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Montgomery County Public Schools will open two hours late on Thursday, March 22, 2018, due to emergency weather conditions. Bus service will be provided on a two-hour-delayed schedule. Morning prekindergarten, morning half-day Head Start, other morning half-day programs and field trips are canceled. Other activities and programs that begin at 10:50 a.m. or earlier are canceled. Administrative offices will open on time. Day care programs in school buildings may remain open as scheduled. MCPS will continue to monitor the roadways and, if school closure is necessary, an announcement will be made by 7:00 a.m.

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Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) abrirán dos horas más tarde el jueves, 22 de marzo de 2018 debido a las condiciones del tiempo. El servicio de autobús escolar será provisto con dos horas de retraso. Los programas de prekindergarten, los programas de Head Start en la mañana, otros programas de medio día durante horas de la mañana y excursiones escolares quedan canceladas. Actividades y programas que comienzan a las 10:50 a.m. o antes quedan canceladas. Las oficinas administrativas abrirán en horario regular. Los programas de cuidado infantil en los edificios escolares podrán abrir en horario regular. MCPS continuará monitoreando las condiciones en las carreteras y, de ser necesario un cierre escolar, se hará un anuncio a las 7:00 a.m.

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Cornerstone Ceremony Marks Completion of 37th Student Built House

May 20, 2009
A house built by Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students at 3714 Munsey St. in Silver Spring is complete and ready for sale.

A Cornerstone Ceremony was held on May 14 to celebrate the completion of the house, which was designed, built, landscaped and decorated by MCPS students. The Young American House XXXVII has taken two years to build and involved more than 400 students studying various aspects of building construction. These students, mostly juniors and seniors, partnered with students in interior design, horticulture and ceramics classes to complete the house.

The Montgomery County Students Construction Trades Foundation (CTF) is the major sponsor and supporter of the construction trades program in MCPS. CTF purchases the land and pays for all aspects of the building and sale of each house. Proceeds from the sale are returned to CTF to fund the next house.

CTF is a non-profit organization providing a unique partnership between MCPS and the Montgomery County business community, advocating for the best possible construction-related student education, career training and preparation for college. CTF teaches a variety of construction industry trades, including carpentry, construction electricity, plumbing, masonry, heating ventilation and air conditioning, architecture design and CAD technology. CTF programs are located at Damascus, Blake and Thomas Edison high schools.

More information on construction industry programs in MCPS is available from Michael Fekete at or 301-929-2184.

About the house:

Four bedrooms, 2 ½ baths
2,379 square feet
Two-car garage
Backyard privacy fencing
Kitchen with stainless steel appliances, maple cabinets
Security system
Asking price of $589,950
With $10,000 offered by the seller toward closing costs

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