Business, Education, Events

BCPS to host job fair for retired professionals interested in working for school system

TIMONIUM, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools will be holding a job fair later this month for retired professionals who are interested in working for the school system. BCPS seeks teachers (in all content areas), speech and language pathologists, school psychologists, school counselors, school nurses, substitute teachers, and additional adult assistants. The event will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on …


Education, Entertainment, Family

Parkville Middle School student wins first place in Baltimore County Public Library’s horror story writing contest

TOWSON, MD—Three Baltimore County Public Schools students swept the “under 21” category of Baltimore County Public Library’s Tales of the Dead Short Horror Story Contest. Polly Sloan, a Grade 7 student at Parkville Middle School, won first place for “The Letters from No One,” about a man receiving mysterious and terrifying letters predicting his imminent death. Second place went to …


Baltimore County NAACP honors BCPS Superintendent Williams with Excellence in Education Award

TOWSON, MD—Dr. Darryl L. Williams, superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools, has received the 2021 Excellence in Education Award from the Baltimore County chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The award was presented October 10 during the NAACP’s Freedom Fund Awards Banquet, held virtually this year. Each year, during its awards ceremony, the Freedom Fund …

BCPS mental health supervisor named Mental Health Professional of the Year

TOWSON, MD—Courtney Brown, LCSW-C, supervisor of mental health services for Baltimore County Public Schools, has been honored by the National Alliance for Mental Illness Metropolitan Baltimore (NAMI) as the recipient of the 2021 Frances J. Lentz Mental Health Professional of the Year Award. This annual award recognizes an exemplary mental health professional who significantly improves the lives of patients and …

BCPS social studies educator Brianna Ross selected as Maryland’s 2021-22 Teacher of the Year

TOWSON, MD—Brianna Ross, a history teacher at Deer Park Middle Magnet School, has been named the 2021-2022 Maryland state Teacher of the Year. Each of the 24 Maryland school jurisdictions selects an outstanding teacher to compete for the award. Ross was one of eight finalists selected by the Maryland State Department of Education. “Team BCPS joins the entire state in …

Perry Hall vs. Parkville to be featured in 2021 Ravens RISE High School Football Showdown

NOTTINGHAM, MD—After a year off due to COVID-19, the Ravens RISE High School Football Showdown returns in 2021, and two local favorites will square off in one this year’s games. The Week 5, Baltimore County contest will feature the Perry Hall Gators vs. the Parkville Knights. The voting period ended on Wednesday and the game will be held on October …

Public invited to third virtual meeting of Northeast Area Elementary Boundary Study

ROSEDALE, MD—Members of the Baltimore County Public Schools community are invited to attend the third meeting of the Northeast Area Elementary Boundary Study Committee, which has been charged with creating attendance boundaries for the new northeast elementary school and a new, larger Red House Run Elementary School. The meeting will be held 6 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 13, …

Councilman Marks: Perry Hall High School Homecoming Parade to be held along Ebenezer Road in October

UPDATE: The parade has been moved up to 4 p.m. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—Perry Hall High School’s annual Homecoming Parade will be held on Ebenezer Road in October, Councilman David Marks announced on Thursday. The parade will take place on Friday, October 8 in the late afternoon, with a start between 4:45 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. (now 4:00 …