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Study Circles Study Circles Video story icon

More than 1,000 students and staff at Damascus High School participated in Study Circles to promote understanding and dialogue about diversity in their school and their world. The 47 Study Circles, which were organized by the MCPS Equity Initiatives Unit, helped students learn about their culture and the cultures of their classmates.

FY 2018 Operating Budget FY 2018 Operating Budget Video story icon

The Montgomery County Board of Education unanimously approved a final $2.52 billion Operating Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 on June 13. The budget provides nearly $60 million in additional funding that will allow the district to manage significant enrollment growth, account for the rising cost of operations and implement new strategies that will ensure all students are able to achieve at higher levels.

Digital Citizenship Digital Citizenship Video story icon

Media Specialists from several middle schools gathered at Carver Educational Services Center to celebrate completing the first year of an initiative which incorporates digital citizenship education into MCPS schools. The curriculum, which covers issues such as privacy, cyberbullying, internet safety and other digital dilemmas, is made possible through a 3-year partnership with Common Sense Education and a generous grant from the Delaney Family Fund.

BOE Meeting 06-13-17 BOE Meeting 06-13-17

The Board of Education will meet Tuesday, June 13 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).

Retirees Retirees

The Board of Education and Superintendent Jack Smith honored 635 retirees at the annual retirement recognition and reception June 8 at Richard Montgomery High School. Certificates of appreciation were presented to the retirees to thank them for their dedicated service to MCPS students.

BioBlitz BioBlitz

Sixty students from Clarksburg Elementary School participated in a BioBlitz June 7. During a BioBlitz, members of the community and scientists work together to collect data on the diversity of living things in a specified area. Led by local experts from DEP, County Parks, MCPS, and the Audubon Naturalist Society, Clarksburg ES students explored an aquatic station for fish and macroinvertebrates and then a terrestrial station for plants, mammals and other terrestrial animals.

Drive for Supplies Drive for Supplies

Students are encouraged to clean out their lockers, book bags, desks, and closets and donate usable school supplies to families in need through the annual Drive for Supplies campaign. The collected supplies are donated to MCPS schools and to local and international nonprofit groups. Last year, more than 16,000 pounds of school supplies were donated and distributed to families and nonprofit organizations.

MCPS Grads MCPS Grads

MCPS has created a new webpage that features video stories and pictures of members of the Class of 2017. Visit the page to hear from some of our graduates on what their plans are after high school, what they'll miss about their schools and what graduation means to them.