Loch Raven High School to host memorial soccer game in honor of Officer Amy Caprio

Officer Amy CaprioA local high school will host a memorial soccer game in honor of a slain police officer.

Officer Amy Caprio was slain while on duty in the Perry Hall area in May.

Loch Raven High School will host a memorial soccer game vs. Parkville High School on Wednesday evening at 6 p.m.


Officer Caprio was a 2006 graduate of LRHS. In addition to playing soccer, she was very involved in many clubs and activities during her four years at Loch Raven.

The event will feature a jersey dedication at halftime, courtesy of BSN Sports.

All donations will go to support the Fallen Officers Fund.

Loch Raven High School is located at 1212 Cowpens Avenue in Towson (21286).

Nottingham-area high schools among region’s 50 best

Niche LogoOne quarter of the region’s 50 best public high schools are in Baltimore County, according to 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.

The following 13 Baltimore County Public Schools appeared in the top 50 overall:

School, ranking

  • Hereford High School, 7th
  • Eastern Technical High School, 9th
  • George W. Carver Center for Arts & Technology, 12th
  • Dulaney High School, 13th
  • Towson High School, 14th
  • Western School of Technology and Environmental Science, 15th
  • Catonsville High School, 23rd
  • Pikesville High School, 30th
  • Perry Hall High School, 33rd
  • Franklin High School, 36th
  • Loch Raven High School, 38th
  • Sparrows Point High School, 39th
  • Parkville High School, 47th

In addition, Niche compared schools in the same region for best teachers, best college prep, and most diversity. Again, Baltimore County claimed approximately a quarter of the schools on the lists for best teachers and college prep and nearly one half of those on the list for most diversity.

Best Teachers
School, ranking

  • Hereford High School, 1st
  • Eastern Technical, 2nd
  • Carver Center, 10th
  • Western School of Technology and Environmental Science, 12th
  • Catonsville High School, 17th
  • Dulaney High School, 18th
  • Towson High School, 21st
  • Loch Raven High School, 26th
  • Sparrows Point, 27th
  • Perry Hall High School, 28th
  • Western, 29th
  • Parkville High School, 31st
  • Pikesville High School, 37th
  • New Town High School, 42nd
  • Franklin High School, 48th

Best College Prep
School, ranking

  • Dulaney High School, 6th
  • Towson High School, 8th
  • George Washington Carver Center for Arts & Technology, 12th
  • Eastern Technical High School, 13th
  • Hereford High School, 14th
  • Pikesville High School, 17th
  • Western School of Technology, 21st
  • Catonsville High School, 22nd
  • Franklin High School, 29th
  • Perry Hall High School, 30th
  • Loch Raven High School, 35th
  • Parkville High School, 42nd

Most Diverse
School, ranking

  • Parkville High School, 5th
  • Lansdowne High School, 8th
  • Ridge Ruxton School, 9th
  • Dundalk High School, 11th
  • Catonsville High School, 19th
  • Owings Mills High School, 22nd
  • Carver Center, 23rd
  • Eastern Technical High School, 25th
  • Franklin High School, 26th
  • Pikesville High School, 28th
  • Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts, 29th
  • Perry Hall High School 30th
  • Kenwood High School 31st
  • BCPS Extended Day Learning Program, 32nd
  • Dulaney High School, 37th
  • Maiden Choice School, 39th
  • Loch Raven High School, 43rd
  • Battle Monument School, 46th
  • Chesapeake High School, 47th
  • Western School of Technology, 49th
  • Towson High School, 50th


Rising BCPS seniors invited to participate in summer college boot camps

FAFSA College Student Financial AidTOWSON, MD – This summer, BCPS rising seniors (students who will enter Grade 12 in the 2018-2019 school year) are invited to participate in free regional or school-specific Summer College Boot Camps.

Each camp will vary, but all will offer information and resources on the process of selecting and applying to a college and applying for financial aid. Some camps will invite parent participation. Many will feature guest speakers from college admissions and financial aid offices.


Students interested in participating must register with their school counselors.

George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology
Loch Raven High School
Towson High School
Tuesday, June 19, from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
@ Loch Raven High School
1212 Cowpens Ave., 21286

Parkville High School
Thursday, June 21, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
@ Parkville High School
2600 Putty Hill Ave., 21234

Perry Hall High School
Tuesday, July 17, from 8:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.
@ Perry Hall High School
4601 Ebenezer Rd., 21236

Chesapeake High School
Eastern Technical High School
Kenwood High School
Overlea High School
Thursday, Aug. 2, from 4 – 7:30 p.m.
@ Eastern Technical High School
1100 Mace Ave., 21221


BCPS establishes task force to explore school day length, schedules, start/end times

baltimore-county-public-schools-bcpsTOWSON, MD. – Baltimore County Public Schools has established a new task force to examine extending the length of the school day, secondary school student schedules, and start and end times for the school day.

The new School Day Taskforce, which held its first meeting last week, is comprised of approximately 50 members representing central office staff, school administrators and staff, employee bargaining units, parents, Baltimore County Student Councils, and community advisory councils.

The task force will seek opinions from the broader community through two public input meetings and a special email address – schooldaytaskforce@bcps.org – to accept public comment.

“We have convened this task force, led by William Burke, our chief of organizational effectiveness, to explore ways that we can maximize learning time for students and better support student success,” said Interim Superintendent Verletta White.

The task force has been charged with reviewing current BCPS practices, brainstorming suggested improvements, analyzing advantages and disadvantages of suggestions, and submitting recommendations to the superintendent.

Upcoming task force meetings will be held on Thursdays, June 14, July 19, August 23, September 6, September 20, and October 4.

The first public input meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria of Loch Raven High School, 1212 Cowpens Ave., 21286. A second public meeting will be held in September 2018.

Perry Hall High School students plan to join March 14 National Walkout

National Walkout 2018Students at Perry Hall High School are planning to join in the national walkout being planned for Wednesday, March 14.

According to The Action Network, “Women’s March Youth EMPOWER is calling for students, teachers, school administrators, parents and allies to take part in a #NationalSchoolWalkout for 17 minutes at 10am across every time zone on March 14, 2018.”

The National School Walkout will take place exactly one month after the Valentine’s Day massacre in Parkland, Florida where 17 people were killed during a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

The walkout’s goal is “to demand Congress pass legislation to keep us safe from gun violence at our schools, on our streets and in our homes and places of worship,” according to the event’s website.

Other nearby local schools participating include:

Chesapeake High School (21221)
Fallston High School (21047)
Loch Raven High School (21286)
Towson High School (21204)

Over 2,000 walkout events have been registered nationwide for March 14.