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Montgomery County Proclaims October 20th as Lights On Afterschool Day

Montgomery County Proclaims October 20th as Lights On Afterschool Day

 

The following information was sent to us by Judy Stiles: 

 

Board of Education to Meet on Tuesday

Board of Education to Meet on Tuesday

According to the Montgomery County Public School System:

FCPS Shares Teacher Accolades

FCPS Shares Teacher Accolades

 

The following information was sent to us by Dian Nelson:

 

Montgomery County Public Schools' Graduation Rate Outperforms State

Montgomery County Public Schools' Graduation Rate Outperforms State

The following information was sent to us by Rockville Public Information Office:

The graduation rate for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students remains strong and is higher than the rest of the state, regardless of the formula used to calculate it. 
  The Maryland State Department of Education calculated the graduation rate using two different formulas this year as part of the annual Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) report for high schools. The graduation rate was calculated using the “leaver rate,” which has been used for the past decade, and the new “cohort rate,” which is being used for the first time. 
  Under the leaver rate, the graduation rate for the class of 2011 was 90.7 percent, slightly higher than 2010 (90.1 percent) and higher than the state’s 2011 leaver rate (87 percent). 
 

Student-Run Capital One Bank Branch Celebrates Grand Opening

Student-Run Capital One Bank Branch Celebrates Grand Opening

 

The following information was sent to us by Quon Wilson and Jamie Glick: 

 

State and local officials will join Capital One Bank and Prince George’s County Public Schools on October 3, 2011 to welcome the inaugural class of student bankers at Parkdale High School in Riverdale.

170 Montgomery County Public School Students Are National Merit Semifinalists

170 Montgomery County Public School Students Are National Merit Semifinalists

 

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has 170 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists in the 2012 competition, 13 more than the previous year. The semifinalists will go on to compete nationally for scholarships that will be offered in the spring. The competition is sponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. 

The MCPS semifinalists come from 14 high schools. The high schools and number of semifinalists are:

Bethesda-Chevy Chase: 14

Montgomery Blair: 44

James Hubert Blake: 1

Winston Churchill: 13

Albert Einstein: 1

Walter Johnson: 9

Richard Montgomery: 39