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Blue Ribbon Blue Ribbon Video story icon

Students, staff and parents celebrated the school's Maryland Blue Ribbon status at an event Thursday, May 24. VIPs from the Maryland State Department of Education, MCPS administration and the community came to the school to congratulate the students and staff and to see the presentation of the Blue Ribbon medallion.

Summer School Summer School

Registration for the 2018 Regional High School Summer School program has begun. The high school program is open to all students who are residents of Montgomery County, whether or not they are enrolled in MCPS. The high school program will be offered at four locations: John F. Kennedy, Richard Montgomery, Northwest and Walt Whitman high schools. The first session runs from June 25 to July 13; the second session runs from July 17 to August 3.

Parents should contact the summer school coordinator at their child’s school for information on the middle school program.

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.