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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.
Nathaniel Tinbite, a junior at John F. Kennedy High School, and Zoe Tishaev, a junior at Clarksburg High School, are candidates for Student Member of the Board. Elections will be held on April 24.
MCPS has announced the winners of its third United We Learn contest.The district launched the contest in 2017 with the goal of providing students with 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.
The Board of Education will meet Tuesday, April 9 for its regular business meeting. The closed session will begin at 10 a.m. with public items beginning at 12 p.m. The meeting will be live online and on MCPS TV (Comcast Channel 34 and Verizon 36).
Would you like to teach rising MCPS juniors and seniors about your workplace and career field for three weeks this summer as part of the Summer RISE program? MCPS is still seeking hosts in all career fields, but have a particular need for those in health care, engineering, bioscience, law, and information technology. Summer RISE provides rising MCPS juniors and seniors with career-based learning experiences and helps employers to cultivate a talent pipeline.
The Annual Special Education Summit on April 27 will feature a keynote presentation from Dr. Lisa Dieker, provide information from community partners and county agencies and breakout sessions on a wide variety of parenting topics. This free event is co-sponsored by the MCPS Office of Special Education Parent Outreach Committee, Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) and the Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships.
Students from 10 MCPS high schools participated in the first-ever MCPS Business Pitch Challenge. The students were tasked with creating a business idea and pitching it to a panel of local entrepreneur judges.