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Candlewood ES Candlewood ES

Dr. Thomas Jones, a scientist, pilot, author and retired NASA astronaut, spoke to Candlewood Elementary School students on Jan. 19 about his career. Jones, who flew on four space shuttle missions, told students he wanted to be an astronaut since elementary school and encouraged them to follow their dreams.

Parent Academy Parent Academy

The 2018 winter season of Parent Academy workshops has begun. The workshops, which are free, provide tips, tools, resources and information that support children's success in school. Topics include college and career planning, cybersafety and social media, understanding Individualized Education Program goals and more.

Makeover Madness Makeover Madness

Thomas Edison High School of Technology cosmetology students got the chance on Jan. 18 to work with clients from the JCA Heyman Interages Center as part of "Makeover Madness," a monthly activity that connects adult clients with the students. The opportunity helps students learn how to engage effectively with a wide range of clients and allows the adults to have a day of pampering.

BOE Work Session BOE Work Session

The Board of Education will hold its Operating Budget Work Session at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18. The meeting will air live on MCPS TV (Comcast Channel 34 and Verizon 36), as well as online.

Science Bowl Science Bowl

Wheaton High School's Science Bowl Team A won the 2018 Maryland High School Science Bowl Competition, held Jan. 13 at Montgomery College's Rockville campus. They will go on to represent Maryland at the National Science Bowl in April.

Harvest of Empire Harvest of Empire Video story icon

"Harvest of Empire," a documentary that looks at the role that U.S. economic and military interests played in triggering an unprecedented wave of migration that is transforming our nation’s cultural and economic landscape, will air at 9 p.m. Jan. 19 on Comcast channel 34/998HD, RCN channel 89 and Verizon channel 36. A panel discussion featuring co-director and MCPS alumnus Eduardo Lopez NPR education correspondent Claudio Sanchez and Migration Policy Institute Director of Research Randy Capps will immediately follow.

Interview Fair Interview Fair

A teacher pre-screening interview fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19 at 45 West Gude Dr., Rockville. Apply online at ; choose the talent pool you are interested in and complete the application to be considered for a pre-screening interview. Walk-ins are welcome. Questions? Email mcpscareers@mcpsmd.org or call 301-279-3278.

Ulysses Fair Ulysses Fair

Seniors from the Ulysses Signature Program at Northwest High School displayed their original research projects on Jan. 10 and 11 at the school's Ulysses Fair. The projects were a culmination of works students have done over their four-year participation in the program.