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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 …


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Councilman Marks: Ramps for disabled to be built at Carlisle Avenue

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Friday afternoon that new ramps for the disabled will be built at the northeastern and northwestern corners of Carlisle Avenue and Ebenezer Road in Perry Hall/Nottingham (21236). The request was made by a representative of the Silver Ridge Condominium Association, which includes many seniors. Construction on the ramps is expected to take …


Board of Education seeking public comment on boundary recommendations affecting Perry Hall, Carney schools

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools announced on Friday that the public has until Saturday, June 13, to comment on a proposed adjustment to the boundary lines of four Baltimore County schools now under consideration by the Board of Education of Baltimore County. The proposed boundary change, which was presented to the Board during its May 19 work session, is necessary …

BCPS releases list of cancelled meetings, events due to closure of schools

TOWSON, MD—During the state-mandated closure of Baltimore County’s public schools, from March 16 – 27, all school-based activities and meetings will be cancelled, beginning this weekend. This list includes, but is not limited to: SAT testing (scheduled for March 14) Loch Raven High’s Community Day (scheduled for March 14) Athletics competitions Meetings of Area Advisory Educational Councils (including the March …

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, …

Maryland 529 to host Parent Information Sessions at 7 BCPS schools

TOWSON, MD—Maryland 529 –formerly the College Savings Plans of Maryland – has scheduled Parent Information Night sessions this winter and next spring at seven of Baltimore County’s middle schools. The meetings are open to all Baltimore County parents who are interested in learning more about the plans.  When & Where: Thursday, January 23, at 6:30 p.m. Catonsville Middle School, 2301 …

15 BCPS schools, 1 office earn instructional initiative grants from The Education Foundation of BCPS

TOWSON, MD—The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools has announced its newest 21st Century Instructional Initiative Grant recipients. Fifteen schools and one office earned 17 grants (most around $2,000 each). The total value of the grants is more than $32,500. Grants were awarded in the categories of Arts & Culture, Civic Literacy, Environmental Literacy, Global Awareness, and STEM (science, …

Councilman Marks: traffic safety project to be built near Perry Hall Middle

PERRY HALL, MD – Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Tuesday that construction would begin this week on a raised intersection at Joppa Road and Carlisle Avenue in Perry Hall. The project is a speed hump that covers the entire intersection. Its purpose is to help protect pedestrians from motorists who run or roll through stop signs. The $45,000 …