Community News

The USPTO, in conjunction with the offices of Congressmen Don Beyer, Anthony Brown and Gerald Connolly, are presenting a free program for students K-12 on Saturday, September 23rd to encourage STEM learning and support the 2017 Congressional App Challenge. The program is an all-day event from 9 am to 4 pm at the USPTO Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. Five instructional sessions will be offered on app design, development, implementation and intellectual property (IP). LEARN MORE…

NW Cluster Fall Meeting – Save the Date: October 18, 7pm at Diamond Elementary. 

MCCPTA has recently formed a Sub-Committee on School Climate and Safety:
1. If you are interested in becoming involved, please contact 
2. MCPS recently released an interim report on school safety and security. The interim report covers MCPS’ 25 high schools. A comprehensive review of all MCPS schools is currently underway. 
3. A number of PTAs have expressed an interest in resources for promoting . A list of resources for use by public school systems and PTAs is being compiled to assist in the promotion of positive school climate and safety, including but not limited to cyber bullying and safety, healthy dating, sexual and gender-based violence, racial justice, rights and protections for undocumented students and families, restorative justice and non-violent conflict resolution strategies. If you have any to recommend, please send them forward them to 
4. Communities United Against Hate (CUAH) is hosting their first county-wide schools conferences for parents, students and teachers on October 7 from 8:30-12:30 at the Silver Spring United Methodist Church and again on October 22nd from 12:30-4:30 pm at Shady Grove Middle School. More information is available here.

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is one of the nation’s leading civil rights and human relations organizations. No Place for Hate is one of ADL’s signature education initiatives.
No Place for Hate is an organizing framework for K-12 schools committed to creating sustainable change that leads to improved school climate. Participating schools are able to incorporate ADL’s anti-bias and anti-bullying resources within their existing programming to form one powerful message that all students have a place to belong.  Over 1,700 schools across the country were designated No Place for Hate in the 2015-2016 school year.
The goal of No Place for Hate is to inspire a national movement led by students and educators who are committed to using the power of positive peer influence to build inclusive and safe schools in which all students can thrive.
More information is available here:


Montgomery County Public Schools Launches Campaign to Raise Funds for Students Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), in partnership with the Montgomery County Public Schools Educational Foundation, Inc., has launched the Hurricane Harvey Relief campaign to raise funds for students and families affected by Hurricane Harvey. “We must support all children and help each other in times of crisis,” said Superintendent Jack R. Smith. “MCPS is committed to supporting the victims of Hurricane Harvey.”

The district’s goal is to raise at least $163,000 to support school districts in Texas that were affected by Hurricane Harvey. The campaign kicked off on September 7, 2017 and will conclude on October 2, 2017. 

MCPS families and community members can support the campaign by submitting donations to their local school or to the Montgomery County Public Schools Educational Foundation, Inc. All donations collected by the Foundation will go to a corresponding Texas educational foundation.

MyMCPS – Edline is no longer functional. Instead, we will have a parent portal to MyMCPS. You should have received a letter from MCPS that contained information regarding web access to the myMCPS Parent Portal. Please be advised you must go to the “Create Account” tab (see below) create the account and agree to the terms prior to your initial log-in attempt.  The completion of these two steps will activate the username and password provided in the letter.  

Please be advised KMS will provide technical support for myMCPS Parent Portal in the media center from 5:15-8:00pm during Back-to-School night on September, 14, 2017.  We will also provide log-in information in the media center if you have not received your web access information in the mail by 9/14/17.

MCCPTA Presents: myMCPS Parent Portal & Elementary Report Card Changes

When: Tuesday, September 26th at 6:30 PM -7:30 PM
Where: Carver Auditorium, 850 Hungerford Drive

  • myMCPS Parent Portal: Join us for an informative presentation by the MCPS Department of Communications on the new myMCPS Parent Portal.   This school year, myMCPS Parent Portal will replace Edline as the primary home to school communication vehicle for schools to share information regarding grades, attendance, scheduling, and more.
  • Elementary Report Card Changes: Staff from the MCPS Department of Elementary Curriculum and District wide Programs will also be available to discuss the revised elementary report card that will be implemented this year.  

PARCC results are posted!  This link will take you to overall performance data.  Using the tabs at the top, you can click on school and make your way to your schools’ performance.  Individual student reports will be sent home at later date.

The MCPS Office of Communications  summer edition of the Communications Update for Principals, summer edition is now available: Communications Update_Summer Edition

Saturday School and the George B. Thomas Learning Center

Registration is open! See below for links to this year’s academic support programs, which begin September 9th. 

Program Flyer

Program Flyer Spanish

STEM Flyer 2017-18

STEM Flyer Spanish 2017-18

Registration Form

Registration Form Spanish