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Nathaniel Tinbite was sworn in as the 42nd Student Member of the Montgomery County Board of Education on July 8. Tinbite, a senior at John F. Kennedy High School, was elected to the position by middle and high school students and will serve on the board for the next school year. He succeeds Ananya Tadikonda, a 2019 graduate of Richard Montgomery High School.
MCPS needs your help to raise funds to purchase backpacks for students in need for the 2019-2020 school year. For $10, a student in need is provided with a new backpack filled with school supplies. July is a critical fundraising month. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to Give BACKpacks!
The 20th Annual Drive for Supplies event will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 15 at Argyle Middle School. Students, parents and organizations that support children are invited to shop for new and gently used school supplies for the next school year. The program not only benefits children in need but works to protect the environment by repurposing usable items that otherwise end up in landfills.
More than 200 MCPS middle school students are participating in a career readiness summer camp. The camp is an opportunity for students to explore careers and match their goals and interests with high school programs.
All MCPS students and their families are invited to Westfield Wheaton for an MCPS Back-to-School Fair on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. The Back-to-School Fair is a great way to kick off the school year and learn about the school system’s programs and services, along with resources from government agencies and community partners. School system staff will be on hand to answer questions about MCPS curriculum and programs.There will be free, fun entertainment for the whole family, including children’s activities, health screenings for adults and children, giveaways and more! Shuttle buses will be provided; locations are to be determined.
Snowden Farm Elementary School will open in Clarksburg in the fall. The school is named after the Snowden family, a local family that settled in the area and founded a dairy farm in 1845. Learn about the history of the Snowden family and the Snowden Farm.
Congratulations to all of our students on a great year of learning! Parents, report cards will be mailed home on June 24. Students, remember that summertime is a great time to catch up on reading! Have a safe, relaxing summer!
Students in many summer school or recreation programs will be provided meals as part of the Montgomery County summer food program. The program ensures that students continue to receive nutritious meals during the summer months when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. The free meals will be distributed at approximately 120 sites throughout the county every weekday starting June 17 (start dates vary by site). All children 18 and younger, as are persons with physical and mental disabilities up to 21 years old, are eligible to receive meals. Lunch also will be provided on a walk-in basis at several locations throughout the county.