Education

Villa Cresta educator named Paraeducator of the Year by Education Support Professionals of Baltimore County

PARKVILLE, MD—Pam Brocato, paraeducator for students who are deaf and hard of hearing at Villa Cresta Elementary School, has been selected as the 2022-2023 Paraeducator of the Year by the Education Support Professionals of Baltimore County. “Congratulations to Pam Brocato for receiving this honor,” said Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams. “In schools across the county, paraeducators …


Education

20 BCPS students earn PTA Reflections honors at county and state level

TOWSON, MD—Twenty Baltimore County Public Schools students have earned honors at the county and state levels in the National PTA Reflections program. Two students have qualified for national level competition. The National PTA Reflections program is an arts contest that has engaged more than 10 million students since 1969. Awards are divided among primary (preschool – Grade 2), intermediate (Grades …


Nottingham-area elementary schools to join BCPS AVID College Readiness System

Baltimore County Public Schools is expanding its schoolwide AVID College Readiness System to 10 additional elementary schools, beginning in the 2019 – 2020 school year. This school year, BCPS offers AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, in 22 high schools, three alternative schools, 19 middle schools, and one elementary school (Holabird). “Through AVID –– students throughout a school …

BCPS earns national honors for music education, digital citizenship, and communications in 4th quarter

TOWSON, MD. – During the months of April through June, Baltimore County Public Schools continued to earn recognition for its students, schools, and staff. National awards included system-wide excellence in music education, digital citizenship, and communications. “Looking back on the 2017-2018 school year, I am simply amazed by the depth and the range of talent demonstrated by our students, staff, …

Final suspect in Parkville school carjacking identified, charged as an adult

The last suspect in the Villa Cresta Elementary School carjacking, who was arrested on Tuesday, has been charged as an adult. The suspect has been identified as Celandra Lace Lacruze, 16, of the 4000 block of Starbrook Circle, 21133. Lacruze has been charged with carjacking, robbery, and theft of auto. She is currently being held at the Baltimore County Detention …

Last two arrests made in connection with carjacking of pregnant teacher at Parkville school

UPDATE: The final suspect is now being charged as an adult and has been identified – click here for details. Original story below… —— The last two suspects, both juveniles, involved in the carjacking of a Baltimore County school teacher at Villa Cresta Elementary School have been arrested. The victimized school teacher at Villa Cresta Elementary School suffered minor injuries …

Two arrested in connection with carjacking of pregnant teacher in Parkville

UPDATE 2: The final suspect is now being charged as an adult and has been identified – click here for details. UPDATE: All four suspects have now been arrested – click here for details. Original story below… —— Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Department have made two arrests in connection with the Friday carjacking of a pregnant teacher at …

Group of women attack pregnant teacher, steal her car at Parkville school

UPDATE 3: The final suspect is now being charged as an adult and has been identified – click here for details. UPDATE 2: All four suspects have now been arrested – click here for details. UPDATE: Police have arrested two female juveniles in connection with this incident. Original story below… —— A pregnant teacher was attacked at a Parkville school …