Education

12 BCPS high schools named among region’s 50 best, Perry Hall High School ranked No. 31

TOWSON, MD—Nearly a quarter of the region’s 50 best public high schools are in Baltimore County, according to 2021 annual rankings compiled by Niche, based on data from the U.S. Department of Education and test scores, college data, and ratings collected from Niche users. In addition, Niche ranked George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology as the nation’s 58th …


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BCPS to host online Back-to-School Summit

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools will host an online Back-to-School Summit (join here) to celebrate the start of the 2020 -2021 school year. The online summit will feature a discussion among BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams and BCPS educators about virtual instruction and the school system’s reopening plan. The public is invited to view the summit online. The summit …


Education Foundation announces 34 recipients of scholarships totaling $33,730

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools has announced 34 recipients of its scholarships this year. The total value of the scholarships awarded is $33,730. The foundation presents scholarships that it funds directly – STEM (Science, Technology, Mathematics, and Engineering) and BEEF (Business, Economics, Entrepreneur, and Finance) scholarships – as well as scholarships it manages for private philanthropic …

Essex, Woodlawn principals named 2020 BCPS Principals of the Year

TOWSON, MD—During several recent virtual school staff meetings, BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams surprised three Baltimore County school administrators with an unexpected but great announcement. To each school’s staff, he broke the big news — Mars Estates Elementary’s Kelly O’Connell is the 2020-21 Elementary Principal of the Year; Woodlawn Middle’s Rochelle Archelus is the 2020-21 Middle School Principal of …

Kenwood High, Overlea High, Eastern Tech recognized at Baltimore County Student Councils virtual end-of-year ceremony

TOWSON, MD—Leaders with Baltimore County Student Councils gathered at an online ceremony last week to celebrate the year’s achievements and present awards. The Principal of the Year – High School Award was presented to Brian Powell of Kenwood High School. In announcing the award, Makenna Hakim, a senior at Towson High School and BCSC’s chief of staff, described Powell as …

Students from Parkville, Perry Hall, Overlea, Essex to be honored online at 2020 McCormick Unsung Hero Awards

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The 80th annual McCormick Unsung Heroes Awards has been transformed into a virtual celebration which will be streamed live across the web on Monday, May 11th.  This year, student-athletes from Parkville, Perry Hall, Overlea, Essex and other portions of northeastern Baltimore County will be recognized. The annual event presented by McCormick & Company, which has been honoring unsung Baltimore …

Essex-area principals among six finalists for 2020 Principal of the Year

ESSEX, MD—Two principals from the Essex area are among six finalists for 2020-21 Baltimore County Public Schools Principal of the Year. Kelly O’Connell is in her fourth year as principal at Mars Estates Elementary School and her 18th year with BCPS. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in human resources school leadership from Towson …

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, …