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Garrett County Public Schools
Central Office
40 South Second Street
Oakland, MD 21550
Phone 301.334.8900
Fax 301.334.7621

Current News, Events, and Press Releases

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Nov 12 2018
Friendsville Elementary School STEM Day

Nov 12, 2018 at 11:51am

Friendsville Elementary School recently celebrated Fall by conducting a STEM pumpkin drop.

'Safe Schools Maryland' School Safety Initiative and Tip Line

Nov 12, 2018 at 10:52am

Governor Larry Hogan recently announced the launch of "Safe Schools Maryland," a tip line and mobile app designed to streamline reporting of possible threats to students and school facilities.

Nov 9 2018
Garrett County Public Schools Celebrates Garrett County Pride Day 2018

Nov 9, 2018 at 8:54am

Students and staff of the Garrett County Public School System recently celebrated the third annual Garrett County Pride Day.

Nov 7 2018
Northern High School Presents "The Wizard of Oz"

Nov 7, 2018 at 8:23am

The Northern High School Thespian Society is presenting the beloved classic "The Wizard of Oz" on November 15th, 16th and 17th at 7:00 PM in the Northern High cafeteria.

Nov 5 2018
November 14, 2018 Board of Education Meeting

Nov 5, 2018 at 5:07pm

The Garrett County Board of Education will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 14, 2018.


Nov 5, 2018 at 3:40pm

The Garrett County Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

Nov 2 2018
Parent-Teacher Conference Day - November 5, 2018

Nov 2, 2018 at 2:25pm

No school for students on November 5, 2018 for Parent-Teacher conferences and November 6, 2018, for Election Day.

Water Issues at Southern End Schools

Nov 2, 2018 at 6:15am

There are water issues in the Oakland area that are affecting the following schools and/or buildings: Broad Ford Elementary, Southern Middle, Southern High, and the Dennett Road Educational Complex.

Nov 1 2018
Garrett County Schools Ranked Among Top in Northeast

Nov 1, 2018 at 12:49pm

According to RewardExpert, Garrett County Public Schools is ranked as the 4th best public school system in the Northeast region of the United States.

Oct 31 2018

Oct 31, 2018 at 11:56am

Students of the month recipients for September and October were recognized by the Southern Garrett High School administration.

Southern High School SAT/ACT Hall of Fame

Oct 31, 2018 at 11:45am

Four seniors were recently inducted into the SAT/ACT Hall of Fame at Southern Garrett High School.

Oct 25 2018
Important Information Regarding the Use of Electronic Cigarettes

Oct 25, 2018 at 3:33pm

Recently, the Maryland General Assembly passed HB1094. Beginning October 1, 2018, a person under the age of 18 may be charged civilly for possessing an ENDS product.

Fix the Fund - Question #1 on Election Ballot

Oct 25, 2018 at 2:35pm

"Fix the Fund" (Question #1 on the Maryland ballot) refers to the need to direct funds from legal gambling into a "lockbox" for education.

Foundation Makes Donation to Northern High School Band

Oct 25, 2018 at 1:42pm

Cynthia Downton, President of the GCPS-Teets Foundation, presents a check for $14,157 from the Community Trust Foundation (CTF) to Em Ness, Drum Major of the Northern Garrett High School band.

Oct 24 2018
Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM)

Oct 24, 2018 at 9:41am

Recently there have been media reports concerning an increase in cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM).