Education

BCPS: Expect ‘major’ after-school delays due to beltway closure

NOTTINGHAM, MD – Officials with Baltimore County Public Schools are advising parents to expect significant delays on Tuesday afternoon related to today’s closure of I-695. As an example, the following message was sent out to parents at Honeygo Elementary School: Good afternoon Honeygo families. This is a message regarding afternoon bus transportation for today, September 10, 2019. All schools in …


Education

Honeygo Elementary, Overlea High principals named 2019-20 BCPS Principals of the Year

TOWSON, MD – Honeygo Elementary’s Charlene Behnke and Overlea High’s Monica Sample were named the 2019-20 BCPS Elementary and Secondary Principals of the Year at last night’s Teacher and Principal of the Year ceremony at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology. “Charlene Behnke and Monica Sample are not just dedicated to students, they are dedicated to the entire …


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 …

Honeygo Elementary, Crossroads Center educators named finalists for BCPS Teacher of the Year

TOWSON, MD – Five dedicated BCPS educators have been named finalists for 2019-20 BCPS Teacher of the Year, including two from northeastern Baltimore County. Christina DeSimone, Catonsville High: DeSimone is in her fourth year as a child development teacher at Catonsville High. She previously taught seven years at Dundalk High. A second-generation BCPS educator, DeSimone leads her school’s community preschool …

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. 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, Chase …

Students from Honeygo Elementary, Perry Hall High named winners of Black History Month writing contest

TOWSON, MD – The winners of Baltimore County Public Schools annual Black History Month Writing Contest have been announced. More than 100 students entered the contest, which was cosponsored by the BCPS Offices of English Language Arts and Social Studies. Entries were received from 21 elementary schools, 10 middle schools, and three high schools. The honored students are: K – …