Browse Public Announcements for 2003 - 2004 School Year

Saturday School Names New Executive Director

(September 08, 2003)

Joseph J. D’Amico has been named the new executive director of the George B. Thomas, Sr. Learning Academy, Inc., also known as the Saturday School. He will be responsible for the development, adminis ...(more)

Board of Education Meets on Tuesday, September 9

(September 05, 2003)

Agenda for September 9, 2003 9:00 a.m. Closed Session 10:00 a.m. 1.0 Roll Call 1.1 Approval of the Agenda (A) 1.2 Hispanic Heritage Month (A) 1.3 Board/Superintendent Comments (D) ...(more)

Grant to Fund Online K-12 Digital Library

(September 03, 2003)

The School Library Media Programs unit of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is playing a leading role in a statewide consortium that is developing an online library for Maryland students in Kind ...(more)

Mechanical Failure Prompts Closure of Blake High School

(August 29, 2003)

James Hubert Blake High School will be closing early today (Friday, August 29) at 11:40 a.m because of an air conditioning failure and a breakdown of the mechanical ventilation system. ...(more)

Office Depot Donates Backpacks to 500 Students

(August 29, 2003)

Office Depot will donate backpacks filled with school supplies to 500 students attending Gaithersburg Elementary School. Backpacks and supplies, worth more than $7,000, will be handed out to students ...(more)

Two Schools Without Power -- All Others Open

(August 29, 2003)

Two schools -- Bel Pre Elementary and Garrett Park Elementary -- remain without full electrical power and are closed today, Friday, August 29, as the power company continues repair work to restore ele ...(more)

12 Schools Still Without Power, as Repairs Continue

(August 28, 2003)

The following 12 schools remain without full electrical power and are still closed this evening, Thursday, August 28. This list will be updated early Friday morning, August 29, based on the progress ...(more)

Blake Teacher Named Teacher of the Year Finalist

(August 28, 2003)

Barbara Jeweler, director of James Hubert Blake High School's award-winning TV Production Program, internship coordinator, and instructor for media arts, was named one of eight finalists for the 2004 ...(more)

Update on Closed Schools with Partial Electrical Power

(August 28, 2003)

Explanation about the closure of schools with partial electricity: Some schools closed today have partial electricity. However, fire and health safety code requirements, along with school system s ...(more)

20 Schools Closed Today Due to Power Outages

(August 28, 2003)

The following schools are closed today, Thursday, August 28, because of continuing and new power outages remaining from this week's storms, including the storm last night. All other schools are openi ...(more)

Board of Education Meeting Highlights for August 25

(August 26, 2003)

The Board of Education met on Monday [August 25] and, among other items, approved preliminary plans for renovation of Northwood High School and appointed eight administrators. The Board reviewed plans ...(more)

SAT Scores High, African American Average Up 11 Pts.

(August 26, 2003)

The average SAT scores for the graduating class of 2003 remained at historically high levels, well above the national and state results, as African American students gained an 11-point increase over t ...(more)

Board of Education Appoints Eight Central Office Staff

(August 25, 2003)

The Board of Education today [Monday, August 25] approved the following administrative appointments: * Elizabeth R. Brown, currently program supervisor, K-12 English/Language Arts, Department of C ...(more)

Board of Education Meets on Monday, August 25

(August 23, 2003)

Agenda Monday, August 25, 2003* 8:30 a.m. Closed Session 1:00 p.m. Public Session 1.0 Roll Call 1.1 Approval of the Agenda (A) 1.2 Board/Superintendent Comments (D) 1:05 Public Com ...(more)

New State Data Highlights Student Performance Gains

(August 22, 2003)

New data released today by the Maryland State Department of Education indicate that the Montgomery County Public Schools met or exceeded all of the standards for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) on the ...(more)