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The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools
Bill Hedeman attended Relay Elementary in the 1920s. He became a successful businessman. His wife Betsy always believed that his tireless work ethic was fostered by his Relay Elementary teachers.
Thus, Betsy visited Relay Elementary on Dec. 23 to announce a substantial donation she was making to the school in her late husband’s honor. The timing was perfect. Bill was born on Christmas Day. Learn more about Betsy’s story and her visit to Relay Elementary in our latest Deliberate Excellence blog post. Also, check out our photo gallery of the celebration.

Video of the Week: Get ready for Team BCPS Day!

Parenting Tip of the Week:

January is a wonderful time to think about health and wellness for students. With the new year comes a renewed focus on health and wellness. Let’s encourage students to do just that.

Our Parent University Health & Wellness page is a wonderful resource. Check out nutrition tips, parent tool kits and more. This is one step for helping us all reach our health, wellness and fitness goals for the new year.

Photo of the Week – from Catonsville Elementary


Check out this reunion of BCPS student leaders! From left: Tres McMichael, Jordyn Wilson, Aislinn Bratt, Deeksha Walia and Nick Burton-Prateley are photographed at the last Baltimore County Student Councils meeting at Goucher College. Tres and Nick are past Baltimore County Student Councils Presidents. Deeksha was the 2015-16 Student Member of the Board of Education of Baltimore County. Jordyn (Hereford High) is the current Baltimore County Student Councils President. Aislinn (Towson High) is the current Student Member of the Board of Education. Tres, Nick and Deeksha returned to share stories of their college experiences.


A weekly memo from the superintendent

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Dear Team BCPS:

Every school year has two “starts” – the first day of school in late summer, and our first day back after winter break. Let’s take this opportunity to refocus on how to achieve goals set early in the school year.
As we look ahead, January marks important milestones in our annual budget process. I will propose the operating budget for the 2017-2018 school year at the Board of Education meeting on January 10. The Board of Education will host a public hearing on January 17 and work sessions on January 24 and 31.
Involvement from a broad array of stakeholders was critical to developing the budget, and I hope you will stay involved in the process. Please visit for the FY18 Operating Budget Schedule, including snow dates, and more information.
Happy New Year!
Take care,
Dr. Dance

Happening This Week…

01/04    Gifted and talented meeting at Greenwood Campus
01/04    One-act play preview at Patapsco High
01/06    Maryland Public High School Dance Showcase at Goucher College

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