Category: Education

Pritchards Lobby Congress for Music Education in Public Schools

Joe Pritchard and his daughter, Olivia, recently joined with fellow members of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation to lobby Congress for funding music education in public schools. Photo | Submitted

“Nobody doesn’t love music,” said Joe Pritchard, who firmly believes in the value of instilling that love in children as part of a well-rounded education. He acknowledged that such thinking is also intrinsic to the future of his business, Kentlands’…

QOP Teen Supports Refugee Children With KindWorks

Photo | Submitted For her mitzvah project, QOP teen Maddie Lubin collected balls, books, beach towels and more for refugee children as part of the KindWorks Summer Fun program.

When Quince Orchard Park (QOP) resident Maddie Lubin collected 65 balls, 75 books, 20 beach towels and an assortment of bubbles, jump ropes and other toys for kids ages 3 through 16, it all added up to more than just…

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Photo | Rachel Carson Elementary School PTA Randy Aleshevich, vice principal at Rachel Carson Elementary, does the floss at the fifth-grade promotion ceremony on June 7. Mr. Aleshevich will be principal intern at Ronald McNair Elementary School in Germantown next year. Ronald McNair Assistant Principal Amanda Dali will join the administration at Rachel Carson next year.

MCPS Honors Retirees The Board of Education and Superintendent Jack R. Smith honored 652 retirees at the MCPS annual retirement recognition ceremony and reception on June 6 at Richard Montgomery High School. Certificates of appreciation were presented to the retirees…

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Photo | Submitted The Quince Orchard High Class of 2019 graduated on Friday, May 31 at D.A.R. Constitution Hall. More than 10,500 MCPS students will receive diplomas this year.

School Counselor of the Year at QO David Mullaney, school counselor at Quince Orchard High school, was recognized as a 2019 School Counselor of the Year by the Montgomery County Board of Education on May 30. Mullaney was one of…

SIUMC Awards Dream It, Be It Scholarships

Photo | Pam Schipper Young women in the Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls program were recognized at the Soroptimist International of Upper Montgomery County (SIUMC) 55th Annual Gala Fundraiser.

Ten Quince Orchard High School and six Gaithersburg High School scholarship winners were recognized at the Soroptimist International of Upper Montgomery County (SIUMC) 55th Annual Gala Fundraiser on Sunday, April 28, held at the Gaithersburg Hilton. The young women were…

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Photo | Submitted Quince Orchard High’s Jeanne McCormack is School Psychologist of the Year.

QO’s Jeanne McCormack Named School Psychologist of the Year Jeanne McCormack, school psychologist at Quince Orchard High School, was recently named the Maryland School Psychologists’ Association 2019 School Psychologist of the Year. During her six years with Montgomery County Public…

Panda Programmer Camp Is IT

Photo | Submitted Last summer, Panda Programmer campers and instructors had fun with coding and more.

This camp is IT. In a world increasingly powered by IT acumen and computer-generated wizardry, Panda Programmer has  attracted kids who want to learn that coding magic. Gaming fans, many kids dream of designing their own. Founded by Kentlands resident…

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Photo | Submitted LPMS artists gave their paintings to Youth Art For Healing Director Jan Paprimeister on March 15. Pictured are (L to R) Natalia Garcia, Kayla Murphy, Yan Liu (LPMS art teacher), Fiona Murphy, Lenore Hoover (LPMS art teacher), Hannah Berl, Bella Hanson, Jan Paprimeister, Samantha Vert and Yosely Rojas.

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…

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Cheer Clinic Planned The Quince Orchard Varsity Cheer team hosts a Cheer Clinic for kids in elementary school, beginning Tuesday March 26 and running through Friday, March 29, 5 to 6:30 p.m. each day at Quince Orchard High School. The…