Browse Public Announcements for 2000 - 2001 School Year

Conference for Parents Will Focus on Ways to Foster Brain Development in Young Children

(January 09, 2001)

The Parent Education and Family Support Program of Montgomery County Public Schools is sponsoring a conference for parents on how they can foster their children's brain development in the first few ye ...(more)

Montgomery County Public Schools Wins Sixth Consecutive 'Gold Medal' Designation in National Ranking of Best Locations for Businesses

(January 09, 2001)

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

Student Member of County Board of Education and Paint Branch High School Junior Among Finalists for State Education Board

(January 08, 2001)

Christopher Lloyd, current student member of the Montgomery County Board of Education and also an 11th grade student at John F. Kennedy High School, and Robyn Burnett, an 11th grade student at Paint B ...(more)

Forums to be Held for Parents and Teachers of Students with Disabilities

(January 05, 2001)

Montgomery County Public Schools is sponsoring two community forums for parents and teachers of students with disabilities. The forums will take place on Monday, January 22, 2001, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. ...(more)

Board of Education Meeting Agenda, January 9

(January 04, 2001)

(A) Action(D) Discussion(I) Information(R) RecognitionTuesday, January 9, 2001 10:00 a. m.*9:00 a.m. Closed Session10:00 a.m. 1.0 Roll Call 1.1 Approval of the Agenda (A) 1.2 African American History ...(more)

Studies of Reading Initiative Show Incremental Gains and Potential, But Uneven Program Implementation

(January 04, 2001)

Results of the second year of a three-year Reading Initiative evaluation show that while students are making incremental gains in reading fluency, there is still considerable room for growth in compre ...(more)

Montgomery County Public Schools Student Transfer Application Season To Be Held February 1 Through April 1

(January 04, 2001)

Montgomery County parents who wish to request a transfer for their children from their regularly-assigned school may begin the transfer process during the upcoming transfer season, which will be held ...(more)

Community Invited to Comment on Revisions to Curriculum Policy

(January 02, 2001)

A revised policy (IFA) on curriculum has been tentatively adopted for community comment by the Board of Education. The members of the Board of Education have invited the public to provide any reaction ...(more)

Partnerships Grow between School System and Area Colleges and Universities

(December 22, 2000)

A growing number of partnerships between Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and area universities and colleges is helping meet the training needs of the school system, fostering relationships wit ...(more)

New Early Childhood Center To Open in Silver Spring as Part of a Public-Private Collaboration to Help Preschool Children

(December 19, 2000)

The Maryland State Department of Education has awarded a total of $439,971 for the implementation of an early childhood center program in the Silver Spring area beginning in February, under a public-p ...(more)

Bannockburn Elementary School to Inaugurate New Technology Center

(December 19, 2000)

Bannockburn Elementary School will open its new Technology Center at a ceremony on Wednesday, December 20, at 10:45 a.m. at the school.The Technology Center features 28 networked computers that also a ...(more)

School Closing Announcements Include Variety of Media

(December 18, 2000)

The following is a list of media that the school system uses to announce school cancellations, delayed openings or early closures:* All radio and television news stations and print media* FirstClass ...(more)

Montgomery Blair High School Places First in International Academic Competition

(December 15, 2000)

A team of 32 students from Montgomery Blair High School took first place in the fall international Knowledge Master Open last week, furthering the record of exceptional performance by Montgomery Count ...(more)

Board Authorizes $9 Million Grant Request To Initiate Signature Program Consortium for Blair, Einstein, Kennedy, and Wheaton Clusters

(December 12, 2000)

The Board of Education today [Tuesday, December 12] authorized the submission of a federal grant application for $9 million to develop and implement magnet and signature programs at the four high scho ...(more)

Montgomery County Board of Education Elects Nancy J. King as President and Kermit V. Burnett as Vice President

(December 12, 2000)

Nancy J. King was elected President of the Board of Education for a one-year term. Kermit V. Burnett, the current vice president of the Board of Education, was re-elected as vice president of the Boa ...(more)