Annapolis High School educator named 2023-2024 Maryland Teacher of the Year

BALTIMORE, MD—The 2024 Maryland Teacher of the Year has been named. Mary Kay Connerton – a physical education, health, and wellness teacher at Annapolis High School in Anne Arundel County Public Schools – has received the prestigious award. Dr. Deann Collins, Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, made the announcement last week at the 33rd Annual Teacher of the Year […]

NASA Wallops launch to be visible in Maryland on Tuesday night

BALTIMORE, MD—NASA says a Tuesday night rocket launch may be visible in Maryland, weather-permitting. The next cargo resupply mission from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility is scheduled for Tuesday, August 1, at 8:31 p.m. EDT. The Northrop Grumman Corporation Antares vehicle will deliver science and supplies to the International Space Station aboard the Cygnus spacecraft. The Cygnus spacecraft for this launch […]

20 BCPS student teams earn honors during Maryland State VEX Robotics Championships

TOWSON, MD—Twenty Baltimore County Public Schools student teams from five schools earned honors recently during the Maryland State VEX Robotics Championships. Eighteen teams from four schools also qualified for the VEX Robotics World Championship to be held in Dallas from Tuesday, April 25, through Thursday, May 4. The VEX Robotics World Championship, presented by the Northrop Grumman Foundation, brings together […]

Maryland residents get second chance to view NASA’s rescheduled Antares rocket launch

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Maryland residents will get a second chance—on a clearer night—to view a rescheduled rocket launch. The ground support equipment problem that scrubbed Thursday night’s Antares rocket launch from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility just before liftoff has been resolved. The launch has been rescheduled for Friday night.  The 5-minute launch window opens at 9:16 p.m. ET. Northrop Grumman is coordinating […]

NASA’s Antares rocket launch may be visible along the East Coast on Thursday night

UPDATE: The rocket launch has been rescheduled for Friday night. Original story below… ——— NOTTINGHAM, MD—Nottingham-area residents could be able to sneak a peek at a rocket launch on Thursday night, if the skies cooperate. Observers up and down the East Coast could see the launch of a Cygnus spacecraft (that will be heading to the International Space Station) atop […]

Middle River Middle School department chair named Northrop Grumman Foundation Teachers Academy Fellow

TOWSON, MD—Anthony V. Carter, Jr., the career and technical education department chair at Middle River Middle School, has been selected as a 2019–20 Teacher Fellow in the Northrop Grumman Foundation Teachers Academy. Carter, a resident of Havre de Grace, is one of 26 middle school science, technology, and engineering teachers receiving this designation from the Northrop Grumman Foundation and the […]

Eastern Tech team advances to VEX Robotics World Championship

TOWSON, MD – Eleven teams representing Baltimore County Public Schools have qualified to participate in the VEX Robotics World Championship, sponsored by the Northrop Grumman Foundation, to be held April 19 – 25 in Louisville, Ky. The participating teams are Dulaney High School team 1727G; Eastern Technical High School teams 5839E and 5839A; Hereford High School team 929U; Hereford Middle […]