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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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Takoma Park Middle School Team Earns Place in World Finals of the Odyssey of the Mind Competition

May 4, 1999
Six students from Takoma Park Middle School will compete in the Odyssey of the Mind 1999 World Finals in late May in Knoxville, Tennessee, after winning first place in their category at the Maryland State Finals in Baltimore. They will join 8,000 students from around the world competing for the international title.

The students won their place in the world final using an orange crate and balsa wood to build a small motorized car that visits four countries as it follows the escapades of two con artists peddling a magical lotion in a get-rich-quick scheme. During its journey, the vehicle travels on land, across the sea and over a team-designed mountain. The car kicks off a cultural celebration in each country and brings back souvenirs. The presentation lasts eight minutes.

The team members are: Melis Anahtar, Musaddiq Awan, Dylan Erwin, Jesse Galef, Amy Koran, and Ashley Thomas. Nuray Anahtar, a parent, coached the team.

The team will take their solution to the OM problem, Over the Mountain, which they have worked on after school and weekends since October, to the world competition.

Odyssey of the Mind is an international competition that combines creativity, teamwork and problem-solving skills for students in kindergarten through college.

Last year, Greenwood Elementary School was the first MCPS elementary school to win a state OM championship.

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