Monday, July 28, 2014

Chessie Jam Supports the Baltimore Curriculum Project

We would like to thank Chessie Jam for supporting the Baltimore Curriculum Project! Enter the promo code BCP when you purchase tickets for the Chessie Jam Children's Music Fest on Saturday Oct 4, 2014 at Pier Six Pavilion and Chessie Jam will donate $5 to the Baltimore Curriculum Project for every ticket purchased.

Chessie Jam features Biz Markie of Yo Gabba Gabba, Justin Roberts, RECESS MONKEY, Father Goose, Milkshake, and Lalabibi.

Kids will also enjoy free face painting, photobooths, moonbounce, tie-dying, food and more.

Purchase tickets at:

(Don't forget to enter the promo code BCP)

BCP Participates in Live Baltimore Homebuying Event

BCP was pleased to represent Govans Elementary School at Live Baltimore's City Living Starts Here event on Saturday, July 26th at Govans Presbyterian Church.

Approximately seventy participants had a chance to take a narrated walking tour of homes in the Belvedere area, speak with trusted real estate professionals and community organizations, and get local perspectives from neighborhood associations and neighbors to help with their homebuying decisions..

BCP Director of Academic Affairs Jon McGill and BCP Executive Vice President Larry Schugam spoke with numerous families and individuals about the wonderful education Govans Elementary provides for neighborhood children and how the school will continue to serve the neighborhood zone after it becomes a BCP charter school in School Year 15/16.

The vendor fair included representatives from Baltimore Housing, Belvedere Improvement Association, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty, Buyer's Edge, Healthy Neighborhoods, Lake Evesham Community Association, M&T Bank, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, MECU of Baltimore, PNC Mortgage, Uplands by Bozzuto Homes, and other businesses and organizations.

We would like to thank Live Baltimore for including Govans Elementary and the Baltimore Curriculum Project in this event.

For more information about Live Baltimore visit:

BCP Kicks of 2014 Summer Training Institute for New Teachers

This morning BCP Director of Academic Affairs Jon McGill kicked off BCP's 2014 Summer Training Institute for new and returning teachers. Twenty-five teachers from City Springs Elementary/Middle School, Hampstead Hill Academy, and Wolfe Street Academy will participate in the week-long training, which focuses on classroom management. Jon introduced the BCP staff and BCP President Laura Doherty gave a presentation about the BCP Schools.

Most educators agree that classroom management is one of the biggest challenges facing new teachers. BCP Schools use CHAMPS, a program of Safe & Civil Schools that helps teachers to design (or fine tune) a proactive and positive classroom management plan that will overtly teach students how to behave responsibly.

Training will be provided by BCP Academic Coaches Brenda Kahn and Marvelyn Johnson and BCP Director of Student Support Services Jeff Krick.

BCP's Summer Training Institute is part of BCP's comprehensive Professional Development (PD) program, which includes PD Conferences, in-class coaching, and the Novice Teacher Think Tank. For more information about PD at BCP, please contact Larry Schugam at 410-675-7000 x17 or

Monday, July 21, 2014

City Springs Students Attend Lardarius Webb Football Camp

Students from City Springs Elementary/Middle School joined roughly 400 children at the Lardarius Webb Football Camp on Saturday July 19th at Towson University.

Participants spent the day honing their football skills under the expert instruction of Lardarius Webb, former Ravens safety Ed Reed and Penn State safety Adrian Amos. City Springs Educational Associate Donnell Spedden and Coach Tavon McGee accompanied the students on the trip.

City Springs Principal Rhonda Richetta stopped by to see her students hard at work.

"You can't imagine what it's like for our students to spend time with Lardarius Webb and Ed Reed," said Principal Richetta.

The Lardarius Webb Foundation hosts several events each year to raise funds to provide aid to underprivileged children and their families. The primary purpose of the foundation is to keep young men and women off the streets and out of trouble, by giving them the knowledge, confidence, and support to achieve any positive goals they set.

NSA Marketing organizes several events for the Lardarius Webb Foundation throughout the year. In June, NSA provided 80 discounted tickets for BCP teachers and staff to attend Lardarius Webb's 5th Annual Charity Softball game.

The football camp was sponsored by Under Armour, Buffalo Wild Wings, Adventure Dental, Vision & Orthodontics, Maryland National Guard, NY Fitness, Office Furniture Loft, I-9 Sports, and Kohls.

We would like to thank Lardarius Webb, the Lardarius Webb Foundation, and NSA Marketing for making this wonderful opportunity available for our students.

For more information about the Lardarius Webb Foundation visit:

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Thank You to Michael Barron for Printer Donation

We would like to thank Michael Barron for donating a brand-new HP Officejet Pro laser printer worth $800 to Govans Elementary School.

Michael is an IT Project Manager at Constellation Energy. He won the printer in a recent charity golf putting contest at the Constellation offices. Michael said that since he entered the contest to support a charity, he wanted to donate the printer to support a worthy cause.

A friend suggested that Michael donate the printer to Govans Elementary after reading about the May break-in, where thieves stole $7,000 in cash and equipment from the school.

Since then an outpouring of generosity from people like Michael has raised over $10,000 for the school.