Holocaust Survivors Bring History to Life

Seventh grade students at Eastern Middle School heard first-hand accounts from four Holocaust survivors who visited their school as part of the Portraits of Life: Holocaust Survivors of Montgomery County program.  The students have been reading texts about World War II in their English classes and will visit the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. next month.

Eastern MS

Takoma Park MS Celebrates National School Lunch Week

USDA Under Secretary Kevin Concannon visited Takoma Park Middle School on Oct. 21. The visit was a part of the annual celebration of National School Lunch Week (NSLW). During NSLW, staff from the USDA visit school districts to celebrate and highlight innovative strategies that help foster healthier school environments.  Mr. Concannon toured the school, visited classrooms and ate lunch with students.

School Lunch Week

Strathmore Student Concert Series Delights

The annual Strathmore Student Concert series kicked off this week, with more than 11,000 MCPS Grade 5 students visiting the music hall, in North Bethesda.  Now in its 10th year, the organizers have a new program for the fifth-graders. MCPS and Strathmore collaborated with the preeminent jazz education organization JazzReach to offer a new Blues program that celebrates the diversity of cultures and traditions that has provided a foundation for American music today.

Strathmore Concerts

Nobel Prize Winners Wow B-CC Audience

Dr. Thomas Schelling, 2005 Nobel winner in Economics and Dr. William Phillips, 1997 winner in Physics were VIP guests at an assembly Wednesday, Oct. 22 at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. The Nobel Laureates engaged the audience of students and parents at the event, which was sponsored by the B-CC Scandinavian Club.

Nobel Laureates

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2014 State of the Schools

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MCPS Choice Study

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