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Online stakeholder survey to begin on Monday, Jan. 30
TOWSON, MD. – BCPS wants to know what students, parents, teachers, staff, and community members think of BCPS. From Monday, Jan. 30 through Friday, March 3, the annual Baltimore County Public Schools’ Stakeholder Survey will be available online at
“Last year, we used Stakeholder Survey data to guide school improvement, identify staff training areas, improve office safety, and help staff work together more effectively,” said BCPS Superintendent Dr. S. Dallas Dance. “Your responses to this year’s survey can help us improve even more!”
The survey is anonymous and takes five minutes or less to complete on a phone, tablet, or computer. New this year, the survey is available for students in Grades 4 - 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.
IMPORTANT REPORT GRADING DATES
- 3rd marking period conference night: February 22, 2017
- 3rd marking period report card distribution: April 20, 2017
- 4th marking period interim distribution: May 11, 2017
- 4th marking period report card distribution: Mailed home
***Reminder during the day procedures***
Hoodies are to be worn up on the head in school
No headphones or earbuds to be worn in the ears
Maker Space (Venker) 3-4:30 pm (bus provided with limited bus stops)
7th Grade Coach Class (Porter, Gasparo) 3-4:30 pm (bus provided with limited stops)
Robotics Club (Sandberg) 3-4:45 pm
L.I.T.E (Wright, Muhammad, Gibson) 3-4:00 pm
Drama (Dastvan) 2:45-4:00 pm
CSI: Forensics (Venker) 3-4:00 pm
Robotics (Sanberg) 3-4:45 pm
Art Club (Gibson) 3-4:00 pm
Student Council (Wright ) Every Other Thursday 3-4:00 pm
Drama (Dastvan) 2:45-4:00 pm
Gym Uniform Pay Online HERE
MUSIC AND DANCE CAMP
AILEY CAMP BALTIMORE: FREE SUMMER DANCE CAMP FOR STUDENTS AGES 11-14
Applications are now being accepted for the annual Ailey Camp Baltimore, an innovative summer program for youth ages 11 to 14 that uses disciplined dance training, creative writing instruction, personal development, and communication workshops to help campers develop a respect for themselves and others that will meaningfully impact their lives. Prior dance training is not a consideration for admission.
Camp will be held Monday through Friday, beginning Tuesday, June 20, 2017, through Friday, July 14, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Towson University. If you have questions or need more information, visit Towson’s Web site at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-704-4280. Applications can be downloaded by visiting http://www.towson.edu/campus/programs/youth/aileycamp/
The deadline to apply is Friday, February 24, 2017. Interviews will be scheduled on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Towson University Center for the Arts.
Questions regarding this information should be directed to the following individual(s): Sonia Synkowski, Dance Resource Teacher 443-809-4024
We plan to open several Lice Clinics throughout Baltimore County. Our first clinic will open next month at 604 Providence Road, Towson, MD 21286. These clinics will treat and eliminate the lice with heated air to kill lice and eggs through dehydration. This is a revolutionary alternative to treating head lice with pesticides, herbal lice remedies, suffocation products or lice combs.
Below are a few interesting lice facts
- Lice has been around for thousands of years - Cleopatra was buried with a gold lice comb
- Lice affects 1 in 20 kids
- Kids miss more than 24 million days of school each year due to lice
- The over the counter consumer lice products business is over $350 million and the products are only 45% effective
Super Lice Reported in Maryland
Please visit our web site www.LiceClinicsofMaryland.com and like our Facebook page for lice updates and advice https://www.facebook.com/LiceClinicsMaryland/ .
VISUAL ARTS – 2017 BALTIMORE COUNTY SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
The Baltimore County Summer Visual Arts Enrichment Program will be held on Monday, July 10, 2017, through Friday, July 21, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Perry Hall High School.
The cost to attend camp is $375 per student. This two-week camp provides opportunities for students in Grades 3 through 12 to build their personal art skills and add to their art portfolios. The theme of the 2017 camp is Inside/Outside. A variety of courses will be offered to meet the varied needs and interests of students, whether seeking to improve their art skills or preparing a portfolio for acceptance into a magnet program, entrance into a college program, or preparation for an advanced placement exam.
The brochure and application are located at http://www.bcps.org/academics/va/summer_art_EP.html
Questions regarding this information should be directed to the following individual(s):
Lisa Thomas, Administrative Secretary 443-809-4030
Linda McConaughy, Supervisor 443-809-4030
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