News from Baltimore County Public Schools
Leading the Way: Meet J.J. Osoria
Want to meet a high school student who does more before 6 a.m. than most people do all day?  Meet Milford Mill senior Private First Class Josean Joel (J.J.) Osoria.
Osoria spent the summer before his senior year in Army basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia. Due to basic training graduation, he had to start his senior year about a week and a half after his peers. 
He has been enrolled in the Milford Mill MJROTC program since he entered the Milford Mill health sciences magnet program in Grade 9. Read more
Video of the Week: Sparrows Point Middle School Attendance Commercial

This is the one of three winning commercials in the BCPS 2016 Attendance Commercial Contest. 

Mission Moment
The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools
On November 29, 2016, The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools will participate in #GivingTuesday -- a day that promotes charitable donations around the globe.
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday allows us the opportunity to give back to organizations and foundations that support causes around our community and beyond. Last year, the #GivingTuesday campaign raised more than $115 million, generated more than 1.3 million social media mentions, and prompted 1 million online gifts. Read more. 
Parenting Tip of the Week: 

Remember the adults who help your child succeed
Think about all of the family members, friends, teachers, and administrators who help your child succeed. During the holiday season, don't forget to thank all those who ensure your child has positive experiences every day. This blog post from the U.S. Dept. of Education discusses how more than just moms and dads support students every day.
Photo of the Week - from Catonsville Elementary
Too Tall Hall, shortest player in Harlem Globetrotters history, visited Catonsville Elementary School on Nov. 22 to present an anti-bullying assembly.
Correspond- DANCE
A weekly memo from the superintendent

Dear Team BCPS:

This school year, an Early Entry Day was held for all students in Grades 6 and 9. We wanted to provide the opportunity for students to explore their schools and schedules prior to the first day of school. I am interested in hearing suggestions from parents about the day. Please take the online survey by Nov. 30. 
This Wednesday, more than 600 people will come to hear author and activist Wes Moore discuss the importance of individual decisions and the value of community support. Wes is the featured speaker at the second annual speaker series hosted by the BCPS Superintendent's Business Advisory Council. Don't forget to register
Take care,
Dr. Dance
Happening This Week...

11/28     Southeast Area Education group to meet
11/29     Deer Park Elementary library night
11/30     Pleasant Plains Elementary Making Math Fun Night
12/1      Join us for the Night of Innovation!
12/2      Nutcracker on stage at Patapsco High
12/3      Resource Fair and Santa at Ridge Ruxton School

Visit here to learn more about these and many other events this week.


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