Browse Public Announcements for 2018 - 2019 School Year

Board of Education Facilities and Boundaries Work Session Meeting Postponed to Nov. 16

(November 15, 2018)

The Montgomery County Board of Education facilities and boundaries work session meeting originally scheduled for today, November 15, has been postponed to Friday, November 16 at 9 a.m. The meeting wil ...(more)

URGENT UPDATE: MCPS Schools Now Closed/ Administrative Offices Remain Open

(November 15, 2018)

URGENT UPDATE: Based on an updated forecast with worsening weather conditions, MCPS schools are now closed. All school and community activities in school buildings also are canceled. All administrativ ...(more)

MCPS Schools Open Two-Hour Delay/ Administrative Offices Open on Time

(November 15, 2018)

Montgomery County Public Schools will open two hours late today (11/15/18) due to pending emergency weather conditions. Bus service will be provided on a two-hour-delayed schedule. Morning prekinderga ...(more)

Board of Education Sets Calendar for 2019–2020 School Year

(November 13, 2018)

The Board of Education adopted the school year calendar for the 2019–2020 school year during its Nov. 13, 2018 meeting. The school year will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, and the last day ...(more)

MEDIA ADVISORY: Monthly MCPS Media Briefing with Superintendent Jack R. Smith on Nov. 19 at 11 a.m.

(November 13, 2018)

Superintendent Jack Smith will hold his monthly media briefing on Monday, November 19, at 11 a.m. to review the new Maryland school accountability system and report card; to give an update on the Capi ...(more)

Board of Education to Meet on Tuesday, November 13

(November 09, 2018)

The Montgomery County Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at the Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville. The meeting will begin at 12 p.m., with publ ...(more)

Maryland STEM Festival to Showcase Award-Winning Electric Car Built by MCPS Students

(November 09, 2018)

Montgomery County Public Schools and educational partners will showcase elementary, middle and high school science, technology, engineering and math opportunities with engaging hands-on activities and ...(more)

Nearly 600 Middle School Students to Attend 10th Annual Frontiers in Science and Medicine Day on Friday, Nov. 9

(November 08, 2018)

Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus teams with healthcare organizations, universities and private companies to expose students to science and medicine ROCKVILLE – In a collabora ...(more)

Important Message from Superintendent Jack Smith Regarding Damascus High School

(November 03, 2018)

Dear MCPS Community: I am writing to share information about a serious situation in our Damascus High School community.  As you may know from the news, five Damascus High School stud ...(more)

Helping 4th-graders conquer math earns Brian Quinn a $25,000 Milken Educator Award

(November 02, 2018)

  Maryland teacher motivates students make their own rules—and their own success—at East Silver Springs Elementary SANTA MONICA, Calif., — Students in Br ...(more)

Board of Education Receives a Presentation and Discusses the Superintendent’s Recommended FY 2020 Capital Budget and Amendments to the FY 2019-2024 Capital Improvements Program; Discusses and Approves the 2018 Bridge to Excellence Master Plan

(October 31, 2018)

The Montgomery County Board of Education (Board) met on Monday, October 29, 2018, at Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville.  During the meeting, the Board received ...(more)

Rain Gardens to be dedicated at Olney Elementary School on Thursday, November 1

(October 30, 2018)

Montgomery County Executive Leggett, Board of Education President Durso, MCPS COO Zuckerman Will Join Fourth Graders in Celebrating Modern Approach to Stormwater Management Montgomery County Execut ...(more)

MCPS Superintendent Smith Releases FY 2020 Capital Budget and CIP Amendments; Makes Boundary Recommendation for New Clarksburg Elementary School

(October 30, 2018)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jack R. Smith is requesting minor adjustments to the adopted Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-2024 Capital Improvements Program to address enrollment growth ...(more)

MCPS Sees Sharp Increase in Diverse Teacher Hiring

(October 29, 2018)

Multi-pronged Approach Helps District Increase Applicant Diversity as Teacher Shortage Continues Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has released new teacher hiring data for Fiscal Year (FY) 20 ...(more)

MEDIA ADVISORY: Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New MacDonald Knolls Early Childhood Center Set for Nov. 1

(October 26, 2018)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will hold a grand opening ceremony for the new MacDonald Knolls Early Childhood Center on Thursday, November 1. MCPS provides full-day prekindergarten services ...(more)