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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.
The Montgomery County Board of Education adopted a resolution opposing arming classroom personnel at its March 22 business meeting. The resolution states that the Board is committed to viable programs and initiatives that keep guns and weapons out of classrooms while ensuring the safety and well-being of children and adults as they focus on learning.
The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services will provide free Tdap and MCV4 vaccinations to incoming seventh grade students at several locations throughout the county on March 27 and 28. Appointments are not required, however, a parent or designated adult must be present. Please bring a copy of the child’s immunization record to the clinic.
The Board of Education will meet Thursday, March 22 for its regular business meeting. The closed session will begin at 3 p.m. with public items beginning at 4 p.m. The meeting will be live online and on MCPS TV (Comcast Channel 34 and Verizon 36).
Students from middle and high schools across the county gathered on March 17 for the 7th annual Minority Scholars Program Leadership Retreat. The Minority Scholars Program is a student-led group whose mission is to help reduce the achievement gap in MCPS, increase the academic success of minority students and foster positive relationships. At this year's retreat, students unveiled a new MSP mobile app that they designed and developed.
More than 80 MCPS students met with Board of Education members and district leadership at a Student Town Hall at Gaithersburg High School on March 13. Students from across the county participated in a variety of table discussions; topics centered around equity, the achievement gap, social emotional health and operations.
Parents can now register their child for an MCPS prekindergarten or Head Start class for the 2018-2019 school year. Children must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2018, and families must be income eligible to apply. For more information about eligibility guidelines, location and times of community registrations or required documents to complete an application, call 301-230-0676.
MCPS offers numerous ways to learn about school closures, delayed openings and early dismissals due to inclement weather. Learn more about weather decisions and how to stay in touch with MCPS at the links below.