New episode of “BCPS News” now airing on BCPS-TV

BCPS News 2013-14 SHOW#6 12/9/13 from Baltimore County Public Schools on Vimeo.

It is also airing on Comcast channel 73 and Verizon channel 34 in Baltimore County for the next two weeks at the following times:
Mon – Sun – 12:30am, 5:30am, 8:30am, 6:30pm, 9:30pm, 10:00pm

Education Foundation, SAIL program among features of new show

TOWSON, MD. – A new episode of “BCPS News,” which spotlights Baltimore County Public Schools’ achievements and progress, is on the air through Sunday, December 22. The show is hosted by Mary Beth Marsden, a local Emmy Award®-winning broadcaster.
Produced twice monthly during the school year by BCPS-TV, “BCPS News” airs daily at 12:30 a.m., 5:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Comcast Cable Channel 73 and Verizon FiOS Channel 34 in Baltimore County. Additionally, the program is available online at and

This newest 15-minute episode includes stories about:

· The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, featuring an interview with Foundation Director Deborah Phelps.

· The school system’s 70-year partnership with The United Way in this month’s STAR (Spotlighting Talent Achievement & Results) video.
A segment called “What’s Trending” introduces viewers to the MdBioLab, a fully-equipped, state-of-the-art science laboratory aboard a tractor-trailer that recently visited Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts. The segment also features stories on the new SAIL partnership between BCPS and Baltimore County Public Library as well as a unique honor for Army National Guardsmen stationed at Fort Riley, Kans., who recently received portraits of themselves created by art students at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology.

In the show’s “Around the County” roundup, viewers can learn about the Academy of Finance at Randallstown High School, which prepares students for college and careers in business and finance. The segment also highlights an initiative at Norwood Elementary School to teach children the value of doing a good deed.

Since 1983, the school system’s television station has produced original and instructional programming, interactive DVDs, commercial satellite downlinks and live telecasts to serve the informational needs of students, parents, educators and citizens of Baltimore County. BCPS-TV also provides opportunities for BCPS students, staff and stakeholders to learn about and gain experience in television and video production. BCPS-TV student interns for the 2013-2014 school year are seniors Megan DiVenti of Perry Hall High School, McKenna Porter of Hereford High School and Niree Turner of Chesapeake High School.

Other original programs airing on BCPS-TV include “High School Sports Scene,” “Math Homework Helpers,” “Kid Conversation,” “Student Art Break,” “Student Production Showcase,” “Brain Gain,” “Up Beat” and “The Chalkboard.” BCPS-TV also records and airs systemwide music and recognition events as well as recorded and live-stream broadcasts of the public meetings of the Baltimore County Board of Education.