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Student Artists Showcased at Glenview Gallery in March

Student Artists Showcased at Glenview Gallery in March

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Tips for Choosing Heart-Healthy Snacks

Tips for Choosing Heart-Healthy Snacks

February is known as Heart Month in American, and for good reason. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in America. Each day, across the country, roughly 2,200 people that die from the disease. It’s also the leading cause of disability across the country, preventing people from working and living their lives as they would like to. With this in mind, it’s a good time to pay attention even to the little things that can either help or hurt the heart.

“Snacks may seem like trivial things, overall,” explains Jolly Backer, the chief executive officer of Fresh Healthy Vending (www.freshvending.com). “But if you think about it in terms of a year, you will end up eating around 400 to 750 snacks per year, if you have one or two per day. That really adds up and can make a big difference in your heart health.”

Board of Education Opposes Shifting of State Pension Costs to Local Government

Board of Education Opposes Shifting of State Pension Costs to Local Government

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Board of Education Approves $2.13 Billion Budget Request

Board of Education Approves $2.13 Billion Budget Request

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MCPS Graduates Score College-Ready On Advanced Placement Exams

MCPS Graduates Score College-Ready On Advanced Placement Exams

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Superintendent Starr to Hold Student Town Hall Meeting Tomorrow

Superintendent Starr to Hold Student Town Hall Meeting Tomorrow

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Superintendent of Schools Joshua P. Starr will hold his third Student Town Hall tomorrow, February 7, 2012, at Thomas S. Wootton High School. Dr. Starr will answer questions from students in the studio audience as well as questions submitted in advance by email and Twitter. The event, hosted by Alan Xie, the student member of the Board of Education, will be webcast live atwww.mcpsstudenttownhall.org and broadcast live on MCPS TV, Comcast channel 34. 

Montgomery County Middle School Choir To Perform At National Choral Conference

Montgomery County Middle School Choir To Perform At National Choral Conference

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For the first time ever a Montgomery County Public Schools choral ensemble has been selected to perform for the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) National Middle School Choral Conference in Dallas, Texas on February 29, 2012. ACDA is the premier choral society in the United States.

Members of the auditioned Chamber Choir at A. Mario Loiederman Middle School for the Creative and Performing Arts in Silver Spring, will be flying to Texas on February 28 joining 8 other nationally selected choral ensembles performing for choral directors from across the United States.