Watkins Mill ES Dads and Father Figures Bring Their Kids to School

Dozens of dads, grandfathers and father figures participated in Watkins Mill Elementary School’s ‘Dads Take Your Child to School’ event on Sept. 30. The walk, which began at Blohm Park, was organized by the school to highlight the importance of fathers and role models in the healthy development of children and to encourage dads to play a more active role in their child’s education.

Watkins Mill ES

Sligo MS Students, Staff Learn About the Environment

Sligo Middle School hosted the "S"TEAM Sligo Community Day Festival, an event to bring together staff, students and the community to learn more about the outdoor environment surrounding the school. Community Day is a culmination of the work of 24 students, all of whom worked for the past year on projects designed to enrich and support the environment through the use of 21st century learning skills such as creativity and innovation, critical thinking and problem solving, community and collaboration.


MCPS Voices on Final Exams and Assessment Strategy

MCPS has created a new webpage that features short, information videos with comments from administrators, teachers and students on final exams, whether they accurately reflect what students know and the benefits of a new assessment strategy. MCPS is revising its assessment strategy in response to school and community interest in reducing testing and increasing instructional time. There is still time to provide comments on the potential changes to Policy IKA and to the options for calculating semester grades.

MCPS Voices

State Comptroller Visits Highland View and Rolling Terrace Elementary Schools

Comptroller Peter Franchot visited Highland View Elementary School to learn more about the district’s capital needs. Highland View is over capacity and its capital project has been delayed. Mr. Franchot also visited Rolling Terrace Elementary School with Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp where they shared the importance and benefits of the Maryland College Savings Plan.

Comptroller Visit

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