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The Board of Education and Superintendent of Schools Jack R. Smith honored 672 retirees at the annual retirement recognition and reception on June 7 at Richard Montgomery High School. Certificates of appreciation were presented to thank retirees for their dedicated service to MCPS students.
The School Energy and Recycling Team has announced the winners of the annual Watt’s Up? poster contest. Contestants were asked to create and submit original artwork that demonstrated the importance of conserving energy and recycling. The contest was open to students in K–12 and to staff. First and second place winning entries will be on display at the Rockville Memorial Library throughout June.
Ana Brito works with MCPS Hispanic students through Ayuda Especial, a program she founded more that 20 years ago that offers classes, tutoring, and support. The Board of Education honored Brito and 16 other individuals and organizations during its 12th annual awards ceremony Oct. 23. Find out more about these outstanding citizens who are making a difference in Montgomery County Public Schools.
Washington Grove Elementary School celebrated its 125th Anniversary with games, presentations, and a family picnic on Saturday, June 2. More than 100 alumni, parents, community members, former and current staff members attended the event. In recognition of the school’s 125 years of outstanding service, June 2 was declared Washington Grove Elementary School Day in the City of Gaithersburg and the 3rd District of Montgomery County. Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman presented the school with a Proclamation and County Councilmember Sidney Katz presented a certificate of appreciation.
Students, staff and parents celebrated the school's Maryland Blue Ribbon status at an event Thursday, May 24. VIPs from the Maryland State Department of Education, MCPS administration and the community came to the school to congratulate the students and staff and to see the presentation of the Blue Ribbon medallion.
Registration for the 2018 Regional High School Summer School program has begun. The high school program is open to all students who are residents of Montgomery County, whether or not they are enrolled in MCPS. The high school program will be offered at four locations: John F. Kennedy, Richard Montgomery, Northwest and Walt Whitman high schools. The first session runs from June 25 to July 13; the second session runs from July 17 to August 3. Parents should contact the summer school coordinator at their child’s school for information on the middle school program.
The 2018 high school graduation season began May 29. More than 10,000 MCPS students will receive diplomas in commencement ceremonies. A variety of commencement speakers—ranging from elected officials to journalists—will be speaking. Parents and students are invited to submit their favorite graduation snapshots to be included in our graduation coverage. Tweet or post on Facebook with hashtag #MCPSGrad or send your shots to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dozens of MCPS high school seniors were recently honored for their accomplishments in dance and theatre at the 18th Annual Superintendent’s Performing Arts Awards Gala at Wheaton High School. The event featured musical and dance performances from seven high schools.