A. Mario Loiederman MS in the News

LMS in the news:


  •  MCPS Approves Designs for A. Mario Loiederman's Performing Arts Center Additon 


Click here to read the article in Bethesda Magazine about Loiederman's new Performing Arts addition 

Click here to view the architectural plans for the Performing Arts Addition 



  • MCPS announced the winners of its first ever United We Learn: Combating Hate through the Arts contest, during the Board of Education’s 

May 22 meeting. Click here to read the article.

Click here if you would like to see the video.


  •  “MCPS Launches Student Contest to Combat Hate” 

Two of our students Momore A.(grade 7) and Mason L.(grade 7) participated in the Contest to Combat Hate Video for MCPS! Watch the video here:




—Groundbreaking Project Launched by Partnership: The Highwood Theatre and
A. Mario Loiederman Middle School for the Creative and Performing Arts—




October 25, 2013

Hundreds of 7th grade students from A. Mario Loiederman and Gaithersburg middle schools participated in exciting hands-on science activities during the 5th annual Frontiers in Science and Medicine Day on October 25.science fun at Johns Hopkins University.


December 9, 2012, Washington Post, The Scene, by Rebecca D'Angelo

Honoring the Best in Business, The Washington Business Hall of Fame Awards Dinner recognized the evenings laureates and raised funds to support Junior Achievement of Greater Washington's financial literacy programs.

Junior Achievement of Greater Washington students Justin Spates,12, Alexis Alvarez, 14 and Evelyn Chirino, 14 collect business cards for a giveaway.


December 12, 2012

Montgomery County students to study with members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Music education will soon hit a new note in Montgomery County.

Next year, students at 23 schools will get a chance to study with members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

The BSO is an internationally recognized and Grammy-Award winning ensemble. And starting next month, some members will be taking on another role---they'll be sharing their expertise with local students

Read more: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2012/12/montgomery-county-students-to-study-with-members-of-the-baltimore-symphony-orchestra-83061.html#ixzz2EyakQs00



November 27, 2012 MCPS Bulletin Renowned Composer Visits Loiederman Middle School

Internationally known composer and conductor Jim Papoulis, who has worked with talents such as Aretha Franklin, Snoop Dogg and Christina Aguilera, held a workshop for choral students. He is working with the students to create a commissioned piece, which will be performed next June by students in a concert at The Music Center at Strathmore.  


Loiederman Middle Students Create Music with Famous Composer, MCPS home page

International composer Jim Papoulis recently conducted a workshop with A. Mario Loiederman Middle School students. Papoulis is developing a commissioned piece for the school, and during the workshop, the students helped compose the text and score of the special song. In the spring, more than 200 student performers will host a concert at the Music Center at Strathmore featuring Papoulis’ music.

Ocober 5, 2012 Gazette.net Montgomery County communities come together to create greener schools 

An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but Green Apple Day can make a school healthier, too.


September 29, 2012 MCPS Home Page, Green Apple Day of Service at Loiederman Middle School  

On September 29, 2012, students, teachers, and community members around the world will participate in the Center for Green Schools’ first Green Apple Day of Service...


August 08, 2012 Gazette.Net:Youth sports, Montgomery County 

The A. Mario Loiederman Middle School (Silver Spring) boys soccer team was undefeated, finishing with a 5-0 record. They scored 19 goals while yielding only six...


June 2012  Nicole Sosik new Loiederman Principal (effective July 1)

April 26, 2012 Voices in Education: Eupil Muhn   Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online
Job title: Eighth-grade English teacher, A. Mario Loiederman Middle School, ... Eupil Muhn is an English teacher at A. Mario Loiederman Middle School, ...

March 27, 2012 The Bulletin, Exhibit Features Middle School Artists

Students from 11 middle schools participated in the 2012 Invitational Middle School Art Show, designed to showcase the talents and creativity of middle school artists. The theme of the show was Images from Observation & Imagination...


March 20, 2012

Chris Guerra, digital music teacher at A. Mario Loiederman Middle School, has been named Outstanding Music Teacher of the Year by the Maryland Music Educators Association. His choral ensembles have received numerous superior ratings at the county and state levels, and Guerra recently won a spot on the national stage for the school’s flagship ensemble, the auditioned Chamber Choir.

Check out the video too!


March 5, 2012 Adventure Theatre's Play Contest Winners

Adventure Theatre's 10 Minute Anti-Bullying New Play Contest Winners are Announced!  1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from our school!


February 28, 2012 MCPS Teachers Win Excellence Awards from Greenblatt Education Fund

Four MCPS teachers have won the 2012 Excellence in Teaching Awards from the Marian Greenblatt Education Fund. Eupil Muhn is an English teacher at A. Mario Loiederman Middle School. He was chosen as the winner of the Rising Star Teaching Award for his excellent work in helping his students achieve...


February 22, 2012 Gazette.Net Voices in Education Christopher Guerra   

Christopher Guerra is the choral music director and digital music teacher at A. Mario Loiederman Middle School for the Creative and Performing Arts in Silver Spring. He was interviewed at the school February 15, 2012.. 


February 15, 2012 Excel Beyond the Bell program gives middle-schoolers a jump-start on life skills
Four days a week, students at Argyle Middle School have an opportunity to stay after school and continue learning.
More time at school might seem like an “opportunity” middle-schoolers would choose to ignore, but nearly half of the Silver Spring school’s 769 students are enrolled in Excel Beyond the Bell, a pilot program organizers hope gives students quality activities and inspires success.
The program, which is also offered at Roberto Clemente Middle School in Germantown and A. Mario Loiederman Middle School in Silver Spring, began in the fall and will run through May 24. It is offered to students in grades six through eight... 

Anonymous Do-Gooders Bring Smiles to Staff, Students
A group of students are doling out random acts of kindness to teachers and their fellow students.


 December 30, 2011  Secret group provides random acts of kindness at Silver Spring middle school

Students line up for early morning donuts, a surprise presented to each students and staff member at Mario Loiederman Middle School in Silver Spring on Dec. 23. Wheaton Donuts Inc., which operates several Dunkin' Donuts franchises, donated the treats at the request of The Transformers, a secret group of student leaders dedicated to performing random acts of kindness at the school. 


 November 23, 2011  Silver Spring middle school choir sings its way to Dallas  

 The Chamber Choir of A. Mario Loiederman Middle School for the Creative and Performing Arts in Silver Spring has been selected to perform at the American Choral Directors Association National Middle School Choral Conference in Dallas from Feb. 29 through March 3, 2012.


November 8, 2011 Excel Beyond the Bell

An after-school program being piloted at three middle schools offers students activities in the arts, sports, leadership and science and technology.


November 7, 2011 Noah Chiet on Channel 4 News

LMS student Noah Chiet was featured on Channel 4 News regarding his upcoming performances of "A Christmas Carol", at Fords Theatre.

Click on link to watch this video.


November 7, 2011 Channel 9 News features Loiederman Middle School as a Cool School. This video features our very own Ms. Carson, Bethany Argueta, and Ellijah Cole. Click here to watch the video Cool Schools


October 20, 2011 Lights on after school

Click on the link to watch this video.


June 14, 2011 Program Honors 23 Students for Achievement and Community Service

Twenty-three MCPS students are being honored by the National Carson Scholars Fund, a non-profit organization that promotes academic excellence and humanitarian qualities. The Carson Scholars Fund chose eight MCPS students—ranging from fifth graders to high school juniors—as first-time recipients of the honor, which awards them with a $1,000 college scholarship. Madeline Harlow, Grade 8, A. Mario Loiederman Middle School was a first time winner this year.



March 22, 2010 Best of the Web Awards: 2010

Finalists Announced The Best of the Web Awards recognizes the best web sites created and maintained by MCPS webmasters and presents them as models of best practices in web communications. The ideal MCPS web site is useful, informative, and easy to use. It is not necessarily the most visually sophisticated or technically advanced.


March 12, 2010 Frontline Issues and Advocacy, Maryland State Education Association Weekly Newsletter

News and Events - Vote online to keep this Maryland school running
Roxy Flores, an 8th grade student at Loiederman MS is a finalist for Pepsi's $250k Refresh Grant. The grant would fund 2011-2012 teacher salaries, but only if it receives the most votes between now and March 31, 2010...


March 5, 2010 MCPS, I Teachers and Their Students
The teachers who were interviewed for this project have demonstrated success in meeting MCPS targets for ensuring successful completion of Algebra I by the end of eighth grade. Their students were also interviewed and reflected on ways their teachers helped them be more successful and, in many cases, how they gained more confidence in their abilities. Click the link above to watch a video of Ms. Burrows (LMS Algebra teacher) and some former LMS students.


 March 1, 2008 Pepsi Grant

Rockzana Flores applied for a $250,000 Pepsi Refresh Grant and on March 1, Pepsi announced that her grant was a finalist. This grant is for teacher salaries for school year 2011-2012 for ALL three of the Middle School Magnet Consortium (MSMC) schools. The $250,000 grant receiving the most votes between March 1 and March 31, 2010 will WIN the $250,000 grant!!! You can vote for this grant once a day ~ every day! http://www.refresheverything.com/msmc Your votes can make a difference!


February 23, 2010Maryland Politics Watch

My Response to the Washington Post
By Eric Luedtke
We are 12,000 people who have dedicated our professional lives to helping the children of our community achieve. We are the elementary school teachers who take your child’s hand on their first day of kindergarten, and the high school teachers who shake it as they walk across the stage at graduation...


January 26, 2010 The "More" Child
Extreme giftedness, re-forming education, homeschooling, parenting and more…as seen from the Washington, DC suburbs.
The Middle School Magnet Consortium rocked it: Where was CAP? Where was Eastern’s Humanities Magnet? Nowhere. Guys, you HAVE to do better. Check out the webpage on student advocacy that has been put up on the Loiederman school website.


January 2010 Gifted & Talented Association of Montgomery County (MD)

Middle School Magnet Consortium
Loiederman Middle School has created an entire landing page to showcase their students' advocacy on behalf of the MSMC...


Click here to read more.

Eighty-five MCPS Educators Attain National Board Certification in 2009
Total Number in MCPS Now Reaches 528
Loiederman ESOL Teacher, Tricia Meyer Viladegut, was one of only eighty-five educators in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) who achieved certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) in 2009.  


Click here to read more.

Parents argue cutting magnet programs would be ‘worst thing possible'
Three schools could see changes if MCPS does not get full funding from county

by Melissa J. Brachfeld Staff Writer
LMS PTSA President Kelley Eiskant (interviewed for this article) teamed up with other MSMC PTSA Presidents and parents to convince the county Board of Education to preserve full funding for its magnet programs next school year.  

2010 Montgomery County Priorities

For the 2010 Legislative Session
Montgomery County Office of Intergovernmental Relations, page 2
Support a Statewide allocation of at least $250 million in public school construction funds and an allocation to Montgomery County that reflects the relative size of its school system and backlog of recognized needs...

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