December 4, 2017 | Staff Writer

MCPS Superintendent to Discuss FY 2019 Recommended Operating Budget

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith is inviting residents to hear his vision for MCPS at his Fiscal Year 2019 Recommended Operating Budget presentation on Dec. 19. The presentation will take place at Rockville High School, 2100 Baltimore Rd and begins at 7 p.m. Save The Date: Fiscal Year 2019 Superintendent’s Operating Budget Presentation […]

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November 30, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

KID Museum Launches New Program to Spark Students’ Interest in STEM (VIDEO)

The KID Museum and Montgomery County Public Schools has teamed up to increase students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math by launching the “Invent the Future Challenge.” This new challenge creates a hands-on learning experience for students to help foster innovation while building problem solving skills. “I feel this is an urgent issue in […]

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November 29, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Bullying and Mental Health Resources Are Concerns for MoCo Youth (VIDEO)

Some students in Montgomery County may not be old enough to vote but that didn’t stop them from discussing county policies and issues with the Montgomery County Council. During the council’s Seventh Annual Youth Town Hall meeting, students addressed problems such as bullying, overcrowding in schools and the rising costs of higher education. “There are […]

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November 29, 2017 | Staff Writer

Town Hall Meeting with Montgomery County Council

Youth Town Hall With County Council Begins at 7 p.m.

Students in Montgomery County will have the chance to talk with Montgomery County Councilmembers today during the seventh annual Youth Town Hall meeting. A reception before the meeting will start at 6 p.m. where students can talk with councilmembers in an informal setting. The town hall will start at 7 p.m. and will take place […]

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November 20, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Curiosity Cubes Aims to Spark Kids’ Interest in Science (VIDEO)

There’s a mobile shipping container traveling around the country getting kids excited about science. “This is Millipore Sigma’s Curiosity Cube,” Rebecca Dowd, curiosity cube coordinator, said. “It’s a retrofitted shipping container that’s been turned into a mobile science lab […] to do hands on science experiments with students.” It’s all a part of Millipore Sigma’s goal […]

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November 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

Youth Invited to Voice Concerns with County Council During Town Hall

Youth in the county will have the chance to voice their concerns with the Montgomery County Council during the seventh annual Youth Town Hall meeting scheduled for Nov. 29. A pre-meeting reception will begin at 6 p.m. where student will have a chance to meeting with councilmembers in an informal setting first. Following the reception, […]

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November 14, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Strathmore Introduces More Than 12,000 MCPS Second Graders to Classical Music (VIDEO)

National Philharmonic welcomes more than 10,000 second graders to the Music Center at Strathmore during the annual Strathmore Student Concerts from now through Thursday, Nov. 16. The purpose of the program is to expose every Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) 2nd grader to a live performance of classical music. The students learn about classical music […]

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November 14, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Superintendent’s Proposes 2018-19 School Year Calendar

In a memorandum addressed to the Montgomery County Board of Education, MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith sent his recommendations for the 2018-2019 school year calendar. Under Smith’s recommendations, school would start on Sept. 4, the day after Labor Day and end June 13, 2019. The proposed calendar includes a total of 182 instructional days for students […]

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November 13, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Local PTA Partners with Lyft to Address Parents’ Transportation Challenges

Parent involvement poses a challenge for some parents at Jones Lane Elementary School in Gaithersburg solely because of transportation. Public transportation for families living on West Side Drive, for example, can take more than three-hours round trip which includes four bus transfers and four miles of walking. The school’s Parent-Teacher Association is trying to change that […]

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November 13, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Bethesda Essay & Short Story Contest Open for Entries

As part of the Local Writer’s Showcase, which will take place April 19 – 20, 2018 the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. (BUP) invites local writers to enter the essay contest for a chance to win $500 and be published in Bethesda Magazine’s July/August  issue and honored at a special event on April 20, 2018. The […]

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