Browse Public Announcements for 2006 - 2007 School Year

Superintendent Recommends 68% Fewer Portables

(October 26, 2006)

Superintendent Recommends Plan to Reduce Portable Classroom Use by 68 Percent Over the Next Six Years Dr. Jerry D. Weast, superintendent of schools, is recommending a new plan to dramatically redu ...(more)

Honors and AP Enrollment Continues to Grow

(October 26, 2006)

Nearly 70 Percent of High School Students Enrolled in Honors and AP; Half of African American and Hispanic High School Students Are Participating In the 2005-2006 school year, 69.7 percent of high ...(more)

Student Wins Second in National Science Challenge

(October 26, 2006)

Jacob Hurwitz, a student at Robert Frost Middle School last year and Montgomery Blair High School this year, won the second place national award and a $10,000 scholarship in the 2006 Discovery Channel ...(more)

Comment Sought on Middle School Education Policy

(October 26, 2006)

The Board of Education has requested community comment regarding its revised Policy IEB, Middle School Education. The policy is designed to support the formulation of a comprehensive plan for middle ...(more)

Meetings on Capital Improvements Are Scheduled

(October 25, 2006)

Dates for FY 2008 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) Process Are Set The Board of Education has set the following schedule for the FY 2008 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) amendment process. N ...(more)

State Releases Performance Data for High Schools

(October 25, 2006)

Two MCPS High Schools Exit State's "School Improvement" List Leaving Only One School on the List Two Montgomery County high schools, Gaithersburg and John F. Kennedy, moved off the state's list of ...(more)

Board Tentatively Approves Middle School Policy

(October 24, 2006)

The Board of Education met on Monday, October 23, 2006, and, among other items, tentatively approved a revised policy on middle school education. The Board reviewed an update on enrollment and the cha ...(more)

Three Students are Young Scientist Finalists

(October 20, 2006)

Three MCPS Students are Among 40 Finalists in the Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge Three Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students are among the 40 finalists in the Discovery Chan ...(more)

Board of Education To Meet on Monday, Oct. 23

(October 20, 2006)

Agenda 6:30 p.m. 1.0 Acknowledgment of a Quorum 1.1 Resolution for Closed Sessions (A) 7:00 2.0 Pledge of Allegiance (A)2.1 Approval of the Agenda (A) 7:05 Public Comments 7:35 Board/Supe ...(more)

Discoverer of Titanic To Address Students

(October 20, 2006)

Titanic-Discoverer to Share Secrets of Deep-Sea Explorations with Students at Herbert Hoover Middle School and Winston Churchill High School Explorer and oceanographer Dr. Robert Ballard will recou ...(more)

Patricia O’Neill Appointed to Safety Task Force

(October 19, 2006)

Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. has announced appointments to a newly formed Task Force on School Safety. Patricia B. O’Neill, member of the Montgomery County Board of Education, is among the 19 appoi ...(more)

Board Presents Service to Education Awards

(October 19, 2006)

Board of Education Presents 10th Annual Awards for Distinguished Service to Public Education County Executive Douglas Duncan To Receive Pioneer Award The Montgomery County Board of Education wil ...(more)

Three Meetings Scheduled on New State IEP

(October 18, 2006)

Parents of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students receiving special education services are invited to information meetings on the new mandatory Maryland State Individualized Education Plan ( ...(more)

Partnership Boosts Early College Opportunities

(October 18, 2006)

University System of Maryland, Montgomery College, Montgomery County Public Schools Forge New Agreement to Expand Higher Education Partnerships with High Schools A new agreement between the Univers ...(more)

Astronaut Lisa Nowak To Visit Two MCPS Schools

(October 17, 2006)

Discovery Space Shuttle Astronaut Lisa Nowak To Visit Two Montgomery County Public Schools Thursday, October 19 Nowak is a 1981 Graduate of Charles W. Woodward High School in Rockville Discover ...(more)