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MCPS is expanding its world language experience programs to more elementary schools, using community volunteers. This program consists of weekly face-to-face lessons, led by a bilingual volunteer, and weekly access to the language through an interactive online platform.
Members of the Silver Spring Links Inc., including Board of Education members Dr. Judy Docca and Ms. Brenda Wolff donated more than 80 books and snacks to students at Rolling Terrace Elementary. Now in its second year the program featured the book Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller which tells the story of a child who learns to be kind to another who has been bullied.
smART Summer is a free visual art summer camp for students in grades 1-5 . The camp is offered in partnership with the MCPS Summer RISE program. Rising high school juniors and seniors are provided an opportunity work with veteran teachers to explore the field of art education as a viable college to career pathway.
Hundreds of students, families and community members received free, donated school supplies at the 20th annual Drive for Supplies. The program is a collaboration between MCPS and Learn Shop, Inc.
Nathaniel Tinbite was sworn in as the 42nd Student Member of the Montgomery County Board of Education on July 8. Tinbite, a senior at John F. Kennedy High School, was elected to the position by middle and high school students and will serve on the board for the next school year. He succeeds Ananya Tadikonda, a 2019 graduate of Richard Montgomery High School.
MCPS needs your help to raise funds to purchase backpacks for students in need for the 2019-2020 school year. For $10, a student in need is provided with a new backpack filled with school supplies. July is a critical fundraising month. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to Give BACKpacks!
The 20th Annual Drive for Supplies event will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 15 at Argyle Middle School. Students, parents and organizations that support children are invited to shop for new and gently used school supplies for the next school year. The program not only benefits children in need but works to protect the environment by repurposing usable items that otherwise end up in landfills.
More than 200 MCPS middle school students are participating in a career readiness summer camp. The camp is an opportunity for students to explore careers and match their goals and interests with high school programs.