BCPS to celebrate 10 elementary schools chosen to pilot second language program

Reception recognizes schools with banners, presentations 

What:              BCPS Superintendent S. Dallas Dance and members of the Board of Education of Baltimore County will host a reception to celebrate the 10 elementary schools chosen to participate in the school system’s Elementary World Languages Program next school year. The event will include the presentation of celebratory banners to each of the 10 schools and a demonstration of instruction to be used in the program.


When:             5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Monday, June 9, 2014     


Where:            Cockeysville Middle School

10401 Greenside Drive

Cockeysville, MD 21030


Background: First detailed by Dr. Dance during the 2013 State of the Schools address, the BCPS initiative to bring systemwide second-language proficiency to all students begins with the 10 elementary schools to be honored today. Partnering with Middlebury Interactive Languages, BCPS will provide a Spanish language pilot program to the schools this fall. The schools are Bear Creek, Hampton, Johnnycake, Padonia International, Pleasant Plains, Prettyboy, Reisterstown, Sussex, Vincent Farm and West Towson elementary schools. BCPS plans to expand the program to Grade 4 students in all elementary schools by 2015-2016.