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Graduation Graduation

The 2018 high school graduation season began May 29. More than 10,000 MCPS students will receive diplomas in commencement ceremonies. 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 pio@mcpsmd.org

Performing Arts Awards Performing Arts Awards

Dozens of MCPS high school seniors were recently honored for their accomplishments in dance and theatre at the 18th Annual Superintendent’s Performing Arts Awards Gala at Wheaton High School. The event featured musical and dance performances from seven high schools.

Panel Discussion Panel Discussion

Please join MCPS for a moderated panel discussion in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at 6 p.m. on May 30 at Rockville High School. The discussion will focus on the unique history and experiences of the diverse members of the Asian American community.

Student House Student House Video story icon

Students and members of the Construction Trades Foundation celebrated the completion of the 41st  student-built house with a cornerstone ceremony on May 23. Hundreds of construction and interior design students built the house over the past two years. The 3000 square foot home will be available for sale to the public in the coming weeks.


The Superintendent’s Leadership Academy is comprised of high school juniors working to build leadership and communications skills. Their recent meeting celebrated a school year in which they focused on public service projects to enhance their professional skills while simultaneously giving back to the community.

Calendar Survey Calendar Survey

MCPS is seeking input from families, students, staff and the community on the 2019-2020 school year calendar. This survey includes questions regarding school closure on various days, including religious and non-religious holidays. This data will be analyzed and reviewed as context for the development of the calendar.

BOE 05-21-2018 BOE 05-21-2018

The Montgomery County Board of Education will hold its business meeting on May 21. Closed session will begin at 5 p.m. and public items will start at 6 p.m. Watch the meeting live on Comcast Channel 34, Verizon Channel 36 and RCN Channel 88.

Recovery Program Recovery Program Video story icon

MCPS, state officials and representatives from Family Services, Inc. announced the opening of the Recovery Academic Program on May 15. The program pairs academic coursework from MCPS with recovery support services provided at the Landing, a program of Family Services which is a part of the Sheppard Pratt Health System, designed to support youth through the recovery process.