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The free MCPS Stronger Student mobile app is now available via the Apple and Google Play stores. The project was led by students who performed all aspects of design, building and focus grouping for the app. For secondary students, the app provides access to crisis support resources or other mental and physical health/wellness needs, including reporting incidents of discrimination. It is anonymous and confidential.
The Montgomery County Junior Council and the Montgomery County Regional Student Government Associations held a joint General Assembly on January 4, 2023. Student leaders from across MCPS middle and high schools met with Mr. Arvin Kim (SMOB) and Mr. Joe Vogel (Md Delegate-elect), participated in small group discussions analyzing the MCPS Antiracist System Audit summary findings, and heard updates on the MCPS electric school bus project.
MCPS is hosting an in-person job fair for teachers from 5–7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 30. The largest and most diverse school system in Maryland, MCPS offers competitive compensation and benefit packages. The system is looking for highly qualified professionals to join its workforce as classroom teachers for the 2023-2024 school year.
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) leaders held a news conference to discuss student performance midway through the 2022–2023 school year, to make connections to proposed expenditures in its operating budget and to share plans for accountability as we finish the school year. District leadership discussed student enrollment numbers, elementary school literacy, middle school math, Advanced Placement and SAT exam performance, dual-enrollment program participation and staying on track for graduation.
In partnership with MCPS, Montgomery Goes Purple invites families to come out Saturday, Jan. 28 for an event and discussion on this deadly drug. Panelists will share important information on the dangers and prevalence of fentanyl, prevention tools and protective factors for students, and resources for treatment when needed. The event will be from 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. in the Clarksburg High School cafeteria, 22500 Wims Road in Clarksburg.
The event will also be livestreamed on the MCPS homepage.
On Thursday, Jan. 12, county leaders shared their concerns about rising rates of COVID-19 in our community. Since hospital admissions for COVID-19 have increased, our county’s community risk level is now at MEDIUM. This stresses the importance of heightened awareness and preventing severe disease in our most vulnerable community members. On our school dashboard, we saw a higher number of positive cases the first week after school reopening, with fewer cases reported the following week.
MCPS teacher Dion Jones was surprised with the
on Tuesday Jan. 10 at a vibrant school wide assembly. Jones, a third grade teacher at Fairland Elementary School is among up to 40 elementary educators across the nation who will receive the Milken Educator Award during the 2022-2023 school year and the only one in the state of Maryland