Student Leadership

News and Highlights

Student leaders from Montgomery County Region (MCR-SGA), Montgomery County Junior Council (MCJC-SGA), MoCo EmpowHER, and Minority Scholars Program (MSP) shared their observations, experiences, and ideas regarding mental health supports for students at the MCPS Mental Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, October 27, 2018.

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Wootton High School SGA hosted the first MCR-SGA general assembly of the year. Student leaders from all across Montgomery County Public Schools participated in opportunities to share their ideas on being productive school advocates and hear from Senator Chris Van Hollen, who highlighted their work with voter registration. The next General Assembly will be held on December 13, 2018 at Richard Montgomery High School.

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Students from MCR and MCJC visited the Maryland Emergency Management Agency in Reistertown, MD for the #SafeSchoolsMaryland Kick Off event. At this event, Governor Larry Hogan announced a Safe Schools Maryland tip line for students to make anonymous tips about suspicious and threatening behavior in schools: 833-632-7233.

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The MCJC SGA held their first General Assembly of the year at Argyle Middle School. The student leaders from the across the school district came together to hear updates about the organization, learn about parliamentary procedure, and learn from other schools about each of the school leadership, service activities and goals for the year. The next General Assembly will be held on December 13, 2018 at Richard Montgomery High School.

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Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2018 Annual Drive for Supplies program a huge success!  Seventy schools (50 elementary, 13 middle, and 7 high schools) participated to support numerous families and community agencies that support children.  This year we collected 8,805 pounds of school supplies!  We weigh materials to determine how much we are able to keep from our landfills and since the beginning of the program 19 years ago, MCPS has has helped save 95 tons of materials from the landfills!
Listen to students helping other students and how the program makes a difference for others:


Our Programs

Student Government Associations

Students discuss and act on issues, problems, and concerns in the schools, as well as engaging in countywide activities.

Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB)

The SMOB is an elected official who can vote on issues like administrative appointments (including hiring of the Superintendent of Schools), policy, and the Board of Education's legislative platform.

Superintendent’s Leadership Academy

The Superintendent’s Leadership Academy is transformative in its focus to enhance and enrich the life skills students require to successfully transition from high school into college and/or work.

MoCo EmpowHER

To establish a safe, vibrant, and close-knit community for young women to unlock their full potential.

• Provide leadership development opportunities for young women
• Establish networks for female leaders
• Advocate and lobby for issues pertaining to young women
• Provide opportunities for female leaders to explore career options
• Engage with allied communities to expand advocacy efforts

Meeting Times and Dates

Student Equity Advocates (SEA)

Students, teachers, and staff donate unused or gently used school supplies at the end of the school year. This annual program benefits students in need and helps to protect the environment by keeping useable items out of landfills.

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20th anniversary of our program!

Maryland General Assembly Page Program

Selected high school seniors participate as pages for members of the Maryland General Assembly during the general session.

The application process for the Maryland General Assembly Student Page Program is now closed and will reopen September 2019.

Contact Us

Shella B. Cherry, Coordinator
Office: 240-314-1039
Fax: 301-517-8166

Lakeisha Adamson, Specialist
Office: 301-279-3454

850 Hungerford Drive, Suite 211
Rockville, MD 20850

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