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Ananya Tadikonda, a junior at Richard Montgomery High School, has been elected the Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) for the 2018-2019 school year. Ms. Tadikonda’s term begins on July 1, 2018. All secondary students were eligible to vote in the SMOB election and 83.6 percent cast ballots. Ms. Tadikonda received 51 percent of the vote, while her opponent, Nimah Nayel, also a junior at Richard Montgomery, received 49 percent.
The Montgomery County Board of Education will hold its evening business meeting on April 24. Closed session will begin at 4:30 p.m. and public items will begin at 6 p.m. The meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Channel 34, Verizon Channel 36 and RCN Channel 88.
Wheaton High School has placed second in the nation, as recognized by the College Board and Project Lead the Way, in the numbers of students demonstrating preparedness for college and a career in a STEM-related field. Students who earn the achievement have demonstrated success in both academic and applied coursework and have experience applying advanced content knowledge to address real-world challenges.
Nimah Nayel and Ananya Tadikonda, both juniors at Richard Montgomery High School, are candidates for Student Member of the Board. Elections will be held on April 25.
Students, parents, educators and community advocates recently came together at the Choose Respect conference to promote healthy teen dating and examine the issues around teen dating violence. The conference included interactive workshops as well as a resource fair.
Kristen Kane, a kindergarten teacher at Forest Knolls Elementary School, has been named the 2018-2019 MCPS Teacher of the Year and will now go on to compete for Maryland Teacher of the Year. Kane, as well as other MCPS staff and community members, were honored at the Champions for Children Award Celebration on April 18.
Superintendent Jack R. Smith sent a message to all families about the national student walkout planned for April 20 to advocate for gun control and school safety. In his message, he reiterated the district's support for student advocacy and outlined his support of activities that allow students to do so while at school, in a learning environment that is supportive and safe. The full message is linked below.