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September 10, 2013

Happy Trails

BillMillsA retirement reception will be held for Bill Mills, who retired in June as photographer after 46 years with MCPS. The celebration will be held from 3–6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27 in the cafeteria at Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Dr. in Rockville. RSVP by Sept. 20 to Carole Thompson.

Honors for School Plant Operations Staff

Each year, the Division of School Plant Operations presents Most Valuable Team awards to one school at the elementary, middle and high school levels, along with one administrative/special school location. The awards are given based on inspection results, team attendance records, recognition team evaluation and commitment to students.

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This year’s recipients are: Great Seneca Creek Elementary School, John Poole Middle School, Col. Zadok Magruder High School and Thomas Edison High School of Technology.

Recognition was also given to more than 70 employees who had perfect attendance during the 2012–2013 school year. Four employees were also honored for having three or more consecutive years of perfect attendance. They were: Charles Achille, building service assistant manager at John F. Kennedy High School; Gregory E. Kelley, building service assistant manager at Watkins Mills Elementary School; Gary D. Washington, building service worker at Olney Elementary School; and Thomas R. Thoma, plant equipment operator at Herbert Hoover Middle School.

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Congratulations to the winning schools for contributing to the “Got Paper?” recycling contest during the month of June. MCPS recycled 598 tons of paper during the contest this year, resulting in an increase of 75 tons over June 2012 and an increase of 202 tons over June 2011. Each ton (2000 pounds) of recycled paper can save 17 trees. The winners were judged in two categories: most tons of paper recycled and most pounds per person (PPP) of paper recycled. The winning schools are:

Most paper recycled:

  • Gaithersburg High School, 15.05 tons
  • Herbert Hoover Middle School, 6.35 tons
  • Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary School, 4.5 tons

Most pounds per person

  • Gaithersburg High School, 13.05 pounds per person
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, 12.6 pounds per person
  • Candlewood Elementary School, 14.89 pounds per person

Procurement Award

For the second consecutive year, the Division of Procurement has received the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award from the National Procurement Institute, Inc. This prestigious award recognizes organizations that demonstrate excellence by achieving a high score based on standardized criteria designed to measure innovation, professionalism, productivity, e-procurement and leadership. The MCPS Division of Procurement is one of six government agencies in Maryland and one of 23 school districts in the U.S. to receive this award.

People on the Move

The Board of Education made two administrative appointments at its Aug. 21 and Sept. 10 business meetings:

Kimberly A. Bloch-Rincan, coordinator, Student Service Learning and Volunteer Programming, Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships, and

Dr. Sally Dorman, coordinator, Division of Psychological Services


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