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IMPORTANT: Changes to School Year Calendar

April 21 ("Easter Monday") is now a school day because of the many snow days we had. Also, June 12 is now a full day, and June 13 is an early release day and is the last day for students. Students will be released at 12:10pm.

Outdoor Education Rescheduled

The new dates are Wednesday, May 14 - Friday, May 16th, for those 6th grade students who had their Outdoor Education postponed due to weather.

Earth Day April 2014

Celebrate Earth Day during the entire month of April! Earth Day is April 22nd but in Montgomery County it’s celebrated during the entire month of April. There are many environmental volunteer projects throughout the month.

  • Clean trash from parks and streams
  • Pull invasive weeds and remove fallen branches
  • Plant trees and flowers

The end of the school year is near. This is a great opportunity for students to earn those last minuet Student Service Learning (SSL) hours while participating in worthwhile activities with family and friends. Get your hands dirty and help keep our community clean! Find Earth Day activities on the Montgomery County Volunteer Center’s website, http://www.montgomeryserves.org.

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, April 24, is designed to expand opportunities for girls and boys, expose them to what adults in their lives do during the work day, show them the value of their education and give them an opportunity to share how they envision their future. Students must complete advanced approval for this absence and this must be turned into the main office no later than Wednesday, April 23. No phone call approvals will be accepted. Students participating in this event must complete the Career Shadow Assignment. Students will need to take the worksheet with them on the day of the visit and complete the assignment as they interact in the various work environments. The worksheet is due May 5 and should be turned in to their first period teacher. The assignment worksheet is included in the 'advanced approval for this absence' pdf file.

Intramurals are starting soon

Intramurals will be beginning the week after spring break! What are intramurals you ask? Intramurals are an after school activity in which ALL students, 6th 7th and 8th graders are allowed to participate. The schedule is located in the gym lobby. Intramurals this year will include sports such as basketball, touch football, kickball, and wrestling. The schedule will show which sports will be offered each day. You MUST have your permission slip signed before you can play. There is a folder of permission slips next to the bulletin board in the gym lobby. You do not need to commit to play every day, just come on the days you can. But you MUST have a permission slip signed. Those without a permission slip will not be allowed to participate. See Ms. Friedlander if you have any questions.

Strawberry Knoll E. S. Celebration

Strawberry Knoll Elementary School is celebrating 25 years on April 24 at 7 pm in the gym. "Once a Knoller, always a Knoller!" 



  • Volunteer at Laytonsville Spring Festival

    We need more than 200 adults and middle school and high school students to fill one or more hourly shifts. Please consider helping.         The Festival, Parade and Fun Run are on Saturday, May 17th     from


    ATTENTION PARENTS   NEW   Effective the 2014 15 school year, all students entering the 7th grade must have received a Tdap and Meningococcal vaccination. Students lacking proper proof of vaccination will not be allowed to attend school after the

  • COMMON CORE Starts This Year

    New educational standards, called the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), are being implemented in all Maryland public schools beginning in the 2013 14 school year. The CCSS are a set of consistent, high quality academic goals in English language arts

Upcoming Events

Monday, April 21
Make up day

Tuesday, April 22
Earth Day

Wednesday, April 23
MAP-R Testing

Thursday, April 24
Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
MAP-R Testing

Friday, April 25
MAP-R Testing
8th Gr. Science & Engineerign Festival
International Night

Monday, April 28
PTA Book Fair
MAP-R Testing

Tuesday, April 29
MAP-R Testing
Boys' Soccer v. Ridgeview MS
Girls' Soccer @ Ridgeview MS

Wednesday, April 30
MAP-R Testing

Thursday, May 01
MAP-R Testing
JETS Science Program
Boys' Soccer @ Lakelands Park MS
Girls' Soccer v. Lakelands Park MS

Friday, May 02
MAP-R Testing


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