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January 11, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Clarksburg High School Hosts TedX Youth Event

Hundreds of students and members from the community gathered in Clarksburg High School’s auditorium early Thursday to attend a student-led TEDx Youth event. TED is a nonprofit whose mission is to spread ideas in short but powerful talks.  The organization’s TEDx Program is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals spark conversation and connection through […]

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January 5, 2018 | Staff Writer

Recreation Department Releases Summer Camp Fair Dates

To help families choose summer camps that would best suit their children, the Montgomery County Recreation Department is hosting two summer camp fairs this winter. Families will have the chance to meet recreation staff, learn about financial aid, and register for summer camp, according to a news release. The fairs will be held from 12 […]

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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 13, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Police Officers Join Santa on a Motorcycle Ride to Benefit Children’s Inn at NIH (VIDEO)

Officers from the Montgomery County Police Department were called in by Santa Claus to report for holiday duty. Dozens of officers joined Santa, who ditched his sleigh for a motorcycle early Wednesday, to collect donations from the community for kids residing in the Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health. “Our Santa Ride goes […]

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December 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

New Center Offers Supervised Visitation, Monitored Exchanges for Families with Court Orders

A new center in Montgomery County allows families with a county court order for shared custody and child visitation to transfer a child between the residential and visiting parent free of charge. Funded by the County’s Department of Health and Human Services, The Safe Passage Center enables children to remain close to both parents regardless […]

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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 | Michelle Queen

Animation Workshops Offered at Public Libraries During Winter Break

The public libraries offer workshops on animation for students ages 10- to 14-years-old.  The hands-on, one-hour sessions will show participants how to animate their drawings and create a flipbook. The sessions are scheduled during the public schools’ winter break, Dec. 25-29. All supplies will be provided. The free workshops are scheduled at the following branches: Dec. […]

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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 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

Santa Ride Will Benefit Children’s Inn at NIH

It’s that time of year where for one day, Santa will trade in his sleigh for Harley-Davidson motorcycle during the Montgomery County Police Department’s annual Santa Ride. Each year, the police department joins Santa as his motor officer elves as they travel throughout the county on their motorcycles to collect gifts and donations from local businesses […]

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