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Grange Ele­men­tary School

• Through Fri­day, June 1, Grange Ele­men­tary is seek­ing gen­tly used chil­dren’s books, es­pe­cially chap­ter books, so that all stu­dents can have “new to me” books to take home for the sum­mer. All books can be dropped off at Grange dur­ing school hours. For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact Read­ing Spe­cial­ist Laura Mossa at 410887-7043 or email at lmossa@bcps.org.

Edge­mere Ele­men­tary School

• Edge­mere Ele­men­tary will host a SpringFest on Satur­day, May 12, at 8 a.m. at the school, 7201 North Point Road. Color Run sign-in be­gins at 8 a.m. (must reg­is­ter on­line at http:// shop.schoolathon.org/Even­tIn­dex. asp?EID=186912. Food, games and auc­tion to be­gin immediately af­ter run.

South­east Area Ad­vi­sory Coun­cil

• A dis­cus­sion of BCPS and PTA funds will take place at the monthly meet­ing of the South­east Area Ed­u­ca­tion Ad­vi­sory Coun­cil on Mon­day, May 21, at 7 p.m. at Lo­fan Ele­men­tary School, 7601 Dun­man­way. Reg­is­tra­tion is not re­quired.

Pat­ap­sco High School and Cen­ter for the Arts

• Two Pat­ap­sco stu­dents were se­lected to par­tic­i­pate in the BCPS In­de­pen­dent Re­search Sem­i­nar elec­tive course. The stu­dent re­searchers worked col­lab­o­ra­tively and in­de­pen­dently un­der the guid­ance of their li­brar y me­dia specialists, fac­ulty ad­vi­sors and ex­pert men­tors, us­ing the steps and re­sources in a Re­search Frame­work to gen­er­ate a re­search ques­tion, con­duct a literature re­view, en­gage in dis­ci­pline­spe­cific re­search, and syn­the­size their find­ings to cre­ate a pre­sen­ta­tion for an au­di­ence. The stu­dents will present the fol­low­ing projects at New Town High School on Mon­day, May 21, from 6 to 8 p.m.: Hai­ley Lud­wig, se­nior, Pat­ap­sco High School and Cen­ter for the Arts: Ap­pli­ca­tions of 3D Print­ing for More Af­ford­able Pros­thet­ics; Jay Vaughn, se­nior, Pat­ap­sco High School and Cen­ter for the Arts: Men’s Poor Men­tal Health.

Task­force to ex­plore school day length, sched­ules, start/end times

• BCPS has es­tab­lished a new task­force to ex­am­ine ex­tend­ing the length of the school day, sec­ondary school stu­dent sched­ules, and start and end times for the school day. The School Day Task­force, which held its first meet­ing last week, is com­prised of ap­prox­i­mately 50 mem­bers rep­re­sent­ing cen­tral of­fice staff, school ad­min­is­tra­tors and staff, em­ployee bar­gain­ing units, par­ents, Bal­ti­more County Stu­dent Coun­cils, and com­mu­nity ad­vi­sory coun­cils. The task­force will seek opin­ions from the broader com­mu­nity through two pub­lic in­put meet­ings and a spe­cial email ad­dress – school­day­task­force@ bcps.org – to ac­cept pub­lic com­ment. The task­force is charged with re­view­ing cur­rent BCPS prac­tices, brain­storm­ing sug­gested im­prove­ments, an­a­lyz­ing ad­van­tages and dis­ad­van­tages of sug­ges­tions, and sub­mit­ting rec­om­men­da­tions to the su­per­in­ten­dent. The first pub­lic in­put meet­ing will be held on Wed­nes­day, May 23, 2018, at 6 p.m. in the cafe­te­ria of Loch Raven High School, 1212 Cow­pens Ave., 21286. (A sec­ond pub­lic meet­ing will be held in Septem­ber 2018.)

Reg­is­tra­tion for BCPS Sum­mer Mu­sic Camp now open

• Sum­mer Mu­sic Camp is a day camp for BCPS stu­dents cur­rently in Grades 5 through 12 and en­rolled in their school’s mu­sic pro­grams. Camp will be held on week­days, be­gin­ning Tues­day, June 19, through Thurs­day, June 28, from 9 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. at Perry Hall High School. The fee is $215. Trans­porta­tion to and from Perry Hall High School will be pro­vided from var­i­ous schools at no ad­di­tional charge to stu­dents who do not re­side in the host school com­mu­nity. Reg­is­tra­tion forms are avail­able on­line or can be picked up from mu­sic teach­ers in Grades 5 through 12. Con­tact Shane Jensen, 443-809-4024.

Ap­pli­ca­tions open for four at-large Bal­ti­more County school board seats

• Be­gin­ning in 2018, rather than the cur­rent 12-mem­ber fully ap­pointed body, the school board will in­clude both ap­pointed and elected mem­bers. Seven mem­bers of the school board will be elected, while four mem­bers of the Board will be ap­pointed by the gov­er­nor. The newly cre­ated Bal­ti­more County School Board Nom­i­nat­ing Com­mis­sion has the task of se­lect­ing nom­i­nees to rec­om­mend to the Gov­er­nor for the four at-large po­si­tions. In­ter­ested Bal­ti­more County res­i­dents are urged to sub­mit ap­pli­ca­tions. The ap­pli­ca­tions are now avail­able at www. bcps.org/board/bcsb-nom­i­nat­ing­com­mis­sion.html, through Tues­day, May 1, 2018. Ap­pli­ca­tions can be mailed to the Bal­ti­more County School Board Nom­i­nat­ing Com­mis­sion, c/o Debi Decker, 6901 N. Charles Street, Tow­son, MD 21204.

CCBC to host Satur­day Place­ment Test­ing for BCPS high school stu­dents

• High school stu­dents cur­rently en­rolled in Bal­ti­more County Pub­lic Schools can par­tic­i­pate in place­ment test­ing for CCBC’s Early Col­lege Ac­cess Pro­gram at CCBC Dun­dalk, 7200 Sollers Point Road, on June 9. Checkin is 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Test­ing be­gins at 9:30 a.m. The Satur­day morn­ing test­ing ses­sions are for high school se­niors who plan to at­tend CCBC in the sum­mer or fall, or any high school stu­dents in­ter­ested in tak­ing col­lege cour­ses and earn­ing col­lege cred­its while still in high school. Op­tions in­clude earn­ing an as­so­ciate de­gree, a cer­tifi­cate or get­ting a jump-start on col­lege course­work re­quire­ments. Some CCBC Early Col­lege Ac­cess Pro­grams al­low stu­dents to take classes for free (up to four cour­ses), pay half-price tu­ition or earn a high school diploma and as­so­ciate de­gree si­mul­ta­ne­ously. Ad­mis­sions and Fi­nan­cial Aid rep­re­sen­ta­tives will be avail­able to talk to par­ents about the en­try process and how to pay for col­lege. Test­ing is free; reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. For more, or to reg­is­ter, visit the web at ccbcmd.edu/ in­fos­es­sions.

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 pro­gram, call 410-887-3101 or send an email to vol­un­teers@bal­ti­more­coun­tymd.gov.

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