“Meet the Superintendent” Events Scheduled

“Meet the Superintendent” events will be held throughout Baltimore County as new BCPS Superintendent Dr. Myriam Yarbrough will share information about key priorities for the upcoming school year, hear from members of the Team BCPS community and answer questions.

Dr. Yarbrough will begin her tenure as BCPS superintendent on July 1, 2023.

The dates and locations of the meetings are as follows:

Thursday, June 15, 6-7 p.m.

*Spanish interpretation will be provided

New Town High School—Media Center 4931 New Town Blvd.
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Wednesday, June 21, 6-7 p.m.

*Spanish interpretation will be provided

George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology—Cafeteria 938 York Road
Towson, MD 21204
Thursday, June 22, 6-7 p.m.
*Spanish interpretation will be provided
Dundalk/Sollers Point Technical High School—Sollers Café 1901 Devale Ave.

Dundalk, MD 21222

Wednesday, July 5, 6-7 p.m.
*Spanish interpretation will be provided
Catonsville High School—Cafeteria 421 Bloomsbury Ave.

Catonsville, MD 21228

Thursday, July 6, 6-7 p.m. Perry Hall High School—Cafeteria 4601 Ebenezer Rd.

Baltimore, MD 21236

Monday, July 10, 6-7 p.m.


*Spanish interpretation will be provided

Kenwood High School—Cafeteria 501 Stemmers Run Rd.

Essex, MD 21221

Thursday, July 13, 6-7 p.m.


*Spanish interpretation will be provided

Loch Raven High School—Cafeteria 1212 Cowpens Ave.

Towson, MD 21286

Tuesday, July 18. 6-7 p.m.

*Spanish interpretation will be provided

Randallstown High School—Cafeteria 4000 Offutt Rd.

Randallstown, MD 21133

BCPS Students Named to All-County Honors Dance Ensemble

Thirty-two high school students and 30 middle school students have been selected to
participate in the Baltimore County Public Schools 2022-2023 All-County Honors Dance Ensemble.

The ensemble will rehearse weekly at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology
throughout the winter and spring. The culminating event for the ensemble will be a gala concert
performance on Monday, June 12, at 7 p.m. at Carver Center.

“A total of 100 students – 50 high school students and 50 middle school students – were nominated by
their teachers to audition for the honors ensemble,” said Darryl Pilate, BCPS dance and theatre resource
teacher. “The adjudicators were impressed by all of the students’ technical and professional skills. The
students accepted for the All-County Honors Dance Ensemble demonstrated not only their technical
ability but also the ability to think ‘on their feet’ and be expressive through the art form while applying

The members of the 2022-2023 All-County Honors Dance Ensemble are:

Franklin High School
Trinity Hicks

George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology
Olivia Anderson; Camila Abrego Argueta; Isabel Armstrong; Annelese Atkinson; Simone Brown; Dante
Campbell; Melody Cole; Jada Daniels; Jaia Dinkins; Jadin Holiday; Sharon Kasibante; Ja’Zara Lane; Devin
Nichelson; Shoshana Paley; Madisyn Rice- Evans; Makenzie Smith; Jase Woolcock

Lansdowne High School
Sa’Ni Betts; Giulia Mendes

Milford Mill Academy
Toimar Allen; Melaya Barker; Jahnai James; Zyaire McMillan; Kyla Randall

Owings Mills High School
Shayla Johnson

Parkville High School
Lyndsey Hoxter; Ariel Parker
Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts
Zarrah Allen; Madison Cosden; Aashyah de Vries; Armani Woods

Deep Creek Middle School
Malia Terry

Deer Park Magnet Middle School
Morgan Clinton; Kendall Davison; Nyiemah Gibbs

Franklin Middle School
Madison Beyer; Elon Bryant; La’Nae Coldin; Bailey Ferrel; Masio Pearson; Jada Sellers

Loch Raven Technical Academy
Joshua Nichols

Middle River Middle School
Madison Cooper; Arianna Hunt; Makayla Ortiz

Pikesville Middle School
London Bailey; Maya Chase; Sophee Fields; Larae Jones; Cydney Polk; Kayden Sorrell

Southwest Academy
Kaleb Jenson; Makyli Williams

Sudbrook Magnet Middle School
Solae Beaman; Shabraya Dennis; Claire Jabaji; Timara Keyes; Ibunkun Ojemuyiwa; Nylah Queen; Jaelyn

House Fire Reported on Wolf Trap Court in Perry Hall

It was a busy night for fire crews in Eastern Baltimore County and that continued into the morning as a fire was reported in Perry Hall.

This house fire was reported with people trapped on Wolf Trap Court.

The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company reported that units from the area responded to find a townhome on fire on Sunday around 3:44 a.m.

A second alarm was dispatched as the fire spread to two adjoining homes.

Crews were battling this fire around three hours.

There also reported fires in Parkville and Dundalk on Saturday evening.

Perry Hall High Student Elected to School Board

Middle and high school students from across Baltimore County have selected Perry Hall High School junior Roah Hassan to serve as the student member of the Board of Education of Baltimore County (SMOB) for the 2022-2023 school year. Hassan’s one-year term begins July 1, 2022.

A record number of 13,169 students cast online ballots on Thursday, March 17. The number of votes cast this year is 61.55 percent more than in 2020 when the previous record of 8,152 votes were cast. Hassan received 54.98 percent of the votes compared to 45.02 percent for the other candidate, Masah Farh, a junior at Towson High School. This is the third year that all BCPS middle and high school students could select the student member of the board and the second year, due to a change in Maryland law, that the student selection no longer needs approval from the governor.

Prior to voting, students were able to learn more about both candidates by viewing their resumes, video Q&A sessions, videotaped speeches, and campaigning via social media. The candidates also hosted virtual visits with schools that requested them.

In her speech, Hassan said, “Being the SMOB means never losing faith in the power of the students. It is to have hope, unfaltering empathy, and compassion as we make necessary decisions. Until our systems reflect every single student in BCPS, there will always be work to be done, work that I am prepared to fight for. As your student member of the board, I will work to close the opportunity gap and guarantee equitable funding across the county. I will work to redistribute 21st century resources within BCPS. I will work to rewrite a curriculum that evolves with us and addresses social inequities from the root. I will ensure that student mental health is at the forefront of our conversations and that students of color and LGBTQ+ students feel safe in their schools. We deserve educational justice and a fight that ensures your voice is equally as powerful as mine on the BCPS Board of Education.”

Hassan is president of the Perry Hall Class of 2023 Senate. At her school, she is also vice president of Girls Up, events coordinator of the Muslim Student Association, historian of the Rotary Interact Club, and secretary of Mock Trial. Hassan tutors and mentors Perry Hall AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) sophomores. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and Social Studies Honor Society. At the county level, she is the co-legislative affairs coordinator for Baltimore County Student Councils. At the state level, she is vice chair of the Maryland High School Democrats’ Women’s Caucus, co-founder/co-executive director of Mic Up, Maryland!, and legislative coordinator of the Maryland Center for School Safety Student Focus Group.

Hassan will replace Christian Thomas, a senior at Eastern Technical High School, who will graduate in June.

House Fire Reported on Transom Road in Perry Hall

– photo courtesy of Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company-

A house fire has been reported in Perry Hall. The fire took place on in the 9000 block of Transom Road near the intersection of Ballygar Road off Ebenezer Road.

The fire was called in before 3 p.m. on Monday, March 14. The Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company reported the structure is a two-story house and all four sides caught on fire. No further details at this time.

Black smoke can be seen in the Perry Hall region. Motorists are advised to use caution around the Ebenezer Road.

Perry Hall Wawa Now Open for Business

-photo courtesy of Delegate Joe Boteler-

The Wawa of Perry Hall held its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, March 3. The store is located at the intersection of Belair Road and Honeygo Boulevard near the Perry Hall Library. Councilman David Marks was one of the dignitaries at the event.

“The corner of Belair Road and Honeygo Boulevard was zoned for commercial development in 2000. A shopping center was approved two years before my election. Our office persuaded the developer to reject uses that would be more appropriate elsewhere – Lidl located to the Mars supermarket site instead, for example. Surrounding neighborhoods were actively engaged as plans for Wawa moved forward,” Marks explained.

“The Wawa offers more choice for motorists and employs local residents – and is already giving back to the community. Today, the store made a donation to Gunpowder Elementary as it recognized Kirsten Roller for her work on the playground project.”

Community to Hold Ukraine Candlelight Vigil

The Perry Hall Family Worship Center and the Office of Councilman David Marks are sponsoring a candlelight vigil in honor of the victims and families of Ukraine. This event is open to all.

The event will be held at Honeygo Park, 9033 Honeygo Blvd. in Perrt Hall on Friday, March 4 from 6 to 7 p.m.

“Please join the Perry Hall Family Worship Center and our office – and the larger community – at this candlelight village on Friday at 6 p.m. at Honeygo Park,” Councilman Marks said about the event. “Everyone is welcome.”

For more information about this event, go to the event’s Facebook page.

81-year-old Killed in Perry Hall Crash

Baltimore County officers responded to the intersection of Belair Road and Penn Avenue in Perry Hall for a two-vehicle crash on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at approximately 7 a.m.

The crash involved a 1997 Lincoln Town Car and a 1995 Toyota Camry. The crash resulted in the death of 81-year-old Laura Sperry, the driver of the Lincoln Town Car.

Crash Team investigators determined Sperry made a left turn onto Belair Road when she was struck by oncoming traffic. The driver of the Camry was also transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.

This crash remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department’s Crash Team.

Marks to Host Zoom Public Safety Town Hall

Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced that his office will hold an online town hall meeting to discuss crime control and public safety.

He will be joined by the three police captains from the Fifth District and States Attorney Scott Shellenberger.

The town hall meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 18 at 7 p.m. Zoom information is below:

Time: Jan 18, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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“Public safety is my top concern, and the major issue for most of the constituents I speak with,” Councilman Marks commented. “It’s why I have pushed for more police officers, expanded neighborhood watch programs, and not retreating on tough policies to punish criminals. I thank our police captains and States Attorney for participating in this important forum.”

Since there is a limit to the number of users, the session will be recorded for those who cannot participate.