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Exciting news from the BCP Schools: City Springs Elementary/Middle School,
Govans Elementary School, Hampstead Hill Academy and Wolfe Street Academy.

BCP June 2016 Newsletter
In this issue:
BCP Schools Take Top Honors in Hopkins Science Fair, Again! 
Hampstead Hill Academy won first place in the2016 Hopkins Science Fair.
Hampstead Hill Academy and City Springs Elementary/Middle School continued a three-year BCP winning streak by taking first and second place respectively in the 2016 Johns Hopkins Community Science Fair. Last year City Springs Elementary/Middle School, Hampstead Hill Academy and Wolfe Street Academy won first, second and third place. In 2014 Wolfe Street Academy won first place.

Congratulations to all of the students and teachers for their hard work in preparing thei projects and presenting them to the Hopkins judges. The Hampstead Hill Academy group included fifth graders James Gardner, Alex Taylor, Eva Lesko and Shamal King. HHA Enrichment Specialists Zoe Fortier and Laura Guitian worked with the students on their projects.

The City Springs group included Canella Thornton, Dwight Guyton, Erikka Lumayog, Hannah Stoitchkov, Mason Byers, and Keyon Freeman. City Springs teacher Carol Yates-Johnson and BCP Director of Students Support Services Jeff Krick worked with the students on their projects.

James and Alex created an underwater robot that was capable of moving forwards and backwards
City Springs won second place in the
2016 Hopkins Science Fair.
in hopes of one day designing a robot to help clean up the Chesapeake Bay.

Eva and Shamal explored all the seen and unseen colors that make up common candies using chromatography strips.

HHA Science Fair winners also presented their projects to Dean Paul Rothman, CEO of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and his Vice Deans. They were delighted to see the excellent work portrayed in the projects.

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,
HHA Science Fair winners presented their projects to Dean Paul Rothman and his Vice Deans.
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.

BCP would like to thank Johns Hopkins Medicine East Baltimore Community Affairs for providing this wonderful opportunity for our students. Special thanks to Carolyn Chance, Program Development Coordinator for East Baltimore Community Affairs.

For more information about the Community Science Education Program visit:
City Springs Middle School Students Visit Howard University

At City Springs Elementary/Middle School, the guidance counseling team impresses upon students the importance of attending college.

In addition to offering college and career readiness as a weekly resource class, the guidance team arranges trips to local college campuses to expose students to the world of higher education.

When students visit colleges at a young age, they become excited about their post high school aspirations and are more likely to start making decisions now that will affect their future.

On April 11, 2016, the school counseling team and Child First Authority Community School Coordinator Abby Carmean Baldwin accompanied a group of 65 middle school students to Howard University in Washington, D.C. Howard University is ranked second in the nation among HBCU's (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), after Spelman College in Atlanta.

The students participated in a scavenger hunt, enjoyed lunch on campus, and gained a sense of college life by participating in outdoor activities. They had a great time and are looking forward to going back next year when they will receive a guided tour of the campus.

For more information about what to do now to prepare your child for a successful future, please visit the college and career readiness tab at:

Marilyn Mosby Visits Govans After-School Civics Club
Civics Club Director Peter Modlin and Marilyn Mosby

BCP would like to thank Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, Esq. for visiting with the Govans Civics Club. She inspired the students with her story of never giving up and never giving in.

Ms. Mosby is the youngest chief prosecutor of any major city in America. She is an inner-city Boston native and a first-generation college graduate. Since the 2014 legislative session, she has lobbied local and state lawmakers to introduce language that brings Maryland sexual assault law into line with federal law.
Ms. Mosby was named twice, in 2013 and 2014, as one of the Baltimore Sun's 50 Women to Watch; Baltimore Magazine's Top 40 under 40 in 2014; and the Daily Record's 2013 Leading Women. She lives in West Baltimore and is the proud mother of two daughters. She is married to Nick J. Mosby, 7th District Baltimore City Councilman.

The Govans Civics Club is part of BCP's 21st Century Community Learning Center at Govans, which is made possible by a generous grant from the 21st CCLC Maryland State Department of Education program. Special thanks to Civics Club Director Peter Modlin for arranging this visit.
Hampstead Hill Academy Hosts Launch of Vision for Baltimore

Hampstead Hill Academy hosted the launch of an innovative citywide strategy to provide thousands of City students with free glasses on May 10, 2016. 

The Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD), the Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS), Johns Hopkins University (JHU), non-profit provider Vision To Learn (VTL), and Warby Parker launched "Vision for Baltimore" to ensure that students across Baltimore City elementary and middle schools have universal access to glasses, an essential learning tool, in an effort to improve performance, engagement, and opportunity.

Over the next year, Vision for Baltimore will operate in 50 schools across Baltimore City. The program will serve all public schools over the next three years and continue to rotate throughout schools thereafter.

Hampstead Hill Academy is currently serving as a pilot for the program. As a result, over 160 of the school's 742 students received glasses.

Glasses for the program are being donated by partner Warby Parker. The NYC-based tech-enabled lifestyle brand has committed to providing two pairs of glasses to approximately 2,750 Baltimore City School students between pre-kindergarten and eighth grade throughout the 2016 - 2017 academic year.

Students at HHA were delighted to receive their glasses from surprise guests Ray Lewis, former Ravens Linebacker, and Crockett Gillmore, current Ravens Tight End.

What Makes Wolfe Street Academy Special?
What Makes Us Special: Wolfe Street Academy
What Makes Us Special: Wolfe Street Academy

The Baltimore Curriculum Project would like to thank Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) for producing this video about what makes Wolfe Street Academy special.

To better promote ALL of the wonderful things happening in City Schools, BCPS we will be featuring one school each week in a video segment called "What Makes Us Special". If your school would like to participate, please contact to get started.

View videos of other City Schools at:

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