Education, Events, Family

Baltimore County Public Schools officials release 2021 high school graduation schedule

NOTTINGHAM, MD— Baltimore County Public Schools’ 2021 graduating seniors will have their opportunity to take the traditional walk across the stage to receive their diplomas. The school system has released the following graduation schedule. All dates and times are subject to change based upon health metrics. Students and their families are encouraged to visit the BCPS website for updates. All …


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Baltimore County launches ‘Healing Starts Here’ COVID-19 vaccine education campaign

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Wednesday announced the “Healing Starts Here” campaign to educate residents about the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine and how they can register to receive it. The campaign aims to increase public confidence among residents currently underrepresented on the County’s vaccine registry by enlisting the support of trusted voices — including athletes, …


Police: $15,000 reward offered for information on unsolved 2009 homicide of Daniel Coverston

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Detectives continue to search for information that may help solve the 2009 Valentine’s Day murder of Towson University student Daniel Coverston. Daniel’s body was discovered in his apartment in the 7000-block of Lachlan Circle (21239) at just after 2:45 p.m. on that Saturday afternoon. Coverston had left his door unlocked for friends to periodically check on him as …

Perry Hall High School senior receives Outstanding Young Women Leaders Program award

PERRY HALL, MD—Six Baltimore County Public Schools seniors received awards and scholarships for their participation in the first cohort of the Outstanding Young Women Leaders Program, a partnership between Towson University and BCPS. The awards were presented during a virtual ceremony on January 28, which featured BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams and Dr. Nancy S. Grasmick, Presidential Scholar and …

Olszewski makes key personnel announcements

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski this week made the following personnel announcements: Nominated C. Pete Gutwald to serve as Director of the Department of Permits Approvals and Inspections, effective January 15, 2021 Nominated Steve Lafferty to serve as Director of the Department of Planning effective January 15, 2021, and Named Jennifer M. Lynch, PhD. as Baltimore County’s Director of …

Maryland receives grants to combat addiction, support mental health programs for juveniles, support safety of law enforcement officers

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur on Monday announced a series of grants that would be awarded to various Maryland institutions. Over $2.9 million in Department of Justice grants will help fight drug abuse and addiction in Maryland, over $622,000 will be awarded to the Maryland Office of the Public Defender to support juvenile justice initiatives to reduce crime and …

Maryland State Department of Education announces additional COVID-19 relief grants for Maryland schools, universities

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Department of Education on Wednesday announced $10 million in grant awards to support Maryland schools and universities as they continue to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants are being awarded through federal CARES Act funding to local school systems, public schools, nonpublic schools, as well as public and private universities that demonstrate unique …

Baltimore County to host webinar on role of non-profits, Congressional efforts, in supporting COVID-19 recovery

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County will host a webinar to discuss how the nonprofit sector has met the challenge to supplement government resources, helping to ensure that people have access to food, housing support and other critical community services for “The Evolving Role of Non-Profits and the Federal Government in the COVID-19 Response.” This will be the sixth session in the County-hosted …