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Seneca Valley HS Seneca Valley HS Video story icon

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.

Kemp Mill ES Kemp Mill ES Video story icon

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.

BOE Meeting 09-12-17 BOE Meeting 09-12-17

The Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Sept. 12 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).

Saturday School Saturday School

The George B. Thomas, Sr. Learning Academy kicked off its 2017-2018 season of Saturday School on Sept. 9. Saturday School is a low-cost tutoring and mentoring program that provides a sixth day of learning and helps MCPS students enhance their mastery of core academic subjects. Students who are in need of additional academic support can attend sessions at one of 12 locations across Montgomery County.

Give BACKpacks Give BACKpacks Video story icon

More than 18,000 students have received new backpacks filled with school supplies thanks to the generosity of MCPS staff, students, community members and businesses who donated to the “Give BACKpacks” campaign. The backpacks were sent directly to 82 schools for distribution.

First Day First Day Video story icon

More than 161,000 students headed back to school Tuesday, September 5, representing an enrollment increase of more than 2,400 students over last year. To help manage this growth, MCPS opened more than 520,000 square feet of new space. This includes the brand new Silver Creek Middle School in Kensington. Welcome back, students! Have a great school year.

Back-to-School Photos Back-to-School Photos

Parents and students are invited to submit their favorite first-day-of-school snapshots on Tuesday, Sept. 5. After you have snapped the moments from the first day, select your best photo and email it to For social media, parents and students can post photos on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #MCPS1stday.The pictures will be posted to the gallery.