Category: Education

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…

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…

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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…