Education, Politics, Sports

PHHS girls’ basketball coach closes out 24-year coaching career

PERRY HALL, MD—Perry Hall High School girls’ basketball coach Linda Caccavalla closed out her coaching career with a pair of wins. Both the JV and varsity squads picked up victories over Eastern Tech on Friday evening as Coach Caccavalla ended her 24-year tenure as coach at PHHS. Councilman David Marks was on-hand Friday night to present Coach Caccavalla with a …


Education

Kenwood High School student awarded Junior ROTC scholarship

ESSEX, MD—Josh Hunt, of Kenwood High School in Essex, is one of just 200 Air Force Junior ROTC cadets worldwide to earn a Chief of Staff Private Pilot Scholarship from Headquarters Air Force Junior ROTC. More than 2,575 cadets worldwide applied for the scholarships. Valued at approximately $22,500, the scholarship will support Hunt in attending an accredited aviation university during …


Marks, Henn applaud passage of Built to Learn Act

NOTTINGHAM, MD—On Friday, the Maryland House of Delegates passed HB1 the “Built to Learn Act.” This bill will invest an additional $2.2 billion into school construction prioritizing schools with the oldest buildings and schools with a high number of classroom trailers. “I am thrilled to hear that the Built to Learn Act of 2020 passed in the Maryland House of …

Baltimore County offices to be closed for Presidents Day

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County government offices, and the District and Circuit Courts, will be closed on Monday, February 17, 2020 in recognition of Presidents Day. Health department clinics, libraries and senior centers will be closed, and CountyRide vans will not operate. Parking meters must be fed and Baltimore County Revenue Authority parking garages will be open as usual. Trash and recyclables …

Baltimore County expanding summer youth employment program

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday announced plans to grow the County’s Summer Youth Employment Program by at least 50 percent, providing job opportunities to a minimum of 300 young people this summer. “We are committed to providing more of our young people with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience,” Olszewski said. “We know from research that …

Perry Hall High School to receive tobacco awareness grant

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Tuesday that Perry Hall High School would receive a grant of approximately $800 to assist with anti-smoking awareness. The funds will be used to educate students in health and physical education classes about the dangers of tobacco use, with a particular focus on vaping. Grant funds are provided to Baltimore County …

Maryland State Police to raise awareness on Safer Internet Day, urges digital safety for all ages

PIKESVILLE, MD—The Maryland State Police Computer Crimes Unit is working to raise awareness as to how parents and children can do more to protect themselves from potential dangers on the Internet. The warnings come in conjunction with Safer Internet Day, which takes place on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Safer Internet Day is a global rally that aims to raise awareness …

BCPS Superintendent issues statement on school safety following Parkville High sex offender incident

PARKVILLE, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams issued a statement on Friday addressing concerns that arose after it was revealed that a registered sex offender had been allowed to enroll at Parkville High School (click here for details). Here is the full statement from Dr. Williams: “In light of recent concerns that have arisen over the enrollment …