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Verizon's Innovative Learning Initiative is providing more than 3000 new iPads to students at Argyle, Forest Oak and Neelsville Middle Schools. The partnership provides free internet access for students, as well as technology-infused teacher training.
MCPS parents and students are invited to attend the fall open house at Thomas Edison High School of Technology on Oct. 15 from 6 p.m.—8 p.m. High school students at all MCPS schools have the option to apply for enrollment in one of Edison’s 18 career and technology programs.In addition to providing valuable professional certifications and licenses, students also may earn college credit. At the open house, teachers, students, business and industry partners will be on hand to answer questions and showcase the work done in the programs.
The external review was released Monday October 7, 2019 in a letter to the full MCPS community. Following an assault at Damascus High School in October of 2018, MCPS took immediate steps to enhance the safety and security of students participating in athletic and extracurricular programs and commissioned an external review. The goals of the external review included identifying measures that MCPS can take to improve school culture, as well as existing policies, procedures, and practices and to ensure that high schools across the District provide a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment for students. Read the full report and/or a summary below.
If you missed the series of High School Preview Nights, an additional event has been scheduled to provide an overview of various programs available to high school students.Saturday, October 12, 2019-Paint Branch High School (9:00 - 10:30 a.m.) Regional/countywide programs will also host open houses in October for interested students and parents/guardians. For a complete list of high school regional/countywide application programs; Frequently Asked Questions; and open houses for high school regional/countywide programs, visit the website below.
The First Black and Brown Forum for Educational Equity and Excellence will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 15.The event, which is being hosted by the NAACP Parents’ Council and Identity, is set for 7–9 p.m. at Gaithersburg High School.The forum will bring together Montgomery County education stakeholders, advocacy partners supporting the Black and Brown Educational Equity Coalition, and other community leaders for a discussion of evidence-based solutions to create better educational outcomes for students of color in MCPS.
The Montgomery County Board of Education will hold its business meeting on Oct.8. Closed session will begin at 10 a.m. and public items will start at 12 p.m. Watch the meeting live on Comcast Channel 34, Verizon Channel 36 and RCN Channel 88.
Did you know? Seneca Valley High School is opening a larger school in the 2020-2021 school year to alleviate overcrowding at Clarksburg and Northwest high schools. The Board of Education will make a decision about boundaries in late November 2019. Due to the overlapping timeline, all students interested in Seneca Valley’s application-based programs should apply by Nov. 1, regardless of whether they are in or out of the school’s current boundaries.
Montgomery County Public Schools celebrated International Walk To School Day on Wednesday, October 2nd. Community leaders gathered at Arcola Elementary School in Silver Spring to join in the festivities and help promote pedestrian safety, the value of exercise and healthy habits.