Education

Baltimore County Public Schools’ music education program earns national recognition for 17th consecutive year

TOWSON, MD— Baltimore County Public Schools has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. This is the 17th consecutive year that BCPS has earned this recognition. Now in its 24th year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to school systems that demonstrate outstanding …


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BCPS students earn 350 awards in Maryland Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools students from seven high schools and five middle schools have earned 350 awards from the Maryland Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards recognition program. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is considered the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious arts program for students in Grades 7-12. Awards are presented at the Gold Key, Silver Key, and …


Student art returns to BCPS headquarters with launch of The Superintendent’s Gallery

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Public Schools Office of Visual Arts has just launched The Superintendent’s Gallery in the administration building of the school system’s Greenwood campus. The inaugural exhibition in the gallery features 24 juried student artworks from 18 schools across the county. The works, along with written and video artist statements, can also be found in a virtual gallery …

2021 BCPS Film Expo and poster contest to accept entries beginning March 15

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—The Baltimore County Public Schools’ Film Expo Committee is now accepting entries for its poster design and film competitions. The contests will be a bit different this year. “As in past years, students in Grades 6-12 are invited to submit films,” said Sherri Fisher, BCPS coordinator of visual arts. “But this year, the BCPS Film Expo has added …

Golden Ring Middle School teacher named Eastern Region Middle Level Art Educator of the Year

ROSEDALE, MD—Camille Gibson, an art teacher at Golden Ring Middle School and department chair and visual art lead teacher for Baltimore County’s East Zone schools, has been named Eastern Region Middle Level Art Educator of the Year by the National Art Education Association. “Camille leads her classroom from her heart and with a sense of purpose,” said Sherri Fisher, Baltimore …

Perry Hall, Parkville educators to receive district arts awards at statewide reception

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Six Baltimore County Public Schools teachers and one principal have been recognized with district awards from the BCPS Office of Visual Arts through the Maryland Art Education Association (MAEA). In addition, two BCPS visual arts teachers have been nominated for state recognition. Since they cannot be honored in person at this time, the Office of Visual Arts surprised the …

BCPS launches online ‘Teacher as Artist’ exhibit

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Public Schools Office of Visual Arts this week announced its first show of the school year – the 2020 Teacher as Artist Virtual Exhibition – which features artwork by teachers from 48 schools. “Each school year welcomes this exhibition of artwork exclusively by our BCPS art educators,” said Sherri Fisher, visual arts coordinator for BCPS. “The …

7 BCPS educators to receive district arts awards, 4 teachers nominated for state-level honors

TOWSON, MD—Six Baltimore County Public Schools teachers and one principal are set to be honored with district awards from the Maryland Art Education Association. In addition, four BCPS visual arts teachers have been nominated for state-level recognition. “We are honored to recognize these amazing educators for their service and dedication to their students, schools, and field of art education,” said …