Browse Public Announcements for 1999 - 2000 School Year

Important News Stories Today

(May 09, 2000)

A couple of important stories appeared today [Tuesday, May 9] regarding the school system.An article, entitled "Montgomery Tries to Solve Math Problem," appeared in The Washington Post and focused on ...(more)

Administrative Appointments

(May 09, 2000)

The Board of Education today [Tuesday, May 9] approved the following administrative appointments:* Judie A. Muntner, currently interim associate superintendent, Office of Instruction and Program Deve ...(more)

Burning Tree Elementary School Teacher Wins Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

(May 09, 2000)

Helene Granof, a second grade teacher at Burning Tree Elementary School, has won a 1999 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, the nation's most prestigious honor for a ...(more)

Public service announcement highlights the work of inspiring teachers in MCPS

(May 08, 2000)

A new public service announcement produced by MCPS to celebrate the work of great teachers will be aired on Cable TV Montgomery throughout the month of May, beginning this week on Monday, May 10, as p ...(more)

Thurgood Marshall Elementary School Teacher Selected as Montgomery Teacher of the Year

(May 08, 2000)

Jo Anne McKernon, a fourth grade teacher at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School, has been selected to receive the MCPS Teacher of the Year award. McKernon will represent Montgomery County in the comp ...(more)

Important newspaper editorials focus on Algebra 1 results

(May 06, 2000)

Three important newspaper editorials appeared this week concerning the results of the first semester testing among high school students taking Algebra 1 this year and the financial and community suppo ...(more)

Board of Education Agenda for May 9, 2000

(May 05, 2000)

MONTGOMERY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATIONAGENDA(A) Action(D) Discussion(I) Information(R) RecognitionRevised [Note new items 2.0 and 4.3]Tuesday, May 9, 2000 10:00 a. m.*8:00 a.m. Breakfast Reception - Foo ...(more)

Sophomore at John F. Kennedy High School Elected Student Member of the Board of Education

(May 05, 2000)

A sophomore at John F. Kennedy High School has been elected the new student member of the county Board of Education for the 2000-2001 school year.Christopher Lloyd was chosen by 74.5% of the 48,111 se ...(more)

ALERT - Computer Virus Warning

(May 04, 2000)

All users of internet e-mail programs, including the MCPS FirstClass system, are advised that a computer virus named "I LOVE YOU" is especially destructive and damaging to computers, e-mail systems, f ...(more)

87 percent of Middle School Students Pass Algebra 1 Test, as Failure Rate in High School Comes Under Review

(May 03, 2000)

Eighty-seven percent of students who took Algebra 1 in middle school for the first semester this year passed the countywide exam, an important accomplishment since more than one-third of ninth grade s ...(more)

High Failure Rate on Algebra 1 Exam in High School Underscores Need for Targeted Math Improvements

(April 28, 2000)

The first implementation of standardized grading scales for the countywide exam in Algebra 1 for high school students occurred this past January, and the results show that only 36 percent of the high ...(more)

Seven Twelfth Grade Students are Awarded Corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarships

(April 28, 2000)

Seven Montgomery County Public Schools students have won corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarships financed by companies, foundations and other business organizations. The students are among 22 ...(more)

Students to Present Research Findings at Symposium Sponsored by Howard Hughes Medical Institute

(April 28, 2000)

Throughout the school year, 16 students from 14 Montgomery County high schools have rushed from school to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to don lab coats and pursue medical research. They ar ...(more)

Jackson Road Elementary School Wins $10,000 Grant to Develop and Implement Innovative Math Project

(April 27, 2000)

Jackson Road Elementary School's project to help students better understand the content area of mathematics has been selected to receive a $10,000 Toyota TIME grant from Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., In ...(more)

Board Endorses Reduced Penalty for Use of Cellular Phones,Approves Non-Recommended Reductions to FY2001 Operating Budget Request

(April 26, 2000)

The Board of Education met yesterday [Tuesday, April 25] and, among other items, endorsed the superintendent's decision to alter the penalty for student use or possession of cellular phones on school ...(more)