Browse Public Announcements for 2000 - 2001 School Year

Two Schools Receive $175,000 in Challenge Grants to Develop and Build Accessible Playgrounds

(December 11, 2000)

Montgomery County's Longview Special Education Center in Gaithersburg and Lake Seneca Elementary School in Germantown are receiving $175,000 in challenge grants to develop playgrounds through the Mary ...(more)

Eleven Teachers Earn National Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

(December 11, 2000)

Eleven local teachers are among 42 in Maryland who have earned certification this year from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). This brings the total of nationally certifi ...(more)

Further Reductions in Class Size,Expanded Full-Day Kindergarten Highlight New Budget Initiatives

(December 07, 2000)

Further class size reductions, expanded full-day kindergarten, and enhanced professional staff development, as well as improved reading, writing, and math, are proposed as the centerpieces of the acad ...(more)

Superintendent to Present Budget Plans for Next School Year on Thursday, December 7, at Montgomery Blair High School Auditorium

(December 05, 2000)

Dr. Jerry D. Weast, superintendent of schools, will present new budget proposals on Thursday, December 7, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Montgomery Blair High School. All teachers and staff, parents, and c ...(more)

County Middle Schools Make Notable Gains on Maryland School Performance Assessment Program

(December 04, 2000)

The overall gain in eighth grade student performance on the Maryland School Performance Assessment Program (MSPAP) - the largest gain among the three grade levels tested - was fueled by increases amon ...(more)

New Board of Education Members To Be Sworn-In at Ceremony on Friday Afternoon, December 1

(November 30, 2000)

The swearing-in ceremony for the Board of Education -- featuring Kermit Burnett who was reelected to the Board and Sharon Cox and Walter Lange both of whom were newly elected to the Board -- will be h ...(more)

Continued Progress on State Assessments Achieves Higher MSPAP Scores, More Students in Rigorous Courses, and Lowest Dropout Rate

(November 29, 2000)

Students of the Montgomery County Public Schools continue to make progress on statewide assessments, achieving the highest ever local results on the Maryland School Performance Assessment Program (MSP ...(more)

State Assessment Results: Reading, Math and Other Subjects on MSPAP to be Released at Press Conference

(November 21, 2000)

Superintendent Jerry D. Weast will be joined by state and local officials at a press conference to present Maryland School Performance Assessment Program (MSPAP) results for Montgomery County Public S ...(more)

Head Start Classes at Maryvale Elementary School to Celebrate National Parent Involvement Day

(November 17, 2000)

Head Start classes at Maryvale Elementary School will host a parent involvement pledge ceremony on Tuesday, November 21, at 10:00 a.m. Maryvale Elementary School is located at 1000 First Street in Ro ...(more)

Information Meeting for Private School Families about Northeast Consortium Options is Scheduled

(November 17, 2000)

A Northeast Consortium Preferred Choice information meeting for Grade 8 students who are currently enrolled in private schools and reside in the Northeast Consortium attendance area will be held on Tu ...(more)

Two Montgomery Blair High School Teachers Win State-level Awards for Excellence in Teaching

(November 17, 2000)

Two Montgomery Blair High School teachers have won state-level educator awards for their excellence in teaching social studies and health education.Jim Mogge, a social studies teacher at Montgomery Bl ...(more)

Partnership with National Institutes of Health Addresses Need for Science and Math Teachers

(November 16, 2000)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), in partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is exploring the possibility of helping to meet a growing need for science and math teachers by em ...(more)

School Board Approves Calendar and Contingency Calendar for the 2001-2002 School Year

(November 15, 2000)

The Board of Education has approved the school calendar for 2001-2002, including 184 instructional days and a contingency plan for identifying days that will be used to make up lost instructional time ...(more)

Board Approves School Calendar for 2001-02, Discusses Middle School Education and Secondary Curricula

(November 15, 2000)

The Board of Education met yesterday [Tuesday, November 14] and, among other items, approved the school calendar for 2001-02 and an administrative appointment. The Board also discussed secondary curr ...(more)

Reductions Made in Testing Program To Save Time and Eliminate Redundancy Among Local and State Assessments

(November 14, 2000)

A significant change in the use of Criterion-Referenced Tests (CRTs) in reading and mathematics will be made this spring to eliminate redundancy with state assessment tests and reduce the amount of ti ...(more)