Release Date: 8/17/2012
Contact: Charles Herndon

BCPS News Tips – The Week of August 18 – 25, 2012

Activities, Events, and News from Baltimore County Public Schools

Monday, August 20

Baltimore County Public Schools holds its annual Football Jamboree
Football teams from Baltimore County high schools will come together for a traditional day of scrimmaging at the school system’s 15th annual Football Jamboree, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Dundalk High School, 1901 Delvale Avenue, in Dundalk, as well as the adjacent campus of The Community College of Baltimore County – Dundalk. The event is free and open to the public.
Contact: Michael Sye, Office of Athletics, 410.887.2328

Wednesday, August 22

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to visit Perry Hall High School
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will greet more than 800 teachers at Perry Hall High School for a back-to-school address centering on the teaching profession and the state of public education. Following Secretary Duncan’s address, break-out groups of teachers will have an opportunity to discuss the U.S. Department of Education’s RESPECT Project and other education topics. BCPS Superintendent Dr. S. Dallas Dance and Maryland Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lillian Lowery are expected to join Secretary Duncan for the visit, which is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. at the school located at 4601 Ebenezer Road in Perry Hall.
Contact: Charles Herndon, Office of Communications, 410.887.6111

Oliver Beach Elementary School sponsoring family night with the Aberdeen IronBirds

Led by the school’s chorus singing the National Anthem, Oliver Beach Elementary School will sponsor a family night at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen as the Aberdeen IronBirds take on the Lowell (Mass.) Spinners. The game begins at 7:05 p.m. at the stadium, which is located at 873 Long Drive in Aberdeen.

Contact: Mary Ann Rigopoulos, Oliver Beach Elementary School, 410.887.5943


Back-to-School Nights 2012
Part of a successful start to a school's new year is its annual Back-to-School Night, and across Baltimore County, schools will begin holding Back-to-School Night activities as early as the week of August 20. The events give parents an important way of learning about the school, its unique opportunities, upcoming events, volunteer and involvement activities, and other facets of school life. The events are also a good way for parents to gain information to help their children have a successful school year. To learn more about Back-to-School Nights in Baltimore County, and to find out when your school will hold its Back-to-School Night or other Back-to-School activities, visit on the BCPS Website or call your neighborhood school.
Contact: Charles Herndon, Office of Communications, 410.887.6111

One more week left to register children for the new school year

Parents or guardians who must register children for the 2012-13 school year should do so as soon as possible. Early registration is requested so that families have time to provide proper documentation. Early registration also allows schools time to plan for each child and adjust staffing. Parents or guardians must register their child if that child:

  • Is enrolling for the first time in a Baltimore County school.
  • Has recently moved to Baltimore County from another county.
  • Has changed residences within Baltimore County since last school year and will begin attending a new school as a result of that move.
  • Is entering the sixth grade or ninth grade this school year.
  • Does not legally reside in Baltimore County but may be allowed to attend a county school (considered a “non-resident" student under Board of Education Policy and Superintendent’s Rule 5150).

Additional requirements may be part of the registration process.
For more information about who must register their children, parents or guardians may call their local schools or visit the BCPS website ( to view policy and rule 5150. Parents should visit the school their child will attend to register for the upcoming school year. All BCPS schools are open during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, throughout the summer. Parents or guardians should contact their local schools to schedule appointments. If students need English language support, parents or guardians must contact the Office of World Languages and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Programs.

Contact: Office of Pupil Personnel Services, 410.887.0404

Oliver Beach Elementary School student artwork chosen for national exhibit

A sculpture by Allison Diveley of Oliver Beach Elementary School in Bowleys Quarters is on display this month in Washington, D.C., as part of the national 2012 “All Kids Can Create" exhibition. Allison’s sculpture, “Maryland Blue Crab on Rock," is one of two selected to represent Maryland in the 102-piece exhibit. She was among 3,000 children aged 5-15 from across the nation who submitted artwork for consideration in the show. The competition is sponsored by CVS Caremark and VSA, an international arts and disability organization and an affiliate of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Her artwork and the exhibition will be on display through Sunday, August 26, at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Library at 901 G Street NW, in Washington. Library hours are Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Mondays and Tuesdays from 12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m., and Wednesdays through Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Contact: Amanda Hunter, The Kennedy Center, 202.416.8441

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