LPMS Artists in Youth Art For Healing Show
Lakelands Park Middle School (LPMS) National Junior Art Society students created eight large-scale paintings for Children’s National Medical Center in DC. Their artwork will be exhibited with that of almost 200 other student artists in a Youth Art For Healing 2019 Art Show and Reception on Wednesday, April 10, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Building. A Bethesda-based nonprofit, Youth Art For Healing brings “works of art created by youth into healthcare environments to provide a sense of comfort, inspiration and healing for patients and their loved ones, and healthcare professionals.” According to LPMS art teacher Lenore Hoover, LPMS is one of only two MCPS middle schools participating in the show.
‘Hello Dolly’ Takes QO Stage
Quince Orchard High School’s spring musical, “Hello, Dolly!” takes the QO stage April 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 7 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees on April 6 and 13. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for middle and high school students, and $6 for children and seniors.
RCES Variety Show Planned
Rachel Carson’s annual Variety Show is planned for April 12, 7 p.m. A grand total of 95 students will perform, presenting 37 acts. You’ll find everything from a kindergartner singing “Baby” by Justin Bieber to upbeat tempos from the cheer and hip-hop teams, and acts by ventriloquists, karate experts, gymnasts and impersonators. Tickets are $10 per family, $5 per person at the door. Flowers and concessions will be for sale. For more information, contact RCESvarietyshow2019@gmail.com.
General Assembly Approves Budget Supportive of Schools
The Maryland General Assembly approved the state’s $46.6 billion budget on March 25. Included is $255 million to help fund public schools. The capital budget includes over half a billion dollars for school construction.
Special Education Summit Planned
MCPS parents, staff and community members are invited to the sixth annual Special Education Summit, “Leading the Way Today, Partnering for a Better Tomorrow.” The summit will take place from 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 at Quince Orchard High School.
The keynote speaker is Lisa Dieker, Ph.D., Pegasus Professor and Lockheed Martin Eminent Scholar Chair, University of Central Florida, College of Community Innovation and Education. Dieker holds a Ph.D. in special education and curriculum and instruction from the University of Illinois.
The event is free and open to parents/guardians, educators and community partners. Childcare, a light breakfast and interpretation services are provided.