Character Word for the Month is: Leadership
Please welcome our new Principal, Ms. Cathy Thomas. Ms. Thomas served Baltimore County Public Schools as an elementary classroom teacher from 1991 through 1997 at Bear Creek Elementary School. She continued her teaching career at Stricker Middle School from 1997-2004, teaching reading and English in grades 6,7, and 8. Additionally, she held the position of English department chair for three years during her tenure at Stricker Middle. Ms. Thomas was the assistant principal at Ridgely Middle School from 2004 through 2007 and the assistant principal at Logan Elementary School from 2007-2012. She continued her leadership path and currently serves as the assistant to the assistant superintendent for elementary schools, Zone 2. For more of her bio, click here.
The IDPCS Parent Teacher Association is recruiting volunteers to serve on the 2013-2014 PTA Executive Board and we need parents to add to the ballot for voting next month. Please go to the PTA page for more info.
Dont miss the IDPCS Health and Saftey Night sponsored by the PTA on April 26th from 6:00 – 9:00pm. Click on the picture above for a copy of the flyer.
Pre Enrollment for the 2013 – 2014 is closed.
The deadline has passed for all pre-enrollment application submissions. We are happy to have received a large amount of applications for our enrollment next year. At this time, we are still compiling the applications and entering them onto our database in preparation for the lottery process. Please do not contact us for lottery reults, once the results are calculated, all parents will be contacted directly by mail. Thank you for your interest in Imagine Discovery.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact Toni Johnson or Kelly Holsey at 410-887-3338.
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8th Graders and parents invited to learn more about college opportunities
Baltimore County Public Schools Grade 8 students – especially those who will be the first in their families to attend college – are invited to participate in one of three upcoming Early College Awareness workshops. The free workshops cover topics such as financial aid for college and how to prepare for college success while in high school. To learn more, click here.
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Homemade Musical Instrument Contest
Congrats to the winners for our 5th annual ”HOMEMADE INSTRUMENT CONTEST” to celebrate “Music in the Schools Month” during March. Over 120 students participated in this years contest and Ms. Boyces’ second grade homeroom class will win a “PIZZA PARTY” for the most instruments made in one class. The winners are listed on our News page along with some pictures for your enjoyment. Click here for a link to the page.
IDPCS Theater and Arts Club to Host a Second Session of Popular Event
The scholars of Imagine truly did an excellent job on Sunday, March 17 with their poetry recitations and performances of “Midnight at the Black History Museum”. If you missed seeing this play, you missed a treat. The Art club did an excellent job providing and designing the beautiful pieces of art that were displayed. This Theatre and Arts club has been the vision of Mrs. Rachel Dolcine along with the creative talents of Ms. Twayna Sellers, Ms. Virginia Ellis, and Mr. Barron Singleton. Imagine Discovery is indeed fortunate to have such dedicated and talented people coordinating this club! To learn how to sign up click here.
IDPCS awarded a Young Audiences artisit-in-residency grant
During the month of November, Imagine Discovery Public Charter School was awarded a Young Audiences artist-in-residency grant! Third Grade students worked with Mrs. Brumbalow, the Music Teacher, and the artist in residence, Kevin Martin of Rockcreek Steel Drums. Each class had five musical sessions in which they learned how to play the Caribbean Steel Drums. Students studied and learned about the culture, history, invention, and development of the modern Steel Drum from the nation of Trinidad. Go to our news page by clicking here, to learn more and see a gallery of images like the one above.
‘A Role Model’: Brumbalow Wins National Teacher Award
Last year, during a seemingly routine assembly on Tuesday, June 5, Imagine Discovery Vocal Music Teacher Jennifer Brumbalow received a wonderful surprise: several national Imagine Schools leaders suddenly appeared and announced her selection as the 2012 Imagine National Teacher of the Year. The crowd of Imagine Discovery students, parents, and staff cheered as Brumbalow, who was named the school’s top educator in March, became the center of the assembly. Upon receiving the Teacher of the Year Trophy and $1,000 check, Brumbalow responded, “I am honored and very humbled to receive this award and to represent Imagine Discovery. This is where my passion is; this is where my joy is.” In presenting the award, Imagine Schools Vice President for Education and Co-founder Eileen Bakke remarked that Brumbalow epitomizes “[everything] we look for in an Imagine Schools educator. As a member of Imagine Discovery, Jennifer makes everyone better.” Principal Mark Harris added that Brumbalow’s “exemplary teaching skills and ability to connect with students and parents make her a role model for the rest of the staff.” Click here to read the full story.
Who is Imagine Schools?
Imagine Discovery Public Charter School is a member of Imagine Schools, a full-service charter school management Association that operates more than 70 schools across the nation and helps nearly 80,000 parents and guardians educate their children.