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EMERGENCY MESSAGE: 3/21/2018 at 6:57 PM -- Refresh page to update message

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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MCPS Seventh Grader a "Doodle 4 Google" Finalist

May 5, 2011
Public Can Vote for Wood MS Student to Win
$15,000 Scholarship, $25,000 for School Technology 

The drawing of a seventh-grade student from Earle B. Wood Middle School was selected as a regional finalist in the national "Doodle 4 Google" contest. Clarissa Libertelli, 12, was one of 40 finalists chosen from 107,000 entries nationwide. Her doodle visually expresses her desire to be an author.

If she is chosen as one of four winners by a public vote, Clarissa will win a $15,000 college scholarship and her school will receive $25,000 for computers and technology. 

Click here to see (and vote for) Clarissa's doodle. Votes must be cast by Friday, May 13 at 11:59 p.m.

The 40 finalists were selected by a panel that included celebrity guest judges and the drawings will be publicly displayed at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City and at SFMOMA in San Francisco. The winning doodle will be announced on May 19 and will appear on

A winner will be chosen from each of four different groups--Grades K-3, Grades 4-6, Grades 7-9 and Grades 9-12. Clarissa is one of only two Doodle 4 Google finalists from Maryland.

An event celebrating Clarissa's selection was held at Wood Middle School on Wednesday, May 4 (
click here to see a video of the event).

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