In preparation for the upcoming holiday season, the Amazon Fresh store in Chevy Chase stocked Westland Middle School’s Westland Cares Pantry, an onsite food pantry that provides support to local students and families in need. In addition to donating hundreds of items requested by the Westland Cares team, including healthy food, beverages and everyday household items, the Chevy Chase Amazon Fresh store presented an $5,000 Amazon gift card for supplemental and future needs. Watch a video about the program.
MCPS, KID Museum to Expand Partnership
MCPS and the KID Museum in Bethesda recently announced an expanded partnership that will support 7,500 elementary and middle school students. Through the partnership, students will receive hands-on experience in the sciences, which combines technical skill building with creative problem solving and social-emotional skill development. Watch the video.
2020 Mark Mann Award Winner Honored
Rosa Parks Middle School Principal Jewel Sanders, the 2020 winner of the Mark Mann Excellence and Harmony Award, was recently awarded the plaque at her school. Due to the pandemic, she was not recognized during an Administrators and Supervisor, so leadership worked with her staff to surprise her during an 8th grade town hall meeting at the school.
The Mark Mann Award is presented annually to an MCPS administrator who has shown exceptional performance in promoting academic excellence, positive human relations and community outreach.
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