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Rock Creek Forest Elementary School held a STEAM Expo on Dec. 13. The expo featured many activities, including presentations by scientists and the Maryland Science Center. Students also got to present their inquiry projects.
Gaithersburg High School's BROTHERS, a student-driven mentoring program, got to visit with the National Hockey League's Stanley Cup on Dec. 12. The BROTHERS program assists high school males in their academic, social and emotional growth.
Superintendent Jack R. Smith will host a virtual community conversation to present his recommended FY 2020 operating budget at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18. As part of the presentation, Dr. Smith and MCPS staff will take questions from the community and answer them live. Questions may be submitted and via text message at 724-990-8433. Watch on the MCPS website and on MCPS TV (Comcast 24-HD 998, Verizon 36 and RCN 89) and in Spanish on Condado TV (Comcast 33, Verizon 35 and RCN 88).
The Montgomery County Public Schools Educational Foundation is celebrating 30 years of providing opportunities to students enrolled in MCPS. A Decennial Gala was held on Dec. 5 to celebrate the milestone.
The Maryland State Department of Education released new accountability report cards for every school in the state of Maryland on Dec. 4. The Maryland Report Card is designed to measure the success of schools and identify areas for improvement. All school report cards are available on the Maryland State Department of Education’s Report Card website, MdReportCard.org.
The Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Dec. 4 for its regular business meeting. The closed session will begin at 12 p.m. with public items beginning at 2 p.m. The meeting will be live online and on MCPS TV (Comcast Channel 34 and Verizon 36).
Newly elected members of the Board of Education Karla Silvestre and Brenda Wolff, and returning members Patricia O'Neill and Dr. Judy Docca were sworn in during a ceremony on Dec. 3 at the Carver Educational Services Center. The election of new officers of the Board will take place during the Board’s business meeting on Dec. 4.
In the latest MCPS Spotlight, we meet Seth Adams, the director of the Division of Construction, at the construction site for the new Seneca Valley High School. He shares why this school, once completed, will be a 21st-century school.