Release Date: 11/9/2017
Contact: Office of Communications, 443.809.5908

BCPS News Tips: Nov. 11 – 18, 2017

Activities, events, and news from Baltimore County Public Schools

Saturday, Nov. 11

2nd Annual IQ Fall Classic Robotics Tournament

What: Lyons Mill Elementary will host the 2nd Annual IQ Fall Classic Robotics Tournament. The VEX IQ Challenge, presented by the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation, provides students ages 8 through 14 with robotics challenges that enhance STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) skills through teamwork, critical thinking, and hands-on learning. More than 100 students will participate including 34 teams from nine BCPS elementary and middle schools.
When: Saturday, Nov. 11, from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Lyons Mill Elementary School, 9435 Lyons Mill Rd., 21117
Contact: Brendan Penn, bpenn@bcps.org, or Michael Mcintyre, mmcintyre@bcps.org

Visit the BCPS Parentmobile at Crossroads Center

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: Saturday, Nov. 11, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Crossroads Center, 11640 Crossroads Cir., 21220
Contact: Jay Ward, 410.887.2275

Volleyball – Region Finals

When: Saturday, Nov. 11
Where: See Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association
Contact: Office of Athletics, 443.809.2328

Football – Region Semifinals

When: Saturday, Nov. 11
Where: See Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association
Contact: Office of Athletics, 443.809.2328

Soccer – Boys’ State Semifinals, Century vs. Eastern Technical High School

When: Saturday, Nov. 11, at 12 p.m.
Where: River Hill High School, 12101 Clarksville Pike, 21029
Contact: Office of Athletics, 443.809.2328

Soccer – Girls’ State Semifinals, Winters Mill vs. Hereford High School

When: Saturday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m.
Where: River Hill High School, 12101 Clarksville Pike, 21029
Contact: Office of Athletics, 443.809.2328

Cross Country – State Championships

When: Saturday, Nov. 11, at 8 a.m.
Where: Hereford High School, 17301 York Rd., 21120
Contact: Office of Athletics, 443.809.2328

Field Hockey – State Finals

When: Saturday, Nov. 11, at 8 a.m.
Where: Washington College, 300 Washington Ave., 21620
Contact: Office of Athletics, 443.809.2328

Fall Cheerleading State Final

When: Saturday, Nov. 11
Comp State at 11 a.m.; Awards at 1:15 p.m.
Where: Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run, Bel Air, 21015
Contact: Office of Athletics, 443.809.2328

Monday, Nov. 13

More access to Baltimore County Public Library materials for BCPS students

What: Grade 3 students and visiting parents from Padonia International Elementary School will walk across the street to the Cockeysville branch of the Baltimore County Public Library (BCPL) for a special announcement. Paula Miller, BCPL director, will announce the expansion of S.A.I.L. (Students Achieve in Libraries). BCPS students are now able to borrow up to five print or audio books at one time and access all BCPL online resources, using their BCPS One Card or student identification number at BCPS, or through the BCPL website. Verletta White, BCPS interim superintendent, and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz will provide remarks.
When: Monday, Nov. 13, at 9 a.m.
Where: Padonia International Elementary School, 9834 Greenside Dr., 21030
Baltimore County Public Library—Cockeysville Branch, 9833 Greenside Dr., 21030
Contact: Fran Glick, 410.887.4035

Celebrations of health sciences magnet programs

What: Celebrations at Northwest Academy of Health Sciences and Randallstown High School will recognize their partnerships with Northwest Hospital, a LifeBridge Health center, to provide middle and high school magnet programs in the health sciences. The celebrations will include a banner unveiling at Randallstown High School, and the annual pinning ceremony for Grade 6 students from Northwest Academy of Health Sciences and Grade 9 students from Randallstown High School.
When: Monday, Nov. 13
Banner unveiling, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Where: Randallstown High School, 4000 Offutt Rd., 21133
Contact: Aubrey Brown, 410.887.0748

Pinning ceremony, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Northwest Academy of Health Sciences, 4627 Old Court Rd., 21208
Contact: Katina Webster, 410.887.0742

Free Parent University Family Code Night

What: Join Parent University for a fun, free Family Code Night featuring Hour of Code. Parents and students (Grades PreK-5) will experience computer programming for the first time—together. No prior coding experience is necessary.
When: Monday, Nov. 13. Pizza: 6 – 6:30 p.m. Event: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Warren Elementary School, 900 Bosley Rd., 21030
Contact: Online registration is available or call Rai Cary, 443.809.4496

Northeast area advisory committee to meet

What: The Northeast Area Education Advisory Committee will hold a meeting. The topic will be overcrowding in northeast schools. The meeting is open to the public, and registration is not required.
When: Monday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m.
Where: Vincent Farm Elementary, 6019 Ebenezer Rd., 21162
Contact: Lily Chunzen, lcz8@yahoo.com, or Tiffany Stith, tiffanylstith@gmail.com

High school All Honors concert

What: More than 270 of Baltimore County’s finest student musicians will perform at the annual Baltimore County Public Schools High School All Honors Concert. Conductors for the concert include Dr. Christopher Cicconi, Towson University, directing the Honor Band; Dr. Anthony Leach, Pennsylvania State University, directing the Honor Chorus; and Dr. Frank Diaz, Indiana University, directing the Honor Orchestra. The concert is free; tickets are required due to limited seating.
When: Monday, Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m.a
Where: Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center, James H. and Louise Hayley Gilliam Concert Hall, Morgan State University, 2201 Argonne Dr., 21251
Contact: To reserve tickets, contact Lisa Thomas, LThomas10@bcps.org. Tickets will be held at will-call at the Murphy Fine Arts Center.

Visit the BCPS Parentmobile at Edmondson Heights and Chatsworth elementary schools

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: Monday, Nov. 13

Where: From 9 – 10:30 a.m. at Edmondson Heights Elementary School, 1600 Langford Rd., 21207
Contact: Juliet McDivitt, 410.887.0818

Where: From 12 – 2:30 p.m. at Chatsworth School, 222 New Ave., 21136
Contact: Andrea Derrien, 410.887.1103

Volleyball – State Semifinals

When: Monday, Nov. 13
Where: University of Maryland, College Park, Ritchie Coliseum, 7675 Baltimore Ave., 20740
Contact: Office of Athletics, 443.809.2328

Field Hockey – Senior All-Star game vs. Howard County

When: Monday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m.
Where: Catonsville High School, 421 Bloomsbury Ave., 21228
Contact: Office of Athletics, 443.809.2328

Tuesday, Nov. 14

Information and support at resource and respite fair

What: The Battle Monument Resource and Respite Fair is open to all parents of special needs students. Representatives from many local agencies and programs will be on hand to provide information and answer questions.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: Battle Monument School, 7801 E. Collingham Dr., 21222
Contact: Hilary Hellerbach, 410.288.0391, 410.887.7000, or hhellerbach@bcps.org

Visit the BCPS Parentmobile at Charlesmont and Pinewood elementary schools

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, Nov. 14

Where: From 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Charlesmont Elementary School, 7800 West Collingham Dr., 21222
Contact: Dawn Hoffmaster, 410.887.7004

Where: From 6 – 8 p.m. at Pinewood Elementary School, 200 Rickswood Rd. 21030
Contact: Beatrice Rueter, 410.887.7663

Mystery Math Night at Glenmar Elementary School

What: Glenmar Elementary School will host a Mystery Math Night. Students will participate in interactive math activities around the building. They will receive clues for each activity they complete to determine “Who stole the Gator?"
When: Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 5 – 7 p.m.
Where: Glenmar Elementary School, 9700 Community Dr., 21220
Contact: Delores Tedeschi, 410.887.0127 or dtedeschi@bcps.org, Khusana Jackson, kjackson5@bcps.org

Visit the Stoneleigh “Zoo"

What: As enrichment for the culminating event in English language arts for Grade 2, students at Stoneleigh Elementary will present their animal research Wixie projects to parents at the zoo! Wixie is an online publishing platform for students. Parents will walk from one animal habitat to another, viewing the different animal reports. Students will present their projects dressed in their animal’s colors with a mask made in art class.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 10 – 11 a.m.
Where: Stoneleigh Elementary, 900 Pemberton Rd., 21212
Contact: Lisa Donelan, 410.887.3600

Volleyball – State Semifinals

When: Tuesday, Nov. 14
Where: University of Maryland, College Park, Ritchie Coliseum, 7675 Baltimore Ave., 20740
Contact: Office of Athletics, 443.809.2328

Wild West Saddle Up & Learn Showcase

What: The Wild West Saddle Up and Learn Showcase at Chesapeake Terrace Elementary School will include student showcases of work in Grades PreK-5, a guest speaker, Mr. Freeman, will share about rodeos and the history of African American cowboys. There also will be book fair shopping, and student stations led by Boy Scouts.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Chesapeake Terrace Elementary School, 2112 Lodge Farm Rd., 21219
Contact: Shandra Patrick, 410.887.7505

The importance of self-care

What: Learn more about self-care and helpful tips to increase overall health.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 6 – 9 p.m.
Where: The Arc, Seton Business Park, 6151 Metro Dr., 21212
Contact: Swanisha Hinton, shinton@thearcbaltimore.org or 410.296.2272

Superintendent’s Learning and Listening Tour

What: Join Interim Superintendent Verletta White for informal conversation in this series of forums. The entire BCPS community is welcome.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 6 – 7 p.m.
Where: New Town High School, 4931 New Town Blvd., 21117
Contact: Office of the Chief of Staff, 443.809.8706

Wednesday, Nov. 15

American Red Cross Blood Drive

When: Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: Randallstown High School – Auditorium, 4000 Offutt Rd., 21133
Contact: Kristina Boxley, 410.887.0750 or kboxley@bcps.org

Power Up family workshop at Edmondson Heights

What: Grade 4 and 5 teachers will provide reading resources and tips for families to support children at home. Families will learn strategies and skills used for Common Core math.
When: Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 6 – 8 p.m.
Where: Edmondson Heights Elementary School, cafeteria and classrooms, 1600 Langford Rd., 21207
Contact: Nakia Winchester, nwinchester@bcps.org

Volleyball – State Semifinals

When: Wednesday, Nov. 15
Where: University of Maryland College Park, Ritchie Coliseum, 7675 Baltimore Ave., 20740
Contact: Office of Athletics, 443.809.2328

Second annual tie ceremony

What: The Boys to Men at Catonsville Middle School will celebrate their second annual Tie Ceremony. Boys to Men is an after-school program that mentors young men with an emphasis on encouraging their academic and personal growth. During the ceremony, students will take a pledge to serve as an example for the betterment of their fellow students, the school, and the community. They will each receive a tie to symbolize their new commitments.
When: Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m.
Where: Catonsville Middle School, 2301 Edmondson Ave., 21228
Contact: Douglas Elmendorf, 410.887.0803

Workshop from the Special Education Resource Center

What: The Special Education Resource Center is offering a workshop titled “Executive Functions: What’s the Big Idea?"
When: Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 7 – 9 p.m.
Where: White Oak School, 8401 Leefield Rd., 21234
Contact: Please register at 410.435.2600 or serc@bcps.org

Visit the BCPS Parentmobile at Arbutus Elementary and Lansdowne Middle schools

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, Nov. 15

Where: From 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at Arbutus Elementary School, 1300 Sulphur Spring Rd., 21227
Contact: Brent Grabill, 410.887.1400

Where: From 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Lansdowne Middle School, 2400 Lansdowne Rd., 21227
Contact: Frank Dunlap, 410.887.1411

Thursday, Nov. 16

Superintendent’s Learning and Listening Tour

What: Join Interim Superintendent Verletta White for informal conversation in this series of forums. The entire BCPS community is welcome.
When: Thursday, Nov. 16, from 6 – 7 p.m.
Where: George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, 938 York Rd., 21204
Contact: Office of the Chief of Staff, 443.809.8706

Soccer State Finals

When: Thursday, Nov. 16
Where: Loyola University, 4501 N. Charles St., 21210
Contact: Office of Athletics, 443.809.2328

Volleyball – State Semifinals

When: Thursday, Nov. 16
Where: University of Maryland College Park, Ritchie Coliseum, 7675 Baltimore Ave., 20740
Contact: Office of Athletics, 443.809.2328

Visit the BCPS Parentmobile at Campfield Early Learning Center

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: Thursday, Nov. 16, from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Campfield Early Learning Center, 6834 Alter St., 21207
Contact: Mari Morris, 410.887.1227

History comes to life at wax museum

What: To culminate Unit 1 on Memorable People, Grade 4 classes at Lyons Mill Elementary School are hosting a Living Wax Museum. Each Grade 4 student will select their own memorable person to research, dress up as, and prepare a short speech about to present at the Living Wax Museum. Visitors will have a chance to stop at each students’ station, press their “button" and hear them “come to life" as they embody the memorable person that they’ve been researching.
When: Thursday, Nov. 16, from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Where: Lyons Mill Elementary School, 9435 Lyons Mill Rd., 21117
Contact: Lauren Sager, 443.809.1719

Update for families on school climate programs at Edmondson Heights

What: During this Live with Berman and Winchester event on “Zones of Regulation," families will learn about school climate programs for promoting a positive learning environment.
When: Thursday, Nov. 16, from 9 – 10:30 a.m.
Where: Edmondson Heights Elementary School, Cafeteria, 1600 Langford Rd., 21207
Contact: Nakia Winchester, nwinchester@bcps.org

Friday, Nov. 17

Today is the deadline for magnet applications

What: To be considered, all magnet applications must be submitted online by 1 p.m. today or clearly postmarked by this date. Please visit the Magnet Office website for more information.
Contact: Magnet Information Line, 443.809.4127

Homecoming at Ridge Ruxton School

What: Join Ridge Ruxton School for a Hollywood-themed Homecoming dance.
When: Friday, Nov. 17, from 7 – 9 p.m.
Where: Ridge Ruxton School, 6916 N. Charles St., 21204
Contact: Maridonna Beltran, 410.887.3594

Trashy Fashion Show at Sparrows Point High School

What: A fashion show unlike any other! All fashions are made from recyclable materials and the show will feature students from Chesapeake Terrace and Edgemere elementary schools, Sparrows Point Middle, and Sparrows Point High schools. This year’s theme is Mythology. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults.
When: Friday, Nov. 17, doors open at 6 p.m., show begins at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Sparrows Point High School, Auditorium, 7400 North Point Rd., 21219
Contact: Jessica Lord, 410.887.7517

Visit the BCPS Parentmobile at Campfield Early Learning Center

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: Thursday, Nov. 16, from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Campfield Early Learning Center, 6834 Alter St., 21207
Contact: Mari Morris, 410.887.1227

Soccer State Finals

When: Friday, Nov. 17
Where: Loyola University, 4501 N. Charles St., 21210
Contact: Office of Athletics, 443.809.2328

Field Hockey – Senior All-Star game vs. Howard County

When: Friday, Nov. 17
Where: TBD
Contact: Office of Athletics, 443.809.2328

Football – Region Finals

When: Friday, Nov. 17
Where: TBD
Contact: Office of Athletics, 443.809.2328

Saturday, Nov. 18

Hereford High School to host statewide student leadership conference

What: Hereford High School will host the Maryland Association of Student Councils Fall Leadership Conference, which will involve nearly 600 students from Baltimore City and the following counties: Alleghany, Baltimore, Charles, Calvert, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Prince Georges, and St. Mary’s. The theme is “Leadership Around the World."
When: Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Hereford High School, 17301 York Rd., 21120
Contact: Nora Murray, 443.809.4329, or Joe Jira, 410.887.1905

Community to make 10,000 meals in two hours for Baltimore County children

What: All members of the community are invited to make and package 10,000 meals in two hours for children in Baltimore County through the Generosity Feeds program. 49% of children in Baltimore County struggle with hunger. Children as young as 3 are welcome to participate. Donations are being accepted.
When: Saturday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m.
Where: Owings Mills High School, 124 Tollgate Rd., Owings Mills, 21117
Contact: Online registration is available. Contact Generosity Feeds at info@generosityfeeds.org

Football – Region Finals

When: Saturday, Nov. 18
Where: TBD
Contact: Office of Athletics, 443.809.2328

Soccer State Finals

When: Saturday, Nov. 18
Where: Loyola University, 4501 N. Charles St., 21210
Contact: Office of Athletics, 443.809.2328

Volleyball – State Finals

When: Saturday, Nov. 18
Where: University of Maryland, College Park, Ritchie Coliseum, 7675 Baltimore Ave., 20740
Contact: Office of Athletics, 443.809.2328

ONGOING!

Six-week course on mental health caregiver fundamentals

What: This is a six-week course on fundamentals a caregiver needs to care for themselves, their family and their child, sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Issues and the BCPS Special Education Resource Center.
When: Wednesdays through Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: White Oak School, 8401 Leefield Rd., 21234
Contact: Please register at 410-435-2600 or serc@bcps.org.

Food drive at Kingsville Elementary School

What: Students will contribute Thanksgiving-themed foods to a food drive for the Helping Hands Food pantry in Kingsville. Each grade level will contribute a specific item.
When: Weekdays through Nov. 16
Where: Kingsville Elementary School, 7300 Sunshine Ave., 21087
Contact: Carol Ferris, 410.887.5949

Read for Life workshops

What: Parents are invited to explore literacy development for preschool and PreK children through a series of workshops taught by current or retired BCPS teachers and sponsored by BCPS Parent University, TABCO, the Baltimore County Public Library, and the PTA Council of Baltimore County.
When: Mondays through Nov. 20, from 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Campfield Early Learning Center, 6834 Alter St., 21207
Contact: To register for these free workshops, contact Rai Cary at rcary@bcps.org or 443.809.4496.

Student art exhibit

What: The BCPS Office of Visual Arts installs student work in Security Square mall throughout the school year, typically for six weeks. The following eight schools are showcased in this first exhibit of the school year: Deer Park, Chadwick, Church Lane, Hernwood, and Randallstown elementary schools; Deer Park and Sudbrook magnet middle schools; and Randallstown High School.
When: Through Dec. 12 (mall hours: Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.,
Sundays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
Where: Security Square Mall, 6901 Security Blvd., 21207 (administrative office entrance, hallway display cases)
Contact: Sherri Fisher, 443.809.4030

UPCOMING!

Student brings Raven to school

What: Defensive Tackle Brandon Williams from the Baltimore Ravens will visit the student winner of the Sport Clips “Bring a Player to School" contest sponsored by 105.7 Sports Radio. Williams will have a meet and greet with students.
When: Monday, Nov. 20, at 9:15 a.m.
Where: Villa Cresta Elementary School, 2600 Rader Ave., 21234
Contact: Jenny Rohrbaugh, 410.887.5275

Groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate new Northeast area elementary school

What: BCPS and local officials will join students to break ground for the new Northeast area elementary school, which is scheduled to open in September 2018.
When: Monday, Nov. 20, at 10:30 a.m.
Where: 4816 E. Joppa Rd., 21128
Contact: Charlene Behnke, 443.809.8700

State Senator to visit Reisterstown Elementary School

What: State Senator Bobby Zirkin will meet with Grade 4 and 5 students.
When: Wednesday, Nov. 22, from 8:30 – 10 a.m.
Where: Reisterstown Elementary, 223 Walgrove Rd., 21136
Contact: Lynn Palmer, 410.887.1133, lpalmer@bcps.org

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