at 6:30 p.m.
Hereford Middle School, 712 Corbett Rd., 21111
Loch Raven Academy, 8101 LaSalle Rd., 21286
Wednesday, March 11, at 6:30 p.m.
Stemmers Run Middle School, 201 Stemmers Run Rd., 21221
Monday, March 23, at 6:30 p.m.
Perry Hall Middle School, 4300 Ebenezer Rd., 21236
Wednesday, April 29, at 6:30 p.m.
Ridgely Middle School, 121 Ridgely Rd., 21093

Middle School Honors Concert

What: More than 240 of Baltimore County's finest student musicians will perform at the annual Baltimore County Public Schools Middle School Honors Concert. Conductors for the concert include Andrew Spang, of Howard County Public Schools, directing the Honor Band; Dr. Alyson Moore, of The Bryn Mawr School, directing the Honors Chorus; and Bonnie Zeitler, of Howard County Public Schools, directing the Honors Orchestra. There is no charge for the concert, and tickets are not required.
When: Friday, Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Perry Hall High School, 4601 Ebenezer Rd., 21236

More Grade 5 ballroom dancing during last week in January

What: For the past 12 years, Baltimore County Public Schools has offered weeklong ballroom dance instruction to Grade 5 students in more than 60 schools. The lessons are taught by professional dancers/teachers of ballroom dance. According to dance resource teacher Sonia Synkowski, the program not only teaches students about the dance forms, their origins, and provides practical experience in social/partner dance, but emphasizes dance etiquette and decorum, both valuable character education components. The weeklong lessons end with inviting parents in to see their children dance and dance with them. In addition to the dates below, the remainder of the schedule can be found online.
Dates: Monday, Jan. 27, through Friday, Jan. 31
Where & Times:
Edgemere Elementary, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Gunpowder Elementary, 9 – 10 a.m. & 10 – 11 a.m.
Oliver Beach Elementary, 2:15 – 3:05 p.m.
Pinewood Elementary, 9:50 – 10:40 a.m.
Reisterstown Elementary, 9:30 – 10:20 a.m.

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