Browse Public Announcements for 2001 - 2002 School Year

Board of Education Urges State Suspension of MSPAP

(February 12, 2002)

The Montgomery County Board of Education voted unanimously today [Tuesday, February 12] to request that the Maryland State Board of Education and state superintendent of schools delay any further use ...(more)

Live Call-in Program to Focus on Newly-Revised Curriculum

(February 11, 2002)

Viewpoint: The MCPS Curriculum, a live call-in television program, will air on MCPS Cable Channel 34 on Thursday, February 21, from 7:00 p.m. until 8:15 p.m. Community members are invited to call w ...(more)

Joint Teachers/Principals Letter Questions MSPAP

(February 11, 2002)

Note: The following letter was sent to Dr. Nancy Grasmick, Maryland state superintendent of schools, by the presidents of the major organizations representing teachers and principals of the Montgomer ...(more)

Seventh Consecutive National Gold Medal Ranking for MCPS

(February 11, 2002)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) was named a "gold medal" school system for the seventh consecutive year by Expansion Management magazine as a measure of the attractiveness of the school system ...(more)

Clarification on Next Year's Calendar

(February 11, 2002)

The 2002-2003 school year for the Montgomery County Public Schools begins prior to Labor Day because four additional non-school days were added to the calendar, two days for the general and primary el ...(more)

Board of Education Meeting Revised to Add MSPAP Proposal

(February 08, 2002)

Note: The following agenda for the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, February 12, was revised to add a resolution concerning the Maryland School Performance Assessment Program (MSPAP). Other it ...(more)

Outreach to Minority Businesses Designed to Increase Participation

(February 08, 2002)

Last February, the Montgomery County Board of Education passed a resolution asking for recommendations from staff and others for expanded outreach to minority-, female-, and disabled-owned (MFD) busin ...(more)

Board of Education Officers Urge Halt in MSPAP Testing

(February 07, 2002)

Note: The following letter was sent today from Reginald M. Felton, president, and Patricia B. O'Neill, vice president, Montgomery County Board of Education. In summary, the letter urges the state to ...(more)

Choreographer to Teach Master Class at Blake High School

(February 06, 2002)

Darrin Henson, creative director of the Britney Spears Tour and choreographer of the 1999-2000 NSync World Tour, will host a workshop and teach a master class for tap, jazz, and modern dance students ...(more)

Press Event to Focus on Outreach to Minority Businesses

(February 05, 2002)

A meeting and press briefing on Friday, February 8, at 8:30 a.m. in Room 127 of the Carver Educational Services Center will highlight opportunities for participation in procurement of goods and servic ...(more)

Students Automotive Trades Foundation Holds Car Sale

(February 04, 2002)

Montgomery County Students Automotive Trades Foundation will hold a car sale on Sunday, February 24, 2002, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Damascus High School. Automotive body and automotive technology stude ...(more)

Board of Education Approves $1.4 Billion Operating Budget

(January 30, 2002)

The Board of Education unanimously approved an operating budget request of $1.4 billion for the next fiscal year on January 29. Although the budget request is nearly $71 million (5.3 percent) over ...(more)

Four Students are Sole Regional Finalists in Intel Science Search

(January 30, 2002)

Three young women are among the four Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) finalists in the 61st annual Intel Science Talent Search. MCPS is the only school system in the metropolitan Washington are ...(more)

Class Size Report Shows Decline in Number of Oversized Classes

(January 29, 2002)

Efforts undertaken last spring by the Board of Education and County Council to reduce class sizes have brought about a substantial decline in the number of oversized classes this school year, accordin ...(more)

Family Academy Opens at Northwest High School

(January 29, 2002)

A press conference and community celebration in the Northwest High School auditorium on Saturday, February 2, at 10:00 a.m. will mark the opening of the Northwest Cluster Family Academy, a comprehensi ...(more)