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Spanish-speaking parents trained on Edline Spanish-speaking parents trained on Edline
04/03/2008

Forty-six Wheaton High School parents have a new connection to their child’s school thanks to a recent Edline training sponsored by the Parent Academy. Edline, a web-based communication tool, allows teachers to update parents on student grades and assignments. Wheaton students provided one-on-one assistance at the workshop, which was conducted in Spanish by staff from the school and the Department of Communications’ Division of Family and Community Partnerships

Conference focuses on promoting equity Conference focuses on promoting equity
04/03/2008

Participants examine materials at a recent conference for educators of young children and elementary students, held at Arcola Elementary School. Educators attended workshops and sessions that focused on teaching diverse students and promoting equity in the classroom. The conference was co-sponsored by the University of Maryland Professional Development School Partnership and Montgomery County Public Schools.

Parents become MSA students for a day Parents become MSA students for a day
04/02/2008

Parents of Kensington Parkwood Elementary School students in grades 3–5 become students for a day as they participate in a "mock MSA" test together with their children. Sixty-seven parents participated in the morning mini-test, scoring the tests with their students. Parents had positive feedback and appreciated the opportunity to see what their children were expected to know and be able to do.

Who was Thomas W. Pyle? Who was Thomas W. Pyle? Video story icon
04/01/2008

Thomas W. Pyle, born in 1888, was a school principal and teacher of math, science, and Latin. He spent his entire career helping students learn and succeed. Pyle Middle School was named in his honor and carries on his philosophy of good teaching and citizenship. The school was named a National No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon School by the U. S. Department of Education in 2006.

Rock View ES named model school Rock View ES named model school
03/31/2008

Rock View Elementary School has been chosen as one of 10 elementary schools throughout the nation to be showcased at the International Center for Leadership in Education’s Model Schools Conference in June. A schoolwide initiative that includes flexible groupings for reading and math—in which students always move forward, never backward—is helping close the gap for African American and Latino students.

Students create puppet show Students create puppet show
03/28/2008

Thirty students from Harmony Hills and Broad Acres elementary schools spent spring break creating their own puppet show at The Music Center at Strathmore. Producers and staff from DinoRock, a program that introduces children to science through puppets and theater, guided the students in writing a script and making the puppets. At the end of the week, students invited family to watch the special performance.

Drawing the line on alcohol Drawing the line on alcohol Video story icon
03/27/2008

Students from Roberto Clemente Middle School and Richard Montgomery High School took first place awards in the Commercial Challenge of the Drawing the Line on Under 21 Alcohol Use program, and Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School came in second, for creating 30-second videos. Rockville High School's principal, staff and students received a special group community award for its comprehensive program to prevent underage alcohol use.

McWhorter wins Agnes Meyer Award McWhorter wins Agnes Meyer Award
03/26/2008

Gwen McWhorter, a math resource teacher at A. Mario Loiederman Middle School for Creative and Performing Arts, is this year’s Agnes Meyer Teacher of the Year for Montgomery County. The award is presented annually by The Washington Post. McWhorter, who greets all 350 sixth graders by name as they arrive at school, is recognized for instilling a desire to excel through her love of math.