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November 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

MCPS Superintendent Responds to Concerns over Damascus Varsity Football

In a letter addressed to the MCPS Community Friday, Jack Smith, Montgomery County Public School Superintendent, says there is no indication that any Damascus varsity football players were involved in last week’s hazing incident that resulted in second-degree rape and attempted second-degree rape charges against five junior varsity football players. Smith’s letter states that community members […]

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November 8, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne and Mitti Hicks

MCPS Addresses Damascus Hazing Incident in Video to Students

In a letter addressed to the MCPS Sports Community, Jeff Sullivan, who serves as the athletic director for Montgomery County Public Schools said, “abuse, bullying, hazing, and harassment, in any form have no place in the MCPS athletics program.” Sullivan’s letter comes just days after five Damascus High School students on the school’s junior varsity football […]

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August 29, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Back to School: Welcome Message from MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith

The new school year starts on Tuesday, Sept. 4. and Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith sent a welcome message to the community this week. In his letter, Smith identified three items necessary for successful classrooms and schools. He believes, “we must include the elements of science, art and heart in our […]

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August 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

MCPS Provides Routes of Accused Bus Driver

Montgomery County Public Schools released an update to the list of routes driven by the school bus driver charged with sexually assaulting a student on the bus. Etienne Kabongo was arrested Aug. 5 and charged with assaulting a 12-year-old girl. Kabongo, known as “Mr. Steve” to some students, has worked since 2006 as a bus driver, […]

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January 19, 2018 | Michelle Queen

County Report This Week

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. On this episode, find reports on: County Executive Ike Leggett releases his FY 19-24 recommended Capital Budget; FY19 Operating Budget Forums begin to take place countywide; recap of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service […]

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January 5, 2018 | Michelle Queen

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. On this episode, find reports on: MCPS Superintendent, Dr. Jack Smith, unveils his recommended FY19 $2.50B operating budget; County Executive Ike Leggett gears up to host five FY19 Operating Budget community forums; Free tax preparation services are […]

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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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August 29, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 29, in Montgomery County

Below are five things to know today, Aug. 29, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Rainy Day:  Don’t leave the house without your umbrella. There’s rain in the forecast, and it will be breezy. Most of this evening should be dry. Rain moving in after midngt. Rain, wind gusts up to 25 mph Tue, continuing into […]

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May 5, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Jack Smith Discusses Security in Wake of Developments in Rockville High Case (VIDEO)

In the wake of Friday’s announcement that charges had been dropped in the Rockville High School rape case, School Superintendent Jack Smith met with the members of the media. Here’s the video of his discussion with MyMCMedia.org: School Board President Michael Durso said the incident brings home the fact that school safety is important, whether […]

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April 2, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

The latest episode of County Report This Week (CRTW) begins with an interview with County Executive Ike Leggett about the report of a rape at Rockville High School. Leggett talks about safety and security in the school system.  County Council President Roger Berliner also addresses the issue at his weekly briefing. Other CRTW reports include the […]

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