Education

June 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman Receives EPIC Award for Education (VIDEO)

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman received the EPIC Award for Education on June 8th for his work on the Gaithersburg Book Festival. The EPIC award was presented to Ashman by bestselling author Sarah Pekkanen at The Fillmore in Silver Spring. Watch the presentation in this MyMCMedia Extra video, below: PREVIOUS POST EPIC Awards Blog (PHOTOS & […]

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June 7, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Rachel Carson Elementary, ablue ribbon school, in Montgomery County , Maryland

Rachel Carson Elementary School Hosts Career Day for Fifth Graders (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Rachel Carson Elementary School’s fifth grade class celebrated Career Day on June 7th. PTA President Paula Ross said the students are studying careers in their curriculum unit and this was a chance for the fifth graders to ask questions and hear directly from people working in a variety of professional fields before they head off […]

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June 6, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Montgomery Blair’s Commencement at Xfinity Center (PHOTOS)

Montgomery Blair High School’s 2017 graduating class is one of the largest in Montgomery County and new this year, family and friends gathered in the Xfinity Center in College Park for its commencement ceremonies. In a letter addressed to parents, Blair High School Principal Renay Johnson, thanked the parents who worked on planning the graduation […]

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June 6, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Inspector General Finds No Wrongdoing in Montgomery College President’s Travels

A review of travel expenses of the Montgomery College president found no wrongdoing, according to a report released Tuesday. Edward L. Blansitt, Montgomery County’s inspector general, said he believed a provision added to President DeRionne Pollard’s employment agreement was not fully implemented. The provision would have improved oversight over travel and other business expenses. The […]

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June 5, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Bridge Dedicated to Principal Who Died Unexpectedly (VIDEO)

Family and friends of Dr. Michael J. Doran, who was the principal at Wootton High School for 12 years, gathered Thursday to dedicate a bridge in his name. Doran died unexpectedly in 2015. Those who knew Doran described him as an inspiration. “It’s hard to find a principal that both the staff and students love, […]

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June 5, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Swastika Found Drawn on Desk of Quince Orchard High School

A swastika was found drawn in pencil on a desk at Quince Orchard High School on Thursday, prompting a telephone message from the principal to the school’s parents. Carol Working, the principal, said a teacher washed off the swastika as soon as it was discovered at the start of the day. The student who drew […]

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June 2, 2017 | Staff Writer

Watkins Mill High School to Host Rock the Block on June 3

Students and staff from Watkins Mill High School are inviting parents and members of the community to attend their “Rock the Block” event on June 3 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., according to a news release. Rock the Block is a free event for members of the Montgomery Village community where participants can enjoy […]

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May 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

Northwest Jaguars Win 4A State Championship in Baseball

The Northwest Jaguars won the 4A state championship in baseball on Friday night. The Jaguars defeated the Howard Lions 8-0 at Ripken Stadium. Congratulations to the 2017 @MPSSAA_Org 4A State ⚾️ Champions!!! @NWJagSports @MCPS #MoCoProud pic.twitter.com/UtfOitXxm6 — Jeff Sullivan (@MCPSAthletics) May 27, 2017 FINAL: Northwest 8 Howard 0 … Class 4A @MPSSAA_Org champions – @MCPS' […]

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May 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

MCPS Graduation Season Gets Started Friday

An Olympic Gold Medalist, an ESPN sportscaster and the chairman of the Special Olympics are among the speakers who will address the graduating class of 2017 this year. And several schools will be holding ceremonies at the Xfinity Center at the University of Maryland, College Park, saving families the trek into the District to see […]

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May 24, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Book Festival Sets a Record for Attendance (VIDEO)

It’s official. The Gaithersburg Book Festival has set a new record for attendance. City officials estimate that 22,000 people attended the literary event this year. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. Denise Kayser, division chief of arts and events for the city of Gaithersburg, said attendance in 2017 was almost twice the size of the 2016 turnout. […]

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