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BCPS to resume in-person learning on January 3, Councilman Marks applauds decision

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools will resume in-person learning on January 3, Superintendent Darryl Williams announced on Thursday. With cases of the COVID-19 omicron variant rising across the state, the Maryland State Department of Education had, this week, urged schools to resume in-person learning after the holiday break and Baltimore County Councilman David Marks issued a statement echoing this sentiment. “With …


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Councilman Marks congratulates Julie Henn on Board of Education chairmanship

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Wednesday congratulated Perry Hall resident Julie Henn on being named chair of the Baltimore County Board of Education. In Baltimore County, seven board members are elected by council district, with four appointed by the Governor. The chair and vice-chair are elected by members. Henn shares the same Fifth District constituency as Councilman Marks. …


New northeast area middle school design complete, tentatively set to open in September 2024

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The design of the long-awaited new northeast area middle school (begun in 2017) is complete. On Monday night, the Board of Education received a presentation on the design of the new school from Moseley Architects, according to School Board member Julie Henn. The new 1,410-seat school, located at the Nottingham Park, site will feature a Magnet Academy of Health …

BCPS decision reversed, Perry Hall Band Boosters allowed to compete in fall travel competitions

PERRY HALL, MD—The Perry Hall High School Marching Gators have received some very good news. After Baltimore County Public Schools’ leadership initially denied the marching band’s request to participate in fall travel competitions, parents and local leaders spoke out. BCPS School Board member Julie Henn urged parents and citizens to reach out to BCPS, citing the fact that, under current …

Gunpowder Elementary outdoor stage, Perry Hall High field netting projects approved

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Privately funded capital projects for Gunpowder Elementary School and Perry Hall High School have been approved, BCPS Board Member Julie Henn announced on Wednesday. Gunpowder Elementary Outdoor Stage The Gunpowder Elementary PTA is donating the cost of the installation, materials, labor, fees, and overhead associated with building the stage area of the newly revitalized playground at Gunpowder Elementary. The new …

Bevins, Marks: New middle school, Pine Grove addition funded for construction

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilwoman Cathy Bevins and Councilman David Marks on Wednesday announced that full funding has been secured for the new northeastern middle school, as well as the addition at Pine Grove Middle School. Both projects have been fully funded by Baltimore County for several years, but delayed due to the missing state match. With the enactment of the …

BCPS breaks ground on new northeast elementary school

ROSEDALE, MD—Ground has been broken on a new northeastern Baltimore County elementary school. On Wednesday morning, Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, Councilman David Marks, Councilwoman Cathy Bevins, Delegates Carl Jackson & Harry Bhandari, and BCPS School Board member Julie Henn were among those who attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the new …

Community mourns passing of Gladys Friedel, longtime Perry Hall community leader

PERRY HALL, MD—A longtime Perry Hall icon has passed away.  Gladys Friedel, a leader in in the local Girl Scout community for more than fifty years, has died. Back in October, Delegate Joe Boteler and Councilman David Marks recognized Friedel for a half-century of service to the Girl Scouts of America. Friedel served as a mentor to thousands of Girl Scouts …