Education, Events, Family, Sci-Tech

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, Entertainment, Events, Family

Local students named winners in 2020 BCPS Film Expo

TOWSON, MD—Using live action and animation, Annabelle Jones, a student at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, created the lyrical film that earned best in show honors in the 2020 BCPS Film Expo. In its fifth year, the BCPS Film Expo is Baltimore County’s largest student film competition. This year’s event is being held as an online festival …


Parkville Middle special educator named 2020 BCPS Teacher of the Year

PARKVILLE, MD—Parkville Middle School’s Robert Runk has been named the Baltimore County Public Schools 2020 Teacher of the Year. When Runk started coaching his children in soccer, many parents asked if he was a teacher because of how well he communicated with the young players. He was not, but the enjoyment he experienced from working with youth motivated him to …

Parkville Middle special education teacher among finalists for 2020 Teacher of the Year

PARKVILLE, MD—Five Baltimore County Public Schools educators have been named finalists for 2020-21 BCPS Teacher of the Year, one of whom is a special education instructor at Parkville Middle School. Robert Runk is a special education teacher at Parkville Middle. He also served as a paraeducator there. He leads a mentorship program for male students at Parkville Middle and leads …

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, …

Parkville Precinct collecting food for needy families

PARKVILLE, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department’s Parkville Precinct is collecting food for 9 needy families. Items needed for the Thanksgiving baskets include turkey, gravy, boxed potatoes, canned vegetables, dinner rolls, cranberry sauce, stuffing mix, and more. Monetary gifts and gifts cards will also be accepted. Items may be taken directly to the Parkville Precinct, Parkville Middle School, and/or Pine Grove …

Local students recognized in BCPS Chess Championships

TOWSON, MD – A record 232 students from 51 schools participated in the 9th Annual Baltimore County Public Schools Chess Championships. In the Elementary School Division, the individual winners are: 2019 Elementary School Champion – Atharv Dashora, Cromwell Valley (perfect score of 6-0) 2nd Place – Oluwaseun Onaolapo, Lyons Mill 3rd Place – Conner Van Buskirk, Orems 4th Place – …