Damascus High School

August 28, 2018 | Staff Writer

Former Damascus High Football Player Drowns in Washington County

https://t.co/8GjdPpNpMR — SwarminHornets (@DmassFootball) August 26, 2018 A 19-year-old Montgomery County man, a 2017 graduate of Damascus High School, drowned in a quarry near Hagerstown, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office says. Emile Victor Pitt Jr. died while swimming with friends Friday afternoon, the sheriff’s office says. A GoFundMe page has been created to pay for […]

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June 1, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for June 1 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Friday, June 1, in Montgomery County: 1. Atlantic Hurricane Season: County officials provide safety tips to prepare for hurricanes and severe summer storms. 2. Blackmail Bitcoin Scam: Montgomery police alerts county residents not to be taken in by this scam. 3. Pool Safety focus: The 8th annual free Water […]

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May 28, 2018 | Marisa Fried

MCPS Graduation Season Starts May 29

Olympic gold medalist Haley Skarupa, bestselling author Nora Roberts, and Kathryn Sullivan, who was the first woman to walk in space, are among the speakers who will address the graduating class of 2018 this year. Washington Post journalist Dana Milbank, Congressman Jamie Raskin, award-winning TV producer Andrew Och, and ESPN sportscaster Bram Weinstein will also […]

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February 15, 2018 | Staff Writer

Five Education Forums Scheduled Around Montgomery County Begin Feb. 21

Residents will have the chance to hear information and to offer comments on the programs and budgets of Montgomery County Public Schools and Montgomery College in a series of public forums that start Feb. 21, a county statement said. Montgomery County Council Education Committee Chair Craig Rice, MCPS Superintendent Jack Smith and college President DeRionne Pollard will host […]

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February 10, 2018 | Staff Writer

Kennedy Over Damascus, 74-36

In high school hoops Friday night, the Kennedy Cavaliers outscored the Damascus Hornets, 74-36. Kennedy took the lead early in the first quarter. Kennedy plays in the 4A East MSPSSAA classification while Damascus is in the 3A/2A East classification. Both teams play again on Tuesday, Feb. 13th. Kennedy takes on Quince Orchard in Gaithersburg and […]

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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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July 5, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Damascus High Presses Fight for Hornet Logo on Water Tower

Damascus High School isn’t giving up on its plan to paint its mascot on a town water tower, though it’s facing opposition from Georgia Institute of Technology. Because the Damascus High Swarmin’ Hornet have some similarities to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket, Montgomery County Public Schools and the Atlanta college inked an agreement in 2016 […]

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June 27, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

UPDATED: School Board Approves New Principals For Next Year (PHOTOS)

UPDATE: Montgomery County’s Board of Education approved the appointments of the following principals and staff at its June 26 meeting: Standing room only here at tonight’s @mocoboe meeting. @mymcmedia pic.twitter.com/byVlcCFoSn — Mitti Hicks (@MittiMegan) June 26, 2017 Appointments and recognition of awards happening now. @mymcmedia @mocoboe pic.twitter.com/f7v2hW8Cox — Mitti Hicks (@MittiMegan) June 26, 2017

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May 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

MCPS Graduation Season Gets Started Friday

An Olympic Gold Medalist, an ESPN sportscaster and the chairman of the Special Olympics are among the speakers who will address the graduating class of 2017 this year. And several schools will be holding ceremonies at the Xfinity Center at the University of Maryland, College Park, saving families the trek into the District to see […]

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February 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Damascus High Principal Sends Letter on Racism

The Damascus High School principal sent home a notice Tuesday describing swastikas drawn on school papers and students’ racist remarks in attempts at humor. “I want to be clear with our students and families — these actions will not be tolerated. I expect students to show respect for one another and for all members of […]

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