City Schools CONNECT Jan 17, 2023
January 17, 2023
January 17, 2023
- Latest News
- A message from Dr. Santelises
- Good news!
- Under Armour Student-Athlete of the Month
- School Choice applications
- Saturday School credit recovery
- FAFSA Fest
- Kirwan Blueprint Town Halls
- Family and Community Board Forum
- Off the Grid podcast
- Progress Report
- City news and more
- WMAR's "Everyday Heroes"
- One Book Baltimore Student Showcase
2023 Black History Oratory Competition
- Upcoming Events and Dates
📸 Courtesy of Forest Park High School
Under Armour Student-Athletes of the Month
Do you know a student-athlete that shows exceptional leadership on the field as a teammate and in the classroom? Each month one male and one female athlete will be recognized with this distinct honor of being named Under Armour's Student-Athlete of the Month!
Middle and High School Choice
This is the final week for fifth and eighth-grade students to submit the School Choice application in Campus Portal. Applications are due January 20!
Learn more about middle and high school options, get additional information about the school choice process, and watch informational videos at our Virtual Choice Fair.
Families, please note that in the upcoming years, City Schools will be renovating the high schools listed below. During renovations, students will attend school in swing spaces that have already been determined. For more information, including swing space addresses, click HERE.
- Baltimore City College
- Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
- Frederick Douglass High School
- Western Senior High School
Saturday School credit recovery
High school students who need to make up course credits before graduation are encouraged to enroll in Baltimore City Public Schools’ free Saturday School program.
Students must register in-person this Saturday, January 21, or the last day to register is January 28. Saturday School runs for 14 weeks (January 28 to May 20) from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
For more information, please contact your student's school counselor, and click HERE to view course options by program and site.
Kirwan Blueprint Town Halls
City Schools is hosting two Town Hall sessions to learn more about the Kirwan Blueprint for Maryland’s schools and what it means for Baltimore City Public Schools. Kirwan is an overhaul of education funding, designed to close equity gaps and improve the overall quality of education in Maryland.
Join us virtually on Thursday, January 26 from 6 - 7 p.m. to discuss Kirwan with a focus on early childhood education and college and career readiness.
The second virtual Town Hall will be held Tuesday, January 31 from 6 - 7 p.m. to focus on high quality and diverse teachers and leaders and more resources for students.
Please stay tuned for the link to join the town halls.
Family and Community Board Forum
Please join the Board of School Commissioners for an in-person conversation between the Board and students, families, communities and staff! Share your thoughts, questions and concerns, and learn how the Board supports City Schools' students, staff, and families.
The Family and Community Board Forum will be held at Edmondson-Westside High School (501 N. Athol Street) on Wednesday, February 8 at 5:30 p.m. We hope to see you there!
Off the Grid podcast
Introducing "Off the Grid"! In this new bi-weekly podcast series, the City Schools Student Media Team will come together to discuss the issues that affect students in Baltimore City. From mental health to grades, family, friends and building relationships, check back regularly to hear what the students have to say!
Check out the first episode of "Off the Grid"! In this episode, the students start an important discussion around mental health and using laughter as a form of healing. Special shoutout to Brayden and Big Fred for joining the discussion!
Family First: Family & Community Engagement Fellowship Brings Wholistic Approach to Learning
“Our job is to build whole students. We can only do that through our relationships with families.” - Principal Brandon Pinkney of Walter P. Carter Elementary.
Through the Family and Community Engagement Fellowship, families and schools across Baltimore are collaborating to foster student growth.
City news and more
WMAR-TV's Everyday Heroes
WMAR-TV is teaming up with Chick-fil-A to celebrate everyday heroes in local elementary school classrooms! If you want to recognize an elementary school classroom that shows remarkable acts of kindness, click the button below. The winning classrooms will win a Chick-fil-A milk and cookies party!
One Book Baltimore Student Showcase
Calling all seventh and eighth grade students! One Book Baltimore is looking for performers for the One Book Baltimore Student Showcase. This is your chance to express your feelings about themes in this year's book, Furia through spoken word, song, dance, visual arts and video. Entries will be accepted until January 20. Click the button below for more information.
The 2023 Black History Oratory Competition is open
Now is the chance for high school students to speak up about the issues that matter! Essays are due by January 25. Direct students to the following links: Instructions and Student Application. Speeches will be streamed online, in their entirety, on CBS News Baltimore. The Winners will be announced on TV, during WJZ’S Black History Oratory Competition Special!
In January we celebrate...
- 18: Baltimore Design School Open House - 4:30 p.m.
- 18: Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts Open House - 5 p.m.
- 19: PCAB meeting - 6:30 p.m.
- 23: Professional Development Day- schools closed for students
- 23: "True Life: I Want to be a Teacher" webinar - 11 a.m.
- 24: Public Board meeting - 5 p.m. (Join HERE)
- 24: Board Work Session for Operator Renewal - 6:30 p.m.
- 26: Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School Open House - 5 p.m
- 1: Early Release Day
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