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MCPS Things to Know

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Journey to Graduation 2024: Hard Work Pays Off

Edna Reyes successfully completed three simultaneous programs as her journey as an MCPS student comes to an end. Reyes is a first generation student of Salvadoran descent who recently earned her high school diploma from her home school, Damascus High School. She also successfully completed the rigorous three-year cosmetology program at Gaithersburg High School, the requirements to earn an Associate’s Degree from Montgomery College through the dual enrollment program and also graduated with the prestigious Maryland Seal of Biliteracy. Read more. 

Reyes is one of the more than 12,000 MCPS students who are receiving their high school diplomas this graduation season. 

Check out the graduation photo gallery.

Graduation Schedule

Calling All Middle School Families, Learn About High School Programs Available at Upcoming Webinar

Are you interested in learning more about high school program options for your soon-to-be high school student? Do you have questions about where and how to access these programs? Join us on Wednesday, June 12 at 6 p.m. for an MCPS High School Program Webinar. Hear from program supervisors of Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate, Career and Technical Education (CTE), Dual Enrollment, Career Advising, Work-Based Learning, and Regional/Countywide programs.

Being informed as early as possible is the best first step to paving your student’s high school path. Register here for the webinar. A webinar link will be shared prior to the event.

Summer School Payment Reminder and Session Two Registration

Payments are due by June 16 for Session One of the Regional Summer High School Program (in person) and Central High School Summer Program (virtual). If payment is not received by June 16, the student will be withdrawn from the course. The first session will run from June 26–July 16 (no class on July 4); the second session will run from July 18–Aug. 6. Session Two enrollment closes Sunday, June 30. Parents can register students on their ParentVue accounts. If you have registered for a summer course and have not received a payment invoice, please contact your student’s counselor. Read more

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Mark Your Calendars for the Annual Back-to-School Fair

MCPS is hosting its annual Back-to-School Fair on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Westfield Wheaton mall. The event is a wonderful opportunity for families to learn about the school system and county programs and services. Enjoy music, entertainment, giveaways and family activities. There will also be an immunization clinic. Free bus shuttle transportation will be provided.

Westfield Wheaton is located at 11160 Veirs Mill Road. Stay tuned to the website for updates throughout the summer.

Twenty-Two MCPS Students Earn College-Sponsored National Merit Scholarships

Twenty-two MCPS students have earned college- and university-sponsored National Merit Scholarships in the latest round of awards from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship.

Check out the winners, their sponsoring university or college, and their intended career fields.

Donate Today to the GIVE BACKpacks Campaign

Help students in need by donating to the 13th annual GIVE BACKpacks campaign to purchase backpacks and school supplies for MCPS students. For as little as $20, you can provide a student with a backpack filled with supplies, including  paper, crayons, pencils/pens, a pencil sharpener, binders and folders.

To The Point: Outdoor Environmental Education

Watch the latest episode of To the Point to learn more about the MCPS Outdoor Environmental Education program and meet some of the program's teachers and animal ambassadors.

Sports Insight Episode 33 - County Championships

The latest episode of Sports Insight highlights the sights and sounds from county championship games and features conversations with players and coaches about what they think of the additional game between the regular season and other postseason play.

MCPS In the News

NBC 4 Washington Women's flag football coming to MCPS next year

Dates to Remember

  • June 13 – Last day of school for students; early release day for students (ALL SCHOOLS)
  • June 14 – Grading and Planning for the end of term
  • June 19 – Systemwide Closure—Schools and offices closed
  • June 25 – Board of Education meeting
  • July 8 – First day of school for students (Innovative Calendar School only)

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