May 10, 2016

Current eighth graders from Kingsview Middle School will have the same principal when they move on to high school at Northwest next year, as the Montgomery County Board of Education has appointed current Kingsview Middle School Principal James D’Andrea to replace outgoing Northwest Principal Lance D...

April 27, 2016

Eric Guerci, a junior at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, has been reelected as the Student Member of the Board of Education for the 2016-2017 school year. Guerci is the third student in MCPS history to run for, and win, a second term.

   All secondary school students were eligible to vote in the SM...

March 22, 2016

The Montgomery County Board of Education unanimously selected Hallie Wells Middle School as the name of the new Clarksburg/Damascus middle school which will open in August of this year. Making it just the second non-elementary school in the county to be named after a woman.

   The Board made the sele...

February 26, 2016

Four weeks ago, Clarksburg resident Rich Liu had never heard the name Hallie Wells; now he is petitioning the Montgomery County Board of Education to name the new middle school in Clarksburg after her.

   Hallie Wells and her husband Ovid Hazen Wells were originally from Tennesee and moved to the Dis...

February 17, 2016

At its regular meeting last Tuesday, Feb, 9 the Montgomery County Board of Education approved the FY2017 Operating Budget and voted to ask the County Council for an additional $45.7 million over and above the $2.45 billion included in the approved budget.

   The Board of Education is asking for a tot...

February 5, 2016

At a special meeting held on Thursday, Feb. 4, the Montgomery County Board of Education named their selection as the new superintendent of schools for Montgomery County Public Schools — Dr. Jack R. Smith. He is currently the interim state superintendent of Maryland schools and former superintendent...

February 4, 2016

UPDATE: The Washington Post is reporting that Jack Smith, currently interim Maryland State Superintendent of Schools will be named new MCPS Superintendent tonight.


   The Montgomery County Board of Education will appoint a new superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools at a special meeting t...

December 15, 2015


The Board of Education adopted the calendar for the 2016-2017 school year at yesterday’s December 14 meeting. The school year will begin on Monday, August 29, 2016, and is scheduled to end on Friday, June 16, 2017. To accommodate the September 12, 2016, professional day added by the Board of Educat...

December 9, 2015

 The Montgomery County Board of Education has selected Michael Durso to be serve as President of the Board for the next year and Dr. Judith Docca to serve as Vice President.

   The selections were made at Tuesday, Dec. 8 at the regular Board meeting. Durso replaces Patricia O’Neill, who has served as...

December 2, 2015

At-Large representative to the Montgomery County Board of Education, Philip Kauffman has announced his candidacy to run for the re-election to the post he has held since 2008.

   Kauffman announced his candidacy through a press release yesterday. A 28-year resident of Montgomery County, Kauffman was...

November 20, 2015

An online firm that ranks schools has ranked Germantown Elementary School in Germantown the best in the State of Maryland and 176 in the nation. said of Germantown Elementary, “It has 290 students in grades PK and K-5. According to state standards, 94 percent of students at this school a...

November 20, 2015

Parents from schools which feed Northwest High School in Germantown had the opportunity to meet and address members of the Montgomery County Board of Education last night at Northwest and an overwhelming number of parents requested that the Board revert the elementary school bell times back to the o...

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