BCPS Student Choreography Showcase

  • Student dancers from across the county will perform pieces they choreographed on Thursday, January 31 at 7 p.m. at Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts. Tickets ($5/adults; $3/students and seniors) will be available at the door. Only cash or checks will be accepted.

CCBC and NCBTMB introduce Specialty Certificate in Massage Therapy

  • CCBC partnered with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork to offer students the chance to earn a Specialty Certificate in Massage Therapy for Integrative Healthcare. This certificate of distinction gives Massage Therapy students an advantage among health care employers. And, CCBC is one of only two colleges nationally to offer this opportunity to its graduates. To forge the partnership with NCBTMB, CCBC’s Massage Therapy program had to meet specific criteria to include ensuring students mastered and were familiar with massage techniques, proper patient bolstering and movement, safety and sanitation practices, medication knowledge, HIPAA laws and more. They also had to provide students with an internship or shadowing opportunity within a medical facility. As an addition to the NCBTMB requirements, all CCBC instructors are board certified, a major advantage for any Massage Therapy program. To learn more about CCBC’s Massage Therapy program and the Specialty Certificate in Massage Therapy for Integrative Healthcare call 443-840-1780.

Dundalk High School

  • Co-Ed Bingo sponsored by the Athletic Boosters of Dundalk High School at the school, 1901 Delvale Ave. from 6 to 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 9. Tickets cost $15 before Jan 1, 2019, $20 after or $25 at the door. Doors open at 6pm. Prizes to include but not limited to designer bags, power tools and other items. Concessions available. No ATM on school grounds. Vendors will be announced once confirmed. To purchase tickets, contact Isabel: at 443-790-9189 or Shelly at 443-632-7666. Proceeds benefit the Athletic Department of Dundalk High School.

Ballroom Dance instruction for Grade 5 students

Throughout February, BCPS will offer its annual ballroom dance instruction for Grade 5 students. The weeklong lessons end with inviting parents in to see their children dance and dance with them. The ballroom dance schedule for 2019 is:

February 4 – 8

When & Where:

  • Dundalk Elementary, 11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Edgemere Elementary, 2:20 – 3:20 p.m.
  • Padonia International Elementary, 8:50 – 9:40 a.m.
  • Pot Spring Elementary, 9:20 – 10:10 a.m.
  • Seventh District Elementary, 2:20 – 3:10 p.m.
  • Sparks Elementary, 11:05 – 11:55 a.m.

Scholarship loans available for students interested in teaching

Through the BCPS Scholarship Loan Program, BCPS students can apply for a loan scholarship worth $4,000 per year for up to four years. Renewal awards are automatic, pending transcript verification of grade point average (in good academic standing) and full-time status. The award may be used for tuition, fees, books, or educational supplies.

Applications and a fact sheet about the program are available online. The application deadline is Friday, March 1.

To apply, BCPS high school seniors must have a minimum GPA of 2.80 and submit an application accompanied with a resume documenting school and community activities and three letters of recommendation. Once accepted into the program, recipients must sign a promissory note, agreeing to teach full-time in a Baltimore County public school, one year for each year of the award; enroll full-time in an approved teacher education program at a Maryland institution; maintain Maryland residency; and begin employment within six months of college graduation. Failure to maintain eligibility for the award based on GPA, full-time status or Maryland residency requirement, will require that the recipient repay the scholarship.

The BCPS Office of Human Resources will notify scholarship recipients of their award by Monday, April 1. For more information, please contact Carla Simons at csimons@bcps.org.

Stakeholder Survey

  • From Friday, Jan. 18 – Sunday, Feb. 24, BCPS wants to know what students, parents, teachers, staff, and community members think of BCPS. From Friday, Jan. 18 through Sunday, Feb. 24, the annual Baltimore County Public Schools’ Stakeholder Survey will be available on the BCPS website. Stakeholder Survey results are used to guide school improvement, identify staff training areas, improve safety, and identify emerging challenges. The survey is anonymous and takes five minutes or less to complete on a phone, tablet, or computer. The survey is available for students in Grades 3 — 12, parents, and community members in 16 languages: Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, English, French, Gujarati, Korean, Nepali, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, and Yoruba. Individuals who fit into more than one category can take the survey more than once in order to answer questions based on each of the categories. In addition, parents who have students in more than one school are encouraged to take the survey specific to each school their children attend.

Applications open for principals to nominate students to become part of Board of Education

  • Applications for students to serve on the Board of Education of Baltimore County will be available for BCPS high school principals soon. Each principal is encouraged to nominate two students who are currently in Grades 10 or 11 and in good academic standing. Student Board members are expected to be knowledgeable about Board responsibilities and the mission and vision of the school system, to be able to effectively communicate the student point of view, and to be aware of current issues impacting public education. Application packets will be available in the offices of all high school student council advisors. Principals should send completed applications and required attachments to Nora Murray in the Office of Family and Community Engagement on the Greenwood campus, 6901 N. Charles Street, Bldg. A, Towson, MD 21204. Deadline: Friday, Feb. 15, at 4 p.m.

BCPS Seeks Teachers for Career and Technology Education Team!

  • BCPS is looking for talented, dedicated teachers for Career and Technology Education courses. Candidates are sought to teach construction management, nursing, carpentry, electrical, culinary arts, CISCO, automotive services, technology education, engineering, business education, school to career and family and consumer sciences (food and nutrition). Candidates can explore job opportunities online, or contact Tiffany Harris at 443-809-4453 or tharris4@bcps.org.

Support Staff Hiring Event

  • Support Staff Hiring Event, open by invitation only, will be held on Monday, Jan. 28, at Hunt Valley Workforce Development Center, 11101 McCormick Road, Suite 102, 21031. Those interested in attending must apply online for one or more of the following positions: Cafeteria Worker, Trainee Bus Driver, Trainee Bus Attendant, Building Service Worker or Groundsworker II. Visit the BCPS job board to apply.

Seniors! School Volunteers Wanted

  • BCPS, in partnership with the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), is seeking volunteers over the age of 55 to assist in classrooms throughout Baltimore County. Volunteers support teachers with day to day tasks and encourage students to achieve. All volunteers must pass a background screening and complete an online orientation. For more information, or to register for the volunteer program, call 410-887-3101 or send an email to volunteers@baltimorecountymd.gov.

2019 BCPS Film Expo and Film Expo Jr. now accepting entries

  • Entries are being accepted now through March 9 for the 2019 BCPS Film Expo, and the Office of Visual Arts is hopeful that more students than ever – from more schools – will participate. This year, two new features have been added. In addition to the Historic Senator Theatre showcasing films by middle and high school finalists, these finalists also will be invited to a special master class at Stevenson University. They will spend a Saturday going through the entire process from storyboarding and scriptwriting to lighting, filming, and editing. Elementary school students will have their first opportunity to participate through the new BCPS Film Expo Jr. Films can be submitted by individual students, groups of students, or entire classes. All elementary films submitted by April 5 will be shown on BCPS-TV. Interested students should ask their visual arts teachers for more information.