Clarksburg Elementary School students got a chance to walk through history during the school day. On Nov. 20, the Clarksburg Historical Society set up a museum in Clarksburg’s original 1908 two-room schoolhouse, which is still located on the current school’s property. All students spent time in the schoolhouse during the day. The Clarksburg Historical Society provided history lessons to the students and the students spent time exploring on their own.
The school also held a Heritage Night in the evening for parents to learn about the history of the school with their children.
Rocky Hill Middle School Honors Veterans
As part of an annual Veterans Day celebration, Rocky Hill Middle School held a special breakfast and flag-raising ceremony to thank veterans for their service. The veterans had an opportunity to speak to students and share their experiences and thoughts on what it means to serve our country. The event also featured musical selections by Rocky Hill Middle School students.
Second Graders Sway to the Sounds at Strathmore
More than 12,000 MCPS second graders were treated to a performance by the National Philharmonic at the Music Center at Strathmore last week.
The Strathmore Student Concerts help build a love of music and reinforce the musical concepts students are learning in school. Students learned about the four families of instruments that make up an orchestra and had an opportunity to sing along and interact with the orchestra.
Viva Technology Day Inspires Students to Explore STEM Careers
More than 120 students from Col. Zadok Magruder High School, and Redland and Shady Grove middle schools participated in the ‘Viva Technology Day’ at Magruder HS on Nov. 13. The event was sponsored by Lockheed Martin and provided students with an opportunity to participate in a variety of exciting hands-on science and engineering activities. The students worked with engineers and college students to create wind turbines and build geodesic domes.
Sligo Middle School Keeps Kids Moving and Raises Money
Sligo Middle School held a Fitness Fun Day on Nov. 20 that included three activities to keep kids moving—basketball, running and dance. The event, sponsored by the PTSA, was a schoolwide fundraising event promoting fitness and school spirit, and raising funds for school programs.
Clopper Mill Given Super School Award
Clopper Mill Elementary School is the recipient of the Imagine Learning Super School award. The school was selected for demonstrating above and beyond enthusiasm and innovative use of the Imagine Learning program. The school won the award due to use of innovative technology. The program has been provided to students before and after school. The school was awarded a plaque and banner. Kaila Wiggins, a first grade teacher, runs the program.
Eastern Middle School Students Interview Former U.S. Attorney General
Earlier this month, two Eastern Middle School students traveled to Washington, D.C. to interview former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. The students were interviewing Mr. Holder as part of their C-Span Student Cam documentary video which investigates mass incarceration due to the war on drugs in the United States.
Matsunaga Students Sing National Anthem at Wizards Game
On Nov. 14, before the Washington Wizards tipped off against the Orlando Magic, the Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary School Safety Patrol group and choir sang the national anthem. They were joined by Officer John Johnson, Montgomery County School Safety Police Coordinator. The performance was part of Safety Patrol Night. The choir was directed by Teresa Potterton, the school’s music teacher.
Briggs Chaney Students Sign Pledge to Stay Away from Drugs and Alcohol
Briggs Chaney Middle School held a week of drug and alcohol abuse awareness activities. The school held a weeklong poster contest asking students to illustrate what keeps them away from drugs. Students also created a Red Ribbon banner and students signed a pledge, making a commitment to say no to drugs. Students also attended an assembly presented by an adolescent addictions counselor from Suburban Hospital’s Addiction and Treatment Center and all wore red to symbolize a showing of support for the program.
Tilden Middle School Students “Mix It Up” During Lunch
At Tilden Middle School students joined many more across the country in Mix It Up at Lunch Day, an event designed by Teaching Tolerance to foster respect and understanding in schools. Mix It Up encourages students to sit with someone new in the cafeteria for lunch to encourage a more inclusive environment. Tilden encouraged students and staff to sit together based on their birth month. This is one of many ways that Tilden fosters a climate of respect and acceptance.
Driving Simulator Shows Dangers of Distracted Driving
The Maryland State Highway Administration and the Montgomery County Police Department brought a driving simulator to Col. Zadok Magruder High School to give students a hands-on opportunity to learn about the dangers of distracted and impaired driving. Students took a turn at the wheel during the exercise, which seeks to raise awareness and change behavior and promote safe teen driving habits.
Literacy Night Gets Families Involved
Roberto Clemente Middle School hosted a fun-filled literacy night for students and families on Nov. 17. The event featured literary games and activities for the whole family.
Cannon Road ES, Springbrook HS Hold Fun Celebration
Cannon Road Elementary School was recently entertained by the Springbrook High School marching band. As part of a Halloween celebration at the school, Cannon Road students, staff and parents circled around the band on its outdoor field. Later in the day, the school held classroom parties and a dance with a DJ. Many children dressed up in costume, and staff members dressed up as letters and words, reinforcing the vocabulary that younger children are learning in class.