Browse Public Announcements for 2000 - 2001 School Year

Paint Branch High School Celebrates National Blue Ribbon and New American High School Awards with Ceremony and Reception for School Community

(October 11, 2000)

A community celebration and reception at Paint Branch High School on Friday, October 13, at 7:00 p.m. will recognize the school's achievement in winning two prestigious awards from the U.S. Department ...(more)

Annual Community Service Day Offers Opportunities for Volunteer Activities to Schools

(October 09, 2000)

All Montgomery County Public Schools are encouraged to participate in the 14th Annual Montgomery County Community Service Day on Saturday, October 28. Organized by the Montgomery County Volunteer Cent ...(more)

School Communities Alerted About Ways to Minimize Risk of Exposure to West Nile Virus

(October 06, 2000)

Schools throughout the county are being provided with information to distribute to their school communities regarding the West Nile Virus following discovery in the Rockville area on October 5 of dead ...(more)

Forum with the Superintendent to Offer Feedback Opportunities on 'Our Call to Action' Educational Initiatives

(September 29, 2000)

Superintendent Jerry D. Weast will host the first in a series of town meetings for school system staff and for community members on Monday, October 2, at Watkins Mills HIgh School. The meeting - for t ...(more)

County Council Allocates Funding for Collaborative Projects to Close Achievement Gap

(September 27, 2000)

The Montgomery County Council has allocated $250,000 for local community initiatives that will provide a network of projects designed to close the achievement gap between African American and Hispanic ...(more)

Board of Education Seeks Applicants for Appointment to Advisory Committees

(September 26, 2000)

The Montgomery County Board of Education is seeking adults and public school students to serve on two major committees that advise the Board of Education on important and timely educational and policy ...(more)

Three Math Studies Underscore Plans to Improve Curriculum and Teacher Practices to Raise Student Achievement

(September 25, 2000)

Systemwide efforts to pursue a more rigorous mathematics program have been bolstered by three studies that found that student underachievement is more closely related to the absence of a consistently ...(more)

Town Meetings, Multicultural Forums to Offer Feedback Opportunities on 'Our Call to Action' Educational Initiatives

(September 25, 2000)

Superintendent Jerry D. Weast will host a series of town meetings and multicultural forums across Montgomery County for staff and for community members in October and November.The meetings are designe ...(more)

Press Conference to Highlight Three New Studies on Mathematics That Underscore Need to Improve Instruction to Raise Achievement

(September 22, 2000)

A press conference will be held on Monday, September 25, at 2:00 p.m. to review and discuss the details of three new studies that found student underachievement in the Montgomery County Public Schools ...(more)

Board Meeting Agenda for Monday, September 25, 2000

(September 21, 2000)

7:00 p.m. Closed Session8:00 p.m. 1.0 Roll Call 1.1 Approval of the Agenda (A)8:15 Public Comments 8:45 2.0 Consent Items Facilities Management 2.1.1 Partial Capitalization of Selected Capital ...(more)

Fire Safety Check of School Facilities Implemented Following Ceiling Light Fixture Fire at Tilden Middle School

(September 20, 2000)

School and fire officials announced this evening [Wednesday, September 20] that a fire related to an aging ceiling light fixture in a classroom at Tilden Middle School has prompted a systemwide inspec ...(more)

Meetings Scheduled for Parents and Students to Explain Preferred Choice Options in the Northeast Consortium

(September 15, 2000)

A series of meetings in October will assist families with students in eighth grade who live in the Northeast Consortium to choose the high school they wish to attend for the 2001-2002 school year. Th ...(more)

Walk Your Child to School Day Will be Observed on Wednesday, October 4

(September 15, 2000)

Schools throughout Montgomery County are encouraged to join thousands of students, parents and community leaders around the nation who will be participating in Walk Your Child to School Day on Wednesd ...(more)

122 High School Students are Named Semifinalists for National Merit Scholarships

(September 13, 2000)

One hundred twenty-two students in Montgomery County Public Schools have been named semifinalists in the 2000 National Merit Scholarship competition, an increase of 15 semifinalists over the previous ...(more)

Board Approves Observance of Hispanic Heritage Month and Phased-in Elimination of Vans for Student Transportation

(September 13, 2000)

The Board of Education met yesterday [Tuesday, September 12] and, among other items, reviewed information on the opening of school, approved the observance of Hispanic Heritage Month and honored the w ...(more)