City Schools CONNECT Jan 24, 2023
January 24, 2023
January 24, 2023
- Latest News
- Good news!
- Under Armour Student-Athlete of the Month
- Saturday School credit recovery
- FAFSA Fest
- Kirwan Blueprint Town Halls
- Family and Community Board Forum
- Kindergarten readiness
- Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program update
- Progress Report
- City news and more
- WMAR's "Everyday Heroes"
- Spring Prodigy Program at Code in the Schools
2023 Black History Oratory Competition
The Lyric's Dream Big contest
- Upcoming Events and Dates
📸 Courtesy of Govans Elementary
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!
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.
The last day to register for Saturday School is this Saturday, January 28. January 28 is also the first day of Saturday School, which will run 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. To join the town hall, click HERE.
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. To join the town hall, click HERE.
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!
City Schools is outperforming Maryland overall in its rate of improvement in kindergarten readiness, according to the latest results from state education officials. We are investing in early learning, and the results show that our investments are paying off for our young students!
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!
Spring Prodigy Program at Code in the Schools
Middle and high school students: learn to code for free after-school! Register now for the Spring Prodigy program with Code in the Schools. Participants have the opportunity to learn web development, game development, Python, data science, and cybersecurity.
This afterschool program begins on January 30 and ends on May 5 and is offered in-person or virtually. To register, click the button below.
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. Encourage students read the Instructions and apply 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!
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 very 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 January we celebrate...
- 26: Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School Open House - 5 p.m
- 26: Kirwan Blueprint Town Hall - 6 p.m. (Join HERE)
- 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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