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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.
Students in Grades 6 - 12 are invited to attend a town hall meeting with Ananya Tadikonda, student member of the Board of Education. The meeting will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 28 at Montgomery Blair High School, 51 University Blvd. E. Students will be able to ask questions and meet with Board of Education members and central office staff.
Parents who want to register their child for an MCPS prekindergarten or Head Start class for the 2019-2020 school year can do so starting March 1. Children must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2019, and families must be income-eligible to apply. For more information about eligibility guidelines, location and times of community registrations or required documents to complete an application, call 240-740-4530.
Poolesville High School held an Engineering Night where senior engineering students presented capstone projects. Additionally, the event featured college representatives, engineers and activity stations. Poolesville High School has the .
Students in the Academy of Information Technology at Wootton High School recently participated in mock interviews. Members of the business community interviewed students and gave them feedback to help them prepare for future internship and job interviews.
Members from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) volunteer in many MCPS high school and middle school classrooms providing an important "real world" association to the STEM subjects students are studying. The volunteers are primarily retired AAAS members with a wide variety of backgrounds from microbiology to mathematics.