Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Winners from Gaithersburg include Goshen Elementary's Betel Tenna, Strawberry Knoll Elementary's Coronado Bolanos and Grace Harvey, along with a winner from the Montgomery County contest.
Three Gaithersburg area elementary school students separated themselves from more than 200 entrants in the 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Literary Arts Contest. The winners — Goshen Elementary School's Betel Tenna and Strawberry Knoll Elementary School's Coronado Bolanos and Grace Harvey — shared their winning essays Tuesday night with the Gaithersburg mayor and City Council. The students addressed the theme, “His Dream, iAct, We Change!” and the essays were judged and scored by members of the city’s Multicultural Affairs Committee and the Educational Enrichment Committee. Also sharing an essay was Gaithersburg Elementary School's Maya Walker, who also serves as the city's Junior Mayor. Walker was selected by Montgomery County as one of the …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Tell us what this holiday means to you and how you will celebrate?
Monday, Jan. 21, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For some, the national holiday honoring the prominent civil rights activist is a time to give back and serve the community, be it through removing graffiti or picking up litter in a local park. For others, it’s an opportunity to educate themselves about King and his life's work. And for others, it’s a time to just kick back and enjoy the prolonged weekend. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a countywide food drive to benefit Gaithersburg's Manna Food Center will be conducted at 27 Giant Food locations in Montgomery County on Saturday, Jan. 19, and Sunday, Jan. 20. Groups are encouraged to “adopt a store” for one or both days to help Manna collect food donations. More information about …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Victims were sprayed with fire extinguishers and then robbed of personal property Saturday near Gaithersburg middle and elementary schools, NBC Washington reported.
Three juveniles and an adult were arrested in two Gaithersburg robberies involving a fire extinguisher Saturday night, NBC Washington reported. The incidents happened minutes apart around 8 p.m. in the area of Gaithersburg Middle School and Gaithersburg Elementary School, according to the report. Police said the victims were sprayed with a fire extinguisher before the suspects robbed them, according to the report. All four suspects will be charged with armed robbery. Read the full story on NBC Washington.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Mayor Sidney Katz proclaimed the week of Oct. 21-27 to be Character Counts! week in the city of Gaithersburg.
Gaithersburg mayor Sidney A. Katz presented a proclamation Monday evening to Gaithersburg Elementary School principal Stephanie Brant, announcing National CHARACTER COUNTS! week for Oct. 21-27 in the city of Gaithersburg. "The CHARACTER COUNTS! program is an ethics education program that people of all cultures, races and religious affiliations can embrace," according to the city website. "We really do embrace the CHARACTER COUNTS! message we give to students each day," Brant said after receiving the proclamation on behalf of six other participating schools. "We're creating very kind citizens who will give back to the community." As part of the celebration, the city has planned several activities, including two already completed contests. …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Gaithersburg Elementary School principal Stephanie Brant rids normal homework for reading and delivered free books to adults and children twice weekly over the summer.
Reading is for everyone, and it's a message Gaithersburg Elementary School principal Stephanie Brant worked hard to convey to her students for the 2012-13 school year and community members during summer vacation. As part of a new intiative, Brant canceled what might be perceived as regular homework for her students in lieu of 30-minute-per-night reading assignments, according to a report by Fox 5. After a review of the homework assignments her students were completing, Brant determined they did not directly relate to what they were studying in the classroom, according to the report. Multiple reports including Fox 5 said Brant sought permission from Montgomery County Public Schools in order to implement the reading-only homework assignment …
Monday, June 11, 2012
Gaithersburg Elementary School students displayed original works of art in an exhibit Saturday at the Washingtonian Center.
Gaithersburg Elementary School fourth graders displayed original nature photographs and collages Saturday at the Washingtonian Center. Led by teaching artist Joanne Miller and in collaboration with the school's fourth grade teachers, the students participated in an in-school arts integration residency supported by a grant from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County. Miller provided the students with 30 digital cameras to photograph "the nature on school property and model ecosystems comprised of mammals, insects, plants and water elements to reinforce principles of the science and art curriculum and to develop an understanding of relationships in an ecosystem," according to an AHCMC press release. “Photography is one of the …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Fourth-graders from seven schools descend on Johns Hopkins's Rockville campus over two days of first-hand learning.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
The school provides Gaithersburg Elementary with Thanksgiving Food Baskets to help low income families who can't afford a big meal during the holiday season.
For many Gaithersburg Elementary School students, the prospect of not having a Thanksgiving meal is very real. Being a Title I school, 72 percent of students qualify for free or reduced price lunch, Gaithersburg Elementary administrative assistant Rosa Baxter said, adding many of those students struggle to eat on weekends. But thanks to a longstanding partnership with Darnestown Elementary, many Gaithersburg children will enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner. Each holiday season Darnestown Elementary holds a Thanksgiving Food Basket drive helping to provide all the fixings for a Thanksgiving dinner, PTA chairperson Kristen Crook said. “So many of our families can’t afford to go out and purchase huge Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, so we provide…