Youth

July 17, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Summer Program Provides More Than 400,000 Meals for Children

The Division of Food and Nutrition Services with Montgomery County Public Schools offers free meals to students ages 18 and under each year from mid June until August. Since 35 percent of MCPS students are eligible for free and reduced price meals during the school year,  the summer meal program was designed to bridge the […]

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July 16, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

2018 Drive for Supplies

MCPS Students and Staff Donate More Than 8,000 Pounds of School Supplies

At the end of every school year, staff from Montgomery County Public Schools and Learn Shop Incorporated have encouraged students and staff to donate gently used and new items to the school district’s annual Drive for Supplies program. Now in its 19th year, the school district has donated more than 90 tons of school supplies […]

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July 10, 2018 | Staff Writer

NIH Study: Teen Crash Risk Highest Three Months After Getting License

Teens are eight times more likely to crash during the first three months after getting their license than they are during the first three months after getting their learner’s permit, a recent government study found. The National Institutes of Health study is one of the first to follow the same individuals from the start of […]

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July 9, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

2018 SMOB

Ananya Tadikonda Sworn in as New Student Member of the Board

Ananya Tadikonda, a senior at Richard Montgomery High School, was sworn in as the 41st Student Member of the Board during the Montgomery County Board of Education’s meeting Monday evening. Tadikonda was elected to serve a one-year term on the Board by middle and high school students of Montgomery County Public Schools. She is the 11th […]

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July 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

July Festivals Around the County

The festivities continue beyond July 4th in Montgomery County! Here is a list of festivals happening all around the county this July, in chronological order: Wet, Wacky & Wild Poolesville’s Friday on the Commons festival 6 p.m.-10 p.m. on Friday, July 13 at Whalen Commons will have water slides, inflatables, food trucks, a farmers market […]

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July 6, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Summer Bridge Program at Watkins Mill Aims to Help Students Succeed

Realizing that the graduation rates at Watkins Mill High School was lower compared to others in Montgomery County Public schools system is why a summer bridge program was launched in 2015 to help students succeed. Thanks to a grant from the Trawick Foundation, the Youth Summit Project prepares 90 incoming freshmen with the transition from […]

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July 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

$364.4 Million in College Scholarships Awarded to MCPS Grads

At least $364.4 million have been awarded in college scholarships to MCPS graduates of the Class of 2018, over $14 million more than last year. The total value of scholarships earned is expected to be even higher after all final data is gathered over the next few weeks. Graduates received scholarships and awards for outstanding academic performance, […]

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June 27, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Free Vaccinations Offered at Health Clinics for Students Entering 7th – 11th Grades

Montgomery County health officials are reminding parents of students entering seventh grade that their student must have one Tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) and Meningococcal meningitis (MCV4) prior to the start of the 2018-2019 school year. Students not in compliance with Maryland vaccination requirements will be excluded from attending school until they provide documentation of the required […]

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June 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

Rice Extends Deadline for Councilmember for a Day Challenge to July 16

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice announced an extension to submit applications to his Councilmember for a Day Challenge. Submission will be accepted until July 16. Rice invites students to submit short videos or written essays about the following topic: In your opinion, what is the most important public policy issue facing young people today? What […]

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June 15, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Summer Lunch Program Begins Next Week in Montgomery County

As the 2017-2018 school year comes to an end, Montgomery County Public Schools officials are reminding residents in need that the school district remains committed to ensuring that students are receiving a healthy meal free of charge during the summer. Approximately 35 percent of MCPS students are eligible for free and reduced price meals and […]

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