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

baltimore-county-public-schools-bcpsBaltimore 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 Ave., 21228

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Thursday, Oct. 11
Owings Mills High School
124 Tollgate Rd., 21117

Tuesday, Oct. 16
Chesapeake High School
1801 Turkey Point Rd., 21221

Thursday, Oct. 18
West Towson Elementary School
6914 N. Charles St., 21204

Tuesday, Oct. 30
Perry Hall High School
4601 Ebenezer Rd., 21236

BCPS Interim Superintendent Verletta White is leading a systemwide focus on literacy across the subject areas and school climate to prepare every student to graduate with not only a diploma, but a resume.

The Learning and Listening Tour is an opportunity for stakeholders from across BCPS to join the superintendent for informal conversation.


Rising BCPS seniors invited to participate in summer college boot camps

FAFSA College Student Financial AidTOWSON, 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 will invite parent participation. Many will feature guest speakers from college admissions and financial aid offices.

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Students interested in participating must register with their school counselors.

George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology
Loch Raven High School
Towson High School
Tuesday, June 19, from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
@ Loch Raven High School
1212 Cowpens Ave., 21286

Parkville High School
Thursday, June 21, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
@ Parkville High School
2600 Putty Hill Ave., 21234

Perry Hall High School
Tuesday, July 17, from 8:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.
@ Perry Hall High School
4601 Ebenezer Rd., 21236

Chesapeake High School
Eastern Technical High School
Kenwood High School
Overlea High School
Thursday, Aug. 2, from 4 – 7:30 p.m.
@ Eastern Technical High School
1100 Mace Ave., 21221

 


Incoming BCPS superintendent Verletta White to ask public for input on next strategic plan

Verletta WhiteVerletta White, who was recently appointed superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools, will host a Learning and Listening Tour throughout May 2018.

The five sessions will begin the process of gathering input directly from Team BCPS students, families, staff, and community members to inform the system’s next strategic plan.

All are invited to join Superintendent White for informal conversation on five nights throughout the county.

Time: 6 – 7 p.m. each night

When and Where:
Tuesday, May 1
Chesapeake High School (southeast)
1801 Turkey Point Rd., Essex 21221

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Thursday, May 3
Harford Hills Elementary School (northeast)
8902 Old Harford Rd., Parkville/Carney 21234

Monday, May 7
West Towson Elementary School (central)
6914 North Charles St., Towson 21204

Monday, May 14
Randallstown High School (northwest)
4000 Offutt Rd., Randallstown 21133

Monday, May 21
Catonsville High School (southwest)
421 Bloomsbury Ave., Baltimore 21228

The Learning and Listening Tour is intended to be an opportunity for stakeholders from across BCPS to inform the development of the system’s next strategic plan. The input process will continue into fall 2018.

The current five-year strategic plan, Blueprint 2.0: Our Way Forward, set out to prepare every student to graduate globally competitive with the support of personalized, blended learning, and world language instruction beginning at the elementary level.


BCPS to host FAFSA Frenzy to help parents seek financial aid for college

FAFSA College Student Financial AidNow is the time for parents of graduating high school 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 will be hosting FAFSA Frenzy events at all high schools. In addition, all seniors and parents will be welcome at two systemwide FAFSA Frenzy events.

BSPC is encouraging parents to use the federal student aid website to get started, and then plan to attend one of the FAFSA Frenzy events listed below.

When & Where:
Systemwide events

  • Kenwood High School, 501 Stemmers Run Rd., 21221 – Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Woodlawn High School, 1801 Woodlawn Dr., 21207 – Monday, Feb. 12, from 6 – 8 p.m.

School-based events

  • Catonsville High School, 421 Bloomsbury Ave., 21228 – Thursday, Feb. 22, starting at 9:45 a.m.
  • Chesapeake High School, 1801 Turkey Point Rd., 21221 – Wednesday, Feb. 14, throughout the school day
  • Dulaney High School, 255 Padonia Rd., 21093 – Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Dundalk High School, 1901 Delvale Ave., 21222 – Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Eastern Technical High School, 1100 Mace Ave., 21221 – Wednesday, Feb. 14, throughout the school day
  • Franklin High School, 12000 Reisterstown Rd., 21136 – Wednesday, Feb. 14, throughout the school day
  • George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, 938 York Rd., 21204 – Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 5 – 7 p.m.
  • Hereford High School, 17301 York Rd., 21120 – Thursday, Feb. 8, throughout the school day
  • Lansdowne High School, 3800 Hollins Ferry Rd., 21227 – contact the school counseling office at 410.887.1417
  • Loch Raven High School, 1212 Cowpens Rd., 21286 – Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 10:45 a.m. – 3:14 p.m.
  • Milford Mill Academy, 3800 Washington Ave., 21244 – Wednesday, Feb. 14, during lunch shifts
  • New Town High School, 4931 New Town Blvd., 21117 – Wednesday, Feb. 14, throughout the school day
  • Overlea High School, 5401 Kenwood Ave., 21206 – Wednesday, Feb. 14, throughout the school day
  • Owings Mills High School, 124 Tollgate Rd., 21117 – contact the school counseling office at 410.887.1702
  • Parkville High School, 2600 Putty Hill Ave., 21234 – Thursday, Feb. 1, throughout the school day
  • Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts, 8100 Wise Ave., 21222 – Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Perry Hall High School, 4601 Ebenezer Rd., 21236 – Friday, Feb. 2, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Pikesville High School, 7621 Labyrinth Rd., 21208 – contact the school counseling office at 410.887.1219
  • Randallstown High School, 4000 Offutt Rd., 21133 – Thursday, Feb. 15, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Sparrows Point High School, 7400 North Point Rd., 21219 – contact the school counseling office at 443.809.7519
  • Towson High School, 69 Cedar Ave., 21286 – Wednesday, Feb. 14, throughout the school day
  • Western School of Technology, 100 Kenwood Ave., 21228 – Friday, Jan. 26, from 6 – 8 p.m.

Police searching for 14-year-old missing from Middle River

Police in Baltimore County are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 14-year-old girl from Middle River.

Destinee Love was last seen leaving Chesapeake High School at about 10:30 a.m. after being suspended. Destiny is approximately 5‘9“, 160 pounds, has brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a red hooded sweatshirt, and a black leather jacket.

Anyone who may have information on Destinee’s whereabouts is asked to contact Police at 410-307-2020 or Precinct 11 at 410-887-0220.