Free Student Online Tutoring and Homework Help!

MCPS has announced a new, FREE student online tutoring and homework help service 

The service is a secure, online resource that will be easily accessible through MCPS student Canvas and StudentVUE accounts and will offer free, on-demand assistance on any subject from grade 3 through grade 12.

Directions for how students will access the service are here.

More information is on the vendor website – but do not access the site from here; this is the pay-as-you-go site.

International Night Friday 3/26 from 4-6 pm

This Friday 3/26 from 4-6 pm, the WCHS International Student Alliance will be hosting International Night. The event will take place via Zoom and will showcase the rich and diverse cultural background of our community. To learn more, or to sign up to present, check your school email.

PTSA Board Nominating Committee Candidates Needed

The PTSA Board is seeking three candidates to make up a nominating committee, which will source new board candidates for next year. Please contact anyone on the board if you are interested in serving on this search committee. We hope to find new candidates from our current Churchill community, as well as from our future incoming freshman parents . Every board role will be open for nominations.

A Statement in Solidarity with our Asian American community from Principal Heckert and the PTSA Board

Dear Winston Churchill community:

Our school and people everywhere are mourning the victims of this week’s horrific shootings in Atlanta.  Though the killings remain under investigation, these attacks come amidst a disturbing nationwide rise in violence, discrimination, and xenophobia directed against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.  As racial justice activists everywhere have demonstrated in research and public commentary, these trends are only the most recent and visible manifestations of durable, damaging, and too often overlooked racism and injustice.  We must condemn not only recent acts of violence against Asian-Americans, but also the much more pervasive discrimination and stereotyping that has harmed Asian American lives and impoverished our society.   

We all have an obligation to stand up against racism, wherever and whenever we find it. We are reminded again this week, that racism’s vile poison scars the lives of many different groups and people. As we stand committed to fighting for an ever more fully inclusive and equitable society, in our Montgomery County public school campuses and beyond, we must stand for and with all the groups who contribute to the beautiful and vibrant diversity of our community, our county, our country, and the world.

Montgomery County’s Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander community is a vital source of creativity and strength for this area.  Our future depends on ensuring that they, and people of all backgrounds, can flourish fully here and in America.  In our public school curriculum, and in our efforts to fight systemic racism, we will continue to support and work with our AAPI students, teachers, staff, and alumni to build a better world.

Click here to find out more. We suggest a number of resources related to learning more about issues of systemic racism, diversity and inclusion. 

CNN Asian-Americans Racism Covid Kumamoto

PBS Asian Americans

Medium.com Awaken-Blog

MCPS Policy on Non-Discrimination, Equity and Cultural Proficiency

MCPS online reporting form for Bullying, Harassment or Intimidation

The MCPS Equity Initiative Unit advances racial justice and cultural proficiency by interrupting systems of bias (implicit and explicit), oppression, and inequity in our policies, practices and procedures by challenging every MCPS employee to be courageous, persistent and effective in confronting and resolving racial and cultural issues that impact everyone but disproportionately impact the academic and social emotional success of students of color.

MCPS Waymaking Video on Ally-Building and Creating Safe Spaces for Asian American Students

MCPS Waymaking video on Discrimination in the Asian American Community due to COVID-19

PTSA cluster-wide March 16 Meeting Information

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED OUR TUESDAY PTSA MEETING TO DISCUSS THE MCPS SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER PROGRAM!

The MCCPTA delegates will vote on the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Resolution next Tuesday – please give our Churchill MCCPTA delegates your input here.

Click here for the recording from our March 16th PTSA meeting with the SRO program panelists. 

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Quick reads to get up to speed on the SRO program background:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

2021 Proposed MCCPTA Resolution on SROs

Learn more:

Link to PTA Engage! presentation recording on YouTube

Slides from the meeting

Chat from the meeting

2017 (Current) Memorandum of Understanding on SROs (MCPS & Police)

2010 MCCPTA Resolution on SROs

February 4th County Council Hearing

2010 MCCPTA Resolution on SROs

WCHS Class of 2021, please mark your calendars for a senior planning meeting on Wednesday, March 24th at 8 pm

All are welcome to join the senior planning meeting as we discuss ways to honor the WCHS class of 2021 and their accomplishments.

Agenda:

  • Introduction
  • Ground Rules
  • Status Updates
  • Magnets
  • WCHS Sign
  • Lawn Signs
  • Events/ideas we have more information on
  • Open floor to hear more ideas/suggestions/volunteering opportunities
  • Next steps/follow up meeting

Graduation and prom are MCPS sponsored events and are not items we will tackle. Please join us to discuss ideas, volunteer to help out, and be a part of honoring the WCHS senior class of 2021!

Zoom Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85467798188

Meeting ID: 854 6779 8188

Passcode: 749574