Written by CAPA-JRC reporters Jessica Zhang and Angie Shen Usually, elementary schoolers play with Legos or watch Youtube during Winter Break. However, this winter break, these students from Fallsmead Elementary School did not have the time to play around, they were busy with a great project. Jenny Yu (founder), Sophia Shen, Eliana Apelberg, Caroline Mconnel, Genevive Marcus, Kaya Phillips and others decided to dedicate their winter holidays to supporting the people in need.
Written by CAPA JRC Reporter Rachel Wang Following the surge in COVID cases in early January, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) established a number of new safety procedures for learning. The return from winter break saw a sharp spike in COVID cases. Recently, however, new case rates seem to be dropping, averaging about a 0.47 percent increase per week in contrast to a 3.87 percent spike at the beginning of January. Over the past month, MCPS has made efforts to reduce h
By CAPA-JRC reporter Chaiwey Chen Lunar New Year is perhaps one of the most popularly celebrated holidays in the world, mainly in Asian countries and especially in China. Since it follows the lunar calendar, the holiday doesn’t have a set date, but is instead celebrated over a period of a few weeks. Most people in China receive seven days off of work to celebrate Lunar New Year. Celebrations usually include large social events, festive activities, and lots of food. Unfortunat
Written by CAPA-JRC reporterJoy Jiang On Friday, January 21, hundreds of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students walked out of school to demand better COVID-19 prevention methods and call for virtual learning. As more and more schools surged into the red zone for COVID-19 cases – 5% of the total student population – students were concerned about their safety and the safety of their family and friends. One of Poolesville High School junior Heera Anand’s biggest concer
By CAPA-JRC reporters Claire Yu and Jessica Zhang With the arrival of the Year of the Tiger, the Westfield Wheaton Mall and Westfield Montgomery Mall hosted in-person Lunar New Year celebrations for three consecutive Saturdays, from January 31, 2022, to February 12, 2022. On the afternoon of February 5, 2022, JRC photographers visited Westfield Montgomery Mall to capture the aesthetic decorations, exciting festivities, and eye-catching performances. The event was hosted by th
On January 25th 2022, webinar “Careers in MCPS” co-sponsored by APASAAG, CAPA-MC and OCA-DC sought to address the need for staff in MCPS and offer valuable information for those seeking employment in MCPS. Emceed by educator and community advocate Julie Yang, the webinar included panelists with diverse jobs in MCPS. Ms. Yang mentioned three reasons for organizing this seminar in a later interview. She says that MCPS recently has experienced a significant staffing shortage, an