Browse Public Announcements for 2000 - 2001 School Year

High School Graduation Rate of 90 Percent Ranks First Among Nation's 100 Largest Public School Systems

(January 31, 2001)

Montgomery County Public Schools has the highest graduation rate of any of the 100 largest public school systems in the nation -- and the only rate above 90 percent -- according to a new study by a un ...(more)

Two Seniors from Montgomery Blair High School Named Finalists in Intel Science Talent Search

(January 31, 2001)

Two Montgomery Blair High School seniors have been named finalists in the 60th annual Intel Science Talent Search.They are among 40 national finalists in the talent search, in which high school senior ...(more)

High School Student is Among 20 Finalists in National Arts Recognition and Talent Search

(January 29, 2001)

Walt Whitman High School student Caroline Amory James was selected as one of the 20 visual arts finalists in the nation in the annual Arts Recognition and Talent Search (ARTS), one of the most prestig ...(more)

Kennedy Cluster Family Academy to Provide Saturday Learning and Recreation Opportunities for Children and Families

(January 29, 2001)

The new Kennedy Cluster Family Academy, designed to provide Saturday programs and information services to community members from pre-schoolers to adults, opened on January 27 at John F. Kennedy High S ...(more)

Eleven Students Named Semifinalists in Prestigious Intel Science Talent Search

(January 25, 2001)

Eleven students have been named among 300 semifinalists in the 60th Intel Science Talent Search, one of the most prestigious and rigorous science competitions for high school students in the United St ...(more)

Event-Based Middle School Science Program Honored by U.S. Department of Education

(January 24, 2001)

MCPS' Event-Based Science (EBS) has been identified as one of a handful of "promising science programs" throughout the nation by the U.S. Department of Education and the Expert Panel on Mathematics an ...(more)

County Officials Report Two Cases of Scarlet Fever at Area Schools

(January 19, 2001)

Montgomery County schools and health officials have notified students at two elementary schools, Viers Mill Elementary in Silver Spring and Diamond Elementary in Gaithersburg, that one student at each ...(more)

Board of Education Advisory Committees to Meet in February

(January 19, 2001)

Two Board of Education advisory committees - Family Life and Human Development, and Career and Technology Education - are scheduled to meet during the month of February.Family Life and Human Developme ...(more)

Giant Food A+ Program Provides Monetary Benefits to Schools

(January 19, 2001)

The A+Bonus Bucks Program sponsored by Giant Food Inc. will award $4 million to approximately 3,000 participating schools for the 2000-2001 school year. This program began in November and will run th ...(more)

New Study of 1993 Graduates Underscores Importance of Career and Technology Education

(January 17, 2001)

A unique new study of the education and employment patterns of 1993 graduates of the Montgomery County Public Schools demonstrates that high school students who participated in career and technology e ...(more)

Montgomery County Business Roundtable for Education Sets Agenda to Raise Standards in Helping Schools Achieve Student Success

(January 17, 2001)

With more than 100 business executives, government officials, educators, and parents in attendance, the Montgomery County Business Roundtable for Education (MCBRE) formally launched operations today [ ...(more)

Police Chief Moose to Speak to Parents, Students, and Tutors in Saturday School Program

(January 12, 2001)

Montgomery County Police Chief Charles A. Moose will be the featured speaker at a combined meeting of the parents, students, and tutors of the Saturday School Program on Saturday, January 13, 2001, be ...(more)

Schools in Rockville Cluster Invite Parents to "Unlock Mathematical Mysteries" at a Special Parent Information Night

(January 12, 2001)

Schools in the Rockville Cluster of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will present a special parent information night program, Unlock Mathematical Mysteries, designed to help parents of children ...(more)

Statewide Survey Shows County Voters Give High Marks to Montgomery County Public Schools

(January 10, 2001)

Respondents to a recent survey of registered Maryland voters have given Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) the highest reported ratings statewide. Among county residents polled, 15 percent gave ...(more)

Board Reviews Update on Technology, Appoints Four Administrators, and Approves Architectural Plans

(January 10, 2001)

The Board of Education met yesterday [January 9] and, among other items, reviewed an update on the activities of the Office of Global Access Technology and made four administrative appointments. The ...(more)