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    Camp Baltimore

    Camp Baltimore is a free camp for kids who live in Baltimore that takes place at recreation centers throughout the city. Campers explore nature, participate in sports, work on their technology skills, and take part in a variety of other activities. Free meals are provided. More information is available in this flyer and brochure. (Expires: June 22, 2015)

    Transition to High School Seminar for 8th-grade Students

    The College Bound Foundation is hosting a seminar for 8th-grade students, Transition to High School & Beyond, on Saturday, May 16 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the University of Baltimore School of Law, 1401 N Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. Register at Eventbrite.  (Expires: May 16, 2015)
     

    High School Seniors: BridgeEdU Applications Are Now Being Accepted

    The BridgeEdU program program supports students during their freshman year of college through a combination of core academic courses and real-world internships, while providing extensive coaching support. Students will earn transferable college credits from CCBC faculty at the University of Baltimore’s (UB) campus. Information sessions will be held on three Saturdays in April and May at UB. Visit bridgeedu.com to learn more and reserve your space. (Expires: June 15, 2015)

    K.U.U.M.B.A Summer Camp

    Applications to the 2015 K.U.U.M.B.A (Kreating Unity Utilizing Morgan and Baltimore Adolescents) Summer Camp at Morgan State University are now available. Campers will explore their creativity, learn about different cultures, and earn community service hours. The six week program runs from June 22 to July 31 and costs $800.  It includes educational field trips, sports, building friendships, college life, technology, mentoring, leadership, academic enrichment and so much more. More information is available in this letter. Please contact Janasha, Holmes, Morgan State University, Office of Community Service, KUUMBA, with questions by phone (617-971-6279) or email. (Expires: June 22, 2015)
     

    USA Today Summer Reading Challenge

    The countdown to summer reading has begun! Students in grades 5-12 to sign up for the USA Today 2015 National Summer Reading Challenge by June 15. Between June 15th and August 31st, students can read articles online, gauge their progress, and have the opportunity to win daily and weekly prizes. There will also be prizes for the most active schools. 

    Please see the additional information and for questions, please email Stephanie Novak in the Academics Office.

    For more information on City Schools’ summer reading program for grades pre-k - 4, please visit our summer reading program page.

    Dunkin Donuts Community Hero Award

    Dunkin’ Donuts of Greater Baltimore is now accepting nominations for the Dunkin’ Donuts Community Hero Award Program. The program strives to honor heroes who are making a difference in their local communities. The winners will be selected based on the nominees’ contributions to the residents of their local community, the nominees’ community-driven activities and accomplishments within their local area, and the creativity and originality of the nominators’ submission. The top 10 heroes from the Greater Baltimore region will receive the Dunkin’ Donuts Community Hero Award, free coffee each week for a year and a $500 prize. Dunkin' Donuts will also host a Community Hero award ceremony in September to honor all of the 2015 winners. Nominations are being accepted through June 30. (Expires: June 30)
     

    Rising Juniors and Seniors: FREE Mechanical Engineering Summer Program 

    UMBC, in partnership with UMBC's Department of Mechanical Engineering, is offering a FREE summer program for rising high school juniors and seniors (and teachers) interested in mechanical engineering. This program runs from June 22 - July 3, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m and the deadline to register (for students and teachers) is Friday, May 29. The Future Engineers in Dynamics Systems (FEDS) participants explore dynamics, vibrations, acoustics, and system control. 

    For more information, please email Dr. Weidong Zhu or call (410) 455-3394. (Expires: May 29, 2015)
     

    Come join the student celebration of greening at GreenScape 2015

    All students are invited to GreenScape 2015, an annual celebration of student environmental leadership in Baltimore City on Thursday, June 4 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Waterfowl Pavilion at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. There will be food, awards, music, games, and posters created by many of the 51 schools who received Green, Healthy, Smart, Challenge grants for student-led green projects.

    For more information, visit the event website.  Please note that general admission to the zoo is not included. (Expires: July 1, 2015)

    Free Tickets for Students in Grades 7-12 to Selma

    Local funders have generously donated money for City Schools students in grades 7 to 12 to see the movie Selma for free at participating theaters for a limited time. Please help make students and their families aware of this opportunity.

    Eligibility
    To be admitted free, students must present proof that they are in grades 7 to 12 at Baltimore City Public Schools by showing a valid student ID, report card, letter from the principal, or a combination of these. Please note that not all student IDs include a student's grade or the school district's name, so some students may need to present both an ID and one of the documents named above. Students can attend any screening at any one of the participating theaters. For teachers interested in organizing field trips to these theaters, please contact the Group Sales Representative for the respective theater.

    Time period
    Extended until the movie remains at participating theaters or the ticket offer sells out.

    Participating theaters
    The Charles Theater
    1711 N. Charles St. 
    Baltimore, MD 21201
    Group sales: Brian Denny, 410-727-3464 or by email

    Cinemark Towson
    111 E. Joppa Rd.
    Towson, MD 21286
    Group sales: Tiffany Foulger by email.

    AMC Owings Mills
    10100 Mill Run Circle
    Owings Mills, MD 21117
    Group sales: Call 913-213-2021

    AMC Loews White Marsh
    The Avenue at White Marsh
    8141 Honeygo Boulevard
    Nottingham, MD 21236
    Group sales: Call 913-213-2021

    Cinemark Egyptian 24 and XD
    7000 Arundel Mills Circle
    Hanover, MD  21076 
    Group sales: Tiffany Foulger by email
     
    Teachers should also download this resource guide, prepared by staff in the Teaching and Learning department, that will provide students with context for the movie. For questions, please email Amy Rosenkrans in the Teaching and Learning department. (Expires: March 1, 2015)

    PARCC Information Session in Spanish

    The Maryland State Department of Education is hosting an information session about the new PARCC test for Spanish-speaking families on Monday, March 2, at the Jose Ruiz Community Center (606 S. Ann St. Baltimore, MD 21231) from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Please distribute these flyers (Spanish or English) to families that would be interested in attending. RSVP is not required. (Expires: March 2, 2015)

    Complete the Annual School Survey by February 27

    All staff, students and parents are encouraged to complete the annual school survey by February 27. School staff members received an email link to complete the survey. Results from the survey reveal your school community's perceptions about important aspects of school life, including the learning environment, family engagement, physical environment and safety. With greater participation, the district can better plan and help all schools become better - so remind all students and family members to complete this important annual school survey, including online. (Expires: February 27, 2015

    Free After-School Programs Available at 38 Locations

    The Baltimore City Recreation and Parks is now offering its After-School Adventures program for FREE at 30 recreation centers around Baltimore. Register today or call (410) 396-7005 with questions or for more information. (Expired: October 30, 2014)

    Starting the College Conversation Event

    Baltimore City Public Schools, in partnership with the Baltimore Education Scholarship Trust (BEST), are hosting an event for 8th grade students and their parents/guardians entitled, “Starting the College Conversation.” This free workshop will highlight the steps to take now to maintain a path to college. The event will take place on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Towson University in the College of Liberal Arts Building 2nd and 3rd floors. There are limited spots, so please reserve your seat early. Please RSVP to Jill Thompson or (410) 752-2225 no later than October 22nd. You may also contact Mavis Jackson, College Readiness Specialist for additional questions. (Expired: October 22, 2014)

    NSA Summer Internship for High School Seniors

    We are now accepting applications from High School Seniors for the Summer 2015 - Gifted and Talented STEM Program (G&T) at the National Security Agency. The G&T Program is a 10-12 week summer internship designed to introduce current graduating high school students who possess outstanding academic credentials in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to the NSA/CSS missions. This program provides a tremendous opportunity to gain valuable work experience in the area of STEM. Students will be given meaningful and engaging opportunities to utilize and enhance their technical skills. They will work closely with mentors and coworkers on projects that truly make an impact to our country. Students will be placed in an office related to their areas of interest and aptitude and will also have the chance to experience unique tours of our facility. Applications are due no later than October 31. Applications are accepted online at www.nsa.gov/careers, select Job Search/Apply Online and keyword search for Gifted and Talented program, Job ID # 1050288. Questions? Contact Nicki Carpenter at dncarpe@nsa.gov or 1-866-NSA-HIRE. (Expired: October 31, 2014)

    Time is Running Out to Register for the Fall Ready Set Design!

    Program The Ready Set Design! program provides introductory engineering experiences for middle and elementary school girls in the Baltimore area, through half-day weekend programs at the Johns Hopkins University campus. Additionally, the program has been expanded to include 3rd, 4th and 5th grade girls too. Don’t delay for registration closes soon. (Expired: November 5, 2014)

    Free Tutoring and Mentoring Group for Middle School Girls Starting November 4

    Kreating Unity Utilizing Morgan & Baltimore Adolescents (K.U.U.M.B.A.) is an after school social program committed to helping academically struggling middle school boys and girls that is led by Morgan State University students who function as positive role models, mentors, and tutors. The program provides fun and constructive activities that reinforce efficient studying skills in the key subjects of reading, mathematics, and language arts. Starting November 4, K.U.U.M.B.A. will begin a program exclusively for middle school girls that meet every Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Morgan State University campus in Montebello Room C-209. Don’t delay, register and apply today! (Expired: November 4)

    Volunteers Needed for Breast Cancer Awareness Event
    October is Breast cancer Awareness Month and the American Cancer Society needs volunteers for their fundraising event, “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” being held on Sunday, October 12, 2014. Students, families and staff are encouraged to lend their support by volunteering. All volunteers receive a free t-shirt and students receive community service credit towards their school obligations. Any student volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Register today! (Expired: October 12, 2014)

    B'more for Healthy Babies 5th Anniversary Celebration
    B’more for Healthy Babies invites all families to its 5th anniversary celebration on Wednesday October 15th at the National Aquarium, 501 East Pratt Street. This event brings together community members, health care providers, businesses, schools, and faith-based groups to build support for women, children, and their families. The event is free and open to the public – children welcome! The event includes a self-guided tour of the Aquarium, the always-popular Dolphin fest, health information, a raffle and refreshments. Registration opens at 5 pm. Arrive early so that you have plenty of time to tour the Aquarium before the program begins at 6:30 p.m. Please note that strollers are not allowed on the tour but will be checked at the door. (Expired: October 15, 2014)

    "What College Means to Me" Contest
    What does college mean to City Schools' students in kindergarten to 8th grade? Help get elementary and middle school students thinking about the next steps along their path to college by participating in the CollegeBound Foundation's annual "What College Means to Me" art, essay, and poetry contest. Twenty-seven winners across the three entry areas will be honored at a special celebration in November—College Awareness Month. Your students should be included! This is a great activity to promote a college-going culture by getting your entire school community involved. The deadline to enter the contest is October 10. Please see the attached entry form and direct any questions to Mavis Jackson, Secondary Education Services, at 443-642-3928 or by email. (Expired: October 14, 2014)

    Fire Safety Poster Contest! - Elementary Students (3-5 grades)
    Elementary students in grades 3-5 are eligible to enter Baltimore City Fire department’s fire safety poster contest and show what they know about fire prevention and safety. Entries will be accepted between September 22 - October 13 and must include the contest application. There will be one grand prize winner from each grade level and other winning prizes include:

    Ÿ• Winning posters will be displayed in the atrium of City Hall
    Ÿ • Winners will be acknowledged by the Mayor’s office and other dignitaries
    Ÿ • Meet the chief of the fire department
    Ÿ • Grand prize winners will become fire fighter for the day
    Ÿ • Grand prize winners will ride on a fire truck
    Ÿ • All participants receive a certificate
    (Expired: October 13, 2014)

    Explore STEM Careers at the Morgan State STEM Education, Career, and Jobs Expo
    The goal of the STEM Education and Career Expo is to inform, educate, and expose middle and high school students and parents to career opportunities and education in the fields of cyber security, job manufacturing, and biomedical / environmental through exhibitions, special workshops sessions, and student / faculty presentations. The conference will include exhibitors linked to STEM from: state and federal agencies, business and industry, veterans groups, the Morgan Patuxent, Environmental, Aquatic, Research, Laboratory (PEARL), and area colleges and universities.

    Special sessions at the conference may include:
    • STEM career tracks
    • Job preparation (Resume writing and interviewing)
    • Exhibits on STEM faculty and student research
    • Special STEM Education Exhibits
    • College Recruitment and Preparation
    • How to get federal and state jobs
    • Hands-on STEM Activities

    When: Saturday October 4, 2014 from 9:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

    Where: Morgan State University Student Center Building

    For Addition Information Contact:
    Dr. Kevin Peters, Director CEMSE Phone: 443/885-3134, email: kevin.peters@morgan.edu
    Dr. Mildred Ofosu, Assistant Vice President for Research & Economic Development
    Phone: 443/885-4505, email: mildred.ofosu@morgan.edu
    (Expired: October 4, 2014)

    Girl Scouts' Engineering Saturday
    Registration is currently available for the second Girl Scout Engineering Saturday of 2014. It will be held on October 11, 2014 from 9:00 am – 1:30pm at the University of Maryland. This fall, Cadette and Senior Girl Scouts will work on engineering activities to earn the Women in Engineering Girl Scouts Engineering Saturday patch.

    Submit your registration form as soon as possible to secure your place in the October program. There is a $10 registration fee for each participant, which covers lunch and the cost of patches. Please do NOT include this fee with your registration form; we will request the fee after your scouts have been accepted into the program.

    For further information about this program, please feel free to contact Dawn Ginnetti at dginnett@umd.edu or 301-405-0315. (Expired: October 11, 2014)

    10th Annual Gilman Black Alumni Leadership Institute
    The 10th Annual Gilman Black Alumni Leadership Institute (GBALI) is looking for high school students (male and female) from all cultural and socio-economic backgrounds to participate in their program for the 2014-15 school year. This program meets weekly every Saturday from 8:44 am -12:00 noon beginning October 25 through March 28th excluding holidays, school breaks, and other select days. The program will help students explore the college admissions and application process, career paths, and personal and social skills necessary to become strong leaders. Interested students must apply and submit their application before midnight Monday October 6, 2014. (Expired: October 6, 2014)

    Saturday Leadership Program
    Do you have 8th-12th grade students in your school with untapped leadership potential? Are you looking for an opportunity for those students to develop their leadership skills and learn how to formulate a college and career readiness plan for their future? The Greater Baltimore Urban League and its sponsors have announced the Saturday Leadership Program for 2014-15. Each month, 60 Saturday Leadership Fellows from all neighborhoods in Baltimore convene to develop their leadership potential. Sessions are held at Baltimore colleges that are easily accessible by MTA and bus passes are provided to students at no cost. The program is free and has no GPA requirement, but it does involve a serious commitment by the student. To take advantage of this outstanding program, students should register today. (Expired: October 3, 2014)

    Volunteers needed for the 5th annual Pre-k at Play

    These are exciting times for our Pre-K students as they begin their journey to becoming college and career ready. One of the best ways to help them learn is through hands-on exploration and activities. City Schools is proud to announce the 5th Annual Pre-k at Play on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Over 4,000 four- and five-year-olds will visit nearly 20 of Baltimore’s outstanding cultural, historical, civic and educational organizations for a full day of learning, fun, and hands-on activities.
     
    Volunteers are needed to help our teachers and students visit these locations. Volunteers will be matched with a pre-k teacher and venue location – for the duration of the trip (approximately 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) and engage with students throughout the visit. Volunteer registration ends September 26, so don’t delay.To find out more about Baltimore City Public Schools’ 5th Annual Pre-k at Play, please visit www.baltimorecityschools.org/PreKatPlay. To register as a volunteer, please apply online today!

    Extended Health Clinic Hours for Immunizations 

    The Baltimore City Health Department has set up additional clinic hours for families of Baltimore City Public Schools students who are out of compliance for immunizations.  The clinic is located at Eastern Health Center, 620 N. Caroline Street. The extended hours are:
     
    Friday, September 5, 2014, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
    Saturday, September 6, 2014, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
    Friday, September 12, 2014, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
    Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
    Friday, September, 19, 2014, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Saturday, September 20, 2014, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
     
    For questions, please contact the Health Department at 410-396-4454. 

    Triumph Creative Alliance Classes at Morgan State University

    Triumph Creative Alliance Classes provide middle school youth with mental and physical enrichment activities geared toward improving their academic and social skills. All classes are $75.00 plus tax and will be hosted on Morgan State University’s Campus. Classes are on Saturday and Sunday between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm. This fall, we are offering visual art, theatre, and stepping classes for 10 weeks. The closing recital will be held for participants in the T.C.A program. Participants must attend the open house on September 21, 2014 on Morgan State University Campus from 12:00 pm -3:00 pm To register for classes, please visit our website www.triumphcreativealliance.com.
     
    Morgan State University's Office of Community Service has partnered with the Triumph Creative Alliance (T.C.A.) to form a program composed of vibrant municipal of dedicated Morgan students involved in creative and artistic work. The program’s existence is to compose diversity through the enrichment of the arts that will help to cultivate children ages 9-14. Creative classes are taught by qualified M.S.U. students in the areas of visual arts, dance, and theater. Participants capitalize on their interest through experimentation exposing them to a variety of art processes and skills appropriate to their age level. If you have questions, please call 667-212-1536. (Posted: September 2, 2014

    Camp Kangaroo: Free Bereavement Camp for Children

    Seasons Hospice Foundation, in collaboration with the Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, is pleased to announce the first annual bereavement camp for children in Baltimore. The Camp Kangaroo experience is a day camp designed for children ages 5 through 13 who have experienced the loss of a loved one.
    Location: Friends School of Baltimore 5114 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210
    Dates: Evening, Friday October 3rd, 2014, Saturday October 4th and Sunday October 5th, 2014
    Camp Kangaroo is free of charge including free lunch and snacks. Seating is limited and registration must be received by August 29. If you know of any children who may benefit from this camp, or have any questions, please contact Jean McHale.

    Dual Enrollment

    The 2014-15 Dual Enrollment program is now accepting applications for eligible students. To qualify for dual enrollment, students must have: 2.5 GPA, be on track to graduate, have 94% attendance, have passed at least of three of the required HSA’s and obtain the minimum accuplacer score to qualify for placement in college credit bearing courses. Students may be exempt from taking the accuplacer if they score a 550 Math, 550 Critical Reading or 550 Writing or a score of 21 on the ACT. Students should arrive to the admissions office by 4 pm to complete the admissions paperwork and testing will begin at 5 pm. If students meet the accuplacer minimum score, they are invited to attend of the evening Information and registration sessions.

    2014 - 2015 Free and Reduced Meal Application Now Available

    The application for free and reduced meals (FARMS) for the 2014-2015 school year is now available and also includes a version in Spanish. Principals should send their FARMS coordinator to one of three FARMS training sessions next week in addition to utilizing the Due Diligence Tracker for missing applications.

    For questions related to meal applications, please contact Food and Nutrition Services(Posted August 13, 2014)

    "Parents Guide to New Assessments in Maryland" available online

    Parents Guide to New Assessments in Maryland is a new resource from National PTA, in conjunction with MSDE, that is designed to help parents understand the new standards and assessments. The guide includes an overview of the new assessments, sample PARCC test items, information on what parents can expect,and additional resources to help parents prepare and support their children. (Posted: April 4, 2014)

    Bicentennial Living American Flag

    You are invited to join more than 6,700 students from every county in the state of Maryland to help create the bicentennial living american flag at Fort McHenry. This will take place on Tuesday, September 9, at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. Teachers and schools that want to participate can contact Lisa Hansen at lhansen@friendsoffortmchenry.org. (Posted: February 24, 2014) 

    ¡Adelante Latina!

    Are you in the 9th grade? Do you have good grades? Are you a Latina? ¡ADELANTE LATINA! is a new program for Latina students aspiring to a college education. For more information, contact Leonor Blum at 410-591-0547 or blumle@aol.com to schedule an interview. Space is limited. (Posted: February 24, 2014) 

    Summer nature camp

    In addition to environmental education programs during the school year, Carrie Murray Nature Center in Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park in West Baltimore offers a  summer camp. The Nature Center brings together live animals, nature trails, indoor programming space, and years of experience serving children in fun and interactive ways. There is increasing evidence that when children spend time outdoors, they blossom. Please share the attached flyer and application with students and families. Camps are in one-week sessions, with scholarships available. For more information, contact Kelly Frazier (email or 410-396-0808). (Posted: April 24, 2014)

    Save the Date for Stevenson University's Annual STEM Career Discovery Day - Sept. 6, 2014

    Stevenson University's annual Expanding Your Horizons STEM Career Discovery Day for middle school girls will take place on Saturday, September 6, 2014.The purpose of our annual EYH event is for girls to experience and enjoy a day involved with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). We hope to encourage an interest in the STEM areas of their education so that the girls may consider career options in these fields.

    Attendees will have the opportunity to meet female role models working in STEM who will showcase career options in their fields. Many topics in STEM will be explored, including wildlife, forensic science, astronomy, geology, public health, and chemistry. The girls will participate in hands-on activities that may include performing DNA fingerprinting, learning about the stars, creating a short video, and working with goo. A variety of topics will be presented, and each student will take part in three workshops based on their interests.

    More information will be forthcoming in August when registration opens.

    For more information please contact Dr. Kim Pause Tucker at 443-334-2071 or kptucker@stevenson.edu or Michelle Schwartz at 443-334-2134 or mschwartz1006@stevenson.edu. (Posted: May 30, 2014)

    Take a Survey and Give Us Your Ideas About the Future of City Schools

     The Fund for Educational Excellence, a nonprofit Baltimore organization in Baltimore, is conducting a survey to get your thoughts on the strengths, weaknesses, and goals for City Schools to be included into a set of recommendations for the incoming CEO of the school district. Let your voice be heard by taking this survey today!

    2014-2015 Associated Student Congress of Baltimore City (ASCBC) election results

    On Wednesday, May 21, 2014, the Associated Student Congress of Baltimore City (ASCBC) held its annual elections with middle and high school student leaders in Annapolis, Maryland. Please join us in congratulating the newly elected 2014-2015 Executive Board Members of the ASCBC:
     
    Student Commissioner: Eddie Hawkins, Jr., rising senior Baltimore City College #480
    President: ASCBC, Rynell Jones, rising senior Paul Laurence Dunbar High #414
    Vice-President: Kyra Simmons, rising senior Baltimore City College #480
    Middle School Executive: Nigel Christie, rising 8th grader The Crossroads School #323
    Assistant Middle School Executive: Clifton Jackson, rising 8th grader Vanguard Collegiate Middle School #374

    Best wishes for a successful 2014-2015 school year!  (Posted: June 4, 2014)

    Stevenson University's annual STEM Career Discovery Day - September 6, 2014

    Registration is now open for Stevenson University's annual Expanding Your Horizons STEM Career Discovery Day on September 6, 2014. The purpose of our annual EYH event is for girls to experience and enjoy a day involved with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). We hope to encourage an interest in the STEM areas of their education so that the girls may consider career options in these fields. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet female role models working in STEM who will showcase career options in their fields. Many topics in STEM will be explored, including wildlife, forensic science, astronomy, geology, public health, and chemistry. The girls will participate in hands-on activities that may include performing DNA fingerprinting, learning about the stars, creating a short video, and working with goo. A variety of topics will be presented, and each student will take part in three workshops based on their interests.  For more information and to register, please visit http://EYH.STEMatSU.org/. Please note that registration closes August 29. (Posted: August 1, 2014)

    Register for STEM Career Discovery Day by September 6

    Registration for Stevenson University's annual Expanding Your Horizons STEM Career Discovery Day will be closing on September 6. The purpose of this event is for girls to experience and enjoy a day involved with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and encourage them to consider career options in these fields. The girls will participate in hands-on activities that may include performing DNA fingerprinting, learning about the stars, creating a short video, and working with goo in addition to meeting role models. Visit Stevenson University’s website to learn more and to register.

    Share MTA Safety Information with Middle School Students

    The MTA has provided packets for middle school students to encourage safe, responsible use of MTA services. The packets include pencils and a pencil case, along with brochures on safety. The packets have been delivered to all schools that serve grades 6 to 8, with a request that they be distributed along with the monthly S-Pass. Please help ensure that our students travel to and from school safely by sharing this material with students. (Posted: August 26, 2014