Week of April 15, 2019

Spring Break from 4/17 – 4/22

There will be no school from Wednesday, April 17th – Monday April 22nd. Have a wonderful spring break!


Community Input Sought for School and Cluster Boundary Analysis

As you may know, the Montgomery County Board of Education adopted a resolution this year asking the Superintendent to utilize external consultants to conduct an in-depth review and analysis of how existing school and cluster boundaries support or impede the effective use of school facilities in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). To help gather input from the community regarding the scope of work for the consultants, the framework for the assessment of the district’s school and cluster boundaries, and how the consultants will focus their efforts and analysis, MCPS is hosting four regional community conversations.

These conversations will be held from 7 p.m.–9 p.m. on the following dates and locations:

  • April 4: Quince Orchard High School 15800 Quince Orchard Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
  • April 10: John F. Kennedy High School 1901 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, MD 20902
  • April 11: Earle B. Wood 14615 Bauer Dr., Rockville, MD 20853
  • April 23: Walter Johnson High School 6400 Rock Spring Dr., Bethesda, MD 20814

(Please note: No specific boundary recommendations are under consideration. The purpose of the conversations is to obtain feedback to inform the work of the consultants.)

To help us prepare for the event, please RSVP at the following link.

If you are unable to attend, but would like to offer feedback, you can provide input online here.

MCPS Equity Accountability Model Meetings

You are invited to join Montgomery County Public Schools for a series of community meetings to learn about the MCPS Equity Accountability Model and other strategies the district is using to monitor and report student achievement. The meetings will be led by the Office of School Support and Improvement.

Monday, April 8, 2019 
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Magruder High School
Sherwood High School
Damascus High School
Wednesday, April 24
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Paint Branch High School
Watkins Mill High School
Montgomery Blair High School
Monday, May 13, 2019
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Rockville High School
Quince Orchard High School
Springbrook High School

*All nine meetings will offer the same presentation.

Due to limited space, we request that you RSVP at this link.

For additional information, please call the Office of School Support and Improvement – 240-740-3100.


Georgetown French Market from 4/26 – 4/28

One of the most anticipated shopping weekends arrives each April when Book Hill merchants, restaurants, salons and galleries display their wares in an inviting open-air market. Evoking the outdoor markets of Paris, guests wander between shops and galleries, tempted by the aroma of fresh coffee and croissants while enjoying the sounds of strolling musicians. The 2019 Georgetown French Market is a free event and will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 26 & 27 from 10 AM – 5 PM and Sunday, April 28 from 12 – 5 PM.