Browse Public Announcements for 2004 - 2005 School Year

Fifteen Additional Merit Scholarships are Announced

(June 07, 2005)

Fifteen MCPS high school seniors have won college or university-sponsored National Merit Scholarships, bringing this year's number of MCPS Merit scholars to 40. They are among 37 winners from Maryland ...(more)

2005 MCPS MSA Scores Continue Upward Trend

(June 07, 2005)

Grade 4 Students Set Record of 86 Percent Proficient; African American and Hispanic Students’ Scores Rise Dramatically and Narrow the Achievement Gap Elementary school students in Montgomery Coun ...(more)

New Handheld Assessment is Team Effort

(June 03, 2005)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) in Maryland, one of the nation’s highest performing school districts, and Wireless Generation, the leading provider of handheld computer software used by teache ...(more)

Viers Mill Receives Blue Ribbon School Citation

(June 03, 2005)

State Superintendent to Honor School During Assembly Dr. Nancy S. Grasmick, state superintendent of schools, is scheduled to visit Viers Mill Elementary School on Friday, June 3, between 10:00 a.m. ...(more)

New Handheld Testing Software to be Released

(June 01, 2005)

Press Conference Will Announce Release of mCLASS™:Reading 3D™Software Montgomery County Public Schools and Wireless Generation, the leading provider of handheld computer software used by teachers ...(more)

Facilitators Sought for Study Circles Program

(June 01, 2005)

Two new facilitator trainings will be held in July for the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Study Circles Program. Study Circles is a dialogue program operating in MCPS, with a focus on und ...(more)

Solar Panels to be Dedicated at Takoma Park MS

(May 31, 2005)

A ceremony to dedicate the newly installed solar panels at Takoma Park Middle School will be held at the school on June 1 at 3:00 p.m. This event is a culmination of a two-day program for Takoma Park ...(more)

Speakers Highlight 2005 Graduation Ceremonies

(May 27, 2005)

More than 9,700 high school students and students in alternative programs are graduating and receiving diplomas from the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) this spring. Twenty-eight schools have ...(more)

African American Excellence Festival Set for May 29

(May 27, 2005)

The sixteenth annual African American Festival of Academic Excellence will be held on Sunday, May 29, at the Cole Field House on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park. Ceremonies for ...(more)

County Council Approves FY 2006 Operating Budget

(May 27, 2005)

The Montgomery County Council has approved 99.5 percent of the Board of Education's requested $1.7 billion Fiscal Year 2006 operating budget. The budget includes new investments to reduce class size, ...(more)

Board Appoints Administrators, Approves Policy

(May 25, 2005)

The Board of Education met on Monday (May 23) and, among other items, appointed four administrators, voted to begin anew with health education revisions, approved a policy on long-range educational an ...(more)

2nd Graders Post 5th Year of Higher CTBS Scores

(May 24, 2005)

MCPS Second Graders Post Gains on National CTBS Test for Fifth Year in a Row African American and Hispanic Students’ Scores Increase 18 to 21 Points from 2000–2005 ROCKVILLE, MD – For the fift ...(more)

Board Begins Anew with Health Educ. Program Revisions

(May 23, 2005)

ROCKVILLE, MD—The Board of Education of Montgomery County tonight voted 7-1 to set aside earlier curricular revisions concerning sexual variations in the health education program for Grade 8 and Grade ...(more)

2nd Graders Post 5th Year in a Row of Higher CTBS Scores

(May 23, 2005)

Media Advisory for Tuesday, May 24, 2005 Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jerry D. Weast will hold a news conference on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 to highlight the fifth consecutive year ...(more)

Board of Education to Meet on Monday, May 23

(May 23, 2005)

Agenda for Monday, May 23 The following items are scheduled for the Monday, May 23, evening Board of Education meeting. (A)—Action, (D)—Discussion, (I)—Information, (R)—Recognition 6:00 1. ...(more)