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MCPS Begins 2018-2019 School Year With New Elementary School, Expanded Programs and Opportunities for Students

(September 3, 2018)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) welcomes more than 163,500 students today into its 206 schools for the start of the 2018-2019 school year—the largest enrollment in the district’s h ...(more)

Important Update Regarding MCPS Bus Driver Etienne Kabongo

(August 31, 2018)

This message is an update to Superintendent Jack Smith's August 6, 2018 letter regarding the arrest of MCPS bus operator Etienne Kabongo, known by some as “Mr. Steve.”  ...(more)

Back-to-School Snapshots to be Featured on MCPS Website

(August 29, 2018)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is inviting parents to submit their favorite first-day-of-school snapshots on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Many pictures will be shared on the district’s w ...(more)

MCPS Students Continue to Make Gains on PARCC Assessments

(August 28, 2018)

Data released by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) show that Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students continue to make gains in performance and continue to outperform their pee ...(more)

Board of Education to Meet on Thursday, August 30

(August 28, 2018)

The Montgomery County Board of Education will meet on Thursday, August 30, 2018, at the Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m., with ...(more)

REMINDER: Preview Tour of the New Bayard Rustin Elementary School

(August 13, 2018)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is offering a preview tour of the new Bayard Rustin Elementary School. The 97,397-square-foot building features flexible learning spaces and state-of-the-art te ...(more)

Important Update Regarding Arrest of MCPS Bus Driver Etienne Kabongo

(August 8, 2018)

Dear MCPS Community: This message is an update to Superintendent Jack Smith's letter regarding the arrest of MCPS bus operator Etienne Kabongo, known by some as “Mr. Steve.”&nb ...(more)

A Message from Superintendent Jack R. Smith: Arrest of MCPS Bus Driver

(August 6, 2018)

Dear MCPS Community: I am writing to inform you about the arrest of Etienne K. Kabongo, a Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) bus operator. Mr. Kabongo, known to some students as "Mr. ...(more)

Board of Education Receives a Review of the Strategic Plan for Fiscal Year 2018; Takes Action on an Innovative School Year Calendar for the 2019–2020 School Year for Arcola and Roscoe R. Nix Elementary Schools

(August 1, 2018)

The Montgomery County Board of Education (Board) met on Monday, July 30, 2018, at Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville.  During the meeting, the Board received a ...(more)

Board of Education Meeting to be Held on July 30; Closed Session Moved to 3:30 p.m.

(July 27, 2018)

The closed session of the Montgomery County Board of Education meeting on Monday, July 30, will begin at 3:30 p.m. It was previously scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. The meeting will be held at Carver Edu ...(more)

Board of Education to Meet on Monday, July 30

(July 26, 2018)

The Montgomery County Board of Education will meet on Monday, July 30, 2018, at the Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville. The meeting will begin at 4 p.m., with public ...(more)

Media Advisory: Preview Tour of New Addition at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School

(July 25, 2018)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is offering a preview tour of the new addition at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School on Friday, July 27, 2018. The 88,328-square-foot addition features multipurpo ...(more)

MCPS Class of 2018 Earns 28 National Merit Scholarship Awards in Latest Round

(July 24, 2018)

Twenty-eight Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students have received National Merit Scholarships in the latest round of awards sponsored by universities and colleges. Each sponsoring college ...(more)

Removal of Artificial Turf Field at Richard Montgomery High School

(July 21, 2018)

Dear MCPS Community, This week, contractors began work to replace the artificial turf field at Richard Montgomery High School.  The existing artificial turf material has been removed and sent ...(more)

Second Annual Summer RISE Career Exposure for MCPS High School Students

(July 18, 2018)

WorkSource Montgomery, Inc. (WSM) presents the second year of Summer RISE (Real Interesting Summer Experience), a locally funded initiative led by WSM in partnership with Montgomery County Public Scho ...(more)