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Release Date: 2/7/2020
Contact: Dept. of Communications/Community Outreach, 443.809.5908

BCPS News Tips: Feb. 8 - 15, 2020

Activities, events, and news from Baltimore County Public Schools

Saturday, Feb. 8

BCPS efforts to recruit bilingual teachers from Puerto Rico continue

What: Representatives from Baltimore County Public Schools are traveling to Puerto Rico to recruit bilingual teachers of Spanish, secondary math, and secondary science. Baltimore County is the 25thlargest school system in the nation, with a growing student enrollment of more than 115,000 diverse students, and more than 18,000 employees including over 9,800 teachers. Those interested in applying are asked to apply online. All applications will be given consideration for a pre-scheduled interview time. Starting salaries range from $49,472 to $90,328, based on education and years of teaching experience. Benefits include health insurance, dental and vision plans, retirement plans, and paid leave. For additional information, contact Susan Stansbury, human resources officer, at 443-809-4146 or sstansbury@bcps.org.
Recruitment events:
Saturday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Punta Borinquen Resort, Aguadilla
90 Wing Rd., Aguadilla Pueblo, Aguadilla 00603

Sunday, Feb. 9, from 2 – 5 p.m. &
Monday, Feb. 10, from 3 – 7 p.m.
DoubleTree by Hilton, San Juan
105 Avenida de Diego, San Juan, 00911

JV Wrestling County Championship

When: Saturday, Feb. 8 (all day)
Where: Hereford High School, 17301 York Rd. 21120

3rd Annual Dance Your Heart Out Charity Concert

What: As part of Baltimore County’s Take A Leap dance celebration, dancers from The Moving Company Ensembles, Hereford High School Dance Company, Dulaney High School Dance Company, and Sudbrook Middle Magnet Dancers will perform to benefit the One Love Foundation. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 children under 8, free children under 3. Tickets available at the door.
When: Saturday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m.
Where: Hereford High School, 17301 York Rd., 21120

Monday, Feb. 10

Pikesville High celebrates Black History Month

What: The Black History Month Committee at Pikesville High School has planned activities throughout the month of February in honor of Black History Month. In addition to these events in the library, there are special morning announcements, a large 2nd floor display and HBCU posters on the 1st floor.
When: Monday, Feb. 10– Student voting drive.
Where: Pikesville High School, 7621 Labyrinth Rd., 21208

Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee meeting on transitions

What: The next meeting of the Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee will focus on transitions. No registration is required.
When: Monday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m.
Where: BCPS headquarters/Greenwood, 6901 N. Charles St., Building E, Room 114, 21204

Southwest Area Education Advisory Council to meet

What: The Southwest Area Education Advisory Council will meet.
When: Monday, Feb. 10, from 7 – 8:15 p.m.
Where: Hillcrest Elementary School, 1500 Frederick Rd., 21228

Tuesday, Feb. 11

BCPS to host Black Saga westside and middle school regionals

What: The public is invited to attend the regionals and finals of the annual BCPS Black Saga Competition. Teams from elementary and middle schools from across the county will compete in a demonstration of their knowledge of African American history and culture. The keynote speaker for the regionals will be Douglas Handy, director of the Office of Career and Technical Education and Fine Arts. The regionals are free and open to the public.
When: Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 4 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Loch Raven High School, 1212 Cowpens Ave., 21286

Pikesville High celebrates Black History Month

What: The Black History Month Committee at Pikesville High School has planned activities throughout the month of February in honor of Black History Month. In addition to these events in the library, there are special morning announcements, a large 2nd floor display, and HBCU posters on the 1st floor.
When: Tuesday, Feb. 11– Student voting drive
Where: Pikesville High School, 7621 Labyrinth Rd., 21208

Maryland 529 to host Parent Information Sessions at BCPS schools

What: Maryland 529 – formerly the College Savings Plans of Maryland – has scheduled Parent Information Night sessions this winter and next spring at several BCPS 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: Tuesday, February 11, at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Northwest Academy of Health Sciences, 4627 Old Court Rd., 21208

Wednesday, Feb. 12

BCPS to host Black Saga eastside regional

What: The public is invited to attend the regionals and finals of the annual BCPS Black Saga Competition. Teams from elementary and middle schools from across the county will compete in a demonstration of their knowledge of African American history and culture. The keynote speaker for the regionals will be Douglas Handy, director of the Office of Career and Technical Education and Fine Arts. The regionals are free and open to the public.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 5:15 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Loch Raven High School, 1212 Cowpens Ave., 21286

Maryland 529 to host Parent Information Sessions at BCPS schools

What: Maryland 529 – formerly the College Savings Plans of Maryland – has scheduled Parent Information Night sessions this winter and next spring at several BCPS 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: Wednesday, February 12, at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Hereford Middle School, 712 Corbett Rd., 21111
Loch Raven Academy, 8101 LaSalle Rd., 21286

Pikesville High celebrates Black History Month

What: The Black History Month Committee at Pikesville High School has planned activities throughout the month of February in honor of Black History Month. In addition to these events in the library, there are special morning announcements, a large 2nd floor display and HBCU posters on the 1st floor.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 12– Wear black to represent unity among the African diaspora.
Where: Pikesville High School, 7621 Labyrinth Rd., 21208


What: As part of Baltimore County’s Take a Leap dance celebration, BCPS students will participate in Baltimore Dances. From West African to contemporary ballet, the artists and dance companies selected to perform in this professional dance showcase representing the best and brightest of the local dance community. Dancers from New Town and Owings Mills high schools will perform as a pre-show for this showcase. Tickets: $22 in advance, $27 at the door.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave., 21117

BCPS Western Conference Allied Bowling Championship

When: Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 3:15 p.m.
Where: AMF Woodlawn Lanes, 6410 Security Blvd., 21207

Thursday, Feb. 13

Edmondson Heights Elementary to host Family Math Night

What: Edmondson Heights Elementary is gearing up for its second annual Family Math Night. The evening will feature a Math Escape Room. Families and students will use their knowledge of mathematics to solve puzzles and riddles to escape from the room. Families will also learn fun and easy math games that they can complete at home. Dinner will also be provided.
What: Thursday, Feb. 13, from 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Edmondson Heights Elementary School, 1600 Langford Rd., 21207

Pikesville High celebrates Black History Month

What: The Black History Month Committee at Pikesville High School has planned activities throughout the month of February in honor of Black History Month. In addition to these events in the library, there are special morning announcements, a large 2nd floor display and HBCU posters on the 1st floor.
When: Thursday, Feb. 13– Coloring during all lunch shifts.
Where: Pikesville High School, 7621 Labyrinth Rd., 21208

BCPS Eastern Conference Allied Bowling Championship

When: Thursday, Feb. 13, at 3:15 p.m.
Where: AMF Perry Hall Lanes, 4359 Ebenezer Rd., 21236

Friday, Feb. 14

Pikesville High celebrates Black History Month
What: The Black History Month Committee at Pikesville High School has planned activities throughout the month of February in honor of Black History Month. In addition to these events in the library, there are special morning announcements, a large 2nd floor display and HBCU posters on the 1st floor.
When: Friday, Feb. 14– Maya Angelou tribute.
Where: Pikesville High School, 7621 Labyrinth Rd., 21208

ONGOING EVENTS!

The BCPS Stakeholder Survey continues. Have you taken it?
What: Once each year, BCPS asks its stakeholders – students in Grades 3-12, parents/caregivers, community members, and all staff – to help shape our future and let us know how we are doing. The survey takes five minutes or less to complete and is anonymous. It is available in 16 languages and can be taken on a phone, tablet, or computer.
When: through March 1
Where: The BCPS website

Scholarship loans available for students interested in teaching

What: Through the BCPS Scholarship Loan Program, BCPS students can apply for a loan scholarship worth $4,000 per year for up to four years. Renewal awards are automatic, pending transcript verification of grade point average (in good academic standing) and full-time status. The award may be used for tuition, fees, books, or educational supplies. The application and a fact sheet about the program are available online. To apply, BCPS high school seniors must have a minimum GPA of 2.80 and submit an application accompanied with a resume documenting school and community activities and three letters of recommendation. Once accepted into the program, recipients must sign a promissory note, agreeing to teach full-time in a Baltimore County public school, one year for each year of the award; enroll full-time in an approved teacher education program at a Maryland institution; maintain Maryland residency; and begin employment within six months of college graduation. Failure to maintain eligibility for the award based on GPA, full-time status or Maryland residency requirement, will require that the recipient repay the scholarship. The BCPS Office of Human Resources will notify scholarship recipients of their award by April 1, 2020. For more information, please contact Carla Simons at csimons@bcps.org.
Application deadline: Monday, March 2

UPCOMING EVENTS!

Presidents’ Day 2020 is a regular school day for BCPS

What: The Maryland State Board of Education approved a request from BCPS to make Presidents’ Day (Monday, Feb. 17) a regular school day, with all schools and offices open. This change is in accordance with the 2019-2020 school calendar, and the planned use of emergency closure make-up days. Opening schools on Feb. 17 will make up for the school system’s emergency closure of schools on Dec. 16, 2019.
When: Monday, Feb. 17

Pikesville High celebrates Black History Month

What: The Black History Month Committee at Pikesville High School has planned activities throughout the month of February in honor of Black History Month. In addition to these events in the library, there are special morning announcements, a large 2nd floor display and HBCU posters on the 1st floor.
When: Monday, Feb. 17– Read about Medgar Evers.
Tuesday, Feb. 18– Write a letter to Martin Luther King Jr. and submit at lunch in library.
Wednesday, Feb. 19– Wear green to represent the economic success and prosperity of
black people.

Thursday, Feb. 20– Historical character debate, Pd. 4B.

Monday, Feb. 24– Trivia during all lunches.

Wednesday, Feb. 26– Poetry slam, Pd. 4B. Dress up like or wear clothing depicting someone you consider a black hero.

Thursday, Feb. 27– Theater students present “Voices of Inspiration” during all lunch shifts.
Where: Pikesville High School, 7621 Labyrinth Rd., 21208

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Assembly at Sparrows Point High

What: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society-funded researcher Dr. Feyruz Rassool from the University of Maryland School of Medicine will be the featured speaker for this assembly. In addition, the assembly will feature student performances. This assembly is the kickoff to the school’s annual fundraising campaign. Each year, they aim to raise $10,000 for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society research!
When: Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 9 a.m.
Where: Sparrows Point High School, 7400 North Point Rd., 21219

Special Education Resource Center Workshop: Building Connections and Social Opportunities for our Students and Children

What: The BCPS Special Education Resource Center and Office of Special Education offer free workshops designed to address parent and caregiver needs to care for themselves, their family, and their child. The target audience is parents/caregivers of children with behavioral health issues. Please register at 410-887-5443 or serc@bcps.org .
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Date & Location:
Wednesday, Feb. 19 - North Point branch of Baltimore County Public Library
Monday, Feb. 24 - Arbutus branch of Baltimore County Public Library

Catonsville Middle School to host Diversity Night

When: Thursday, Feb. 20, from 6-8 p.m.
Where: Catonsville Middle School, 2301 Edmondson Ave., 21228

Eastern Technical High School to host its annual Cultural Coalescence

What: The annual Eastern Technical High School Cultural Coalescence enables students to enlighten their fellow students about diversity and celebrate their cultures from all over the world.
When: Thursday, Feb. 20, and Friday, Feb. 21, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 11:30-1:30 p.m.
Where: Eastern Technical High School, 110 Mace Ave., 21221

Wrestling championships

When & Where:
Friday, Feb. 21 (all day)
Wrestling County Championship, New Town High School, 4931 New Town Blvd., 21117
Saturday, Feb. 22 (all day)
Wrestling County Championship, New Town High School, 4931 New Town Blvd., 21117

BCPS to host Black Saga countywide finals

What: The public is invited to attend the finals of the annual BCPS Black Saga Competition. Teams from elementary and middle schools from across the county will compete in a demonstration of their knowledge of African American history and culture. The keynote speaker for the finals will be Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams. The finals are free and open to the public.
When: Saturday, Feb. 22, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: Loch Raven High School, 1212 Cowpens Ave., 21286

Southeast Area Education Advisory Council to meet

What: The Southeast Area Education Advisory Council will meet. The topic is vocational programs.
When: Monday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m.
Where: Dundalk High School library, 1901 Delvale Ave., 21222

BCSC visits Annapolis

What: Students from the Executive Board of the Baltimore County Student Councils will visit Annapolis to meet with elected officials during legislative session including Speaker of the House of Delegates Adrienne Jones and Delegate Pat Young.
When: Tuesday, Feb. 25

Side by Side Concert at BSO

What: Faculty and staff are invited to attend the Baltimore County Public Schools’ Side by Side Concert with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO). The concert will feature the talents of 45 outstanding BCPS high school musicians performing alongside members of the BSO. Repertoire for the concert will include the Academic Festival Overture by Brahms, the fourth movement of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, and music from The Avengers by Silvestri, arranged by Pellett. The concert will also include Goossens’ Oboe Concerto in One Movement, performed by 2020 Youth Soloist Kara Poling from Franklin High School. If interested in attending this concert, contact staff in the Office of Music and Dance Education at 443-809-9735 or via e-mail to Dr. Brian Schneckenburger to reserve your seats (required for this event) no later than Friday, February 21, 2020.
When: Tuesday, Feb. 25, 11 a.m.
Where: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., 21201

Varsity and JV Basketball Championships

When: Tuesday, Feb. 25
Where: Towson University SECU Arena, 8000 York Rd., 21252

Black History Month Program at Hebbville Elementary

What: Hebbville Elementary invites the community to enjoy an evening of information, dancing, singing, and poetry as students and staff celebrate Black History Month.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Where: Hebbville Elementary School, 3335 Washington Ave., 21244

American Red Cross Blood Drive at Randallstown High

What: Randallstown High School will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive. To schedule your lifesaving donation, contact Mrs. Boxley at kboxley@bcps.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS. To save 15 minutes during your donation, please consider RapidPass .
When: Thursday, Feb. 27, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Randallstown High School auditorium, 4000 Offutt Rd., 21133

BCPS Special Education Job Fair

What: BCPS is seeking to hire is seeking to hire: special education teachers, teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing, teachers of the visually impaired, speech pathologists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists. Screening interviews will be conducted for qualified applicants for the 2020-2021 school year. Employee benefits information will be available at the job fair. Those interested in applying are asked to apply online . For additional information, call 443-809-4605 or email sbarbieri@bcps.org . In case of inclement weather, if BCPS is opening one or two hours late, the interviews will be held on time. Snow date to be determined. The Holiday Inn will offer a special lodging rate for those staying overnight. For reservations, please call 800-235-3297 and indicate that you are attending the Special Education Job Fair for Baltimore County Public Schools.
When: Friday, Feb. 28, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Holiday Inn, 9615 Deereco Rd., 21093

Maryland 529 to host Parent Information Sessions at BCPS schools

What: Maryland 529 – formerly the College Savings Plans of Maryland – has scheduled Parent Information Night sessions this winter and next spring at several BCPS 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:
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

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