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This Week’s News in English and Spanish

Check out this week’s edition of the MCPS News in 90 and Noticias en 90 for a summary of the latest MCPS news, events and highlights.

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Featured News Stories

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Blair STEM Students Build Submarines

December 16, 2014

Engineering students from Montgomery Blair High School, in collaboration with the United States Navy, are getting hands-on experience building underwater drones called Sea Gliders.


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Recruiting the Best

December 11, 2014

MCPS has launched a new initiative to increase the diversity of its teacher workforce.


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MCPS Students Continue to Excel on AP Exams

December 3, 2014

MCPS students took 33,662 Advanced Placement (AP) exams in 2014—an all-time high—and nearly 74 percent of those exams earned a college-ready score of 3 or higher.


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Superintendent Hosts Student Town Hall at Sherwood High

December 2, 2014

Students at Sherwood High School asked about academic programs, extracurricular activities and other school-related policies during Superintendent Joshua Starr’s second Student Town Hall event of the school year.


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A Celebration of Dance

November 26, 2014

Dozens of energetic high school dancers took the stage at the Music Center at Strathmore to represent their schools at the 15th annual Latin Dance Competition.


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MCPS Hosts PARCC Night for Parents

November 25, 2014

More than 250 MCPS parents gathered at Gaithersburg High School Nov. 24 to learn more about the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers—or PARCC—state tests.


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Supporting Latino Youth

November 25, 2014

Nearly 100 people attended a community forum on Nov. 19 at Kennedy High School sponsored by MCPS and the Montgomery County Office of Community Partnerships.


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Beating the Odds

November 24, 2014

Two MCPS students were recently honored by the Children’s Defense Fund for overcoming obstacles and being successful in school and in life.


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Master Weaver Visits Bel Pre ES

November 19, 2014

Kwasi Asare, Master Kente Weaver and president of Dento Mills Royal Kente Weaving, Inc., visited Bel Pre Elementary School on Nov. 17.


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Strathmore Student Concerts Turn 10

November 19, 2014

Designed to enhance the MCPS 2nd grade music curriculum, the Strathmore Student Concerts is celebrating 10 years of bringing live classical music to children.


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Saturday School Celebrates 28 Years

November 13, 2014

The George B. Thomas Learning Academy celebrated its 28th anniversary at an awards ceremony and gala on Nov. 11 at the Universities of Shady Grove.


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MCPS Students Design and Build New Home

October 31, 2014

The 2,500-square-foot house, located at 3718 Munsey St. in Silver Spring, was designed and built completely by MCPS students who are a part of the Construction Trades Foundation program.


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Scientists for a Day

October 27, 2014

Hundreds of 7th grade students from Earle B. Wood and Roberto Clemente middle schools participated in exciting hands-on science activities during the annual Frontiers in Science and Medicine Day on October 24.


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Nobel Prize Winners Wow B-CC Audience

October 23, 2014

Dr. Thomas Schelling, 2005 Nobel winner in Economics and Dr. William Phillips, 1997 winner in Physics were VIP guests at an assembly Wednesday, Oct. 22 at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School.


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Holocaust Survivors Bring History to Life

October 23, 2014

Seventh grade students at Eastern Middle School heard first-hand accounts from four Holocaust survivors who visited their school as part of the Portraits of Life: Holocaust Survivors of Montgomery County program.


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Strathmore Student Concert Series Delights

October 22, 2014

The annual Strathmore Student Concert series kicked off this week, with more than 11,000 MCPS Grade 5 students visiting the music hall in North Bethesda.


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Key Middle Celebrates Environmental Leadership

October 9, 2014

Representatives from the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools Program visited Francis Scott Key Middle School Oct. 8 to recognize the work the school has done to promote environmentally sustainable best practices.


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NAACP Parents Council Holds Kick-Off Meeting

October 8, 2014

The NAACP Parents’ Council held its annual kick-off meeting Oct. 6, bringing together parents and MCPS staff to discuss and share best practices to foster parent engagement.


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Class of 2014 Excels on SAT

October 7, 2014

The MCPS Class of 2014 earned a combined average SAT score of 1650, a two-point increase over the previous year.


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Dyan Harrison named AP of the Year

September 25, 2014

Dyan Harrison, an assistant principal at Gaithersburg High School, has been named the Maryland Assistant Principal of the Year by the Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals.


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Download the New MCPS Mobile App

September 24, 2014

The app will provide direct access to content available on the MCPS website, including information about schools, the school year calendar, lunch menus, and the Board of Education.


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Promoting Pedestrian Safety at School

September 18, 2014

MCPS is partnering with the Montgomery County Department of Transportation to raise awareness of the risks of distracted walking and other dangerous pedestrian behaviors.… more


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Welcome Back Students!

August 26, 2014

More than 154,000 students headed back to school Monday, August 25, representing an enrollment increase of about 2,800 students over last year.T