Anger Management Forum

Springbrook High School will host a town forum on youth anger management from 7 to 9 p.m. today in its auditorium.

Students from Paint Branch, Blake and Sherwood high schools, along with parents, County Council members, mental health experts and church leaders, will participate.

Spanish translation will be provided. 201 Valley Brook Dr., Silver Spring. For more information, call 301-593-4352.

Workshop for Families

The county's Division of Family and Community Partnerships will hold workshops for parents called "Making Connections: One Family at a Time" to offer ways to strengthen the family-school partnership. The workshops will run from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Loiederman Middle School, 12701 Goodhill Rd., Silver Spring; Gaithersburg High School, 314 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg; Silver Spring International Middle School, 313 Wayne Ave., Silver Spring; and John F. Kennedy High School, 1901 Randolph Rd., Silver Spring.

The discussions will focus on language arts as well as parental involvement at home. For more information, call 301-279-3100.

Picking Magnet School

The public school system will hold an informational meeting and open house for parents of fifth-graders to discuss choosing schools in the Middle School Magnet Consortium, which includes Argyle, Loiederman and Parkland.

For families of students who live in the consortium's boundaries, a meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Parkland Middle School, 6300 Tilden Lane, Rockville. The meeting will be followed by an open house. Information will be presented in English and Spanish.

The meeting will include discussions about the choice process, the consortium's programs and its bus transportation guidelines.

Families of sixth-graders who live outside the consortium's boundaries also can participate. For more information, call 301-649-8081.

Award for Middle School

The City of Gaithersburg has honored Montgomery Village Middle School for its Peace Days Program, which challenges each grade level to demonstrate peacefulness with no physical or verbal acts of aggression for at least 20 days per school quarter. The school's sixth-graders met the goal during the first six weeks of class.

The city gave the award as part of the Gaithersburg Recognizing Educational Achievement Today program.

-- Compiled by ARUNA JAIN