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BOE Meeting 11-27-17 BOE Meeting 11-27-17

The Board of Education will hold its Facilities and Boundaries Decisions meeting  at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27. The meeting will be live online and on MCPS TV (Comcast 36 and Verizon 34).

Day of Caring Day of Caring Video story icon

Tilden Middle School students participated in the fifth annual Day of Caring on Nov. 22. They took part in a variety of activities that benefited the community, including making bagged breakfasts for the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, creating sensory books for people affected with dementia, making holiday cards for the local Meals on Wheels chapter, and more.

Astronaut Visit Astronaut Visit Video story icon

Maj. Gen. Charles Frank Bolden, Jr. (USMC-Ret.), former astronaut and NASA Administrator until January 2017, visited Dr. Ronald E. McNair Elementary School on Nov. 20. Bolden shared stories about his experiences in space, his experiences with the school's namesake Ronald E. McNair (also an astronaut) and his goal to encourage students to explore studies in STEM programs.

Latin Dance Latin Dance Video story icon

Teams from nine MCPS high schools competed at the 18th Annual MCPS Latin Dance Competition on Monday, Nov. 20 at Strathmore. They competed in cha-cha, salsa, merengue and bachata rhythms.

International Night International Night Video story icon

The Earle B. Wood Middle School community recently gathered for the school's annual International Night. Staff, students and their families enjoyed an evening of world cuisine, student art and performances that represented the cultural heritage of the school's population.

Mental Health Fair Mental Health Fair Video story icon

This MCPS Spotlight explores the first Mental Health Fair, organized by our School Psychologist Association, and the variety of resources available to support our students' well-being.

Calendar 2018-2019 Calendar 2018-2019

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

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.