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The third grade staff and students at Lucy V. Barnsley Elementary School hosted a pre-holiday Civility Carnival to celebrate kindness, caring, compassion and empathy. Students enjoyed carnival games, participated in chalk art, poster making and even emblazoned their civility statements on t-shirts.
The State’s Attorney for Montgomery County has informed Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) that the charges against the students allegedly involved in the Oct. 31 incident at Damascus High School have been amended. Four of five students accused will be charged as adults and will also be charged with first-degree rape. One case remains in juvenile court.MCPS continues to fully cooperate with the police investigation and will continue to provide support and resources for the entire Damascus community. Our thoughts are with the students, staff and all who have been affected.
More than 150 students participated in the 19th Annual MCPS Latin Dance Competition on Nov. 19, held at the Music Center at Strathmore. Congratulations to all of the students involved!
Students in all grade levels, as well as staff, are invited to participate in a survey that will allow them to share feedback on how they use classrooms and other spaces in their schools on a daily basis. Parents of elementary students are encouraged to talk with their children about their learning environments and help them complete . Middle and high school students may share their feedback . Staff may share their feedback .
MCPS will collect survey results through the beginning of January. The information will be used to support continuous improvement of our educational facilities. After results have been collected, students will have the opportunity to participate in a contest that will allow them to envision the future of schools and help influence future design.
Thanks to a partnership with Junior Achievement of Greater Washington, MCPS seventh-graders get to learn important principles of financial literacy for three weeks in their social studies class, and test their skills through a real-life simulation at Finance Park, located at the new Thomas Edison High School of Technology.
Walter Johnson High School welcomed about 150 senior citizens for a Thanksgiving feast on Nov. 16. The school has hosted the Senior Citizens Luncheon for 43 years. There was a traditional turkey dinner, served by students, as well as music and dancing.
What high school programs should Montgomery County Public Schools offer in the future to best support college and career readiness? Be a part of the future! MCPS wants to hear from you about what programs you want made available at your local school and throughout the district. The district will hold three community conversations for parents to discuss high school programs. The events will be held:
The Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Feb. 9 for its regular business meeting. The closed session will begin at 8:30 a.m. with public items beginning at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will be live online and on MCPS TV (Comcast Channel 34 and Verizon 36).