MCPS Hosts PARCC Night for Parents

More than 250 MCPS parents gathered at Gaithersburg High School Nov. 24 to learn more about the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers—or PARCC—state tests. The event was designed to provide parents with important information on the new state assessments, the Common Core State Standards and how MCPS is preparing students for success on the test and in life.

PARCC Night

Beating the Odds

Two MCPS students were recently honored by the Children’s Defense Fund for overcoming obstacles and being successful in school and in life. Monica Chica, of Springbrook High School, and Hally Moreno, of John F. Kennedy High School, were among six students recognized at the “Beat the Odds” awards program earlier this month.

Beat The Odds

Supporting Latino Youth

Nearly 100 people attended a community forum on Nov. 19 at Kennedy High School sponsored by MCPS and the Montgomery County Office of Community Partnerships.  The keynote speaker was Roberto Escobar of the National Youth Institute of El Salvador who shared information about the challenges faced by unaccompanied minors and their families.

Community Forum

Georgian Forest Hosts Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving is an opportunity for the staff of Georgian Forest Elementary School in Silver Spring to give to the community. The school hosted its annual Thanksgiving feast for families and staff on Nov. 20. Hundreds of guests enjoyed the sit-down meal, which was served by members of the school staff.
 

Georgian Forest

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