montgomery county public schools

August 7, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Aug. 7 in Montgomery County

Here are five things you need to know for Tuesday, Aug. 7, in Montgomery County: 1. Welcome to the U.S.: The Citizenship Preparation Program is a free program that will help  prepare applicants for U.S. Citizenship for the test interview and exam. The Montgomery College program occurs throughout the year, including at 6 p.m. Here […]

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August 6, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

To Fight STDs, Condoms to Be Offered in Some High Schools

Health centers in Montgomery County high schools will be offering condoms to counteract the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases seen in a decade, the county Health Department announced Monday morning. The condoms are part of a prevention, education and treatment strategy, said Mary Anderson, a department spokeswoman. Chlamydia cases rose by 17.5 percent from […]

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August 6, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Aug. 6 in Montgomery County

Here are five things you need to know for Monday, Aug. 6, in Montgomery County: 1. Municipal Monday: The Gaithersburg Mayor and Council meets starting at 7:30 p.m. One of the items on the agenda is discussion of a proposed pedestrian bridge at Great Seneca Highway and Kentlands Boulevard. 2. The Heat is On: It’s […]

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July 27, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Expands Due to Overcrowding

There are 34 more classrooms at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School following a renovation project to ease overcrowding. Enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year was 500 over capacity. “With 2,100 students last year we had eight portable classroom units outside,” said Donna Jones, the school’s principal. “With this expansion, the building will have a capacity of 2,400.” […]

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July 24, 2018 | Staff Writer

Will Josiah Henson Be Honored With New High School?

This story was updated at 12:36 p.m. Tuesday, July 24. See note below. A request to Montgomery County Public Schools would name a new high school after the Rev. Josiah Henson, who was a slave in Montgomery County and who ultimately helped 118 slaves to freedom in Canada. The request comes from Montgomery County Council […]

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July 19, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for July 20 in Montgomery County

Here are five things you need to know for Friday, July 20, in Montgomery County: 1. Shoe Drive: The 480 Club is hosting its Third Annual Shoe Drive until Sept. 15.  The shoes will be donated to MCPS students in need. The drop-off location will be held in the Watkins Mill High School Wellness Center, […]

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July 18, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for July 18 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things you need to know for Wednesday, July 18, in Montgomery County: 1. I-495 & I-270 Public Meeting: The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration will hold a public workshop tonight for the I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study.  The study is part of MDOT SHA’s statewide Traffic Relief Plan to reduce congestion […]

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July 17, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for July 17 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things you need to know for Tuesday, July 17, in Montgomery County: 1. Speed Bump Regulation: The Montgomery County Council is expected to vote on amending a speed hump regulation, approved 21 years ago, that would modify the speed hump eligibility criteria.  Here’s the agenda.  2. Coffee with a Cop: Join Montgomery County police […]

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July 16, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

2018 Drive for Supplies

MCPS Students and Staff Donate More Than 8,000 Pounds of School Supplies

At the end of every school year, staff from Montgomery County Public Schools and Learn Shop Incorporated have encouraged students and staff to donate gently used and new items to the school district’s annual Drive for Supplies program. Now in its 19th year, the school district has donated more than 90 tons of school supplies […]

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July 16, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for July 16 in Montgomery County

Here’s your July 16 edition of the five things you need to know in Montgomery County: 1. Supplying School Supplies: Montgomery County Public Schools launches its 19th annual Drive for Supplies with an event at 9 a.m. at the Montgomery Village Middle School cafeteria, 19300 Watkins Mill Road. The supplies come from MCPS students and […]

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