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The Montgomery County Board of Education will hold its business meeting on May 14. Closed session will begin at 10 a.m. and public items will start at 12 p.m. Watch live on Comcast Channel 34, Verizon Channel 36 and RCN Channel 88.
Summer school registration is under way for the high school regional summer school program. The high school program is open to all students who are residents of Montgomery County. The high school program will be offered at four locations: James Hubert Blake, Winston Churchill, Gaithersburg, and Northwood high schools. The first session runs from June 24–July 12; the second session runs from July 16–August 1. Parents should contact the summer school coordinator at their child’s school for information on the middle school program.
The 2019 Gaithersburg Book Festival will take place Saturday, May 18, on the grounds of Gaithersburg City Hall, 31 S. Summit Avenue in Gaithersburg.The festival features a great lineup of authors and activities for children of all ages. Several members of the MCPS community will be conducting readings at the festival, and there will be programs, workshops and activities in the Children’s Village that are designed to promote interest in reading and writing.
The Rocky Hill Middle School Archery Team has won the state title two of the last four years and has competed at the NASP National Tournament for the past four years. The team is busy preparing to compete at the national tournament again this year.
MCPS celebrated winners of its third United We Learn contest at a May 8 reception held at Westfield Wheaton. The district launched the contest in 2017 with the goal of providing students a creative, structured opportunity to explore topical issues and learn about the values of respect, diversity and civility. This year's theme, Schools of the Future, challenged students to design their dream classroom and think critically about how their physical environment affects their ability to learn.
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week and MCPS honors the tireless efforts of our educators and staff who help our students thrive. Parents and students, be sure to thank our teachers this week and let them know how much you appreciate all they do for our students!
Third-graders at Stedwick Elementary School spent the year learning to play the ukulele and creating original music and poetry. They recently held a performance at the school.
Read this important Op-Ed by Superintendent Jack Smith on MCPS’ efforts to address disparities in academic outcomes. The Op-Ed was featured in the Washington Post.