Our pride is showing “blue”

BCPS, Baltimore County gearing up for Team BCPS Day

TOWSON – The excitement is building! With just two days to go to Team BCPS Day 2015, Baltimore County and its school system are already showing their #BCPSblue pride.

Both the Greenwood administration building and the dome of the county’s historic courthouse are glowing blue in honor of Team BCPS Day on Thursday, January 15, and they will stay blue every evening through the end of the week.

Tweets and photos are already pouring in, too, as students, schools, and business and academic partners show their support of BCPS with signs, sayings, sartorial statements in blue, and all-around celebration of Baltimore County’s students and schools.

The excitement is contagious, too, as more folks catch the spirit in anticipation of Thursday’s celebration – check out the video on the BCPS Web page at http://www.bcps.org/bcpstv/video.html?Program=SPC&VideoID=403. Or take a look at the pride of Grade 4 students at Deer Park Elementary School as they get ready for the big day (see attached).  Or check out the props from the Community College of Baltimore County on Twitter (https://twitter.com/CCBCMD).

“We hope everyone will consider wearing blue on Thursday to show your pride in our schools and school system,” said BCPS Superintendent Dr. S. Dallas Dance. “I know I’m getting excited. It’s a great way to support our schools, our children, and the amazing achievements they are making every day.”

All Team BCPS members –including current, former, and future students, teachers, staff, volunteers, partners, area businesses and institutions, community members, and elected officials — are encouraged to wear blue – #BCPSblue – on Thursday. Photos may be posted on Twitter (@BaltCoPS, #BCPSblue), Instagram (teambcps), or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BaltCoPS) or sent tocommunications@bcps.org.

The best images received on January 15 will be featured on the BCPS website (www.bcps.org). BCPS will highlight the best images in the following categories: youngest (age included); oldest (age included); most distant (location included); most creative; most spirited; most representative of Team BCPS ideals; best external stakeholder/community submission; and largest assembly (count included).

Team BCPS Day is part of the ongoing “We Are Team BCPS” campaign, which began with last year’s inaugural Team BCPS Day. The campaign includes a variety of components and activities, including signs, public service announcements and a Team BCPS Web page (www.bcps.org/teamBCPS/)  focused on how team members can be involved. This list includes:

Story Sharing

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. Sending photos to accompany the paragraphs is encouraged. The testimonials can be submitted to communications@bcps.org and will become the property of BCPS.

Alumni Roundup

BCPS graduates are invited to send brief profiles for the alumni page of the BCPS website (www.bcps.org/students/alumni/default.html) tocommunications@bcps.org. Profiles should include one’s high school alma mater, a short description of major achievements/activities, and thoughts about the preparation for the future offered by  BCPS. High-resolution photos must accompany these profiles.

E-newsletter sign-up

Team members also are encouraged to sign up, if they haven’t already, for the Team BCPS eNewsletter, which comes out every Monday and highlights the latest BCPS news. To sign up for the free newsletter, visit www.bcps.org/news/TeamBCPSNewsletter.html.