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Retirees Retirees
06/09/2017

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
06/09/2017

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
06/08/2017

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
06/05/2017

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.

Give BACKpacks Give BACKpacks
06/05/2017

MCPS needs your help to raise funds to purchase backpacks filled with school supplies for students in need. A $10 donation will provide a student in need with a new backpack, filled with school supplies. Last year, thanks to the generous donations of MCPS parents, staff, and community members, the district was able to provide nearly 18,000 backpacks to students. We’re hoping to serve even more students this year. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to Give BACKpacks!

Graduation 2017 Graduation 2017 Video story icon
06/02/2017

The 2017 high school graduation season has begun. 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 pio@mcpsmd.org

Graduation Graduation
06/01/2017

The 2017 high school graduation season has begun. 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 pio@mcpsmd.org

Counselor of the Year Counselor of the Year
06/01/2017

Rebecca Willis of Glen Haven Elementary School, Edward Reed of Robert Frost Middle School and Coleen Djouha of Damascus High School have been selected as recipients of the 2017 MCPS Counselor of the Year Award. This award highlights the essential role counselors play in the development of students. One counselor from each school level was selected for the award.