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Dates Set for Superintendent Starr's Community 'Listen and Learn' Events

August 17, 2011
First Superintendent's Book Club set for November

Dr. Joshua P. Starr, superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), has announced dates and locations for 10 “Listen and Learn” events he is hosting this fall to meet with school system stakeholders.

The events will provide Dr. Starr an opportunity to meet with a variety of parents, students, staff and community members to hear their observations and perspectives on MCPS. They are among a series of public events he has planned to get to know the community in his first six months.

The “Listen and Learn” events for the community have been scheduled as follows:

1.  September 6:  Northwest High School – 13501 Richter Farm Rd., Germantown

2.  September 8:  Thomas S. Wootton High School – 2100 Wootton Pkwy., Rockville

3.  September 12:  Springbrook High School – 201 Valley Brook Dr., Silver Spring

4.  September 19:  Albert Einstein High School – 11135 Newport Mill Rd., Kensington

5.  October 3: Watkins Mill High School – 10301 Apple Ridge Rd., Gaithersburg

6.  October 10:  Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School – 4301 East-West Hwy., Bethesda

7.  October 18:  Long Branch Community Center – 8700 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring

8.  November 1:  Damascus High School – 25921 Ridge Rd., Damascus

9.  November 7:  Wheaton High School – 12601 Dalewood Dr., Silver Spring

10.  November 21:  Sherwood High School – 300 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Sandy Spring

All events are scheduled from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., except for the Bethesda-Chevy Chase event, which will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dr. Starr also will be hosting six “Listen and Learn” events for MCPS staff.

Three Superintendent’s Book Club events also have been announced. The first event, set for November 29, will be held at the Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville, and will be available via webinar. Dr. Starr has selected
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck for the first book club.

The two other book clubs are scheduled for January 31, 2012 and April 24, 2012.

Superintendent Starr will host two Town Hall-style meetings for students, which are slated for October 12 and November 9. Locations have not been set, but students from all over MCPS will be able to participate by submitting questions via Twitter and email. Both Town Halls will be streamed live on the web.



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