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Starting in July 2018, the Board of Education will change its meeting times to lessen the impact of inclement weather on Board business and make the meetings more accessible to staff and the community. Generally, the day business meeting will start at 2 p.m. (with a closed session that starts at noon) and the evening meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. (with a closed session that starts at 4 p.m.).
There is still time for students to register to attend the Choose Respect Montgomery healthy teen dating conference, to be held April 15 at Richard Montgomery High School. Additionally, students can vote for the Fan Favorite Choose Respect PSA video. PSA winners will be announced at the conference.
More than 200 MCPS students recently attended the Young Educators (Say Yes to Teaching) Symposium, held in partnership with the Universities at Shady Grove and Montgomery College. The event allowed students in the Early Child Development program to learn about the teaching profession and network with education professionals.
Students on the Student Diversity Leadership Team at Rosa Parks Middle School recently held a learning conference on the issues of diversity and fighting harmful stereotypes. The students invited peers from nearly 40 other middle schools to the event.
The Montgomery County Board of Education adopted a resolution opposing arming classroom personnel at its March 22 business meeting. The resolution states that the Board is committed to viable programs and initiatives that keep guns and weapons out of classrooms while ensuring the safety and well-being of children and adults as they focus on learning.
The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services will provide free Tdap and MCV4 vaccinations to incoming seventh grade students at several locations throughout the county on March 27 and 28. Appointments are not required, however, a parent or designated adult must be present. Please bring a copy of the child’s immunization record to the clinic.
The Board of Education will meet Thursday, March 22 for its regular business meeting. The closed session will begin at 3 p.m. with public items beginning at 4 p.m. The meeting will be live online and on MCPS TV (Comcast Channel 34 and Verizon 36).
Students from middle and high schools across the county gathered on March 17 for the 7th annual Minority Scholars Program Leadership Retreat. The Minority Scholars Program is a student-led group whose mission is to help reduce the achievement gap in MCPS, increase the academic success of minority students and foster positive relationships. At this year's retreat, students unveiled a new MSP mobile app that they designed and developed.