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Israeli, Jewish & Arab Girls Soccer Team To Visit a Bethesda High School

Israeli, Jewish & Arab Girls Soccer Team To Visit a Bethesda High School

The following information was sent to us by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington:

On Tuesday, March 6, Jewish and Arab teens from the Mateh Yehuda-Beit Shemesh area of Israel (located between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv) will be talking with Walt Whitman High School students about a unique program that promotes coexistence and breaks down stereotypes between Jewish and Arab Israelis, paving the way for a more peaceful and secure future for their country. The Jewish and Arab teens have used soccer as a tool for communication, education and bonding in an environment where such opportunities for dialogue are rare. Though the teens live in villages minutes apart, this program provides the only opportunity they have to interact.

 In addition to talking with the Walt Whitman students about the program, they will spend an hour playing soccer with them at nearby Pyle Middle School field.

More than 120 Montgomery County Public Schools Honored for Performance

More than 120 Montgomery County Public Schools Honored for Performance

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Lt. Governor Brown Kicks Off "Read Across Maryland Month" With Dr. Seuss

Lt. Governor Brown Kicks Off "Read Across Maryland Month" With Dr. Seuss

 

The following information was sent to us by Marc Goldberg:

 

Today, Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown kicked off Read Across Maryland Month at the “Green Eggs and Ham” Breakfast at Harry Browne’s in Annapolis, where he read the story by Dr. Seuss to 62 second grade students from Eastport Elementary School. The breakfast is held each year by the Maryland State Educators Association (MSEA) begin Read Across Maryland Month.

Nominations Sought for Distinguished Teaching Award

Nominations Sought for Distinguished Teaching Award

The following information was sent to us by Cathy Menzel:

 

Frederick County Public Schools is accepting nominations for the Charles E. Tressler Distinguished Teaching Award.  Named for a former member of the Hood College faculty who encouraged young people to enter the profession of teaching, this award recognizes an FCPS teacher who has had a significant impact on young people. 

Board of Education Begins Naming Process for New School

Board of Education Begins Naming Process for New School

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5 Tips for Packing Lunch-on-the-Run Healthier

5 Tips for Packing Lunch-on-the-Run Healthier

School lunches are in the headlines quite a bit, these days. Most people are calling for the school lunch program to clean up its act and start feeding the nation’s children healthier fare. Truth be told, many people who brown bag it could stand to make their lunch healthier, as well. Whether packing lunches for school or work, there are ways to make them healthier.

“Sure, it’s easy to grab some junk food, throw it in a bag and call it lunch,” explains Jolly Backer, the chief executive officer of Fresh Healthy Vending (www.freshvending.com). “Problem is, if you do that repeatedly, there will likely be some negative health consequences, over time. Making healthier lunches may require a tad more time and thought, but in the end it will keep you feeling better.”

Here are five tips for helping to make lunch-on-the-go healthier:

Superintendent to Hold Spring Forums on Four Important Topics

Superintendent to Hold Spring Forums on Four Important Topics

The following information was sent to us by Montgomery County Public Schools:

Superintendent Joshua P. Starr will hold four forums this spring to discuss specific topics of importance to staff, students, parents and the community.