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Steven Roberts

Welcome to Maurice J. McDonough High School, home of the RAMS, where the expectation is for our students to be Respectful, Accountable, and Motivated.  Our school is a comprehensive public school with a full complement of challenging academics and innovative programs, including SAIL (Secondary Academy of International Languages) and AVID.  Please use our school webpage as a resource to explore the great things our students and dedicated staff are doing in RAM Nation and all that our school has to offer.



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Relay for Life 

The MHS Relay for Life team has set a fundraising goal of $1,500 for this year's event!  If you'd like to donate, please visit our team website.


Help the AVID program get FREE supplies!

The MHS AVID program is participating in the Office Depot ink & toner recycling program!  Here’s how it works: Drop off old/used ink and toner cartridges from your home or office printer(s) in the box located in the main office. Once the boxes are full, it will be sent to Office Depot for recycling and a voucher to use in ordering supplies for the AVID program!  It's that simple!


Athletic Boosters Volunteers Needed!

With the winter sports season about to start, the MHS Athletic Boosters is looking for volunteers to assist with concessions.  This is a major source of fundraising for our athletic programs.  If you are intersted in signing up please contact the Boosters at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

Parent Teacher Organization Needs Your Help!

Attention McDonough High School community! McDonough HS has open positions in our PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) for the 2017-2018 SY.  One of the main objectives of the PTO is to establish a home-school partnership that will bring about a spirit of cooperation in the education of our students.  The positions up for nomination are PTO president, vice president, secretary, and treasure.  Please contact Mr. Deegan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 301-753-1755 if interested in one of these positions.  


ParentVUE Activation Letters Available!

ParentVUE Activation letters are available in the Main Office from 7:00AM-3:00PM everyday.  Each parent with educational rights will have an activation code to view their children's student information (one code to view all his/her children).  Parents may view student schedule, immunization record, address, demographics, and school information. 

Additionally, parents must show a driver's license or other government-issued ID to school staff to obtain their activation key letters.  Only parents displaying and ID will receive an activation letter.  

If you have any questions regarding how to obtain your activation letter, please feel free to call the school at 301-753-1755.