Assignment Education

Girls on the Run Needs Coach

Girls on the Run is gearing up for the spring season and would love to have a team again at Urbana. Currently, two women are able to be assistant coaches one day a week, but a head coach and another assistant coach are needed. Practices and team meetings are planned for Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. Registration is open now, and the season will begin the week of March 19. Visit www.uespta.org for more information.

Elementary School Food Drive Planned

Centerville Elementary School (CES) and Urbana Elementary School (UES) plan schoolwide food drives beginning March 5 and continuing through March 13. The food drive culminates with a CES versus UES staff basketball game on Wednesday, March 14 at the Urbana High School Main Gym, 6:30 to 8 p.m. The entry fee is one canned food or hygiene item donation at the door. The game benefits the Urbana Food Bank and Blessings in a Backpack, Frederick.

WKMS Science Olympiad Team Excels

At the January FCPS Invitational Tournament, the Windsor Knolls Middle School (WKMS) team came in 5th place overall, and placed in the following events: 3rd place Crime Busters, 4th place Disease Detectives, 5th place Dynamic Planet, 5th place Ecology, 3rd place Fast Facts, 3rd place Herpetology, 4th place Hovercraft, 4th place Microbe Mission, 6th place Optics, 2nd place Potions & Poisons, 4th place Road Scholar, 6th place Rocks & Minerals, 4th place Roller Coaster, 4th place Solar System, and 6th place Towers.

The WKMS team, led by Mrs. Rhoades and Ms. Donaldson, will compete in the Central Maryland Regional Tournament on Feb. 24 at University of Maryland, College Park.

CES 2018-19 Teacher of the Year Named

At the Centerville Elementary School (CES) 4th & 5th grade Star Award Assembly, Jennifer Cofone was named CES 2018-19 Teacher of the Year. Cofone is a reading intervention teacher.

UHS Works to Compost Waste

Urbana High School has partnered with Key City Compost to pick up the school’s organic compost each week. Students are sorting their lunch waste, and the school hopes to divert at least 50 percent away from the landfill. The school is looking for volunteers in the cafeteria and monetary donations. Those interested in supporting the program are urged to contact Mrs. McCook at elizabeth.mccook@fcps.org.

Elementary Magnet Program Nominations Due

Designed for academically gifted students in grades 3 through 5, the Elementary Magnet Program is now taking nominations for the 2018-2019 school year. Students may be nominated for the magnet program by school staff, parents or jointly. Parents and teachers are encouraged to review information posted at www.fcps.org/advacademics. Teacher nominations, parent nominations and a completed Parent/Guardian Rating Form are due in the school office by March 1, 2018, so that tests can be given and information gathered to complete the nomination packet.

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