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Tax-Free Week Tax-Free Week
08/14/2017

August 13-19 is Tax-free week in Maryland. This is a great opportunity for families to stock up on new clothes and footwear for the 2017-2018 school year!

Summer R.I.S.E. Summer R.I.S.E. Video story icon
08/11/2017

Summer R.I.S.E. (Real Interesting Summer Experience) is a mentoring program sponsored by WorkSource Montgomery in collaboration with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and other partners, that provided rising juniors and seniors with enriching summer career development experiences.

Clinics Clinics
08/10/2017

All incoming seventh grade students, as well as eighth, ninth and tenth grade students that are new to the state, must receive vaccination against Tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) and Meningococcal meningitis (MCV4) prior to the start of the 2017-2018 school year. To ensure all students have a chance to receive the necessary immunizations, the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will hold free clinics for children in grades 7, 8, 9 and 10 in August.

Athletic Tryouts Athletic Tryouts
08/07/2017

Athletic tryouts and practices for most MCPS high school fall athletic teams begin Wednesday August 9, 2017. Fall teams include cheerleading, boys’ and girls’ cross country, field hockey, football, co-ed golf, pompons, boys’ and girls’ soccer, girls’ tennis, co-ed team handball, and girls’ volleyball. Please contact your schools’ Athletic Director or visit the school website for dates and times. MCPS Requires specific forms for participation in the interscholastic athletics program. These forms are also available in Spanish.

Drive for Supplies Celebration Drive for Supplies Celebration Video story icon
07/19/2017

Families and representatives from nonprofits picked up more than 4,400 pounds of free school supplies at the annual Drive for Supplies celebration on Monday, July 17. The supplies were donated by students and staff at several MCPS schools and several offices. Drive for Supplies, now in its 18th year, has generated more than 91 tons of school supplies.

Naviance Naviance
07/18/2017

Family Connection is a web-based tool that provides activities and lessons to help students explore and plan for college and career.

Students can discover their strengths and talents, explore career and college options, and research the high school courses they need to reach their goals. Parents can also utilize the tool to help their child(ren) plan for the future.

PreK/Head Start Registration PreK/Head Start Registration
07/17/2017

Registration continues through the summer for Prekindergarten and Head Start programs for children who will be 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2017. MCPS offers a free, half-day prekindergarten program in schools throughout the county for income-eligible families. This program gives children the skills and knowledge they need to be ready for kindergarten. Spaces are still available for the 2017-2018 program.

Drive for Supplies Drive for Supplies
07/13/2017

Families and representatives from nonprofits can pick up free school supplies at the annual Drive for Supplies celebration on Monday, July 17. The supplies were donated by students and staff at dozens of MCPS schools and several offices. The event will begin at 9 a.m. at Richard Montgomery High School.