montgomery county public schools

September 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

MCPS to Celebrate International Walk to School Day on Oct. 4

Montgomery County Public Schools will celebrate International Walk to School Day on Oct. 4, according to a news release. Founded in 1997, International Walk to School Day was established to bring community leaders and children together to bring awareness for walkable communities. MCPS is inviting parents and students alike are to participate in International Walk […]

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September 26, 2017 | Mary Ruth McGinn

Inspired by Aida (VIDEO)

There’s no better way to start the year than to be inspired by our professional counterparts from The Washington National Opera at The Kennedy Center. From lighting, to set design and construction, to costume and makeup, singing and dancing, conducting the orchestra and being in the grand venue of the opera house, we were on […]

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September 25, 2017 | Staff Writer

KID Museum and MCPS Partnering to Increase STEM Opportunities for Students

The KID Museum announced during its annual “Kidfest” event that the organization is partnering with Montgomery County Public Schools to increase opportunities for students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Starting this school year, middle school students will have the chance to work in teams to find a solution to a community problem by […]

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September 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with the mental health court initiative in Montgomery County. There are also reports on the Lloyd Welch guilty plea for the abduction and murder of Katherine and Sheila Lyon from Wheaton Plaza in 1975, county flu vaccination clinic schedule, the groundbreaking ceremony […]

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September 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park Middle Principal Responds to Incident That Led to Shelter in Place

Takoma Park Middle School principal, Alicia Deeny, sent a letter out to parents early Wednesday following an incident early this afternoon that led the school to  a shelter-in-place. A shelter-in-place plan is implemented in the event of a chemical, biological, or radiological incident, according to Montgomery County Public School’s website. After receiving notification of an […]

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September 18, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Construction Set to Begin for New Seneca Valley High School

Dozens of students, teachers and local leaders gathered at Seneca Valley High School to celebrate the groundbreaking of the future school. Once completed, the new school’s capacity will increase from 1,300 students to 2,400. The school’s increased capacity will provide an opportunity to address projected over-utilization of Clarksburg and Northwest high schools, according to the […]

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September 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with Executive Isiah Leggett’s announcement of stepped up inspections to multifamily apartment buildings. There are also reports on Governor Hogan’s dedication of the Intercounty Connector to former Governor Robert Ehrlich, the return of Maryland Task Force from their rescue mission in Texas, and […]

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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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September 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Record MCPS Enrollment, Pepco’s Rate Increase Request (VIDEO)

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss the new school year with record high enrollment, Pepco’s rate increase request, construction begins on the Purple Line light-rail transit project, and more. This week’s panel of political observers includes Cynthia Rubenstein, Mark Uncapher, Dan McHugh, and Susan Heltemes. You can […]

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September 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with school news. County schools began the new school year on Sept. 5 with record enrollment. There are also reports on mass shooter training for Montgomery College students and faculty, improvements to Stringtown Road in Clarksburg, and more. Watch the show in […]

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