‘Night of Innovation’ to be held at 4 BCPS schools

STAT BCPSA “Night of Innovation” evening event this month will showcase to families how Baltimore County Public Schools is transforming teaching and learning to ensure that all students will be globally competitive graduates.

The event is being held in four of the Lighthouse schools that are demonstration sites for the changes occurring in all schools as part of S.T.A.T. (Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow).

During the event, families will learn about and experience the tech tools that are integrated into learner-centered environments on a daily basis and see how these tools are used to customize and personalize instruction.

Visitors will be able to interact with various tech tools, experience digital playgrounds, and view innovative student projects.

The event will be held on Thursday, March 30, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Chesapeake High School (located at 1801 Turkey Point Rd., 21221).

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The event will also be held on March 30 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Arbutus Middle School (located at 5525 Shelbourne Rd., 21227), Pikesville High School (located at 7621 Labyrinth Rd., 21208), and at Vincent Farm Elementary School (located at 6019 Ebenezer Rd., 21162).

At the heart of S.T.A.T. is a learner-centered approach to instruction. Students are active participants in the learning process and make choices about how and where they learn. Using redesigned curriculum in core content areas, S.T.A.T. creates a blended learning environment and places an emphasis on critical thinking and analytical skills.

Core S.T.A.T. components include BCPS One, a comprehensive platform providing information and resources to educators, parents and students; a 1:1 initiative to provide every student and teacher with a digital device to enhance personalized learning; and wireless and broadband infrastructure in every school.

Get ready to ‘Stop, Drop, & Eat’ with WMVFC

Stop Drop Eat 2017Food truck madness is coming to White Marsh.

The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company will be hosting an event in May that will feature some of Baltimore’s favorite food trucks.

Stop, Drop, & Eat” will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the station.

All ticket proceeds will support WMVFC.

Featured Food Trucks:

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All Fired Up Pizza
Deja Roux
Greek on the Street
Jimmy’s Famous Seafood
Pasta La Vista, Baby!
The Sultan
More to come…

Tickets can be purchased through the link below or at the door.

Advanced ticket purchases will include 1 raffle ticket and 1 free beverage ticket.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stop-drop-eat-tickets-32806011664

Parking is available directly across from WMVFC.

White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company is located at 5419 Ebenezer Road, White Marsh, MD, 21162.

Councilman Marks leads effort to clean up Indian Rock Park

Indian Rock ParkBaltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Thursday that he would spearhead an effort to clean up a local park.

Indian Rock Park, located off of Ebenezer Road in Perry Hall, has become overrun with litter in recent years.

Marks aims to change that, posting on Facebook:

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Our office will be organizing a group to clean and repaint the benches and remove the garbage along Indian Rock Park trail. The cleanup will be on Saturday, April 1st at 10 a.m. Meet in the Perry Hall High School parking lot closest to the trail. Bring gloves and wear clothes that can [get] dirty. We should be done in about an hour.

For more information on the Indian Rock Park cleanup effort, click here.

3rd annual Tastes & Grapes to benefit WMVFC to be held in April

Tastes and GrapesFor the third year in a row, the Perry Hall White Marsh Business Association will be doing something special to give back to the community.

On April 28, 2017, the PHWMBA will host the third annual “Tastes and Grapes” event at Dejon Vineyards, with proceeds going to benefit the White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company’s Capital Campaign.

WMVFC has outgrown its current station, which is located in a flood zone and right next to the train tracks along Ebenezer Road. They are looking to build a new facility near General Motors / Allison Transmission in White Marsh.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held last fall.

This year’s honorary chairperson will be Councilwoman Cathy Bevins.

The event will feature tastes from around the world paired with perfect wines. There will be beef, chicken, seafood, Italian and dessert tidbits from superb local restaurant and live music by Chris Montcalmo.

Tickets are $50 each and can be ordered by clicking here.

You can view more about the event on Facebook here.

Assault, robbery reported in Middle River, Essex

Police LightsPolice are investigating an assault and a robbery that took place in Middle River and Essex this week.

At just after 3 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7, the unidentified victim was struck by an ATV occupied by two unknown suspects in the 6300 block of Ebenezer Road, 21220. The ATV dragged the victim several feet before coming to a stop. The suspects fled the scene. The victim suffered minor injuries.

At 4 p.m. on February 7, the victim was on the basketball court at Sussex Elementary School in Essex when he was approached by a group of unknown suspects. The suspects stole the victim’s cellphone. Two of the suspects were later arrested.