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January 19, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Jan.19 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Friday, Jan. 19, in Montgomery County: 1. Government Shutdown?: Congress has until midnight to vote on a spending bill before federal funding runs out. 2. Hypothermia Alert: Montgomery County has issued a Hypothermia Alert until 9 a.m. Montgomery County has issued a Hypothermia Alert for 8 PM Thursday 1/18 until 9 […]

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January 17, 2018 | Michelle Queen

UPDATE: Montgomery County Public Schools Close Wednesday, Jan. 17

UPDATE: Montgomery County Public Schools are now closing today, due to unsafe road conditions. Administrative offices are open on time. Day care programs in school buildings may remain open as scheduled. Urgent Update: Due to unsafe road conditions affecting school transportation, Montgomery County Public Schools is now closing schools today, January 17, 2018. Administrative offices […]

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January 17, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know For Jan. 17 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Wednesday, Jan. 17, in Montgomery County: 1. Slippery Roads: The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for our area until to 11 a.m. The Service said the heaviest will come right about 6 a.m. to 11 a.m., for the morning commute. Snow continues right now. It […]

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January 14, 2018 | Staff Writer

Web Site Niche Ranks Montgomery County Schools Second Best in Maryland

The website Niche ranked Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) the second best school district in Maryland. Niche is an online site that provides rankings, report cards, and reviews of cities, colleges, neighborhoods, and K-12 schools. Maryland has 24 school districts and Howard County Public Schools ranked first this year. MCPS is the largest school district […]

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January 12, 2018 | Michelle Queen

County Report This Week

Michael Bruen hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. On this episode, find reports on: Montgomery County police officers receive training of use of Narcan, Police Chief Tom Manger comments; Discovery Communications announces plans to move Silver Spring headquarters to New York; Takoma Park has a […]

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January 11, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Clarksburg High School Hosts TedX Youth Event

Hundreds of students and members from the community gathered in Clarksburg High School’s auditorium early Thursday to attend a student-led TEDx Youth event. TED is a nonprofit whose mission is to spread ideas in short but powerful talks.  The organization’s TEDx Program is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals spark conversation and connection through […]

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January 11, 2018 | Sonya Burke, Mitti Hicks and Douglas Tallman

MyMCMedia: Immigration

Montgomery County is known for its diversity with residents from 170 different countries calling the county home. Immigration is a hot topic following the election of President Donald Trump who has moved forward a couple of executive orders that have raised concerns and questions for some residents. It’s a topic that local leaders are talking about […]

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January 9, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

New Principal Appointed at Richard Montgomery Elementary School No. 5 (PHOTO)

The Montgomery County Board of Education appointed Rachel DuBois as principal of the new Richard Montgomery Elementary School #5. According to the MCPS website, the project is still under construction. The new elementary school, located at 332 West Edmonston Drive in Rockville, is scheduled to open Sept. 2018 . Congratulations to Rachel DuBois, who was […]

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January 8, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Public Schools Will Open Two Hours Late on Tuesday

Montgomery County Public Schools will open two hours late on Tuesday, Jan. 9 because of emergency weather conditions. Bus service will be provided on a two hour delayed schedule. Morning prekindergarten, morning half-day Head Start, other morning half-day programs and field trips are canceled. Other activities and programs that begin at 10:30 a.m. or earlier […]

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January 8, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Schools Close Early Monday due to Winter Weather

Montgomery County Public Schools will end the school day early because of winter weather expected later today.  According to a note posted on the district’s website, schools will close two-and-a-half hours earlier than the regular closing time. Students in morning pre-kindergarten programs and morning half-day Head Start will be dismissed at 10:50 a.m. Afternoon pre-kindergarten and […]

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