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Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery permanecerán abiertas hoy, viernes 15 de diciembre de 2017 en horario regular. Las actividades continuarán según programadas.

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Green Ribbon Schools Green Ribbon Schools

William Tyler Page Elementary School and John Poole Middle School have been selected as recipients of the 2017 U.S. Green Ribbon Schools Award. They are among 45 winning schools from across the nation. The Green Ribbon Schools Award program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and recognizes schools that save energy, reduce costs, feature environmentally sustainable learning spaces, protect health, foster wellness, and offer environmental education to boost academic achievement and community engagement.

Shirley Lowrie Award Shirley Lowrie Award

Cynthia Graham, a kindergarten teacher at Candlewood Elementary School, is this year’s recipient of the Shirley J. Lowrie “Thank You for Teaching” Award. The “Thank You for Teaching” Award is given to outstanding elementary school educators. Graham is in her 27th year teaching with MCPS.

DSA Awards DSA Awards

The Montgomery County Board of Education honored 12 individuals and organizations during its annual Distinguished Service Awards ceremony on May 4. All of the honorees—through their volunteerism, mentoring or academic programs—have made exemplary contributions to public education in Montgomery County.

Immersion Immersion

The deadline to submit applications for elementary school language immersion programs in MCPS is Friday, May 5. Elementary school language immersion programs begin in kindergarten and are offered in Chinese, French and Spanish. The district offers three Spanish, two French and two Chinese elementary language immersion programs at seven sites in the county.

Book Festival Book Festival

The 2017 Gaithersburg Book Festival will be held on Saturday, May 20, on the grounds of Gaithersburg City Hall. The festival features a great lineup of authors and activities for children of all ages. Several members of the MCPS community will be conducting readings at the festival, and there will be many programs, workshops, and activities in the Children’s Village that are designed to promote interest in reading and writing.

Policy ACA Policy ACA

The Board of Education has tentatively approved changes to Board Policy ACA, Human Relations, and recommended changing the name of Policy ACA, to Nondiscrimination, Equity, and Cultural Proficiency. (Click headline to read more)

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

MCPS parents and students can learn about the new Summer R.I.S.E program for rising juniors and seniors tonight, May 1, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the auditorium at Carver Educational Services Center, located at 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville. Summer R.I.S.E will provide students with enriching summer career development experiences through local Montgomery County businesses and nonprofit organizations. 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.

Teacher of the Year Teacher of the Year Video story icon

Nancy Shay, an English resource teacher at Richard Montgomery High School, has been named the 2017-2018 MCPS Teacher of the Year and will now compete for Maryland Teacher of the Year. Ms. Shay, and other MCPS staff and community members, were honored at the annual Champions for Children awards celebration on April 26. The event was hosted by MCPS in partnership with the Montgomery County Business Roundtable for Education.