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Students Compete in SkillsUSA

The 2017 SkillsUSA Regional Competition was held at Thomas Edison High School of Technology on Feb. 16. More than 100 students competed in categories that included carpentry, plumbing, culinary arts, and network operations. Students from Montgomery and Prince George’s County participated and finalists will have an opportunity to compete in the state finals later this year.

SkillsUSA

Board of Education Adopts FY 2018 Operating Budget

The Montgomery County Board of Education approved a $2.52 billion Operating Budget request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 on Feb. 14. The budget represents a $64 million increase over the current year’s budget. The student-centered budget will allow the district to manage significant enrollment growth and build the foundation that is needed to ensure that all MCPS students are able to achieve at higher levels. The Board will submit its request to the County Executive and the County Council for review.

FY 2018 Budget

Sankofa Show Celebrates Black History

February is Black History Month and MCPS students are engaging in a variety of activities to learn about and celebrate the contributions of African Americans. At Montgomery Blair High School, dozens of student performers and crew presented Sankofa: A Celebration of Black History and Culture. The show featured readings of famous speeches and poetry, African dance and special song selections by students.

Sankofa

Nominations Open for Annual Distinguished Service Awards

The Montgomery County Board of Education is seeking nominations from the public for its Annual Awards for Distinguished Service to Public Education. The awards are sponsored by the Board to recognize and show appreciation to individuals, including students, groups and organizations that have made exemplary contributions to public education in Montgomery County. Up to three awards will be given in each of the following categories: Community Individual, Community Group, Business, MCPS Staff, School Service Volunteer and Individual Pioneer. Nomination forms are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 3.

DSA Awards

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