Browse Public Announcements for 2003 - 2004 School Year

Parents of Eighth Graders Urged to Confirm Residency

(May 26, 2004)

Parents and guardians of eighth grade students in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) are being urged to submit documentation verifying their residency in Montgomery County by June 4, 2004. The d ...(more)

2nd Graders Achieve Record Academic Gains

(May 25, 2004)

The more than 9,900 students in Grade 2 this year -- one of the most racially and ethnically diverse grade levels in the school system -- achieved at least the 68th median national percentile (languag ...(more)

Foundation Grant to Help Expand Reading Together

(May 25, 2004)

Debby and Joshua Rales of the RFI Foundation in Bethesda have pledged $270,000 over the next three years to help expand the Reading Together tutorial program to teach reading skills to second grade st ...(more)

Board of Education Appoints 6 New School Principals

(May 24, 2004)

The Montgomery County Board of Education met this evening [May 24, 2004] and approved the following appointments of six principals: * Meredith Casper, currently assistant principal at Wheaton Wood ...(more)

Board of Education to Meet on Monday, May 24

(May 21, 2004)

Agenda 7:00 p.m. Closed Session 7:30 1.0 Acknowledgment of a Quorum 1.1 Approval of the Agenda (A) 1.2 Margaret Cutler Interages Award (R) 1.3 Champions for Children (R) 1.4 Recognition of T ...(more)

Elevated Levels of Lead in Water Found in 9 Schools

(May 20, 2004)

Elevated levels of lead were found in some water sample results for nine schools – East Silver Spring, Garrett Park, Glen Haven at Grosvenor Center, Montgomery Knolls, New Hampshire Estates, Poolesvil ...(more)

Schools Schedule Commencements and Speakers

(May 19, 2004)

More than 9,500 high school students and students in alternative programs are graduating and receiving diplomas from the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) this spring. Twenty-nine schools have ...(more)

State Urged to Delay Link of HSA to Graduation

(May 19, 2004)

The following is the text of a letter by Board of Education Member Patricia B. O'Neill, urging the state's delay on taking final action linking High School Assessments to graduation. The Board of Edu ...(more)

Students Win Top Maryland History Day Awards

(May 18, 2004)

Montgomery County students won numerous awards at the Maryland History Day competition held at Montgomery College April 24. Dee Farrell and Nadereh Zolghadr of Julius West Middle School were the Mo ...(more)

Nineteen Additional Merit Scholarship Winners Named

(May 18, 2004)

Nineteen Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students have won $2,500 National Merit Scholarships after meeting rigorous academic standards and other criteria. The local scholars account for mo ...(more)

Two Students are Presidential Scholar Winners

(May 17, 2004)

Two Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students have been named Presidential Scholars, one of the highest honors given to high school seniors in the United States. Max E. Chavez of Albert Einste ...(more)

Nominees Sought for Distinguished Service Awards

(May 14, 2004)

The Montgomery County Board of Education is seeking nominations from the public for its eighth annual awards for distinguished service to public education. The awards are sponsored by the Board to re ...(more)

Federal Grant will Fund Integrated Arts Curriculum

(May 13, 2004)

Three local elementary schools will use a federal grant to continue the development of the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Arts Integration Model Schools (AIMS) program. Charles R. Drew, Kens ...(more)

Board Alters Schedule for Grading Policy

(May 12, 2004)

The Board of Education met on Tuesday [May 11] and, among other items, approved a change in the implementation schedule for the Grading and Reporting policy. The Board also ratified agreements with e ...(more)

2004-2005 School Calendar Modified to Reflect Contract

(May 11, 2004)

The Board of Education today [Tuesday, May 11] approved modifications to next year’s school calendar to eliminate some professional days for teachers, combine certain early release days into single da ...(more)