MCPS Division of Construction provided this link. Meeting minutes and powerpoints will be posted 5 business days after each meeting.
If you are interested in learning more about the Montgomery County Public
School’s plans for constructing a new middle school in Rock Creek Hills
Park, and if you would like to participate in the process for planning and
designing this facility, the first public meeting is scheduled for this
Wednesday, June 8, at 7 p.m. According to MCPS, the purpose of this and
subsequent meetings is to develop a preliminary design for the school, as
well as pedestrian and traffic flows to the site.
A copy of the complaint (34-page pdf file) filed by Sam Statland, Vice President of Rock Creek Hills Citizens’ Association, is found below:
The following is the Text of the Appeal to the Maryland State Board of Education. (14 page pdf file)
The following document is the Montgomery County Board of Education’s official announcement regarding the feasibility study for the Rock Creek Hills Park middle school site.
Printer Friendly pdf file available here: 2011 05 26 MCPS Ltr Announcing Community Meetings on Feasibility Study
From: Dennis F. Cross, AIA, , Project Manager
Subject: Bethesda Chevy Chase Middle School # 2 – New School
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is about to conduct a
Feasibility Study for a new middle school to be located at Rock Creek
Hills Local Park, 3701 Saul Road, Kensington, MD 20895, a former
The design is being conducted by a Facility Advisory Committee (FAC)
that is chaired by the Westland Middle School Principal; Mr. Daniel J.
Vogelman. The FAC will include representatives of the schools, PTA,
neighbors, government agencies, the design architects, Samaha
Architects, and staff from MCPS Division of Construction.
The purpose of these meetings is to develop a preliminary design for
the school project. It is an evolving process whereby input from the
previous meeting is incorporated into the ongoing proposed design.
These meetings are to determine spatial relationships within the
school’s interior, the pedestrian and traffic flow of the site and how
the school will fit into the community at large.
As shown below, the FAC meeting/work sessions are scheduled in the
afternoons and evenings to allow maximum community involvement.
FAC Work Session Meeting #1 Wednesday, June 8, 2011 7:00 pm BCC HS
FAC Work Session Meeting #2 Wednesday, June 22 2011 2:00 pm BCC HS
FAC Work Session Meeting #3 Wednesday, July 13, 2011 7:00 pm BCC HS
FAC Work Session Meeting #4 Thursday, July 28, 2011 2:00 pm BCC HS
FAC Work Session Meeting #5 Wednesday, August, 10, 2011 7:00 pm BCC HS
FAC Work Session Meeting #6 Wednesday, August, 17, 2011 2:00 pm BCC HS
FAC PTA/Community Presentation Thursday, September, 8, 2011 7:00 pm
This letter is to inform you of the schedule for the design process
and to encourage you to participate. While all are invited, the
community is encouraged to send representatives from their respective
streets, areas, and community associations. Everyone present will hear
about the design process, its timetable, and the plans for keeping
people informed about the project.
Dennis F. Cross, AIA
Lend a hand, PLEASE, pruning the barbary bushes, weeding, putting down weed block, and spreading mulch. I know it sounds like a tall order, but many hands… I don’t need to tell you.
Since the triangle is in direct sun, I propose early morning or early evening sessions. I’m available early Saturday morning, or Monday, Tues, Wed evening next week. But don’t let that stop you. If you have time – any time – Have at it. The weed block and bags o’mulch are at the Littledale end of my driveway. If you would like a wheel barrow to haul the mulch, knock on our door — I just don’t want to leave it out for the taking. We also have recycle bins for the waste.
Alternatively, if you have a trusted garden person who you would like to commission to help out on your behalf — that’s great too.
Thanks and Happy Memorial Day!
and is available at the link here and on our Board Correspondence page
Since we verify that new members of RCHCAnet are residents of Rock Creek Hills and/or homeowners in Rock Creek Hills, we seldom get much spam. However, every once in a while a member of RCHCAnet will have a problem that will cause malicious email to be sent on their behalf. Since we do not moderate messages, any malicious messages get forwarded to all members.
One method of protecting yourself is to verify all links before clicking on them. Most browsers and email programs will show you the true Uniform Resource Locator (URL, a.k.a. web address) when you hover the cursor over the link. My rule of thumb is to always verify the links, and if I don’t trust the link; don’t click on it. Unfortunately, sites that shorten URL’s hide the true URL. Again, my personal rule of thumb is to not click on shortened URL’s, even though they can be useful.
Note, the two emails that contain questionable links to sites with a RU (Russia) top level domain have been deleted from RCHCAnet.
220 of approx. 625 households have paid dues for 2011. Total paid came to $7,700. Dues, $35 per year, are voluntary. Payments for 2011 should be made payable to RCHCA. Send to:
Attn: David Hall
3103 Kent Street
Kensington, MD 20895
Caution … Don’t mail your payments if you intend to vote during this Tuesday’s special meeting. I won’t receive it in time for the meeting, which means your name will not appear on the PAID list. Only paid residents are allowed to vote. Bring your payment to the meeting instead. No cash, please.
All for now,
PS … Please check your records before asking me if your dues are paid.