A Celebration of Latin Dance

Dozens of energetic high school dancers took the stage at the Music Center at Strathmore to represent their schools at the 16th annual Latin Dance Competition on Nov. 23. More than 1,700 MCPS students, families and community members packed the theater to cheer for their favorites and celebrate Hispanic heritage. The event was organized by the After School Dance Fund, whose mission is to build strong Latin dance clubs in MCPS and to support the academic and social-emotional success of students.

Latin Dance

Youth Summit Addresses Teen Concerns

Students at Damascus High School engaged with more than 40 expert presenters to discuss and learn about a range of important social-emotional topics. The youth summit featured sessions on mental health, drug abuse, self-defense, eating disorders, healthy relationships and the new Samaritan Law.

Youth Summit

Working Together to Eliminate the Achievement Gap

MCPS students, parents and community members gathered at the Forming a Common Agenda for Black Students in Montgomery County symposium on Nov. 21. The event, hosted by the MCPS African American Student Achievement Action Group (AASAAG), provided an opportunity for all stakeholders to share their personal experiences around education and develop an action plan to communicate and advocate for African American students.

Taking Action

MCPS Spotlight: Game Changers Group

The latest edition of the MCPS Spotlight features a conversation with Chester Hardy, a counselor at A. Mario Loiederman Middle School, about the Game Changers group. Mr. Hardy meets with a group of African American students twice a month to discuss leadership, teamwork and service. The young men mentor elementary school students at Georgian Forest ES and work on several community service projects throughout the year.

Game Changers

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