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More than 80 MCPS students met with Board of Education members and district leadership at a Student Town Hall at Gaithersburg High School on March 13. Students from across the county participated in a variety of table discussions; topics centered around equity, the achievement gap, social emotional health and operations.
Parents can now register their child for an MCPS prekindergarten or Head Start class for the 2018-2019 school year. Children must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2018, and families must be income eligible to apply. For more information about eligibility guidelines, location and times of community registrations or required documents to complete an application, call 301-230-0676.
MCPS offers numerous ways to learn about school closures, delayed openings and early dismissals due to inclement weather. Learn more about weather decisions and how to stay in touch with MCPS at the links below.
Students at Briggs Chaney Middle School read their original creative writing and practiced their public speaking skills during a literacy celebration on March 9, which included an audience of their peers and teachers. The event, which was coordinated by teacher Jenise Leach, also recognized the birthday of Dr. Seuss.
Superintendent Jack R. Smith has sent a message to all families concerning planned demonstrations on March 14. The letter outlines the guidance provided to schools and students and also speaks to concerns for student safety. The full text of the message can be found at the link below.
Students are being asked to use visual art and the written word to celebrate diversity while exploring the matter of equity for all. The contest challenges students to think critically about what equity means and how attitudes, traditions, systemic practices and/or legal matters impede or support the concept that “All Means All.”
The contest is open to students from all grade levels.
There's still time for students to participate in the MCPS contest United We Learn: All Means All, which challenges students to think critically about what equity means and how attitudes, traditions, systemic practices and/or legal matters impede or support the concept that "All Means All." Submissions are due by 5 p.m. March 16.
Registration is open for the 9th annual Choose Respect Montgomery healthy teen dating conference, to be held noon to 4 p.m. April 15 at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville. Additionally, there is still time for students to enter this year's video PSA contest by submitting an original 1-minute video that raises awareness of dating abuse and domestic violence among teens.