Board Approves Revisions to 2015-2016 School Calendar

The Board of Education has approved revisions to the calendar for the 2015-2016 school year. Students will be off on March 24 for a teacher workday and all MCPS schools and offices will be closed on April 26 for the presidential primary. Students will attend school on April 4 and 5, which were days off in the calendar originally approved by the Board.

Calendar

MCPS Students Will Take Fewer Exams Next Year

The Maryland State Department of Education recently announced significant changes to the PARCC assessments that will reduce the amount of time and number of days that students are tested. Beginning next school year, the revisions to PARCC will: Create one, 30-day state testing window each year; reduce the amount of testing time by about 90 minutes for all students; and reduce the number of testing units.

PARCC Exams

Nominate an Outstanding Security Staff Member for an Award

The Department of School Safety and Security, along with SEIU Local 500, recognizes MCPS school security staff members who demonstrate leadership by going above and beyond their assigned duties to promote the advancement and well-being of students and staff. MCPS parents, students, staff and administrators are invited to nominate a staff member or security team for an award.  Nominations are due Friday, June 5.

Security Award

After School Program a Big Hit at South Lake ES

Child First, a pilot after-school program finished its first week of activities May 21st at South Lake ES with a celebration for parents and the community. Organized by Action in Montgomery (AIM) and MCPS, the program, also at Burnt Mills ES, provided fun and instructional after-school activities for families that might not otherwise be able to afford them.

Child First

Featured Videos


News in 90 - This Week’s News in English and Spanish

Allied Externships Program

Rock Terrace School Supporting Student Success

FY16 Operating Budget Request Overview

Behind the Scenes in MCPS

Monifa McKnight Named Middle School Principal of the Year

Blair HS Student Wins First Place in Intel Science Talent Search

Education Matters: Superintendent Search

The Strategic Planning Framework

Spotlight

Meet Teacher David Szybalski from Galway ES 

Superintendent Search

Learn more about the search for a new superintendent for MCPS.

Child Abuse and Neglect

DRAFT Revised Policy JHC-Child Abuse and Neglect (for public comment).

High School Graduations

See a list of high school graduation dates and locations for 2015.