School Notes: School Board Approves Preliminary Plans for Two Elementary Schools Expansions

Plus: MCPS STEM showcase scheduled; Bullis to receive award

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School board approves preliminary plans for elementary projects

The Montgomery County school board last week approved the preliminary plans for both the Montgomery Knolls Elementary School and Pine Crest Elementary School addition projects.

The Montgomery Knolls project calls for the addition of six traditional classrooms, testing rooms, storage space and other specialized classrooms. The addition will be two stories with approximately 8,780 square feet of new space, according to project documents.

The Pine Crest Elementary addition will include eight new classrooms, special education classrooms, administrative offices and more.

Both projects are intended to provide relief from overcrowding.

MCPS STEM showcase scheduled

Montgomery County Public Schools STEM stars will be on display at a November showcase.

Teachers and school groups are invited to showcase their science, technology, engineering and math opportunities for all levels from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 3 at Northwood High School in Silver Spring.

STEM opportunities may include programs, clubs, internships and curriculum-related projects. This event celebrates the Maryland STEM Festival and is open to the public.

Bullis to receive award

Bullis School will receive the Distinguished Community Impact Award from KEEN Greater D.C. during a Nov. 3 ceremony in Washington, D.C.

KEEN is a volunteer-run nonprofit that provides free exercise and recreational programs in the Washington and Baltimore regions for children, teens and young adults with developmental disabilities.

The Community Impact Award will celebrate Bullis’ commitment to advancing KEEN’s reach in Montgomery County by holding fundraisers and working directly each month with KEEN athletes and engaging them in athletic activities, teamwork and camaraderie.

Located in Potomac, Bullis is a college prepatory school that enrolls approximately 745 students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

The Nov. 3 KEEN ceremony will also highlight the expansion of programs to many areas, including Yoga for children at Kennedy Krieger School in Silver Spring and Tae Kwon Do classes in Bethesda.

Editor’s note: This story was updated to reflect that the MCPS STEM showcase will be held at Northwood High School in Silver Spring.

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