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Weekly Bulletin 12/10/17-12/16/17

Weekly Bulletin 12/10/17-12/16/17

Information Regarding Suicide Prevention

Attached please find a letter from Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) regarding addressing health-related concerns and needs, including mental health and wellness, suicide awareness, substance use, and bullying preventions.   MCPS Parent Letter 12-7-17

MLK Visual Arts Contest Open to MCPS Students.

Students at all grade levels are encouraged to participate in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Literary Contest and Visual Arts Show.  The 2018 theme is "Fulfilling the Dream--A Celebration of Yesterday, Today, and Tommorrow."  Students are asked to interpret what their dreams are for the future.  Prints, posters, colla

Superintendent's Operating Budget Presentation

Staff is invited to attend Superintendent Jack Smith's Fiscal Year 2019 Operating Budget Presentation at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 19, in the auditorium at Rockville High School, 2100 Baltimore Road in Rockville.  Interpretation services will be provided.  Please encourage members of your school community to atten

Free Microsoft Office 365 for Students

The Maryland Department of Education and Microsoft have entered into a collaborative partnership that allows all students and all school systems staff to get the latest version of the Microsoft Office software suite, Office 365 ProPlus, at no charge.  Office 365 ProPlus includes the full suite of Microsoft applications

Board of Education Ap;proves $1.83 Billion Capital Improvements Program

The Montgomery County Board of Education has unanimously approved a $1.83 billion six-year Capital Improvements Program (CIP) request for Montgomery County Public Schools that will help ease overcrowding caused by years of rapid enrollment growth and address aging facilities.  The CIP includes 30 new capacity projects

Staying in Touch with MCPS

Winter weather is coming soon.  MCPS offers numerous ways for parents to learn about school closures, delayed openings, and early dismissal due to inclement weather.  Sign up for AlertMCPS and receive text messages or e-mails from MCPS during weather-related emergencies and other major events that impact school system

Winter Coat Drive

The Prekindergarten/Head Start Program is seeking donations to provide three- and four-year-old students with new winter coats.  They are collecting coats sizes 5, 6, 6x, 7, and 8 and other winter wear, such as hats, gloves, and scarves.  Send donations to MCPS Prekindergarten/Head Start Program, Rocking Horse Road Cen

Board of Ediucaton Sets School Calendar for 2018-2019 School Year

The Board of Education adopted the school year calendar for the 2018-2019 school year during its November 14, 2017, meeting.  The school year will begin on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, and the last day of school is scheduled for Thursday, June 13, 2019.  The calendar includes 182 days of instruction; a shortened spring

FY 2018 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 website features our focus areas, strategic objectives, and four new, dynamic data dashboards that

Superintendent Recommends $1.818 Billion School Construction Plan

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

Homework Help Available to all MCPS Students

Free homework help is available from MCPS-TV's Homework Hotline Live (HHL).  Students may call, or submit a question online, to Homework Hotline Live at 301-279-3234 or go to  Students can watch teachers address their homework questions live on MCPS-TV from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and