Category archives for: School News

2 Hour Delay for School


Due to inclement weather, Montgomery County Public Schools will be opening two hours late today, January 12.

Montgomery County Teacher Found


A Montgomery County teacher who went missing Tuesday has been found at her home.  It is not known at this time why the new Kensington charter school teacher went missing.  Read More >>

Board of Education Member Judy Docca to Receive Minority Recognition Award from the Maryland State Education Association


The Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) has selected Dr. Judy Docca, member of the Montgomery County Board of Education, to receive the 2013 Minority Recognition Leadership Award. The Minority Recognition Awards recognizes individuals who promote and demonstrate leadership in public education and have had a significant impact at the national, state, and local levels. Awards [...]

Forty-Eight MCPS Teachers Achieve National Board Certification

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Forty-eight Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) educators achieved certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) in 2012. This brings the number of Board certified teachers in MCPS to 665. Montgomery County far surpasses all other districts in Maryland and ranks sixth among school districts in the nation in the number of new [...]

Clarksburg High Addition Moves Forward


The high school will be adding more classrooms in the form of portables and a two-story addition to accommodate a higher capacity of students. Read More >>

Family Fun Picnic at Smokey Glen Farm


Friends of the Library, Montgomery County (FOLMC) will wrap up a year-long celebration of its 30th anniversary with a Family Fun Picnic at Smokey Glen Farm, 16407 Riffleford Rd., Gaithersburg on Sunday, October 21, from noon to 4 p.m. Directions and visitor information is available at No alcohol or pets are allowed at the event. [...]

Friends of the Library Announces Fall Authors for 25th Literary Luncheon Lecture Series


Donna Britt, a “Washington Post” columnist and Pulitzer Prize-nominated author, will kick off the Friends of the Library, Montgomery County’s (FOLMC) annual Literary Luncheon Lecture Series at Strathmore Mansion on Thursday, October 18. The mansion is located at 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Britt will discuss her most recent work, “Brothers (& Me): A Memoir [...]

137 Students Are National Merit Semifinalists


Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has 137 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists in the 2013 competition. The semifinalists will go on to compete nationally for scholarships that will be offered in the spring. The competition is sponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The MCPS semifinalists come from 12 high schools. The high schools and number [...]

Montgomery Schools Get $14.5 Million Tech Proposal

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Superintendent Joshua P. Starr has requested $14.5 million in technology related equipment. Starr wants classrooms to have high-tech whiteboards and wireless networking at all schools. The project would be financed for 5 years using school technology funds and money from the Federal Communications Commission’s Education Rate program.

Chevy Chase Moms Make College Visit App


Two local moms have developed an iphone/ipod app that allows users to find information about interviews, tours, parking and other details about 74 colleges in the U.S. They aim to add 300 more colleges next month. The company they started to launch the product of the same name is called Quad2Qaud.

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