Friday, May 29, 2015

BCP Schools Take Top Honors in Hopkins Science Fair

Congratulations to City Springs Elementary/Middle School, Hampstead Hill Academy and Wolfe Street Academy for winning first, second and third place respectively in the 2015 Johns Hopkins Community Science Fair on Thursday, May 28th.

Each year, area elementary schools are invited to Johns Hopkins to participate in the Community Science Fair. Each school is allowed to submit three projects for judging by Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, BCPS's administrative staff, and a special guest judge. First, second and third place prizes are awarded based on projects that exemplify ingenuity, clarity and presentation using the scientific method criteria.

Guest speakers at the event included Dr. Deidra Crews (Chair, Department of Medicine Diversity Council, Johns Hopkins Bayview), James Page (Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer, Johns Hopkins Medicine), Ashley Llorens (Senior Staff Electrical Engineer and Project Manager, Force Projection Sector, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory) and Edward McKay (Senior Operating Room Technician, Johns Hopkins Hospital).

BCP would like to thank Johns Hopkins Medicine East Baltimore Community Affairs for providing this wonderful opportunity for our students. For more information about the Community Science Education Program visit:

Thursday, May 28, 2015

American Heart Association and CareFirst Promote Healthy Living at City Springs

By Robert Heck, Resident Artist at City Springs Elementary/Middle School

On Thursday, May 7th City Springs Elementary/Middle School held a special resource day, "Teaching Gardens", sponsored by CareFirst and the American Heart Association. We had a terrific day working with our students, talking about plants, how they grow and the food and nutrition aspects. Students planted approximately 150 vegetable plants including eggplant, peppers, and celery.

The students also participated in story times, made their own paper pots with seeds to take home, and ran on the athletic field as part of a fitness focus organized by Care First.

I had a chance to speak with our partners and highlight the important work we do here every day with our community. Dr. Richetta plans to have our students stay involved, caring for the plants and monitoring growth. Ms. Abby Baldwin, our Child First Community School Coordinator, along with our resource teachers, did a terrific job keeping the students engaged.