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Free meals for MCPS students and Montgomery County children will be distributed at several sites starting June 25.
June 19 is Juneteenth, a day commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. On this day of celebration and remembrance, staff and students are encouraged to reflect on history and the vital role you play in moving our school system forward toward our goal of a more just and equitable community. In alignment with the federal action making Juneteenth a federal holiday, MCPS schools and offices will be closed on Friday, June 18, 2021.
The 2020-2021 school year has come to an end. Despite the often challenging
circumstances, you have persevered and have many reasons to celebrate. Dr.
Monifa B. McKnight, acting superintendent, congratulates you in this video
message. Have a happy summer!
The Board of Education will hold its business meeting Thursday June 10, 2021. The public agenda will begin at 1:00 p.m. The meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Channel 34, Verizon FIOS Channel 36, RCN Channel 89.
MCPS is also offering a Virtual Academy that will provide a full-time virtual learning program for students in kindergarten to Grade 12.Students interested in the program are required to apply for admission and must be approved to participate. The application window is from June 2 – July 2. MCPS will host several parent information sessions to provide you with an opportunity to have questions answered about the Virtual Academy and the application process.
Evelyn Shue and Ida Chen, sophomores at
Winston Churchill high schools
, won first place in
, C-SPAN's annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think critically about issues that affect our communities and our nation. Their video, "
," is a documentary about education and standardized testing. Second place winners were Aileen Qi and Kevin Rha, sophomores at
Montgomery Blair High School
. Their video is "
." During a weeklong period of public voting where more than 71,000 votes were cast, "Let Science Speak" received more than 11,000, winning the "Fan Favorite" prize.
Join us as MCPS kicks off the 10th annual Give BACKpacks campaign to raise funds, and coordinate the distribution of backpacks and school supplies to students in MCPS schools.For just $10, you can provide a student with a backpack filled with school supplies. MCPS places orders throughout the summer with a goal of providing as many students as possible with a backpack and school supplies at the start of the school year.
More than 11,000 MCPS students will receive diplomas in commencement ceremonies this month. A variety of commencement speakers—ranging from elected officials to journalists—will be speaking. Parents and students are invited to submit their favorite graduation snapshots to be included in our graduation coverage. Tweet or post on Facebook with hashtag #MCPSGrad or send your shots to email@example.com