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Illegally Made Fentanyl Awareness: Family Forum Set for Jan. 28

In partnership with MCPS, Montgomery Goes Purple invites families to come out Saturday, Jan. 28 for an event and discussion on this deadly drug. Panelists will share important information on the dangers and prevalence of fentanyl, prevention tools and protective factors for students, and resources for treatment when needed. The event will be from 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. in the Clarksburg High School cafeteria, 22500 Wims Road in Clarksburg. 

The event will also be livestreamed on the MCPS homepage.

Fentanyl Awareness Event

Job Fair for Teachers Set for Jan. 30

MCPS is hosting an in-person job fair for teachers from 5–7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 30. The largest and most diverse school system in Maryland, MCPS offers competitive compensation and benefit packages. The system is looking for highly qualified professionals to join its workforce as classroom teachers for the 2023-2024 school year.

 

We are Hiring

District Leaders Share Student Performance Data and Plans for Improvement

 Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) leaders held a news conference to discuss student performance midway through the 2022–2023 school year, to make connections to proposed expenditures in its operating budget and to share plans for accountability as we finish the school year. District leadership discussed student enrollment numbers, elementary school literacy, middle school math, Advanced Placement and SAT exam performance, dual-enrollment program participation and staying on track for graduation.

Student Performance Data

15th Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities College Fair Set for Feb. 17

This free in-person event at The Universities at Shady Grove will provide students in Grades 8–12 an opportunity to meet representatives from more than 50 HBCUs to learn about admissions, financial aid, testing, majors and much more. Many HBCU representatives will hold virtual interviews with 12th grade students. During the interviews, students can potentially receive application fee waivers, scholarship awards and on-site admission. Qualified seniors will be able to interview with HBCU admissions representatives on February 13-17, 2023, from 8:30am to 4:00pm via Zoom. 

HBCU College Fair

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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