Poly Receives 5 Stars in New State Report Card
An intensive two year development process has resulted in Maryland's launch of a new school accountability system that gives parents, students and teachers a way to easily tell how well their school is doing. Every public school in the state is assigned a rating, from a minimum of one star to a maximum of five stars, based on several factors, including academic achievement, absenteeism, graduation percentage, curriculum, and performance of English language learners.

We are very proud to report that Poly received a 5 star rating!

131st Annual Alumni Dinner Recap
The 2018 Distinguished Alumni award was presented to the very deserving Dr. Charles Johnson-Bey, '84 at the annual alumni dinner. Dr. Johnson-Bey gave a rousing speech with a call to action for everyone to support the Poly Foundation and Alumni Association so that years from now, today's students can brag about the education they received and the friends they made while at Poly. At the 131st Annual Alumni Dinner, the crowd was large, the food was top notch, the program was informative and the socializing of Polytechnic graduates of all years was fantastic. To read more about the event, click here.
Alumni Judges Participate in STEM Competition
Poly Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors participated in the 7th Annual Poly Hallway STEM competition. Thirty teams competed in 7 different events that ranged from engineering tasks like building rubber band helicopters to academic thinking exercises like the carbon dating event where students applied a mathematical model of radioactive decay to determine the age of ancient organisms. Congratulations to the winning team of Poly Juniors: Corinne Charney, Adam Hofert, Ian Stadelmaier, and Colton Ross!

This event received tremendous support from our alumni, including financial support from the BPI Foundation and the participation of 25 alumni judges who volunteered their time. The event truly was a team effort by so many parts of the Poly family and a great celebration of our tradition of excellence in Science and Engineering. 
Poly Hosts VEX Robotics Competition
​​​​The Poly Robotics team, under the direction of faculty member Matt Timmons, hosted the Baltimore City qualifying event for the VEX Robotics program on December 8. Two Poly teams were supported by current BPI students and by ten alumni volunteers, ranging from the classes of 1968 to 1997. Teams from fifteen schools participated in the intense matches throughout the day, keeping the competition lively.

Congratulations to Mr. Timmons and his team, as well as the numerous alumni volunteers who made this a successful day. Continued good luck to the Robotics team.
Hamilton Tickets Raffled By Poly's Odyssey Club
Support Poly's Odyssey Club and enter for your chance to win two tickets to the highly acclaimed show Hamilton: An American Musical at the Hippodrome Theater in Baltimore ($300 value). The raffle ticket price is $25 and the winner will be drawn on Sunday, January 20, 2019. Buy your raffle tickets today and support the Odyssey Club!

Poly's Holiday Assembly
The 2018 Polytechnic Holiday Assembly will be held on Friday, December 21, 2018 starting at 9:00 am in the Auditorium. All alumni who graduated prior to 2014 are invited to attend, and join us on stage at the end of the assembly and give a quick life update. Prior to the assembly, the Alumni Association will be hosting a small breakfast starting at 8:30 am with coffee and donuts in Room 111, the Alumni Center. 

We ask that all who plan to attend register with Adrian Palazzi, '70, Alumni Coordinator at  apalazzi2@gmail.com  or by phone, 410-952-8890 so that we plan accordingly, prior to Wednesday, December 19th. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you on Friday, December 21st. 
The Ingenuity Project Expands to Fourth School
The Ingenuity Project is expanding to James McHenry Elementary/Middle School beginning in the 2019-20 school year. The new site is the fourth school to offer this challenging academic program in the middle grades, joining Hamilton, Mount Royal, and Roland Park.

Baltimore City Public Schools, in partnership with the Ingenuity Project, conducted a 6-month process to identify the new school site. James McHenry Elementary/Middle School was one of fifteen schools to apply for consideration. A committee of education professionals and community members reviewed applications submitted by interested schools. The district and Ingenuity staff then examined the capacity for school buildings to accommodate additional students in the program, the conditions in the community served by the school, and the content of the applications themselves. This selection continues the Ingenuity Project's mission of building a pipeline of high achieving math and science students in West Baltimore to be prepared for the rigors at Poly. To read more about the expansion, click here.
Make a gift today!
As we reflect on the giving spirit of the holiday season, the BPI Foundation would like to thank the alumni, parents and friends who have financially supported our scholars. Your investment affords the Foundation the flexibility to move beyond annual budget limitations and respond immediately to compelling educational opportunities as they arise – whether it be entrepreneurial initiatives or new learning modules or faculty development experiences. In a world that demands adaptability to thrive, your gifts are essential to Poly’s future prosperity. If you have not made your gift this year, it's not too late -  click here to make your gift .

Did you know you can give a gift of stocks and bonds to the BPI Foundation? Learn more by clicking here.
Noteworthy
Below please find information about campus events and current Poly students, faculty and staff as they teach and live by Poly's mission and vision.

  • The Poly Virtual Reality Club recently visited UMBC. Read about their tour here.

In Memory
We reflect on the alumni lives that have been lost and celebrate the legacies they have created, that will remain in our hearts and will forever embody the spirit of Poly. 

The Poly family is saddened to hear of the passing of the following community members:






Please click here to read the memorial tributes to these alumni who will be greatly missed.
Reunion Calendar
If you have updated reunion information, or need to add your class reunion to the list, please contact the Alumni Association at alumni@bpi.edu  or 410-889-7659 . Need help planning your class reunion? Check out the new BPI Reunion Planning Guide Click on the links below for information on the following upcoming reunions!


Click here for REUNION RECAPS to see the fun that our Poly alumni have enjoyed while reuniting and reminiscing!
Wishing you a very Happy Holiday Season!

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