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Students at Briggs Chaney Middle School read their original creative writing and practiced their public speaking skills during a literacy celebration on March 9, which included an audience of their peers and teachers. The event, which was coordinated by teacher Jenise Leach, also recognized the birthday of Dr. Seuss.
Superintendent Jack R. Smith has sent a message to all families concerning planned demonstrations on March 14. The letter outlines the guidance provided to schools and students and also speaks to concerns for student safety. The full text of the message can be found at the link below.
Students are being asked to use visual art and the written word to celebrate diversity while exploring the matter of equity for all. The contest challenges students to think critically about what equity means and how attitudes, traditions, systemic practices and/or legal matters impede or support the concept that “All Means All.”
The contest is open to students from all grade levels.
There's still time for students to participate in the MCPS contest United We Learn: All Means All, which challenges students to think critically about what equity means and how attitudes, traditions, systemic practices and/or legal matters impede or support the concept that "All Means All." Submissions are due by 5 p.m. March 16.
Registration is open for the 9th annual Choose Respect Montgomery healthy teen dating conference, to be held noon to 4 p.m. April 15 at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville. Additionally, there is still time for students to enter this year's video PSA contest by submitting an original 1-minute video that raises awareness of dating abuse and domestic violence among teens.
During its Feb. 26, 2018, business meeting, the Board of Education discussed a resolution urging national and state policymakers to pass legislation to reduce gun violence to protect students and school staff. The resolution further celebrated students' efforts to speak out about school safety and also directed the superintendent to prepare a report on ongoing security efforts in Montgomery County Public Schools.
MCPS held its fourth annual countywide dance showcase on Feb. 23. It featured workshops for students and evening performances for the community.
The Montgomery County Board of Education approved a $2.59 billion Operating Budget request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 on Feb. 26. The budget represents a $73 million increase over the current year’s budget. The budget will allow the district to manage enrollment growth and build the foundation that is needed to ensure that all MCPS students are able to achieve at higher levels. The Board will submit its request to the County Executive and the County Council for review.