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Special book reading at Martin Boulevard Elementary to bring together students, farmers, 4-H

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—Students at Martin Boulevard Elementary School will participate in a special reading of the book “Right This Very Minute” next week. The guest reader will be a 4-H youth, and farmers from the Baltimore County Farm Bureau will be on hand to answer student’s questions. The special event will take place on Monday, October 21st, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. …


Education

Baltimore County to consider starting school before Labor Day

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Baltimore County Board of Education is considering three proposed 2020-2021 school calendar options, one of which includes beginning the school year before Labor Day. The three calendar options are as follows: Proposed BCPS 2020 – 2021 Calendars Calendar Option A: PRE-LABOR DAY START Spring Break – 10 Calendar Days Teacher Start Date: Monday, August 24, 2020 Student Start …


Rep. Elijah Cummings dies at 68, local leaders pay tribute

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore died of a long-standing illness early Thursday morning according to his office.  He was 68 years old. A spokesman for the key Democrat said that he passed away at Johns Hopkins Hospital at around 2:45 a.m. Cummings had recently been embroiled in a Twitter battle with President Donald Trump over the conditions within …

Loch Raven Technical Academy student to compete in annual Celebration of Music [VIDEO]

TOWSON, MD—Avery Markakis, a Grade 7 student at Loch Raven Technical Academy, is seeking online votes to move forward in the Celebration of Music contest. The national youth talent search, hosted by 18-year-old Ethan Bortnick, begins with a regional round. The competition is open to bands, musicians, singers, and dancers from ages 4 to 25. T The Baltimore competition features …

Police investigate threat against Perry Hall High School that circulated online

PERRY HALL, MD—Police in Baltimore County are investigating a threat that was made against Perry Hall High School. The Baltimore County Police Department says a threat that was posted to social media regarding the school has been determined to be “not credible.” Officers and members of the BCoPD Mobile Crisis Unit are working with the students who were involved in …

Overlea High School holds ribbon-cutting ceremony for new turf field [PHOTOS]

OVERLEA, MD—The field is officially open. Overlea High School held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the school’s new turf field on Friday. The new field was an $800,000 project for the school. On hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony were Councilwoman Cathy Bevins and County Executive Johnny Olszeweski. You can view more photos from the event below. [Images via County Executive Johnny …

Free health fair to be held at Overlea High School

OVERLEA, MD—The community is invited to attend a free health fair in Overlea later this month. The event will be held at Overlea High School on Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fair will be hosted by Overlea High School and the Health Education and Promotion Program of Towson University. In addition to meeting local healthcare …

Deadline extended for applications to serve on BCPS Superintendent’s Teacher and Parent Advisory Councils

TOWSON, MD—The deadline to apply to serve on the Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Council or Superintendent’s Teacher Advisory Council has been extended to Wednesday, October 9, 2019. “I truly value receiving feedback and guidance from diverse members of our community,” said Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams. “I encourage parents and teachers from across Baltimore County Public Schools …