Kennedy High Educator Named MCPS Teacher of the Year

Michael V. Williams, a resource teacher for the social studies department at John F. Kennedy High School, has been named the 2016-2017 MCPS Teacher of the Year and will now compete for Maryland Teacher of the Year. Mr. Williams, and other MCPS staff and community members, were honored at the annual Champions for Children awards celebration on May 3. The event was hosted by MCPS in partnership with the Montgomery County Business Roundtable for Education.

Teacher of the Year

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Sherwood Students Win Big with Video

Two Sherwood High School sophomores were named first place winners of the Teen Drive 365 video challenge sponsored by Discovery Education and Toyota. Tenth graders Matt Post and John Caporaletti made a video public service announcement that reminds new drivers to avoid distractions and pay close attention to the road. The students received a $15,000 scholarship, and they will also be a part of re-producing the video with a professional filmmaking crew before it is broadcast by the Discovery network channels in North America.

Teen Drive 365

Strathmore Pairs Professionals with MCPS Music Students

70 students from six east county middle schools recently worked with professional musicians from the American String Teachers' Association (ASTA) to improve their playing and receive coaching on concert repertoire. The students and their music teachers then provided a free concert April 21st at Paint Branch HS. This opportunity was Sponsored by the Music Center at Strathmore and was in partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Recreation and others.

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School Year Extended to June 20

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MCPS Choice Study Report

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Ethics Panel Opening

The Montgomery County Board of Education is seeking to fill one vacancy on its five-member Ethics Panel. Learn more here