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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.

Give BACKpacks Give BACKpacks

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

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