Browse Public Announcements for 2002 - 2003 School Year

First Aid Training Offered to Middle School Staff

(April 09, 2003)

A national pilot project on school preparedness is under way to provide a voluntary and free first aid training program for all public and private middle school teachers and staff in Montgomery County ...(more)

Seminars Scheduled on Comer Program

(April 08, 2003)

The African American Festival of Academic Excellence is sponsoring a series of seminars on the Comer School Development Program for parents, community, and educators on Saturday, April 12, beginning a ...(more)

Local High School Publications Receive Awards

(April 08, 2003)

Richard Montgomery and Montgomery Blair high schools were big winners in two Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) competitions for high school publications and individual achievement. Richa ...(more)

Public Review of System's Strategic Plan Continues

(April 08, 2003)

The public review of a multi-year strategic plan for the Montgomery County Public Schools is continuing, as the school system addresses the academic priorities of the Board of Education and prepares t ...(more)

Board of Education Meets Thursday Morning, April 10

(April 08, 2003)

9:00 a.m. Closed Session 10:00 a.m. 1.0 Roll Call 1.1 Approval of the Agenda (A) 1.2 Secretaries Week (A) 1.3 National Volunteer Week (A) 1.4 Autism Awareness Month (A) 1.5 Final Report o ...(more)

Conference Focuses on GT/LD Student Needs

(April 04, 2003)

Gifted/learning disabled (GT/LD) students possess an outstanding gift or talent, but also have a learning disability that makes some aspect of academic achievement difficult. The "twice exceptional" ...(more)

Board Advisory Committee Members Sought

(April 03, 2003)

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, curricula ...(more)

Two Top Staff Named Acting Community Supts

(April 02, 2003)

Two top administrators have been chosen as acting community superintendents to replace Dr. Gregory Thornton, recently promoted to become deputy superintendent, and Louis D. Martinez, who recently was ...(more)

Schools Schedule Kindergarten Orientation

(April 02, 2003)

Montgomery County Public Schools will hold the 2003 kindergarten orientation program from now through Friday, May 30. Special registration and orientation programs are scheduled at elementary schools ...(more)

Festival Showcases Student Media Creations

(April 01, 2003)

The 2003 Montgomery County Public Schools Media Festival showcase will be held on Thursday, April 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Shady Grove Center, 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, Maryland. Th ...(more)

Nearly $1 Million More Cut from Next Year's Budget

(March 31, 2003)

The Montgomery County Public Schools, facing a potential shortfall of more than $31 million in next year's budget, has begun what is envisioned as a series of new budget cuts by eliminating nearly $1 ...(more)

Q & A Provided on April 21 Make-Up School Day

(March 29, 2003)

The following is a series of questions and answers about concerns and issues related to the opening of school on Monday, April 21. The Q&A was developed by the Office of the Chief Operating Officer i ...(more)

State Board Denies Waiver, Schools Open April 21

(March 25, 2003)

The Maryland State Board of Education voted unanimously today [Tuesday, March 25] to deny the waiver of student attendance requirements that was requested as a result of schools being closed for emerg ...(more)

Grading Policy Approved, Exam Weight Retained

(March 25, 2003)

The Montgomery County Board of Education last night [Monday, March 24] approved revisions to the policy on grading and reporting to strengthen efforts in “maintaining rigorous performance and achievem ...(more)

Board Approves New Deputy Superintendent

(March 24, 2003)

The Board of Education met this evening [Monday, March 24] and approved the following administrative appointment: * Dr. Gregory E. Thornton, currently community superintendent for the Montgomery B ...(more)