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KIDFest KIDFest
09/27/2017

Students from Parkland and Argyle middle schools presented projects during the fifth annual KIDFest in Silver Spring. The event, coordinated by KID Museum and Montgomery County, gave students and adults of all ages the chance to explore gadgets, games, robots, magnets and other demonstrations.

MCPS and the KID museum are working together to increase opportunities for students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Walk to School Day Walk to School Day
09/26/2017

Looking for a healthy way to start the day? Jumpstart it by walking your child to school! Join hundreds of students and parents in Montgomery County in celebrating International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 4. Walking to school is a great way to promote health, identify safer routes for walking, and improve air quality. It also is a great opportunity for you to help your child learn and practice safe walking skills.

MSMC Meeting MSMC Meeting
09/25/2017

MCPS will host an information meeting tonight, Sept. 25, for Grade 5 parents and students who are interested in learning more about the Middle School Magnet Consortium (MSMC). The meeting will focus on information about the MSMC Choice process and an overview of the three MSMC middle schools and their whole school magnet programs. If you are unable to attend the meeting, you can watch it live on the MCPS YouTube channel.

BOE Meeting 09-25-17 BOE Meeting 09-25-17
09/25/2017

The Board of Education will meet Monday, Sept. 25 for its regular business meeting. The closed session will begin at 4:30 p.m. with public items beginning at 6 p.m. The meeting will be live online and on MCPS TV (Comcast Channel 34 and Verizon 36).

Gaithersburg ES Gaithersburg ES
09/20/2017

More than 100 fathers and other guardians participated in Gaithersburg Elementary School’s “Dads Take Your Child to School” event on Tuesday, Sept. 19. The event was organized by the school to highlight the importance of fathers and male role models in the healthy development of children and to encourage dads to play a more active role in their child’s education. After sharing coffee and donuts, the group visited classrooms to participate in educational sessions. This event kicked off monthly open house opportunities to encourage parents to be more involved with the school community.

CTE Study CTE Study Video story icon
09/19/2017

MCPS has released its comprehensive study of Career and Technology Education (CTE) programs. The study was commissioned by the Board of Education to assess the district’s current programs and efforts to prepare all students for non-remedial postsecondary education and high-demand fields of employment.

Over the next several months, MCPS will engage with the community to discuss the report’s findings and recommendations and will map out a short-and long-term implementation strategy for the superintendent and Board’s consideration.

HHL HHL
09/19/2017

Homework Hotline Live! (HHL) is back for its 32nd season, offering students in grades K-12 with free homework help from MCPS teachers. Starting Tuesday, Sept. 26, the show will air live on TV from 4:30–6 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. HHL teachers will also answer questions online, Tuesday through Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays.

Seneca Valley HS Seneca Valley HS Video story icon
09/19/2017

Community leaders gathered Sept. 18 to celebrate the groundbreaking for the new Seneca Valley High School. The revitalization/expansion project will replace the current school, which was built in 1974. The 439,346-square-foot building will have a projected capacity of 2,423 students and is expected to open for the start of the 2020-2021 school year.