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Special Education Awards Special Education Awards

Nominations are now open for the Special Education Awards. Staff, students and parents can honor individuals and programs that have contributed to the success of special needs students. The deadline is Monday, March 20.

Wheaton HS Wheaton HS

Wheaton High School students proudly showcased their projects at the STEAM event on March 16. The goal of the event was to give students a venue to display a variety of projects they developed as part of the school’s project-based learning curriculum and to provide access to and guidance from industry professionals.

Policy JEE Policy JEE Video story icon

The Board of Education has approved changes to Policy JEE, Student Transfers. Policy JEE governs the process for how students move throughout the county via Change of School Assignments (COSA) or transfers. That includes the foreign language immersion lottery process. The change to Policy JEE establishes a weighted lottery for immersion programs that now include factors such as: socio-economic status and poverty; students who have an older sibling currently enrolled in a language immersion program and will continue to be enrolled in the year the younger sibling seeks to enroll; and other factors as identified by the superintendent of schools.

United We Learn United We Learn Video story icon

Combating the elevated levels of divisiveness and hate that have emerged in our county and country is the responsibility of every community member, including students. To help our county combat hate, MCPS is launching United We Learn: Combating Hate through the Arts. This contest asks students to use art to explore issues of diversity, bias and prejudice to empower the community to combat hate. The contest, which runs through April 21, is open to students across all grade levels.

BOE Meeting 03-17-17 BOE Meeting 03-17-17

The Board of Education will meet Friday, March 17 for its regular business meeting. The closed session will begin at 9 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).

Wellness Implementation Wellness Implementation

As MCPS works to implement a wellness policy and assist schools in creating healthy environments, the school district is gathering input from its stakeholders. Please take a few minutes to share with us your ideas and suggestions about how we can improve the health and well-being of our students, staff and community.

BELL Program BELL Program Video story icon

Montgomery County Board of Education President Michael Durso and Superintendent Jack Smith joined Councilmember Nancy Navarro and representatives from BELL and the Rales Foundation on Thursday, March 9, to offer details of the successful impact of the BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) summer learning program in Montgomery County. Newly released data show that the BELL program made significant progress toward reducing the “summer slide” for students in mathematics and reading.

Science Night Science Night

MCPS, in collaboration with the Montgomery County Council of PTAs, is hosting a Science Night from 7– 9 p.m. on Monday, March 20 at Richard Montgomery High School.

At the event, parents and students will join MCPS science educators to learn about the Next Generation Science Standards; new testing requirements; the timeline for implementation in elementary, middle and high schools; new high school course pathways; and college and career readiness.