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Equity Forum Equity Forum Video story icon

Education and business leaders, as well as government officials, came together on Jan. 27 to discuss issues surrounding equity in education at a breakfast and forum that benefited the , also known as Saturday School. Presenters had the opportunity to share their views on how to ensure every student is successful.

Weather Decisions Weather Decisions

Read a message from Superintendent Jack Smith on the plan to make up instructional days if MCPS is forced to close any more days for weather-related reasons.

Candlewood ES Candlewood ES

Dr. Thomas Jones, a scientist, pilot, author and retired NASA astronaut, spoke to Candlewood Elementary School students on Jan. 19 about his career. Jones, who flew on four space shuttle missions, told students he wanted to be an astronaut since elementary school and encouraged them to follow their dreams.

Parent Night Parent Night Video story icon

On Jan. 22, MCPS hosted evening workshops for parents who speak languages other than English to learn about recent updates to their child’s elementary school report card. The event featured information in Amharic, Spanish, Chinese, French, Korean, and Vietnamese.

Contest Contest

Students can create a 30-60 second public service announcement video or artwork piece about why you shouldn't walk or drive distracted as part of the Montgomery County Safe Routes to School's Don't Be Distracted Creative Contest. You could win $500 for college tuition or a $100 Chick-fil-A or Chipotle gift card. The contest deadline is Feb. 16.

Theatre Festival Theatre Festival

Middle and high school student actors, dancers, singers and stage technicians got to show off their talents and participate in a variety of workshops at the 2018 MCPS Theatre Festival, held on Jan. 19 at Clarksburg High School. Theatre professionals were on hand to share their expertise with students, and several colleges and universities also participated.

Parent Academy Parent Academy

The 2018 winter season of Parent Academy workshops has begun. The workshops, which are free, provide tips, tools, resources and information that support children's success in school. Topics include college and career planning, cybersafety and social media, understanding Individualized Education Program goals and more.

Makeover Madness Makeover Madness

Thomas Edison High School of Technology cosmetology students got the chance on Jan. 18 to work with clients from the JCA Heyman Interages Center as part of "Makeover Madness," a monthly activity that connects adult clients with the students. The opportunity helps students learn how to engage effectively with a wide range of clients and allows the adults to have a day of pampering.