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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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Geography Comes to Life at Rock Creek Forest ES

June 10, 2016

Fifth grade students at Rock Creek Forest Elementary School are practicing an activity using Skype that helps them expand their perspective of the world and learn about different communities while having fun.


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Mill Creek Towne ES Hosts Juneteenth Celebration

June 8, 2016

Students, staff and parents gathered at Mill Creek Towne Elementary School on June 6 to learn about the emancipation of slaves in the United States and the importance of Juneteenth—the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.


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U.S. Secretary of State visits Blair HS

June 3, 2016

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited with students at Montgomery Blair High School June 1 to discuss ocean protection and other environmental issues.


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Graduation Season Under Way

June 2, 2016

The 2016 high school graduation season began Friday May 27. More than 10,000 MCPS students will receive diplomas in commencement ceremonies.


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Students Shine at 2016 MCPS Theatre Festival

May 6, 2016

Hundreds of high school student actors, dancers, singers and stage technicians gathered at James Hubert Blake High School to hone their skills and share their talents at the fifth annual MCPS Theatre Festival.


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Kennedy High Educator Named MCPS Teacher of the Year

May 4, 2016

Michael V. Williams, a resource teacher for the social studies department at John F. Kennedy High School, has been named the 2016-2017 MCPS Teacher of the Year and will now compete for Maryland Teacher of the Year.


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5th Grade Challenge A Big Hit

April 13, 2016

The fourth annual “Are You Up to the Fifth Grade Challenge?” event was held on Monday, April 11 at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring and featured four local celebrity contestants answering questions straight from the MCPS Grade 5 curriculum. The contestants won $10,900 in grants for local schools from the MCPS Educational Foundation, […]


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Hundreds Attend College Prep Fair

April 13, 2016

Hundreds of students and parents attended the fifth annual MCPS College and Career Preparation Expo on Saturday, April 9, at Montgomery College. Parents and students talked with representatives from colleges and universities and attended breakout sessions on a variety of topics including financial aid, dual high school/college enrollment, college for students with disabilities, technology education […]


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Choose Respect Conference Highlights Healthy Teen Dating

March 24, 2016

More than 400 teens, parents, and community advocates came together Sunday, March 20, at the Choose Respect conference at Richard Montgomery High School. Sponsored by Verizon, Montgomery County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, Montgomery County Public Schools, and many more the event drew attention to the issue of physical and emotional abuse by a dating partner and […]


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Young, Professional and Ready to Network

March 16, 2016

More than 500 MCPS high school juniors gathered at the 15th annual Young Professionals Conference March 15 to network with business professionals, learn about a variety of careers and pick up valuable skills from mentors.


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Literacy Comes Alive at Briggs Chaney Middle

March 4, 2016

Students at Briggs Chaney Middle School read their original poetry and stories during a literacy celebration on March 4, which included an audience of their peers, parents and administrators. The event, which was coordinated by teacher Jenise Leach, also recognized the birthday of Dr. Seuss.


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Students Show Their Skills

February 19, 2016

The 2016 SkillsUSA Regional Competition was held at Thomas Edison High School of Technology on Feb. 17.


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Coffee, Reading, and Dancing Connects Parents to School

February 17, 2016

During the “Second Cup of Coffee” event at Glen Haven Elementary, parents have an opportunity to meet with the principal and staff, read the book of the month with their children, and strengthen their connection to the school.


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Courage is Colorless

February 11, 2016

February is Black History Month and MCPS students are engaging in a variety of activities to learn about and celebrate the contributions of African Americans.


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Students Become Civility Ambassadors

December 14, 2015

Twenty-eight students at Briggs Chaney Middle School learned about conflict resolution and community building during two days of training conducted by Community Matters, an organization that works to improve the social-emotional climate of schools and communities across the nation. The students, who will now serve as Safe School Ambassadors, will work together to enhance the […]


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Preparing for Life After High School

December 14, 2015

Students at Wheaton High School have developed a new course that will provide their peers with critical skills that are essential to life beyond high school. The course, Life 101, is designed to introduce students to pragmatic skills for life and develop their interpersonal skills to help prepare them for college and career. Specific skills […]


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MCPS Students Display Artwork at U.S. Capitol Building

December 14, 2015

More than 20 MCPS students had an opportunity to showcase their artwork at the U.S. Capitol Building on Dec. 2. The exhibit was organized by Youth Art for Healing, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring works of art created by youth into healthcare environments to provide a sense of comfort, inspiration and healing […]


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Student Leaders Meet with Board of Education

December 14, 2015

Nearly 50 student leaders from MCPS secondary schools met with members of the Board of Education, Interim Superintendent Bowers, and senior administration. The students shared their thoughts and offered ideas to help the board as they set their priorities for the year. Students discussed a variety of topics including testing, budget cuts, technology and school […]


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A Celebration of Latin Dance

November 25, 2015

Dozens of energetic high school dancers took the stage at the Music Center at Strathmore to represent their schools at the 16th annual Latin Dance Competition on Nov. 23.


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Youth Summit Addresses Teen Concerns

November 25, 2015

Students at Damascus High School engaged with more than 40 expert presenters to discuss and learn about a range of important social-emotional topics.


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MCPS Spotlight: Game Changers Group

November 24, 2015

The latest edition of the MCPS Spotlight features a conversation with Chester Hardy, a counselor at A. Mario Loiederman Middle School, about the Game Changers group.


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MCPS in the News

November 3, 2015

Check out the latest press releases, news headlines and video stories about MCPS.


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NAACP Parents Council Holds Kick-Off Meeting

October 8, 2015

The NAACP Parents’ Council held its annual kick-off meeting on October 5.
The event brought parents and MCPS staff together to discuss and share best practices to foster parent engagement.


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MCPS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage

October 6, 2015

It is National Hispanic Heritage Month and MCPS schools are celebrating this period with a variety of activities and events.


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Sligo MS Students, Staff Learn About the Environment

September 30, 2015

Sligo Middle School hosted the “S”TEAM Sligo Community Day Festival, an event to bring together staff, students and the community to learn more about the outdoor environment surrounding the school.