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MSMC Meeting MSMC Meeting

MCPS will host an information meeting tonight, Sept. 25, for Grade 5 parents and students who are interested in learning more about the Middle School Magnet Consortium (MSMC). The meeting will focus on information about the MSMC Choice process and an overview of the three MSMC middle schools and their whole school magnet programs. If you are unable to attend the meeting, you can watch it live on the MCPS YouTube channel.

BOE Meeting 09-25-17 BOE Meeting 09-25-17

The Board of Education will meet Monday, Sept. 25 for its regular business meeting. The closed session will begin at 4:30 p.m. with public items beginning at 6 p.m. The meeting will be live online and on MCPS TV (Comcast Channel 34 and Verizon 36).

Gaithersburg ES Gaithersburg ES

More than 100 fathers and other guardians participated in Gaithersburg Elementary School’s “Dads Take Your Child to School” event on Tuesday, Sept. 19. The event was organized by the school to highlight the importance of fathers and male role models in the healthy development of children and to encourage dads to play a more active role in their child’s education. After sharing coffee and donuts, the group visited classrooms to participate in educational sessions. This event kicked off monthly open house opportunities to encourage parents to be more involved with the school community.

CTE Study CTE Study Video story icon

MCPS has released its comprehensive study of Career and Technology Education (CTE) programs. The study was commissioned by the Board of Education to assess the district’s current programs and efforts to prepare all students for non-remedial postsecondary education and high-demand fields of employment.

Over the next several months, MCPS will engage with the community to discuss the report’s findings and recommendations and will map out a short-and long-term implementation strategy for the superintendent and Board’s consideration.


Homework Hotline Live! (HHL) is back for its 32nd season, offering students in grades K-12 with free homework help from MCPS teachers. Starting Tuesday, Sept. 26, the show will air live on TV from 4:30–6 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. HHL teachers will also answer questions online, Tuesday through Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays.

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Community leaders gathered Sept. 18 to celebrate the groundbreaking for the new Seneca Valley High School. The revitalization/expansion project will replace the current school, which was built in 1974. The 439,346-square-foot building will have a projected capacity of 2,423 students and is expected to open for the start of the 2020-2021 school year.

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Learn more about the district’s only two-way immersion program at Kemp Mill Elementary School. Two-Way Immersion programs allow students, whether they are heritage speakers of a minority language or native English speakers, to acquire two languages through all the subjects of the curriculum.

Parent Academy Parent Academy

The MCPS Parent Academy is back in session this fall with an exciting lineup of free workshops for parents. A wide array of topics will be covered during the fall session including college and career planning, active parenting, and cybersafety and social media. Childcare and interpretation services are provided at all classes.