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Students in the Academy of Information Technology at Wootton High School recently participated in mock interviews. Members of the business community interviewed students and gave them feedback to help them prepare for future internship and job interviews.
Members from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) volunteer in many MCPS high school and middle school classrooms providing an important "real world" association to the STEM subjects students are studying. The volunteers are primarily retired AAAS members with a wide variety of backgrounds from microbiology to mathematics.
The Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations and MCPS will be hosting a series of community conversations to discuss safety and security in schools. Topics will include enhancements made to the school buildings such as access control systems and visitor management systems to emergency procedures and mental health supports for students. Dates, times and locations are in the flyer.
Note: the first Community Conversation is Feb. 21, 7-8:30 p.m. at Carver Educational Services Center
Parkland Magnet Middle School seventh-graders are participating in the STEM opportunity of a lifetime. Teams created science experiments to be tested in a microgravity environment. The winning team's experiment will be headed to the International Space Station.
The Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Feb. 12 for its regular business meeting. The closed session will begin at 10 p.m. with public items beginning at 12 p.m. The meeting will be live online and on MCPS TV (Comcast Channel 34 and Verizon 36).
Seven Poolesville High School students and three Eastern Middle School students were honored at the Maryland State House for honors and awards they received at the 2018 National History Day Competition in June. In order to participate at the national level, students had to place at Maryland History Day, a program of Maryland Humanities. Working in groups, students create original documentary films, exhibits, performances, research papers or websites exploring a historical topic of their choice on an annual theme.
Montgomery Blair High School social studies teacher Kenneth Smith will teach a hip hop history and culture course at the school beginning in the fall of 2019. The class is the first of its kind in the county.
Juniors in Rockville High School's AP Language and Composition class presented the exhibit "Migrate with Us: Through the Journeys of Those Living in Montgomery County" at the Beall-Dawson House as part of a collaboration with Montgomery History. .