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March 23, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Eastern Middle School Students Honored for Documentaries on Social Issues (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

More than 30 students at Eastern Middle School were recognized on Wednesday for winning C-SPAN’s annual student video documentary competition titled, “StudentCam.” “We’ve had a lot of winners from Eastern which is why we’re here to recognize them in front of their families, friends and peers,” Doug Hemmig, spokesperson for C-SPAN said. C-SPAN’s StudentCam competition […]

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March 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Superintendent Discusses Immigration Status of Suspect in Alleged Rape of Student (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public School Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith is speaking out for the first time following the alleged rape of a 14-year old Rockville High School student by two male students. During a news conference on Tuesday evening, Smith stated how some people are turning this incident into a political issue following reports that one […]

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March 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Superintendent Says Students’ Safety is Top Priority (VIDEO)

It remains unclear how a 14-year-old student at Rockville High School was allegedly raped by two male students during school hours. School officials notified the Montgomery County Police Department on Mar. 16 that an unidentified female student was sexually assaulted in a boy’s bathroom, according to a police statement. Two students were charged by police […]

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March 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Students Give Free Birthday Cakes to Residents in Need (VIDEO)

Cake decorating and community service started out as two separate hobbies for Churhill High School student Allison Wachen. In an effort to help those in need, she decided to combine her passions to bake a difference. “I was making a lot of cakes but didn’t know what to do with them,” Wachen said. “I read […]

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March 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

School Board to Ask State Athletic Officials to Change Head Covering Rules

The Montgomery County Board of Education voted unanimously on Friday to submit a letter to the  Maryland Public Secondary School Athletic Association (MPSSAA) and the National Federation of State High School Associations to change a rule that prevented a Watkins Mill High School student from playing in a regional basketball game because of her Muslim head […]

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March 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

New Contest Announced for MCPS Students Aimed to Combat Hate

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith announced the launch of a new contest for MCPS students to aimed to combat hate at a recent Board of Education meeting. The contest titled, “United We Learn,” is in response to recent hate-based incidents around the county and country, according to Smith. Students will have […]

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March 16, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Parks Officials Delay Opening of Athletic Fields Until at Least March 20

Montgomery Parks officials are delaying the opening of athletic fields at parks and elementary and middle schools (excluding synthetic turf fields) until at least March 20 because of the recent winter storm. Officials said field conditions will be assessed on that date to determine if the fields are suitable for use. Until then, officials said teams […]

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March 14, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Silver Spring Ice Skating Rink Opens Its Doors Despite Winter Storm

If you’re experiencing cabin fever and looking for something to do, staff at Silver Spring Ice Skating Rink said “snow problem.” Despite Winter Storm Stella, Silver Spring Ice Skating Rink will be open on Tuesday until 10 p.m. “We decided to open because a lot of people love to come out in snow so it’s […]

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March 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

Read Across America Day at Lakewood Elementary (VIDEO)

Lakewood Elementary School students recently celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday on Read Across America Day with student athletes from Wootton High School and the University of Maryland. This annual event is all about promoting literacy. MCPS-TV has the story, below:

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March 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Community Media Introduces New Spring Break Class: YouTube You for Teens

Does your teen want to be the next YouTuber? If so, MCM is offering a new class for youth titled “YouTube You.” The class is scheduled for the week of April 10 through 14, to coincide with the Montgomery County Public Schools Spring Break. The class will cover creating professional videos using green screen techniques, graphics […]

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