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Important Back-to-School Safety Reminders

 Important Back-to-School Safety Reminders

Montgomery County Public Schools will be back in session on Monday, August 29, and Police Chief J. Thomas Manger, along with the officers of the Montgomery County Police Department, want to encourage all community members to continue to make the safety of our children a top priority. 


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

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

The Montgomery County Public Schools Department of Public Information and Web Services invites parents to submit their favorite first-day-of-school snapshots to include in their back-to-school coverage.

Once parents have captured those great moments on the first day of classes, which is Monday, Aug. 29th, they should select their best photograph and email it to MCPS' office at pio@mcpsmd.org. They will begin posting them on the website on Monday morning.

To contribute to the first-day-of school photo gallery, follow these simple steps: 

1. Choose your best, horizontal snapshot.

Nine New Principals to Lead Area Catholic Schools This Fall


When the doors open for the new school year, nine Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Washington will be led by new principals. Catholic elementary schools in Calvert and St. Mary’s counties open on Tuesday, August 23; schools in Charles County on Monday, August 29 and schools in Washington, DC, Montgomery and Prince George’s counties on Tuesday, August 30.


Montgomery County Public Schools Do Well in ACT


According to ACT’s annual report: Students in the Montgomery County Public Schools' (MCPS) Class of 2011 consistently outperformed their peers in Maryland and the nation on all sections of the ACT college admissions exam.

The average composite score for MCPS graduates was 23.2 in 2011, compared to 22.1 for Maryland and 21.1 for the nation.

First Superintendent's Book Club set for November

First Superintendent's Book Club set for November

This information comes to us from the Montgomery County Public Information Office:

MCPS Summer Food Service Program Provides Free Meals To Montgomery County Children

Each summer Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) serves children throughout the county free nutritious meals as part of a variety of summer programs. This summer nearly 9,000 students will receive meals at 111 locations including six walk-in locations where any child 18 and under can come in for a free meal. 

The MCPS Summer Food Service Program, created in 1976, provides nutritious meals to children when school closes and is designed to bridge the summer vacation “nutrition gap.”  Slightly more than 32% of children in Montgomery County are eligible for free or reduced price meals during the school year and might otherwise go without those meals during the summer when school is not in session.  Last year, the Summer Food Service Program served more than 285,000 meals.

MCPS Class of 2011 Earns 89 National Merit Scholarship Awards

 MCPS Class of 2011 Earns 89 National Merit Scholarship Awards

Twenty-two Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students have received National Merit Scholarships in the latest round of awards, sponsored by universities and colleges. This represents nearly half of the total number of the recipients in the state of Maryland. 

Earlier this year, it was announced that 67 MCPS students had been awarded National Merit Scholarships—17 students were awarded college-sponsored scholarships in May, 12 students have been awarded corporate-sponsored scholarships, 13 students have been awarded National Achievement Scholarships for academically promising African American students, and 25 MCPS students have been awarded National Merit $2,500 Scholarships.

The 22 students bring the MCPS total of National Merit Scholarship winners to 89, 19 more than the previous year.

The students receiving the latest round of awards and their high schools are:

Rebecca N. Curtis, Walt Whitman
August P.