Education, Politics, Traffic

Parking improvements completed at Gunpowder Elementary School [PHOTOS]

PERRY HALL, MD—Parking improvements have been completed at Perry Hall’s Gunpowder Elementary School, Councilman David Marks announced on Friday. The project is one that supporters say will improve mobility both at the school along Holiday Manor Road. “Parking has been a problem at Gunpowder Elementary School since before I was elected,” said Councilman Marks. “Along with the resurfacing of Baker …


Education, Events, Family

Perry Hall, Parkville High School students named 2021 Champions of Courage grand prize winners

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Ava Wehr of Perry Hall High School and Breanna Pompey of Parkville High School were honored as first- and second-place winners, respectively, in the 34th Annual Champions of Courage Black History Month Essay Competition. Wehr received a $200 scholarship, and in her honor, Perry Hall High received a $200 award. Pompey was awarded a $150 scholarship, and Parkville High …


Baltimore County Public Schools graduation rate improves to 88.5% for Class of 2020

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—The four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate for Baltimore County Public Schools has improved from 87.6 percent for the Class of 2019 to 88.5 percent for the Class of 2020, according to data released today by the Maryland State Department of Education. The statewide graduation rate decreased from 86.86 percent in 2019 to 86.75 percent in 2020. The BCPS …

Education Foundation of BCPS announces new scholarship fund honoring Perry Hall, Parkville educator

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools has announced a new scholarship fund established in honor of the late Arnold Potler, a veteran BCPS educator. Potler spent his entire career with Baltimore County Public Schools, with assignments at Sudbrook Middle School and Milford Mill, Parkville, Perry Hall, and Pikesville high schools. In addition to teaching science, Potler served …

Freezing drizzle expected overnight, BCPS to remain virtual

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Frozen precipitation will persist through the overnight hours, forecasters say. The National Weather Service says light freezing rain or freezing drizzle is expected in Baltimore County. Light snow showers are also possible as the back end of the recent storm system exits the region. Motorists should expect icy conditions and prepare for overnight refreezing, especially on bridges and overpasses. …

Olszewski announces Baltimore County’s first comprehensive enterprise-wide efficiency audit

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Wednesday announced that the County has selected Public Works, LLC, to conduct an enterprise-wide efficiency audit. The County’s first-ever comprehensive assessment will be conducted across all Baltimore County government departments and Baltimore County Public Schools to identify opportunities for fiscal savings through efficiency in operations and service delivery. “Governments should effectively and …

BCPS students, parents invited to virtual information session on applying to college

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools will hold a virtual information session on applying to college. The online event will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Stephanie Campbell, a BCPS college counselor, will host the session to assist Grade 10 and 11 students and their parents/caregivers in preparing for the college application process. The session will …

Korean percussionist Kim So Ra to perform, talk with BCPS students on Wednesday

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Korean percussionist Kim So Ra will join with Baltimore County Public Schools students on Wednesday, February 17, from 8:15 – 9:00 a.m. The online event is free and open to all. Officials say that students using Chromebooks can access this Zoom event. After clicking the link to enter the event, they should not choose to “Add Zoom to …