Education

BCPS superintendent establishes vision to increase student achievement, close gaps

TOWSON, MD — Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams established a clear vision for Baltimore County Public Schools at Friday morning’s Administrative and Supervisory meeting, held at Loch Raven High School. During his back-to-school speech to about 700 Team BCPS school and system leaders, Dr. Williams focused on increasing student achievement and closing gaps based on race, ethnicity, and participation in …


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Parents encouraged to register, immunize children before school year starts

TOWSON, MD— Baltimore County’s public schools will open their doors to students on Tuesday, September 3, for the first day of classes. School system officials encourage parents to use these final days of summer break to ensure that their children are registered for school and properly immunized. “This school year, we are expecting 115,000 students in Baltimore County Public Schools,” …


Parkville High School retains full certification for engineering program

TOWSON, MD – After a thorough review by the Maryland State Department of Education, the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) engineering programs at Parkville, Pikesville, and Woodlawn high schools have retained their full certification status from MSDE for the next five years. With this status, students at the three schools who successfully complete the engineering five-course sequence and earn a …

Painters needed at Seven Oaks Elementary

NOTTINGHAM, MD – Looking for an opportunity to give back to the local community? Seven Oaks Elementary School is in need of volunteer painters. The next round of painting will take place on Tuesday, August 20, at 9 a.m. Volunteers will be finishing up the girls restroom and beginning to paint the boys’ room. “We would really appreciate your help!” …

BCPS awarded 10 artist-in-residence grants from Baltimore County

TOWSON, MD – Baltimore County Public Schools has been awarded 10 artist-in-residence grants for the 2019-2020 school year. These grants are presented by the Baltimore County Executive and Baltimore County Council based on recommendations from the Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences. “These grants offer our students more opportunities to work alongside prominent local artists,” said Sherri Fisher, coordinator …

MDSE awards grant to Perry Hall Elementary School to start robotics program

BALTIMORE  – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has awarded grants to twelve schools/districts and eight non-profit entities/partnerships in support of developing and expanding robotics programs. Maryland’s Robotics Program was established by the 2016 General Assembly (House Bill 115) under the Education Article, Section 7-121 of the Annotated Code of Maryland. This state grant program supports funding for Science …