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Montgomery County Public Schools will remain open today, December 15, 2017. Dismissal and all activities will continue as scheduled.

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Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery permanecerán abiertas hoy, viernes 15 de diciembre de 2017 en horario regular. Las actividades continuarán según programadas.



Scheduled for July 10 through August 11, 2017

 Extended Learning Opportunities 2015The Montgomery County Council, the Norman R. Rales and Ruth Rales Foundation, and Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL) are partnering with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) to provide a summer academic and enrichment program to rising grade 3, 4, and 5 students in Title I schools who indicate an academic need.  Students who meet the criteria will receive an invitation letter to attend the program.  The BELL summer program seeks to:

  • meet the academic needs of each student by providing a Scholastic curriculum in the areas of Reading and Math that aims to catch students up on grade-level concepts five days a week from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
  • strengthen basic skills that are preconditions of later learning
  • alleviate the achievement loss that some students may experience over the summer
  • provide both academic and enrichment activities as well as provide three Friday field trips

Montgomery County Public Schools will provide free bus transportation to and from the program from established neighborhood bus stops. Students may not necessarily attend the BELL summer program at their home school.  Breakfast and lunch will be served to each child.

BELL Program Sites:

 Arcola Elementary School

  • Arcola
  • Kemp Mill

 Sargent Shriver Elementary School

  • Sargent Shriver
  • Highland
  • Wheaton Woods

 Bel Pre Elementary School

  • Georgian Forest
  • Brookhaven

 Summit Hall Elementary School

  • Summit Hall
  • Washington Grove
  • Gaithersburg

 Capt. James Daly Elementary School      

  • Capt. James Daly
  • Brown Station

 Watkins Mill at Stedwick Elementary School

  • Watkins Mill
  • South Lake

 Cresthaven Elementary School

  • Cresthaven
  • JoAnn Leleck at Broad Acres
  • Jackson Road
  • New Hampshire Estates
  • Oak View
  • Rolling Terrace
  • Roscoe Nix

 Weller Road  Elementary School

  • Weller Road
  • Harmony Hills


You can also apply ONLINE for the BELL Summer Program.  Visit the enrollment website at

For additional information regarding the BELL program, please visit the website at, email Mr. John Holt at, or contact 301-846-8642.

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