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Please join us on December 18, 2019 for a live virtual community presentation of the Superintendent's Recommended 2021 Operating Budget.
When: Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Watch: On the MCPS
and on MCPS TV (Comcast 34-HD 998, Verizon 36 and RCN 89) and in Spanish on Condado TV (Comcast 33, Verizon 35 and RCN 88)
The MCPS Athletics Unit partnered with the Minority Scholars Program, with support from the Equity Initiatives Unit, to deliver a day of student-led equity engagement for Athletics Program leaders.
The Maryland State Department of Education has released the 2019 accountability report cards for every school in the state of Maryland. The Maryland Report Card is designed to measure the success of schools and identify areas for improvement.All school report cards are available on the Maryland State Department of Education’s Report Card website, MdReportCard.org.
The Montgomery County Board of Education will hold its business meeting on Dec. 3. The election of officers will take place at 9 a.m., closed session will begin at 9:10 a.m. and public items will start at 12 p.m.. Watch the meeting live on Comcast Channel 34, Verizon Channel 36 and RCN Channel 88.
More than 200 MCPS high school students participated in the Latin Dance Competition at the Music Center at Strathmore. This year the event, sponsored by the After School Dance Fund, celebrated its 20th anniversary.
The NAACP Parents’ Council held its annual kickoff meeting at Northwest High School on Nov. 19.This year’s theme was “Championing Equity and Excellence in Education.” The keynote speaker was John B. King, Jr., former U.S. Secretary of Education from 2016–2017. Breakout sessions focused on ensuring all students have access to advanced coursework and effective relationships. There was also a student town hall with students in the Minority Scholars Program that discussed their experiences with rigorous coursework, teaching practices, and relationships with teachers and counselors.
MCPS parents are invited to apply to be a part of the newly formed MCPS Family Engagement Advisory Team. The purpose of the Family Engagement Advisory Team is to provide opportunities for MCPS families to learn about and provide input and feedback on the district’s programs and initiatives.MCPS is committed to improving students’ school experience and academic success and ensuring equitable learning opportunities by engaging families in decision-making and program review. The Family Engagement Advisory Team will meet at least seven times during the school year and members will be required to serve a two-year term. Applications are due Dec. 13.
The MCPS Prekindergarten/Head Start Programs are collecting new winter coats for students. They are seeking donations of boys’ and girls’ coats in sizes 5, 6, 6X, 7 and 8, along with other winter wear, such as hats and gloves. Donations can be sent to Rocking Horse Road Center, 4910 Macon Road, Room 141, Rockville, MD 20852. For more information, contact PreK programs at 240-740-4530.