Browse Public Announcements for 1999 - 2000 School Year

Superintendent's Operating Budget Presentation To Be Televised

(December 09, 1999)

Superintendent Jerry D. Weast's Fiscal Year 2001 Proposed Operating Budget Presentation at Wheaton High School will air at the following times in December on Channel 60/6 (or Channel 34 if the convers ...(more)

Budget Recommendations Respond to the "Call to Action" for Improving Teaching and Learning in All Schools

(December 08, 1999)

New budget recommendations from Dr. Jerry D. Weast, superintendent of schools, respond to the recent "Our Call to Action" with a comprehensive package of improvements spanning the entire educational p ...(more)

Superintendent's Budget Letter to the Board of Education

(December 08, 1999)

Members of the Board of Education: We have the opportunity to provide academic excellence in every school. We already have many successful schools, with outstanding teachers, principals, and suppo ...(more)

Student Service Fellows

(December 03, 1999)

The Maryland Student Service Alliance (MSSA) and the Maryland State Department of Education will induct the 8th class of Service-Learning Fellows in the spring of 2000, adding fifteen new fellows to ...(more)

1999 Maryland School Performance Assessment Program Results: Eighth Grade Makes Progress on MSPAP but Overall County Scores Drop Slightly, Placing MCPS Fifth Among State Systems

(December 01, 1999)

Despite progress among eighth graders, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) dropped from fourth to fifth place in the rankings of school districts on the Maryland School Performance Assessment Prog ...(more)

Glenallan Elementary School to Break Ground on Wetlands Project Funded by a Grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust

(November 30, 1999)

Fourth grade students at Glenallan Elementary School will break ground on a wetlands ecology project at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 2, at the school. At the ceremony, officials from the Chesapeake ...(more)

Eighth Grade Makes Progress on MSPAP but Overall County Scores Drop Slightly, Placing MCPS Fifth Among State Systems

(November 30, 1999)

Notes: The Maryland School Performance Report web site, maintained by the Maryland State Department of Education, contains detailed school-by school MSPAP results. See link below.Despite progress amon ...(more)

Board of Education Adds New Gyms to Push for More Classrooms, Schools, Programs and Updated Facilities

(November 24, 1999)

The Board of Education last week [Thursday, November 18, 1999] added a request for $4.8 million to build four elementary school gyms as part of a $670.7 million Capital Improvements Program (CIP) that ...(more)

Montgomery County Public Schools Wins Fifth Consecutive 'Gold Medal' Designation in National Ranking of Best Locations for Businesses

(November 24, 1999)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) was named a "gold medal" school system for the fifth consecutive year by Expansion Management magazine as a measure of the attractiveness of the school system t ...(more)

Our Call to Action -- Raising the Bar and Closing the Gap, Because All Children Matter: Presentation of the Fiscal Year 2001 Operating Budget

(November 21, 1999)

Presentation of the Fiscal Year 2001 Operating BudgetMontgomery County Public SchoolsWednesday, December 8, 19997:30 p.m.Wheaton High School auditorium12601 Dalewood Drive, Silver SpringThe entire edu ...(more)

Three Local High Schools Among Ten Selected as a Maryland Blue Ribbon School of Excellence

(November 18, 1999)

Damascus, Paint Branch and Richard Montgomery high schools are among 10 public middle and high schools in Maryland selected to receive a state Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award. The three will be ...(more)

Students to Receive Awards from the State Superintendent and Hewlett Packard for their Posters in a 'Stop the Violence' Art Contest

(November 15, 1999)

State Superintendent of Schools Nancy S. Grasmick and officials from the Hewlett Packard company will honor four high school students for their award-winning posters in a statewide "Stop the Violence" ...(more)

Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills to be Administered Statewide to Students in Grades 2, 4, and 6

(November 15, 1999)

Students in grades 2, 4 and 6 will have a new statewide assessment test to take this spring when the Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills (CTBS) are implemented.Administration of the tests statewide in ...(more)

Call to Action Outlines Initiative for Improvements In Student Achievement

(November 12, 1999)

A new collaborative education process designed to raise the academic achievement of all students and close the gap in student performance among racial and ethnic groups was unveiled this week to the B ...(more)

Early Childhood Technology Project Designed by School System Staff Nominated for Inclusion in Smithsonian Collection

(November 11, 1999)

The Montgomery County Public Schools Early Childhood Technology Literacy Project (see link below) has been nominated by Steven Jobs, founder of Apple Computer, for inclusion in the Smithsonian Institu ...(more)