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Seniors in Northwest High School's Ulysses Program presented their research projects on Jan. 9 and 10. The Ulysses Program is a four-year program that encourages student-initiated explorations in areas of interest.

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MCPS is holding an employment open house for furloughed federal employees and contractors. The first event was Tuesday, January 15 and one more will be Friday, January 18. Attendees can interview and apply for all open positions in the school system, including teacher, substitute teacher, maintenance staff, bus drivers, clerical staff and security staff. Attendees should bring their resume and federal identification.

Meals Meals

Launched in November 2018, the Dine with Dignity program allows students with negative account balances to enjoy traditional breakfast and lunch choices at no cost. Families will be asked to pay off, or to contribute within their means when they can, toward the outstanding balance on their student’s lunch account; the Dine with Dignity Fund pays the remainder. Community members who would like to contribute to the Dine with Dignity Fund can donate online at: https://www.mcpsfoundation.org/pages/our-programs/dine-with-dignity-program.


On Monday, Jan. 21, join thousands of other Montgomery County students and families in honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and teachings by participating in the Montgomery County Volunteer Center’s 2019 MLK Day of Service event at the Bethesda North Marriott and Conference Center, from 1-3 p.m.

Participants will have the opportunity to help with a wide variety of service projects appropriate for volunteers of all ages, and students can earn Student Service Learning (SSL) hours.

Instructional Materials Instructional Materials

The Montgomery County Board of Education on Tuesday (January 8) unanimously approved the purchase of prekindergarten through Grade 8 English Language Arts and Mathematics curricular and instructional materials and professional development. See the link for the full list of Cohort 1 elementary and middle schools adopting new curricular and instructional materials.

Forum Forum

The 2nd annual Mental Health and Wellness Forum will be held from 1–5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, at Earle B. Wood Middle School.

The event, which is being hosted by MCPS and the Montgomery County Council of PTAs (MCCPTA), will discuss mental health challenges facing youth today and provide available resources within MCPS and the greater community.

Parent Academy Parent Academy

The MCPS Parent Academy offers parents and community members the opportunity to attend workshops that provide information, resources, tools and tips to support their children’s success in school.

The 2019 winter season of workshops has begun. You won’t want to miss sessions on mindfulness, college and career planning, ESOL resources and much more.

Parent Academy workshops are free. Childcare and interpretation services are provided at all sessions.

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The Montgomery County Board of Education will hold its business meeting on Jan. 8, 2019. The business meeting will begin at noon, with closed session starting at 10 a.m. The meeting will be broadcast on Comcast Channel 34, Verizon Channel 36 and RCN Channel 88.