Give BACKpacks to MCPS Students in 2015

The 2015 MCPS Give BACKpacks campaign is under way and MCPS needs your help to raise money to purchase backpacks filled with school supplies for students in need. Last year, the district gave out more than 19,000 backpacks thanks to the generosity of staff and community members.
A backpack filled with school supplies costs $10, and donors can sponsor a student, a classroom, a grade level or an entire school. 

Give BACkpacks

Immunization Requirements for the 2015-2016 School Year

All MCPS seventh grade students must receive vaccination against Tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) and Meningococcal meningitis (MCV4) before the start of the 2015-2016 school year. Students not in compliance with Maryland vaccination requirements may be excluded from attending school until they provide documentation of the required Tdap and MCV immunizations. The requirements are in place throughout the State of Maryland.


Eric Guerci Sworn In as Student Member of the Board

Eric Guerci, a rising junior at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, was sworn in as the 38th Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) July 1. Guerci was elected to serve a one-year term in April by middle and high school students. He succeeds Dahlia Huh, a 2015 graduate of Clarksburg High School.  


MCPS Considers Changes to Middle and High School Assessments

MCPS is considering changes to its assessment program to increase instructional time and reduce the time spent on testing. The district has developed four options for possible changes to final exams in response to concerns from staff and community members. Members of the community can share their thoughts on the options by completing a short, online comment form. All input should be provided no later than July 10.


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

Community Members Gather to Celebrate ACES Graduates

Education Matters: Conversation with MCPS Educators of the Year

The Last Day of School

Allied Externships Program

Rock Terrace School Supporting Student Success

Behind the Scenes in MCPS

The Strategic Planning Framework


Meet Teacher Henrique Vissotto from Roberto Clemente MS 

District Implementation Plan

The District Implementation Plan for the MCPS Strategic Planning Framework

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