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MCPS Honors Retiring Dr. Judith Docca, Longtime Board of Education Member

MCPS held a retirement celebration for Dr. Judith Docca, longtime Montgomery County Board of Education member, at the Universities at Shady Grove on Nov. 29. Dr. Docca spent 38 years as a teacher and administrator for MCPS. She served on the Board of Education for 16 years. The Montgomery Blair High School Jazz Combo played during the celebration; there was also a performance from the NAACP's Afro Academic Cultural Technological Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) vocalist Kevin Dukes and instrumentalist Donovan Holt-Harrington.

Honoring Dr. Judith Docca

Students Participate in WIN Time at Goshen Elementary School

All Goshen Elementary School students participate in What I Need (WIN) Time for 30 minutes per day, four times per week, for additional enrichment in reading and math. 80 percent of students increased math and literacy MAP scores between fall 2021 and spring 2022.

Goshen Elementary

Dozens of Students Compete in Latin Dance Competition

Dozens of MCPS high school student dancers took the stage at the Music Center at Strathmore on Nov. 21 to represent their schools at the annual MCPS Latin Dance Competition. The event was organized by the After School Dance Fund, whose mission is to build strong Latin dance clubs in MCPS and to support the academic and social-emotional success of students.

Latin Dance Competition

Second Grade Students Attend Concerts at Strathmore

After a two-year in-person hiatus, the National Philharmonic concerts for MCPS second graders are back. Held at the Music Center at Strathmore, the concerts engaged students with interactive elements and world-class performances. The concert series also included pre-concert lessons led by the students' music teachers at their schools to help students prepare for the experience.

Second Grade Concerts

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MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES AND SUPPORTS IN MCPS

MCPS is committed to the physical, social and psychological well-being of its more than 160,000 students and over 24,000 employees. You can find valuable district information and community resources here for students, staff and families. it’s especially important that we care for our mental, emotional and physical health. We hope you will find support here for your school, work, home and personal concerns.

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FY 2022-2025

MCPS Strategic Plan

MCPS Strategic Plan  

The new MCPS strategic plan for 2022-2025 features three main areas of focus: academic excellence, family well-being and professional and operational excellence.

  • Improve student achievement in literacy and mathematics
  • Increase the percentage of students graduating high school
  • Increase access to enriched and accelerated opportunities for underrepresented student groups
  • Increased Maryland College and Career Readiness rates
  • Improve completion rates to career and technical education programs
  • Increase postsecondary education enrollment
  • Increase career training opportunities for all students
 
  • Promote positive, caring, and supportive district and school climates respectful of students and staff
  • Implement school-level practices to support effective behavioral health management systems
  • Implement culturally-responsive family engagement that promotes two-way communication
 
  • Increase professional learning for all staff to support equity, students social emotional well being through trauma informed practices, and to increase capacity for teaching
  • Improve the strategic recruitment strategy to increase high-quality workforce diversity and support the social emotional well-being of all students
  • Increase experienced and diverse principals and teachers serving in high-need schools
  • Increase connectivity and satisfaction with MCPS technology
  • Connect the district’s financial plan to the strategic plan with the goal of aligning all district resources and increase transparency
  • Continue to provide and maintain safe and clean facilities that ensure accessibility and support the learning environment