Browse Public Announcements for 1999 - 2000 School Year

Investigation Substantiates Allegations at Potomac Elementary School, MSPAP Results Recommended for Invalidation

(June 28, 2000)

An investigation has substantiated serious allegations of security violations in the administration of the Maryland School Performance Assessment Program (MSPAP) at Potomac Elementary School. As a re ...(more)

New Administrative Appointments

(June 26, 2000)

The Board of Education on Monday, June 26, approved the following administrative appointments:Principal* Glen Haven Elementary School -- Dr. Joanne Smith, currently principal of Rankin School for Tec ...(more)

Graduating Senior from Sherwood High School Wins First Pignone Community Service Scholarship

(June 21, 2000)

Anthony DeCicco, a 2000 graduate of Sherwood High School, has received the first annual Pignone Community Service Scholarship.The $2,500 award, funded by Sue and Tom Pignone, is available to children ...(more)

Students in County Register to Vote During Annual Drive to Register High School Students

(June 20, 2000)

More than 1,300 students in 26 Montgomery County public and private high schools registered to vote during the annual High School Voter Registration Drive in May. Students who will reach their eighte ...(more)

Mobile Science Laboratory on Capitol Hill Will Showcase Biotechnology Experiments of High School Students

(June 19, 2000)

As the mapping and sequencing of the human genome nears completion, molecular medicine and biotechnology are coming to Capitol Hill, brought not by specialists, but by teenagers, the scientists of the ...(more)

Highland View Elementary School Receives 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant

(June 13, 2000)

Highland View Elementary School has received a grant of $490,572 from the U.S. Department of Education to extend opportunities for students and their families through the 21st Century Community Learni ...(more)

Vote on Budget Delayed Pending State Resolution of $3.2 Million Shortfall in ESOL Funding

(June 13, 2000)

The Board of Education today [Tuesday, June 13] delayed final adoption of the Fiscal Year 2001 operating budget pending resolution of a $3.2-million shortfall in state funding for the English for Spea ...(more)

Administrative Appointments

(June 13, 2000)

The Board of Education today [Tuesday, June 13] approved the following adminstrative appointments: Community Superintendent* Dr. Frank H. Stetson, currently principal, Walter Johnson High School, as ...(more)

Early Childhood Technology Project Wins Top Education Honors in Computerworld Smithsonian Awards

(June 13, 2000)

Montgomery County Public Schools has been named the top winner in the Education and Academia category of the 2000 Computerworld Smithsonian Awards. The awards, given to 11 programs in categories rangi ...(more)

Four Teachers Win Excellence in Teaching Awards from the Marian Greenblatt Foundation

(June 09, 2000)

Four MCPS teachers have won Excellence in Teaching Awards from the Marian Greenblatt Education Fund, which recognizes teachers for excellence in motivating and educating students. This is the 12th yea ...(more)

Gaithersburg Middle School a Partner in Arts Professional Development Grant with the Kennedy Center

(June 06, 2000)

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, along with regional partners including Gaithersburg Middle School, has been awarded a three-year grant by the National Foundation for the Improvemen ...(more)

Six Additional Merit Scholars Bring to 27 the Total of Merit Winners to Date This Year

(June 06, 2000)

Six high school seniors have won college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships, bringing the total number of MCPS Merit Scholars to 27 so far this year.The six seniors are among about 2,500 winners of ...(more)

Senior at Montgomery Blair High School is Named a Presidential Scholar

(June 02, 2000)

A Montgomery Blair High School senior has been named a Presidential Scholar, one of the highest honors given to U.S. high school seniors. Anne E. Lee is among 121 national academic scholars chosen for ...(more)

Pass Rates for Foreign Language and Geometry Countywide Exams Display Differences in Achievement

(May 26, 2000)

Students passed the countywide semester exams for high school foreign languages at a rate of 83 percent and honors geometry at a rate of 92 percent, but the pass rate fell to 55 percent among those st ...(more)

Fourteen High School Seniors Win National Merit Scholarships

(May 24, 2000)

Fourteen students have won $2,000 National Merit Scholarships after meeting rigorous academic standards and other criteria. The local scholars are among 50 winners from Maryland. Only 2,500 winners ...(more)