Education, Events

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, …


Business, Education

Joppa View Elementary student selected as Baltimore Chick-fil-A Kid Correspondent

JOPPA, MD—Bryce Garrett, a Grade 8 student at Sudbrook Magnet Middle School, and Alexis Orzolek, a Grade 4 student at Joppa View Elementary School, have been selected as two of the 12 Chick-fil-A Kid Correspondents for FOX45. This is the third year that FOX45 has teamed with the 42 Baltimore-area Chick-fil-A restaurants to select Kid Correspondents. The educational competition was …


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. Story continues below 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 …

Joppa View Elementary teacher receives National Board Certification

TOWSON, MD – Four Baltimore County Public Schools teachers have achieved National Board Certification, bringing the total number of National Board-certified teachers in the school district to 134. The teachers whose certification was announced on December 10 by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards are: • Ellen Kusterer, English Language Arts/Adolescence and Young Adulthood, Catonsville High School • Catherine Madison, …

BCPS changing arrival, dismissal times at some Nottingham-area schools

TOWSON, MD – Baltimore County Public Schools is changing arrival and dismissal bell times at a limited number of schools for 2018-2019 school year. “The times are being changed to achieve more efficient school operations, said Interim Chief Academic Officer Dr. Mary McComas. “The changes are slight in most cases, and we want parents to be aware of them as early …

BCPS school libraries offer summer hours, activities

NOTTINGHAM, MD — School is out for summer (mostly), but many Baltimore County public school libraries are still in. This year, several local Baltimore County Public Schools elementary school libraries are offering special summer hours during which students can check out books, write stories, use computers, and engage in makerspace and other activities. Here are summer hours at BCPS school …

Parents invited to learn more about new elementary school in northeast area

Charlene Behnke, the principal of the new elementary school in the Northeast area, is inviting parents and guardians to learn more about the new school and share ideas at any of four meetings. At the principal meet-and-greets, coffee will be provided. The meetings will be held at the following locations on the following dates: Monday, April 16, 2018, at 6:30 …

Proposed boundary hearing scheduled for new Northeast Elementary School

As NottinghamMD first reported earlier this month, the Baltimore County Board of Education will hold a public hearing to seek input concerning proposed boundary lines for the new Northeast Elementary School on Joppa Road. The hearing will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. at Perry Hall Middle School, 4300 Ebenezer Road, Baltimore, Maryland, 21236. In the …