Browse Public Announcements for 2004 - 2005 School Year

Board of Education Elects President and Vice President

(December 14, 2004)

Patricia B. O'Neill was elected president of the Board of Education on the fourth ballot by a five-vote majority and Dr. Charles Haughey was elected vice president of the Board on the third ballot by ...(more)

Lead Tests for 28 More Schools & Facilities Released

(December 14, 2004)

ROCKVILLE, MD-The analysis of water sample tests for elevated levels of lead at another 28 schools and facilities has been completed (see link below). All 28 buildings had elevated levels of lead in ...(more)

Superintendent to Propose FY 2006 Operating Budget

(December 13, 2004)

Media Budget Briefing to be held December 15 at 10:30 a.m. at MCPS Headquarters ROCKVILLE, MD – Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jerry D. Weast will present his proposed FY 2006 Ope ...(more)

Board of Education to Meet on Tues., December 14

(December 10, 2004)

Agenda for Meeting of Tuesday, December 14, 2004 10:00 a.m. Election of Officers 10:15 1.0 Acknowledgment of a Quorum 1.1 Approval of the Agenda (A) 1.2 National Blue Ribbon Winner - Carderoc ...(more)

10,000 Students to Attend Concerts at Strathmore Center

(December 06, 2004)

Dr. Jerry D. Weast, superintendent of schools, and Eliot Pfanstiehl, president and CEO of Strathmore, have led a partnership effort to provide nearly 10,000 Grade 2 students from throughout Montgomery ...(more)

Viers Mill ES Named 2004 State Blue Ribbon School

(December 02, 2004)

Viers Mill Elementary School in Silver Spring has been named one of six Maryland Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence for 2004 by the Maryland State Department of Education. The schools will be among tho ...(more)

109 Schools Recognized for MSA Performance

(December 02, 2004)

The Maryland State Department of Education has announced that 109 local schools received awards in the 2004 School Performance Recognition Program. The awards were based on achievement on the Marylan ...(more)

Four Board of Education Members are Sworn In

(December 02, 2004)

Four members of the Board of Education were sworn in at a December 1 ceremony held at the Carver Educational Services Center in Rockville. Sharon Cox, current president of the Board of Education an ...(more)

Special Education Committee to Meet on December 13

(November 29, 2004)

The FY 2006 Special Education Staffing Plan Committee will meet on December 13, 2004, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at the Carver Educational Services Center (CESC). The committee will re ...(more)

Structured Tutoring Program to Assist Young Readers

(November 29, 2004)

The new Ruth Rales Reading Tutorial Initiative (RRRTI) will help 840 Grade 2 students in 56 targeted schools with the highest poverty rates learn to read fluently. The program will be highlighted at ...(more)

Enrollment in Honors/AP Shows Steady Gains

(November 24, 2004)

A growing number of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) high school students are continuing to enroll in Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses, with 65 percent of students last year enrolled ...(more)

Community Invited to Dec. 15 Budget Presentation

(November 23, 2004)

Dr. Jerry D. Weast, superintendent of schools, will present the proposed Fiscal Year 2006 operating budget to staff, parents, and community members on Wednesday, December 15, at 7:30 p.m. The present ...(more)

Nancy Navarro Elected to Fill District 5 Seat

(November 20, 2004)

Nancy Navarro has been elected by the Board of Education to fill the District 5 seat vacated by Dr. Henry Lee on October 12, 2004. Ms. Navarro was elected on the first ballot by a vote of four to thr ...(more)

Board Approves CIP and Capital Budget Request

(November 19, 2004)

The Board of Education approved a FY 2006 Capital Budget appropriation request totaling $225.2 million and an amended FY 2005-2010 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) request totaling $923.7 million at ...(more)

Forest Oak MS to Link to Internat'l Space Station

(November 15, 2004)

The U.S. Department of Education and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have arranged for a downlink from the International Space Station that will allow Grade 7 students at Fore ...(more)