Browse Public Announcements for 1998 - 1999 School Year

Registration Open for Eligible Children in MCPS Head Start Preschool Program

(July 01, 1999)

Individuals who would like to enroll their children in the Head Start preschool program for this coming fall are encouraged to do so during the summer months. Head Start in Montgomery County Public ...(more)

Board of Education Approves Appointment of Dr. Jerry D. Weast as Next Superintendent of Schools

(June 30, 1999)

The Board acted this evening to satisfy provisions of state law requiring the appointment of a superintendent prior to July 1, 1999. Meetings by the public with Dr. Weast on July 12 and a site visit b ...(more)

Board of Education Names North Carolina Educator, Dr. Jerry Weast, as Finalist for School Superintendent

(June 29, 1999)

The Board of Education announced today [Tuesday, June 29] that Dr. Jerry D. Weast, superintendent of Guilford County Schools in North Carolina, has been selected as the finalist for appointment as sup ...(more)

Montgomery County Sponsors Y2K Town Meetings

(June 28, 1999)

Town meetings on Year 2000 issues continue during the summer. The County-sponsored meetings are designed to explain how government and businesses in Montgomery County are preparing for the so-called m ...(more)

Public Comment Sought on Revised Board of Education Policy on the Education of English Language Learners

(June 25, 1999)

The Board of Education is seeking community comment on a revised policy on the education of English language learners, formerly described as students with limited English proficiency including those s ...(more)

Board Meeting Summary, 6/21/99: Board Approves Request to Expand Security Cameras to All High Schools, Appoints Four New School Principals

(June 22, 1999)

The Board of Education met yesterday evening [Monday, June 21] and, among other items, approved an emergency capital budget request for funding to accelerate the implementation of security cameras nex ...(more)

Massive Array of Construction Projects on the Fast Track as Summer Building Schedule Targets New School Year

(June 18, 1999)

More than $100 million in new construction projects are being completed this summer in preparation for the 1999-2000 school year for the Montgomery County Public Schools, including a high school moder ...(more)

Staffing Analyst Wins Regional Award for Exemplary Work in Recruiting and Hiring MCPS Employees

(June 18, 1999)

Rochelle Kraus, staffing analyst in the Department of Personnel Services of the Montgomery County Public Schools, has received a 1999 Personnelist of the Year Award from the Local Government Personnel ...(more)

Instructional Television Program Adds Prestigious Emmy Award To List of National and Local Honors

(June 18, 1999)

A Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Instructional Television program on the Civil War Battle of Antietam has won its ninth award in two years."Voices of Antietam," which has been aired extensive ...(more)

Board of Education Continues Search for New Superintendent, Asks Vance to Remain Until Successor Appointed

(June 17, 1999)

The Board of Education announced today [Thursday, June 17] that it is moving toward the identification of a finalist for superintendent of the Montgomery County Public Schools, pending completion of p ...(more)

Six Teachers Nominated for National Sallie Mae Awards Honoring First-year Teachers

(June 14, 1999)

Six MCPS teachers have been nominated for national awards honoring first-year teachers for their excellence in providing an outstanding instructional program.The local teachers will compete with nomin ...(more)

Board Meeting Summary, 6/8/99: Board Reviews Gifted and Talented Policy, Staff Training, and Exam Exemptions, Adopts Budget, and Appoints Three New Principals

(June 11, 1999)

The Board of Education met earlier this week [Tuesday, June 8] and, among other actions, reviewed the implementation of the policy on gifted and talented education and the possibility of exemptions fo ...(more)

Upcoming School Events Include Urbanism Conference, Visit by Oklahoma Congressman, and Human Chain Joining Two Schools

(June 10, 1999)

Eastern Middle School's seventh annual Urbanism Conference will be held by eighth grade students in the Humanities and Communication Magnet Program on Friday, June 11, from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. a ...(more)

Mentoring Program at Greencastle Elementary Wins State Excellence for Minority Achievement Award

(June 10, 1999)

An after-school program to improve the academic performance of African American male students at Greencastle Elementary School has won a new state award that honors programs and individuals who make o ...(more)

Four Teachers Win Awards for Excellence in Teaching from the Marian Greenblatt Education Fund

(June 10, 1999)

Four teachers have won awards in the 11th annual Marian Greenblatt Education Fund program, which recognizes teachers for their excellence in motivating and educating students.In addition, the fund rec ...(more)