Browse Public Announcements for 2000 - 2001 School Year

Partnership between Schools and Public Libraries Helps International Students Obtain Library Cards

(September 08, 2000)

Newly-arrived students to the county and their families will now be able to obtain a public library card when they register for school at the Montgomery County Public Schools International Student Adm ...(more)

Board of Education Meeting Agenda

(September 08, 2000)

Tuesday, September 12, 2000, 10:00 a. m.*9:00 a.m. Closed Session10:00 a.m. 1.0 Roll Call 1.1 Approval of the Agenda (A) 1.2 Hispanic Heritage Month (A) 1.3 Presentation by the Rockville Mayor/City ...(more)

Thirteen MCPS Graduates are the First Recipients of 'Paul Vance Scholars at Montgomery College' Scholarships

(September 06, 2000)

Thirteen graduates of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) became the first recipients of scholarships established in honor of former MCPS Superintendent Paul L. Vance. The "Paul Vance Scholars at ...(more)

Wootton High School Delayed One Day to All Additional Preparation Time for Teachers

(September 04, 2000)

Thomas Wootton High School in Rockville will open on Wednesday, September 6 -- one day later than the rest of the school system -- to allow the school's instructional staff additional time to prepare ...(more)

Montgomery County Not Sidelined by Warning of Bus Brake Problems -- All Buses Are Ready for Opening of School

(September 03, 2000)

Montgomery County Public School transportation officials have completed a review of bus safety and repair records and determined that a national warning concerning certain anti-lock braking devices an ...(more)

News Conference to Discuss New School Year Initiatives for Reduced Class Size, All-Day Kindergarten, Workforce Excellence

(August 31, 2000)

A news conference - coinciding with the first day of school - will review the status of $26 million in new initiatives to address class size reduction, expanded all-day kindergarten, workforce improve ...(more)

Administrative Appointments

(August 29, 2000)

The Board of Education today [Tuesday, August 29] approved the following administrative appointments:Schools* Bethesda Elementary School - Michael Castagnola, formerly principal, Templeton Elementary ...(more)

SAT Math Scores Reach Historic High with More Students Participating but Verbal Scores Decline, Gap Widens

(August 29, 2000)

Last year's graduating class of the Montgomery County Public Schools had the highest percentage of students (80 percent) ever taking the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)-- including a 13-percent incre ...(more)

Board of Education Meeting Agenda

(August 27, 2000)

Tuesday, August 29, 2000, 1:30 p. m.*10:30 a.m. Closed Session1:30 p.m. 1.0 Roll Call 1.1 Approval of the Agenda (A) 1.2 Board/Superintendent Comments (D)1:35 Public Comments 2:05 2.0 Consent Item ...(more)

Montgomery County Board of Education Candidates' Forum to be Aired on Cable Channel 21

(August 09, 2000)

Cable Channel 21 will air a forum on important education issues featuring the candidates for Montgomery County Board of Education at the following dates and times:Saturday, August 12, at 3:30 p.m.Wedn ...(more)

Seven Additional Merit Scholarships for 1999-2000 Bring Total Number to 34

(August 09, 2000)

Seven more 2000 MCPS graduates have won National Merit Scholarships, raising the number of Merit Scholarships for the 1999-2000 school year to 34. The local scholars account for almost 29 percent of ...(more)

Office Depot Donates Backpacks and School Supplies to Students at New Hampshire Estates Elementary School

(August 08, 2000)

Office Depot is donating more than 500 backpacks filled with school supplies to students at New Hampshire Estates Elementary School. Each backpack contains such essential items as pencils, rulers, sa ...(more)

Investing in the Call to Action

(August 04, 2000)

Every school is benefiting from new initiatives for the upcoming school year as the system undertakes a comprehensive strategy that spans the entire educational program from Kindergarten through high ...(more)

Record Number of Teachers Hired for New Year; Process Ahead of Schedule as More than 9,000 Apply for Openings

(August 01, 2000)

The hiring of teachers by Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) continues to proceed at a record-breaking pace with nearly 1,100 teachers currently under contract - approaching the goal of 1,200 nee ...(more)

Board of Education Appoints Public Policy Advocate for Children's Issues as the New Legislative Aide for the School System

(July 31, 2000)

The Montgomery County Board of Education has selected Lori Rogovin, currently director of public policy for the Maryland Committee for Children, as the new legislative aide representing Montgomery Cou ...(more)