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Montgomery County Public Schools are closed Wednesday March 21, 2018 due to emergency weather conditions. All school and community activities in school buildings also are canceled. All administrative offices are open. Day care programs in school buildings may remain open as scheduled. MCPS will reevaluate this decision by 5:00 a.m. to determine if closure of offices is necessary.

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Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) permanecerán cerradas el miércoles, 21 de marzo de 2018 debido a las condiciones del tiempo. Todas las actividades escolares y comunitarias en los edificios escolares quedan canceladas. Las oficinas administrativas abrirán en horario regular. Los programas de cuidado infantil en los edificios escolares podrán operar en horario regular. MCPS reevaluará esta decisión a las 5:00 a.m. para determinar si es necesario cerras las oficinas administrativas.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Future Engineers Use Their Noodles to Build Bridges from Spaghetti

July 19, 2016

WHO: Approximately 30 high school students from the DC-Maryland-Virginia area. Of the 30 participants, 20 are Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students.

WHAT: Students, with their parents looking on, will compete in the annual, tension-filled Spaghetti Bridge Contest, marking the culmination of a four-week summer engineering program. Using only dry spaghetti and epoxy, students have designed and built bridges. Kilo by kilo, students will add weight to the bridges until they shatter. Prizes will be awarded to teams whose bridges hold the most weight.

WHERE: Johns Hopkins University, Montgomery County Campus, 9601 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, Md. The event will be in the Gilchrist Hall auditorium.

WHEN: 10:15 a.m. Friday, July 22, 2016.

WHY: The Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering created the summer program, Engineering Innovation, to expose high school students to the disciplines of engineering. During the session, they learn to think critically and problem-solve. Their confidence grows as they attend college-level lectures, solve problems, test theories and learn to think like engineers.

Engineering Innovation is a successful, proven program that encourages and prepares high school students to pursue STEM education, especially engineering. Since the program’s launch in 2006, more than 2,700 students have taken the course. Of Engineering Innovation alumni, 86 percent have gone on to major in engineering or science.

Members of the media who expect to cover this event should RSVP to Ellen Poltilove at


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