Education Glade Valley 

FCPS Names Walkersville’s Jill McWilliams 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year

Walkersville Elementary School multi-grade kindergarten-first grade teacher Jill McWilliams was named the Frederick County Public Schools 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year this morning during Board of Education President Brad W. Young and Superintendent Dr. Terry Alban’s virtual “SurPRIZE Patrol” visit to an online school meeting. The school system’s most prestigious award recognizes excellence in the teaching profession. “We had 68 outstanding Teacher of the Year nominees,” said Superintendent Dr. Theresa Alban. “The creative ways that Mrs. McWilliams dedicates herself to building connections with students and their families, combined with the…

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Walkersville Elementary Principal Receives Award

Walkersville Elementary Principal Tess Blumenthal is Frederick County’s winner of the 2015 Distinguished Educational Leadership Award (DELA). The Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) selection committee chose Principal Blumenthal for her excellent leadership and strong commitment to creating an exceptional educational environment. Many people–from PTA leaders to students, colleagues, supervisors and community members–wrote letters recommending that Blumenthal receive this year’s award. Here are some of the reasons they gave. “Mrs. Blumenthal is a visionary leader who seeks to empower others and maximize their potential. She continually models a service-oriented approach with…

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Frederick County Public Schools Science & Social Studies Fair

Frederick County Public Schools will host the 34th Annual Elementary Science and Engineering Fair at Walkersville High, the secondary portion for grades 6-12 at Walkersville Middle and the 2nd annual elementary Social Studies Fair at Walkersville Elementary. All are open free to the public Saturday, March 21.

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Star Reader Family Reading Night

Come one, come all to Walkersville Elementary School’s next Star Reader Family Reading Night on Tuesday, February 10th from 6:30pm to 7:00pm. This month the Star Readers are 2nd grade teacher, Mrs. Pickett and Hood Intern, Ms. Burda. Come to Walkersville Public Library to listen to a story and participate in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activity related to the story with your family.

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