For the fifth year, students at Ritchie Park Elementary School participated in national Bike to School Day. The school had 86 bikers and more than 100 walkers. Students who walked or biked were given breakfast bars, compliments of MOM’S Organic Market. Bikers entered a drawing to win 10 bike prize packs donated by the Safe Routes to School program. The event, coordinated by school media assistant Tracy Threefoot, was also attended by Rockville Mayor Bridget Newton and City Council Members Beryl Feinberg and Mark Pierzchala.
Lake Seneca Hosts Musician, Storyteller for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
In observance of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Lake Seneca Elementary School PTA hosted artist Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo for a special presentation, “Bamboo Jamboo.” Kikuchi-Yngojo is a musician, poet and storyteller who shared musical folktales from India, Cambodia, Vietnam and China. He reminded students to use their art to do good things in the world and to make good choices, such as being kind and showing love and compassion for others.
U.S. Army Trailer Inspires Students to Pursue STEM Careers
Earlier this month, an Army STEM trailer equipped with the latest technologies to protect the armed forces visited Damascus High School. Students learned about stem cell research; cybersecurity; SARAH, the Army’s newest robot; and safety equipment. Michele Werlin, the college and career information coordinator at Damascus, organized the exhibit with the support of Army Sgt. Mark Madden.