Browse Public Announcements for 1999 - 2000 School Year

Instructional Video Series on Local Government Receives National "Telly" Award

(March 02, 2000)

The MCPS instructional video series, "Local Government--Who Cares," has won a national Telly Award.The six-part series, which follows the MCPS curriculum guide, was made specifically to enhance the cu ...(more)

Teacher at Montgomery Blair High School is Among Thirty-Two Winners of International Volunteer Award

(March 02, 2000)

Joseph Bellino, a teacher at Montgomery Blair High School, has been named by the U.S. State Department and USA Today to receive a Millennium International Volunteer Award.He is one of 32 winners from ...(more)

Board of Education Accelerates Meeting Schedule to Facilitate County Council's Timeline for Final Action on Capital Budget

(March 01, 2000)

The Board of Education has moved up its schedule by one week for taking final action on the proposed facility plans and boundaries recommended by Superintendent of Schools Jerry D. Weast. The change i ...(more)

Five Students are Named Finalists in the 18th Annual Duracell Invention Challenge

(February 29, 2000)

Five students have been named finalists in a national competition that challenges students to design and build battery-powered devices. The five had their inventions place among 100 finalists during p ...(more)

Superintendent Recommends New Facility Projects, Including a High School Consortium and the Reopening of Northwood High School

(February 29, 2000)

New facility projects including the initiation of a new signature school consortium involving Montgomery Blair, John F. Kennedy, and Albert Einstein high schools and the reopening of Northwood High Sc ...(more)

Registration for Head Start and Extended Elementary Education Program (EEEP) Begins March 8

(February 28, 2000)

The Montgomery County Public Schools' Head Start and Extended Elementary Education (EEEP) programs are recruiting eligible children who will be four years old by December 31, 2000 for these two presch ...(more)

Nineteen Seniors Selected as Candidates for the Year 2000 Presidential Scholars Awards

(February 25, 2000)

Nineteen seniors have been selected as candidates for the year 2000 Presidential Scholars awards, one of the highest honors given to high school seniors in the United States.The local students were se ...(more)

Board Meeting Summary -- February 23, 2000 Board Ratifies Agreements with Employee Organizations, Approves Two Appointments and Further Development of Shared Accountability

(February 24, 2000)

The Board of Education met yesterday [Wednesday, February 23] and, among other items, ratified agreements with two employee organizations, approved two administrative positions and approved further de ...(more)

Development of New Accountability Process Provides Framework for Shared Responsibilty for Student Success

(February 23, 2000)

A process for linking student performance to a variety of administrative and instructional processes, including staff evaluations, professional development and resource allocations, is being developed ...(more)

Board Opposes Private School Funding

(February 22, 2000)

[The following is the edited text from a letter sent to all of the members of the Maryland General Assembly from Montgomery County opposing Governor Glendenning's proposal use state funds to support p ...(more)

Problems Identified with Report Cards for Some Secondary School Students, Errors to be Resolved by Next Week

(February 17, 2000)

Report cards for some middle school and high school students for the second quarter contain formatting problems and errors in course grades or credits. The mistakes, which were identified earlier this ...(more)

Police Search for Suspect Grabbing Students

(February 16, 2000)

The Montgomery County Department of Police have asked for the assistance of the Montgomery County Public Schools in informing parents, students, and staff about a series of incidents in which a man ha ...(more)

Board of Education Presents Testimony on Capital Budget and Improvements Program

(February 14, 2000)

The following is the text of the testimony on the Fiscal Year 2001 Capital Budget and the Fiscal Year 2001-2006 Capital Improvements Program by Ms. Patricia O'Neill, president of the Board of Educatio ...(more)

Three Local Students Reach Final Round in 'Texaco Quiz Kids' Opera Competition

(February 11, 2000)

Three Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students are the regional finalists for the first-ever Texaco Opera Quiz Kids competition, a radio quiz program about opera that will be broadcast live on ...(more)

National Organizations Join Board of Education in Appeal to the U.S.Supreme Court on Student Transfers

(February 10, 2000)

[See link below to access the court brief in Adobe acrobat PDF format: Eisenberg vs. MCPS (@70K) Get Acrobat from]Seventeen education and social organizations from across the country, le ...(more)