MCPS to Hold Opening Day Press Event to Celebrate the Start of the 2013-2014 School Year

August 22, 2013
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will celebrate the start of the 2013-2014 school year with a media event TODAY, August 26, at the newly modernized Weller Road Elementary School, 3301 Weller Road in Silver Spring. Superintendent of Schools Joshua P. Starr and Montgomery County Board of Education President Christopher S. Barclay will join other local and state officials at the event.

More than 151,000 students are expected for the first day of school. The event will highlight growth and changes in MCPS, as well as the district’s new Strategic Planning Framework and the importance of community partnerships. Following the press conference, guests will be invited to tour the school and visit students in their classrooms.

WHAT: MCPS Back-to-School press conference

TODAY, August 26, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

Weller Road Elementary School, 3301 Weller Road, Silver Spring, MD 20906

Among those expected to attend and give remarks are:
-Mr. Christopher S. Barclay, President, Montgomery County Board of Education
-Dr. Joshua P. Starr, Superintendent, Montgomery County Public Schools
-Ms. Nancy Navarro, President, Montgomery County Council
-Ms. Michaele Simmons, Principal, Weller Road Elementary School
-Ms. Shebra Evans, Vice President of Educational Issues, Montgomery County Council of PTAs

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