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EMERGENCY MESSAGE: 3/21/2018 at 6:57 PM -- Refresh page to update message

Montgomery County Public Schools will open two hours late on Thursday, March 22, 2018, due to emergency weather conditions. Bus service will be provided on a two-hour-delayed schedule. Morning prekindergarten, morning half-day Head Start, other morning half-day programs and field trips are canceled. Other activities and programs that begin at 10:50 a.m. or earlier are canceled. Administrative offices will open on time. Day care programs in school buildings may remain open as scheduled. MCPS will continue to monitor the roadways and, if school closure is necessary, an announcement will be made by 7:00 a.m.

MENSAJES DE EMERGENCIA: 3/21/2018, 6:57 PM -- Refresque la página para actualizar mensaje

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) abrirán dos horas más tarde el jueves, 22 de marzo de 2018 debido a las condiciones del tiempo. El servicio de autobús escolar será provisto con dos horas de retraso. Los programas de prekindergarten, los programas de Head Start en la mañana, otros programas de medio día durante horas de la mañana y excursiones escolares quedan canceladas. Actividades y programas que comienzan a las 10:50 a.m. o antes quedan canceladas. Las oficinas administrativas abrirán en horario regular. Los programas de cuidado infantil en los edificios escolares podrán abrir en horario regular. MCPS continuará monitoreando las condiciones en las carreteras y, de ser necesario un cierre escolar, se hará un anuncio a las 7:00 a.m.

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Elementary Students Produce Original Operas

May 15, 2006
Students at Nine Elementary Schools Produce and Perform Original Operas

Students in nine elementary schools have been working hard this year to stage performances of original operas. Each opera is a student creation from start to finish.

Farmland Elementary School was the first school in Montgomery County to produce an opera, in cooperation with the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s “Creating Original Opera” program to train classroom and music teachers. A partnership with the Washington National Opera, along with funding from the Maryland State Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Education, enabled the program to expand to nine elementary schools.

This year, the Washington National Opera (WNO) will take a national leadership role in the Met’s Creating Original Opera program as WNO becomes the sole provider of teacher training.

Dr. Charles Drew Elementary School students performed their opera, The Big Mistake, earlier this month. Additional opera performances are scheduled at these elementary schools:

Beverly Farms: Tropical Trouble, May 22, 7:30 p.m.; May 23, 1:45 p.m.; May 24, 7:30 p.m.

Burtonsville: Tournament Trouble, May 23, 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.; May 24, 2:30 and 7 p.m.

Farmland: Fighting Fears: The Return of the Friend, May 24, 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.; May 25, 7:30 p.m.

Greencastle: A Twist of Destruction, May 24, 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.; May 25, 2 and 7:30 p.m.

Fox Chapel: Once Upon a Genius, May 31, 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.; June 1, 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Kensington Parkwood: All Because of a Fishing Net, June 7 and 8, 7:30 p.m.

New Hampshire Estates: Empathy’s Echo, May 17, 10 a.m.; May 18, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Potomac: The 10th Planet, May 24, 10 a.m. and 7 pm.; May 25, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

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