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Carderock Springs ES Carderock Springs ES Video story icon

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Governor Larry Hogan met with students and staff at Carderock Springs Elementary School on March 23. Secretary DeVos and Governor Hogan toured the school and spent some time reading “Oh the Places You’ll Go” to second graders.

MCPS Science Night MCPS Science Night Video story icon

More than 500 parents, students and educators gathered at Richard Montgomery High School for an informative and engaging Science Night. Attendees learned about the new MCPS science curriculum and participated in exciting hands-on science activities.

TOY Finalists TOY Finalists

Three MCPS teachers have been selected as finalists for the MCPS Teacher of the Year Award. The finalists are: Melissa Segal of Luxmanor Elementary School; Cherin Hershkowitz of Roberto Clemente Middle School; and Nancy Shay of Richard Montgomery High School. The Teacher of the Year will be announced at Champions for Children Awards celebration in April. The celebration also will honor business and community partners.

Wheaton HS Wheaton HS

Wheaton High School students proudly showcased their projects at the STEAM event on March 16. The goal of the event was to give students a venue to display a variety of projects they developed as part of the school’s project-based learning curriculum and to provide access to and guidance from industry professionals.

Policy JEE Policy JEE Video story icon

The Board of Education has approved changes to Policy JEE, Student Transfers. Policy JEE governs the process for how students move throughout the county via Change of School Assignments (COSA) or transfers. That includes the foreign language immersion lottery process. The change to Policy JEE establishes a weighted lottery for immersion programs that now include factors such as: socio-economic status and poverty; students who have an older sibling currently enrolled in a language immersion program and will continue to be enrolled in the year the younger sibling seeks to enroll; and other factors as identified by the superintendent of schools.

United We Learn United We Learn Video story icon

Combating the elevated levels of divisiveness and hate that have emerged in our county and country is the responsibility of every community member, including students. To help our county combat hate, MCPS is launching United We Learn: Combating Hate through the Arts. This contest asks students to use art to explore issues of diversity, bias and prejudice to empower the community to combat hate. The contest, which runs through April 21, is open to students across all grade levels.

BOE Meeting 03-17-17 BOE Meeting 03-17-17

The Board of Education will meet Friday, March 17 for its regular business meeting. The closed session will begin at 9 a.m. with public items beginning at 10 a.m. The meeting will be live online and on MCPS TV (Comcast Channel 34 and Verizon 36).

Wellness Implementation Wellness Implementation

As MCPS works to implement a wellness policy and assist schools in creating healthy environments, the school district is gathering input from its stakeholders. Please take a few minutes to share with us your ideas and suggestions about how we can improve the health and well-being of our students, staff and community.