New episode of “BCPS News Show” to air

Teacher of Year, “Clean Green 15” among new show’s features

TOWSON, MD. – A new episode of “BCPS News Show” will air beginning Monday, May 11, on Comcast Cable Channel 73 and Verizon FiOS Channel 34 in Baltimore County. The episode will continue airing through Sunday, May 24, 2015. The show is hosted by Mary Beth Marsden, a local Emmy Award®-winning broadcaster.

The newest episode includes segments about:

  • The ingredients that earned Pine Grove Elementary School its status as Baltimore County’s latest Blue Ribbon school.
  • The participation of students at Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts in the Memory Project, which for them involved creating one-of-a-kind portraits to send to an orphanage in Paraguay.
  • The creation and staging of a new musical at Rodgers Forge Elementary School, written by the school’s nurse, that revolves around naming the school as a BCPS Lighthouse School.
  • A school profile of Woodlawn Middle School, where the decision to be great from staff and students will help achieve the school’s goals.

In a feature called “What’s Trending,” the show introduces the new BCPS Teacher of the Year, Orly Mondell, and Principal of the Year, Jennifer Mullenax. The segment also profiles Catonsville High School junior Eva May, who created a garden of fresh fruits and vegetables to donate to local food banks; reviews the second year of “Clean Green 15,” a joint county-school system project to encourage schools and their communities to clean up litter; and celebrates “College Signing Day” at Parkville High School, part of a White House-backed initiative to encourage students to engage with higher education opportunities.

BCPS-TV, the school system’s television station, produces a new episode of “BCPS News Show” every two weeks during the school year. The program airs daily and the programming schedule may be found at The show is available online at  and

Since 1983, BCPS-TV 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. The television station also provides opportunities for BCPS students, staff, and stakeholders to learn about and gain experience in television and video production.

Original programs airing on the television station include “High School Sports Scene,” “Math Homework Helpers,” “Kid Conversation,” “Parent University,” “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.