Graduation Season Under Way

The 2015 high school graduation season is under way and more than 10,000 MCPS students will receive their diplomas in commencement ceremonies that will continue through June 17. A variety of commencement speakers—ranging from elected officials to musicians—will be speaking. Parents and students are invited to submit their favorite graduation snapshots to be included in our graduation coverage.

2015 Graduation

Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic Visits Richard Montgomery HS to Grant Wish

Francis Wesley, a Richard Montgomery High School student who has been battling a blood cancer called Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma, was surprised on May 28 with a two-day contract to play as a professional soccer player for the D.C. United. Sponsored by the team and Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, Francis will get to practice with the team, join them for team meetings and be with the players on May 30 when they play the Philadelphia Union.

Make A Wish

MCPS Students Win Awards in 2015 StudentCam Competition

Representatives from C-SPAN visited Sherwood and Montgomery Blair high schools to honor the winners of the 2015 StudentCam documentary competition. Secondary students from across the country were asked to create a short documentary on the theme “The Three Branches and You.” The students will receive cash prizes and their schools will also receive funds to purchase digital video equipment.


Board Approves Revisions to 2015-2016 School Calendar

The Board of Education has approved revisions to the calendar for the 2015-2016 school year. Students will be off on March 24 for a teacher workday and all MCPS schools and offices will be closed on April 26 for the presidential primary. Students will attend school on April 4 and 5, which were days off in the calendar originally approved by the Board.


Featured Videos

News in 90 - This Week’s News in English and Spanish

Allied Externships Program

Rock Terrace School Supporting Student Success

FY16 Operating Budget Request Overview

Behind the Scenes in MCPS

Monifa McKnight Named Middle School Principal of the Year

Blair HS Student Wins First Place in Intel Science Talent Search

Education Matters: Superintendent Search

The Strategic Planning Framework


Meet Teacher David Szybalski from Galway ES 

District Implementation Plan

The District Implementation Plan for the MCPS Strategic Planning Framework

Child Abuse and Neglect

DRAFT Revised Policy JHC-Child Abuse and Neglect (for public comment).

High School Graduations

See a list of high school graduation dates and locations for 2015.