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Preview Nights Preview Nights

MCPS has developed a long-range strategic plan for high school programming. The plan will be implemented in phases over the next six years, with new programs available to Grade 9 students in fall 2020. MCPS will host four preview nights to discuss high school programming options with students and their families. The preview nights will be held:

-Sept. 19, at Richard Montgomery High School

-Sept. 25, at Watkins Mill High School

-Sept. 26, at John F. Kennedy High School (Parents and students who attend this preview night will also receive information on the Choice process.)

-Oct. 2, at James Hubert Blake High School (Parents and students who attend this preview night will also receive information on the Choice process.)

New Stadium New Stadium Video story icon

After seven years of playing home games on the road due to school construction, the Wheaton Knights played their first home football game on their new state-of-the-art turf field this month.

Back-to-School Night Back-to-School Night

Every MCPS school holds a Back-to-School Night for families at the beginning of the school year. Back-to-School Night is a great opportunity for parents to meet their child’s teachers, learn more about what your child will learn in class and find out other important information about school procedures and expectations.

BOE Meeting 09-10-19 BOE Meeting 09-10-19

The Montgomery County Board of Education will hold its business meeting on Sept. 10. Closed session will begin at 10 a.m. and public items will start at 12 p.m. Watch the meeting live on Comcast Channel 34, Verizon Channel 36 and RCN Channel 88.

MD Teacher of the Year Finalist MD Teacher of the Year Finalist Video story icon

Madeline Hanington, the 2019-2020 MCPS Teacher of the Year, has been named one of seven finalists for the Maryland Teacher of the Year Award. Ms. Hanington, staff development teacher Hallie Wells Middle School, is known for her dynamic and innovative teaching skills. The winner will be announced in October at the Maryland Teacher of the Year gala in Baltimore.

First Day First Day Video story icon

More than 164,000 students headed back to school Tuesday, September 3--a record number for the district. To help manage this growth, MCPS opened more than 130,000 square feet of new space. This includes the brand new Snowden Farm Elementary School in Clarksburg. Welcome back, students! Have a great school year.

Saturday School Saturday School

The George B. Thomas, Sr. Learning Academy kicks off its 2019-2020 season of Saturday School on Saturday, Sept. 21. Saturday School is a low-cost tutoring and mentoring program that helps MCPS students enhance their mastery of core academic subjects. Students who are in need of additional academic support can attend sessions at one of 12 locations across Montgomery County. Classes begin on Saturday, Sept. 21 and will end in May. Registration is $40 for students who receive Free and Reduced-price Meals (FARMS) and $85 for non-FARMS students.

RideOn RideOn

All MCPS students ages 18 and younger can ride for free all the time on Ride On buses with a Youth Cruiser SmarTrip Card. This additional method of transportation is available to students thanks to a partnership with the Montgomery County Council and the Montgomery County Department of Transportation.