Take the “5th Grade Challenge”

Join the MCPS Educational Foundation for a night of fun and entertainment at the “Are You Up to the 5th Grade Challenge?” event on April 20. The event will test local celebrity contestants on their knowledge of Grade 5 facts. Proceeds will directly support the mission of the foundation which provides grants, programs and scholarships for MCPS students.

5th Grade Challenge

Larry Edmunds Wins Volunteer Award

Larry Edmunds, Northeast Consortium/Paint Branch cluster coordinator and PTSA president, is this year’s winner of the Volunteer Champion for Children award, given by the Montgomery County Business Roundtable for Education. He has been instrumental in developing community wide programs for elementary and secondary students in the NEC/Paint Branch cluster and establishing partnerships with several local businesses to support schools. 

Volunteer Award

Linkages to Learning Celebration

The annual Linkages to Learning recognition ceremony was held at VisArts on April 15 to honor and thank the hundreds of individuals and organizations who donate time, energy and funding to the program.  A $2,000 scholarship was awarded to Linkages' client and volunteer Jorge Vargas-Machuca.

Linkages to Learning

Parent Academy Offers New Workshops

The spring session of the MCPS Parent Academy has begun, offering parents an array of workshops to support their children’s success in school. Don’t miss sessions on internet safety, effective parenting strategies, PARCC assessments and many more topics. Parent Academy workshops are free, and childcare and interpretation services are provided at all sessions.

Parent Academy

Featured Videos

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

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


Meet Teacher Eric Belec from Julius West MS 

Superintendent Search

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

Child Abuse and Neglect

Learn more about MCPS policy and about the work of the Child Abuse and Neglect Work Group.

High School Graduations

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