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BCP November 2017 Newsletter

Click Here to Read BCP’s November 2017 Newsletter This edition features the following articles: Baltimore Curriculum Project Schools Embrace Mindfulness Setting Great Expectations: Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office at City Springs Frederick Elementary Opens...

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Latin Opinion Treats BCP Families to Zoo Bop

Baltimore Curriculum Project would like to thank our partner Latin Opinion for providing 35 tickets for BCP families to attend The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore's Zoo Bop, a new children's outdoor music festival with 2016 Latin Grammy Winner 123 Andrés​, on September 3,...

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BCP September 2017 Newsletter

BCP's September 2017 Newsletter includes: Baltimore Curriculum Project Summer Training City Springs Students Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey City Springs Starts the Year Off Strong Frederick's New Building, New Charter & New Principal Inspire Renewed Hope Govans...

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Middle schoolders from City Springs Elementary / Middle and schools throughout the Baltimore area trained like pros at the Baltimore Ravens Gatorade Junior Training Camp on July 19, 2018 at City Springs Elementary/Middle. Participants ages 12-14 were coached up to raise their game both on and off the field at this free 2-hour training camp. Middle school were put through football drills and combine exercises on the purple turf turf (which the Ravens helped build) to prepare them for gridiron success this coming season.

NFL veterans who helped with the training camp included former Ravens Obafemi Ayanbedejo, Michael McCrary, Kyle Richardson, as well as former Philedelphia Eagles player and Baltimore Curriculum Project Board Member Victor Abiamiri. Victor gave an inspiring speech to participants at the end of the camp, encouraging them to work hard and describing how his education paved the way to success after his NFL career.

BCP would like to thank the Baltimore Ravens, Gatorade and everyone who made this wonderful training camp possible including Victor Abiamiri, Obafemi Ayanabadejo, Michael McCrary, and Kyle Richardson.
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After a comprehensive search, the Baltimore Curriculum Project (BCP) is excited to announce that Bernarda Kwaw has been selected to serve as Principal of Govans Elementary. Ms. Kwaw takes over leadership of the school from our beloved retiring principal, Linda Taylor.

We have tremendous confidence in and respect for Ms. Kwaw. She has been an outstanding teacher, instructional coach, and assistant principal at a BCP school. Her children attended a BCP school, and she served briefly on the BCP board of directors until assuming the AP position at Govans in 2015.

BCP selected Ms. Kwaw after conducting a thorough principal selection process. Throughout May and June, a search committee comprised of two parents (one of whom is a BCP board member and a leader of the York Road Partnership), two staff members, the Community School Director, a long-serving BCP principal, and the president and CEO of BCP interviewed qualified candidates. BCP also surveyed the faculty to ascertain what qualities the staff hoped to see in their next leader. After extensive interviews and discussions, the search committee enthusiastically selected Ms. Kwaw.

Ms. Kwaw is well-respected by the current staff at Govans, and had the endorsement of the retiring principal, Linda Taylor. She demonstrated great success in her prior roles, and more importantly, shares a vision for Govans that will serve it well as the school transitions over the next few years into its new 21st Century school building.

BCP will be scheduling a number of community events this summer so that families, neighbors, and other friends of Govans can meet Ms. Kwaw.
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Leah Beachley/Leah At Wolfe Street, (University of Maryland School of Social Work SWCOS Community School Coordinator at Wolfe Street Academy) and Ahmad Collick (Child First Authority Community School Coordinator at City Springs Elementary / Middle) are interviewed by Josh Turansky about Food Access on the "I Love Humans" podcast (episode 3): www.baltimorechurch.com/i-love-humans/

"I Love Humans" is a hyper local podcast focused on people-care in Southeast Baltimore. Josh Turansky is the pastor of Haven City Church in Fells Point, a resident of Butcher's Hill, and manages The Compassion Center at 1706 Eastern Ave).

For more information about food access visit: Baltimore Food Policy Initiative, Black Yield Institute, Baltimore Free Farm, Maryland Food Bank, Baltimore Orchard Project, Hungry Harvest, Produce in a SNAP, and Gather Baltimore.
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According to a recent article by Reuter’s Health, studies show that kids who get lots of physical activity may pay more attention in school and do better in subjects like reading and math. For this reason, we provide many opportunities for students to exercise their bodies. We offer a variety of resource classes, including physical education and fitness class, that allow students to get moving!

This year, City Springs Elementary / Middle School added yet another resource class that provides an outlet for physical exercise: NEWfit Kids. NFK partners with City springs to offer a school-based program where students participate in structured recess game stations, free play activities, and organized game play outside (or in a spare classroom if it’s raining). We are grateful that NEWfit Coaches Erin Duffie and Chris Williams have joined our team and are providing even more opportunities for our students to strengthen their bodies (and their minds).

Pictured: Ms. Wells and Ms. Stewart’s students play a fun and challenging game of indoor dodge ball on a rainy morning.
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Teachers have many options for organizing their classroom and instructing their students. Most classrooms use whole group instruction in which the teacher leads the entire class through their learning activities. However, some teachers prefer setting up learning stations, in which students rotate through different areas in one class period. Rather than sitting through one long whole group lesson day after day, stations provide students with multiple ways to understand and work on core concepts.

Middle school math teacher Ms. Hunter and math tutor Mr. Johnson recently reorganized the classroom into three different stations: the Teacher Directed Instruction Station (TDI), the Reinforcement Station, and the Technology Station. At the TDI, students receive instruction directly from Ms. Hunter, exploring new math concepts and formulas in a small-group setting (top picture). At the Reinforcement Station, Mr. Johnson checks their homework, reteaches skills, and manages independent work activities (bottom picture). Students at the technology station work on Istation and Prodigy, two online math programs that assess students’ strengths and weaknesses and assign them activities and math games tailored to their needs.

Our classes have quickly grown accustomed to our new stations and have fallen into a productive daily routine. Students are strategically organized into groups, which has fostered a natural atmosphere of collaboration as they work together on tricky math problems. Best of all, the learning stations keep students moving and engaged throughout the entire class period!
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Each year, the students of City Springs take the PARCC assessment, a state standardized test that all 3rd through 8th graders must complete at the end of each school year. The PARCC assesses our student’s proficiency in mathematics and English language arts/literacy, identifying strengths and areas in need of improvement in these core subjects. While end-of-the-year assessments are nothing new to City Springs, what is new is that all of our testers will be taking the assessment on an iPad or laptop. The days of paper and pencil for state assessments are gone!

In preparation for this challenging test, Ms. Jefferson’s middle school math students spent an entire week completing practice tests and working on concepts and skills that would appear on the 7th and 8th grade tests. First, they completed an online tutorial that reviewed the types of questions on the test. The test includes a dizzying variety of questions, including multiple choice, drag-and-drop, fill-in-the-blank, and something called the “equation editor” that allows students to input complex algebraic equations. The PARCC also calls on students to use a variety of virtual tools, including a pop-up calculator, a ruler, and a protractor that students move around the touchscreen using their finger. Next, students tried several practice tests which they completed individually and reviewed as a group. Finally, Ms. Jefferson’s classes spent some time firming up the skills that appeared on the practice tests, including probability, algebra, ratios, coordinate planes, and geometry.

The students of Room 113 took all parts of the PARCC test during the third week of May. To learn more about the PARCC test and even try some sample tests, click on the image to the right. parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests/
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Field trips at City Springs are more than just a fun break from the classroom. We believe that field trips broaden our students’ horizons and help them see all that their city, state, and world has to offer them. Additionally, students can only attend field trips after meeting expectations and having good attendance, and they create incentives for students to work hard in the classroom and earn the privilege of attending these exciting excursions.

In early March, Mr. Goldstein and Ms. Colvin’s announced that City Springs students in grades 2nd through 8th were invited to see the new superhero movie Black Panther at the Landmark Theatre in Harbor East! After the excitement in the classroom died down, Mr. Goldstein reminded students that they had to earn the trip by meeting behavioral and academic expectations for the week leading up to the trip. Specifically, students had to be at school and earn CHAMP status on their point sheet for four out of five days. Our class worked hard to the earn this trip. In fact, every student in the class met the expectations for the week and saw Black Panther! Of course, everyone loved the movie, and we all left the theatre shouting “Wakanda forever!”

This wonderful experience could not have been possible without the support of one of our community partners, Pastor Josh Turansky at Haven City Church. Pastor Turansky generously raised and donated the funds to purchase movie tickets for over 340 City Springers! Our students are so grateful for this opportunity to experience this movie as a school community.
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