Education, Events

Baltimore County Public Schools to remain open for Juneteenth holiday on Friday, June 18

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools – both schools and offices – will be open and operating on normal schedules on Friday, June 18, the new federal and state holiday for Juneteenth. “We applaud the recognition of Juneteenth as a federal and state holiday,” said BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams. “However, in accordance with the 2020-2021 school calendar approved by …


Education, Events

BCPS to hold groundbreaking ceremony for new northeast elementary school next week

ROSEDALE, MD—A date has been set and ground will be broken on a new northeastern Baltimore County elementary school. Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams and Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski will join members of the Board of Education of Baltimore County and the Baltimore County Council in officially breaking ground for a new 735-seat northeastern elementary …


Gunpowder Elementary Schools holds car parade for 5th graders

NOTTINGHAM, MD—One local elementary school gave its “graduating” students a send-off they won’t soon forget. The staff at Gunpowder Elementary School held a car parade for their fifth graders on Monday. Vehicles honked and neighbors waved as the parade made its way through the community. Councilman David Marks attended the parade and joined in the festivities. The school, which recently …

Looney’s Pub Perry Hall to hold end-of-school-year teacher appreciation event

PERRY HALL, MD—Looney’s Pub Perry Hall will celebrate Baltimore County teachers later this month. The event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22nd. The celebration will feature drink specials, door prizes, and more. Anyone who works for a different county or city and lives in Perry Hall is also included. Teachers are asked to bring …

Nottingham student qualifies for National Braille Challenge

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The 2021 National Braille Challenge finalists have been announced, and a student from Nottingham is among the top 50 qualifiers in the nation. Eniolaoluwa Osunkoya will be competing in the national competition later this month. The Braille Challenge®, a program of the Braille Institute, is the only academic competition for blind or visually impaired students in the United States …

Baltimore County Public School to hire students as IT support techs for the summer

TOWSON, MD—For the third consecutive year, Baltimore County Public Schools’ Department of Information Technology (DoIT) will hire several summer employees for IT support tech I positions. Preference will be given to rising Grade 11 and Grade 12 BCPS students. “Summer is an especially busy time for BCPS,” said BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams. “Devices need to be prepared for …

Governor Hogan announces additional vetoes

ANNAPOLIS, MD—In addition to the vetoes announced earlier this week, Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced in letters to General Assembly leaders that, in accordance with Article II, Section 17 of the Maryland Constitution, he has vetoed the following legislation passed during the 2021 legislative session: HB 1322 – Primary and Secondary Education – School Personnel Not Returning to In-Person …

Parkville High School student to participate in virtual 2020-2021 All-County Honors Dance Ensemble concert

PARKVILLE, MD—The 2020-2021 All-County Honors Dance Ensemble of Baltimore County Public Schools will be featured in a virtual dance concert hosted by the Maryland State Department of Education’s Fine Arts Office.  A sophomore at Parkville High School will be one of the participants. The event, “Maryland Dances! A Statewide Dance Sharing,” will be available online on Wednesday, June 2, from …