City Schools CONNECT May 16, 2023
May 16, 2023
May 16, 2023
- Latest News
- Good News!
- Tomorrow: Board Safety Hearing
- Let's Get HYPED
- We're hiring...
- 2023 Graduation ceremonies
- Share Some Love campaign
- Free Farm Family hours
- Peace and Remembrance Day
- Changes to Board meetings
- Registration is open for...
- Input opportunities
- Progress Report - PTECH powers students’ pathways toward their dreams
- Upcoming Events and Dates
- City news and more
- Free SAT prep program with Yleana
📸 Courtesy of William Paca Elementary School
Amazing things are happening in City Schools every day...
Last week we announced our 2023 Teacher of the Year, Jared Perry, music teacher at Booker T. Washington Middle School!
Dr. Sonja Brookins Santelises surprised Mr. Perry with the news while surrounded by his students practicing for their upcoming performance of "Annie". Check out the surprise!
Congratulations, Mr. Perry!
You can also read more great City Schools news in our weekly recap HERE.
Tomorrow: Board Safety Hearing
The School Board wants to hear from you. The School Board wants to listen and learn to better understand the root causes of violence and its impact on our students. The hearing will inform the future work of the Board. Hear presentations from City Schools and the Mayor's office.
When: Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Where: Booker T. Washington Middle School (1301 McCulloh St, Baltimore, MD 21217)
Time: 6 P.M.
You can sign up for public comment on May 17 between 5:45 and 6:30 p.m.
Members of the public will have 3 minutes each to speak.
Let's Get HYPED
Get ready to join City Schools' Office of College and Career Readiness on Wednesday, May 24 for Let's Get HYPED! This FREE event will offer resources to help City Schools' students and families prepare for college and career planning. Come ready for lots of resources, entertainment, panel discussions, workshops and more! Click the button below to register to attend.
Educator Recruiting Fair
City Schools is looking for more amazing educators! Do you know anyone who may be interested in working for City Schools?
Tell them to attend the upcoming Recruiting Fair on Wednesday, May 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Professional Development Center (2500 E. Northern Parkway). Applicants can be interviewed and hired on the spot! We're looking to hire classroom teachers, substitute teachers, paraeducators, school counselors, social workers, and more. Register to attend HERE.
Custodian Interview Day
City Schools is also looking for more custodians! Do you know anyone who may be interested in working for City Schools?
Tell them to attend the Custodian Interview Day on Tuesday, May 23 at 200 East North Avenue. Interested individuals MUST register to receive an interview time slot for the day. Register for an interview time HERE.
2023 Graduation Ceremonies
Graduation season is quickly approaching and we cannot wait to celebrate the class of 2023! The graduation ceremony schedule is up with dates, locations and times for all high school graduations. Please check with your school for more details on cap and gown pickup, tickets, and more.
Share Some Love Campaign
Know a school staff member who deserves a shout out? The Share Some Love campaign from the Fund for Educational Excellence makes it easy! Visit www.heartoftheschools.org/sharesomelove to send a customized note in just a few simple steps. Don’t see your school listed? Ask your principal to get your school signed up!
Registration is open for...
2023 Family Survey
Please share your school experience by taking the family survey. School and district leaders will use your input to plan for next school year. This confidential survey is available now through Tuesday, May 23. Click HERE for the survey.
Special Education Parent Involvement survey
For families with students who are receiving special education or related services: The Maryland Special Education Parent Involvement Survey is now open through Friday, May 19. Your voice can make a difference for your child and children across the state of Maryland.
Click HERE for the survey.
P-TECH powers students’ pathways toward their dreams
“When I walked into the program, I was a little nervous. I was like ‘Woah, college classes?’ But I have always dreamed of this. I keep growing more and more every year.”
Breyonna, a senior at Dunbar, is graduating high school with an Associate’s Degree thanks to the P-TECH Program, and she’s not alone! Read this Progress Report story about how this program helps hundreds of students get ahead.
In May we celebrate...
- 16: Policy Committee meeting - 4 p.m.
- 17: Early release day
- 17: Board Safety Hearing - 6 p.m.
- 18: PCAB meeting - 6:30 p.m.
- 23: Public Board Meeting - 5 p.m.
- 24: Family Farm Hours - 2:30 p.m
- 24: Let's Get H.Y.P.E.D. - 4 p.m.
- 26: Observance day: modified after-school activities; no testing may occur
- 29: Memorial Day: schools and offices closed
City news and more...
Free SAT prep program with Yleana
The May 31 deadline for students to apply to Yleana's FREE summer SAT prep program is fast approaching!
When: July 10 - August 11
· Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: In person. Two options for sites. Dunbar High School is confirmed. Second site TBD.
Deadline to apply: May 31 at 5 p.m.
Find more information for...
Complaints/ Concerns: 410-545-1870
Special Education Parent Response Unit: 443-984-1561