Champions for Children Awards Celebration Set for May 3

MCPS, in partnership with the Montgomery County Business Roundtable for Education, will host the 2016 Champions for Children Awards Celebration on Tuesday, May 3, at Wheaton High School. Champions for Children connects the business community, MCPS, and community leaders to celebrate and reward quality teaching, outstanding leadership, and exceptional supporting services in MCPS schools. The highlight of the awards ceremony will be the naming of the MCPS Teacher of the Year. The event is free and open to the public.

Champions for Children

Sherwood Students Win Big with Video

Two Sherwood High School sophomores were named first place winners of the Teen Drive 365 video challenge sponsored by Discovery Education and Toyota. Tenth graders Matt Post and John Caporaletti made a video public service announcement that reminds new drivers to avoid distractions and pay close attention to the road. The students received a $15,000 scholarship, and they will also be a part of re-producing the video with a professional filmmaking crew before it is broadcast by the Discovery network channels in North America.

Teen Drive 365

Eric Guerci Reelected Student Member of the Board of Education

Eric Guerci, a junior at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, was reelected as the 38th Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) April 27. Mr. Guerci, who received 54 percent of the votes cast by MCPS secondary students, will begin his second term in July. More than 84 percent of eligible students cast ballots in the election.

SMOB Results

Strathmore Pairs Professionals with MCPS Music Students

70 students from six east county middle schools recently worked with professional musicians from the American String Teachers' Association (ASTA) to improve their playing and receive coaching on concert repertoire. The students and their music teachers then provided a free concert April 21st at Paint Branch HS. This opportunity was Sponsored by the Music Center at Strathmore and was in partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Recreation and others.

East County Strings

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Sports Insight features a discussion about the role of the student team captain

School Year Extended to June 20

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MCPS Choice Study Report

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Ethics Panel Opening

The Montgomery County Board of Education is seeking to fill one vacancy on its five-member Ethics Panel. Learn more here