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Hunter, a 3-year-old golden retriever, works as a trained therapy dog at the Carl Sandburg Learning Center. He works with students on a variety of services, including self-management and emotional regulation components that help them be more successful in the classroom and independent as they grow older.
Each day thousands of MCPS students ride our 1300 buses to and from school. MCPS and school districts across the nation use National Bus Safety Week to remind drivers to "Respect the Bus". When the red lights are flashing and the cross arm is out drivers must stop for buses while students are getting on and off the bus.
Employees from GlaxoSmithKline, a healthcare products company, recently visited Paint Branch High School to support engineering instruction as part of the company's "Orange Day" community service initiative.
Throughout the United States October is recognized by many organizations as CyberSecurity month. Cybersecurity is the protection of internet-connected systems, including hardware, software and data, from cyberattacks. MCPS takes seriously its responsibility of protecting its own online systems and this field is a growing career that many of our students are studying in programs across the district.
Junior Achievement Finance Park at Thomas Edison High School of Technology celebrated its grand opening on Oct. 17. The program will provide all MCPS seventh-graders with hands-on opportunities to learn about important principles of financial literacy.
STEM professionals and high school students from throughout the county gathered at the North Bethesda Marriott for the Montgomery County Educational Foundation's 3rd Annual Breakfast with the Superintendent. Kevin Beverly, President of Social & Scientific Systems, Inc., shared his story of success in STEM.
With a ceremonial ribbon cutting, the brand new Thomas Edison High School of Technology celebrated a new era for career focused programs. More than 1000 people and VIPs from the Board of Education, County Council, families and community partners toured the facility and were greeted by teachers and students proudly presenting the opportunities available through Edison programs.