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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.

New Partnerships Provide Frederick County Public Schools Student Incentives


          Frederick County Public Schools recently signed partnership agreements with Beyond Comics and Pump It Up of Frederick.  The partnerships will provide incentive and reward programs for student achievement and perfect attendance.

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.


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.

$25,000 Scholarship for Montgomery College Students


The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) provides scholarship support in various amounts to Montgomery College students to assists with costs in hopes that the individuals will give back to the community and work in Montgomery County. This year the GGCC has decided to raise $25,000 dollars.

“We feel that it is our responsibility to make sure that we help provide an educated workforce. We’d like to have either a business or engineering student with financial needs. We want to make sure that the scholarship really helps students graduate in their field and give back to our community,” said GGCC President/CEO Marilyn Balcombe.

On June 23rd, the Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Germantown, presented a $2,000 dollar check for the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce’s Montgomery College Scholarship Foundation.

Police Adventure Camp!


The 4th Police Adventure Camp at Viers Mill Elementary School focused on teaching incoming 4th, 5th, and 6th graders skills like decision making, how to refuse drugs and alcohol, and resisting peer pressure. 

"It started out with 30 at-risk youth. They came in, we talked about making good decisions: resisting drugs, alcohol and gangs and gave them skills to be better students," said Officer Amy Daum.

The camp is a partnership between Montgomery County Police Department, Montgomery County Public Schools and Linkages to Learning. The Linkages to Learning Program assists students and their families with services to help children be successful in school, at home, and in the community.  

Eight Local High Schools Ranked among Newsweek’s Top 500 High Schools

Eight Local High Schools Ranked among Newsweek’s Top 500 High Schools

Of the 19 schools on the Maryland state list, eight were Montgomery County Public high schools. Seven of those MCPS schools were among the top ten in the state, according to a new measuring system created by Newsweek to rate the success of a high school in “turning out college-ready (and life-ready) students.” The results of the publication’s revamped national rankings were released online on June 20th, along with an explanation of the methodology used to rank the schools. Newsweek no longer publishes a national ranking based on Jay Mathew’s High School Challenge Index that appears in The Washington Post.