Education, Health, Politics

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 …


Crime, Education

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 …


BCPS to host Black Saga regionals and countywide finals

TOWSON, MD—The public is invited to attend the regionals and finals of the annual Baltimore County Public Schools Black Saga Competition. Teams from elementary and middle schools from across the county will compete in a demonstration of their knowledge of African American history and culture. The keynote speaker for the regionals will be Douglas Handy, director of the Office of …

BCPS students earn 343 Regional Scholastic Awards including 41 Gold Keys in visual arts, writing

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools students earned 343 Regional Scholastic Awards for 2020 including 24 Gold Keys in visual arts and 17 in writing. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in Grades 7–12. This year, 3,991 works were submitted …

Baltimore County School Board to discuss student safety after convicted sex offender registered at Parkville High School

PARKVILLE, MD—The Baltimore County School Board will discuss making changes to ensure student safety after recent revelations surfaced indicating that a convicted sex offender had been enrolled at a local school. In recent weeks, parents at Parkville High School became outraged upon learning that Santino Sudano, who was arrested and charged with second-degree rape in an incident involving a 13-year-old …

BCPS scholarship loans available for students interested in teaching

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools officials are offering scholarship loans to encourage students to become teachers. “Our students are exactly the kinds of people we want teaching in our schools – intellectually curious, creative, and hardworking,” said Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams. “Teaching offers so much – the opportunity to inspire others, share knowledge, and help shape the community and …

Maryland SPCA’s ‘Kindness for Paws’ art show returns to White Marsh Mall this weekend

WHITE MARSH, MD—The Maryland SPCA’s 7th Annual Kindness for Paws art show returns to White Marsh Mall this weekend. The event will be held on Sunday, February 16, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The art show will feature children’s art depicting adopted pets from the Maryland SPCA. Thirty-four Baltimore County schools are participating this year. Their work will …

Parkville High student wins first place in BCPS ‘Champions of Courage’ essay contest

PARKVILLE, MD—A Parkville High School student has taken top honors in this year’s Baltimore County Public Schools “Champions of Courage” essay contest. Trisha Orogo took first place at an awards ceremony held on Saturday, February 1, at Martin’s West. Four BCPS students were named finalists in the 32nd annual Black History Month essay competition, presented by M&T Bank. The four …