Education, Police/Fire

Overlea High School SRO recognized as National School Resource Officer of The Year

OVERLEA, MD—Baltimore County Police Officer Danielle Moore has been recognized by the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) with the 2020 NASRO Floyd Ledbetter National School Resource Officer of the Year award. Officer Moore, nominated by her peers, supervisors and school faculty, is recognized as an SRO who has made significant contributions to Baltimore County and Overlea High School, …


Business, Education, Sci-Tech

BCPS wins seven national awards for communications

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools earned seven 2020 communications awards from the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA), including two awards of excellence, the association’s highest honors. “We are so proud of our communications team for its extraordinary work,” said Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams. “The team, which works under the leadership of Chief of Staff Mychael Dickerson, demonstrates every …


Education Foundation announces 34 recipients of scholarships totaling $33,730

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools has announced 34 recipients of its scholarships this year. The total value of the scholarships awarded is $33,730. The foundation presents scholarships that it funds directly – STEM (Science, Technology, Mathematics, and Engineering) and BEEF (Business, Economics, Entrepreneur, and Finance) scholarships – as well as scholarships it manages for private philanthropic …

Baltimore County Public Schools again recognized as Common Sense District

TOWSON, MD—Common Sense, a national nonprofit dedicated to helping children and families thrive in a world of media and technology, has recognized Baltimore County Public Schools as a 2019-2021 Common Sense District. BCPS has maintained this designation since 2016. “BCPS takes a whole-community approach to preparing all students to think critically and use technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate,” …

Local students named winners in 2020 BCPS Film Expo

TOWSON, MD—Using live action and animation, Annabelle Jones, a student at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, created the lyrical film that earned best in show honors in the 2020 BCPS Film Expo. In its fifth year, the BCPS Film Expo is Baltimore County’s largest student film competition. This year’s event is being held as an online festival …

Baltimore County resident Officer Ayanna Turner named MDTA Police Officer of the Year

BALTIMORE, MD—MDTA Police Chief Colonel Kevin M. Anderson honored sworn and civilian members of the MDTA Police who distinguished themselves in 2019, during a series of small presentations at MDTA Police Headquarters on Tuesday. “It was truly rewarding for me to be a part of recognizing the amazing accomplishments of our team,” Colonel Anderson said. “Our team saved lives, removed …

Essex, Woodlawn principals named 2020 BCPS Principals of the Year

TOWSON, MD—During several recent virtual school staff meetings, BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams surprised three Baltimore County school administrators with an unexpected but great announcement. To each school’s staff, he broke the big news — Mars Estates Elementary’s Kelly O’Connell is the 2020-21 Elementary Principal of the Year; Woodlawn Middle’s Rochelle Archelus is the 2020-21 Middle School Principal of …

Kenwood High, Overlea High, Eastern Tech recognized at Baltimore County Student Councils virtual end-of-year ceremony

TOWSON, MD—Leaders with Baltimore County Student Councils gathered at an online ceremony last week to celebrate the year’s achievements and present awards. The Principal of the Year – High School Award was presented to Brian Powell of Kenwood High School. In announcing the award, Makenna Hakim, a senior at Towson High School and BCSC’s chief of staff, described Powell as …