HSECP News

A Little Holiday Cheer from the HSECP Students at Joppatowne Elementary

Hot Spot’s students at Joppatowne Elementary wrote holiday letters to Precinct 8’s first responders working on Christmas Day. Learn more about this heartwarming project, in the words of HSECP’s Joppatowne Program Director, Laura Sorrells, below. This holiday season, our Hot Spots Extended Care Program (HSECP) Joppatowne students were writing holiday cards for friends and family,…

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Hillcrest Elementary Chosen as Hot Spots Impact and Engagement Award Recipient

  Hot Spots is excited to announce that our 2016-2017 21st CEG Grant Recipient, Hillcrest Elementary School, has been chosen as our Impact and Engagement Award recipient. While all our great partners were eligible to receive the award, Hillcrest Elementary exceeded expectations in the areas of grant planning and execution, alignment and execution of grant goals,…

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10 BCPS schools named, recertified as Maryland Green Schools

Originally published by the Department of Communications and Community Outreach for Baltimore County Public Schools. TOWSON, MD. – Just in time for Earth Day, the Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) has named three Baltimore County public schools as 2017 Maryland Green Schools and has recertified seven other BCPS schools as Maryland Green…

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Kindness Matters at Joppatowne Elementary School

Kindness matters, which is why our programs decided to focus their February philanthropic initiative on connecting with a local charity called Simple Sacrifice.  150 students spent March and February putting thoughtful detail into their philanthropic outreach initatives, from decorating lunch bags with their own artwork to writing friendly notes.  On the last day of the club  students made 200…

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Giving a green thumbs up to Hillcrest Elementary’s courtyard garden

We eat what we grow! That’s what’s happening at Hillcrest Elementary School in Catonsville. Hillcrest received a 21st Century Enrichment Grant to help create a garden in their courtyard. Second grade teacher Mary Beth Capka orchestrated the grant process. The outdoor classroom allows students to plant and harvest vegetables and herbs. The Catonsville community is…

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STEAM Nights challenge Cromwell Valley families

Families enjoyed the STEAM Challenge at the first Cromwell Valley Elementary STEAM Night held in October. The next STEAM Night is scheduled for Jan. 31 from 4-6 p.m. Families can expect a focus on literacy and a fun STEAM Challenge, which will involve building musical instruments from recycled materials. STEAM Nights provide opportunities for families…

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Lyons Mill GREEN Day and STEM Event

On November 10th, Hot Spots Extended Care Program hosted Green Day at Lyons Mill Elementary followed by a STEM Expo on November 12th. HSECP and the Green School Committee combined efforts to promote environmental literacy within the school house and during the county event. The goal of these events was to increase student knowledge of…

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21st Century Enrichment Grant Launch

Congratulations to our grant recipients from our 21st Century Enrichment Grant Launch today! Pictured here: former Education Foundation of BCPS President and current Chair, Timmy Ruppersburger, Johnnycake Elementary School, Mechanicsville, Woodbridge, Hillcrest, Brunswick, Middleborough, Rodgers Forge and Wellwood International.

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STEM DAY at Lyons Mill Elementary School

We have kicked off K-2 STEM DAY with Energy Detective Assemblies at Lyons Mill Elementary School. Take a look!   Students then tested their wind anemometers and documenting the differences of wind speed.

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Elementary Schools Receiving the 2016-2017 21st Century Enrichment Grant

Hot Spots is excited to announce that the following Elementary Schools have been awarded The 21st Century Enrichment Grant for the 2016-2017 School Year: Mechanicsville Elementary Brunswick Elementary In Partnership with The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, we congratulate: Johnnycake Elementary Middleborough Elementary Rodgers Forge Elementary Cromwell Valley Elementary Hillcrest Elementary Woodbridge Elementary…

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