Courage is Colorless

February is Black History Month and MCPS students are engaging in a variety of activities to learn about and celebrate the contributions of African Americans.
At Rocky Hill Middle School, hundreds of students, parents and community members gathered at the Courage is Colorless celebration. The event featured guest speakers who spoke about the many achievements of African Americans, and inspirational performances by the Metropolitan Ballet Theatre Company, the Rocky Hill Chamber Singers and Combined Orchestra.

Rocky Hill MS

Board of Education Adopts $2.5B FY 2017 Operating Budget

The Montgomery County Board of Education approved a $2.5 billion Operating Budget request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, which includes targeted investments to close the achievement gap; improve students’ literacy and math skills; reduce class sizes; foster stronger partnerships with the community and families to support students; and accelerate efforts to improve and diversify the workforce. The budget represents a $180.2 million increase over the current year’s budget.

FY 17 Budget

Report Cards Coming Home This Week

Student report cards were distributed on Wednesday, Feb. 10. Parents of middle and high school students also can monitor grades and assignments at any time using the web-based tool, Edline. Need help activating or using Edline? Contact your child’s school or the Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships at 301-279-3100.

Report Cards

HBCU Fair Set for Feb. 17

The Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Fair will be held from 5–8 p.m. at Paint Branch High School on Feb. 17 (Snow date: Feb. 18). All high school students and their parents are invited to participate. More than 60 colleges and universities will be present to talk to parents and students about their programs. The event will also feature a financial aid workshop. Several colleges and universities will conduct on-the-spot admission interviews for high school seniors.


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