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The Montgomery County Board of Education will meet on Monday, Sept. 24. Closed session will begin at 2:15 p.m. and the business meeting will begin at 5 p.m. The meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Channel 34, Verizon Fios Channel 36 and RCN Channel 88.
Bannockburn and Luxmanor elementary schools have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education. The National Blue Ribbon program recognizes public and private schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
MCPS and the Department of Health and Human Services are hosting a virtual community conversation on Thursday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. This event will allow the MCPS community to ask questions live regarding condom availability and education in schools.
Homework Hotline Live kicked off its 33rd season on Sept. 5 by offering free homework help online. Starting Tuesday, Sept. 25, Homework Hotline Live will air live on MCPS TV. Students can call HHL for help from 4:30–6 p.m. Tuesdays–Thursdays; or submit online questions from 4:30–9 p.m. Tuesdays–Thursdays, and 6–9 p.m. on Mondays. During the TV broadcast, all questions will be answered on the air. Questions submitted at other times will receive an online response.
The Board of Education will meet Monday, September 24 for its regular business meeting. The closed session will begin at 2:15 p.m. with public items beginning at 5 p.m. The meeting will be live online and on MCPS TV (Comcast Channel 34 and Verizon 36).
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.