Family Literacy ESOL program

  • Family Literacy ESOL classes help parents learn English language skills for life, work, and to fully partner in their children’s education.To participate in this tuition-free program, parents must have a child (0 -16 years old) enrolled in Baltimore County Public Schools, the Judy Center of Baltimore County, or Baltimore County Head Start. The classes are sponsored by BCPS Parent University and the CCBC Family Literacy Program. Sessions are on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 6 p.m at Saint Peter Lutheran Church, 7834 Eastern Ave., 21224 and Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 12 p.m. at North Point Library, 1716 Merritt Blvd., 21222

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.

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 — for example, a staff person who is also the parent of a BCPS student — 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. Parents can choose to take the survey at their child’s school rather than at home or at a public library.

Middle School Writing contest – open for entries!

  • BCPS has announced the 22nd Annual Middle School Writing Contest. The deadline for entries is Friday, January 18. Winners will be notified in April and invited to attend a special award ceremony. The contest is open to all Baltimore County Public Schools students in Grades 6 to 8. Young writers are asked to submit their best and most polished works of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and/or personal essay. All submissions must be sent by mail to: Carver Center for Arts and Technology , c/o Suzanne Supplee, 938 York Road, Towson, MD 21204. For more, contact Suzanne Supplee at ssupplee@bcps.org or 443-809-2775.

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). A job fair will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 4 to 6 p.m. (snow date Jan. 29 from 4 to 6 p.m.) at Loch Raven High School, 1212 Cowpens Ave. Benefits offered by BCPS include health, dental, and vision insurance, retirement plans, and paid leave. No registration is required for the job fair. Interested candidates are asked to bring their resumes. 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.

Senior 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 (date to be determined) going through the entire filmmaking 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.

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