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Check out this week’s edition of the MCPS News in 90 and Noticias en 90 for a summary of the latest MCPS news, events and highlights.
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Featured News Stories

Courage is Colorless

February 11, 2016

February is Black History Month and MCPS students are engaging in a variety of activities to learn about and celebrate the contributions of African Americans.

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Engaging Students with Coding

December 16, 2015

More than 500 students at Flower Hill Elementary School participated in the Hour of Code Dec. 7-13.

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South Lake ES Hosts STEM Night

December 15, 2015

Hundreds of students and families gathered at South Lake Elementary School Dec. 10 to learn about exciting careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Make Your Voice Heard on the Budget

December 14, 2015

The Board of Education is beginning the process of reviewing Interim Superintendent Bowers’ FY 2017 recommended Operating Budget. The Board will hold public hearings on the budget on Jan. 7 and Jan. 14. Starting Dec. 14 at 9 a.m., individuals may call the Board of Education office to sign up to testify at the public […]

Interim Superintendent Bowers Recommends $2.4B FY 2017 Operating Budget

December 14, 2015

Interim Superintendent Larry Bowers proposed a $2.4 billion Operating Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 to the Board of Education on Dec. 8. The budget includes investments to improve students’ literacy and math skills; build the cultural proficiency of staff; foster stronger partnerships with the community and MCPS families to support students; and better organize […]

Students Become Civility Ambassadors

December 14, 2015

Twenty-eight students at Briggs Chaney Middle School learned about conflict resolution and community building during two days of training conducted by Community Matters, an organization that works to improve the social-emotional climate of schools and communities across the nation. The students, who will now serve as Safe School Ambassadors, will work together to enhance the […]

Preparing for Life After High School

December 14, 2015

Students at Wheaton High School have developed a new course that will provide their peers with critical skills that are essential to life beyond high school. The course, Life 101, is designed to introduce students to pragmatic skills for life and develop their interpersonal skills to help prepare them for college and career. Specific skills […]

MCPS Students Display Artwork at U.S. Capitol Building

December 14, 2015

More than 20 MCPS students had an opportunity to showcase their artwork at the U.S. Capitol Building on Dec. 2. The exhibit was organized by Youth Art for Healing, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring works of art created by youth into healthcare environments to provide a sense of comfort, inspiration and healing […]

Student Leaders Meet with Board of Education

December 14, 2015

Nearly 50 student leaders from MCPS secondary schools met with members of the Board of Education, Interim Superintendent Bowers, and senior administration. The students shared their thoughts and offered ideas to help the board as they set their priorities for the year. Students discussed a variety of topics including testing, budget cuts, technology and school […]

A Celebration of Latin Dance

November 25, 2015

Dozens of energetic high school dancers took the stage at the Music Center at Strathmore to represent their schools at the 16th annual Latin Dance Competition on Nov. 23.

Youth Summit Addresses Teen Concerns

November 25, 2015

Students at Damascus High School engaged with more than 40 expert presenters to discuss and learn about a range of important social-emotional topics.

MCPS Spotlight: Game Changers Group

November 24, 2015

The latest edition of the MCPS Spotlight features a conversation with Chester Hardy, a counselor at A. Mario Loiederman Middle School, about the Game Changers group.

MCPS in the News

November 3, 2015

Check out the latest press releases, news headlines and video stories about MCPS.

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NAACP Parents Council Holds Kick-Off Meeting

October 8, 2015

The NAACP Parents’ Council held its annual kick-off meeting on October 5.
The event brought parents and MCPS staff together to discuss and share best practices to foster parent engagement.

MCPS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage

October 6, 2015

It is National Hispanic Heritage Month and MCPS schools are celebrating this period with a variety of activities and events.

Sligo MS Students, Staff Learn About the Environment

September 30, 2015

Sligo Middle School hosted the “S”TEAM Sligo Community Day Festival, an event to bring together staff, students and the community to learn more about the outdoor environment surrounding the school.