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Release Date: 3/5/2020
Contact: Dept. of Communications/Community Outreach, 443.809.5908

BCPS News Tips: March 7 - 14, 2020

Activities, events, and news from Baltimore County Public Schools

March is
Irish-American Heritage Month
Middle-Level Education Month
Music in Our Schools Month
National Nutrition Month
Social Work Month
Women’s History Month
Youth Art Month

Saturday, March 7

Maryland Association of Student Councils hosting a Women’s Leadership Forum

What: The MASC Women’s Leadership Forum is an excellent opportunity for young women student leaders to discuss selected issues, hear from women in leadership positions in communities, education, and workplaces, as well as learning how to create female-specific support groups in their own regions. All students are invited to attend – there are no gender restrictions! Admission is $5. Visit the MASC website for more details and to register.
When: Saturday, March 7, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (onsite check-in starts at 9:30 a.m.)
Where: Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts, 8100 Wise Ave., 21222

18th Annual TU-BCPS Model UN Conference ends

What: More than 300 students are expected to participate in the two-day 18th Annual Towson University – Baltimore County Public Schools Model United Nations Conference. Participants will include more than 200 BCPS students from 17 high schools as well as students from Charles County and Baltimore City. At this year’s conference students will participate in a United Nations Refugee Agency sponsored Model United Nations Refugee Challenge role-playing and problem-solving simulation on the topic of forced displacement. Participation in the global Model UN Refugee Challenge gives students the chance to have their resolutions win awards and be shared with United Nations policymakers.
When: Saturday, March 7, from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Towson University, West Village Commons, 4th floor, 8000 York Rd., 21252

Visit the Parentmobile at the Maryland Fire Museum’s Family Safety Day

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, March 7, at10 a.m.
Where: Fire Museum of Maryland, 1301 York Rd., 21093

Monday, March 9

Southwest Area Education Advisory Council meeting to address special education

What: The next meeting of the Southwest Area Education Advisory Council will address special education. The meeting is open to the public and no registration is required.
When: Monday, March 9, at 7 p.m.
Where: Hillcrest Elementary School, 1500 Frederick Rd., 21228

Tuesday, March 10

Pikesville High to honor distinguished alumni

What: Pikesville High School will turn to the arts to honor its 27th and 28th Distinguished Alumni at a ceremony in the school’s auditorium. Sherie Seff, Class of 1973, has been a casting director for theatrical productions on and off-Broadway and, more recently, she has also become a clinical social worker providing mental health services in New York City. Matt Halpern, Class of 2001, is an accomplished and widely-heralded drummer, playing for the band Periphery. He has also worked to share his passion and expertise through online music education programs. Seff and Halpern will have the opportunity to address students about their careers and formative experiences, and there will be a question-and-answer session.
When: Tuesday, March 10, at 12:45 p.m.
Where: Pikesville High School, 7621 Labyrinth Rd., 21208

Community College of Baltimore County/BCPS College Fair in Essex

What: CCBC, in co-sponsorship with BCPS, is hosting College Fair 2020. Representatives from more than 100 universities, colleges, proprietary and military schools will be available to speak with students and parents. Parking for this event is free. High school students and their parents are encouraged to attend. For more information: 443.840.2110.
When: Tuesday, March 10, from 6–8 p.m.
Where: CCBC Essex, Wellness and Athletics Center, 7201 Rossville Blvd., 21237

Wednesday, March 11

The BCPS Stakeholder Survey extended through March 11. 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 Wednesday, March 11
Where: The BCPS website
Community College of Baltimore County/BCPS College Fair in Catonsville

What: CCBC, in co-sponsorship with Baltimore County Public Schools, is hosting College Fair 2020. Representatives from more than 100 universities, colleges, proprietary and military schools will be available to speak with students and parents. Parking for this event is free. High school students and their parents are encouraged to attend.
When: Wednesday, March 11, from 6–8 p.m. For more information: 443.840.4894.
Where: CCBC Catonsville. Jack Manley Wellness and Athletics Center, 800 S. Rolling Rd., 21228

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, March 11, at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Stemmers Run Middle School, 201 Stemmers Run Rd., 21221

1st Generation Life After High School – Map to Success

What: Cockeysville Middle School and the CMS PTA invite families to attend its “1st Generation – Life After High School – Map to Success" evening of information, community building and resource sharing. Resources will be shared with families who are 1st generation college bound/trade school bound families. The program will feature a keynote speaker, discussion panel, and community information fair. The keynote speaker will be Tinisha Agramonte, the architect of the First Generation Professionals Initiative, a first of its kind federal government diversity and inclusion program, and the director of the Office of Civil Rights for the Department of Commerce. The gym will be open so that school-aged children can play while parents/guardians attend the program and information fair. The fresh food Heart Market of the Maryland Food Bank will be open and giving away fresh foods, and there will be door prizes. The event is free to all, and all are welcome.
When: Wednesday, March 11, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. (Dinner will be served from 6:30 – 7 p.m.)
Where: Cockeysville Middle School, 10401 Greenside Dr., 21030

Thursday, March 12

Secondary students to vote today for the new student member of the Board

What: This year, for the first time, all BCPS secondary students are invited to cast a ballot for the next Student Member of the Board. Middle and high school students will cast online ballots for either Vinay Khosla of Dulaney High School, Rosalind Marfo of Franklin High School, or Joshua Muhumuza of Dundalk High School. The student receiving the most votes on March 12 will be recommended for appointment to the governor, who annually appoints a student member to the Board for a one-year term. Videotaped speeches from the candidates are available online. Students will also view (in their classes) a videotaped question-and-answer session with the candidates on Tuesday, March 10, and Wednesday, March 11.
When: Thursday, March 12, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: All BCPS middle and high schools

Kenwood High School Drama Club presents Alice in Wonderland

What: Tickets will be sold at the door only for $8 general admission and $5 students.
When: Thursday, March 12, to Saturday, March 14, at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Kenwood High School, Auditorium, 501 Stemmers Run Rd., 21221

Parent University Workshop on Phonics: Kindergarten – Grade 3

What: The BCPS Office of Language Arts and Parent University are hosting a workshop to share phonics strategies with parents for students in Grades K-3. Those interested in attending can register online or by emailing parentu@bcps.org.
When: Thursday, March 12, from 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Where: Towson branch of the Baltimore County Public Library, 320 York Rd., 21204

Friday, March 13

Author Wes Moore to speak at Hillcrest Elementary

What: New York Times best-selling author and chief executive officer of Robin Hood Wes Moore will make a presentation to the Grade 4 and 5 students of Hillcrest Elementary followed by a presentation to teachers and staff of Hillcrest Elementary and nearby schools. BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams is expected to attend.
When: Friday, March 13
Presentation to students at 2 p.m.
Presentation to teachers/staff from 4 – 4:50 p.m.
Where: Hillcrest Elementary School, 1500 Frederick Rd., 21228

Saturday, March 14

Loch Raven High School Community Day

What: The public is invited to a free festival at Loch Raven High School featuring crafters, vendors, community booths, art, music, food, crafts, and free face painting.
When: Saturday, March 14, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Loch Raven High School, 1212 Cowpens Ave., 21286

Carver Center Foundation to host 17th Annual Carver Celebration

What: The Carver Center Foundation invites the community to its 17th Annual Carver Celebration, a fundraiser to benefit George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology. Event organizers promise hands-on surprises around every corner – including performances and demonstrations by Carver Center’s talented students, cuisine from around the world, and an auction of items generously donated by Carver Center students and alumni and local restaurants and businesses. Tickets can be purchased online and, if still available, at the door. Ticket prices begin at $25. All are welcome to attend, but childcare is not provided.
When: Saturday, March 14, from 6 – 10:30 p.m.
Where: George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, 938 York Rd., 21204

ONGOING EVENTS!


What: Baltimore County Public Schools encourages the parents of students (ages 3 to 21) receiving special education services to participate in the Maryland Special Education Parent Involvement Survey. The survey is being conducted by the Maryland State Department of Education’s Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services. The purpose of the survey is to determine how well schools are partnering with parents and promoting parent involvement. Parent feedback will be used to help improve special education and related services. The survey is anonymous, is available in English and Spanish, takes about 5 minutes to complete online, and must be completed in one sitting.
Survey deadline: Monday, May 18

UPCOMING EVENTS!

Southeast Area Education Advisory Council meeting to focus on transportation

When: Monday, March 16, at 7 p.m.
Where: Seneca Elementary, library, 545 Carrollwood Rd., 21220

Battle for the Bell/Jimmy V Foundation fundraiser

What: Staff members of Franklin Middle and Franklin High will compete in this basketball game to raise funds for the Jimmy V Foundation (which supports cancer research)
When: Wednesday, March 18, at 6 p.m.
Where: Franklin High School, 12000 Reisterstown Rd., 21136

Family Support Meetings: Potty Training

What: Family Support Meetings, presented by the Office of Special Education, Birth to Five Services, are opportunities for parents/caregivers of young children with developmental delays to come together to discuss community resources and other topics of interests. This meeting focuses on potty training. Please register by emailing Debbie Page at dpage2@bcps.org or Marlo Lemon at mlemon@bcps.org.
When: Wednesday, March 18, from 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Where: Cockeysville branch of the Baltimore County Public Library, 9833 Greenside Dr., 21030

General Assembly meeting of Baltimore County Student Councils

What: Approximately 300 student leaders from BCPS middle and high schools will gather for the next General Assembly meeting of Baltimore County Student Councils.
When: Thursday, March 19, from 10 – 12 p.m.
Where: Towson American Legion, 125 York Rd., 21204

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:
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

Attend our Annual Teacher Job Fair

What: Baltimore County Public Schools seeks talented, highly-qualified teachers to join our team. Please join us for this upcoming Teacher Job Fair.
When: Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: New Town High School, 4931 New Town Blvd., 21117

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