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Board of Education Approves Later School Start Times

February 18, 2015

Starting next school year, middle and high schools will begin 20 minutes later; elementary schools will start 10 minutes later and end 20 minutes later. The elementary school day will be lengthened by 10 minutes, with that time being used for lunch or recess.


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Thinking About Retirement?

February 18, 2015

Workshops for those considering retirement within two years are being held on March 3 and April 16. Discussion topics will include eligibility, health and life insurance, and taxes.


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Nominations Open for Counselor of the Year Awards

February 18, 2015

If you have a favorite school counselor, nominate them for this honor. Counselors from each level—elementary, middle and high—will be recognized. Applications are due April 2.


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“Selma” Brings Civil Rights to Life for Students

February 18, 2015

After the movie, students had an opportunity to share their thoughts with citizens who lived through the civil rights era in Montgomery County. In other school news, SELP students debate and SkillsUSA showcases student talent in career and technical education.


Honoring Contributions to Special Education
Honoring Contributions to Special Education

February 18, 2015

Nominations are now open for the Special Education Awards. Staff, students and parents can honor individuals and programs that have contributed to the success of special needs students. The deadline is March 15.


University of Maryland Offers Master’s Degree in Teacher Leadership
University of Maryland Offers Master’s Degree in Teacher Leadership

February 18, 2015

The program will allow elementary and middle school teachers to explore the relationships between science, math, technology and engineering. Also, inside, learn more about becoming a pupil personnel worker and a master’s degree program in middle school math.


Join Us in March to Quit for Good
Join Us in March to Quit for Good

February 18, 2015

If you’re been thinking about quitting smoking, now could be the time. Open to MCPS employees and their spouses, the next free tobacco cessation program begins on Tuesday, March 17.