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Who was William Tyler Page ? Who was William Tyler Page ? Video story icon
03/20/2008

William Tyler Page, namesake of the Silver Spring elementary school, wrote the American’s Creed expressing his love of country. Page students focus on their school as a community of learners with respect and support as cornerstones of their relationships with each other. “We work very hard on promoting a positive school environment, and I see it every day when the kids come in,” says Principal Deb Berner.

Rosemary Hills ES encourages reading Rosemary Hills ES encourages reading
03/20/2008

Rosemary Hills Elementary School staff brought families of English language learners to the Silver Spring Library recently to encourage reading. Parents and their children learned about resources available at the library during the school’s Literacy Night. The annual event is held so that more students will become interested in reading and that reading at home will become a part of family time.

Parents invited to 'Ask MCPS' Parents invited to 'Ask MCPS'
03/19/2008

Parents are invited to drop in to “Ask MCPS” any questions they have about programs and services with staff from the Department of Communications’ Division of Family and Community Partnerships on Thursday, March 20, anytime between

7 a.m. and noon. The location is 451 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, Suite 508.

Students leaders visit Capitol Hill Students leaders visit Capitol Hill
03/18/2008

U.S. Congressman Chris Van Hollen chats with Albert Einstein High School student Moshoodat Abiola and Northwest High School student Edward Krasniewski at a recent reception held on Capitol Hill. The students are part of the Student Emerging Leaders project, founded by the Montgomery County Business Roundtable for Education, which brings top students from each MCPS high school to Congressional Black and Hispanic Caucuses in Washington.

Special Ed workshop in Spanish Special Ed workshop in Spanish
03/18/2008

Parents learned about the special education process during a recent Parent Academy workshop conducted in Spanish by parent–community coordinator Nilda Colgrove of the Division of Family and Community Partnerships. DFCP, part of the Department of Communications, has planned a range of workshops this year to support all parents as advocates for their children and partners in learning.

Parent Academy offers new workshops Parent Academy offers new workshops Video story icon
03/17/2008

Registration is open for free Parent Academy workshops taking place now through May. Workshop topics include understanding preteens and teens, helping children develop good study and organizational skills, and transitioning to middle school. Coordinated by the Department of Communications' Division of Family and Community Partnerships, the Parent Academy was created as part of middle school reform to empower all parents as advocates and partners in their children's education.

Schools celebrate Pi Day with activities Schools celebrate Pi Day with activities
03/17/2008

Northwood High School was one of a number of schools  that celebrated Pi Day on March 14. Pi—approximately 3.14159—represents the ratio of any circle’s circumference to its diameter in Euclidean geometry. Students gathered in the stadium to display one of the many digits of pi, then returned to class for a variety of pi-related activities.

Panasonic visits cutting edge schools Panasonic visits cutting edge schools Video story icon
03/17/2008

Panasonic Foundation officials visited schools to observe cutting-edge practices in middle school reform, rigorous instruction, diversity training and use of data for decision making. A November 2007 Panasonic publication focused on the school system’s sustained, successful efforts to narrow the achievement gap by race and poverty, featuring programs at Viers Mill ES and Gaithersburg HS. The foundation partners with school districts to develop models that support achievement of all students.