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Dr. Stacy Ashton, principal of Burnt Mills Elementary School, is this year's Mark Mann Excellence and Harmony Award winner. The Mark Mann Award is presented annually to an MCPS administrator who has shown exceptional performance in promoting academic excellence, positive human relations and community outreach.
The Montgomery County Board of Education will hold its business meeting on April 12. Closed session will begin at 8:30 a.m. and public items will start at 10 a.m. Watch live on Comcast Channel 34, Verizon Channel 36 and RCN Channel 88.
Hundreds of MCPS students attended the Montgomery County National College Fair on April 10 and 11, a free event held at the Agricultural Center in Gaithersburg. The event featured representatives from dozens of colleges and universities, and provided resources to students and parents navigating the college admissions process.
MCCPTA and MCPS will host a mental health and wellness forum from 1 to 5 p.m. April 22 at Gaithersburg High School, 101 Education Blvd. Families, students and staff can learn about youth mental health and wellness and find resources within MCPS, as well as the broader community.
Starting in July 2018, the Board of Education will change its meeting times to lessen the impact of inclement weather on Board business and make the meetings more accessible to staff and the community. Generally, the day business meeting will start at 2 p.m. (with a closed session that starts at noon) and the evening meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. (with a closed session that starts at 4 p.m.).
There is still time for students to register to attend the Choose Respect Montgomery healthy teen dating conference, to be held April 15 at Richard Montgomery High School. Additionally, students can vote for the Fan Favorite Choose Respect PSA video. PSA winners will be announced at the conference.
More than 200 MCPS students recently attended the Young Educators (Say Yes to Teaching) Symposium, held in partnership with the Universities at Shady Grove and Montgomery College. The event allowed students in the Early Child Development program to learn about the teaching profession and network with education professionals.
Students on the Student Diversity Leadership Team at Rosa Parks Middle School recently held a learning conference on the issues of diversity and fighting harmful stereotypes. The students invited peers from nearly 40 other middle schools to the event.