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Registration is open for the 9th annual Choose Respect Montgomery healthy teen dating conference, to be held noon to 4 p.m. April 15 at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville. Additionally, there is still time for students to enter this year's video PSA contest by submitting an original 1-minute video that raises awareness of dating abuse and domestic violence among teens.
MCPS held its fourth annual countywide dance showcase on Feb. 23. It featured workshops for students and evening performances for the community.
During its Feb. 26, 2018, business meeting, the Board of Education discussed a resolution urging national and state policymakers to pass legislation to reduce gun violence to protect students and school staff. The resolution further celebrated students' efforts to speak out about school safety and also directed the superintendent to prepare a report on ongoing security efforts in Montgomery County Public Schools.
The Montgomery County Board of Education approved a $2.59 billion Operating Budget request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 on Feb. 26. The budget represents a $73 million increase over the current year’s budget. The budget will allow the district to manage enrollment growth and build the foundation that is needed to ensure that all MCPS students are able to achieve at higher levels. The Board will submit its request to the County Executive and the County Council for review.
The Board of Education will meet Monday, Feb. 26 for its regular business meeting. The closed session will begin at 4 p.m. with public items beginning at 5 p.m. The meeting will be live online and on MCPS TV (Comcast Channel 34 and Verizon 36).
Silver Creek Middle School held its first ever "Warriors for Change" Oratorical Contest in celebration of Black History Month. Students worked hard to develop performances and speeches that embody the idea of creating positive change in the community and world.
Students from the Thomas Edison High School of Technology showcased career and technical skills at a regional SkillsUSA competition on Feb. 21. 105 students will go on to participate in a statewide competition in April.
Read a message from Superintendent Jack R. Smith about school safety.