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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.

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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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Montgomery County Student Construction Trades Foundation Dedicating the 40th Young American House

May 20, 2016

On Tuesday, May 24, the Montgomery County Students Construction Trades Foundation (CTF) will host a Cornerstone Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. to unveil the completion of the 40th Young American (YA) student-designed and student-built home. The home is located at 3715 Munsey Street in Silver Spring.

The Cornerstone Ceremony will showcase the hard work of the CTF students from Thomas Edison High School of Technology, and celebrate the partnerships between the Construction Trades Foundation, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), and the local construction community. The celebration will recognize outstanding students and graduates of the program and the ceremony will include the placing of the Cornerstone, an open house, and light refreshments.

The YA 40 house was built following Energy Star specifications, on a lot backing up to the Matthew Henson State Park and trail. The house is approximately 3,000 square feet with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, family room with cathedral ceiling, gas fireplace, office, granite countertops, walk-in pantry, and a one-car garage. The walk-out basement is roughed-in for a full bath. The CTF will be working with a realtor to list the house after the Cornerstone Ceremony.

Within the construction program at Edison, seven construction specialty courses are offered, including architecture. The architecture students, with the support of local architectural firms, design and edit the blueprints for the house. Then, masonry, carpentry, construction electricity, plumbing, HVAC and Foundations of Building Technology students, under the supervision of master tradesmen, work to build the house.  Students learn how to read blueprints, practice construction skills, use tools of their trades, develop communication and mathematic skills, and collaborate with other trades in an authentic construction setting.

The CTF is a non-profit organization established cooperatively by the Montgomery County business community and MCPS. It provides a unique method of hands-on training for high school students to earn valuable construction skills and certifications that will prepare them for higher education opportunities or direct entry into the workforce. Please visit or for more information.

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