PARCC Nights are Coming!

MCPS, in partnership with the MCCPTA and the NAACP Parents’ Council, will host two information sessions for parents on the new PARCC assessments. Parents will learn about PARCC and how MCPS is preparing students for success on these new assessments. The first session will be held at Gaithersburg High School on Nov. 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Giving Thanks Together

Walter Johnson High School welcomed 180 senior citizens at a Thanksgiving feast on Nov. 20. This was the 39th year that the school has hosted the Senior Citizens Luncheon, which came complete with a traditional turkey dinner, served by students, music and dancing. 

Walter Johnson

Strathmore Student Concerts Turn 10

Designed to enhance the MCPS 2nd grade music curriculum, the Strathmore Student Concerts is celebrating 10 years of bringing live classical music to children.  The concerts by the National Philharmonic, include music by a variety of composers and give students an opportunity to learn about the four families of instruments that make up the orchestra. The concerts reinforce musical concepts students are learning in school.

Grade 2 Concerts

Master Weaver Visits Bel Pre ES

Kwasi Asare, Master Kente Weaver and president of Dento Mills Royal Kente Weaving, Inc., visited Bel Pre Elementary School on Nov. 17. Mr. Asare hosted two weaving, storytelling and cultural exchange workshops for second graders at the school. Mr. Asare has held exhibitions in museums in Ghana and other countries, including the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Bel Pre ES

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