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Strategic Plan Strategic Plan

The FY 2018 Strategic Plan represents our continued commitment to the five core values that define what it means to be an exceptional school system:  Learning, Relationships, Respect, Excellence and Equity . The plan's features  our focus areas, strategic objectives, and four new dynamic, data dashboards that represent how we are measuring this work.

Frontiers in Science Frontiers in Science Video story icon

Students from John Poole and Kingsview Middle Schools participated in Frontiers in Science and Medicine Day.  Held at the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery Campus, students interacted with STEM professionals as they conducted a wide range of experiments and scientific investigations.  The event brings to life the importance of scientific and medical discoveries and allows students to envision a career in STEM.  

CIP 2019-2024 CIP 2019-2024

Superintendent Jack Smith is recommending a $1.818 billion six-year school construction plan for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) to address enrollment growth and aging infrastructure. The plan includes 30 capacity projects to address space deficits systemwide, including several new schools and schools addition projects.

Special Education Workshops 2017 Special Education Workshops 2017

Multiple workshops sponsored by the MCPS Special Education, will be held across the county to provide families with information about the Individualized Education Program or IEP. Six school locations will host a workshop from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 2. Free interpretation and childcare will be available. For more information and to see a list of locations see the flyer below.

Flu Clinics Flu Clinics

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services will conduct free injectable flu vaccine clinics Nov. 9 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for children 18 and under. The clinics will be held at John F. Kennedy, Northwest, and Rockville high schools. The clinics are free but registration is required. Appointments can be made online or by calling 311.

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The NAACP Parents’ Council held its annual kick-off meeting October 16.

The event brought parents and MCPS staff together to discuss and share ideas on how to deepen relationships and foster collaboration between schools and families. Speakers during the event emphasized the importance of addressing structural inequities in public education and increasing opportunities for all students in MCPS.

Rain Garden Rain Garden

On Oct. 17, students from Strathmore Elementary School cut the ribbon to mark the official completion of four MCPS rain gardens. The rain gardens, built by the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection in collaboration with MCPS, provide multiple environmental benefits, including improved water quality to local streams which feed into the Potomac and Anacostia rivers. The county and MCPS have also constructed rain gardens at Argyle, Newport Mill and Sligo middle schools.  

Community Service Week Community Service Week

Get ready for a week chock-full of volunteer opportunities across the county in honor of Montgomery County’s 31st annual Community Service Week, set for Oct. 22-29. There will be lots of ways for students and families to help a variety of local nonprofits, schools and government agencies throughout the week, including many projects preapproved for student service learning hours. Check the Montgomery County Volunteer Center’s online calendar of volunteer needs for the latest list of projects.