News from Baltimore County Public Schools
Students at 74 Team BCPS Schools participated in Hour of Code activities Dec. 5-9. Even kindergarten students had the opportunity to learn valuable computer science skills. Many participating schools shared photos on Twitter of what students were learning. You can see them here.
We can’t wait for the next Team BCPS Day. Once again, we are asking students, families and supporters of Team BCPS to wear blue Thursday, Jan. 12. Share photos of the event using the hashtag #BCPSBlue on social media. Have questions? Our latest blog post can answer them.
Video of the Week: Debut episode of @BCPS:
BCPS TV is excited to present a new program that will showcase all the great things happening in our schools. Join us for a journey to Eastern Technical High for the premiere and learn more about what is happening throughout the system!
The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools
Throughout the year, individuals spread kindness in many ways supporting students and schools, and we can’t thank them enough for their generosity. But this time of year is a particularly special time where our community partners celebrate and share kindness with others. Learn how the sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma sorority at Stevenson University and Woodbrook Baptist Church congregation members partnered with us to reach out to those in need. Read more.
Parenting Tip of the Week:
Find the resources your family needs to be successful
We would like to wish everyone a safe, relaxing and enjoyable winter break! This year’s winter break is from Friday, Dec. 23 – Monday, Jan. 2. Schools reopen Tuesday, Jan. 3. There are lots of holiday-related events taking place throughout the community we thought you might be interested in. We have shared a link to community happenings at the Parent University Personal Growth page. Also be sure to check out our updated Parent University Schedule of Events.
Photo of the Week – from Lyons Mill Elementary
At the Lyons Mill Elementary Winter Concert, students performed in English, Spanish and American Sign Language! This multilingual performance was the first for the school’s American Sign Language Club, shown in the photo. We are so proud of the students. Photo courtesy of Brittania Hebeler.
A weekly memo from the superintendent
Throughout the school year, I take as many opportunities as possible to interact with students, to learn what most concerns them, and to share my school experiences with them. This week, I have the honor of addressing our Leadership Summit for Young Men in High School. For the past three years, we have alternated offering this professional learning opportunity to our male or female high school students. This week’s summit will welcome Dr. Mark Bedell as keynote speaker. Dr. Bedell is a former BCPS assistant superintendent who is now the superintendent of Kansas City Public Schools in Missouri.
As the year winds down, please know how much I appreciate your involvement as a valuable member of Team BCPS. The crucial work of preparing every student for the future is only possible with the collective support of families, community members, business leaders, and local partners.
Thank you, and please enjoy a safe and joyous holiday.
Happening This Week…
12/19 Northeast Area Education Advisory Council meeting at Perry Hall High
12/20 Leadership Summit for Young Men at Radisson Hotel North Baltimore
12/20 Board of Education of Baltimore County meeting
12/23 Winter break begins.
1/3 Schools reopen for students.
Visit here to learn more about these and many other events this week.