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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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Board Approves Naming New Clarksburg School after Wilson Wims

March 24, 2014

The Montgomery County Board of Education voted unanimously Monday night to name a new Clarksburg cluster elementary school after F. Wilson Wims, a civic and community leader who lived in Clarksburg his entire life. Wilson Wims Elementary School, which opens in August, will be the 202nd school in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS).

The naming process for the school began in February with the Board of Education suggesting four names. The Board asked that a School Naming Advisory Committee be formed to consider those names, as well as look at other suggestions from the community. The committee was chaired by Sean McGee, the principal of the new school, and included community members and parents of students who will attend the school.


The School Naming Advisory Committee recommended six names, with Wilson Wims Elementary School as the top choice.  Other names considered by the advisory committee were Frederick Douglass, JoAnn (Jody) Leleck, Nelson Mandela, Snowden Farm, and Harriet Tubman. While the recommendation of the committee is taken very seriously, the final decision rests with the Board of Education, according to MCPS Regulation FFA-RA, Naming School Facilities.


Wims owned a construction company in Clarksburg and was involved in many civic and community activities. He was a strong supporter of athletics in Clarksburg, and the baseball field at Clarksburg High School is named for him. Mr. Wims died in February 2014.

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