Browse Public Announcements for 2002 - 2003 School Year

Chemistry Teacher Receives Agnes Meyer Award

(March 17, 2003)

Teacher Gerald Link’s ability to make "chemistry come alive," according to his students and colleagues at Northwest High School, was recognized this year through his selection as a recipient of the Ag ...(more)

School-Sponsored International Trips Curtailed

(March 12, 2003)

School-sponsored field trips to all international destinations, except Canada, are being canceled because of increased safety and security concerns regarding international travel of American citizens, ...(more)

Stringent Efforts Continue to Limit Spending

(March 12, 2003)

Further spending reductions are being implemented this week as the Montgomery County Public Schools continues to grapple with rising expenditures, made worse by nearly $2.1 million in unanticipated co ...(more)

Board Meeting Highlights for March 11

(March 12, 2003)

The Board of Education met on Tuesday [March 11] and, among other items, approved contractual agreements with two employee organizations and revisions to the school calendar necessitated by snow emerg ...(more)

Scholarship Fund Set for Children of Sniper Victims

(March 11, 2003)

The Montgomery County Public Schools Educational Foundation and Superintendent Jerry D. Weast will host a reception on April 3 honoring County Executive Douglas Duncan and Montgomery County Police Chi ...(more)

Board Approves Make-Up Days, Waiver Requests

(March 11, 2003)

The Board of Education today [Tuesday, March 11] approved the extension of the current school year by two days to Thursday, June 19, and Friday, June 20, and the opening of schools on a previously sch ...(more)

B-CC High School Students Build Peace Park

(March 11, 2003)

Ninth grade students at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School will construct a Peace Park in commemoration of atomic bomb victims in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The park will be in the atrium across from the ...(more)

Students Donate Van to Paralyzed Teacher

(March 10, 2003)

Students from Damascus High School and Thomas A. Edison High School of Technology will hold a ceremony at Damascus High School on Thursday, March 13, at 9:30 a.m. to donate a refurbished van to Mr. Bo ...(more)

Students Benefited from Summer Focus on Rigor

(March 10, 2003)

A review of last summer's local and regional summer school experience and an evaluation of the new summer Extended Learning Opportunities (ELO) program show that students benefited from both programs' ...(more)

Board of Education Meets Tuesday, March 11

(March 10, 2003)

9:00 a.m. Closed Session 10:00 a.m. 1.0 Roll Call 1.1 Approval of the Agenda (A) 1.2 Items of Legislation (A) 1.3 Recommendation to Approve the Agreement with the Montgomery County ...(more)

System Credited for Emergency Preparedness

(March 07, 2003)

The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security showcased a new federal initiative to help schools with emergency preparedness -- particularly for potential terrorist att ...(more)

Red Flags Program for Middle Schools

(March 04, 2003)

With 80 percent of depressed children in the United States going undiagnosed and untreated, the Mental Health Association of Montgomery County and the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Departmen ...(more)

HS Curriculum Frameworks Approved

(March 03, 2003)

The Board of Education gave final approval to the High School Curriculum Frameworks in Algebra 1; Biology; English 9; Geometry; and National, State and Local Government (NSL) as the written curriculum ...(more)

Make-Up Days Identified for School Closures

(February 27, 2003)

Note: The following memorandum outlines the plan for making up lost instructional days through Thursday, February 27. This plan will be amended to accommodate the closure for February 28 and any fur ...(more)

Highlights of Feb. 24 Board of Education Meeting

(February 25, 2003)

The Board of Education met on Monday [February 24] and, among other items, approved the High School Curriculum Frameworks and appointed a new principal. In addition, the Board discussed the Profes ...(more)