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What high school programs should Montgomery County Public Schools offer in the future to best support college and career readiness? Be a part of the future! MCPS wants to hear from you about what programs you want made available at your local school and throughout the district. The district will hold the final session in a series of community conversations for parents/guardians to discuss high school programs. The event will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Paint Branch High School.
Nathaniel Tinbite, a junior at John F. Kennedy High School, has been elected the Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) for the 2019-2020 school year. His term begins on July 1, 2019.
Three teachers have been named finalists for the 2019–2020 MCPS Teacher of the Year Award by the Marian Greenblatt Education Fund. They are: Maura Backenstoe, kindergarten teacher at Burning Tree Elementary School; Madeline Hanington, English content specialist and teacher at Hallie Wells Middle School; and Teak Bassett, social studies teacher at Clarksburg High School. The teachers, along with other MCPS employees and partners, will be honored for their extraordinary work as part of the annual Champions for Children Awards Celebration. The MCPS Teacher of the Year will be named during the event on April 25.
The Board of Education has asked the Superintendent of Schools to hire a consultant to do an in-depth review and analysis of how existing school and cluster boundaries support or impede the effective use of school facilities in MCPS. There will be four Community Conversation style public meetings to aid in gathering input regarding the scope of work for the consultant, the framework for the assessment of the district’s school and cluster boundaries, and how the consultant will focus their efforts and analysis.
The Montgomery County Board of Education will hold its business meeting on April 12. Closed session will begin at 8:30 a.m. and public items will start at 10 a.m. Watch live on Comcast Channel 34, Verizon Channel 36 and RCN Channel 88.
The Montgomery County National College Fair will be held April 1 and 2 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. The fair will be held 9:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on April 1, and 9:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on April 2. College readiness and financial aid workshops will be held 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on April 1. The event is free and open to the public.
Hundreds of students, youth service providers, educators and parents came together at Richard Montgomery High School for the 10th Annual Choose Respect Montgomery conference. The purpose of the conference is to promote respect in dating relationships and raise community awareness about the prevalence of teen dating violence.
On April 10, community members participated in a community conversation, "Future-Proofing the Next Generation," sponsored by the KID Museum. Author Daniel Pink led panelists, including Superintendent Jack Smith, thought leaders and industry experts, in a discussion about the skills, aptitudes, and mindset our children will need to succeed in a rapidly-changing economy--and how we can build a strong, diverse future workforce.