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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.  

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.”