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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

Fighting for Funding

May 6, 2015

Local and state officials, community leaders, parents, and educators gathered at Walter Johnson High School May 5 to urge Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Jr. to fully fund public education.

Hundreds Attend College Prep Fair

May 6, 2015

More than 200 people attended the fourth annual MCPS College Preparation and Scholarship Fair on Saturday, May 2, at the Universities at Shady Grove.

Honoring the Work of MCPS Teachers

May 4, 2015

May 4–8 is Teacher Appreciation Week and MCPS is honoring all of the educators and staff who help MCPS students thrive.

5th Grade Challenge A Big Hit

April 22, 2015

The third annual “Are You Up to the Fifth Grade Challenge?” event was held on Monday, April 20 and featured three local celebrity contestants answering questions straight from the MCPS Grade 5 curriculum.

Family Reading Experience

March 25, 2015

Strathmore Elementary School hosted a fun-filled reading night for students and families on March 23.

Wootton High Namesake Honored with Historical Marker

March 23, 2015

Students and staff from Thomas S. Wootton High School led an effort to have a Maryland Historic Roadside Marker placed near the school to honor the school’s namesake, Thomas Sprigg Wootton.

Young, Professional and Ready to Network

March 19, 2015

More than 600 MCPS high school juniors gathered at the 14th annual Young Professionals Conference March 17 to network with business professionals, learn about a variety of careers and pick up valuable skills from mentors.

Student Entrepreneurs Compete for Funds

March 13, 2015

Academy of Finance students at Paint Branch High School presented business plans to a panel of judges as part of the school’s “Why Not Me” entrepreneurial contest.

Community Shares Input at Public Forum

March 6, 2015

Nearly 100 MCPS parents, staff and community members gathered March 4 at two public forums to share their thoughts and ideas on the priorities and leadership qualities the next MCPS superintendent should have.

A Civil Rights Lesson at the Movies

February 6, 2015

Students at Benjamin Banneker Middle School were given an opportunity to attend a free screening of the film “Selma.”

MCPS Students Experience the Arts

January 16, 2015

More than 3,000 third grade students from 27 Title I schools recently attended a free performance of “101 Dalmatians” at Imagination Stage.

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MCPS Opens New Food and Nutrition Center

January 14, 2015

The MCPS Division of Food and Nutrition Services held an opening ceremony for its new state-of-the-art food and nutrition center on Jan. 12.