Baltimore County Public Schools Summer Updates

Kids School Lunch

Monday, Jun. 20


Summer Food Service to begin providing youth with free lunches at libraries on Jun. 20

What:               Baltimore County Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which provides free meals to all children (ages 18 and under) without applications or registration. From June 20 – August 12, lunches will be provided Monday through Friday at area branches of the Baltimore County Public Library. Later in the summer (July 5 – 29), both breakfast and lunch will be served at many BCPS schools.

When:              Jun. 20 – Aug. 12 (Monday – Friday only) 

When and what time:

Arbutus Library, 855 Sulphur Spring Rd., 21227 @ 12:30 p.m.

Essex Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd., 21221 @ 1 p.m.

Lansdowne Library, 500 3rd Ave., 21227 @ 12:30 p.m.

Loch Raven Library, 1046 Taylor Ave., 21286 @ 12 p.m.

North Point Library, 1716 Merritt Blvd., 21222 @ 12 p.m.

Randallstown Library, 8604 Liberty Rd., 21133 @ 12 p.m.

Reisterstown Library, 21 Cockeys Mill Rd., 21136 @ 12:30 p.m.

Rosedale Library, 6105 Kenwood Ave., 21237 @ 12:30 p.m.

White Marsh Library, 8133 Sandpiper Cir., 21236 @ 12 p.m.

Woodlawn Library, 1811 Woodlawn Dr., 21207 @ 12:30 p.m.


Tuesday, Jun. 21


30th annual summer music camp begins

What:               The 30th Annual Summer Music Camp is a day camp for Baltimore County Public Schools’ instrumental and vocal music students who are currently in Grades 5–12 and are enrolled in their school’s music programs. During camp, students will perform in a band, chorus, and orchestra at the appropriate grade level. In addition to large group rehearsals, students will participate in enrichment classes and receive instruction to enhance musical performance skills. Some of the students will perform a concert on Monday, Jun. 27 at the Avenue at White Marsh. All of the musical ensembles will perform in a public concert in the outdoor amphitheater at Oregon Ridge Park, the summer home of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, on the evening of Wednesday, Jun. 29.

When:              9 a.m. – 1:50 p.m., weekdays from Tuesday, Jun. 21 through Wednesday, Jun. 29

Where:            Perry Hall High School, 4601 Ebenezer Rd., 21236

Contact:          Shane Jensen, or 443.809.4024


Wednesday, Jun. 22


21st annual Safe Schools Conference to be held

What:               This annual conference – held on one day for elementary schools and a second day for secondary schools – will bring together up to 800 school leaders and representatives to learn more about best practices to ensure safe and orderly learning environments. The theme of this year’s conference is “Partnering School Safety and Student Success.” The keynote speaker, Dr. Crystal Kuykendall, is an educator, attorney, and human relations expert, and the author of the bestselling book “From Rage to Hope: Strategies for Reclaiming Black & Hispanic Students.”

When:              7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jun. 22 for elementary schools

                        7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Jun. 23 for secondary schools

Where:            Martin’s West, 6817 Dogwood Rd., 21244

Contact:          April Lewis or Dawn Sheldon, 443.809.6487



Thursday, Jun. 23


For students headed to Grade 12 next year: The College Application Boot Camp

What:               Students entering Grade 12 next school year are invited to participate in the annual BCPS College Application Boot Camp. At the Boot Camp, students can gain invaluable information and assistance related to completing college applications, applying for financial aid, finding scholarship opportunities, and more. Lunch will provided at the daylong session on Thursday, Jun. 23. Students were asked to RSVP on Naviance by June 3. Students should see their school counselors for assistance.

When:              9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Jun. 23

9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Friday, Jun. 24

Where:            Loch Raven High School, 1212 Cowpens Ave., 21286

Contact:          Office of School Counseling, 443.809.0291




Summer Music Camp concert in White Marsh

What:               Students participating in this year’s BCPS Summer Music Camp will offer a free performance.

When:              11 a.m., Monday, Jun. 27

Where:            The Avenue at White Marsh (across from the movie theater), 8125 Honeygo Blvd., 21236

Contact:          Shane Jensen, or 443.809.4024


Interested in working for BCPS? Job fair coming soon

What:               BCPS is hosting a large job fair for those interested in working for the school system. Candidates for teacher positions are sought – especially in critical need areas such as mathematics, science, world languages, and special education. Those interested in teaching for BCPS are asked to apply online (before the job fair) at Candidates are also sought for bus driver, bus attendant, cafeteria worker, or grounds maintenance worker positions. They should apply (in advance of the job fair) at

When:              9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Wednesday, Jun. 29

Where:            Teacher candidates should report to:

West Towson Elementary School, 6914 N. Charles St., 21204

Bus driver, bus attendant, cafeteria worker, and grounds maintenance workers should report to:

Ridge Ruxton Elementary School, 6916 N. Charles St., 21204

Contact:          Office of Staffing, 443.809.7870


Summer Music Camp concert in Oregon Ridge

What:               Students participating in this year’s BCPS Summer Music Camp will conclude their final day of camp with a free performance at the outdoor amphitheater in Oregon Ridge Park, the summer home of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

When:              7 p.m., Wednesday, Jun. 29

Where:            13401 Beaver Dam Rd., 21030

Contact:          Shane Jensen, or 443.809.4024

Register for upcoming 4 on the 4th Four Mile Race to benefit the Education Foundation

What:               The inaugural 4 on the 4th Four Mile Race and 1776 Family Fun Run will benefit The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools. The race begins in the heart of Towson at the courthouse and takes the runners on a tour of the parade route, as well as Towson University campus, before finishing back at the courthouse in time for participants to join family and friends at the reviewing stand to enjoy the 4th of July parade. Runners may register at or on race day beginning at 7 a.m. Awards will be presented for male and female top three overall finishers, as well as male and female top masters (40+) and grandmasters (50+). Age group awards will also be presented for top 3 male and female finishers by age groups – under 15, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+.  Race shirts and medals will be given to the first 600 registrants in the 4 Mile Run. Cotton tees will also be presented to 1776 Family Fun Run participants. Following the race, food and beverages will be available.

When:              Registration: now through race day

                        Race:  beginning at 8:30 a.m., Monday, Jul. 4

Where:            Race to begin from Towson Courthouse – Patriot Plaza, 401 Bosley Ave., 21204

Contact:          Deborah S. Phelps or Bonnie Derda, 443.809.8962

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