City Schools CONNECT 10.11.22
October 11, 2022
October 11, 2022
- Latest News
- Congratulations Berol Dewdney
- Middle and High School Choice process
- ASCBC elections
- Bullying prevention month
- Families getting involved
- Student-Athlete of the Month
- Free farm event for families
- Reginald F. Lewis Foundation essay contest
- STEM scholarship opportunity for seniors
- Upcoming Events and Dates
- Progress Report
Congratulations Berol Dewdney! Maryland State Teacher of the Year 2022
Middle and High School Choice process
At City Schools, students can choose and apply for the middle or high school of their choice.
City Schools is finalizing plans for this year’s middle and high school choice process. Using Campus Portal, fifth and eighth grade families will be able to complete and submit their Choice applications between December 1, 2022 and January 20, 2023.
Please stay tuned for updates, including details on the upcoming Annual School Choice Fair.
All students are encouraged to attend the ASCBC Elections and vote on Wednesday, October 12 at 4:30 pm. This is a chance for students to be a part of selecting the leadership team of ASCBC for the next school year and share their questions and concerns with SGA leadership candidates. To encourage citywide participation and ensure everyone has access to the event, this election will be held online on Zoom.
Bullying prevention month
October is Bullying Prevention Month. We will have programs in our schools this month about various topics, including kindness, what bullying is, speaking up, reporting bullying, and more.
On Monday, October 17, students will take the Bullying Prevention Pledge. This pledge is a commitment to creating a safe space for all.
Another main activity will be Unity Day on Wednesday, October 19, where we ask everyone to wear orange to show support for Bullying Awareness.
Families, please talk with your students about bullying prevention, who to speak to in school about bullying, and spreading acceptance and respect for others. Please help us in our efforts to make kindness go viral.
Families getting involved
The Parent and Community Advisory Board (PCAB) advises the City Schools' CEO and the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners about how parents, families, the community, and educators can collaborate to help our youth succeed. This is one way that parents can come together and speak up about what's going on in schools, what's going well and what can change. Let your voice be heard. Get involved with PCAB!
PCAB meetings are usually held on the third Thursday of the month, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Please check PCAB's Facebook page for up-to-date virtual or in-person location information.
Under Armour Student-Athlete of the Month nominations
Do you know a student-athlete that shows exceptional leadership on the field as a teammate and in the classroom? Nominate them to be October's student-athlete of the month!
Each month one male and one female athlete will be recognized with this distinct honor. The October winners will be announced on October 24, so get your nomination in today!
Free farm event for families
Have you been to Great Kids Farm? Join us on Wednesday, November 2 after-school until 6 p.m. to meet the animals, see what's growing and explore the woods and stream! This event is open and free for all families of City Schools students and staff members. Click HERE to register.
Reginald F. Lewis Foundation essay contest
City Schools' students are encouraged to enter the Reginald F. Lewis Foundation essay contest for a chance to win up to $3,000 for the student and $1000 for their school. The deadline for submissions closes on November 1, and three winners, as well as seven honorable mentions, will be announced on November 20 in the AFRO. Click the button below for more information and to apply.
AFCEA STEM scholarship opportunity for seniors
High school seniors interested in pursuing a STEM education at a two or four-year college are encouraged to apply for the AFCEA CMD scholarship for up to $10,000. Fourteen scholarships will be awarded to students across Central Maryland, so start working on your student's application today!
The application submission deadline is January 16, 2023.
In October we celebrate...
- 11: Public Board meeting - 5 p.m. (Watch HERE)
- 12: National Walk to School day
- 18: Operations meeting - 10:30 a.m. (Watch HERE)
- 18: Policy meeting - 3:30 p.m. (Watch HERE)
- 19: Family & Community Board forum - 6 p.m.
- 20: PCAB meeting - 6:30 p.m. (Watch HERE)
- 21: Professional Development day- schools closed for students
- 25: Public Board Meeting - 5 p.m. (Watch HERE)
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