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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.

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.

MSMC Meeting MSMC Meeting

MCPS will host an information meeting tonight, Sept. 25, for Grade 5 parents and students who are interested in learning more about the Middle School Magnet Consortium (MSMC). The meeting will focus on information about the MSMC Choice process and an overview of the three MSMC middle schools and their whole school magnet programs. If you are unable to attend the meeting, you can watch it live on the MCPS YouTube channel.

BOE Meeting 09-25-17 BOE Meeting 09-25-17

The Board of Education will meet Monday, Sept. 25 for its regular business meeting. The closed session will begin at 4:30 p.m. with public items beginning at 6 p.m. The meeting will be live online and on MCPS TV (Comcast Channel 34 and Verizon 36).

Gaithersburg ES Gaithersburg ES

More than 100 fathers and other guardians participated in Gaithersburg Elementary School’s “Dads Take Your Child to School” event on Tuesday, Sept. 19. The event was organized by the school to highlight the importance of fathers and male role models in the healthy development of children and to encourage dads to play a more active role in their child’s education. After sharing coffee and donuts, the group visited classrooms to participate in educational sessions. This event kicked off monthly open house opportunities to encourage parents to be more involved with the school community.