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The Maryland Hispanic Gala is the celebratory kickoff to Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Takoma Park Middle School Principal Alicia Deeny was this year's recipient of the gala's Educator of the Year award.
Chris Gardner, author of "The Pursuit of Happyness," recently visited Redland Middle School to kick off his tour of 100 schools nationwide.
The Fire Science and Rescue Program teaches students the basics of firefighting and emergency medical training. Just one week into the program, students experienced a modified incumbent physical exam.
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.
Beginning Monday, Oct. 1, parents of students in Grades 8 - 11 will be able to access and review high school application programs on the myMCPS parent portal. The application deadline is Friday, Nov. 2.
The Montgomery County Board of Education is seeking comments on draft Board Policy KEA, Political Campaigns and Political Materials, and changing the policy name to Civic Engagement, Political Campaigns, and Political Materials. The policy would allow students in Grades 9-12 to be excused from school up to three times a year to participate in civic engagement activities.
MCPS wants your input as it works on developing the superintendent's recommended operating budget for fiscal year 2020. Take and tell us which strategies, programs and efforts are working and not working to improve outcomes for all students.
Documentation of Student Service Learning hours earned during the summer is due to the school-based SSL coordinator by Friday, September 28. Students must complete 75 SSL hours in order to graduate.