montgomery county public schools

November 22, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Nov. 22 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Nov. 22, in Montgomery County: 1. Schools Close Early: Public schools close after lunch today. 2. Two Year Anniversary Party:  Celebrating two years of serving customers, 7 Locks Brewing is hosting a Thanksgiving Eve party with live music by Skribe, starting at 7:30 p.m. 3. Bethesda’s Turkey Chase: The […]

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November 16, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Nov. 16 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Nov. 16, in Montgomery County: 1. Planning Board meeting: The Planning Board meets today and on the agenda is the Hillandale Gateway Sketch Plan to allow a 430,175-square-foot multi-family residential building within the White Oak Science Gateway  Master Plan area. See the full agenda, here. 2. Online discussion: County Executive Ike Leggett holds […]

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November 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

photo of Judy Docca

School Board Member Dr. Judy Docca Apologizes for Derogatory Remark in July

Earlier this month, Dr. Judy Docca filed to run for a fourth term on Montgomery County School Board, as first reported by Bethesda Beat. This touched off a controversy over a statement Docca made in July during a board meeting. She referred to herself as “retarded” while describing herself as forgetful. The term is considered […]

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November 15, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Nov. 15 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Nov. 15, in Montgomery County: 1. Transportation Priorities?: Monthly meeting of the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board. They will review the results of an analysis that looked at a set of 10 initiatives to determine if they addressed regional transportation challenges, such as congestion and safety.  A new northern bridge crossing […]

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November 14, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Strathmore Introduces More Than 12,000 MCPS Second Graders to Classical Music (VIDEO)

National Philharmonic welcomes more than 10,000 second graders to the Music Center at Strathmore during the annual Strathmore Student Concerts from now through Thursday, Nov. 16. The purpose of the program is to expose every Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) 2nd grader to a live performance of classical music. The students learn about classical music […]

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November 14, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Nov. 14 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Nov. 14, in Montgomery County: 1. Council Meeting: The Montgomery County Council will join staff from the Office of Legislative Oversight to discuss their report on the impact of infant and toddler childcare programs. 2. Transportation Management: The Friendship Heights Transportation Management District Advisory Committee will be held at the Wisconsin […]

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November 13, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Nov. 13 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Nov. 13, in Montgomery County: 1. Council Action: County Council President Roger Berliner meets with the media at 11 a.m. The counci’s Education Committee meets at 2 p.m. to discuss school system performance tracking. 2. County Executive Action: Executive Ike Leggett signs the legislation raising the county’s minimum wage […]

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November 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

Two MCPS Schools Receive Top Honors from U.S. Department of Education

Two schools from Montgomery County Public Schools system received national recognition for their academic excellence and progress in closing the achievement gap. Farmland and Ronald McNair Elementary Schools received the National Blue Ribbon School award from the U.S. Department of Education. Every year, the U. S. Department of Education honors public and private elementary, middle […]

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November 9, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Nov. 9 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Nov. 9, in Montgomery County: 1. School close early: It is the end of the first marking period for the public schools, students are dismissed after lunch. 2. Flu Vaccination Clinics: Health and Human Services host three free flu vaccine clinics for school age children from 1:30 to 4:30 […]

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November 3, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

‘Will Not Let Hate-Based Signs Divide Us,’ MCPS Officials Say

As Montgomery Blair High School staff investigate the flyers found on 10 school doors stating “it’s okay to be white,” Montgomery County Public School officials said they will not allow the incident to divide the community. Security footage shows a person in a white hoodie posting a flyer on the exterior of a school door. […]

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