Browse Public Announcements for 2005 - 2006 School Year

MCPS Instructional TV Celebrates 20 Years

(February 01, 2006)

On February 3, 1986, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) began an educational television programming service called Instructional Television (ITV). That year, ITV offered only four hours of daily ...(more)

State Budget Leaves MCPS $17 Million Short

(January 27, 2006)

ROCKVILLE, MD – A report from the Maryland State Department of Education indicates a shortfall of $17 million in funding for the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) in the proposed education budge ...(more)

Two Students are Intel Science Search Finalists

(January 25, 2006)

Two Montgomery Blair High School seniors have been named finalists in the 65th Intel Science Talent Search. They are among 40 national finalists in the talent search, in which high school students ent ...(more)

Early Success Program Yields Dramatic Results

(January 24, 2006)

Achievement Gap Narrows; English Language Learners’ Scores Surge ROCKVILLE, MD – More students in kindergarten through second grade are meeting and exceeding the school district’s reading goals tha ...(more)

Construction Projects Face Possible Delays

(January 24, 2006)

Potential delays in school construction projects have been identified in a report to the Board of Education on the effect of insufficient funding for projects currently scheduled in FY 2007-2012 Capit ...(more)

Northwood High School Teacher Wins Awards

(January 24, 2006)

Northwood High School resource teacher Jill Coutts has garnered considerable recognition recently for her educational projects related to the environment. First, a grant she submitted for a school lan ...(more)

New Programs Provide Enhanced Opportunities

(January 23, 2006)

A new whole-school signature program integrating technology into all courses of study at Clarksburg High School and an International Baccalaureate program at Rockville High School will provide enhance ...(more)

Poolesville Magnet High School Scheduled to Open

(January 20, 2006)

A new high school magnet program is scheduled to open at Poolesville High School. Pending budget approval, the Poolesville Magnet High School will be available for incoming freshmen in the upcounty ar ...(more)

Press Conference to Highlight Reading Gains

(January 20, 2006)

Achievement Gap Narrows; English Language Learner Scores Surge A press conference at Twinbrook Elementary School on January 24 at 1:00 p.m. will highlight dramatic gains in reading skills of stu ...(more)

CollegeTracks Program Receives Cooke Grant

(January 20, 2006)

The Bethesda-Chevy Chase Educational Foundation CollegeTracks program will be able to expand its services to students, thanks to a $95,000 grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. CollegeTracks is a ...(more)

Special Education Job Fair Scheduled for Sat., March 4

(January 19, 2006)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) welcomes qualified candidates to a Special Education Job Fair on Saturday, March 4, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Quince Orchard High School. The follow ...(more)

Gas leak disrupts Farquhar MS day

(January 19, 2006)

A natural gas leak occurred at Farquhar Middle School this morning requiring the evacuation of the school. No one was injured in the incident and all students have been safely transported to Sherwood ...(more)

John Q. Porter to Participate in Broad Academy

(January 17, 2006)

John Q. Porter, Montgomery County Public Schools deputy superintendent for information and organizational systems, has been selected as a member of the 2006 cohort of The Broad Superintendent's Academ ...(more)

Kim Oliver Named National Teacher of the Year Finalist

(January 17, 2006)

Kimberly Oliver, a Kindergarten teacher at Broad Acres Elementary School, has been named one of four finalists for the 2005-2006 National Teacher of the Year--the first Maryland finalist since 1992. S ...(more)

Record Number of Students Achieving in AP Courses

(January 16, 2006)

More African American and Hispanic Students Are Succeeding in AP than Ever Before ROCKVILLE, MD – More Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) students than ever before are taking Advanced Placemen ...(more)