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.


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).

County Exec. Don Mohler to Join BCPS Superintendent Verletta White for first day of school visits

baltimore-county-public-schools-bcpsBaltimore County Executive Don Mohler and Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Verletta White will visit with new and returning students, teachers and administrators at the following schools on the first day of classes…

Where and When: (all times are approximate)


Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Honeygo Elementary School (9:15 a.m.)
4816 E. Joppa Road, Perry Hall 21128

Victory Villa Elementary School (10:20 a.m.)
500 Compass Road, Middle River 21220

Holabird Middle School (11:25 a.m.)
1701 Delvale Avenue, Dundalk 21222

Lansdowne Elementary School (12:25 p.m.)
2301 Alma Road, Lansdowne 21227

Milford Mill Academy (1:25 p.m.)
3800 Washington Avenue, Arbutus 21244

Rosedale bank robbed, Victory Villa Elementary vandalized

Police GraphicPolice are investigating two robberies and a vandalism incident that were reported over the weekend.

At 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 22, an individual entered the utility room at Victory Villa Elementary School, located in the 500 block of Compass Road in Middle River (21220), and damaged copper tubing.


At just before 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, an individual entered the M&T Bank located in the 8300 block of Pulaski Highway in Rosedale (21237) and displayed a note to the teller implying that he had a gun. The teller gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash and then the suspect fled the scene.

At 11 p.m. on Saturday, two armed individuals approached a man in the 4900 block of Hazelwood Avenue (21206), assaulted him, and took his cash, cell phone, and wallet.

Educators from Perry Hall, Middle River, Essex among finalists for 2018 Teacher of the Year

baltimore-county-public-schools-bcpsSix dedicated, BCPS educators have been selected as finalists for 2018–19 Baltimore County Teacher of the Year.

This year’s finalists are:

  • Kimberly Burton-Regulski, Eastern Technical High. She is the department chair for mathematics, engineering, instructional technology, and computer science at Eastern Tech. She is also the innovation coordinator for her school’s Makerspace.
  • Catherine Flanagan, Victory Villa Elementary. Flanagan is a visual arts teacher at Victory Villa Elementary, where she plans the school’s annual art show. It includes contributions from every student at the school.
  • Dr. Leonora Lipinski, Perry Hall High. She is a science teacher and coordinator of Perry Hall High’s Biomedical Sciences Program.
  • Brendan Penn, Lyons Mill Elementary. Penn is a Grade 3 teacher who is active in robotics. He helped Lyons Mill’s VEX Robotics team qualify for nationals this year.
  • Robert Russell, Cockeysville Middle. Russell is a physical education teacher at Cockeysville Middle. He has served as a basketball, track and field, and tennis coach. He serves as his school’s dance club supervisor.
  • Alison Tunison, Lutherville Lab: She is an instrumental music teacher at Lutherville Lab, where she conducts her school’s steel drum band, which performs throughout the community.

Alison Tunisen Brendan Penn

“These outstanding educators are making a difference in the lives of students every day,” BCPS Interim Superintendent Verletta White said. “In order for students to be college and career ready, they must graduate with more than just a diploma. They learn innovative skills and discover what they are passionate about with the support of teachers like this year’s finalists.”

Catherine Flanagan Kimberly Burton-Regulski

One of the six finalists will be named the 2018–19 BCPS Teacher of the Year later this month and will be eligible for Maryland Teacher of the Year.

Principals at the 173 BCPS schools, programs, and centers could each nominate one educator for BCPS Teacher of the Year. The BCPS Teacher of the Year selection committee, comprised of administrators, teachers, students, and staff, selected the six finalists.

Dr. Leonora Lipinski Robert Russel

The five most recent BCPS Teachers of the Year are:

  • 2017: Rebecca Eig, Owings Mills Elementary
  • 2016: Corey Carter, Northwest Academy of Health Sciences
  • 2015: Orly Mondell, New Town High
  • 2014: Anne Cross, Gunpowder Elementary
  • 2013: Sean McComb, Patapsco High, the 2014 National Teacher of the Year

Victory Villa Elementary to hold ceremonial groundbreaking for replacement school

Victory Villa Elementary SchoolGround will soon be broken on a new school in Middle River.

Victory Villa Elementary School Principal Margaret Roberts will be joined by BCPS Interim Superintendent Verletta White and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz to break ground for a new, $39 million school to replace the existing structure.

The groundbreaking will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 17, at the Victory Villa Elementary School site, located at 500 Compass Road in Middle River (21220).

The new school, which is scheduled to open to students for the 2018-2019 school year, is designed to increase capacity at the school from 326 to 735.