Upcoming Activities and Events
Keep informed: Budget 2012-13
Stay abreast of City Schools 2012-13 budget process. To follow and participate in the process of building City Schools 2012-13 budget look for regular updates on City Schools Inside, the district homepagewww.baltimorecityschools.org and all school websites.
Community Budget Trainings
Help Shape Your School’s 2012-2013 Budget
In the next few weeks, all Baltimore City public schools will be creating their budgets for the next school year. Your input is a critical piece of the budget process.Attend a session to learn how you can help your school develop its budget for the 2012-13 school year. For more info:Community BudgetTrainingFlyer-FINAL.PDF
Sat. March 17th
Wed. March 21st
Wed. March 28th
Annual Resource Fair
City Schools will host a day-long resource fair where staff can learn about resources and services from partners and vendors--and inform budget planning for the 2012-13 school year. New this year are morning sessions to showcase great school partnerships and local best practices, a free networking breakfast and lunch and remarks from district leadership. Vendors and partners are encouraged toregisterto exhibit. For more information, please contact Deb Silcox firstname.lastname@example.org Billie Malcolm email@example.com.
Thursday March 29th
CORPS High School Attendance Improvement Initiative
In an effort to improve high school attendance, the CORPS Transition High School has a new initiative: The CORPS Show-Up Program! Through a grant from the Department of Labor and managed by the Department of Juvenile Services, CORPS High School has developed an incentive-based program designed to assist community businesses and improve student attendance. Students are given paid-work for days they attend school. If you know of a business looking to hire, please encourage them to hire a CORPS Show-Up Program student. For details, check out theflyeror contact Fred Keene at 443-691-8190.
5th Annual Neighborhood Institute: Love Where You Live
It is all about learning what you can do to
Saturday, March 24
The Inn at the Colonnade
MD Science Center and STEM (Scholarships)
The 2012 application period for the Maryland Science Center's STEM scholarships is now open. City Schools high school seniors planning to pursue STEM studies at a two-year college, four-year college or university in the fall are encouraged to apply.New in 2012:Scholarship recipients will receive paid summer internships at the Science Center! Eligible students must have a standard weighted GPA of 2.67 or above and demonstrate financial hardship. The Dr. H. Bentley Glass $1,500 scholarships are intended to support education-related expenses
Free Art program for LGBTQ Youth
Express Yourself-A free art program designed specifically designed for LGBTQ youth (24 and under).
This program runs Saturdays from 3:30-5:30pm, except for holidays at the GLCCB Center, 241 W. Chase Street in Baltimore.
Free HIV and AIDS testing
In collaboration with the Baltimore City Health Department the GLCCB offers free HIV and Syphilis testing for students. Results typically take 2 weeks.
Every Wednesday, 5-8pm at the GLCCB Center, 241 W. Chase Street in Baltimore
Free Support Group for LGBTQ Youth
Sufficient As I Am (SAIM) is a support group designed for youth (24 and under). This group helps youth deal with issues of sexuality, coming out, relationships, family etc. It is an opportunity for youth to help one another in a safe place.
For more information: For more information, e-mailSAIM@glccb.org
Every Saturday from 12:30-3pm (room 201) at the GLCCB Center, 241 W. Chase Street in Baltimore.
$300 STEM grants
Northrop Grumman is offering 150-$300 grants for teachers to use forScience Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) projectsin order to increase student awareness of the excitement and opportunity to be found in STEM career pathways. Grants should be used to purchase equipment, supplies, publications or transportation related to the project. No more than 5 teachers at one school may qualify. The invitation code is NGESEW. The online application may require a Northrop Grumman contact employee. If so, that contact employee is Robert W. Cragway, Sr., 410-765-6891.
Applications should be submitted no later Friday, March 16. Selection will be announced by Friday, April 20. For more information, contact Abigail Breiseth firstname.lastname@example.org 443-642-3899. To apply, create apersonal profile
Science Video Project
The Kavli Science video contest is offered as a student program of the USA Science & Engineering Festival. Students compete for the chance to win $2000 (first prize) and a travel stipend to Washington DC to attend the festival. The winners are also honored in an awards ceremony, hosted by Bill Nye, as part of the festival. Our theme is "Save the World through Science and Engineering". Students make a short video (:30-:90 seconds) that shows how scientific discoveries and inventions can improve our lives and change our world, either right now or in the future.
Enter by Mar. 21, 2012. Clickherefor more information.
Families, Science and your School
The Maryland Science Center offers"Family Science Nights"where children, families and members of your school community can learn about science in fun, hands-on ways - with experts and great resources brought right to your school. Find out more by downloading this flyer, or calling the Science Center at 410-545-5940.
Calling ALL Artists (scholarship opportunities)
Do you know students who like to draw? Tell them to get their creative juices flowing and enter the Doodle 4 Google competition for students in grades K-12. Doodles should redesign Google's homepage logo and illustrate this year's theme: "If I could travel in time, I'd visit...." The top ten Maryland doodles will be exhibited at the Walters Art Museum from May 23 to June 22.In addition to seeing their artwork on Google's homepage and on a special Crayola 64 crayon box, the national winner will be awarded a $30,000 college scholarship and other prizes. And the winning student's school will receive $50,000
Project 2012 Voter Registration
The Baltimore City NAACP Branch Project 2012 has organized volunteers to be present in schools to help students register to vote. Volunteers are asked to check with the school principal about the time, place and manner of offering the opportunity to vote so that it fits with the school day and school procedures. Schools are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. For more information, please contact Tessa Hill-Alston at 410-366-3300 email@example.com.
Shout out to Scholarship Winners
Do you know a senior who has been awarded a college scholarship for next year? Please help us celebrate the accomplishments of our great students by submitting scholarship winners’ names, current school and scholarship award. We’ll post the information to the Winner’s Circle atGreat Kids Up Close.
GED Prep and Reading classes.
Click here for more info.:Resources for Families and Youth\GED-Reading APRIL Year-Round Recruitment.pdf
Baltimore Reads Inc. FREE English Classes
Click here to see the flyer:
Please call to schedule an appointment:
(410) 752-3595 ext. 1101
Internship at Science Institute
Do you know rising high school seniors or juniors interested in physics, astronomy, engineering or computer programming -- and interested in interning this summer where astronauts, a Nobel prize winner and some of the world's leading scientists work? Encourage them to apply for the High School Research Mentor program at the Space Telescope Science Institute. The institute is the science and operations center for the Hubble Space Telescope, and is located on the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus. Clickherefor more information and note that internships are available during the school year, too.
MESA College Prep Program 2012
Applications for the 2012 Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) Maryland Math Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) College Prep Program are now available. The APL MESA College Prep Program provides mentorship and preparation to students interested in pursuing higher education and STEM careers. All high school students are eligible and invited to submit an application to be part of the college prep program. We especially encourage applications from students who are the first in their families to attend a four-year college; students from low-income backgrounds; students underrepresented in STEM fields; students interested in STEM careers; students in need of mentoring or advice about the college application process. The College Prep Program is offered through Maryland MESA and is taught at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Clickherefor more information and the program application.
Please fill out the short application and return it no later than Sunday, April 1. . Classes will be held on Saturdays from 8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., May 12 - August 18, 2012.
ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships
Named for the first African American to walk in space, ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships are available to 2012 graduating seniors in school districts represented by the Council of the Great City Schools.
Four scholarships for two males and two females -$5,000 each- will be awarded to two African American and two Hispanic students on behalf of the former NASA astronaut, physician and businessman, Dr. Bernard Harris. Clickherefor the application andhereto access the Council's website.
Deadline for submissions isMonday, April 2.
STEM opportunity for middle/high school girls
OnSaturday, March 24, Space Telescope Science Institute will host the "2012 Women's Science Forum." Girls in grades 6 to 12 are invited to take part in hands-on activities related to science and engineering, share their career dreams, ask questions and explore opportunities in a number of science and engineering career disciplines. Cost is $10; continental breakfast and lunch are included. Download theregistration flyer.
Saturday March 24th
Henry Hall Program Scholarships for Baltimore City Public School Students 6-12 grade
Please pass along this info to any parents of Baltimore City Public School Students; it is a great opportunity for kids to get involved with biology…….get them outdoors to learn about nature!! All programs/trips are paid for by the Henry Hall Endowment Fund at the National Aquarium.
For more info:
Students have to write a short essay, due by April 16th
Fusion Partnerships, Inc. hosts: The Seven Rules of Successful Collaboration
Cost: $20/person or $10 each if more than one from same organization.
Lite refreshments will be served. Feel free to bring your lunch
Friday, March 30, 2012
12:30pm – 3:30 pm
Cork Gallery, 4thFloor
302 E. Federal Street (at 1601 Guilford Ave)
Baltimore, MD 21202
John H. Thompson Mathletics competition
The Baltimore Chapter of the National Technical Association (NTA), and the Department Of Computer Science at Morgan State University, are co-sponsoring a fun day of competitive mathematics assessments for high school students in an effort to encourage as many students as possible to improve their skills in mathematics. The students will get a chance to meet professionals in many areas of the sciences as well as other students interested in developing a career in high paying scientific fields. In addition to the competition, there will be a free 1 hour SAT Workshop, continental breakfast and lunch for participants. Tutors will be available to work with students and review any problems from the exam. The competition is modeled on past highly successful mathematics competitions’ held by various NTA Chapters. Please see the attachedflyerandapplicationfor more information
Saturday, April 21st
Astronomy Club Spring Session 2012
Do you know youth who have an interest in black holes, colliding galaxies, the possibility of life on other planets and space exploration? If so, you can encourage a love of astronomy in students by connecting them with the Space Telescope Science Institute on the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus. The club meets one Saturday morning each month through the spring. Space is limited to 35, so please share this information quickly with interested students. More information is available atwww.stsci.edu/yae
April 21stand May 19th.
Each session will run from 9:00 a.m. - Noon.
Men’s Wearhouse “Cash for School Program”
This free program is available for high schools. Once a high school signs up, Men’s Wearhouse will donate $5.00 back to the school for every tuxedo rented for prom (checks distributed in summer). In addition, if you want to save the school some money during prom, Men’s Wearhouse will print your prom tickets at no cost. For more information, contact Laura Ahankoob, Senior Operations Manager at 410-446-8357 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ongoing during Prom Season
Opportunities for youth to be leaders---Baltimore City Youth Commission
The Mayor and the City Council of Baltimore City are seeking young people between the ages of 14 to 25 to serve as Youth Commissioners on the Baltimore City Youth Commission. The purpose of the Youth Commission is to allow youth the opportunity to provide advice, recommendations and information for the Mayor, the City Council and municipal agencies on the development of community and government policies, programs and services that support children, youth and their families. The Commission will meet as frequently as required to perform its duties but not less than six times or more than ten times each year. For more information or to request an application visit Youth@Baltimorecity.gov.
2012 ING Run for Something Better-Partnering to Fight Childhood Obesity
The 2012 ING Run for Something Better National School Awards Grant application is now availableonline. The awards program will provide a minimum of fifty grants up to $2,500 for each school that desires to establish a school based running program or expand an existing one. Please clickherefor more information.
Application Deadline: May 15, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST
City Schools Twitter
City Schools’ Twitter feed is taking off –with more than 1,000 followers! Follow@BaltCitySchoolsfor up-to-the-minute updates and announcements.
Free books and magazines for families and schools atThe Book Thing of Baltimore Inc.(21218) For more information call 410-662-5631 or visit
Every Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 6pm
Arts on Stage
It’s a field trip that will spark imagination, ignite excitement to read and fuel the desire to learn. We look forward to seeing you there! Arts On Stage is an artistic and cultural education experience that will enrich the minds of children through live, professional theater productions. We encourage all Baltimore City Public Schools to come out and experience one of our live shows. Schools partnered with Arts Everyday can receive funding for shows. Title I schools receive reduced admission and teachers are free! For a full list of the 2011-12 winter show line up, pricing details and information on scheduling a field trip for your school, visitArts On Stageonline.
Payments are not due until three weeks prior to the date of the scheduled show. If you have questions, contact Leslie Fowler or Jamie Papas at 410.252.8717.
Winner’s Circle on Great Kids Up Close
Did a team at your school just win a game and tournament? Please let us know about the win and we’ll post a congratulatory statement on the home page of Great Kids Up Close. Click here for amention on the homepageor tosubmit an articleabout the win
Accessing DSS Network Services
To make a referral for services on behalf of a student/family, please complete thisFamily Preservation referraland email to the DSS supervisor Tonya Scofield.