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November 15, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Public Schools Close Thursday After Initially Announcing a Two Hour Delay

Montgomery County Public Schools will now close Thursday, Nov. 15 because of emergency weather conditions. Previously at 5 a.m. Thursday morning, the school system announced a two-hour. But based on an updated forecast with worsening weather conditions, the schools announced they will be closed, Thursday, Nov. 15. All school and community activities in school buildings are also canceled. […]

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November 15, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Nov. 15 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Nov. 15, in Montgomery County: 1. Winter Weather: The public schools are opening two hours late as the region braces for a wintry mix of snow, sleet and ice during the morning commute. MCPS will make an announcement by 7 a.m. if they decide to close schools. 2. […]

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November 15, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Public Schools to Open Two Hours Late Thursday

Update at 7 a.m.:  Montgomery County Public Schools will remain on a two hour delayed schedule. UPDATE (6:50 a.m.): Montgomery County Public Schools will remain on a two-hour delay today (11/15/2018) due to emergency weather conditions. More information at https://t.co/SRr7P29vpa — MCPS (@MCPS) November 15, 2018 Montgomery County Public Schools will open two hours late […]

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November 14, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Nov. 14 in Montgomery County

Happy Wednesday! Here are five things to know today, Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Montgomery County: 1. Hypothermia Alert: Montgomery County has activated the Extreme Cold Plan for a Hypothermia Alert until noon today. 2. Community Meeting Regarding Acorn Park: M-NCPPC Montgomery Parks will be presenting the recommended plan to the Historic Preservation Commission for a design consultation on Acorn Park. The […]

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November 13, 2018 | Michelle Queen

School Board To Vote on 2019-2020 School Year Calendar Tuesday

In a memorandum addressed to the Montgomery County Board of Education, MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith sent his recommendations for the 2019-2020 school year calendar. Under Smith’s recommendations, school would start on Sept. 3, the day after Labor Day and end June 15, 2020. The proposed calendar includes a total of 182 instructional days for students […]

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November 13, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Nov. 13 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Nov. 13, and here are five things Montgomery County residents need to know: 1. School’s Out: Montgomery County Public Schools students get an early release day. For more information, visit the MCPS website. 2. Council in Session: The Montgomery County Council meets starting at 9:30 a.m. The agenda includes a briefing on pedestrian […]

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November 10, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Damascus’ Varsity Game Against Century Was Clouded By the JV Team’s Controversy

Damascus’ varsity football team maintained its winning streak last night, beating Century High School 42-3. The varsity team’s victory came as the school and the community dealt with the fallout from rape allegations involving the junior varsity team. During the day on Friday, the school received a “concerning call,” threatening administrators if the varsity game […]

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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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November 7, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Nov. 7 in Montgomery County

Happy Wednesday! Here are five things to know today, Wednesday, Nov. 7, in Montgomery County: 1. County Executive Race: Montgomery County Executive-elect Marc Elrich thanked his supporters Tuesday night in Silver Spring after learning he had won 64 percent of the vote. 2. Post-Election Show: Montgomery Community Media is hosting a post-election show today at 12:45 p.m. Watch […]

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