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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.
Calling all middle school students: registration for the 2019 Career Readiness Summer Camps is now open! MCPS is sponsoring career exploration camps for all rising sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. Students will explore skilled and professional careers and match their career goals and interests with high school programs.
Two teachers have been named Rising Star Teachers of the Year by the Marian Greenblatt Education Fund. This award honors teachers with less than five years of experience whose creativity and enthusiasm encourages students to stretch themselves and achieve more.This year’s recipients are Brendan Kelly, an instrumental music teacher at Albert Einstein High School, and Virginia Pantella, a STEM teacher at Gaithersburg Middle School.
The Class Size Data Dashboard reports teacher-to-student ratios for elementary homeroom classrooms for Grade K-5. Dashboard data will be updated each quarter and this dashboard currently includes reporting data for three quarters.