MCPS: 5 Things To Know For Thursday, January 5th

by MCS Staff

1. Application to 2023-2024 Montgomery Virtual Academy Now Open: The Montgomery Virtual Academy (MVA) application for the 2023–2024 school year is now open through Feb. 2. The MVA is a full-time virtual learning program for students in Kindergarten to Grade 12. The focus is to foster a safe, inclusive online learning environment that meets the individual needs of students in an academic setting where staff know their interests, and want to see them excel. Like other MCPS Choice programs, students can apply through ParentVue.

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2. Spring and First Semester Student Service Learning (SSL) Hours Due Friday, Jan. 6: Students who completed SSL hours during the summer and first semester are encouraged to submit the forms to their school’s SSL coordinator by Friday, Jan. 6. Students must earn 75 SSL hours to graduate. Students can find a variety of traditional in-person and virtual/remote opportunities on the MCPS SSL webpage.

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3. Reminder: Weekend Vaccine Clinics Are Open: As you settle into the new year, a reminder that free COVID-19 boosters are available at school-based weekend clinics for individuals 6 months and older. The bivalent boosters are designed to provide the most updated protection.

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4. Student Spotlight: Paint Branch High School 11th grader and Air Force JROTC cadet, Malik Aremu is one of 26 students from across the country selected for the prestigious Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF) Summer 2023 Flight Academy. This scholarship program is intended to inspire and encourage high school youth toward aviation careers. Upon successful completion, participants will earn a private pilot’s license and receive college credits.

Thirteen Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students have been named recipients of full-tuition, four-year college scholarships from the Posse Foundation. The Posse program identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential that may have been overlooked by traditional college selection processes. Students Selected.

5. MCPS In the News: Four MCPS coaches have been named 2022 All-Met Coaches of the Year by The Washington PostPeg Keiller, girls’ soccer coach at Quince Orchard High School, Kellie Redmond, girls’ cross country coach at Thomas S. Wootton High School, Prasad Gerard, boys’ cross country coach at Poolesville High School, and Michelle Hunsicker-Blair, girls’ golf coach at Poolesville High School.


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