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Theatre Festival Theatre Festival Video story icon

Hundreds of middle and high school student actors, dancers, singers and stage technicians showed off their talents and participated in a variety of workshops at the 2020 Theatre Festival. Students presented work, songs, scenes and monologues to their peers and to theater professionals.The event also included workshops on a range of topics. Students had the opportunity to hone and learn skills, including auditioning, sound design, movement, makeup, stage lighting, expressive singing, stage combat, performing Shakespeare, using wireless mics, and pursuing a career in theater.

Communication Survey Communication Survey

How do you like to receive news and information? What MCPS news is important to you? Parents and guardians, staff, students and community members are encouraged to take this about your communication preferences. The survey will remain available through Friday, Feb. 28. Your responses will be used to improve how you get news and information from MCPS.

Science Night Event Science Night Event Video story icon

More than 100 parents attended Science Curriculum Night held at Gaithersburg High School. The event, hosted by MCPS and MCCPTA, provided attendees an opportunity to learn about the content and standards behind today’s science education.

Boundary Analysis Boundary Analysis

The Districtwide Boundary Analysis is an initiative designed to provide a comprehensive assessment of Montgomery County Public School boundaries by analyzing various data points such as school facility utilization and capacit­­­y, student demographics, and school assignment and travel patterns. The initiative will continue to involve community members from all backgrounds through a variety of forums to fully understand the spectrum of challenges involved in accommodating growing student enrollment and creating more meaningfully integrated and culturally responsive schools within Montgomery County.  

Workshop Workshop

The MCPS Office of Special Education is hosting several workshops for parents/guardians on Wednesday, Jan. 29. The workshops are being held from 7–8:30 p.m. at Weller Road Elementary School, 3301 Weller Road in Silver Spring.

The following topics will be discussed—

-The A to Z’s of Section 504 Plans

-Parent Preparation for an Individualized Education Program Meeting

-Strategies for Supporting a Student with Anxiety

-Practical Communication Skills to Use with Your Preschooler

BOE 1-9-18 BOE 1-9-18

The Montgomery County Board of Education will hold an all-day business meeting on Tues., Jan. 9. Due to weather conditions, the meeting will now begin at 12 p.m., with public agenda items starting at 1:15 p.m. The meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Channel 34, Verizon Channel 36, RCN Channel 88, and online.

Alert Montgomery Alert Montgomery

MCPS is expanding its use of the Alert MCPS system to send systemwide messages of significant importance to the community. Messages about emergency closings and delays will continue to be sent to subscribers through the Alert MCPS system. In the expansion, subscribers will also receive notices about significant MCPS-sponsored community meetings and events, and announcements about the work of the Board of Education. Alert MCPS messages are in addition to messages users may currently receive from MCPS or your child’s school. Messages and notices will come in the form of Alert MCPS emails and text messages.

Science Night Science Night

MCPS and the Montgomery County Council of PTAs (MCCPTA) are hosting a Science Night from 6:30–8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Gaithersburg High School. (Snow date: January 28)

At the event, parents will hear from MCPS teachers about science standards and what they can expect their children to learn in class. Sessions are targeted to parents with students in elementary and middle school.