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Vicky Kidder, a junior at Magruder High School, and Nick Asante, a junior at Richard Montgomery High School, are the finalists for the Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB). They were selected by students at a Feb. 12 nominating convention. Secondary students will cast their votes for next year’s SMOB on April 22.


Victoria Kidder, left, a junior at Col. Zadok Magruder High School, and Nick Asante, right, a junior at Richard Montgomery High School, are the two finalists to be the next student member of the school board. Current student member Nate Tinbite poses with them.

Board of Education Tentatively Adopts Fiscal Year 2021 Operating Budget

The Board of Education voted unanimously to tentatively adopt a $2.805 billion budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. This includes an increase of $124.1 million from FY 2020. The budget will allow Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) to manage significant enrollment growth and focus on strategic investments to address disparities in student achievement.

Operating Budget

Caring and Kindness Are King at Rock Creek Forest

Rock Creek Forest Elementary celebrated its 3rd annual Caring Week Celebration. The goal of Rock Creek Caring week is to remind students that kindness is free, it takes very little time to be kind, and that when we spread and share kindness and respect with others, we receive that back exponentially. Students also learned that kindness is contagious and that happiness is a choice that should be spread to others.

Caring Week


February is Black History Month and MCPS students are engaging in a variety of instructional and celebratory activities throughout the month to learn about and honor the many contributions that African Americans have provided to society, ranging from education to science and technology to politics and religion.

Black History Month

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MCPS–All In: Equity and Achievement Framework

MCPS is committed to addressing disparities in student outcomes by closing gaps in opportunity and achievement for all students, in all classrooms, in all of our schools. The MCPS All In: Equity and Achievement Framework provides the purpose, path and plan to ensure success for all students.

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