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MCPS Launches Student Wellness Survey

MCPS is committed to ensuring schools have the resources and programs in place to foster a culture of well-being and to effectively respond to those in crisis. A student survey has been developed to help schools in identifying high-needs areas for students. All students in kindergarten through 11th grade will take an age-appropriate survey between May 26 and June 17 to gather feedback on their well-being. 

 Any parent who does not want their child to take the survey must complete and submit this opt-out form by May 25.

Wellness Survey

Hispanic Alliance for Education Holds Distinguished Hispanic Scholars Awards

The Hispanic Alliance for Education held its annual Distinguished Hispanic Scholars Awards ceremony on May 4. Twenty seven Latinx students were honored for academic achievement and community engagement. The Hispanic Alliance for Education is a nonprofit organization that works to support MCPS high school students from Latino families in achieving their goal of earning a college degree.

Distinguished Hispanic Scholars Awards

Pride Town Hall Set for May 21

The annual Pride Town Hall will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 21 at Walter Johnson High School. Students and their families, staff, youth service providers and community members are welcome to attend.

The event will feature workshops and a resource fair. The keynote speaker is Gavin Grimm, a nationally known advocate for transgender rights.

Walter Johnson is located at 6400 Rock Spring Drive in Bethesda. Shuttle service will be available starting at 8 a.m. from Seneca Valley and Paint Branch high schools.

Town Hall

Virtual Forum on School Safety and Security for Latino Families Set for May 25

Parents are invited to a virtual conversation about comprehensive MCPS well-being, safety and security initiatives on Wednesday, May 25 at 7 p.m.  During this virtual event, which will be held in Spanish, parents will engage in conversations on creating safe and equitable schools for all students. Participants will also learn more about the Community Engagement Officer program enhancements and resources available to support student’s mental health and social well-being.

Virtual Forum

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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