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Karla Silvestre (At-Large) and Shebra Evans (District 4) will now lead the Montgomery County Board of Education as president and vice president. They were formally appointed during the Board's business meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 6.
The Damascus High School football team won the 3A MPSSAA state championship on Dec. 3. The final score was 21-14.
Newly elected members of the Montgomery County Board of Education Grace Rivera-Oven (District 1), Julie Yang (District 3) and re-elected members Brenda Wolff (District 5) and Karla Silvestre (At-Large) were ceremonially sworn in on Thursday, Dec. 1, at Carver Educational Services Center in Rockville.
Ms. Silvestre was elected to her first four-year term on Nov. 6, 2018. Ms. Yang will succeed Dr. Scott Joftus, and Ms. Rivera-Oven will succeed Dr. Judith Docca, who did not seek re-election.
The election of new officers for the Board will take place during the Board's business meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 6.
On Thursday, Dec. 1, Quince Orchard High School's football team won the MPSSAA 4A state football championship for the second consecutive year. The team finished the season 14-0.
All Goshen Elementary School students participate in What I Need (WIN) Time for 30 minutes per day, four times per week, for additional enrichment in reading and math. 80 percent of students increased math and literacy MAP scores between fall 2021 and spring 2022.
MCPS held a retirement celebration for Dr. Judith Docca, longtime Montgomery County Board of Education member, at the Universities at Shady Grove on Nov. 29. Dr. Docca spent 38 years as a teacher and administrator for MCPS. She served on the Board of Education for 16 years. The Montgomery Blair High School Jazz Combo played during the celebration; there was also a performance from the NAACP's Afro Academic Cultural Technological Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) vocalist Kevin Dukes and instrumentalist Donovan Holt-Harrington.
After a two-year in-person hiatus, the National Philharmonic concerts for MCPS second graders are back. Held at the Music Center at Strathmore, the concerts engaged students with interactive elements and world-class performances. The concert series also included pre-concert lessons led by the students' music teachers at their schools to help students prepare for the experience.
Dozens of MCPS high school student dancers took the stage at the Music Center at Strathmore on Nov. 21 to represent their schools at the annual MCPS Latin Dance Competition. The event was organized by the After School Dance Fund, whose mission is to build strong Latin dance clubs in MCPS and to support the academic and social-emotional success of students.