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Be Peaceful Be Peaceful Video story icon
10/27/2020

MCPS is hosting a virtual Mental Health Awareness Week from October 26–31 with a week-long expo, including breakout sessions, videos and a resource fair with a question-and-answer session. Some workshops will be available in multiple languages. Visit the website at www.MCPSMentalHealth.org. Watch this video of Dr. Christina Conolly speaking with Deputy Superintendent Dr. Monifa McKnight about the importance of mental health and the virtual offerings available on Tuesday. Tuesday’s theme is Be Peaceful.

BOE Meeting 9-10-20(1) BOE Meeting 9-10-20(1)
10/27/2020

The Board of Education will hold its virtual business meeting on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. Closed session will begin at 9 a.m. and the business meeting will begin at 11 a.m. The meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Channel 34, Verizon FIOS Channel 36, RCN Channel 89, and by phone (Dial-in Number: +1-202-860-2110, Access Code: 171 208 6132). Meeting is rebroadcast at 1 p.m. on the Saturday and Sunday following the meeting.





Mental Health Awareness Week Mental Health Awareness Week
10/26/2020

MCPS will host Mental Health Awareness Week from October 26–31 with a week-long expo, including Zoom workshops, a resource fair, breakout sessions and question-and-answer session. Some workshops will be available in multiple languages. All workshops and activities throughout the week will be held virtually. To kick off the week, watch this video of Dr. Christina Conolly speaking with Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith about the importance of mental health and the virtual offerings, break-out sessions and videos available throughout the week.. Monday features a keynote address from Dr. Jill Bohnenkamp with the National Center for School Mental Health.

WXY Meeting WXY Meeting
10/26/2020

MCPS is in the second phase of the Districtwide Boundary Analysis, which is focusing on engagement with the Boundary Explorer tool. This tool provides MCPS stakeholders a deeper look and better understanding of school boundaries. It was developed by WXY Studios (WXY) as part of its ongoing work with the district to provide a comprehensive assessment of MCPS boundaries by analyzing various data points.



A virtual community meeting will be held from 7–9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28, for WXY and MCPS leadership to receive feedback from the public on the tool. All meetings are being held via Zoom and require advance registration. Please note that you have to complete both the Wufoo registration form AND the Zoom registration.



WXY will also hold engagement sessions with school principals and students, as well as smaller group meetings with harder-to-reach communities.

WXY WXY
10/26/2020

The second phase of the Districtwide Boundary Analysis will focus on engagement with an Interactive Boundary Explorer tool, which will provide MCPS stakeholders a deeper look and better understanding of school boundaries. The tool has been developed by WXY Studios (WXY) as part of its ongoing work with the district to provide a comprehensive assessment of MCPS boundaries by analyzing various data points. The interactive tool will be shared in two public webinars—on Tuesday, Oct. 20 and Thursday, Oct. 22. Both webinars will be held from 7–8:30 p.m.

Early College Early College
10/23/2020

The Early College program, a collaboration between MCPS and Montgomery College, provides college-ready students with a unique opportunity to complete their Grade 11 and 12 high school requirements while simultaneously pursuing an associate degree from Montgomery College. This tuition-free program offers rigorous instruction, as well as academic and student support to help students succeed. Grade 10 students interested in this opportunity should submit an by Nov. 6.

SAT SAT
10/20/2020

MCPS and College Board are moving forward with plans to administer the SAT to registered students on Saturday, November 7 and Saturday, December 5. The deadline to register for the November 7 SAT is October 27, through the College Board registration. The focus of this effort is ensuring that seniors graduating in the Class of 2021 have additional opportunities to access these college entrance examinations. SAT test centers for November 7 include: Walter Johnson, Whitman, Clarksburg, Quince Orchard, Watkins Mill, Einstein, Wheaton, Damascus, and Springbrook High Schools.

Mental Health Mental Health
10/15/2020

MCPS will mark Mental Health Awareness Week from October 26–31 with a weeklong expo, including Zoom workshops, a resource fair, breakout sessions and a question-and-answer session. Some workshops will be available in multiple languages. All workshops and activities throughout the week will be held virtually.



The free event, hosted by MCPS and the Montgomery County School Psychologists’ Association, is open to staff, students and their families.