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Immunization Clinics Immunization Clinics

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services will provide free Tdap and MCV4 vaccinations to incoming seventh grade students at several locations throughout the county on April 11 and 12. Appointments are not required but a parent or designated adult must be present. Please bring a copy of the child’s immunization record to the clinic.

Julius West Julius West

Rockville’s Mayor and City Council members, along with Board of Education and Montgomery County Public Schools representatives, toured Julius West Middle School on April 5. They got a firsthand look at recent renovations and additions at the school, as well as insight from student ambassadors and Principal Craig Staton.

Choose Respect Choose Respect Video story icon

More than 500 students, parents, educators, local and state officials came together April 2 at the Choose Respect conference at Richard Montgomery High School. The event, now in its eighth year, examines issues surrounding teen dating violence. Attendees had an opportunity to participate in a resource fair and interactive, educational workshops where they learned about warning signs of abuse, where to go get help and ways to establish healthy relationships.

Frozen Cars Frozen Cars

Children in the Montgomery County Infants and Toddlers Program (MCITP) will now have a new, cool way to get around, thanks to an innovative program and students from Thomas Edison High School of Technology. The GoBabyGo Mobility Car Partnership Project was initiated by MCITP. MCITP received a grant from the MCPS Educational Foundation to purchase the materials needed to modify six ride-on toy cars to allow toddlers with physical mobility limitations the opportunity to negotiate their play environment using the adapted and motorized cars. All of the car modifications are being completed by Edison students.

Parent Academy Parent Academy

The spring session of the MCPS Parent Academy has begun, offering parents an array of workshops to support their children’s success in school. Don’t miss sessions on internet safety, effective parenting strategies, understanding financial aid and many more topics. Parent Academy workshops are free, and childcare and interpretation services are provided at all sessions.

Rising Star Rising Star

Two teachers have been named Rising Star Teachers of the Year by the Marian Greenblatt Education Fund. This award honors teachers with less than five years of experience whose creativity and enthusiasm encourages students to stretch themselves and achieve more. This year’s recipients are Amra Nansimbi, a fourth grade teacher at Glenallan Elementary School, and Yecenia Morales, a Spanish teacher at Wheaton High School.

Summer R.I.S.E Summer R.I.S.E

MCPS is partnering with WorkSource Montgomery and the Montgomery County government on a new program that will provide rising juniors and seniors with enriching summer career development experiences through local Montgomery County businesses and nonprofit organizations. Through Summer R.I.S.E. (Really Interesting Summer Experience), students will participate in a three-week career exploration that will introduce them to the structures of businesses, technical skills, the role of technology and the importance of customer service.

Choose Respect Choose Respect

The Choose Respect Conference will take place this Sunday, April 2. The conference will be held from noon–4:30 p.m., at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville. Parents, teens, youth service providers and educators will gather to discuss issues surrounding teen dating violence, warning signs of abuse, where to go to get help and ways to establish healthy relationships.

The event is free and open to students in grades 6–12. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in interactive, educational workshops. There will also be raffles, prizes, free food and live entertainment.