Business, Education

25 BCPS students to convene for welcoming retreat to new Outstanding Young Women Leaders Program at Towson University

TOWSON, MD—One Grade 11 student from each Baltimore County public high school has been selected to participate in the 2020 cohort of the Outstanding Young Women Leaders Program, a new initiative of the Towson University Women’s Leadership Collective. The Collective was conceived by Dr. Nancy Grasmick, the Presidential Scholar and Women’s Leadership Ambassador at Towson University.  It builds on the …


Education, Weather

BCPS cancels all Saturday activities

TOWSON, MD—Due to impending inclement weather, Baltimore County Public Schools will cancel all activities on Saturday, January 18th. This includes all events and activities at any BCPS facility. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Baltimore County from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday. A total of 1 to 3 inches of snow is expected. The State Highway …


Deadline extended for applicants to serve on Board of Education’s Ethics Review Panel

TOWSON, MD—The Board of Education of Baltimore County is seeking an interested volunteer citizen to fill a vacancy on its Ethics Review Panel. The Panel serves as an advisory body to the Board for purposes of interpreting its Ethics Code policies. The panel consists of five members appointed by the Board of Education. To be eligible for consideration for this …

BCPS students, teachers participate in Take a Leap Baltimore County Dance Celebration

TOWSON, MD – Baltimore County Public Schools dance students and teachers are participating in the annual Take A Leap Baltimore County Dance Celebration. This year’s celebration, taking place through February 29, features national and regional professional performers, master classes with guest artists, and showcases of local student dance and choreography. Featured performances at the Gordon Center include contemporary dance from …

Classroom support is clear focus of budget proposal for county schools

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams proposed a $1.82 billion operating budget for FY2021 at Thursday night’s meeting of the Board of Education. Dr. Williams prioritized classroom instruction and supports through the addition of 482.5 positions. “Emphasis has been placed on instruction, professional development, and our facilities,” said Dr. Williams. “Our focus needs to be on …

Gas leak forces closure of middle school in Joppa

JOPPA, MD—Crews were in the scene of a gas leak in Joppa on Friday morning. Units from Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Conpany responded to Magnolia Middle School at just after 8 a.m. The school has been evacuated and closed for the day, per JMVFC. Fire crews, BGE, and Harford County Public Schools facilities are working to locate the source of the …

Middle River Middle School department chair named Northrop Grumman Foundation Teachers Academy Fellow

TOWSON, MD—Anthony V. Carter, Jr., the career and technical education department chair at Middle River Middle School, has been selected as a 2019–20 Teacher Fellow in the Northrop Grumman Foundation Teachers Academy. Carter, a resident of Havre de Grace, is one of 26 middle school science, technology, and engineering teachers receiving this designation from the Northrop Grumman Foundation and the …