montgomery county public schools

June 3, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Virtual Academy Applications Open Until July 2

Applications are open for Montgomery Virtual, Montgomery County Public Schools’ (MCPS) virtual learning academy for the 2021-2022 school year. In order to be eligible for the K-12 online academy, the MCPS student or student’s family must be experiencing extenuating health circumstances that could be helped through virtual learning, according to the application form. Families must […]

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May 27, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Releases Fall Reopening Plans and Mask Wearing Requirements

Montgomery County Public Schools released on Thursday a community message with information about fall reopening plans, mask-wearing requirements, vaccinations, summer school, and the Virtual Academy. Here’s a list of what’s ahead for the district: MCPS will require masks for students and staff while on school grounds. Students will be required to wear masks inside the […]

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May 26, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Retiring MCPS Superintendent Smith to Students: ‘You Are The Hope For The Future’

As Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith nears his retirement, he reflected on his time in public education and with MCPS. In a video message to the MCPS community, he thanked students, staff, families and community members. “Please know that you will always have a special place in my heart and that […]

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May 24, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

End of Year Townhall for MCPS Students Highlights ‘Year of Resilience’

Montgomery County Public Schools’ (MCPS) Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) Nick Asante held an end-of-year townhall for students on Saturday. The discussion centered on “Recapping the Year of Resilience.” Keynote speaker Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md. 8) acknowledged that the past year has been traumatic considering the devastation of almost 600,000 American lives […]

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May 20, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Announces High School Graduation Dates, Speakers

More than 11,000 Montgomery County Public Schools students will receive high school diplomas in commencement ceremonies this year. The high school commencement season is set to begin Wednesday, June 2, and will end Thursday, June 17. Last year, MCPS held virtual graduation ceremonies, but this year each school’s commencement ceremony will be in person and […]

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May 20, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

5 Things to Know Today, May 20, in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, May 20, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1.COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics: There are four COVID-19 vaccine clinics scheduled today throughout the county. Click here to view locations and make an appointment. ☀ Good morning! There are #COVID19 vaccine clinics scheduled today around Montgomery County for your convenience. 💻 […]

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May 19, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

‘You Have Done Us A Great Service’: Council Lauds Retiring School Superintendent Smith

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith was praised for his leadership through the pandemic and his push for equity for all students as his June 1 retirement date nears. Members of the Montgomery County Council May 19 gave their reluctant goodbyes and issued a proclamation in Smith’s honor. Smith has been superintendent since July […]

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May 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPS Expected to Offer Five-Day-a-Week In-Person Learning This Fall

Multiple times during Tuesday afternoon’s meeting of the Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education (BOE), school administration staff repeated that there will be a five-day-a-week in-school program in the fall, with a virtual academy offered to those who request them. This will be accomplished using a social distancing guideline of three feet. The BOE […]

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May 4, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Teacher of the Year Overcame Homelessness: ‘It’s That Untold Story That Can Set a Lot of People Free’

Last week, Joseph Bostic, Jr. was named Montgomery County Public Schools’ (MCPS) 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year. Bostic, originally from Macon, Georgia, is the math content specialist and eighth-grade team leader at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School in Germantown. He understands hardship and said it’s someone’s untold story that often sets people free. “I […]

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April 30, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Newly Elected MCPS Student Member of the Board Hana O’Looney Shares Education Priorities

Richard Montgomery High School junior Hana O’Looney has been elected the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) for the 2021-2022 school year. O’Looney’s term begins on July 1, 2021. MyMCM spoke with O’Looney to learn about her education priorities for her upcoming term and how she managed her […]

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