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Spring Community Newsletter Now Available

Published on: May 22, 2015

The Spring 2015 edition of the MCPS Community Newsletter is now available.

Four Montgomery County Schools Recognized by Department of Education

Published on: May 19, 2015

Four Montgomery County schools were recognized by the Virginia Department of Education in the Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) Incentive Program.

Senior Activities for the Class of 2015

Published on: May 14, 2015

Senior activities for all Montgomery County high schools for 2015 can be found here.

School Start Times to Change in 16-17

Published on: May 6, 2015

The Montgomery County School Board has approved the recommendation to change school start times for the division beginning with the 16-17 school year.

Saia Named Principal at Price’s Fork Elementary

Published on: May 5, 2015

Domenic Saia was named principal at Price’s Fork Elementary School on May 5. He will begin his new post on July 1.

Superintendent Blackburn Announces Resignation

Published on: April 21, 2015

Brenda Blackburn, superintendent for Montgomery County Public Schools, announced her resignation today, effective October 1, 2015.

Eddie Walters Recognized as Support Staff Employee of the Year

Published on: April 17, 2015

Eddie Walters, coordinator of transportation, is the 2015-16 Support Staff Employee of the Year for MCPS.

Veteran Fourth Grade Teacher Selected as Teacher of the Year

Published on: April 15, 2015

Cindy Rosenbaum, fourth grade teacher at Kipps Elementary School, was announced as the 2016 Teacher of the Year for Montgomery County Public Schools.

Kindergarten and Preschool Registration to be held April 13 - 17

Published on: April 10, 2015

Montgomery County Public Schools will hold kindergarten registration between Monday, April 13, and Friday, April 17, 2015. Children who will turn five on or before September 30, 2015 should be registered at the elementary school in their attendance zone.

Superintendent Recommends Changing School Start Times

Published on: April 8, 2015

MCPS superintendent Brenda Blackburn recommended to change school start times for the division beginning in 2016-2017.

MCPS Last Day of School Set for May 29

Published on: March 23, 2015

The last day of school for the 2014-2015 school year will be May 29, 2015.

MCPS Launches New Online Application System

Published on: March 5, 2015

MCPS is transitioning to a new online application system for employment, Recruit & Hire. Applicants who wish to be considered for new positions must create a Recruit & Hire account.

February 25 Early Release Now Full School Day

Published on: February 24, 2015

The early release day scheduled for Wednesday, February 25, will be a full school day for Montgomery County students.

MCPS Response to Anthem Cyber Attack

Published on: February 5, 2015

Anthem, the provider of health insurance for MCPS, has experienced a cyber attack that resulted in the compromise of personal information for Anthem users.

SAT Exam Scheduled for Jan. 24 at CHS is Canceled

Published on: January 23, 2015

The administration of the SAT Exam scheduled for January 24, 2015, at Christiansburg High School is canceled.

Celebration for New Auburn Middle School on Jan. 25

Published on: January 23, 2015

The Dedication Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting for the new Auburn Middle School will take place on Sunday, January 25 at 2 p.m.

Parents Asked to Weigh In on Middle and High School Class Schedule

Published on: January 12, 2015

MCPS is asking all parents of middle and high school students to complete a short district survey about class schedules.

Winter Community Newsletter Released This Week

Published on: January 9, 2015

The Winter 2015 edition of the MCPS Community Newsletter was delivered to homes this week and can also be found on the MCPS website.

School Board Accepts Letters of Interest for District E Vacancy

Published on: January 7, 2015

The County School Board of Montgomery County is seeking letters of interest for the School Board seat representing Election District E of Montgomery County. Qualified voters of Election District E who may be interested in seeking appointment for the position are encouraged to apply.

School Board Changes Meeting Start Time

Published on: January 7, 2015

At the annual organizational meeting of the Montgomery County School Board, the board voted to change the start time for regularly scheduled meetings to 7 p.m.

Yard Sale to be Held at AMS on Jan. 9

Published on: January 6, 2015

A yard sale for surplus supplies, furniture and equipment will be held on Friday, January 9, from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the former Auburn Middle School location, 4069 Riner Road in Riner.

Montgomery County Public Schools’ Communication Excellence Rewarded

Published on: December 10, 2014

MCPS earned two awards in the 2014 Chespra communications contest, including the top award of excellence for the 13-14 budget planning website. Awards were presented by the Chesapeake Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association.

MCPS Seeks Parent Input on School Start Times

Published on: December 3, 2014

MCPS released a parent survey to gather input on school start times and student sleep cycles.

Auburn Schools to Dismiss Early Due to Power Outage

Published on: November 18, 2014

All three schools in the Auburn area will dismiss early today due to an extended power outage.

College Application Week Begins at MCPS High Schools

Published on: November 17, 2014

All four high schools in Montgomery County will celebrate College Application Week. Each high school will host a unique event where students can receive individual assistance and apply to college at no cost to them.

2015-16 Budget Planning Website: Visual, Informative, Interactive

Published on: November 6, 2014

As planning begins for the 2015-2016 budget, MCPS has created a new budget planning website.

Graduation Dates Set for the Class of 2015

Published on: October 31, 2014

Graduation dates for all Montgomery County high schools for 2015 will be held on the weekend of May 23, 2015.

Montgomery County Outscores the State and National Average on the SAT

Published on: October 20, 2014

Montgomery County’s students planning to graduate in 2014 scored higher than their statewide and nationwide peers on every section of the SAT, ranking as the tenth highest school division in the state.

The Transcript Highway: No More Scrambling for High School Transcripts

Published on: October 15, 2014

Montgomery County Public Schools is participating in a state pilot program with Parchment, an eTranscript program that will make the college application process easier for high school students. Current students will be able to send their high school transcripts online to their college of choice safely and free.

MCPS Receives $100,000 School Security Grant

Published on: October 2, 2014

Montgomery County Public Schools received $100,000 in the 2014 General Assembly’s School Security Equipment competitive grant program, to be put towards improvements in four schools in the district.

Gilbert Linkous Recognized for Academic Excellence

Published on: September 30, 2014

Gilbert Linkous Elementary School was named a National Blue Ribbon School for 2014. The award recognizes excellence in academics.

Division-Wide Lockdown Drill on Sept. 24 at 9:15 a.m.

Published on: September 24, 2014

A lockdown drill has commenced at all schools within Montgomery County. The lockdown is only a drill and will last for less than 15 minutes.

Most MCPS Schools Fully Accredited

Published on: September 16, 2014

Fourteen schools in Montgomery County will receive full accreditation by the state, as indicated by 2013-2014 testing scores. Eastern Montgomery High School and Auburn High School have moved to fully accredited status.

Winning Choices Week Begins September 15

Published on: September 12, 2014

Each year, the division sets aside one week to specifically highlight character education activities. This annual event is called Winning Choices Week and this year's events will begin on September 15.

MCPS Launches Mobile App, MCPS Mobile

Published on: September 2, 2014

Montgomery County Public Schools launched an official mobile app titled MCPS Mobile. The app is designed to enable parents, students and community members to easily access the information that they need and to stay informed on important issues.

Policy for Providing Free or Reduced Price Meals

Published on: August 11, 2014

Families who meet federal income guidelines can apply for free or reduced price meals for students. An online application is now available.

Engage, Encourage, Empower: MCPS Unveils New Motto

Published on: July 29, 2014

“Engage, Encourage, Empower” is the new motto for Montgomery County Public Schools. The motto, along with updated mission and vision statements, was adopted after the community-oriented six year planning process.

Garretson Named Principal at Christiansburg Middle

Published on: July 14, 2014

Jason Garretson is recommended as principal at Christiansburg Middle School. Garretson will begin his new duties immediately, and will officially be appointed by the school board on August 5.



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