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Three MCPS Students Named Presidential Scholars

From Montgomery County Public Schools:

Tomorrow: Annual Youth Summit On Technology!

Tomorrow: Annual Youth Summit On Technology!

 Date:      Saturday, May 7, 2011 

Time:     7:30am-4pm
Where:  Charles H. Flowers High School

                10001 Ardwick-Ardmore Road

                Springdale, MD  20774


The 14th Annual Youth Summit on Technology is sponsored by the Patriots and Chairman and co-partner Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker.   Mr. Baker will also be the keynote speaker at our luncheon activity and will emcee the Patro-Tech Game Show/Social Media Jeopardy. 

Morning Sessions:

MCS Recognizes Professionals who Promote Healthy Meals

From Montgomery County Schools:

Troy, NC:   Preparing healthy school meals, teaching healthy nutrition habits, and offering a friendly greeting are all in a day’s work for the 50 school nutrition employees in Montgomery County Schools.  The non-profit School Nutrition Association celebrates this professional commitment with School Nutrition Employee Week, May 2-6, 2011. The week is an opportunity for parents, students, school staff and communities to thank those who provide healthy school meals to more than 32 million children each school day.

Stratford University, Falls Church Campus Hosts Spring Career Fair 2011

Stratford University, Falls Church Campus Hosts Spring Career Fair 2011

Stratford University, Falls Church Campus
Hosts Spring Career Fair 2011

WHO:          
Stratford University community; prospective and current students; graduates
                       
WHAT:         
Spring Career Fair 2011

Join Stratford University’s Falls Church campus for its annual Spring 2011 career fair. Attendees will be able to meet with local employers to learn about job opportunities, as well as learn about various programs the university offers including Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Culinary Arts, and Hospitality Management.

Admission is free of charge and open to the public.

Some of the companies in attendance:

It's Not Too Late to Be on a Team to Win a Laptop

It's Not Too Late to Be on a Team to Win a Laptop

14th ANNUAL YOUTH SUMMIT ON TECHNOLOGY

Date:     Saturday, May 7, 2011 

Time:      7:30am-4pm

Where:    Charles H. Flowers High School

              10001 Ardwick-Ardmore Road

              Springdale, MD  20774

Cutting Calories Just Got Easier with Fresh Healthy Vending

 Cutting Calories Just Got Easier with Fresh Healthy Vending

When it comes to maintaining a healthy weight, calories in versus calories burned is everything! Losing simply comes down to using more calories than you take in. But did you realize that taking in just 50 calories less per day can lead to an effortless five-pound weight loss per year? It’s true! A pound is equal to 3,500 calories, so if you use 50 calories less per day than you take in, you will drop a pound approximately every two months. And cutting calories on the go just got a lot easier!

“A lot of people are looking for ways to cut calories and get healthy, and now we have an option that will support them in doing so,” explains Jolly Backer, the chief executive officer of Fresh Healthy Vending (www.freshvending.com). “Our machines offer the healthy snack and drink options that people want but have had a difficult time finding on the go, up until now.”

How Handwriting can Improve Your Kid's IQ

How Handwriting can Improve Your Kid's IQ

??B 4 u rd any further grab ur kid’s cell & hide it. (LOL). You may not have to resort to such dire tactics but an October 6, 2010 article in The Week titled,” How Writing by Hand Makes Kids Smarter” indicated that handwriting can improve your child’s IQ.

The article notes a study by University of Wisconsin psychologist Virginia Berninger, who found that writing activated sequential finger movements, which engaged short-term memory, thought and language sectors of the brain.

On a superficial level, those with excellent penmanship were also deemed smarter than those with illegible handwriting, according to Steve Graham, a professor of education at Vanderbilt University. He also noted that neatly written essays on standardized tests like the SAT merited higher scores as well.

On the flipside, technology has made it all too easy to become lax in constructing a sentence and even spelling a simple word. Many cellphones and computers now do the work for us.