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Three area students from the local NAACP chapter of ACT-SO earned national medal status recently in San Antonio, Texas. The 40th annual national Afro-academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics or ACT-SO is a yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students.
Registration for the George B. Thomas, Sr. Learning Academy (Saturday School) is open. Saturday School provides academic tutoring and instruction with certified teachers in a nurturing and supportive environment. The program is in 12 school locations across Montgomery County and runs from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with breakfast provided at 8:00 a.m.
MCPS is in the process of removing the artificial turf field at Richard Montgomery High School and will replace it with a new organic infill field in the coming weeks. This post was updated on July 31, 2018 to include a statement delivered by Chief Operating Officer Dr. Andrew Zuckerman at the July 30 Board of Education business meeting.
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Registration continues through the summer for Prekindergarten and Head Start programs for children who will be 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2018. MCPS offers a free prekindergarten program in schools throughout the county for income-eligible families. This program gives children the skills and knowledge they need to be ready for kindergarten. This fall, MCPS will open an early childhood center at MacDonald Knolls. Classes on site will include early childhood special education classes and full-day Prekindergarten classes for income eligible four-year-olds. Additional sites throughout the county will also offer full-day Prekindergarten classes. Register today! Spaces are still available for the 2018-2019 program.
The athletic registration for fall sports is now available via the myMCPS Parent Portal. All athletes must be registered in order to be eligible to play.
Families, MCPS staff, and nonprofit organizations came together at Montgomery Village Middle School on July 16 to celebrate two of the school system's major summer programs: the Drive for Supplies and Summer Food Service Program. Drive for Supplies, now in its 19th year, has collected more than 95 tons of reusable school supplies. This summer, the Division of Food and Nutrition Services will provide 10,000 meals to students daily at no cost as part of the Summer Food Service Program. These programs underscore the district's mission to meet the needs of its families.
The Board of Education will meet Tuesday, July 17 for its regular business meeting. The closed session will begin at 12 p.m. with public items beginning at 2 p.m. The meeting will be live online and on MCPS TV (Comcast Channel 34 and Verizon 36).