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Author: Greer Bautz

Weekly Updates: Cabin John PTSA Cougar Clips

Montgomery County Candidates Meet & Greet – October 18 CJMS Invited to Churchill Community Night – October 19 CJMS Volunteer Social Event @ Pony Express – October 22 (tentative) NAACP Parents’ Council of Montgomery County Kickoff October 22 CJMS Best Buddies Fundraiser at Chipotle – October 23MCPS Mental Health Fair – October 27 CJMS Restaurant Night @ […]

Last Chance for STEM Activities Signups!

We’re in the final stages of organizing STEM after-school activities.  In case you missed it before, we still have a few spaces remaining in: Coder Kids’ Raspberry Pi Invent the Future Challenge First Lego League Odyssey of the Mind and Science Olympiad Each of these is a team-based, competitive activity designed to highlight different creative and […]

Sign Up for Tryouts to Join CJMS’ MATHCOUNTS Team!

MATHCOUNTS is the premier nationwide middle school mathematics competition, with subject matter including geometry, counting, probability, number theory, and algebra.  CJMS team members will receive training to participate in the MATHCOUNTS 2018-2019 competition series from a group of former winners!  Tryouts are tentatively planned for next Wednesday, so sign up by this Saturday at to register!

C-SPAN’s Studentcam Signup is Open!

C-SPAN StudentCam is an annual national video documentary contest for student journalists. Students are encouraged to think and explore the issues that are critical to both our communities and the whole nation. C-Span’s Studentcam is a great event for all 6-8 grade middle school students to explore our communities well beyond the boundaries of families and schools. In addition, […]

CJMS History Bee Team!

The National History Bee and Bowl are buzzer-based history quiz competitions for primary and secondary school-aged students throughout the country.  We are gathering the names of students who would like to participate in the History Bee and Bowl at Cabin John this year. Go to to register your interest and learn more!

Special Education Survey — Let Us Hear Your Voice!

We are soliciting input from parents regarding the special ed programs and community at Cabin John Middle School.  If you participate in any kind of special ed program, please visit our survey form and let us know about your experience!  If you have any questions or have additional comments, please contact the PTSA Special Education Liaisons, Leslie […]

New safety and security drills

This year, in alignment with the Maryland Safe to Learn Act of 2018, MCPS schools will train staff and students in an active assailant drill. The key element of this drill is to prepare staff and students to avoid and escape harm if they cannot get into a room that locks because they were out of the classroom for any […]

Montgomery County Candidates Meet & Greet – Tonight!

The Wootton PTSA is hosting a Montgomery County Candidates Meet & Greet on October 18, 2018 from 7-9pm in the Wootton HS Cafeteria. Please plan to attend to hear from candidates who will directly impact the futures of our students and our schools. This is a great opportunity for you to have your voice heard on issues of importance, including school boundaries. 

Scholastic Book Fair ends Friday, October 12 – and Online Until October 18!

The Scholastic Book Fair that our students visited this week is closing on Friday, October 12, 2018. Consider supporting your child’s reading interests and check out the teacher wish lists to give them your support!  Y ou can also buy from your student’s wish list online from October 5 to October 18 using this link:  All books […]

MCPS Calendar Options for 2019-2020 Open for Comment

Montgomery County Public Schools has proposed two options for the school calendar for the 2019-2020 year. The two scenarios differ in part by the presence/absence of a full week spring break.  The options are available for viewing and comment for the next several weeks at

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