State-of-schools-banner
mobile-banner

2013 State of the Schools

Superintendent Joshua P. Starr delivered his second State of the Schools address before more than 750 community members at The Music Center at Strathmore on Monday, November 11, 2013. Dr. Starr shared his message of hope and innovation and celebrated student success throughout the district. The event included numerous student performances and artistic displays throughout the Music Center.

Event Photos from Nov. 11, 2013

Thanks to Our Corporate Partners

Thanks to our partners who help to further the mission of the MCPS Educational Foundation and underwrite the cost of MCPS signature events.

glenstone-logo 
strathmore 
ib-logo 
pepco 
comcast 
hess 
mcbre 

 

See what attendees shared on Twitter

Watch the video of the entire State of the Schools Presentation

Read the event program for list of speakers and performers that appear in the video

 

 

Superintendent Joshua P. Starr

 

Read Dr. Starr's speech 

On the Definition of Hope, a poem by Blessed Sheriff of Richard Montgomery HS

 

Read the poem 

Sgt. William Moorehead

 

 

Christopher Barclay, President-Board of Education & Elliot Pfansteihl, Chief Executive Officer of Strathmore

 

 

Mary Hawkins-Jones, Teacher-Westover ES & Cristina Ulrich, Teacher-Brookhaven ES

 

 

Dr. DeRionne Pollard, President, Montgomery College

 

Thanks to Our Corporate Sponsors

Thanks to our partners who help to further the mission of the MCPS Educational Foundation and underwrite the cost of MCPS signature events.

Pepco, Glenstone, IB Americas, Strathmore, Comcast, Hess Construction & Engineering, and the Montgomery County Business Roundtable for Education. 

Thanks to Our Student Performers

  • Albert Einstein High School

    Latin Dance Team—Titanes Salseros Paula Peró, sponsor

  • Walter Johnson High School

    Madrigals and Pop Fly!
    Kelly J. Butler, director

  • A. Mario Loiederman Middle School

    Chamber Choir
    Christopher G. Guerra, director

  • Richard Montgomery High School

    Trumpet Ensemble
    Peter J. Perry, director

  • Paint Branch High School

    Jazz Ensemble Combo
    Sean M. Kirchhoff, director

  • Ritchie Park Elementary School

    Chorus
    Carol B. Davis, director

  • Seneca Valley High School

    Chamber Choir
    Michelle A. Searle, director

  • Thomas S. Wootton High School

    String Quartet
    Carolyn M. Herman, director