Washington Grove Elementary School celebrated its 125th Anniversary with games, presentations and a family picnic on June 2. More than 100 alumni, parents, community members, and former and current staff members attended the event. In recognition of the school’s 125 years of outstanding service, June 2 was declared Washington Grove Elementary School Day in the City of Gaithersburg and the 3rd District of Montgomery County. Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman presented the school with a Proclamation and County Councilmember Sidney Katz presented a certificate of appreciation. State Senator Roger Manno from Legislative District 19 delivered a Resolution from the Senate of Maryland, and the District 19 delegation provided an Official Citation from the Maryland General Assembly.
Student Playwrights Present Their Work at Festival
Two MCPS students had their plays produced at the Young Playwrights Festival at Baltimore Center Stage last month. They also enjoyed workshops with professionals. The students and their works are:
UNTITLED (GUINEA PIG PLAY), by Patrick Kirwin, Grade 11, Albert Einstein High School
Summary: Rufus knows from experience that people are not to be trusted. To keep them locked up, they’ve been fed a diet of lies about the outside world. Pablo, his roommate, thinks he’s just being paranoid, but Rufus is determined to escape and find out for himself. The truth is out there.
DISPLACED, by Julianna Gross, Grade 11, Sherwood High School
Summary: Jodie lives her life by the numbers. When her father falls ill, she naturally retreats into her world of logic and mathematics. Sometimes, the longest journey is just a few steps down the hall.
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White Oak Students Explore Variety of Careers
White Oak Middle School held a Career Day to give students the opportunity to explore career options so they can begin thinking about their varied interests. Representatives from 25 professions were on hand to give presentations to more than 600 students introducing them to their respective career fields and answer questions about what they do and what type of education and training the job requires. More than 25 guests spoke on a variety of career options, including: civil engineering, veterinarian, attorney, military officers, law enforcement, writer, musician and air traffic controller.
Ritchie Park Students Participate in Bike to School Day
For the fourth year, Ritchie Park Elementary School in Rockville participated in the national Bike to School Day event last month. The school had 67 bikers and more than 100 walkers. Students who walked or biked were given stickers and breakfast bars, compliments of Trader Joe’s. Bikers entered a drawing to win five bike prize packs donated by the Safe Routes to School program. The event was coordinated by school media assistant Tracy Threefoot.