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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.

Symposium Symposium Video story icon

More than 100 MCPS high school students attended the inaugural Young Educators (Say Yes to Teaching) Symposium.

The event, which was sponsored by MCPS, the Universities at Shady Grove and Montgomery College, encouraged students to pursue careers in education. The students attended breakout sessions and had an opportunity to network with other professionals and mentors.

Emerging Leaders Emerging Leaders Video story icon

Sixty-six students who participated in the Student Emerging Leaders Program were honored at a reception on March 27, hosted by Councilmember Hans Riemer and sponsored by MCBRE. The reception was the culmination of the yearlong program, which is designed to spark student interest in national, state and local government.

EGATE Award EGATE Award Video story icon

Chevy Chase Elementary School has been awarded the “Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education” or EGATE award, from the state of Maryland. It is one of only ten schools recognized this year. The EGATE award is the culmination of a 14 month-long application process.

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.