back to school 2016

September 2, 2016 | Sonya Burke

photo of school bus stopped with camera on side

Coming Soon: More School Bus Cameras (VIDEO)

Montgomery County began its school bus camera safety program in January of 2014 and since its inception hundreds of motorists have been cited for illegally passing a stopped school bus on local roadways. CCM’s Susan Kenedy reports: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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September 2, 2016 | Staff Writer

Superintendent Jack Smith Traverses the County on the First Day of School (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools district welcomed the largest enrollment in its history this year and there’s a new superintendent in charge. MCPS-TV reports. Visit our PEG partner MCPS-TV to view more of its local programming.

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September 2, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Governor Signs Executive Order Requiring Public Schools to Begin After Labor Day (VIDEO)

At a news conference in Ocean City this week, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed an executive order requiring all public schools begin after Labor Day, and end by June 15th, beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. Alongside the governor was Comptroller Peter Franchot who has pushed for this idea, “Let Summer Be Summer,” for years. […]

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September 1, 2016 | Staff Writer

Back-to-School Pedestrian and Motorist Safety Tips (VIDEO)

With schools back in session, there are more pedestrians crossing local roadways. Many students walk to and from school as well to the bus stops, while others ride their bikes. Joining us with some back-to-school safety tips is Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer with advice for pedestrians and motorists.

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August 30, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

Maryvale ES Off to a Good Start (VIDEO)

Students at Maryvale Elementary are back to learning after spending Monday making friends, reuniting with former classmates and getting oriented to a new academic year. ┬áThe school in Rockville has a new principal and a diverse student population. MyMCMedia’s Phyllis Armstrong reports the MCPS superintendent stopped by to meet parents and children at the end […]

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August 29, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

Families Face 1st Day at Maryvale ES with Excitement & Purpose (VIDEO)

The first day of the 2015-2016 school year is over for some 650 Maryvale Elementary School students and their parents. Dr. Jack Smith, the superintendent of MCPS, greeted students and parents at the end of the school day in Rockville. It is his first year as the head of Maryland’s largest school district with more […]

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August 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke

MCPS Welcomes Largest Enrollment in the District’s History (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) welcomed the largest enrollment in the district’s history today. According to MCPS officials, the enrollment is now over 159,000 students which is 2,500 more students than last year. MCPS Superintendent Jack Smith began the first day of school at the Clarksburg Bus Depot on Aug. 29. That’s where 204 buses […]

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August 29, 2016 | Staff Writer

Back to School Captured in Photos

The first day of school in our county started early as the buses left the depots to transport students. Here are photos from around the county:

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August 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke

photo of school bus stopped with camera on side

County Officials Remind Motorists to Stop for School Buses (VIDEO)

Summer is over for 159,000 students who head back to class for a new school year on August 29th in Montgomery County. Local officials say their top priority is keeping those students safe. This week, county officials have announced the expansion of the school bus camera enforcement program because motorists passing stopped school buses continues […]

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August 28, 2016 | Staff Writer

MCPS Hosts Open House at Hallie Wells Middle School (VIDEO)

Hallie Wells Middle School is the newest middle school in Montgomery County, and parents and students toured the state of the art facility at an open house last week. MCPS-TV reports, below:

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