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11/14/2017

The Board of Education adopted the school year calendar for the 2018-2019 school year during its Nov. 14, 2017 meeting. The school year will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, and the last day of school is scheduled for Thursday, June 13, 2019. The calendar includes 182 days of instruction; a shortened spring break; two closure days for planning and professional development; and two operational closures that coincide with Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

2nd Grade Concerts 2nd Grade Concerts Video story icon
11/14/2017

Nearly 13,000 MCPS second-graders were treated to a performance by the National Philharmonic at the Music Center at Strathmore this week. Now in its 13th year, students experienced an all-new program called "Music: It's Element-ary". The Strathmore Student Concerts help build a love of music and reinforce the musical concepts students are learning in school.

Grade 2 Concerts Grade 2 Concerts
11/14/2017

More than 12,000 MCPS second graders were treated to a performance by the National Philharmonic at the Music Center at Strathmore this week.

The Strathmore Student Concerts help build a love of music and reinforce the musical concepts students are learning in school. Students learned about the four families of instruments that make up an orchestra and had an opportunity to sing along and interact with the orchestra.

BOE Meeting 11-14-17 BOE Meeting 11-14-17
11/14/2017

The Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Nov. 14 for its regular business meeting. The closed session will begin at 8:30 a.m. with public items beginning at 10 a.m. The meeting will be live online and on MCPS TV (Comcast Channel 34 and Verizon 36).

Blue Ribbon Blue Ribbon Video story icon
11/08/2017

The U.S. Department of Education awarded the prestigious National Blue Ribbon School award to Farmland Elementary School and Ronald McNair Elementary School.  The two schools attended the event, held at the historic Omni-Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., which honored 342 schools from 44 states and the District of Columbia.

Mental Health Mental Health Video story icon
11/07/2017

The Montgomery County School Psychologists’ Association is presenting the first School Psychologist Mental Health Fair on Nov. 13 as part of School Psychology Awareness Week. Students and families are invited to participate as MCPS school psychologists share skills and information on a variety of topics, including yoga and mindfulness, early childhood development, sleep hygiene, pet therapy, and coping skills. The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Carver Educational Services Center Auditorium, 850 Hungerford Dr. in Rockville.

DNA Center DNA Center Video story icon
11/06/2017

The DNA Resource Center at Thomas S. Wootton High School is the site where a network of teachers, trainers and researchers develop, field test and replicate biotechnology experiments for student use . Part of the mission of the center is to create a variety of science kits for students of all ages in Montgomery County Public Schools and to train teachers about the best way to use the kits with their students.

5th Grade Concerts 5th Grade Concerts Video story icon
11/03/2017

It's that time of year when all MCPS fifth-graders head to the Music Center at Strathmore to experience live music. More than 12,000 students are learning about blues and jazz music, a subject they have been studying at school in preparation for these concerts. All second-graders will visit Strathmore later in November.