January 9, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

New Principal Appointed at Richard Montgomery Elementary School No. 5 (PHOTO)

The Montgomery County Board of Education appointed Rachel DuBois as principal of the new Richard Montgomery Elementary School #5. According to the MCPS website, the project is still under construction. The new elementary school, located at 332 West Edmonston Drive in Rockville, is scheduled to open Sept. 2018 . Congratulations to Rachel DuBois, who was […]

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January 8, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Public Schools Will Open Two Hours Late on Tuesday

Montgomery County Public Schools will open two hours late on Tuesday, Jan. 9 because of emergency weather conditions. Bus service will be provided on a two hour delayed schedule. Morning prekindergarten, morning half-day Head Start, other morning half-day programs and field trips are canceled. Other activities and programs that begin at 10:30 a.m. or earlier […]

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January 8, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Schools Close Early Monday due to Winter Weather

Montgomery County Public Schools will end the school day early because of winter weather expected later today.  According to a note posted on the district’s website, schools will close two-and-a-half hours earlier than the regular closing time. Students in morning pre-kindergarten programs and morning half-day Head Start will be dismissed at 10:50 a.m. Afternoon pre-kindergarten and […]

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January 4, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Officials Announce Schools Are Closed Thursday

Montgomery County Public Schools officials have announced that the district’s schools are closed today, Jan. 4, due to emergency weather conditions. All school-sponsored and community-use activities in school buildings are canceled. Administrative offices will open two hours late. Montgomery County Public Schools are closed today (January 4, 2018) due to emergency weather conditions. All school-sponsored […]

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December 20, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Superintendent Recommends a $64 Million Increase for 2019 Budget

As Montgomery County officials scramble to find a solution to the county’s current budget shortfall of $120 million,  Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith has recommended a more than $64 million increase for next year’s operating budget. Smith presented his recommendations Tuesday night at Rockville High School. Of the 2.7 percent budget  increase, […]

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December 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

MCPS Holiday Closing Schedule

UPDATED: Here are holiday hours and closing details for students in Montgomery County Public Schools: Friday Dec. 22 is the last day of classes before holiday break. Schools are closed on Dec. 25 and will remain closed through Jan. 1, 2018. Classes resume Jan. 2, 2018. Schools are closed on Jan. 15, 2018 to observe  […]

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December 11, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Bradley Hills Elementary School Ranks First in Maryland for Scholastic Reading Challenge

Bradley Hills Elementary School in Bethesda placed first for Maryland in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge this past summer. The students read more than 8,000 hours during their summer vacation! Maryland’s First Lady Yumi Hogan visited Bradley Hills ES Dec. 4 to congratulate the students. First Lady Yumi Hogan served as Reading Ambassador for this year's […]

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December 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

NAACP to Host Conversation on Equity in the Classroom with MCPS Superintendent

The NAACP Parents’ Council is inviting residents to join them in a conversation with Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith to voice any questions or concerns about Montgomery County Public Schools System. Issues that will be raised include the Achievement Gap for students of color, equity in the classroom, and how parents can go about accessing support […]

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December 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Board of Education Elects Officers, Appoints Committee Members

At its recent meeting, the Montgomery County Board of Education has elected Michael Durso to serve his third team as the Board’s president and Shebra Evans has been elected as Vice President. In addition to board officers, committee members were appointed. Below is the list of appointments to Board Committees: Fiscal Management Committee: Jeanette Dixon […]

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December 7, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Report: Montgomery College Ranks Top 10 in Hosting International Students

Data from a new report shows Montgomery College is a leading institution for hosting international students in the United States. According to the 2017 Open Doors Report, Montgomery College ranks number 7 for two-year institutions with a total of 1,933 international students. “What this means is that we’re reinforcing what the college is all about,” […]

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