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Open House Open House

MCPS has designated Monday, Oct. 9, as a day for schools to hold open houses. This is a great opportunity for parents to observe their children in the classroom, learn more about the school’s programs and meet school staff. Check with your child’s school for more information.

SCUP Conference SCUP Conference

Hundreds of MCPS, nonprofit and local government representatives gathered at the 18th Annual School Community United in Partnership Conference on Oct. 6. Topics covered at this year’s event included mental health, suicide prevention, religious diversity and immigration. The keynote speaker was Dr. Courtland Lee of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Walk to School Day Walk to School Day Video story icon

Hundreds of MCPS students, staff and community members celebrated International Walk to School Day on October 4. The annual event promotes pedestrian safety, physical activity and environmental preservation. MCPS and county officials joined members of the Ronald McNair Elementary School community for the walk to the school.

ED Foundation ED Foundation Video story icon

Dozens of Montgomery County business leaders met with Superintendent Jack Smith on Sept. 29 at the second annual Superintendent's Breakfast hosted by the MCPS Educational Foundation. The event highlighted the importance of building partnerships with the business community and growing and enhancing STEM educational opportunities for MCPS students. Students heard from and engaged with experts in the field.

Einstein HS Einstein HS

Students at Albert Einstein High School participated in a coding boot camp Sept. 28 thanks to partnerships with the Information Technology Trade Foundation, Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Verizon.

STEM Volunteers STEM Volunteers Video story icon

Dozens of scientists, engineers and physicians volunteer in MCPS schools through the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Senior Scientists and Engineers (SSE) programs. The volunteers assist K–12 science and engineering teachers throughout the year by giving demonstrations, assisting in lab experiments, lecturing on special topics and assisting with homework.


Students from Parkland and Argyle middle schools presented projects during the fifth annual KIDFest in Silver Spring. The event, coordinated by KID Museum and Montgomery County, gave students and adults of all ages the chance to explore gadgets, games, robots, magnets and other demonstrations.

MCPS and the KID museum are working together to increase opportunities for students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Walk to School Day Walk to School Day

Looking for a healthy way to start the day? Jumpstart it by walking your child to school! Join hundreds of students and parents in Montgomery County in celebrating International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 4. Walking to school is a great way to promote health, identify safer routes for walking, and improve air quality. It also is a great opportunity for you to help your child learn and practice safe walking skills.