Browse Public Announcements for 1998 - 1999 School Year

Takoma Park Middle School Team Earns Place in World Finals of the Odyssey of the Mind Competition

(May 04, 1999)

Six students from Takoma Park Middle School will compete in the Odyssey of the Mind 1999 World Finals in late May in Knoxville, Tennessee, after winning first place in their category at the Maryland S ...(more)

Team From Montgomery Blair High School Wins Grand Prize Award in National Science Bowl Competition, Earns Trip to Australia

(May 04, 1999)

A team of five students from Montgomery Blair High School has won the grand prize in the National Science Bowl, beating 52 other teams from across the country and earning a two-week trip to Australia ...(more)

Student Board Member Election Results

(April 30, 1999)

Ms. Laura Sampedro (see photo at link below), a junior at Springbrook High School, was elected today with 79.5 percent of the vote as the next student member of the Board of Education. Her term will c ...(more)

Board of Education Identifies a Finalist for Superintendent of Schools as Selection Process Increases Community Involvement

(April 30, 1999)

The Board of Education of Montgomery County has narrowed its field of candidates for superintendent of schools and identified Dr. Elfreda W. Massie, deputy superintendent of the Baltimore County Publi ...(more)

Eighteen MCPS Twelfth Grade Students Win $2,000 National Merit Scholarships

(April 30, 1999)

Eighteen MCPS students have won $2,000 National Merit Scholarships after meeting rigorous academic standards and other criteria, announced the National Merit Scholarship Corp. (NMSC).The local scholar ...(more)

Dialogue on the Future of School Safety to be Held with Students, Parents, Teachers, and Community Leaders by Secretary of Education

(April 29, 1999)

A press conference and dialogue on the future of school safety will be held tomorrow, Friday, April 30, 1999, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Walt Whitman High School by U.S. Secretary of Education Ri ...(more)

Countywide Initiative Gains State Support for Additional Juvenile Counselors for At-Risk Students

(April 28, 1999)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will receive the assistance of six additional juvenile counselors next year under an expansion of the Spotlight on Schools Program administered by the Maryland ...(more)

Board Reviews High School Improvement Program, Identifies Potential Budget Areas For FY 2000 Non-Recommended Reductions

(April 27, 1999)

The Board of Education met yesterday [Monday, April 26, 1999] and, among other items, reviewed the "high stakes" assessment process being developed as part of the state's High School Improvement Progr ...(more)

22 Corporations and Other Organizations Individually Donate Up to $5,000 Each Toward Event for Retiring Superintendent

(April 26, 1999)

Montgomery County Public Schools Educational Foundation, Inc.Twenty-two business corporations and organizations have donated between $1,500 and $5,000 each toward the gala community event designed as ...(more)

Business Executives and School Principals to Share Management and Leadership Experiences at Executive Shadow Day Roundtable

(April 23, 1999)

Principals and leading business executives will share on-the-job work experiences at a roundtable discussion culminating the third annual Executive Shadow Day.The roundtable, followed by a reception, ...(more)

Ten High Schools Win Top National Awards for Student Literary Magazines

(April 23, 1999)

Ten MCPS high schools won top awards for their student-produced publications in the 15th annual Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines sponsored by the National Council of Teach ...(more)

Business Week Montgomery Offers Eighth Grade Students an Opportunity to Explore Career Options at a 'Students' Expedition'

(April 22, 1999)

Montgomery County eighth graders will have an opportunity to explore career options and participate in an interactive technology village during Business Week Montgomery '99. The "Students' Expedit ...(more)

Six High School Students in ESOL Program Challenge White House Aides in Chess -- and Win

(April 22, 1999)

A group of White House senior aides recently found themselves on the losing end of an international event.Six Montgomery Blair High School students, primarily ESOL students from countries around the g ...(more)

Delegation of Officials from Greenville, South Carolina to View Innovative Educational Programs as Part of Inter-Community Visit

(April 21, 1999)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will be the day-long focus of a delegation of officials from Greenville, South Carolina, during their thirteenth annual Inter-Community Visit from May 1 through ...(more)

Wheaton High School Student and Mark Twain School Volunteer are Among Outstanding Volunteers of Montgomery County for 1999

(April 20, 1999)

Matthew Whorral, a student at Wheaton High School, and Marvin Zimmerman, a retired educator, are among thirteen volunteers honored this year as Outstanding Volunteers of Montgomery County. The annual ...(more)