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Parents who want to register their child for an MCPS prekindergarten or Head Start class for the 2020-2021 school year can do so starting Monday, March 2. Children must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2020, and families must be income-eligible to apply.
Parents or guardians of children receiving special education and related services (such as speech, physical or occupational therapy, etc.) are asked to complete this year’s Maryland Special Education Parent Involvement Survey.The information you provide will help guide the state’s efforts in improving special education and related services in public schools. Complete one survey for each child receiving services. The survey is anonymous and can be completed online.The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, May 15.
The Montgomery County Board of Education will hold its business meeting today, Feb. 24. Closed session will begin at 2 p.m. and public items will start at 5 p.m. Watch the meeting live online or on Comcast Channel 34, Verizon Channel 36 and RCN Channel 88.
Vicky Kidder, a junior at Magruder High School, and Nick Asante, a junior at Richard Montgomery High School, are the finalists for the Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB). They were selected by students at a Feb. 12 nominating convention. Secondary students will cast their votes for next year’s SMOB on April 22.
The Board of Education voted unanimously to tentatively adopt a $2.805 billion budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. This includes an increase of $124.1 million from FY 2020. The budget will allow Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) to manage significant enrollment growth and focus on strategic investments to address disparities in student achievement.
Rock Creek Forest Elementary celebrated its 3rd annual Caring Week Celebration. The goal of Rock Creek Caring week is to remind students that kindness is free, it takes very little time to be kind, and that when we spread and share kindness and respect with others, we receive that back exponentially. Students also learned that kindness is contagious and that happiness is a choice that should be spread to others.
The Montgomery County Board of Education will hold its business meeting on Feb. 10. Closed session will begin at 9 a.m. and public items will start at 11 a.m. Watch the meeting live on Comcast Channel 34, Verizon Channel 36 and RCN Channel 88.
Hundreds of middle and high school student actors, dancers, singers and stage technicians showed off their talents and participated in a variety of workshops at the 2020 Theatre Festival. Students presented work, songs, scenes and monologues to their peers and to theater professionals.The event also included workshops on a range of topics. Students had the opportunity to hone and learn skills, including auditioning, sound design, movement, makeup, stage lighting, expressive singing, stage combat, performing Shakespeare, using wireless mics, and pursuing a career in theater.