Category: Education

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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…

Kids Unplug to Reconnect at Camp Tall Timbers

Photo | Camp Tall Timbers Local family owned and run, Camp Tall Timbers in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains offers summer camp sessions for kids ages seven to 16.

For Urbana resident Glenn Smith, Camp Tall Timbers has been a lifelong blessing. “I cannot begin to describe the impact that camp has had on my life,” he said. “The diversity of skills that I have gained and the many…

Assignment Education

Photo | Cara O’Connor Fifth grader Arun Mariappan won the Rachel Carson Elementary Spelling Bee on Feb. 21. He is pictured here with fifth grade teacher Mrs. Christine Troilo.

RCES Celebrates Reading Read Across America Week at Rachel Carson Elementary School (RCES) highlighted Dr. Seuss’ birthday with hallways full of Dr. Seuss inspiration. Parents and staff created beautiful posters that featured Dr. Seuss quotes and students from different classrooms.…

Congratulations to College-Bound Cougar Student-Athletes

Photo | Syl Sobel

Thirteen Quince Orchard High School student-athletes signed national letters of intent last week to continue their academic and athletic careers, including seven members of QO’s state champion football team. They are Daniel Pomerance (soccer, Shepherd University); Ronin Robertson (soccer, Frederick…

Girl Power: First-Year QO Assistant Track Coach Teaches Cougar Girls to Be Proud of Their Strength

During one of the Quince Orchard High School indoor track and field team’s first practices of the season last November, first-year assistant coach Larrissa Plummer prescribed a workout for the Cougars and knew immediately they weren’t quite “feeling it,” she…

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Photo | RCES PTA Joe Pritchard, co-owner of Pritchard Music Academy, was one of the volunteers honored with the Rachel Carson Hands Up Award on Feb. 5.

Hands Up Honors RCES Students, Volunteers Rachel Carson Elementary School (RCES) honored students and volunteers with the Hands Up Award on Feb. 5. The award is part of the school’s Character Counts program where students are selected by their teachers…

Northwest Athletic Director Honored by State Association

Photo | MCPS Athletics Dr. Jeff Sullivan, MCPS director of systemwide ahletics, presents the Athletic Director of the Year Award to Northwest Athletic Director Anne Rossiter on Jan. 17.

In the spring of 2017, Northwest High School won three state championships—baseball, softball and boys’ outdoor track and field—within a span of 24 hours. From Morgan State University in Baltimore, to the Cal Ripken baseball complex in Aberdeen, to the…

Summer Camp Preview: Fun and Learning at Local Schools

Photo | Submitted Club SciKidz Camp Jr. Chemist focuses on glues, brews and goos.

Would you believe it? With the cold temps and our recent blanketing of snow, it finally feels like winter—and it’s time to sign up for summer camp again. MoCo kids are fortunate to have a great variety of camps to choose…

Community Museum Focuses on Rocks, Minerals and Fossils

Photo | Courtesy of Gem, Lapidary and Mineral Society of Montgomery County Members of the Gem, Lapidary and Mineral Society of Montgomery County will have a table full of rocks to examine at the Discovery Days’ Rocks, Minerals and Fossils program.

This article originally appeared on CultureSpotMC.com. Karen Lottes, the Gaithersburg Community Museum’s program coordinator, is excited about the next installment of Discovery Days, a “series designed to stir the imagination and foster family involvement in a fun and stimulating environment.”…

Rainy Day Art Project

Winter is upon us, and it is the perfect time to be creative. One of our favorite projects around the Arts Barn this time of year is to make snow globes. You will need: Glass jar with a lid Epsom…