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Graduations Begin May 26

May 23, 2017

More than 10,000 MCPS students will receive their diplomas in commencement ceremonies that will begin on May 26 and continue through June 14. You can send us some of your favorite graduation photos via email and Twitter.


Five Questions With … Nancy Shay, Montgomery County Teacher of the Year

May 23, 2017

When Nancy Shay became a teacher, she finally realized who and what she was supposed to be. She comes alive when she talks about literature, especially with her high school students at Richard Montgomery High School. An educator for nearly 30 years, she’s now a co-leader of the school’s Homework Club and founder of RichTalks, an opportunity for students and staff to take the stage and share what’s on their mind.


Winners Announced in United We Learn Arts Contest

May 23, 2017

MCPS received hundreds of submissions for its first ever contest on combating hate through the arts. Winners were announced at the elementary, middle and high school levels in four categories.


Principal Named MCPS Finalist for Washington Post Award

May 23, 2017

Jennifer Lowndes, principal of Rock Creek Forest Elementary School, is often called the ‘rock’ of the school. She is a champion for children, known for her positivity, thoughtfulness, patience and dedication.


School News

May 23, 2017

Two elementary schools have been honored by the state as Blue Ribbon Schools. Hallie Wells Middle School in Clarksburg held its dedication ceremony. And Strathmore and Bel Pre elementary schools celebrated moms and dads in two special events.


Great Staff

May 23, 2017

Twenty-five staff members were honored with Best and Brightest awards from the NAACP Parents’ Council. A Roberto Clemente teacher is recognized by the state as an outstanding gifted and talented educator. The legendary coach Bob Milloy is lauded by the Montgomery County Council. Also, inside, see the latest administrative appointments and retirement celebrations.


Great Students

May 23, 2017

Hispanic, Asian and African American students are honored as distinguished scholars, some winning scholarships. Also, inside, read about students from seven middle schools who were chosen to participate in the East County Strathmore Strings concert.


Winners Announced for Spring Training Challenge

May 23, 2017

Did you or someone you know make the list? What about your school or office? For weeks now, nearly 6,000 employees have been participating in the spring fitness challenge. See who’s dropping weight, feeling better and winning fun prizes!