Browse Public Announcements for 2004 - 2005 School Year

Tornado Watch Issued by Nat'l Weather Service

(September 28, 2004)

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for the Washington metropolitan area. This is a lower level alert than a tornado warning and indicates only that atmospheric conditions cou ...(more)

Board Approves Appointment of 4 Administrators

(September 28, 2004)

The Board of Education met yesterday (Monday, September 27) and, among other items, approved four administrative appointments, reviewed an update on enrollment and the Capital Improvements Program, an ...(more)

Board of Education to Meet on September 27

(September 24, 2004)

Agenda 7:30 1.0 Acknowledgment of a Quorum 1.1 Approval of the Agenda (A) 1.2 Walk to School Day (A) 7:45 Public Comments 8:15 2.0 Consent Items Facilities 2.1.1 Award of Contract - H ...(more)

144 Seniors are Named 2004 Merit Semifinalists

(September 23, 2004)

One hundred forty-four Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students have been named semifinalists in the 2004 National Merit Scholarship competition. The local students represent 42 percent of ...(more)

Sat. School Opens at Watkins Mill and Einstein on Oct. 2

(September 23, 2004)

Two additional George B. Thomas, Sr., Learning Academies-also known as “Saturday Schools”- are opening on October 2. Albert Einstein and Watkins Mill high schools will join eight other Montgomery ...(more)

Middle Schools Consortium Funded by Federal Grant

(September 22, 2004)

A series of committee meetings is under way to provide community input on creating choice areas for a student choice assignment plan for Argyle, Parkland and Belt middle schools, following receipt of ...(more)

B-CC High School Music Program Receives GRAMMY

(September 20, 2004)

The music department of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School was one of four recipients of a special “GRAMMY on the Hill” award from the Washington, D.C., Recording Academy at a ceremony on September 8. T ...(more)

MSA Results in Grades 4, 6, 7 Show High Proficiency

(September 17, 2004)

Systemwide results of the 2004 administration of the Maryland State Assessment (MSA) in reading and mathematics in Grades 4, 6 and 7 show high percentages of students achieving at or above the standar ...(more)

HSA Passing Rate Improves Among All Racial Groups

(September 17, 2004)

The percentage of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students who passed the 2004 High School Assessments (HSAs) in algebra, biology, English and government reached the highest level since 2002, ...(more)

Carderock Springs Named National Blue Ribbon School

(September 17, 2004)

Carderock Springs Elementary School in Bethesda has been named a National No Child Left Behind/Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The announcement was made September 17 by U.S. Se ...(more)

Tornado Watch in Effect in Metro Area until 8 p.m.

(September 17, 2004)

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for the Washington metropolitan area until 8:00 p.m. this evening. This is an indication that conditions could produce a tornado, but that ...(more)

Parent & Student Assessment Info Night on Sept. 30

(September 16, 2004)

The NAACP Parents' Councils of the Gaithersburg High School Cluster and the City of Gaithersburg are hosting the second Parent/Student Assessment Information Night on Thursday, September 30, 6-9 p.m. ...(more)

Parent Update Provided on Quality Drinking Water

(September 16, 2004)

An update to parents detailing the status of efforts to ensure quality drinking water amid findings of elevated levels of lead in schools is being distributed this week. The update is in the form of ...(more)

Board Approves Advisory Process for Consortium

(September 15, 2004)

The Board of Education met on Tuesday [September 14] and, among other items, approved a community advisory process for the Middle School Magnet Consortium. The Board also reviewed updates on the SAT ...(more)

Community Forums on Strategic Budget Planning are Set

(September 14, 2004)

More than 100 community members - representing a broad range of stakeholders - attended the first of three Board of Education community forums on the operating budget and its relationship to the Montg ...(more)