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Parkland Magnet Middle School seventh-graders are participating in the STEM opportunity of a lifetime. Teams created science experiments to be tested in a microgravity environment. The winning team's experiment will be headed to the International Space Station.
The Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Feb. 12 for its regular business meeting. The closed session will begin at 10 p.m. with public items beginning at 12 p.m. The meeting will be live online and on MCPS TV (Comcast Channel 34 and Verizon 36).
Seven Poolesville High School students and three Eastern Middle School students were honored at the Maryland State House for honors and awards they received at the 2018 National History Day Competition in June. In order to participate at the national level, students had to place at Maryland History Day, a program of Maryland Humanities. Working in groups, students create original documentary films, exhibits, performances, research papers or websites exploring a historical topic of their choice on an annual theme.
Montgomery Blair High School social studies teacher Kenneth Smith will teach a hip hop history and culture course at the school beginning in the fall of 2019. The class is the first of its kind in the county.
Juniors in Rockville High School's AP Language and Composition class presented the exhibit "Migrate with Us: Through the Journeys of Those Living in Montgomery County" at the Beall-Dawson House as part of a collaboration with Montgomery History. .
Teams from all 25 MCPS high schools cheered, jumped and danced through the 2019 Pompons competition on Feb. 2 at Montgomery Blair High School. The competition showcased the talent of the squads and gave fans an opportunity to cheer on and support the Pompons.
Career readiness programs combine strong academics with technical skills and real world professional experiences that give students a competitive edge for college and lifelong career success. Each MCPS high school offers rigorous programs where students explore their interests and get a head start on reaching their career and college goals.
Applications for elementary school language immersion programs are now available. The application deadline for the 2019-2020 school year is Friday, April 26. Elementary school language immersion programs begin in kindergarten and are offered in Chinese, French and Spanish. Any Montgomery County child scheduled to enter kindergarten through Grade 5 may participate in the immersion lottery.