Loch Raven High School to host memorial soccer game in honor of Officer Amy Caprio

Officer Amy CaprioA local high school will host a memorial soccer game in honor of a slain police officer.

Officer Amy Caprio was slain while on duty in the Perry Hall area in May.

Loch Raven High School will host a memorial soccer game vs. Parkville High School on Wednesday evening at 6 p.m.

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Officer Caprio was a 2006 graduate of LRHS. In addition to playing soccer, she was very involved in many clubs and activities during her four years at Loch Raven.

The event will feature a jersey dedication at halftime, courtesy of BSN Sports.

All donations will go to support the Fallen Officers Fund.

Loch Raven High School is located at 1212 Cowpens Avenue in Towson (21286).


Ribbon-cutting held at Honeygo Elementary School [VIDEO]

Honeygo Elementary School Ribbon Cutting It’s official.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Tuesday morning at Honeygo Elementary School, the area’s first new school in over 25 years.

Honeygo Elementary School Principal Charlene Behnke was joined by Baltimore County Public Schools Interim Superintendent Verletta White, Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler, Councilman David Marks, Councilwoman Cathy Bevins, BCPS Board Member Julie Henn, and many other elected officials.

“Congratulations to the students, educators, and staff, and thank you to all who made this possible,” said Councilman Marks.

The $49 million school, which opened to students in September, is a state-of-the-art learning environment designed to increase northeast area capacity with 725 new seats.

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Two additional schools will open in the northeast in the next several years, and money has also been allocated to plan for high schools.

Honeygo Elementary School is located at 4816 Joppa Road in Perry Hall (21128).


Ribbon-cutting to be held for new Honeygo Elementary School

baltimore-county-public-schools-bcpsUPDATE: View video from the ribbon-cutting ceremony here.

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Honeygo Elementary School Principal Charlene Behnke will be joined by Baltimore County Public Schools Interim Superintendent Verletta White and Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler to officially “cut the ribbon” on Baltimore County’s newest elementary school.

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The ribbon-cutting will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

The $49 million school, which opened to students in September, is a state-of-the-art learning environment designed to increase northeast area capacity with 725 new seats.

The new school building offers a design that is unique to BCPS, with two main sections connected by a middle suite of offices and hallways.

Honeygo Elementary School is located at 4816 Joppa Road in Perry Hall (21128).


Victory Villa Elementary School to cut ribbon on new replacement building

baltimore-county-public-schools-bcpsVictory Villa Elementary School Principal Margaret Roberts will be joined by Baltimore County Public Schools Interim Superintendent Verletta White and Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler to officially “cut the ribbon” on a new, $39.1 million school that replaced the existing structure.

The ribbon-cutting will be held on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 10 a.m.

The new school, which opened to students in September, is a state-of-the-art learning environment designed to increase capacity at the school from 326 to 735.

The new school building is a two-story, 97,878-square-foot learning center, which includes updated technology; air conditioning; separate drives for parents, buses, and deliveries; and additional parking.

Victory Villa Elementary School is located at 500 Compass Road in Middle River (21220).

Parkville, Golden Ring art teachers to be honored for excellence

baltimore-county-public-schools-bcpsEight art teachers from Baltimore County Public Schools will be honored by the Maryland Art Education Association (MAEA) during its annual conference.  In addition to six districtwide winners, two BCPS educators will receive state-level awards.

Stacey Bentley of Summit Park Elementary School, will be named Maryland Elementary Level Art Educator of the Year, and Linda McConaughy, retired visual arts supervisor, will be named Maryland Emeritus Art Educator of the Year.

In nominating Bentley, Sherri Fisher, BCPS coordinator of visual arts, wrote:

“Stacey Bentley is a model of finding the possibilities in obstacles. She speaks from a place of experience and compassion about the power of art education. She truly sees student’s unique qualities and abilities as gifts and creates a tremendously positive and productive classroom. Additionally, she serves as the lead elementary art teacher on our Special Education Work Group. Stacey leads teachers of varying content areas and collaborates with teachers across the district in improving ways to work with students, their families and adult assistance who represent a broad spectrum of need. She develops ways to empower the artistic development of each student and support every stakeholder. The field of art education is stronger because of voices like hers.”

Of McConaughy, Fisher said:

“After 31 years of serving in nearly every capacity from teacher and administrator to supervisor in Baltimore County Public Schools and several roles in the National Art Education Association, Linda is now focusing on her career as an artist. Linda loves to investigate the natural world through collecting, drawing, and painting, and growing things in her garden. She has been published in numerous journals and books and exhibits her artwork widely across the US.”

The BCPS teachers to be honored with district recognition are:

Novice Art Teachers of the Year
Emma Popp, Grange Elementary School
Karly Rosencrans, Dundalk Middle School
Lindsay Miller, Towson High School

Career Art Teachers of the Year
Kerry Towner, Hampton Elementary School
Camille Gibson, Golden Ring Middle School
Catlin Tellie, Parkville High School

The awardees will be recognized at a reception and ceremony hosted at Towson University on Friday, October 19.

The ceremony is part of the 2018 MAEA conference, which will be hosted by Towson University and Dulaney High School on October 19 & 20.