Education

Crossroads Center’s Kristen Nielsen named 2019-20 BCPS Teacher of the Year

TOWSON, MD – Crossroads Center student Abby Lawson is just a few weeks away from graduation, and she credits her English language arts teacher, Kristen Nielsen, for helping her get there and being her inspiration. “Unfortunately, not every school can have her, but I was blessed with her, and everything she’s done for me,” Lawson said. Nielsen, a champion for …


Education

2019 BCPS Teacher of the Year nominees announced for Eastern Zone

Baltimore County Public Schools on Monday announced the nominees for the 2019 “Eastern Zone” Teacher of the Year award. Here are this year’s nominees, listed in alphabetical order by school. Advertisement Stephanie Lawson, Battle Grove Elementary Terry Flynn, Battle Monument Cindy Laue, Bear Creek Elementary Stacey Steinberg, Berkshire Elementary Diane Pfeifer, Chapel Hill Elementary Carrie Sprucebank, Charlesmont Elementary Irene Check, …


BCPS hosting FAFSA Frenzy to help parents of graduating seniors seek financial aid for college

It’s time for parents of graduating seniors to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). All federal grant and loan awards are determined by this free application, and nearly all colleges use the FAFSA as the basis for their own financial aid awards. To help more seniors and their families complete the FAFSA, Baltimore County Public Schools is …

Chesapeake High, Towson High students named 2019 Coca-Cola Scholar semifinalists

TOWSON, MD — Heather Howard of Chesapeake High School and Mofeed Najib of Towson High School are among the 1,896 students just named 2019 Coca-Cola Scholar semifinalists. Howard, Najib, and the other semifinalists were selected – based on their leadership, academics, and service – from among the more than 95,000 students who applied from across the nation. Forty Maryland students …

Public invited to informal sessions with BCPS interim superintendent at Perry Hall, Chesapeake High

Baltimore County Public Schools Interim Superintendent Verletta White will host a Learning and Listening Tour throughout the month of October. The five sessions provide an opportunity for Team BCPS students, families, staff, and community members to join White for informal conversation. Time: 6 – 7 p.m. on each night When and Where: Tuesday, Oct. 2 Catonsville High School 421 Bloomsbury …

Rising BCPS seniors invited to participate in summer college boot camps

TOWSON, MD – This summer, BCPS rising seniors (students who will enter Grade 12 in the 2018-2019 school year) are invited to participate in free regional or school-specific Summer College Boot Camps. Each camp will vary, but all will offer information and resources on the process of selecting and applying to a college and applying for financial aid. Some camps …