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Nominate a parent for advisory council Nominate a parent for advisory council
08/13/2008

Parents, your involvement is needed to help strengthen parent engagement and communication between families and the school system. Nominations of parents to serve on the MCPS Parent Advisory Council for 2008–2009 are being accepted until Sept. 15. Participating on the Council is a great way for parents to contribute to the decision-making process at the district level.

Construction projects nearing completion Construction projects nearing completion
08/13/2008

As summer draws to a close, 14 major construction projects are nearing completion and will be ready for the opening of school. They include eight classroom additions, four gymnasiums, one school-based health center and site work at Richard Montgomery High School. The projects add up to about 211,835 square feet of new construction and about 35,665 square feet of interior renovation. Thirteen other projects are ongoing.

 

Back-to-School fair is Aug.16 Back-to-School fair is Aug.16
08/12/2008

MCPS will kick off the 2008–2009 school year with a Back-to-School Fair on Saturday, Aug.16, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., on the grounds of Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville. Coordinated by the Department of Communications’ Division of Family and Community Partnerships (DFCP), the fair will feature something for everyone—from information and resources for parents to activities and entertainment for children.

Register international students Aug. 12 Register international students Aug. 12
08/11/2008

Families from foreign countries relocating to Montgomery County can attend the International Student Admissions Office open house Aug. 12 to register their students for school and learn more about the school system. Students also can register throughout the summer and school year. Last year, the office served 6,462 students from 171 countries.

International office enrolls foreign students International office enrolls foreign students
08/07/2008

Throughout the summer and school year, the International Student Admissions Office (ISAO) enrolls students from foreign countries relocating to Montgomery Countyand helps orient their parents to the school system. The office also assists U.S. citizens coming from foreign schools. During the 2006–2007 school year, ISAO served 6,462 international students from 171 countries.

 

Students plan for future at symposium Students plan for future at symposium
08/06/2008

About 50 MCPS students networked with peers and mentors, learned about resources for college and began to develop a long-term career vision at the Washington, D.C. Hispanic Youth Symposium July 23–26 at Trinity University. The event, attended by students from several counties, included competitions for scholarships from the Hispanic College Fund. Another group of MCPS students attended a similar symposium at Towson University earlier in the month.

 

Congrats to Biology Olympiad winners Congrats to Biology Olympiad winners
08/06/2008

The four-member Team USA—including two MCPS students—took home gold medals at the International Biology Olympiad held in Mumbai, India. Fifty-five nations competed in the event. This was the youngest group of U.S. biology students to be sent to the international competition. The USA Biology Olympiad is sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Education.

Students turn classroom into Narnia Students turn classroom into Narnia
08/05/2008

ESOL students at Sherwood High School helped create a new world earlier this year. Teacher Marcus Tompros and paraeducator Nancy Lesnick received a grant to transform their classroom into Narnia as students read C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. For a culminating project, students planned and acted out their scenes with costumes, lighting, music and memorized lines. They also prepared essays on topics of their choice.