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Edison students shine in skills competition Edison students shine in skills competition
02/10/2009

Thomas Edison High School of Technology hosted this year’s Regional SkillsUSA Competition. Students from Montgomery and Prince George’s counties competed in more than 25 different career and technical events. First, second and third place winners from each event will compete at the state level March 21. Edison’s 19 professional career and technical education programs are available to students from all Montgomery County high schools.

Neelsville MS students dive into robotics Neelsville MS students dive into robotics
02/09/2009

Neelsville Middle School sixth grade science teacher Cindy Connolly and three students helped create a national training video on how to build Sea Perches—remotely operated underwater vehicles that enable students to learn about robotics and engineering. All students in sixth grade science are building the vehicles. This is the second year Neelsville received a grant from the Office of Naval Research aimed at encouraging students to consider careers as engineers, naval architects or scientists.

Watch Board meeting February 9 Watch Board meeting February 9
02/09/2009

The Board of Education's business meeting will be webcast and cablecast live starting at 10 a.m., Monday, February  9. You need the free Windows MediaPlayer on your computer to view the meeting and you can watch on TV on Cable channels 34 (Comcast), 36 (Verizon), and 89 (RCN)

 

Student leaders win college scholarships Student leaders win college scholarships
02/05/2009

MCPS seniors have won 13 of this year’s 51 Posse Scholarships—four-year, full-tuition scholarships worth more than $100,000 each. The Posse Foundation, a college access and youth leadership program, identifies leaders from urban schools and sends them in multicultural teams (posses) to some of the nation’s top colleges. More than 1,200 high school seniors were nominated for the prestigious scholarship this year.

Class of 2008 sets new AP records Class of 2008 sets new AP records Video story icon
02/05/2009

The Paint Branch High School Class of 2008 led the nation in the percentage of African American graduates who earned a 3 or higher on the Advanced Placement (AP) World History exam, exemplifying improved participation and performance districtwide. More than 46 percent of the class of 2008 scored a 3 or higher on at least one AP exam while in high school—more than triple the national average and double the state average.

Celebrating Lunar New Year at Matsunaga ES Celebrating Lunar New Year at Matsunaga ES
02/03/2009

Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary School students dressed in costume and performed during the school’s Lunar New Year Celebration Jan. 23. Matsunaga was one of a number of  schools that celebrated the 2009 Lunar New Year, which began Jan. 26. It’s the Year of the Ox—the sign of prosperity through fortitude, hard work and patience.

Watch budget worksession Feb. 3 Watch budget worksession Feb. 3
02/03/2009

The Board of Education's FY 2010 Operating Budget Worksession will be webcast and cablecast live starting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 3. You need the free Windows MediaPlayer on your computer to view the meeting and you can watch on TV on Cable channels 34 (Comcast), 36 (Verizon), and 89 (RCN)

Attend summer activities fair Feb. 12 Attend summer activities fair Feb. 12
02/02/2009

Parents are invited to explore summer opportunities for students on Thursday, Feb. 12, from 7–8:30 p.m. at Richard Montgomery High School. Local and regional providers will be on hand to talk about summer camps, programs and activities for students in kindergarten through grade 12. Parents can meet program staff, pick up applications and get information on financial assistance.