Education, Entertainment

51 BCPS students selected for All-County Honors Dance Ensembles

TOWSON, MD—Fifty-one dance students from 17 Baltimore County public schools have been named to the BCPS High School and Middle School All-County Honors Dance Ensembles for the 2019-2020 school year. “We are thrilled to see our All-County ensembles continue to grow and strengthen with the addition of more dance programs in our middle and high schools,” said Sonia Synkowski, BCPS …


Education

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, …


Stemmers Run Middle School authorized as an International Baccalaureate World School for the Middle Years Programme

ESSEX, MD—Stemmers Run Middle School has become the first Baltimore County public school authorized by the International Baccalaureate as an IB World School for the Middle Years Programme (MYP). In a letter to Principal Bryan Thanner, IB’s Director General Siva Kumari wrote, “As an IB World School offering the MYP, you are part of a global community of schools committed …

Board of Education to hear Perry Hall Middle overcrowding relief proposals

PERRY HALL, MD – The construction of the new Nottingham-area middle school has been delayed indefinitely ever since the state senate failed to pass a school construction initiative earlier this year. In the wake of this decision, Baltimore County Councilman David Marks and BCPS Board Member Julie Henn have requested alternative relief options for the overcrowded conditions at Perry Hall …

2019 BCPS Teacher of the Year nominees announced for Eastern Zone

Baltimore County Public Schools on Monday announced the nominees for the 2019 “Eastern Zone” Teacher of the Year award. Here are this year’s nominees, listed in alphabetical order by school. Stephanie Lawson, Battle Grove Elementary Terry Flynn, Battle Monument Cindy Laue, Bear Creek Elementary Stacey Steinberg, Berkshire Elementary Diane Pfeifer, Chapel Hill Elementary Carrie Sprucebank, Charlesmont Elementary Irene Check, Chase …

Teams from Stemmers Run Middle, Eastern Tech qualify for State MESA Day

TOWSON, MD – First-place challenge wins at Baltimore Regional MESA Day have qualified teams from six Baltimore County schools to compete at the State MESA Day competition. The qualifying teams are from Chadwick, Randallstown, and Timber Grove elementary schools, Deer Park Magnet and Stemmers Run middle schools, and Eastern Technical High School. Fifteen elementary, middle, and high schools participate in …

Kenwood High student named 2019 Carson Scholar, 29 previously named scholars recognized for excellence

TOWSON, MD – Sixteen Baltimore County Public Schools students have been named 2019 Carson Scholars by the Carson Scholars Fund. In addition, 29 BCPS students previously named Carson Scholars are being honored for their excellence. The students are: 2019 Carson Scholars Autumn Blackwell, Grade 11, Kenwood High Ellie Carr, Grade 5, Sparks Elementary Zachary Chait, Grade 5, Summit Park Elementary …

Stemmers Run Middle educators recognized at statewide ceremony for technology and engineering education

TOWSON, MD. – The Technology and Engineering Association of Maryland (TEEAM) honored six Baltimore County Public Schools educators at its Awards Banquet on February 22 at the Engineers Club in Baltimore. The six honored educators are: Nicole Boyd and James Hemming, Stemmers Run Middle School, who received the Program Excellence Award Jennifer McGough, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and …