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Thank You, Principals!

Principals
October is National Principals Month — and a great opportunity to say thank you to our school leaders for the work they do every month, and every day, for our students! 

It's That Time of Year: Benefits Open Enrollment Is Right Around the Corner

Open enrollment runs from Monday, October 27, to Friday, November 7. This is the time to review and update your benefits elections, including
  • Adding a dependent to your coverage
  • Enrolling or re-enrolling in a Medical or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account 
  • Increasing your life insurance coverage 
Look for the benefits newsletter via postal mail to see what’s new, view the 2015 rates, and learn what you need to do to complete the enrollment process.

Teacher Twitter Takeover

KellyMeeder
City Schools’ Twitter will be abuzz on Wednesday, October 22, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. when Lakeland Elementary/ Middle School teacher Kelly Meeder provides some guest tweets. Join Kelly as she shares what's going on in her school and 7th-grade language arts classroom.

Get Ahead of the Curve

Check out the latest edition of The Learning Curve, the monthly online newsletter from the Teaching and Learning Department. It's chock full of news you can use in every subject area.

College, Front and Center

November is College Awareness Month. Help students get thinking about their college futures by...

  • Wearing your college colors on Friday, November 7.

  • Joining our social media/web college awareness campaign: Are you a City Schools alumnus or alumna and also a graduate of a postsecondary institution? All through November, we will feature photos of City Schools alumni and their graduation dates from high school and college on the district website and social media. If you're interested in participating, email the communications team, and a staff member will arrange a time to come to your location to take a photo.
  • orange mustache

    Noticing any furry faces? The Annual Mustaches for Kids Baltimore is back! This unique charity event raises funds for teachers' submitted projects by pitting mustache-growers in a sponsorship challenge. 

    Shout-Out!

    smiling emoji Congrats! Roland Park Elementary/Middle School 8th grader Lily DeBell won this year's National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge for her business, Lily's Legwarmers!
     
    thumbs up Another winner! Congratulations to The Mount Washington School's Matthew Day for receiving the October ABC2 "Teachers Are Heroes" award!
     
    clapping Kudos! Ten students from the Baltimore Design School met First Lady Michelle Obama and mingled with stars from the fashion industry on October 8 at the first ever White House fashion education workshop!
     
     
    Coming up...

     
    October 17
    Professional development
     
    October 20
    CEO Listening Tour for students

    October 27 to November 7
    2015 benefits open enrollment (see story at left)
     
    October 28
    Board meeting
     
    October 29
      


    New on Vimeo and Channel 77
     
    Baltimore Pioneers TV show

    Check out Baltimore Pioneers, a new student-produced TV show


    Overheard on Twitter
     
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    Visit the Bulletin Board and Action Update areas of City Schools Inside for more news and announcements. And please email the communications team with your suggestions and ideas about the best ways to share information with you!