2018-2019 School Year

February 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Students Now Required to Attend School June 5

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith said at a press conference Tuesday that, as of now, the last day of school is still June 14. Last Wednesday, schools were closed because of inclement weather for the fourth time during the academic calendar. Because MCPS has already used its three free snow days, the […]

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September 4, 2018 | Michelle Queen

First Day of School Arrives in Montgomery County

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) welcomed more than 163,500 students Tuesday for the first day of the 2018-2019 school year. This is the largest enrollment in the district’s history. The school year started the day after Labor Day for the second year in a row, following Gov. Larry Hogan’s executive order mandating that Maryland public schools […]

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September 4, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

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MCPS Superintendent Says School Safety a Top Priority for New School Year

It’s officially the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year and more than 163,000 students are enrolled this year, according to the school district’s superintendent, Dr. Jack Smith. Smith said in addition to equal access and expanding opportunities for students, school safety will be a top priority for the Montgomery County School Board this school year. His […]

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August 29, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Back to School: Welcome Message from MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith

The new school year starts on Tuesday, Sept. 4. and Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith sent a welcome message to the community this week. In his letter, Smith identified three items necessary for successful classrooms and schools. He believes, “we must include the elements of science, art and heart in our […]

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August 27, 2018 | Staff Writer

Back to School: Short List of Important Dates for MCPS 2018-2019 Calendar

The first day of school in Montgomery County is September 4, just over a week from now. The calendar includes important dates – winter and spring vacations, religious holidays, federal holidays, early dismissals and parent-teacher conferences. The Montgomery County Public Schools calendar may be found, here. Here is the full list of dates to know […]

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August 20, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Back to School: School Board President Discusses Priorities for Upcoming Academic Year

The 2018-2019 School Year will kick off in less than two-weeks for children attending schools within Montgomery County Public Schools system. In the video below, Montgomery County Board of Education President, Michael Durso, discusses the School Board’s priorities for the upcoming school year:      

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August 6, 2018 | Staff Writer

Donation Drive for School Supplies Will Benefit Rockville Youth

The start of school year is approaching and the city of Rockville is working to make sure students are prepared. To ensure that every child has a backpack full of necessary school supplies, city leaders are asking the community to donate school materials. School supplies will be accepted at donation sites the week of Aug. 15-22. […]

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September 28, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

UMD Has New Scholarship Named After Former MCPL Director Parker Hamilton

UPDATED: University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies announced a new scholarship earlier this month to honor former Montgomery County Public Libraries director, Parker Hamilton. Starting next school year, students in the school’s Master of Library and Information Science program, who show a passion for diversity and inclusion in their academic program, will be eligible to […]

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