Ribbon-cutting held at Honeygo Elementary School [VIDEO]

Honeygo Elementary School Ribbon Cutting It’s official.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Tuesday morning at Honeygo Elementary School, the area’s first new school in over 25 years.

Honeygo Elementary School Principal Charlene Behnke was joined by Baltimore County Public Schools Interim Superintendent Verletta White, Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler, Councilman David Marks, Councilwoman Cathy Bevins, BCPS Board Member Julie Henn, and many other elected officials.

“Congratulations to the students, educators, and staff, and thank you to all who made this possible,” said Councilman Marks.

The $49 million school, which opened to students in September, is a state-of-the-art learning environment designed to increase northeast area capacity with 725 new seats.

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Two additional schools will open in the northeast in the next several years, and money has also been allocated to plan for high schools.

Honeygo Elementary School is located at 4816 Joppa Road in Perry Hall (21128).


Ribbon-cutting to be held for new Honeygo Elementary School

baltimore-county-public-schools-bcpsUPDATE: View video from the ribbon-cutting ceremony here.

Original story below…

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Honeygo Elementary School Principal Charlene Behnke will be joined by Baltimore County Public Schools Interim Superintendent Verletta White and Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler to officially “cut the ribbon” on Baltimore County’s newest elementary school.

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The ribbon-cutting will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

The $49 million school, which opened to students in September, is a state-of-the-art learning environment designed to increase northeast area capacity with 725 new seats.

The new school building offers a design that is unique to BCPS, with two main sections connected by a middle suite of offices and hallways.

Honeygo Elementary School is located at 4816 Joppa Road in Perry Hall (21128).


Victory Villa Elementary School to cut ribbon on new replacement building

baltimore-county-public-schools-bcpsVictory Villa Elementary School Principal Margaret Roberts will be joined by Baltimore County Public Schools Interim Superintendent Verletta White and Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler to officially “cut the ribbon” on a new, $39.1 million school that replaced the existing structure.

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The ribbon-cutting will be held on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 10 a.m.

The new school, which opened to students in September, is a state-of-the-art learning environment designed to increase capacity at the school from 326 to 735.

The new school building is a two-story, 97,878-square-foot learning center, which includes updated technology; air conditioning; separate drives for parents, buses, and deliveries; and additional parking.

Victory Villa Elementary School is located at 500 Compass Road in Middle River (21220).


Public invited to informal sessions with BCPS interim superintendent at Perry Hall, Chesapeake High

baltimore-county-public-schools-bcpsBaltimore County Public Schools Interim Superintendent Verletta White will host a Learning and Listening Tour throughout the month of October.

The five sessions provide an opportunity for Team BCPS students, families, staff, and community members to join White for informal conversation.

Time: 6 – 7 p.m. on each night

When and Where:

Tuesday, Oct. 2
Catonsville High School
421 Bloomsbury Ave., 21228

Thursday, Oct. 11
Owings Mills High School
124 Tollgate Rd., 21117

Tuesday, Oct. 16
Chesapeake High School
1801 Turkey Point Rd., 21221

Thursday, Oct. 18
West Towson Elementary School
6914 N. Charles St., 21204

Tuesday, Oct. 30
Perry Hall High School
4601 Ebenezer Rd., 21236

BCPS Interim Superintendent Verletta White is leading a systemwide focus on literacy across the subject areas and school climate to prepare every student to graduate with not only a diploma, but a resume.

The Learning and Listening Tour is an opportunity for stakeholders from across BCPS to join the superintendent for informal conversation.

Twelve schools win Team BCPS Clean Green 15 Litter Challenge

baltimore-county-public-schools-bcpsBaltimore County is a little bit cleaner and greener thanks to the efforts of school children and community members who participated in this year’s Team BCPS Clean Green 15 Litter Challenge.

County Executive Don Mohler, Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Verletta White, and Debbie Phelps, Executive Director of the Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, announced on Tuesday morning that twelve Baltimore County public schools were winners in this program, which resulted in thousands of volunteers participating in more than three hundred litter clean-ups around the county over the past year.

“We are just delighted with the enthusiastic response we’ve gotten to this program from our students, teachers and groups in the community who take pride in helping to clean up our neighborhoods and keep litter out of our waterways and the environment,” Mohler said.

“The Clean Green 15 Challenge is an effective, real-world way for our students to learn about the environment as they demonstrate pride in their schools and communities,” said BCPS Superintendent Verletta White.

“The Clean Green 15 challenge is a great, hands-on way for students and community members to get involved and make a difference by putting litter in its place,” said Baltimore County Council Chair Julian Jones.

Clean Green 15 Results:

Tons of Litter Collected, Thousands of Grant Dollars Distributed to Schools

The 2018 program resulted in 338 clean-ups conducted by 5,057 volunteers who picked up 3,471 bags of litter and debris. This is a 29% increase in volunteers over last year!

In addition to litter, Clean Green 15 volunteers collected many tons of bulk trash items from parks, stream banks, schoolyards and other locations around Baltimore County. Clean-ups included schoolchildren as well as community-based volunteer activity.

Through the Team BCPS Clean Green 15 Litter Challenge, the Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools awarded grants to the top winning schools to fund school-based instructional projects emphasizing the theme of environmental literacy.  Examples could include installing a reading garden or rain garden, planting trees, diverting downspouts, or environmental education projects. Six schools won Honorable Mention awards and received technology prizes.

Team BCPS Clean Green 15 Litter Challenge 

Winning Schools—2018

AwardPrizeSchool
Grand Prize—Volunteers$3,000 grantReisterstown Elementary School
Grand Prize—Weight$3,000 grantGeneral John Stricker Middle School
Elementary Schools Prize$1,500 grantChesapeake Terrace Elementary School
Middle Schools Prize$1,500 grantParkville Middle School and Center for Technology
High Schools Prize$1,500 grantDulaney High School
Special Schools Prize$1,500 grantBattle Monument School
Honorable MentioniPadBear Creek Elementary School
Honorable MentioniPadEdgemere Elementary School
Honorable MentioniPadLansdowne High School
Honorable MentioniPadMilbrook Elementary School
Honorable MentioniPadPerry Hall Middle School
Honorable MentioniPadStoneleigh Elementary School

2018 Sponsors:

BGE, Comcast, Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability