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Mental and physical health are essential to educational success for students. MCPS recently hosted a mental health fair to share resources with students and families
More than 10,000 5th grade students attended interactive and educational blues and jazz concerts at the Music Center at Strathmore Oct. 23–26. The concerts are presented by the Strathmore Artists in Residence Blues Band. The performances taught students about the elements of the blues, and enhanced what students are learning in the classroom about the history of blues. The program goal is to inspire a love and appreciation of music and the arts.
The Montgomery County Board of Education will meet on Monday, Oct. 29. Closed session will begin at 3:30 p.m. and the business meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Channel 34, Verizon Fios Channel 36 and RCN Channel 88.
Montgomery County Public Schools is committed to the mental health and wellness of students and staff. This video tells the story of what just a few of our schools are doing to support our learners through mindfulness, exercise and meditation.
The event brought parents and MCPS staff together to discuss and share ideas on how to deepen relationships and foster collaboration between schools and families. Speakers during the event emphasized the importance of addressing structural inequities in public education and increasing opportunities for all students in MCPS.
Hunter, a 3-year-old golden retriever, works as a trained therapy dog at the Carl Sandburg Learning Center. He works with students on a variety of services, including self-management and emotional regulation components that help them be more successful in the classroom and independent as they grow older.
Each day thousands of MCPS students ride our 1300 buses to and from school. MCPS and school districts across the nation use National Bus Safety Week to remind drivers to "Respect the Bus". When the red lights are flashing and the cross arm is out drivers must stop for buses while students are getting on and off the bus.
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.