Browse Public Announcements for 1999 - 2000 School Year

Students Attending Montgomery College Continue to Need Remediation in Math, English and Reading After Graduating from High School

(September 21, 1999)

A significant percentage of students attending Montgomery College continue to need remediation in mathematics, reading, and English after graduating from the Montgomery County Public Schools, accordin ...(more)

Improved Process of Recruiting Results in Large Candidate Pool, Record Number of New Teachers

(September 20, 1999)

The 1999-2000 school year is in full swing, and a record number of new teachers--1,127 of them--are in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) classrooms. Running counter to the national trend of teac ...(more)

One Hundred Seven High School Seniors Reach National Merit Scholarship Semifinals

(September 17, 1999)

One hundred seven 12th grade students have been named semifinalists in the year 2000 National Merit Scholarship competition. The local students represent 36 percent of the 296 semifinalists in Marylan ...(more)

Board Reviews Reports on Reading Initiative, Discusses Countywide Final Exams, Appoints New Principal

(September 15, 1999)

The Board of Education met this week [Tuesday, September 14] and, among other items, discussed gains on the Reading Initiative for first and second grade students and reviewed a plan to develop county ...(more)

22-Point Drop in SAT Scores for Hispanic Students Prompts Intervention Strategies, Systemwide Score Reaches Highest Level

(August 31, 1999)

NOTE: The full report and superintendent's memorandum are available for viewing as a 568K Adobe Acrobat PDF file. See link below>Superintendent Jerry D. Weast has directed that every high school and a ...(more)

SAT Intervention Strategies

(August 31, 1999)

The following is a summary of current planning and intervention strategies to improve student performance on the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT), particularly among Hispanic and African American stud ...(more)

Board Discusses Student Performance, Appoints Four New Administrators, and Approves Facilities and Budget Items

(August 26, 1999)

The Board of Education met this week [Tuesday, August 24] and, among other items, discussed student performance measures, the continuing disparity in student achievement by race and ethnicity, and the ...(more)

New School Year to Open with Focus on School Productivity, Record Enrollment, New Schools, and Enhanced Security

(August 26, 1999)

The new school year features more than a few new things - a new superintendent, four new schools, seventeen new principals, and a thousand new teachers. New ways of measuring student achievement, eval ...(more)

Montgomery County Public Schools Welcomes Largest Number of New Teachers in its History

(August 25, 1999)

By the opening of school on September 1, almost 1,000 new teachers will be entering Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) classrooms - the largest number in the school system's history. At a welcome ...(more)

Identification Badges

(August 24, 1999)

All Montgomery County Public Schools high school staff and students and nonschool-based staff soon will be required to wear identification (ID) badges.The use of badges is one of several ways the scho ...(more)

School System to Welcome More than 800 New Teachers at Special Assembly and Reception

(August 20, 1999)

Montgomery County Public Schools will welcome more than 800 new teachers at a festive assembly at Walt Whitman High School on Wednesday, August 25, at 9:00 a.m.The assembly will feature welcoming rema ...(more)

Orientation and Training Program for New Teachers to Feature Pairing with Experienced Mentoring Teachers

(August 19, 1999)

This year, an innovative mentoring program will provide teachers new to Montgomery County Public Schools with an effective way to refine their teaching skills and "learn the ropes" during their first ...(more)

Updated School Boundary Maps Available To Assist Citizens in Identifying School Service Areas

(August 12, 1999)

Montgomery County Public Schools, in association with the ADC Map Company, has published the 1999-2000 edition of School Boundary Maps. The maps, which can be used to identify school service areas, ma ...(more)

Statewide Variance in Water-Usage Restriction Allows Watering of Athletic Fields to Protect Safety of Athletes

(August 09, 1999)

Governor Parris N. Glendening has issued a variance to ease the recent restriction on watering athletic fields due to the drought emergency. The variance is designed to protect the safety of students ...(more)

Nominees Sought for Third Annual 'Distinguished Service to Public Education' Award Sponsored by Board of Education

(August 09, 1999)

The Montgomery County Board of Education is seeking nominations from the public for its third annual award for distinguished service to public education. The award is sponsored by the Board to recogni ...(more)