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Career Day Career Day

Karen B. Salmon, Maryland State Superintendent of Schools, spoke with 5th grade students at Germantown Elementary School. Dr. Salmon's visit was part of the school’s career day event and gave students an opportunity to ask questions about her work as the State Superintendent of Schools.

BOE Meeting 04-25-17 BOE Meeting 04-25-17

The Board of Education will meet Tuesday, April 25 for its regular business meeting. The closed session will begin at 8:30 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).

Washington Post Washington Post

Sean Pang, a teacher at Rockville High School, has been selected as the 2017 Washington Post Teacher of the Year. Pang, who is in his sixth year as an educator, was chosen from 21 finalists from across the region. The Washington Post Principal of the Year and Teacher of the Year awards are given annually to principals and teachers in Washington-area school districts who go beyond the day-to-day demands of their position to create exceptional educational environments and exemplify excellence.

SMOB Election SMOB Election

Middle and high school students will cast their votes Wednesday, April 26 for the next Student Member of the Board of Education. Alexander Abrosimov, a junior at Richard Montgomery High School, and Matthew Post, a junior at Sherwood High School, are the final candidates. The SMOB provides an informed student viewpoint on educational issues, may author legislation and can vote on matters related to collective bargaining, capital and operating budgets, and school closings, reopenings and boundaries.

5th Grade Challenge 5th Grade Challenge

You are invited to join the MCPS Educational Foundation for a night of fun and entertainment at the “Are You Up to the 5th Grade Challenge?” event on April 24. The event, which will be held at 6 p.m. at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, will test local celebrity contestants on their knowledge of Grade 5 facts. Students from 21 MCPS elementary schools will participate in the event. The event is free and open to the public so get your tickets today!

Glenallan ES Glenallan ES

Several organizations, community members and parents visited Glenallan Elementary School on April 18 for the school’s Career Day and talked to students about different career paths. Visitors included Pepco employees, Montgomery Parks arborists, Maryland-National Capital Park Police, a Montgomery County Police K-9 unit and more.

Supporting Services Supporting Services

Cristina Carbonell, paraeducator at Ronald McNair Elementary School, has been named the 2017 Supporting Services Employee of the Year.

A paraeducator at McNair for 16 years, Carbonell’s colleagues say one of her strengths is the ability to build a personal relationship with every student. She holds them to high expectations and challenges them to learn and grow. Carbonell will be among the honorees at the Champions for Children celebration on Wednesday, April 26 at BlackRock Center for the Arts.

Special Education Summit Special Education Summit

MCPS parents, staff and community members are invited to the fourth annual Special Education Summit, Leading the Way Today, Partnering for a Better Tomorrow. The summit will take place from 8:15 a.m.–1 p.m. on Saturday, April 22 at Walter Johnson High School. The summit will feature keynote speaker Scott Anderson from Scott on Wheels, resources and workshops for families of students with disabilities. Families will also have an opportunity to meet representatives from MCPS offices and Montgomery County agencies and non-profit organizations.