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Superintendent Asks for $220.8 Million Increase for School Construction Projects

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Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Joshua P. Starr is recommending that $220.8 million be added to the district’s current six-year school construction plan in order to address significant space needs in the school system. The proposed amendments would increase the Fiscal Year 2015-2020 Capital Improvements Program budget to $1.75 billion from the $1.53 billion plan approved […]

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Rotary Clubs Donate Dictionaries to Montgomery County Students

Dictionaries are a hit among students in Montgomery County. The Rotary Clubs of Gaithersburg, Montgomery Village and Rockville are donating more than 4,000 dictionaries to students in public schools in Gaithersburg, Rockville, and Germantown. The initiative is part of the Dictionary Project that started in 1992 among Rotary Clubs from all over the country. Since […]

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Rachel Carson E.S. PTA Sets Meeting to Discuss School Capacity

The Rachel Carson Elementary School PTA has a meeting planned for Nov. 5 and top on the discussion list likely will be a recently-released proposal from Superintendent Dr. Joshua Starr that names redistricting as a possible solution to crowding issues at the Gaithersburg school. RCES PTA President Angelo Whitten told MyMCMedia Tuesday that the PTA […]

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KID Museum Opens to the Public (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

There’s a new kid on the block: KID Museum, a new children’s museum in Montgomery County. More than 1,300 people turned out to the grand opening celebration of the KID Museum on Sunday, Oct. 26, at the Davis Library in Bethesda. From mini drawing robots made out of household items such as plastic cups, markers, and […]

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Free Flu Vaccines at MCPS Schools Scheduled

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services will conduct free clinics to provide flu vaccines (FluMist) to MCPS students. On Oct. 31, clinics will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at John F. Kennedy in Silver Spring, Richard Montgomery  in Rockville  and Seneca Valley high schools in Germantown. Parents or guardians must […]

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Meeting Set to Discuss Proposed Cell Tower at Germantown School

A public meeting has been scheduled in Germantown for that community to weigh in on a proposal to put a cell phone tower at Roberto Clemente Middle School. The meeting is scheduled for Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. inside the school’s cafeteria at 18808 Waring Station Road. Feeder elementary school families are invited because a […]

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MCPS Student Town Hall (VIDEO)

Ridgeview Middle School students got a chance to voice their ideas and concerns with Superintendent Joshua Starr and the student member of the Board of Education at the first of four student halls this school year. MCPS-TV has the story. Visit our PEG partner MCPS TV to view more of its local programming.

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KID Museum Opens on Sunday (VIDEO)

Save the date: The KID Museum opens Sunday, Oct. 26 at the Davis Library in Bethesda. For directions and hours of operation, visit the Kid Museum website. Related:

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Seventh-Graders Learn a Lesson in Zombie Outbreak and Other Science Fun

In a collaborative effort to make science exciting, Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus and neighbors in the Shady Grove Life Sciences Center opened their doors and labs to seventh-grade students for a fun-filled, educational day of science and medicine Friday.  About 700 students from Earle B. Wood Middle School in Rockville and Roberto W. […]

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Sixteen MCPS Students Named Semifinalists in Siemens Competition

Sixteen Montgomery County Public Schools students have been named semifinalists in the prestigious Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology and three of those students have been selected as regional finalists. Hyunsoo Chung of Richard Montgomery High School, Matthew Yu of Montgomery Blair High School and Molly Zhang of Richard Montgomery High School were named […]

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