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March 9, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Addresses Student Walkout on Gun Violence Planned for March 14

Students from Montgomery County Public Schools will join other school districts from across the region for a student march on Washington next Wednesday. According to tweets, students are marching down to Washington D.C. to remember the 17 people killed during a school shooting in Parkland, Florida and to demand stricter gun control regulations. School administrators […]

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February 8, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS School Year Extended to June 13 Amid Weather Related Closings

The last day of school for Montgomery County Public School students has been extended to June 13 due to Wednesday’s school closing, making it the third weather-related closing this year. June 12 was the original date scheduled for students to finish up classes. Some parents criticized MCPS staff for cancelling classes because of the lack […]

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October 4, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Students Participate in Walk to School Day (PHOTOS)

More than 50 schools in the county’s public school system participated in International Walk to School Day Wednesday. Founded in 1997, International Walk to School Day was established to bring community leaders and children together to bring awareness for walkable communities. “We want the community to know that there are many benefits to walking to […]

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July 18, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Northwest High Community to Discuss Cell Antenna Proposal Tonight in Germantown

The Northwest High School community is meeting tonight to discuss a proposal to place a telecommunications antenna on the school’s roof. According to a notice on the NWHS PTSA page, representatives from Montgomery County Public Schools and T-Mobile will be providing more information about the cell antenna proposal. MCPS spokesperson Gboyinde Onijala said these types […]

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May 9, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Assignment Education: RCES Principal Larry Chep Gets New Job

UPDATED Rachel Carson Elementary School, one of the most overcrowded elementary schools in Montgomery County, is getting a new principal. The Gaithersburg school’s current principal, Larry Chep, was appointed as the new principal of Clopper Mill Elementary School at Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting. Chep said he has mixed emotions about the announcement. “I am excited about […]

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March 22, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Callers Threaten Rockville High

UPDATED Rockville High School — the site where a 14-year-old girl allegedly was raped  — received two telephone threats Wednesday, Montgomery County officials said. In an email, MCPS spokeswoman Gboyinde Onijala said the callers threatened to bring guns to shoot illegal immigrants. One threat came about noon and the other about 1:30 p.m., Montgomery County police […]

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March 22, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Police and MCPS Officials Address Rockville High PTSA Following Rape Report (VIDEO)

UPDATED: The Rockville High PTSA met Tuesday night receiving a presentation from Montgomery County Police officers and Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials about safety and security at Rockville High School. Principal Billie-Jean Bensen began the meeting and she explained that it would be structured in three parts. She said parents were going to hear from […]

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March 13, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: MCPS Close for Snow Day on March 14

Montgomery County Public Schools are closed March 14, 2017 due to emergency weather conditions. More information at — MCPS (@MCPS) March 14, 2017 ORIGINAL POST Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials have not announced the status of schools on Tuesday despite the pending winter storm warning. “We don’t have any information yet but will […]

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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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January 21, 2016 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: MCPS Announces Schools Closing Friday

UPDATE 4 p.m. Montgomery County Public Schools officials announce schools are closed Friday, January 22, through Sunday, January 24, due to the winter storm. Original: Officials at Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) are discussing the winter storm that is headed our way on Friday and Saturday but so far no decision has been made about if […]

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