Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. Date: June 21, 2023

From the Desk of Superintendent Dr. Monifa B. McKnight


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Dear MCPS Community,

Now that we’ve wrapped another school year, let’s celebrate the achievements, the growth, and the indomitable spirit that continue to define our journey. As I traveled to every corner of Montgomery County, visiting nearly a third of our schools over these past nine months, I saw students engaged and learning, and I wish to thank the exceptional educators who persistently go above and beyond to provide high-quality instruction and support.

graduationTheir work was evident as Montgomery County Public Schools celebrated the graduation of nearly 12,000 students who will now continue on their pathways to success. To the graduates and their families – congratulations on reaching this significant milestone! You have demonstrated resilience, perseverance, and adaptability to change. We are proud of each graduate’s accomplishments and are excited to see where your future leads.

scienceWe made significant progress in a variety of areas since our mid-year report. The state of Maryland released its Star Rating, in which 92% of MCPS schools earned three or higher.  We repeatedly reported progress on student performance and refined plans to support all students to reach their full academic potential. We released the new Pathway to Student Success in College, Career, and Community initiative. Vital work to address student security issues and incidents of racism, antisemitism, and bias became a focus for school and school system leaders.

We examined school safety issues, put new plans in place to increase overall physical security across every campus, and stood up and spoke out against hate. The Montgomery County Council funded the FY 2024 operating budget, which the Board of Education unanimously approved in pursuit of academic and operational excellence. 

busWe are thrilled to celebrate the remarkable achievements of our students and educators, from graduations to scholarships and academic awards. As we look to the future, we eagerly anticipate the first day of school on Aug. 28, when we will come together again, fully prepared for a new year of learning, growth and achievement. 

With warm and sunny days on the horizon, summer is a time to expand your knowledge by engaging in various activities, from exploring new hobbies and embarking on adventures, to spending quality time with family and friends. Meanwhile, our dedicated educators and administrators are preparing for the next school year. We can't wait to see you all on August 28, the first day of school, when we will come together again, fully prepared for a new year of learning, growth, and achievement! 

Finally, please mark your calendars for the 2023-2024 Back to School Fair on Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Westfield Wheaton Shopping Center. It will be bigger and better than ever!

In partnership,

Dr. Monifa B. McKnight
Superintendent of Schools

P.S.: Below are some resources to help fill your summer with opportunities, fun and activity.

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fairSave the Date: The 2023-2024 Back to School Fair will be on Saturday. Aug. 26, again at Westfield Wheaton mall. It will be bigger and better than ever.