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Blue Ribbon Blue Ribbon Video story icon

Students, staff and parents celebrated the school's Maryland Blue Ribbon status at an event Thursday, May 24. VIPs from the Maryland State Department of Education, MCPS administration and the community came to the school to congratulate the students and staff and to see the presentation of the Blue Ribbon medallion.  

Student House Student House Video story icon

Students and members of the Construction Trades Foundation celebrated the completion of the 41st  student-built house with a cornerstone ceremony on May 23. Hundreds of construction and interior design students built the house over the past two years. The 3000 square foot home will be available for sale to the public in the coming weeks.

Graduation Graduation

The 2018 high school graduation season will begin May 29. More than 10,000 MCPS students will receive diplomas in commencement ceremonies. A variety of commencement speakers—ranging from elected officials to journalists—will be speaking. Parents and students are invited to submit their favorite graduation snapshots to be included in our graduation coverage. Tweet or post on Facebook with hashtag #MCPSGrad or send your shots to


The Superintendent’s Leadership Academy is comprised of high school juniors working to build leadership and communications skills. Their recent meeting celebrated a school year in which they focused on public service projects to enhance their professional skills while simultaneously giving back to the community.

Calendar Survey Calendar Survey

MCPS is seeking input from families, students, staff and the community on the 2019-2020 school year calendar. This survey includes questions regarding school closure on various days, including religious and non-religious holidays. This data will be analyzed and reviewed as context for the development of the calendar.

BOE 05-21-2018 BOE 05-21-2018

The Montgomery County Board of Education will hold its business meeting on May 21. Closed session will begin at 5 p.m. and public items will start at 6 p.m. Watch the meeting live on Comcast Channel 34, Verizon Channel 36 and RCN Channel 88.

Recovery Program Recovery Program Video story icon

MCPS, state officials and representatives from Family Services, Inc. announced the opening of the Recovery Academic Program on May 15. The program pairs academic coursework from MCPS with recovery support services provided at the Landing, a program of Family Services which is a part of the Sheppard Pratt Health System, designed to support youth through the recovery process.

Special Education Awards Special Education Awards

More than 40 students, parents, educators and programs were honored at the 30th Annual Special Education Awards Ceremony on May 14. The event, sponsored by the Montgomery County Council of PTAs, recognizes individuals and groups providing support, motivation and encouragement that help ensure success for special education students.