Browse Public Announcements for 2004 - 2005 School Year

Parties Agree to Extend TRO in Health Ed Lawsuit

(May 12, 2005)

Today, attorneys for the Board of Education of Montgomery County in the suit over revisions to the health education curriculum agreed to extend the current temporary restraining order through the end ...(more)

Northwood High School Early Dismissal

(May 12, 2005)

Northwood High School was closed today, May 12, at 10:00 a.m. because of an ongoing law enforcement investigation into an alleged incendiary device discovered this morning in the school parking lot. ...(more)

Hispanic Employees Assoc. to Honor Students

(May 11, 2005)

Members of the Hispanic Employees Association of Montgomery County Public Schools will honor outstanding Hispanic high school students graduating this year at a reception on Friday, May 20, from 5:00 ...(more)

Northwest HS Wins National Chess Competition

(May 11, 2005)

The Northwest High School chess team is the first team from Maryland to win a national high school title in chess. The team scored its victory in April at the National Scholastic Chess Championships i ...(more)

Seven Title I Schools to Hold Parent Meetings

(May 11, 2005)

Parent meetings on the enrollment options and supplemental educational services (SES) planned for next year in response to requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 will be held at seven fe ...(more)

Board of Education Appoints Eleven Administrators

(May 11, 2005)

The Board of Education met yesterday [May 10] and, among other items, appointed eleven administrators, approved a policy on a positive work environment, approved the name for Quince Orchard Middle Sch ...(more)

Two Students are Named Presidential Scholars

(May 10, 2005)

Two Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students have been named Presidential Scholars, one of the highest honors given to U.S. high school seniors. Sherri Y. Geng of Montgomery Blair High Scho ...(more)

Newsweek Cites 23 High Schools Among Best in U.S.

(May 09, 2005)

Twenty-three public high schools in Montgomery County have been recognized by Newsweek magazine as among the best in America for offering a challenging instructional program, marked by the high number ...(more)

19 Additional Students are Nat'l Merit Scholars

(May 09, 2005)

Nineteen MCPS students have won $2,500 National Merit Scholarships after meeting rigorous academic standards and other criteria. The local scholars account for almost a third of the 58 winners from ...(more)

Statement Issued on Health Ed Court Decision

(May 05, 2005)

Rockville, MD – Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jerry D. Weast released the following statement today regarding the decision by Judge Alexander Williams Jr. to grant a temporary restra ...(more)

Summer Program at Title I Schools Hailed as Model

(May 05, 2005)

East Silver Spring Elementary School is one of five schools across the nation profiled in a new report from the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) released this month. The publication, Su ...(more)

Governor Ehrlich to Visit Northwest High School

(May 05, 2005)

Governor Robert L. Ehrlich is scheduled to visit Northwest High School on Friday, May 6, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. State Superintendent of Schools Nancy S. Grasmick is expected to introduce the ...(more)

Verizon Provides Scholarships to Student Volunteers

(May 04, 2005)

The George B. Thomas, Sr. Learning Academy has announced the establishment of the High Achievement Scholarship Program, made possible by a $20,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation. Up to ten scholar ...(more)

Author to Visit Student Opera Company

(May 03, 2005)

Jeannette Walls, author of The Glass Castle, a memoir of her childhood and her experiences with her homeless parents, will visit with students at Farmland Elementary School on Friday, May 6, from 9:30 ...(more)

Updated Draft Clarifies Intent of Revised Policy FAA

(May 03, 2005)

The Board of Education continues to welcome public comments on revised Policy FAA, Long-Range Educational Facilities Planning. A special Board of Education Policy Committee meeting held on April ...(more)