Browse Public Announcements for 2002 - 2003 School Year

Parents Needed to Help Children Walk to School

(October 07, 2002)

Montgomery County Public Schools are asking for parent volunteers to help tomorrow, Tuesday, October 8, by walking their children to school, waiting at bus stops, and replacing safety patrols at stree ...(more)

Schools to Open On Time with Code Blue Restrictions

(October 07, 2002)

Dr. Jerry D. Weast, superintendent of schools, announced this evening that, while all schools will open on time on Tuesday, October 8, the school system will continue to operate under Code Blue with r ...(more)

Superintendent's Second Letter to Parents and Students

(October 07, 2002)

A second letter from Dr. Jerry D. Weast, superintendent of the Montgomery County Public Schools, is being sent home to parents, students, and staff today [Monday, October 7]. The letter is attached a ...(more)

Implementation of Code Blue Today, Oct. 7

(October 07, 2002)

All Montgomery County Public Schools were directed by the superintendent of schools this morning to implement the procedures for Code Blue. This measure is designed to provide a heightened level ...(more)

Superintendent's Letter to Parents on School Security

(October 03, 2002)

Dr. Jerry D. Weast, superintendent of the Montgomery County Public Schools, sent a letter today [Thursday, October 3, 2002] to all parents, students, and staff (via local schools) regarding the events ...(more)

High School Wins Award for Tobacco Use Prevention

(October 01, 2002)

Sherwood High School has been chosen to receive the American Lung Association of Maryland's 2002 Distinguished Service Award in the field of tobacco use prevention. Sherwood received the award becaus ...(more)

Progress Made in Kindergarten and Grade 1 Reading

(October 01, 2002)

Significantly more students--especially those who are most heavily affected by poverty and English language development--are acquiring foundational reading skills in kindergarten and text reading skil ...(more)

Three New Saturday Schools to Enhance Academic Opportunities

(September 30, 2002)

Montgomery Blair, Gaithersburg, and Wheaton high schools will host ceremonies to mark the opening of three new Saturday School programs under the direction of the George B. Thomas, Sr. Learning Academ ...(more)

Release of New Studies on K-Grade 1 Reading Improvements

(September 28, 2002)

A press conference will be held on Tuesday, October 1, at Rosemont Elementary School in Gaithersburg, beginning at 1:00 p.m. on the release of two new reports on the effect of improvements in kinderga ...(more)

Schools to Participate in Walk to School Day

(September 24, 2002)

Schools across Montgomery County are signing up to participate in this year’s Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 2. The annual event was launched four years ago by the Partnership for a Walkable ...(more)

Highlights of September 23 Board of Education Meeting

(September 24, 2002)

The Board of Education met yesterday [September 23] and, among other items, discussed an update on the No Child Left Behind Act and accepted a report from the Advisory Council for Career and Technolog ...(more)

Principal of Julius West Middle School Receives Mark Mann Award

(September 24, 2002)

James G. Fernandez, principal of Julius West Middle School, has been selected as recipient of the twelfth annual Mark Mann Excellence and Harmony Award. The honor is given annually to one local school ...(more)

Board of Education Agenda, Monday, September 23

(September 21, 2002)

Note: The agenda will be available on-line with links to item materials as PDF files on Monday morning, September 23, after 10:00 a.m. See online link below. Agenda 7:30 p.m. Closed Session ...(more)

Highlights of the September 12 Meeting of Board of Education

(September 13, 2002)

The Board of Education met yesterday [September 12] and, among other items, discussed the recently released SAT scores, a report on the opening of school, and updates on Extended Learning Opportunitie ...(more)

Board of Education Appoints Community Superintendent

(September 12, 2002)

The Board of Education today [Thursday, September 12] approved the appointment of Cynthia A. Rattley, currently the acting community superintendent for the Northwest, Poolesville, Quince Orchard, and ...(more)