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Students get closeup view of Dr. King’s legacy Students get closeup view of Dr. King’s legacy
01/15/2009

Motivational storyteller Bill Grimmette transforms himself into Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in front of students’ eyes at Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary School. The physical transformation, along with stories about the civil rights leader, brought Dr. King to life for students. The school system, along with the nation, celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Jan. 19.

Helping  with the special education process Helping with the special education process
01/15/2009

Families of students receiving special education services can find support, resources, and information by contacting the Department of Family and Community Partnerships (DFCP). Bilingual staff are available to help parents understand the special education process and strengthen their advocacy skills. DFCP also provides free workshops for parents on special education topics through the Parent Academy.

Schools debut redesigned websites Schools debut redesigned websites
01/15/2009

Brooke Grove ES is the latest school to unveil a new website produced using the Tron web publishing system. Tron simplifies web publishing, saving school webmasters time and enabling them to focus on updating content. The result? More informative school websites for families. More than 50 schools use the system, which also reduces software, training, and support costs. Web Services brings more schools into Tron each month.

Questions?.....'ASK MCPS' Questions?.....'ASK MCPS'
01/15/2009

If you have a question about the school system, don’t hesitate to ask.

  • Call the ASK MCPS telephone center at 301-309-MCPS (6277)
  • Send an email to
  • Stop by the Department of Family and Community Partnerships (DFCP) at 451 Hungerford Dr., Rockville
  • Also look for ASK MCPS events throughout the year held at DFCP and in neighborhood locations.

Watch budget hearing January 14 Watch budget hearing January 14
01/14/2009

The Board of Education’s first public hearing on the FY 2010 Operating Budget will be webcast live starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14. The hearing also will be broadcast live on Comcast Channel 34. The hearing is an opportunity for parents, students, staff, and community members to share their thoughts on the superintendent’s operating budget recommendations.  The second and final hearing will be held Jan. 21.

Watch Board meeting January 13 Watch Board meeting January 13
01/12/2009

The Board of Education's business meeting will be webcast live starting at 10 a.m., Tuesday, January 13. You need the free Windows MediaPlayer on your computer to view the meeting.

 

College workshops set for parents College workshops set for parents
01/09/2009

Parents are invited to attend college orientation programs that will focus on college readiness and financial preparation. Representatives from MCPS School Counseling Services, Morgan State University, Montgomery College and the College Savings Plans of Maryland will be available to provide information and answer questions. The next session is coming up Jan. 13 at Silver Spring International Middle School from 7–8:30 p.m.

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Student artists brush up their portfolios Student artists brush up their portfolios
01/09/2009

High school art students got advice on their portfolios and information about applying to art schools at the seventh annual Art School Forum held at Walt Whitman High School. Representatives from more than 20 colleges, universities and art programs were on hand to meet with students and offer their critiques of students’ work.