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Marian Greenblatt Education Fund

Honor an Excellent Teacher

Does a teacher in your school deserve recognition? Nominate her/him for a Marian Greenblatt Excellence Award: three awards for Master Teachers and one for a Rising Star.

Who Is Eligible?

  • Teachers who excel in educating students, inspiring teachers, and improving the school.
  • Master teachers who have taught for at least five years in Montgomery County Public Schools, with one winner each from an elementary, middle, and high school.
  • Rising-Star teachers who have taught for four years or fewer.

What Do They Win?

  • $2,000 each to three Master Teachers and $1,000 to one Rising-Star Teacher.
  • One of our three Master Teachers will become County Teacher of the Year.
  • The County Teacher of the Year competes for Maryland Teacher of the Year. A 2005 Greenblatt Award winner, Ms. Kim Oliver Burnim, became Maryland and National Teacher of the Year in 2006 and was honored at the White House by the President.

What Do You Have to Do?

  • Email a nomination letter to info@greenblatteducationfund.org by the second Friday in January.
  • Encourage your principal to send a nomination letter, with supporting letters/paragraphs from teacher(s) and parent(s), and objective data if available.
  • Questions? Email us at info@greenblatteducationfund.org, call Dr. Marshal Greenblatt at 301/983-3255, or visit www.greenblatteducationfund.org.

What Else Does the Greenblatt Fund Do?

  • Awards $100 to a junior in each high school for Social Studies excellence, each year.
  • Awards $1,000 scholarship to a high school junior for foreign language excellence, each year.
  • Co-sponsors the MCPS Information Technology Foundation, which teaches computer skills to hundreds of students.
  • Has awarded more than $189,000 to 114 teachers and 572 students since 1989.

Download the Application

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Inside Look at College Admissions

Connecting Admissions Recruiters and Underrepresented Minority High School Seniors

Sponsored by Johns Hopkins University and MCPS NAACP Parent Council

This event for underrepresented minority high school seniors and college admissions officers, who are responsible for admitting students of color, is being held in recognition of the unique challenges facing underrepresented minority students, during the college admissions process. The evening offers a unique experience for underrepresented minorities to gain exposure to the nuanced admissions processes of colleges and universities that fit their interests. Additionally, students will be exposed to financial aid and academic resources. Unlike large all-inclusive college fairs, and pre-programmed slide presentations, the evening will give students an opportunity to talk one-on-one with Admissions Recruiters in a small, interactive environment.

Register online.

Agenda

6:00 – 6:10pmWelcome and Introduction of Admissions Officers
6:10 – 6:30pmThe Nuts and Bolts of the Admissions Process
6:30 – 7:00pmBreakout Session I
7:00 – 7:30pmBreakout Session II
7:30 – 8:30pmCollege Fair (tentative)

Breakout Sessions

  • Applying as a STEM Major or to STEM Programs
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Navigating the College Search Process Virtually
  • The College Experience at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
  • The College Experience at Liberal Arts Colleges
  • Tips on Writing the College Essay

Confirmed Schools

  • American University
  • Cornell University
  • Drexel University
  • George Washington University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Middlebury College
  • Northwestern University
  • Smith College
  • Spelman College
  • Tuskegee University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Richmond
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Washington University in Saint Louis
  • Wellesley College

Registration is required to attend. After registering on Eventbrite, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom, with instructions on how to join the event. We ask that you download the Zoom app in advance for the best user experience.

By Registering, you are indicating that you opt in to providing your information to participating higher education institutions.

We encourage Q&A throughout the program; you will be able to type a question and submit it to the event/session moderator.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Sabrina Dodd, sdmctpms@gmail.com.

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How Can I Contribute to the PTSA?

The PTSA has a number of ways in which to participate and help support the students and staff of Wheaton High School. Watch this video from PTSA President Merrill Godfrey to find out more.

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Pizza Fundraiser

Join us for a week long fundraiser at Angel’s Pizza & Pasta, a family-owned local restaurant at Westfield Wheaton Shopping Mall, in the food court.

All day, October 26 through November 1

Takeout Only

Important: During the fundraiser, people cannot use any coupons and discounts usually offered. Also, apps such as Uber Eats, Door Dash, GrubHub, etc. cannot be used.

Mention “Wheaton High School Fundraiser” and WHS can Earn 15% on Pizza and 10% on everything else. – SUPPORT WHEATON!

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WHS-Online Silent Auction

Wheaton HS PTSA is hosting its second, online Silent Auction beginning Monday, December 2nd.  We are hoping to match last year’s auction, which raised $2,400.

This year we are expanding our fundraising efforts to go beyond our support of the Post Prom Party, to include a senior scholarship of $1,000, mini-grant funding for teachers in addition to the ability to assist student-centered events such as International Night and other worthwhile activities. 

Our senior scholarship will be awarded to a student who is successfully accepted into a trade school or apprenticeship program. Our school is fortunate to have several alumni who offer scholarships in support of students who choose to go to college. However, your PTSA believes it is important to also recognize those students who are looking to succeed in other career paths. 

Please support our fundraising efforts:

  • Ask the businesses you frequent (restaurants, salons, dog walkers, lawn care companies, etc.) to make a donation.
  • Perhaps you own a business/service and would like to donate to the auction.
  • Do you have tickets/passes to a sporting event, a vacation home get-away, etc. you could donate?
  • Maybe you’re able to volunteer with this or other fundraising efforts?

To get a copy of the donation letter, or with questions, please contact Gillian at gillianehay@gmail.com or 240-429-6268.

The Wheaton High School PTSA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity, all donations are tax-deductible.


Wheaton HS PTSA ( Asociacion de Padres de Familia) está organizando su segunda subasta silenciosa en línea que comienza el lunes 2 de Diciembre.
Esperamos igualar o sobrepasar la subasta del año pasado, en la que recaudamos $2,400.

Este año estamos ampliando nuestros esfuerzos de recaudación de fondos para apoyar mucho mas a la Fiesta después de Graduación (Post Prom Party), para poder incluir una beca para un Senior -estudiante de 12 grado de $1,000, un pequeño fondo para maestros y la facilidad de poder ayudar a los estudiantes llevar acabo diferentes eventos como la Noche Internacional y otras actividades que los beneficie.

La beca para el estudiante de 12 Grado, se otorgará a un estudiante que haya sido aceptado con éxito en una escuela tecnica o en un programa de aprendizaje.

Nuestra escuela tiene la suerte de tener varios alumnos que ofrecen becas para apoyar a los estudiantes que eligen ir a la universidad.

Sin embargo, la PTSA cree que tambien es muy importante apoyar aquellos estudiantes que buscan tener éxito en otras carreras profesionales.

Por favor apoye nuestros esfuerzos de recaudación de fondos:

  • Pregunte en los negocios y tiendas que frecuenta y pidan que hagan una donación (peluquerías, restaurantes, mercado , empresas de jardinería/construcción etc)
  • De repente, si usted es dueño de su propio negocio también puede hacer una donación.
  • Pueden ser tickets /pases a algún evento deportivo, alguna casa de vacaciones que tenga que se pueda ofrecer etc.
  •  Usted también puede ayudar como voluntario para recaudar fondos para este evento o cualquier otro.

Para obtener una copia de información sobre como puede hacer su donación comuniquese con Gillian a gillianehay@gmail.com o 240-429-6268.

La Asociación de Padres de familia de WTH es una organización sin fines de lucro y todas las donaciones son libres de impuestos.

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Technology Permission Form

Montgomery County Public Schools requires consent from parents and guardians (or eligible students) to provide students with access to the G Suite Additional Services as part of their individual student accounts.

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KnightsNet Mailing List

To sign up for the Knightsnet email list, go to: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/knightsnet/join

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myMCPS Parent Portal

For information on signing up and using the myMCPS Parent Portal, go to https://bit.ly/portal-sec.

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Important Dates in November

November 8Early release (end of marking period)
November 11 & 12Early release (parent/teacher conferences)
November 20Report cards distributed
November 27Early release (Thanksgiving)
November 28 & 29No school (Thanksgiving)