Browse Public Announcements for 2005 - 2006 School Year

School Transfer Season Begins on February 1

(January 13, 2006)

Montgomery County parents who wish to request a change in school assignment for their children from their home school may begin the process during the upcoming transfer season, which will be held from ...(more)

Board Seeks Comment on New Wellness Policy

(January 13, 2006)

The Board of Education has requested community comment regarding its new Policy JPG, Wellness: Physical and Nutritional Health. The policy includes goals for nutrition education, physical activity, an ...(more)

Comment Sought on Early Entrance Policy JEB

(January 13, 2006)

The Board of Education has again requested community comment regarding its revised Policy JEB, Early Entrance to Prekindergarten, Kindergarten, and First Grade. The policy creates a process by which ...(more)

EPA Recognizes MCPS for Indoor Air Quality Program

(January 12, 2006)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) was recognized this week for its ongoing proactive approach to maintaining good indoor air quality in school buildings. The school system's preventive maintenan ...(more)

New Data Show Achievement Gap Narrowing

(January 12, 2006)

African American and Hispanic students are making significant progress in narrowing the achievement gap with their peers in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and across the nation, Superintenden ...(more)

Twelve Students are Named Intel Semifinalists

(January 12, 2006)

Twelve students from Montgomery Blair High School were named semifinalists in the 65th Intel Science Talent Search, one of the most prestigious and rigorous science competitions for high school studen ...(more)

Board Names Roscoe R. Nix Elementary School

(January 11, 2006)

The Board of Education met on Tuesday (January 10) and, among other items, tentatively approved two policies for public comment and approved the name Roscoe R. Nix Elementary School for Northeast Cons ...(more)

Board of Education to Meet on Tues., January 10

(January 05, 2006)

Agenda 9:00 a.m. 1.0 Acknowledgment of a Quorum 1.1 Resolution for Closed Sessions (A) 10:00 a.m. 2.1 Approval of the Agenda (A) 2.2 African American History Month (A) 10:30 Public Comments ...(more)

Training for Study Circles Facilitators is Scheduled

(January 03, 2006)

Training for facilitators for the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Study Circles Program has been scheduled during January in order to provide additional leadership for this expanding program. ...(more)

Meeting Scheduled for Comment on FAA-RA Revisions

(December 23, 2005)

A countywide public meeting has been scheduled to provide an opportunity for public comment regarding the draft revisions to Regulation FAA-RA, Long-range Educational Facilities Planning. The meeting ...(more)

Ideas for Summer Activities Featured at Jan. 12 Meeting

(December 22, 2005)

The Division of Family and Community Partnerships will host the 2006 Summer Search Family Night on Thursday, January 12, from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the cafeteria at Richard Montgomery High Scho ...(more)

Farquhar MS Will Open on Time Tomorrow, Dec. 22

(December 21, 2005)

Community Activities to be Held as Scheduled this Evening Community activities at Farquhar Middle School will be held as scheduled this evening, Wednesday, December 21. The school will open on ti ...(more)

Edison Students Donate Computer Lab to Shelter

(December 21, 2005)

Students in the Thomas Edison High School Information Technology Foundation, Inc. (ITF) network operations classes have reconditioned a computer lab that will be donated to a homeless shelter located ...(more)

Farquhar MS Closed Today Due to Gas Leak

(December 21, 2005)

Due to a propane gas leak on campus, Farquhar Middle School will be closed today. All students are being transported to Sherwood High School. Parents may come to Sherwood High School to pick up th ...(more)

Staffing Plan for Spec. Ed. Available for Comment

(December 19, 2005)

The Special Education Staffing Plan for the 2006-2007 school year is available for public review and comment as part of the process for considering the superintendent's recommended operating budget fo ...(more)