Police searching for missing Rosedale girl

Nicole Barahona-ArriolaPolice in Baltimore County are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 15-year-old girl missing from the Rosedale area.

Nicole Barahona-Arriola is a Hispanic female, approximately 4’11”, 90 pounds, with brown eyes and long brown hair. She was last seen on November 16 around 8 a.m. leaving for school at Parkville High School, but she skipped school that day.

She is believed to be staying in the area of North Highland Avenue in Baltimore City.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Nicole Barahona-Arriola is asked to contact the Baltimore County Police Department at 410-307-2020.

The incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department Crimes Against Children Unit.

Groundbreaking ceremony held for new northeast elementary school

Perry Hall School GroundbreakingA groundbreaking ceremony for Perry Hall’s new elementary school was held on Monday morning.

Charlene Behnke, principal of the new northeast elementary school, was joined by BCPS Interim Superintendent Verletta White, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, Fifth District Councilman David Marks, school board member Julie Henn, and other dignitaries to break ground on the new, $49 million school in the Perry Hall/White Marsh area of Baltimore County.

The new school will be located at 4816 Joppa Road, Perry Hall, MD, 21128.

“Our rezoning decisions have lightened the impact of development on overcrowding,” said Councilman Marks. “Now we have officially broken ground on the first of three new schools to eliminate this problem. I grew up a half-mile from this school site. It will serve the bulk of central Perry Hall, both older neighborhoods and the newer Honeygo communities.”

The new school, which is scheduled to open to students for the 2018 – 2019 school year, will have a state-rated capacity of 725 seats and is planned to meet the silver LEED environmentally-friendly building standards.

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New northeast Baltimore County elementary school to hold ceremonial groundbreaking

groundbreakingA new school in northeastern Baltimore County is set to break ground.

Charlene Behnke, principal of the new northeast elementary school, will be joined by BCPS Interim Superintendent Verletta White and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz to break ground for a new, $49 million school in the Perry Hall/White Marsh area of Baltimore County.

The groundbreaking will be held on Monday, November 20, at 10:30 a.m. at the site of the new school, which will be located at 4816 Joppa Road, Perry Hall, MD, 21128.

“This is Perry Hall’s first new school in a quarter-century, and one of three additional schools that will reduce overcrowding in northeastern Baltimore County,” said Baltimore County Fifth District Councilman David Marks. “It is a significant milestone for the families of Perry Hall and White Marsh.”

The new school, which is scheduled to open to students for the 2018 – 2019 school year, will have a state-rated capacity of 725 seats and is planned to meet the silver LEED environmentally-friendly building standards.

 

Baltimore County recognizes Eastern Tech

Kamenetz Eastern Tech NicheAs part of Baltimore County’s celebration of American Education Week, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz honored seven Baltimore County public high schools ranked among the region’s 25 best by Niche, a nationally recognized website that evaluates schools and neighborhoods.

Niche recently released its 2018 rankings of every public and private school in the country, ranking them by city, state, and metropolitan area. High schools were given a final letter grade, based on a series of grades given in a wide variety of categories, including diversity, quality of the teachers, academic curriculum and the promotion of health and wellness. The Baltimore Business Journal reviewed Niche’s data and published a listing of the top 25 high schools in the Baltimore region, including seven BCPS high schools.

Kamenetz presented Executive Citations to the principals and student and staff representatives of these schools:

  • Catonsville High School
  • Dulaney High School
  • Eastern Technical High School
  • Hereford High School
  • George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology
  • Towson High School
  • Western School of Technology

“We are delighted that almost one-third of the top 25 high schools in our region are right here in Baltimore County,” said Kamenetz, who joked to the parents present at the event that their property values had just gone up based on the rankings. “These ranking are another testament to the excellent work being done by everyone in our school system.”

“I appreciate this opportunity to celebrate these schools that are truly jewels of their communities,” said BCPS Interim Superintendent Verletta White. “There is no mystery behind such excellence. It is the result of everyday commitment and dedication by leaders, staff, and families to prepare students for lifelong success. I am particularly proud of our schools for their well-rounded combination of high achievement, positive climates, and strong academic and extracurricular programming.”