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Board VP testifies at County Council Board VP testifies at County Council
04/11/2008

Board of Education Vice President Shirley Brandman presented testimony at the April 8 public hearing on the FY 2009 Operating Budget. She advocated strongly for the MCPS budget request, noting that the county executive’s recommended $51 million reduction would force the school system to turn back on most of the reforms implemented over the past nine years, impacting students who need the most help.

Meet 2008’s First-Year Teacher Award winner Meet 2008’s First-Year Teacher Award winner
04/11/2008

Sean Kelly, a teacher in the Emotional Disabilities Cluster Program at Clarksburg High School is the winner of this year’s Marian Greenblatt First-Year Teacher Award. Kelly is called a “natural teacher” by staff and parents, someone who celebrates the uniqueness of each student and advocates for them in every way. The award is given in honor of former Board of Education president Marian Greenblatt.

Chinese officials visit language programs Chinese officials visit language programs
04/10/2008

Potomac Elementary School highlighted its Chinese Immersion Program during a visit from Minister Counselor Shaozhong You and other Embassy of China officials. They also visited Thomas S. Wootton High School. Visitors from many countries visit schools and offices each year to learn what the school system is doing to provide a quality education for students. MCPS has Chinese, Spanish and French immersion programs at the elementary and middle school levels.

Student Elena Kim Perry wins Brain Bee Student Elena Kim Perry wins Brain Bee Video story icon
04/09/2008

Elena Kim Perry, a 10th grader in the Richard Montgomery High School International Baccalaureate Program, won first place at the U.S. National Brain Bee Championship. The competition contains questions related to areas such as memory, intelligence, emotions, sensations, stress and brain disorders. Perry will represent the United States at the International Championship in Montreal in May and participate in a paid summer internship with a neuroscientist.

Five schools win state championships Five schools win state championships
04/09/2008

Five winter sports teams earned state championships in their divisions this year. Paint Branch High School girls’ basketball and Springbrook High School boys’ basketball were state winners. Bethesda-Chevy Chase and Poolesville high school girls’ teams and Quince Orchard High School boys’ team were top in indoor track. Athletes in 26 individual wrestling and indoor track events also were state champions.

Curtain rises on spring theater productions Curtain rises on spring theater productions
04/08/2008

The curtain is rising on spring theater productions throughout the school system, at both middle schools and high schools. Many are taking place this month. From “The Wiz” to “Les Mis,” there’s something on stage for everyone.

West MS students bring history to life West MS students bring history to life
04/08/2008

Students created an African village as part of a unit on African kingdoms during the Middle Ages in Richard Sprecher’s social studies class at Julius West Middle School. Creating life-size replicas for each kingdom, such as a mosque for Mali, hut and rain forest trees for the Congo, and the great wall of Zimbabwe, is one of many creative ways schools are bringing history to life.

Club gets boys hooked on reading Club gets boys hooked on reading
04/07/2008

Seventh and eighth grade boys at Kingsview Middle School are learning a greater appreciation of reading through their involvement in the Guys Book Club. Led by student mentors from Northwest High School, club members meet once a week to read and discuss books. Involving caring and successful student role models has helped to increase membership.