Browse Public Announcements for 2003 - 2004 School Year

Board of Education Approves Policy on Legal Services

(April 16, 2004)

The Board of Education met on Thursday [April 15] and, among other items, approved a revised policy on legal services and rescinded 13 policies that are no longer needed. The Board also appointed a p ...(more)

Healthier Snacks, Drinks Offered in Vending Machines

(April 16, 2004)

Snacks and sodas offered to students in vending machines throughout the school system will be healthier next fall, following a Board of Education review of vending machines and recommendations from Dr ...(more)

Sherwood High School Holds Youth Health Summit

(April 16, 2004)

Sherwood High School will hold the Sherwood Community Youth Summit on Thursday, April 22, at the school. The event is being held in honor of Sarah Siskin, a 2002 graduate of Sherwood who struggled wit ...(more)

New 'Q&A' Provides Information on Water Safeguards

(April 16, 2004)

Schools will be distributing to students, parents, and staff a new “Q&A” document that provides information in response to common inquiries regarding the ongoing effort to safeguard school drinking wa ...(more)

Board Appoints Principal of Silver Spring Int. MS

(April 16, 2004)

The Board of Education met yesterday [Thursday, April 15] and approved the following administrative appointment: * Cynthia Best-Goring, currently principal of East Silver Spring Elementary School, ...(more)

Board President Urges Council to Support Budget

(April 15, 2004)

The following is the edited text of the testimony presented last night [Wednesday, April 14] by Board of Education President Sharon Cox in support of the operating budget request for Fiscal Year 2005. ...(more)

Last School Day for Students Returns to Tuesday, June 15

(April 15, 2004)

The last day of school for students will once again be June 15, 2004, as the result of state waivers granted for two emergency days used last fall during Hurricane Isabel. The waiver recognizes t ...(more)

Schools Cited for Prestigious College Placements

(April 15, 2004)

The April 2 issue of The Wall Street Journal has identified three public high schools in Montgomery County as among the best schools in the nation for enrolling students in the most prestigious colleg ...(more)

Schools Remove Toys, Headphones as Lead Hazard

(April 14, 2004)

All principals of the Montgomery County Public Schools have been directed to search their schools and remove from classrooms any small plastic or vinyl animal and pretend food toys, as well as a certa ...(more)

Board of Education Holds Meeting on Thursday, April 15

(April 13, 2004)

Agenda for April 15 Meeting 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 on ...(more)

Teleconference to Focus on Ways to Prevent Bullying

(April 13, 2004)

Educators and interested community members will have an opportunity to participate in a live, interactive satellite teleconference and Webcast called “Take a Stand. Lend a Hand. Stop Bullying Now!” ...(more)

Four More Schools with Lead, Water Testing Expanded

(April 13, 2004)

Test results of school drinking water were released today [Tuesday, April 13] for four more schools – Broad Acres Elementary, Cabin John Middle School, Stephen Knolls School, and Wheaton High School – ...(more)

Ceremony Marks Annual Month of the Young Child

(April 06, 2004)

The joint proclamation and celebration ceremony for the Month of the Young Child will take place at the Aspen Hill Library on Wednesday, April 21, from 4:30 until 6:00 p.m. This year's theme is "ABC's ...(more)

Students Win Achievement Scholarships

(April 06, 2004)

Eleven Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) seniors are among about 800 students nationwide who have won awards in the 2004 National Achievement Scholarship Program for African American students. ...(more)

Three Honors Choruses to Perform in May

(April 05, 2004)

Three performances by elementary and secondary Honors choruses are scheduled in May. The Honors Choruses were organized in 1982 to provide an opportunity for students with strong musical interest ...(more)