Business, Education

English teacher at Golden Ring Middle School earns $5,000 writer/artist grant

ROSEDALE, MD—Bridget Moore, an English language arts teacher at Golden Ring Middle School, was selected from among 1,800 international applicants to receive one of 20 grants from the Sustainable Arts Foundation. The $5,000 grants are designed to benefit artists and writers who are parents. Moore plans to use her grant to develop online lessons about children’s literature. The lessons will …


Education, Events, Sci-Tech

BCPS middle school, high school students to test their STEM knowledge

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools students from 18 middle schools and 13 high schools will spend a Saturday morning testing their STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) knowledge by participating in the annual BCPS Physics Olympics, Chemathon, and Middle School STEM Fair. For the Physics Olympics and Chemathon the challenges aren’t revealed until the day of the event, but in general, …


BCPS to host Black Saga countywide finals

TOWSON, MD—The public is invited to attend the finals of the annual Baltimore County Public Schools Black Saga Competition. Teams from elementary and middle schools from across the county will compete in a demonstration of their knowledge of African American history and culture. The keynote speaker for the finals will be Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams. The finals are free, …

Golden Ring Middle, Pine Grove Middle visual arts teachers earn statewide honors

TOWSON, MD—Vernon Fains, visual arts content leader at Pine Grove Middle School, has earned the Linda Popp Leadership Award, and Camille Gibson, visual arts teacher at Golden Ring Middle School, has earned the Middle School Teacher of the Year award. The statewide awards from the Maryland Art Education Association were presented at its annual award ceremony on Dec. 15. The …

51 BCPS students selected for All-County Honors Dance Ensembles

TOWSON, MD—Fifty-one dance students from 17 Baltimore County public schools have been named to the BCPS High School and Middle School All-County Honors Dance Ensembles for the 2019-2020 school year. “We are thrilled to see our All-County ensembles continue to grow and strengthen with the addition of more dance programs in our middle and high schools,” said Sonia Synkowski, BCPS …

Golden Ring Middle School partners with American Red Cross to host community blood drive

ROSEDALE, MD—Golden Ring Middle School will host a community blood drive together with the American Red Cross later this month. The event will be held at Golden Ring Middle on Friday, November 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information or to make an appointment to donate, call 443-809-1030 or sign up online. According to the Red Cross, …

7 BCPS educators to receive district arts awards, 4 teachers nominated for state-level honors

TOWSON, MD—Six Baltimore County Public Schools teachers and one principal are set to be honored with district awards from the Maryland Art Education Association. In addition, four BCPS visual arts teachers have been nominated for state-level recognition. “We are honored to recognize these amazing educators for their service and dedication to their students, schools, and field of art education,” said …

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 …