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The Superintendent’s Leadership Academy is comprised of high school juniors working to build leadership and communications skills. Their recent meeting celebrated a school year in which they focused on public service projects to enhance their professional skills while simultaneously giving back to the community.
MCPS is seeking input from families, students, staff and the community on the 2019-2020 school year calendar. This survey includes questions regarding school closure on various days, including religious and non-religious holidays. This data will be analyzed and reviewed as context for the development of the calendar.
The Montgomery County Board of Education will hold its business meeting on May 21. Closed session will begin at 5 p.m. and public items will start at 6 p.m. Watch the meeting live on Comcast Channel 34, Verizon Channel 36 and RCN Channel 88.
MCPS, state officials and representatives from Family Services, Inc. announced the opening of the Recovery Academic Program on May 15. The program pairs academic coursework from MCPS with recovery support services provided at the Landing, a program of Family Services which is a part of the Sheppard Pratt Health System, designed to support youth through the recovery process.
More than 40 students, parents, educators and programs were honored at the 30th Annual Special Education Awards Ceremony on May 14. The event, sponsored by the Montgomery County Council of PTAs, recognizes individuals and groups providing support, motivation and encouragement that help ensure success for special education students.
The Montgomery County Board of Education recently honored 14 individuals and organizations during its annual Distinguished Service Awards ceremony. The Board established the awards to recognize and show appreciation for exemplary contributions to public education and to MCPS by members of the community, businesses, MCPS staff and school volunteers.
Zulay Joa, a STEM teacher at Glenallan Elementary School, and Michelle Kwamena-Poh, a first grade teacher at Westover Elementary School, are this year’s recipients of the Shirley J. Lowrie “Thank You for Teaching” Awards. The “Thank You for Teaching” Award is given to outstanding elementary school educators.
MCPS and the Kid Museum invite students, parents and community members to celebrate the inspiring work of MCPS middle school students at the Invent the Future Challenge Summit. This free event will be held on May 20, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Magruder High School in Rockville.