Pumpkin Palooza!

Students at Burnt Mills Elementary School celebrated Pumpkin Week Oct. 27-30. Students, who selected a pumpkin from the school’s pumpkin patch, participated in a variety of learning activities. In math, students measured their pumpkins and made graphs of the seeds. In science, they tested the pumpkins’ “floatability.” They also wrote creative stories from the pumpkin’s point of view.

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Superintendent Asks for $221 Million Increase in School Construction Budget

Superintendent Starr is recommending that $220.8 million be added to the district’s current six-year school construction plan in order to address significant space needs in MCPS. Enrollment in MCPS has increased by more than 16,000 students since 2007 and nearly 3,000 just this school year. The proposed amendments would increase the FY 2015-2020 Capital Improvements Program budget to $1.75 billion.


Scientists for a Day

Hundreds of 7th grade students from Earle B. Wood and Roberto Clemente middle schools participated in exciting hands-on science activities during the annual Frontiers in Science and Medicine Day on October 24. Frontiers in Science is a partnership among MCPS, Johns Hopkins University and local science and biotech industries that helps raise student interest in science.


Third Annual State of the Schools Set for Nov. 11

Superintendent Joshua Starr will deliver his third State of the Schools address at the Music Center at Strathmore on Nov. 11. The event is free and will feature performances and artwork by MCPS students. At the event, Dr. Starr will share his vision for how we can prepare all students for success in their future and highlight the successes of our outstanding students and staff.

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2014 State of the Schools

Superintendent Joshua Starr will deliver his third State of the Schools address on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. RSVP at the link

MCPS Choice Study

MCPS has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to conduct a study of choice and other special academic programs. Learn more.

MCPS Parent Academy

The fall session is underway and includes sessions on parenting, cybersafety, and special education. Sign up now!