Education

July 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

MCPS To Provide Free School Supplies to Families in Need

Montgomery County Public Schools will hold its annual Drive for Supplies event on July 17 in Richard Montgomery High School’s cafeteria, 250 Richard Montgomery Drive in Rockville. Each year, MCPS distributes new and gently used school supplies to families in need, according to a news release. The supplies come from students, teachers and staff who […]

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July 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Matthew Post Sworn in as New SMOB (PHOTOS)

Matthew Post, a rising senior at Sherwood High School, was sworn in as the 40th Student Member of the Board of Education July 6. He was sworn in by Karen Bushell, chief deputy clerk, Montgomery County Circuit Court. On his Twitter account, Post said he is “excited to officially get to work.” Post was elected […]

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July 5, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Damascus High Presses Fight for Hornet Logo on Water Tower

Damascus High School isn’t giving up on its plan to paint its mascot on a town water tower, though it’s facing opposition from Georgia Institute of Technology. Because the Damascus High Swarmin’ Hornet have some similarities to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket, Montgomery County Public Schools and the Atlanta college inked an agreement in 2016 […]

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June 29, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery College Breaks Ground on New Student Center

Dozens of Montgomery County leaders, students and staff, gathered at Montgomery College Rockville Campus to break ground  for a new student services center early Thursday. The 130,000 square-foot building will provide a centralized location for all student services at the campus, according to a news release. “We want students to get good guidance quickly, access […]

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June 29, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery College Breaks Ground on New Student Services Center

An event Thursday marked the start of construction for the new Student Services Center on the Montgomery College Rockville campus. The 130,000-square-foot building will provide a centralized location for all student services at the campus. The total cost is $53,712,000, with the county contributing half, $26,856,000, and the state contributing the other half. The building […]

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June 27, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

UPDATED: School Board Approves New Principals For Next Year (PHOTOS)

UPDATE: Montgomery County’s Board of Education approved the appointments of the following principals and staff at its June 26 meeting: Standing room only here at tonight’s @mocoboe meeting. @mymcmedia pic.twitter.com/byVlcCFoSn — Mitti Hicks (@MittiMegan) June 26, 2017 Appointments and recognition of awards happening now. @mymcmedia @mocoboe pic.twitter.com/f7v2hW8Cox — Mitti Hicks (@MittiMegan) June 26, 2017

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June 23, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Bethesda Blues & Jazz Youth Orchestra Prepares for First Recital (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

The sounds of young musicians will fill The Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club on Monday, June 26. It will be the first public performance by the new Bethesda Blues & Jazz Youth Orchestra. The group started rehearsing at the supper club in April. The Supper Club’s owner Rick Brown established a foundation to support […]

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June 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Awards Ten CHARACTER COUNTS! Scholarships

Ten inspiring high school seniors were selected to receive a total of $9,750 in scholarship funds for the 2017-2018 academic year through the W. Edward Bohrer, Jr. Memorial CHARACTER COUNTS! Scholarship program. Presented in partnership with the W. Edward Bohrer Memorial Fund, Chipotle, City of Gaithersburg Student Union, Gaithersburg Rotary Foundation, Lakeforest Shopping Center, Montgomery […]

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June 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

Governor Hogan Announces Four Appointments to Maryland State Board of Education

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has announced his picks to fill four vacancies on the Maryland State Board of Education. Hogan’s appointees are David Steiner, Dr. Justin Hartings, Michael Phillips and Kyle Smith. “These talented individuals represent our administration’s continued commitment to ensuring that our already strong education system continues to improve while providing a world-class […]

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June 19, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

School Bus Driver Makes His Final Ride ( PHOTOS & VIDEO)

It was the last day of school for Montgomery County Public School students and it’s the day that a beloved bus driver made his final route. Behind the wheel of bus 4221, is Melvin Frizzelle, who is retiring after 20 years. “It’s been a pleasure,” Frizzelle said. “I’m going to miss you so much […] […]

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