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Barnsley Wins Blue Ribbon Award

Lucy V. Barnsley Elementary School has been selected a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.
Barnsley is the 42nd MCPS school to be named a National Blue Ribbon winner. The school was among 317 public and 50 non-public schools being recognized this year.

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Update on SAT/ACT Administration for MCPS Students

MCPS and College Board are moving forward with plans for offering the SAT to registered students on September 26 and October 3 at select MCPS test centers. Testing details, along with details for testing day and health/safety requirements, will be communicated directly by the College Board to the email address that was used for student registration. Be on the lookout for these email messages from the College Board.


Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

The Board of Education has proclaimed September 15 to October 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month. Throughout the month, MCPS schools will celebrate the unique culture and traditions of students, teachers, staff, and community members who trace their roots to Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries in North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
We want all MCPS students, parents and staff to celebrate with us! Share a picture that represents your Hispanic / Latinx heritage and we could feature it on our virtual gallery. Send them to pio@mcpsmd.org or share them on social media using #OrgulloHispano.

Hispanic Heritage

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MCPS To Provide Virtual-only Learning for First Semester

MCPS has determined that the safest choice for the school district is to remain in a virtual-only instructional model for the first semester and for the foreseeable future. This plan will be reassessed in November and will change only if state and local health officials determine conditions in our county allow for students and staff to return safely beginning in the second semester.

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