Business, Education, Family

Board of Education action to study northeast high school site falls short by one vote

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A new high school is planned to address school overcrowding in northeastern Baltimore County. The catch? It’s not really in the northeast. At Tuesday night’s meeting of the Board of Education of Baltimore County, Fifth District Board Member Julie Henn introduced a motion to pause finalizing the location of a planned new northeast area high school at the present, …


Education, Police/Fire

BCPS Grade 3 students honored in Baltimore County Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Poster Contest

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools’ Grade 3 students were honored last night for their participation in the annual Baltimore County Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Poster Contest. During an award ceremony at Dundalk High School, the five students received awards while 28 others received honorable mentions. Awards were presented to: 1st Place – Alan Rodriguez-Zambrano, Fifth District Elementary School 2nd place …


BCPS Superintendent Williams presents proposed Fiscal Year 2024 operating budget

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams presented a $2.59 billion operating budget proposal for Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 during the January 10 meeting of the Board of Education of Baltimore County. The proposed budget continues BCPS’ focus on raising the bar, closing achievement and opportunity gaps, and preparing all students for the future. Dr. Williams’ budget …

Stabbing reported at Baltimore County high school

UPDATE 2: Police say the juvenile suspect who was arrested is a student at the school.  All after-school activities on Tuesday have been cancelled. UPDATE: Police confirm that an “assault” has occurred at the school.  A 15-year-old victim has been transported to an area hospital with “serious” injuries and a juvenile suspect is in custody. Original story below… —— HALETHORPE, …

Baltimore County Public Schools to hold 2023 Team BCPS Day on January 12

TOWSON, MD—The start of a new year heralds the return of an annual tradition – Team BCPS Day. This year, Team BCPS Day will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2023. All community members are encouraged to wear blue and post photos on social media using #BCPSblue. Awards will be presented for photo creativity. “This year’s Team BCPS Day, Thursday, …

Councilman Marks: High school needs report unacceptable, evaluate other property

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Friday called the recently-prepared assessment of high school needs in northeastern Baltimore County unacceptable, and will introduce a resolution before the Baltimore County Council that calls for evaluating land for a new high school in the Eastside. “After months of study, the school system’s planning firm ignored the County Council’s repeated calls …

First northeast middle school boundary study meeting to be held in January

NOTTINGHAM, MD—In anticipation of two projects to alleviate middle school overcrowding, Baltimore County Public Schools will begin a middle school boundary study process. The opening of a new northeast middle school located on King Avenue is anticipated in September 2024 and the renovation and expansion of Pine Grove Middle School is expected to be completed by December 2024. Schools participating …

Baltimore County Public Library announces winter reading challenge, semester break events

TOWSON, MD—Winter break is quickly approaching for Baltimore County Public School families, and Baltimore County Public Library is ready to welcome them with open arms. The library will be hosting daily crafts, programs, and a new winter reading challenge for elementary-aged students. Normal business hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. …