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BOE Meeting 05-12-2020 BOE Meeting 05-12-2020

The Montgomery County Board of Education will hold a virtual business meeting on May 12. Public items will start at 11:30 a.m. Watch the meeting live on Comcast Channel 34, Verizon Channel 36 and RCN Channel 89. You may also listen on your phone via 1-202-860-2110 - Access code: 613 454 275

Excitement Builds Excitement Builds

Three teachers have been named finalists for the 2020–2021 MCPS Teacher of the Year Award by the Marian Greenblatt Education Fund. They are: Anne Moore, kindergarten teacher at Farmland Elementary School; Inge Chichester, World Studies content specialist at Sligo Middle School; and Rodney Van Tassell, social studies resource teacher at Winston Churchill High School. For the first time, the announcement of the Teacher of the Year is moving to a virtual format. Tune in at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 15 to see who will be selected as the 2020-2021 MCPS Teacher of the Year. You can watch it live on the MCPS website and on MCPS TV.

Teacher Appreciation Teacher Appreciation Video story icon

Dear Staff, This week is Teacher Appreciation Week and MCPS is grateful for the dedication, passion, creativity and commitment of our amazing educators. Thank you always—especially as we navigate through this global crisis—for all that you do to support our students’ academic and social-emotional needs. Sincerely,

Jack R. Smith, Ph.D.

Superintendent of Schools

Virtual Community Conversation Virtual Community Conversation Video story icon

Watch the April 29 virtual community conversation to learn more about Phase II of remote learning in MCPS. MCPS staff has been working diligently to implement an online learning (distance/remote learning) plan that addresses the academic and non-academic needs of our students and provides students with structured school experiences. You can see the recording at the link below or by clicking the photo to the right.


The two candidates for the 43rd SMOB are Mr. Nick Asante, a junior at Richard Montgomery High School and Ms. Vicky Kidder, a junior at Magruder High School. All secondary students will receive an email on May 20 with a link to the ballot.

Social Emotional Social Emotional Video story icon

The Office of Student and Family Support and Engagement has begun a new video series covering social emotional supports and student well-being entitled MCPS Waymaking. This pilot issue tackles identification of stress that students may exhibit and is aimed at providing support to our parent community and community at large.

Alert MCPS Alert MCPS Video story icon

Learn how to subscribe to Alert MCPS and receive text messages or email from MCPS during emergencies, as well as systemwide messages of significant importance. 

Superintendent's Blog Superintendent's Blog

Read the latest edition of the Superintendent's All In Blog, It begins... I get a lot of emails. Hundreds on most days and sometimes, two or three times that many. Some of them are logistical; some are informational; and others are personal. Many messages come and go out of my email box, but some stick with me and change the way I view a situation or relate to others. These are the messages that really matter.