City Schools CONNECT Jan 31, 2023
January 31, 2023
January 31, 2023
- Latest News
- A message from Dr. Santelises
- Good news!
- Report card distribution
- Kirwan Blueprint Town Hall
- Family and Community Board Forum
- Join the Community Schools Steering Committee
- New Off the Grid podcast episode
- Under Armour Student-Athletes of February
- Progress Report - Fathers and children bond over sweet treats
- City news and more
- WMAR's "Everyday Heroes"
2023 Black History Oratory Competition
The Lyric's Dream Big contest
- Upcoming Events and Dates
📸 Courtesy of Commodore John Rodgers Elementary/Middle School
There are amazing things happening in City Schools every day! Click the button below to read some of last week's highlights!
Here's a picture of the City College debate students. City's debaters Nevaeh Rita Sencion and Saidah Ervin won the Newark Science Invitational. On their way to the championship they only dropped one ballot. Congrats!
Kirwan Blueprint Town Halls
City Schools is hosting the second Town Hall session TODAY Tuesday, January 31 from 6 - 7 p.m 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.
Today's Town Hall session will focus on high-quality and diverse teachers and leaders and more resources for students. To join the town hall, click HERE.
If you missed the first Kirwan Town Hall, which focused on early childhood education and college and career readiness, click HERE to watch the recording.
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!
Join the Community Schools Steering Committee
Families: We are accepting applications through February 9 for the Community Schools Steering Committee (CSSC)! The CSSC is a group of stakeholders, experts, and community members that promotes, oversees, and evaluates how the Community School Strategy is implemented in City Schools.
New Off the Grid podcast episode
Have you listened to "Off the Grid"? In this new bi-weekly podcast series, the City Schools Student Media Team will discuss the issues affecting students in Baltimore City.
In episode #2, the students discuss mental health and bullying. Click the button below to listen in!
Under Armour Student-Athletes of February
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!
Fathers and children bond over sweet treats
“The Cupcakes for Dad event was a great idea. I enjoyed having conversations with other men about how we as men can have an impact on our kids' lives and other children.” - Allen, father of a child participating in Judy Center programs at the Abbottston Elementary Judy Center
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!
The Lyric's Dream Big contest
Students: What are your big dreams for a better world?
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.'s memory, the Lyric is asking students this question as part of their Dream Big contest. Students in grades five through twelve are eligible to enter the contest with a 300-word essay; a one-page poem, a 60-second edited video, or a visual artwork. Finalists will have the opportunity to share their work on the Lyric’s historic stage and receive a size-able prize package.
The deadline for contest submissions is March 31.
In February we celebrate...
- 31: Kirwan Blueprint Town Hall - 6 p.m. (Join HERE)
- 1: Early Release Day
- 6: Teaching and Learning Committee meeting - 3:30 p.m. (Join HERE)
- 8: Family and Community Board Forum - 6 p.m.
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