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Final Community Dialogue on Choice Study Scheduled for May 5

April 27, 2016

MCPS will host this final meeting for those who wish to discuss the vision of choice in the district and the recommendations by Metis Associates, who recently released a study of choice and other special academic programs.


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June 21 Celebration Set for Larry Bowers Retirement

April 27, 2016

The event will be held at The Music Center of Strathmore. Details to come soon. Also inside, see which principal won this year’s Mark Mann Excellence and Harmony Award; the Board of Education makes nine administrative appointments; and In Memoriam.


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Five Questions … With Susan Schmidt, Media Assistant, Wood Acres Elementary School

April 27, 2016

Susan Schmidt inherited a gregarious nature and love of libraries from her mother. Her life is filled with books, laughter, and her upcoming year as president of the United for Libraries organization. She’s training to be a volunteer at the African American Museum of History and Culture and runs a four-week summer camp at the National Cathedral’s Beauvoir school.


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School News

April 27, 2016

More than 80 string orchestra students from six middle schools were mentored by professional musicians and performed a concert at Paint Branch High School. Sligo Middle School was named a National Green Ribbon School, and the Keeping It Safe Coalition celebrated nearly 200 students who participated in their 12th annual video contest.


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Make Plans to Attend the Gaithersburg Book Festival on May 21

April 27, 2016

The event features an exciting list of authors, workshops and activities for children of all ages. The event is free and open to the public. Also inside, get information on a May 7 event that will help students in Grades 6–10 and their parents prepare for college.


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Have You Taken the Wellness Initiative for 2017?

April 27, 2016

To receive a 2 percent rate reduction on the total cost of health insurance, be sure to complete a biometric health screening and an online health risk assessment by October. Also, inside, get information on a four-week educational program on diabetes during the month of June.