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MARYLAND'S 2nd Annual Video Gaming Conference Sat Dec.11 8:30 - 1:30 Grades5 - 12

MARYLAND'S 2nd Annual Video Gaming Conference Sat Dec.11 8:30 - 1:30  Grades5 - 12

WHAT: This 1-day conference for 5th-12th grade students promises to educate and motivate students who seek information on how to crack into the video gaming industry.  From creation to marketing industry experts will introduce students to the various aspects of video game design, programming…and of course play!  With fun, food, and door prizes you don’t want to miss out on this experience.

 

WHO:                                    WORKSHOP - GAMES - FOOD - PRIZES

Musical to be performed at Potomac Middle School

Musical to be performed at  Potomac Middle School

The Potomac Middle School Drama Club is presenting the musical “Dear Edwina” on Thursday, Dec. 9 and Friday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. The musical is the culminating event of an after school residency program from a grant the school received, Art for a Change, from the Lorton Workhouse Arts Center.

“The residency program provides young performing artists an opportunity to audition for and rehearse a musical theatre production over the course of nine weeks,” said Caren Hearne, arts education program specialist at the Workhouse. “The program provides students with the opportunity of working with professional performing artists and instructors to not only expand their theatrical knowledge, but also implement life skills such as organization, time management and problem solving that are inherent in everyday life.”

MCPS Parent Academy - Refresh Your Algebra Skills with the Math Dude

  • Where: 18909 Kingsview Rd, Germantown, MD 20874
  • Date: October 27, 2010
  • Time: 7:00pm–8:30pm
  • Brush up on your algebra and learn a few tips on how to help your child with algebra. Led by Mike DeGraba, The Math Dude, from the MCPS instructional TV series.

  • Features: Free
  • Price: Free

One of Nation's Best, Montgomery County Public Schools Wins $250,000 in College Scholarships

   Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) was named one of the five best urban school districts in the nation Tuesday by the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, earning $250,000 in college scholarships for graduates from the class of 2011.

   MCPS is the first district from Maryland or the Washington D.C. area to be selected as a finalist for the Broad Prize in Urban Education, which is the largest education award in the country.

   Out of the five school districts up for the award, Gwinnett County (Ga.) Public Schools was selected as the 2010 winner of the Broad Prize, earning $1 million in college scholarships.

Study Touts Economic Integration In Md. Schools

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) ? A new study shows low-income students in Montgomery County perform better when they attend affluent schools instead of schools with high poverty.

Human Rights Office Announces Annual Contests For Students to Highlight Human Rights Day

The Montgomery County Office of Human Rights (OHR) is sponsoring essay, poster and video contests for students -- with the theme “The Faces of Human Rights, Then and Now” --  in conjunction with its annual Human Rights Day Celebration. 

Participation will be open to all students who attend Montgomery County public schools, as well as private and parochial schools in the County, children who are home-schooled and students living in the County and attending school elsewhere.

Winners will be announced at the annual Human Rights Day celebration on Friday, December 10, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Montgomery College, Rockville Campus, Arts and Theatre Building.

Graduation Rate Rises to 90 Percent for Class of 2010- Rate Jumps for 24 of 25 MCPS High Schools

The graduation rate for Montgomery County Public Schools increased to 90 percent in 2010, spurred by dramatic gains among the district’s African American students. The graduation rate for the MCPS class of 2010 showed an increase of more than 2½ percentage points over the Class of 2009, with African American students gaining more than 4 percentage points.

“This is outstanding news for our district. More of our students are graduating on time with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful,” said Patricia O’Neill, President of the Montgomery County Board of Education. “Congratulations to the students, parents and staff that made these results possible.”
   The MCPS graduation rate of 90 percent is 3.4 percentage points higher than the rate for the state of Maryland (86.6 percent).