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Release Date: 5/17/2018 Contact: Office of Communications, 443.809.5908

BCPS News Tips: May 19 - 26, 2018

Activities, events, and news from Baltimore County Public Schools

Saturday, May 19

Maker Faire concludes

What: The new BCPS Maker Faire, which replaces the Elementary STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Fair, concludes today with Grade 3 students from across the county competing in Safe Racer competitions as well as Grade 4 and Grade 5 Maker Faire presentations and awards ceremonies.
When: Saturday, May 19, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
8 - 11:30 a.m. - Safe Racer Grade 3
8:45 - 11 a.m. - Grade 5 Maker Faire presentations
11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m. -- Grade 5 Maker Faire awards ceremony
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. - Grade 4 Maker Faire presentation
4:15 - 5 p.m. - Grade 4 Maker Faire awards ceremony
Where: Parkville High School, 2600 Putty Hill Ave., 21234

Sunday, May 20

Art Is for Everyone Exhibit concludes with reception for students, families, and teachers

What: For the past 30 years, the Baltimore Museum of Art has hosted this annual exhibition of artwork by BCPS students. This year’s exhibit features work by more than 300 BCPS students from PreK to Grade 12. The exhibition will conclude with a reception for students, families, and teachers.
When: Sunday, May 20, from 1 - 4 p.m.
Where: Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr., 21218

Baltimore Music Educators Wind Ensemble Concert

When: The Baltimore County Music Educators Wind Symphony, a 50-piece concert band, will perform a concert to benefit the Kids Helping Hopkins organization. Composed of BCPS music educators, students, and professional musicians, the group will perform a variety of compositions conducted by Dr. Brian Schneckenburger, supervisor, and Shane Jensen, specialist, in the Office of Music and Dance Education. The program will feature an original composition by Catonsville High School student Adrian Sims. A suggested donation of $5 for adults and $3 for students is encouraged. All proceeds will benefit the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.
When: Sunday, May 20, at 4 p.m.
Where: Owings Mills High School, 124 Tollgate Rd., 21117
Contact: Brian Schneckenburger, 443.809.4024

Monday, May 21

Students showcase yearlong projects at Independent Research Symposium

What: High school students who participated in the Independent Research Seminar course this year will present their findings at the sixth annual Student Independent Research Symposium. Light refreshments will be served. Fourteen students from Catonsville, Franklin, New Town, Owings Mills, Parkville, Patapsco, and Randallstown high schools will present their research in formal oral/multimedia presentations or TED-style talks.
When: Monday, May 21, from 6 - 8 p.m.
Where: New Town High School, library, 4931 New Town Blvd., 21117
Contact: Fran Glick, 443.809.4035

Final Learning and Listening Tour stop

What: Interim Superintendent Verletta White will conclude her springLearning and Listening Tourtonight. The sessions are a way to begin gathering input directly from Team BCPS students, families, staff, and community members to inform the system’s next strategic plan. All are invited to join Interim Superintendent White for an informal conversation.
When: Monday, May 21, from 6 - 7 p.m.
Where: Catonsville High School(southwest), 421 Bloomsbury Ave., 21228
Contact: Office of the BCPS Chief of Staff, 443.809.8706

Southwest Area Education Advisory Council Meeting

What: The Board of Education’s area education advisory councils hold meetings to discuss timely issues facing Baltimore County Public Schools. This meeting will focus onbuilding use, enrollment patterns, overcrowding schools, planned renovations, and plans for new schools
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Registration is not required.
When: Monday, May 21, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Johnnycake Elementary School, 5910 Craigmont Rd., 21228
Contact: Chris Curran, f.c.curran@gmail.com

Northeast Area Education Advisory Council Meeting

What: The Board of Education’s area education advisory councils hold meetings to discuss timely issues facing Baltimore County Public Schools. This meeting will focus onmagnet programs
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Registration is not required.
When: Monday, May 21, at 7 p.m.
Where: Perry Hall High School, 4601 Ebenezer Rd., 21236

Southeast Area Education Advisory Council Meeting

What: The Board of Education’s area education advisory councils hold meetings to discuss timely issues facing Baltimore County Public Schools. This meeting will focus onBCPS and PTA funds
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Registration is not required.
When: Monday, May 21, at 7 p.m.
Where: Logan Elementary School, 7601 Dunmanway, 21222

Visit the Parentmobile at the Riverview Elementary’s Showcase Night

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, May 21, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Where: Riverview Elementary School, 3298 Kessler Rd., 21227

BCPS Parent University workshop: Family Literacy ESOL Program

What: This free workshop is designed to help non-native English speaking parents learn English and partner with their child’s education. The workshop is offered by BCPS Parent University and the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) Family Literacy ESOL program. To register, contact Charlotte Van Londen at 443.840.3452 or cvanlonden@ccbcmd.edu.
When and
Where: Monday, May 21, at 9 a.m.
CCBC Owings Mills, 10300 Grand Central Ave., 21117

Monday, May 21, at 5 p.m.
The Sacred Heart School of Glyndon, 63 Sacred Heart Ln., 21136

Tuesday, May 22

Groundsworker I Recruitment/Interview Session

What: BCPS Human Resources will host a recruitment/interview session for those interested in Groundsworker I positions. Attendance is by invitation only. Those interested must apply online no later than May 14.
When: Tuesday, May 22, beginning at 1 p.m.

Where: 101 Wight Ave., 21030

National School Library Program of the Year

What: Baltimore County Public Schools will celebrate its term as the 2017 National School Library Program of the Year with a program featuring Kwame Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of 21 books including The Crossover, which won the 2015 Newberry Medal.
When: Tuesday, May 22, at 4:30 p.m.
Where: Dundalk High School, 1901 Delvale Ave., 21222
Contact: Fran Glick, 443.809.4035

Visit the Parentmobile at the CHAI: School & Community Partnerships Event

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, May 22, from 5:30- 6:30 p.m.
Where: Wellwood International, 2901 Smith Ave., 21208

Graduation: Ridge Ruxton School

When: Tuesday, May 22, at 12:30 p.m.
Where: Ridge Ruxton School, 6916 N. Charles St., 21204

BCPS Parent University workshop: Family Literacy ESOL Program

What: This free workshop is designed to help non-native English speaking parents learn English and partner with their child’s education. The workshop is offered by BCPS Parent University and the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) Family Literacy ESOL program. To register, contact Charlotte Van Londen at 443.840.3452 or cvanlonden@ccbcmd.edu.
When: Tuesday, May 22, at 5 p.m.
Where: CCBC Catonsville, 800 S. Rolling Rd., 21228

Wednesday, May 23

Graduation: Maiden Choice School

When Wednesday, May 23, at 12:30 p.m.
Where: Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Rd., 21227

BCPS Parent University workshop: Family Literacy ESOL Program

What: This free workshop is designed to help non-native English-speaking parents learn English and partner with their child’s education. The workshop is offered by BCPS Parent University and the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) Family Literacy ESOL program. To register, contact Charlotte Van Londen at 443.840.3452 or cvanlonden@ccbcmd.edu.
When: Wednesday, May 23, at 5 p.m.
Where: CCBC Dundalk, 7200 Sollers Point Rd., 21222

Thursday, May 24

Don’t miss Parent Expo 2018: Summer Reading Rocks!

What: Just in time for summer, Parent Expos offer tips, resources, reading recommendations, and everyday activities to support learning at home over the summer. Parents and children are welcome to attend these free events hosted by BCPS Parent University and Baltimore County Public Library (BCPL).
When: Thursday, May 24, from 5 - 7 p.m.
Where: BCPL Owings Mills library branch, 10302 Grand Central Ave., 21117

Edmondson Heights Elementary Spring Band, Orchestra, Step Team, and Chorus Concert

What: Edmondson Heights Elementary will host its Spring Concert, which will feature the band, orchestra, step team, and chorus! The band will perform hits such as Chips and Salsa, The Maryland March,and Hand Clap Boogie, while theorchestra performs String Fling, Gypsy Dance, and Rockin' Along. The audience is invited to sing along with the chorus as it performs songs by the Black-Eyed Peas, Stevie Wonder, and more! All are welcome to enjoy this free event!
When: Thursday, May 24, from 6 - 7 p.m.
Where: Edmondson Heights Elementary School, multipurpose room, 1600 Langford Rd., 21207
Contact: Juliet McDivitt, Brittney Pascoe (bpascoe@bcps.org), or Jessica Crutchfield (jcrutchfield@bcps.org), 410.887.0818

Mildred Murray Scholarships to be presented

What: Mildred Murray Scholarships of $5,000 each will be presented to Parkville High School students Tonette Akwuole and Cory Catron. Mildred H. Murray, former coordinator of Physical Education and Athletics, dedicated 43 years to promoting excellence in athletics and academics throughout the county, region, and state. She helped establish an annual countywide scholar-athlete award, and it is named in her honor. This is the 31st year that the awards have been presented. Each high school nominates one female and one male athlete who have maintained a 3.5 or better unweighted GPA for each quarter and participated in at least two varsity sports. A selection committee that includes retired and current BCPS staff picks one female winner and one male winner for the county.
When: Thursday, May 24, at 3 p.m.
Where: BCPS headquarters, Greenwood campus, 6901 N. Charles St., administration building, 21204

Graduation: Battle Monument School

When: Thursday, May 24 at 7 p.m.
Where: Battle Monument School, 7801 East Collingham Dr., 21222

Annual AFS&L art reception

What: Every year, the Towson-based law firm Azrael, Franz, Schwab & Lipowitz LLC presents an exhibit of artwork by BCPS high school students. This year’s exhibit went up in February and features 70 pieces of artwork. Today, the law firm will host a closing reception for the student artists and their teachers and families.
When: Thursday, May 24, from 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Azrael, Franz, Schwab & Lipowitz LLC, 101 E. Chesapeake Ave., 5th Floor, 21286
Contact: Sherri Fisher or Linda McConaughy, 443.809.4030

BCPS Parent University workshop: Family Literacy ESOL Program

What: This free workshop is designed to help non-native English-speaking parents learn English and partner with their child’s education. The workshop is offered by BCPS Parent University and the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) Family Literacy ESOL program. To register, contact Charlotte Van Londen at 443.840.3452 or cvanlonden@ccbcmd.edu.
When: Thursday, May 24, at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Where: CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Blvd., 21237

Friday, May 25


Annual Memorial Day event to be held at Hereford High

What: Hereford High School will hold its annual Memorial Day event to include the Maryland 9/11 rolling memorial, which will ring to recognize the Hereford High School alumni who died serving the country: students and veterans reading poems; and the participation of Interim Superintendent Verletta White. The Hereford High School for our Troops Club also will welcome Woodlawn High School ROTC and choir.
Date: Friday, May 25, at 8 a.m.
Where: Hereford High School, 17301 York Rd., 21120
Contact: Joe Jira, 410.887.1905

ONGOING!

Register now for art camp!

What: The Baltimore County Summer Visual Arts Enrichment Program is a day camp for students in Grades 3-12 and provides opportunities for students to build their personal art skills and add to their art portfolios. Camp will be held on weekdays beginning from July 9 - 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Perry Hall High School. Students will participate in the following programs: · An Exploration of Artists and Their Materials (Grades 3-5) · An Investigation of Media and Technique: Portfolio Development (Grades 6-8) · Painting and Drawing from Observation: Portfolio Development (Grades 9-12) The courses being offered are intended to meet the various needs and interests of students, whether they are seeking to improve their art skills or preparing a portfolio for acceptance into a magnet program, entrance into a college program, or preparation for an Advanced Placement exam. The cost to attend camp is $375 per student. Transportation to and from Perry Hall High School will be provided by BCPS from those schools listed on the registration form. Registration is now open.
When: Registration deadline - June 8
Contact: Lisa Thomas or Linda McConaughy, 443.809.4030

Register now for Hereford Zone Robotics Summer Camps!

What: Spaces are still available for the Hereford Zone Robotics8th annual HZR Summer Camp series. The camps will take place from July 16 - 20 in Hereford High School’s engineering labs and are open to all students (not just students attending Baltimore County schools). “We put our 12 years of experience competing at the VEX Robotics World Championships into every camp’s design,” said Christopher Putnam, STAT (Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow) teacher at Hereford Middle School and one of the camp’s coordinators. He notes that the camp instructors have 70 years combined career and technology education teaching experience. Hereford High students, fresh off their 5th place World Robotics finish, will assist with instruction.

From 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. each day, three camps will be held:

  • Maker Camp! -for Grades 4 - 8
  • Metal EDR V5 System VEX Robotics -for Grades 8 - 12
  • VEX IQ Level 1 Robotics -for Grades 4 - 7, beginner level

From 12:15 - 3:15 p.m. each day, two camps will be held:

  • Maker Camp! -for Grades 4 - 8
  • VEX IQ Level 2 -for Grades 6 - 7

Details about the camps and the camp application can be found on theHZR website.
When: The cost of the camps are discounted for families that register and pay by May 27.

UPCOMING!

Don’t miss Parent Expo 2018: Summer Reading Rocks!

What: Just in time for summer, Parent Expos offer tips, resources, reading recommendations, and everyday activities to support learning at home over the summer. Parents and children are welcome to attend these free events hosted by BCPS Parent University and Baltimore County Public Library (BCPL).
When and Where:

Tuesday, May 29, from 5 - 7 p.m.
BCPL Rosedale library branch, 6105 Kenwood Ave., 21237

Wednesday, May 30, from 5 - 7 p.m.
BCPL Catonsville library branch, 1100 Frederick Rd., 21228

Thursday, May 31, from 6 - 8 p.m.
BCPL Woodlawn library branch, 1811 Woodlawn Dr., 21207

Tuesday, June 5, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Lansdowne Middle School, 2400 Lansdowne Rd., 21227

Wednesday, June 6, from 6 - 8 p.m.
BCPL Randallstown library branch, 8604 Liberty Rd., 21133

Wednesday, June 6, from 5 - 7 p.m.
BCPL North Point library branch, 1716 Merritt Blvd., 21222

BCPS All-County Honors Dance Ensemble Gala Concert

What: The 2017 - 2018 BCPS All-County Honors Dance Ensemble, featuring 56 high school and middle school students, will conclude its year with a gala dance concert. In addition to the Honors Dance Ensemble, dance groups will perform from Franklin, Lansdowne, New Town, Parkville High School, Patapsco, and Perry Hall high schools, and Pikesville Middle School. The program will feature choreography from BCPS teachers and students. Following the performance, a light reception and awards ceremony will be held. Admission is free for BCPS employees with their badges. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students, and free for children 5 and under. Tickets will be available at the Carver Center box office beginning at 6:30 p.m. on the evening of the concert.
When: Thursday, May 31, at 7 p.m.
Where: George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, 938 N. York Rd., 21204

Annual High School Exhibit reception at Goucher

What: The BCPS Annual High School art exhibit at Goucher College features 130 pieces of artwork from all high schools. Most of the work is by juniors and seniors, and a significant number of the pieces are available for purchase.
When: Thursday, May 31, from 5 - 7 p.m.
Where: Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Rd., 21204
Contact: Sherri Fisher or Linda McConaughy, 443.809.4030

Pikesville Middle to celebrate 50th anniversary

What: This year, Pikesville Middle School turned 50 years old! The school celebration will feature Senator Bobby Zirkin, who attended Pikesville Middle, as guest speaker.
When: Friday, June 1, from 9 - 11 a.m.
Where: Pikesville Middle School, 7701 Seven Mile Ln., 21208
Contact: Kalisha T. Miller, 410.887.1207

CCBC hosts Saturday Placement Testing for Baltimore County Public High School students

What:High school students currently enrolled in Baltimore County Public Schools can participate in placement testing on selected Saturdays for CCBC’s Early College Access Program. The Saturday morning testing sessions are for high school seniors who plan to attend CCBC in the summer or fall, or any high school students interested in taking college courses and earning college credits while still in high school. Options include earning an associate degree or certificate, or getting a jump-start on college coursework requirements. Some CCBC Early College Access Programs allow students to take classes for free (up to four courses), pay half-price tuition or earn a high school diploma and associate degree simultaneously. Admissions and Financial Aid representatives will be available to talk to parents about the entry process and how to pay for college. Saturday Testing is free, but registration is required. Completing the placement testing now will enable students to enroll in CCBC summer sessions that start June 4, June 18, and July 16. Registration opens for CCBC Summer 2018 on March 26. Find more information or register.
When: Saturday, June 9
Check-in from 8:30 - 9:20 a.m.
Testing begins at 9:30 a.m.
Where: CCBC Catonsville and CCBC Dundalk

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