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Joey Jones, principal of Robert Frost Middle School, has been named the Maryland Middle School Principal of the Year by the Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP). Principal Jones is now in the running for National Principal of the Year honors. The formal announcement of that name will be made on Friday, March 29.
Summer RISE is a three-week, 60-hour program for rising MCPS juniors and seniors. Students get to participate in a career-based learning opportunity and learn about career fields, and businesses and organizations have an opportunity to explore the MCPS student talent pool.
The Board of Education will meet Tuesday, March 12 for its regular business meeting. The closed session will begin at 10 a.m. with public items beginning at 12 p.m. The meeting will be live online and on MCPS TV (Comcast Channel 34 and Verizon 36).
MCPS parents and students are invited to attend the fall open house at Thomas Edison High School of Technology on Thursday, March 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. High school students at all MCPS schools have the option to apply for enrollment in one of Edison’s 18 career and technology programs. In addition to providing valuable professional certifications and licenses, students also may earn college credit. At the open house, teachers, students, business and industry partners will be on hand to answer questions and showcase the work done in the programs.
In January, the Board of Education adopted a resolution asking MCPS to use external consultants to conduct an in-depth review and analysis of how existing school and cluster boundaries support or hinder the effective use of school facilities in MCPS.The Board will hold a hearing on Thursday, March 7, starting at 6 p.m., to receive community input regarding the scope of work for the consultants, the framework for the assessment of the district’s school and cluster boundaries, and how the consultants will focus their efforts and analysis. No specific boundary recommendations are under consideration. The purpose of the hearing is to obtain feedback to inform the work of the consultants.
The Board of Education will meet Monday, Feb. 25 for its regular business meeting. The closed session will begin at 4 p.m. with public items beginning at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be live online and on MCPS TV (Comcast Channel 34 and Verizon 36).
MCPS held its fifth annual countywide dance showcase on Feb. 22. It featured workshops for students and evening performances for the community.
Each Friday, from October through May, Carderock Springs Elementary School holds a Hunger Helpers food drive. Students bring in sandwiches and other items that will be donated to Martha's Table in Washington, D.C., an organization that provides access to education programs, healthy food, and community supports.