Browse Public Announcements for 2001 - 2002 School Year

Principal Receives Distinguished Educational Leadership Award

(November 26, 2001)

Kathy Brake, principal of Washington Grove Elementary School, has won her second major award this year by being selected to receive the 2001 Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leadership Award ...(more)

Maryland PTA Honors Family of the Year

(November 21, 2001)

Lee and Sheldon Fishman, parents of three graduates of Montgomery Blair High School and a graduate of Albert Einstein High School, were presented with the Maryland PTA Family of the Year award at a ce ...(more)

Middle School Symposium on Best Practices

(November 20, 2001)

A middle school symposium, “It’s Happening Here! Showcasing Best Practices in Middle School Instruction,” will be held on Thursday, December 6, at the University of Maryland Shady Grove Campus from 7: ...(more)

Million Dollar Grant to Support Teaching History

(November 20, 2001)

A group of Montgomery County fourth and fifth grade teachers will begin working with the Smithsonian Institution next summer to learn more about teaching historical investigation, thanks to a grant of ...(more)

Thornton Commission Recommendations Criticized

(November 20, 2001)

[The following is the text of testimony presented last night (Monday, November 19) on behalf of the Montgomery County Board of Education, County Executive Douglas M. Duncan, and the County Council bef ...(more)

Televised Forum on Proposed Operating Budget

(November 15, 2001)

A forum on the Proposed Fiscal Year 2003 Budget for Montgomery County Public Schools will feature Superintendent of Schools Jerry D. Weast, Board of Education President Nancy J. King, and members of t ...(more)

Wootton High Named State Blue Ribbon School of Excellence

(November 15, 2001)

Thomas S. Wootton High School was named today [Thursday, November 15] by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) as one of nine public middle and high schools to receive the 2001 award as a ...(more)

National Study Cites County's High Graduation Rates

(November 14, 2001)

Montgomery County Public Schools had the highest graduation rate for Hispanic students of any large school district in the nation, the fourth highest graduation rate for African American students, and ...(more)

Board of Education Meeting Summary for November 13

(November 14, 2001)

The Board of Education met yesterday [Tuesday, November 13] and, among other items, approved policies on policysetting and student transportation. The Board also took tentative action on the student ...(more)

Seneca Valley Seniors Focus on Ethical Questions

(November 13, 2001)

Students at Seneca Valley High School will have an opportunity to practice decision-making skills relating to ethical questions at a special Seneca Valley Ethics Day on Friday, November 16, from 10:00 ...(more)

Walter Johnson High School Hosts Community Day

(November 06, 2001)

Walter Johnson High School will host its first ever Community Day on Wednesday, November 7, focusing on the theme of “We Not Me.” The overall goal of Community Day is to create a framework within whi ...(more)

Comment Sought on Contributions to School Facility Improvements

(November 02, 2001)

A proposed policy (CNE) on private contributions for improvements to school facilities has been tentatively adopted by the Board of Education for community comment. A copy of the document is availabl ...(more)

Maryland Youth Forum to Explore Student Views

(October 31, 2001)

Students representatives from across Maryland will have an opportunity to express their views at the Maryland Youth Forum on November 5 led by Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran. Mr. Curra ...(more)

Fifth Annual Board of Education Awards for Service to Education

(October 31, 2001)

The Montgomery County Board of Education will honor 10 individuals and organizations in its fifth annual awards program for distinguished service to public education in Montgomery County. The awards ...(more)

President Bush Launches 'Lessons of Liberty' Initiative at Wootton High

(October 30, 2001)

The following is the text of remarks by President George W. Bush today [Tuesday, October 30] during a visit to Thomas S. Wootton High School where he announced a new initiative involving military vete ...(more)