Crime, Education, Police/Fire

Police investigating after loaded gun found at Baltimore County school

ESSEX, MD—Police are investigating after a gun was found at a Baltimore County school on Wednesday. At around 12:15 p.m., officers responded to Chesapeake High School after being notified that a loaded handgun and ammunition were discovered by a school administrator. Officers later learned the weapon was located inside of a bag in an empty classroom. No additional details are …


Education, Entertainment, Events, Family

Local BCPS educators’ artwork on display at 2021 Teacher as Artist exhibit

TOWSON, MD—The annual Baltimore County Public Schools’ Teacher as Artist exhibit is on display online and at school system headquarters. “Each school year we welcome this exhibition of artwork by our BCPS art educators and staff,” said Ryan Twentey, BCPS visual arts coordinator. “The exhibit highlights the skill and creativity of art educators who are also practicing artists. The artworks …


Perry Hall High School student named National Merit semifinalist

PERRY HALL, MD—Three Baltimore County Public Schools students from two high schools have been named semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program coordinated by the National Merit Scholarship Corp. The honored students are: Jacob B. Fey, Towson High School Tiffany T. Shum, Perry Hall High School Yousse Tewala, Towson High School “Congratulations to Jacob Fey, Tiffany Shum, and …

Boundary process for new northeast area elementary schools set to begin next week

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The first meetings of the Northeast Area Elementary Boundary Study Committee, which has been charged with creating new attendance boundaries for the new northeast elementary school and a new, larger Red House Run Elementary School, has been rescheduled. The meeting will now be held on Wednesday, September 22nd. The public is invited to attend the 6-8 p.m. meeting online …

Baltimore County Public Schools to host virtual Family College Night

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools’ Parent University will be hosting an online Family College Night for BCPS students in Grades 11 and 12 along with their parents/caregivers. The virtual event will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. Stephanie Campbell, a BCPS college counselor, will lead a virtual information session focused on preparing families for the college …

Baltimore County educator among 8 finalists for 2021 Maryland Teacher of the Year

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Department of Education has named eight finalists for 2021-2022 Maryland Teacher of the Year. The finalists are: Jing Dai of Anne Arundel County; Sidney Thomas of Baltimore City; Brianna Ross of Baltimore County, Adrin Leak of Prince George’s County; Stephanie MacKenzie of Queen Anne’s County; Lauren Greer of Talbot County; Caroline Schlegel of Washington County; and …