Youth

September 18, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Construction Set to Begin for New Seneca Valley High School

Dozens of students, teachers and local leaders gathered at Seneca Valley High School to celebrate the groundbreaking of the future school. Once completed, the new school’s capacity will increase from 1,300 students to 2,400. The school’s increased capacity will provide an opportunity to address projected over-utilization of Clarksburg and Northwest high schools, according to the […]

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September 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Benefit Concert Raises More than $5,000 For Hurricane Victims

Thousands of dollars will be given to hurricane victims in Florida and Texas thanks to youth in the community. Montgomery County’s Department of Recreation held a Rock-n-Relief youth concert Sunday evening at the Strathmore and more than $5,000 was raised, according to a news release. The two-hour event was hosted by 93.9 WKYS radio personality, Angie […]

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September 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

MCPS Launches Fundraiser to Help for Students Affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma

Montgomery County Public Schools is partnering with the Montgomery County Public Schools Educational Foundation, Inc to help raise money for students and families affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The campaign titled, “Hurricane Relief Fund,” officially kicked off on Sept. 7 and will end on Oct. 7. The district’s goal is to raise at least […]

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September 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

Hurricane Relief Concert at AMP Features Montgomery County Teens Sept. 17

Some talented Montgomery County teens are joining with the Montgomery County Department of Recreation and Strathmore to present a benefit concert called Rock-n-Relief. The event will raise money for hurricane victims and their communities in Florida and Texas. The Rock-n-Relief concert, featuring local youth bands and singers, will take place on Sept. 17 from 5 […]

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September 8, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Leggett Remarks During Hispanic Gala: ‘We Will Protect Our Dreamers’ (VIDEO)

Hundreds of people gathered at the Fillmore in Silver Spring Thursday evening for the Montgomery County Executive’s Hispanic Gala to honor more than 60 students with scholarships. The MCEHG was implemented in 2013 to bring organizations and stakeholders together to assist Hispanic youth achieve a high level of education while building diverse and united communities […]

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September 7, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Hucker on DACA: ‘People Need to Know County Government Has Their Back’ (VIDEO)

In response to a statement issued by the White House to end the program established by the Obama administration which protects undocumented children from deportation and eligible for work permits, local officials are speaking out. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA, allowed people who came to the United States as […]

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September 6, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Advice for Students From Montgomery County School Board Members (VIDEO)

The first day of school is often the most memorable. For some students, it’s the start of a new educational journey. And for other students, it’s a day filled with anticipation as they begin to count down the days until graduation to embark on their next venture. “There’s nothing quite like the first day of […]

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September 5, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

New School Year Starts with Record Enrollment (VIDEO)

The start of the 2017-2018 school year kicked off  Tuesday for Montgomery County Public Schools with more than 2,000 new students, two new language immersion programs, 950 new teachers and 26 principals, and record enrollment. According to Dr. Jack Smith, superintendent for MCPS, more than 161,000 students are enrolled this school year: the largest enrollment […]

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September 5, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

First Day of School in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

School is officially in session. With backpacks in hand, excitement and even some tears, students here in Montgomery County Public Schools are ready to kick off the 2017-2018 school year. More than 2,000 new students are enrolled in the MCPS school system and third grader, Cyniyah, has a message for the newbies. “Be brave and […]

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August 29, 2017 | Staff Writer

Donation Drive for School Supplies Will Benefit Local Youth

The start of school year is approaching and organizations across the county are working to make sure that students are prepared.  To ensure that every child has a backpack full of necessary school supplies, county leaders are asking the community to donate school materials and backpacks. School supplies will be accepted at donation sites until […]

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