2017-18 school year

February 6, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

School Closing Could Alter MCPS School Calendar

Inclement weather could force Montgomery County Public Schools to close again Wednesday, which will have an effect on this year’s school calendar, according to a January statement from MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith. In his statement, Smith said the 2017-2018 school calendar includes a total of 182 instructional days, which are two above the minimum required by […]

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January 25, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS School Calendar Update Following Closings

Inclement weather forced Montgomery County Public Schools to close for two days earlier this month but the closings will not impact this year’s school calendar–for now, according to MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith. Smith released in a statement that the 2017-2018 school calendar includes a total of 182 instructional days, which are two above the […]

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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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August 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

City of Rockville Will Host its Annual ‘Back to School Jam’ on Aug 25

Students in the city of Rockville will have the chance to receive a backpack filled with school supplies at the City of Rockville’s 17th annual Back to School Jam on Aug. 25. Any student who lives or goes to a school in Rockville are eligible to receive the backpacks for $2, according to a news […]

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May 16, 2017 | Staff Writer

Hogan Announces $83 Million in Student Need Based Scholarships for 2017-18

Governor Larry Hogan announced on Tuesday that more than 49,000 Maryland students will receive scholarships through the Maryland Higher Education Commission for the 2017-18 school year. The scholarships, totaling $82,764,420, represents the initial awarding of the Howard P. Rawlings Education Excellence Award Program, the state’s largest need based student financial aid program, according to a […]

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April 27, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Meet Matt Post: Student Member of the Board of Education Elect (VIDEO)

Matthew Post, a junior at Sherwood High School, was elected this week as the 40th Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) for the 2017-18 school year. Post is the first SMOB elected from Sherwood High School. In what he describes as a competitive race,  Post beat Alex Abrosimov, a junior at Richard Montgomery […]

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