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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:

Parents Invited to 'Ask MCPS' On October 6th

Parents Invited to 'Ask MCPS' On October 6th

According to Montgomery County Public School's,

Parents are invited to visit with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) central office staff on Thursday, October 6, 2011 in the first "Ask MCPS" event of the 2011-2012 school year.


Bilingual staff will be available for coffee, conversation and to answer parents' questions about programs and services in the school system.

The event will be held at Carver Educational Services Center in Rockville.  Call 301-279-3100 for more information.


For more information about the "Ask MCPS" event and the Department of Family and Community Partnerships, visit the MCPS website.
 

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). 
 

28 Seniors Named National Achievement Scholarship Semifinalists

28 Seniors Named National Achievement Scholarship Semifinalists

 

The following notice was sent to us from Montgomery County Pubilc Schools:

Award Recognizes Academically Promising African American Students

Twenty-eight Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) seniors have been selected as semifinalists for a National Achievement Scholarship. The scholarship program, administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, recognizes academically promising African American students across the nation and awards college scholarships to hundreds of these students every year.

Four Catholic Schools Win National Blue Ribbon Honor

Four Catholic Schools Win National Blue Ribbon Honor

 

The following information was sent to us by Brie Hall: 

 

Alexandria's McKinley Marketing Partners Donates Office Supplies to At-Risk Pre-Schoolers

Alexandria's McKinley Marketing Partners Donates Office Supplies to At-Risk Pre-Schoolers

McKinley Marketing Partners, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia with offices in Dallas, Texas and the New York Metro area, recently embarked on a new era of operation by rebranding with a fresh logo and an updated, user-friendly website. The new circular design of its logo underscores McKinley’s mission – to provide complete, well-rounded marketing solutions for its clients’ interim or direct-hire needs.

By rebranding, McKinley is moving forward with new ways to assist its diverse Fortune 1000 clientele and to recruit new marketing talent. McKinley also wants to remain a vital community leader in Old Town Alexandria, with office headquarters in a remodeled warehouse that originally operated as an arms dealership. Since the rebranding, McKinley had found itself with reams of logo paper products and other office supplies it can no longer use due to the introduction of its new round logo.