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Each year, National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15 to October 15 by celebrating the history, cultures, and contributions of Americans whose lineage is from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central or South America. Hear thoughts and quotes from Hispanic MCPS teachers, staff and administrators about what it means for them to be a role model for our students.
Montgomery County leaders from government agencies, schools, community groups and more gathered to show support for County Council Bill 27-19, the Racial Equity and Social Justice Act. Introduced by Council President Nancy Navarro, the Racial Equity and Social Justice Act will institutionalize the norms of equity and social justice into the work of county government.
After seven years of playing home games on the road due to school construction, the Wheaton Knights played their first home football game on their new state-of-the-art turf field this month.
Every MCPS school holds a Back-to-School Night for families at the beginning of the school year. Back-to-School Night is a great opportunity for parents to meet their child’s teachers, learn more about what your child will learn in class and find out other important information about school procedures and expectations.
The Montgomery County Board of Education will hold its business meeting on Sept. 10. Closed session will begin at 10 a.m. and public items will start at 12 p.m. Watch the meeting live on Comcast Channel 34, Verizon Channel 36 and RCN Channel 88.
Madeline Hanington, the 2019-2020 MCPS Teacher of the Year, has been named one of seven finalists for the Maryland Teacher of the Year Award. Ms. Hanington, staff development teacher Hallie Wells Middle School, is known for her dynamic and innovative teaching skills. The winner will be announced in October at the Maryland Teacher of the Year gala in Baltimore.
More than 164,000 students headed back to school Tuesday, September 3--a record number for the district. To help manage this growth, MCPS opened more than 130,000 square feet of new space. This includes the brand new Snowden Farm Elementary School in Clarksburg. Welcome back, students! Have a great school year.
The George B. Thomas, Sr. Learning Academy kicks off its 2019-2020 season of Saturday School on Saturday, Sept. 21. Saturday School is a low-cost tutoring and mentoring program that helps MCPS students enhance their mastery of core academic subjects. Students who are in need of additional academic support can attend sessions at one of 12 locations across Montgomery County. Classes begin on Saturday, Sept. 21 and will end in May. Registration is $40 for students who receive Free and Reduced-price Meals (FARMS) and $85 for non-FARMS students.