BCPS and Baltimore County have gone blue! Will you?

Join in the January 15 launch of new campaign

TOWSON, MD. – This week, both the administration building of Baltimore County Public Schools and the dome of the Historic County Courthouse will be bathed in blue lights to signal the launch on Wednesday of “We Are Team BCPS,” a campaign designed to celebrate and expand the coalition of teachers, staff, students, parents and supporters committed to providing high-quality education for every child. The blue lighting will remain through Wednesday night.

To kick off the campaign, current, former and future students, teachers, staff, volunteers, partners and supporters of the school system are encouraged to wear blue on January 15 to show their pride in being part of the Team.

The “We Are Team BCPS” campaign will continue to unfold throughout the year and will include a variety of components and activities, including signs, public service announcements and a new Team BCPS Web page focused on how Team members can be involved.

The community is invited to participate in the campaign launch in several ways:

Team BCPS Day – January 15

To mark the occasion, the school system welcomes photographs and videos of Team members displaying their “BCPS blue” pride. Submissions can be sent to BCPS via Twitter (@BaltCoPS, #BCPSblue) or Facebook.

The best images and videos received on January 15 will be featured on the BCPS website (www.bcps.org) and Facebook page. BCPS will highlight the best images in the following categories:

  • Youngest (age included)
  • Oldest (age included)
  • Farthest away from Baltimore County (location included)
  • Most creative
  • Most spirited
  • Most representative of Team BCPS ideals
  • Best external stakeholder/community submission
  • Largest assembly (count included)

Story Sharing

Also beginning January 15, Team BCPS members are invited to share short paragraphs or videos about how BCPS has impacted their lives. Members should include their names and how they are connected to BCPS. Recommended paragraph length is 250 words, and recommended video length is 30 seconds. Sending photos to accompany the paragraphs is encouraged. The testimonials can be submitted to communications@bcps.org and might appear on BCPS-TV, Facebook, the BCPS blog or in the BCPS weekly e-newsletter. All submissions will become the property of BCPS.

Alumni Roundup

Graduates of BCPS are invited to send in brief profiles for the alumni page of the BCPS website. Profiles should include the high school one graduated from, a short description of major achievements/activities, and thoughts about the preparation that BCPS offered for the future. High-resolution photos must accompany these profiles.

Individuals are only posted on the alumni page with their permission and involvement. Any nominations must include direct contact information for the nominee.

Any questions should be directed to communications@bcps.org.