MCPS-MCCPTA Mental Health and Wellness Forum

The third Annual MCPS-MCCPTA Mental Health and Wellness Forum is Saturday, January 11, 2020, 1:00-5:00 pm  Earle B. Wood Middle School, 14615 Bauer Drive, Rockville, MD 20853

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Here is a breakdown of the day:

1:00-1:40 pm Introduction and Key Note   Dr. Raymond L. Crowel, Director, Health and Human Services, Montgomery County   

2:00-4:00 pm Breakout Sessions (sessions repeat hourly)

Teen Depression and Suicide Ideation  

Stress and Anxiety  

Trauma: The Home-School Connection  

The Inside Scoop on Vaping  

The LGBTQ Experience in MCPS  

Hands-On Mindfulness Session  

Youth Panel on Cross-Cultural Mental Health Challenges  

I Need Help Now: Accessing Care and Responding  

The Landing: MCPS Recovery School 

4:00-5:00pm Student Talkback

Special Events 

Free Mental Health First Aid Training (8:00am-4:00pm, free, advance registration required)   Principals-ONLY Workshop “How to Make School Trauma-Informed” Mock Teen Bedroom Trailer: "What's hiding in your house?" (for adults)  Resource fair tables staffed by mental health and wellness providers

Refreshments: Wood Middle School PTA is running a baked goods and coffee sale at the event. Please bring your own water bottle to refill at the school’s many water fountains to help reduce plastic waste. 

More information and speaker bios coming soon to MoCo Mental Health and Wellness Facebook Page:

Gun Safety and Violence Prevention Amendment Information

The MCCPTA Board of Directors voted on an Amendment to gun safety within MCPS
Below is the National PTA resolution on Gun Safety and Violence Prevention, the MCCPTA 2013 Amendment and the current 2019 Amendment Draft.

National PTA resolution on gun safety and violence prevention

March 2013 MCCPTA resolution on gun violence

November 2019 MCCPTA Resolution on School Safety


Boundary Analysis Meetings

Montgomery County is conducting Districtwide Boundary Analysis 

All residents of Montgomery County are invited to attend to learn more about the Boundary Analysis process and give feedback on opportunities and challenges with our public schools. The dates and 

locations of the meetings are as follows: 

  • December 4 at Gaithersburg High School December 11 at Julius West Middle School 
  • December 14 at White Oak Middle Oak 
  • January 7 at Walter Johnson High School 
  • January 11 at Montgomery Blair High School 
  • January 14 at Northwest High School 

Contact the Board of Education and tell them your opinion as a parent/resident of the SHERWOOD CLUSTER  at  or 240-740-3030 

Pedestrian Safety

Vision Zero is Montgomery County's evolving plan to end pedestrian injuries and deaths in MoCo. MCCPTA is pleased to be an active partner in this effort. As part of that work, MCCPTA is pleased to be one of many sponsors of Councilmember Evan Glass's Vision Zero Town Hall on Saturday, December 14 from 10a-noon at the Council's officebuilding at 100 Maryland Avenue in Rockville.