Browse Public Announcements for 2001 - 2002 School Year

Board of Education Approves Elimination of Native American Symbols as School Mascots, Endorses End of Criterion-Referenced Tests

(August 28, 2001)

The Board of Education today [Tuesday, August 28] took action regarding the elimination of the Native American symbols as mascots, endorsed the discontinuation of criterion-referenced tests, revised M ...(more)

Poverty, Language and Limited Years of School Contribute to SAT Disparity

(August 28, 2001)

The 2001 results of the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) reflect a continuing disparity by race and ethnicity within the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), in which the lowest scores were among ...(more)

Newly Redesigned Website Offers Easier Access to Data and Information

(August 27, 2001)

The school system's website has been redesigned to make it more customer-friendly and useful in obtaining information about the Montgomery County Public Schools. The redesigned site reflects an ong ...(more)

More Than 1,100 New Teachers Welcomed

(August 24, 2001)

Superintendent Jerry D. Weast, Board of Education President Nancy J. King, County Council President Blair Ewing, and County Council Education Committee Chair Michael Subin this week participated in ce ...(more)

Upcounty Partnership Conference Focuses on Youth Services

(August 24, 2001)

Youth-focused service providers in the upcounty area of Montgomery County will meet at an all-day conference to discuss ways to use the combined power of school and county agencies and institutions to ...(more)

Board of Education Agenda for Tuesday, August 28

(August 24, 2001)

9:00 a.m. Closed Session 1:30 p.m. 1.0 Roll Call 1.1 Approval of the Agenda (A) 1.2 Board/Superintendent Comments (D) 1:45 Public Comments 2:15 2.0 Consent Items (A) Procuremen ...(more)

2001 Gallup Poll Finds Highest Ever Approval of Public Schools Nationally

(August 22, 2001)

For the first time in the 33-year history of these polls, the 2001 Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools shows public approval at its highest ever nationally. ...(more)

Week of Orientation will Provide Information and Support to New Educators

(August 17, 2001)

The Department of Staff Development is providing a weeklong orientation program for teachers new to Montgomery County Public Schools. The program is designed to meet the needs of teachers with a vari ...(more)

Community Outreach Project Provides Georgian Forest Elementary School Students with Summer Reading Opportunities

(August 16, 2001)

A partnership between Georgian Forest and Wayside elementary schools and the Peppertree Farm Apartments in Silver Spring has resulted in an innovative community outreach project this summer that is pr ...(more)

Nominees Sought for Fifth Annual Distinguished Service to Public Education Award Sponsored by Board of Education

(August 02, 2001)

The Montgomery County Board of Education is seeking nominations from the public for its fifth annual award for distinguished service to public education. The award is sponsored by the Board to recogn ...(more)

Online Professional Library Catalog to Streamline MCPS Employee Access to Educational Materials

(July 31, 2001)

A new online MCPS Professional Library Catalog will be inaugurated by Superintendent Jerry D. Weast at a ceremony on Wednesday, August 1, at 4:00 the school system’s Professional Library. ...(more)

Superintendent Welcomes Chinese Students Attending Classes at Gaithersburg High School

(July 27, 2001)

Superintendent Jerry D. Weast will welcome 100 high school and middle school students from China who are attending a week of classes and cultural exchange at Gaithersburg High School. Ten Chinese tea ...(more)

Board of Education Approves Several Administrative Appointments and Expands Chinese Immersion Program

(July 27, 2001)

The Montgomery County Board of Education last evening [Thursday, July 26] approved 13 administrative appointments, including three school principals, and gave authorization to expand the Chinese Immer ...(more)

Washington Grove Elementary School Principal Receives Mark Mann Award for Excellence and Harmony

(July 26, 2001)

Kathy L. Brake, principal of Washington Grove Elementary School, has been selected to receive the Mark Mann Excellence and Harmony Award, given annually to one local school administrator who has shown ...(more)

Nonresident Tuition Rates for the 2001-2002 School Year are Approved by the Board of Education

(July 23, 2001)

School year 2001-02 tuition rates for students who are not residents of Montgomery County were approved by the Board of Education on July 2, 2001. The rates are as follows: Grade Level and Annual ...(more)