Browse Public Announcements for 2001 - 2002 School Year

Funding Losses will Delay School Construction Projects Next Year

(October 29, 2001)

A significant shortfall projected in both state and county funding will require major delays in planned school modernizations and individual school construction projects, such as additions and element ...(more)

Blake High School Wins Award for Outstanding AP Program

(October 26, 2001)

James Hubert Blake High School has been selected as a winner of the annual Siemens Award for Advanced Placement (AP). Blake is one of 12 high schools throughout the nation to win the award this year, ...(more)

AmeriCorps Project CHANGE Volunteers to Serve Silver Spring

(October 19, 2001)

The Montgomery County Business Roundtable will kick off AmeriCorps’ newest program, Project CHANGE, at a press conference on October 23 at 1:00 p.m. at the Long Branch Community Center. Project CHANG ...(more)

Budget Freeze Implemented as Precaution Against Funding Shortfall

(October 19, 2001)

A partial freeze has been implemented on certain expenditures as a precaution against the expected loss of significant tax revenue this year and reduced funding for next year’s operating budget for th ...(more)

Gains Made in Algebra 1, Honors and AP Courses

(October 17, 2001)

A higher percentage of students last year completed at least Algebra 1 in middle school and more students enrolled in at least one Honors or Advanced Placement (AP) course in high school, as efforts t ...(more)

Summary of Board of Education Meeting, October 16

(October 17, 2001)

The Board of Education met yesterday [Tuesday, October 16] and, among other items, approved regulations for student use of portable communication devices, voted to amend the timeline for operation of ...(more)

Revised Board of Education Meet Agenda for Tuesday, October 16

(October 12, 2001)

Tuesday, October 16, 2001, 10:00 a. m.* 9:00 a.m. Closed Session 10:00 a.m. 1.0 Roll Call 1.1 Approval of the Agenda (A) 1.2 Montgomery County Employees' Charity Campaign (A) ...(more)

Worldwide VOA Broadcast on Patriotism Features Montgomery School

(October 05, 2001)

The Voice of America produced a worldwide program on patriotism in public schools featuring the students and staff of College Gardens Elementary School in Rockville, including interviews and singing o ...(more)

Business Volunteers Share ‘Achievement Counts’ Message

(October 04, 2001)

Volunteers from the local business community are visiting ninth grade classrooms throughout the county this month to talk with students about the important connection between achievement in school and ...(more)

Semifinalists Named in National Achievement Scholarship Program

(October 03, 2001)

Fifteen seniors have been named semifinalists in the 38th annual National Achievement Scholarship Program for outstanding African American students. They are among some 1,500 semifinalists-includin ...(more)

Banneker MS Principal Named Service-Learning Principal of the Year

(October 02, 2001)

Ida Polcari, principal of Benjamin Banneker Middle School in Burtonsville, has been named Service-Learning Principal of the Year by the Maryland Student Service Alliance of the Maryland State Departme ...(more)

Students Do Well in Reading and Writing but Lag Behind in Math

(October 02, 2001)

Eighth graders are doing well in the basic skills of writing, and seventh graders are doing even better in fundamental reading skills, but proficiency in elemental mathematics in seventh grade is lagg ...(more)

Curriculum and Instructional Blueprints Available for Review

(October 01, 2001)

Elementary and middle schools soon will receive the next set of materials in a systemwide curriculum revision process: Curriculum, Assessment and Instructional (CAI) Blueprints in English/language art ...(more)

Thirty-one Students Named National Hispanic Scholars

(September 27, 2001)

Thirty-one 12th grade students have been named scholars in the National Hispanic Recognition Program, and another two have received honorable mention awards. The local winners represent almost half ...(more)

Summary of Board of Education Meeting, September 24

(September 25, 2001)

The Board of Education met yesterday [Monday, September 24] and, among other items, approved a plan for changes in Board of Education districts. In addition, the Board discussed updates of the Instru ...(more)