montgomery county public schools

May 18, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Ronald McNair, Farmland Elementary Receive Blue Ribbon Honor (VIDEO)

“It’s like winning the Oscars,” said Ronald McNair Elementary School Principal Sherry Moses. Moses response comes during a special ceremony at the school early Wednesday featuring Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith and State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon. Out of 1,500 schools in the state of Maryland, Ronald McNair and Farmland […]

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May 16, 2017 | Staff Writer

Two Local Elementary Schools to be Honored by State Superintendent on May 17

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith is expected to join Montgomery Board of Education President Michael Durso and Maryland State Superintendent of Schools, Karen Salmon, in a special ceremony to honor Farmland and Ronald McNair Elementary Schools for their Blue Ribbon accomplishments, according to a news release. The Blue Ribbon Schools Program is a […]

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May 12, 2017 | Sonya Burke

‘Alarming’ 88 Citations Per Day, New School Bus Cameras Catch Passing Drivers

The expansion of the automated school bus camera program in Montgomery County is proving that the number of drivers illegally passing stopped school buses is a bigger problem than what officials thought. The cameras reveal dozens of drivers are getting busted illegally passing stopped school buses every day in Montgomery County. Since Oct. 13th, police […]

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May 11, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Bullying and Depression Are Concerns Expressed by Students During Town Hall

“I would like her to be involved in what’s going on to get active with her peers and get involved in what’s going on around the County,” said parent Faith Gill. Like Gill’s daughter, dozens of students from across the county gathered at Veteran’s Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring Wednesday evening for a youth town […]

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May 9, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Rachel Carson Elementary, ablue ribbon school, in Montgomery County , Maryland

Center for Enriched Studies to Open at Four New Schools in the Fall

A Center for Enriched Studies, formerly known as the Center Program for the Highly Gifted, will open at Rachel Carson Elementary School and three others schools for the 2017-2018 school year. In a letter to parents on Tuesday, Maria Navarro, chief academic officer for Montgomery County Public Schools, described the program’s expansion as “exciting news.” […]

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May 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

MCPS Superintendent Recognizes NAACP Scholarship Winners

In a memo sent to the Montgomery County Board of Education, Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith recognized ten high school students awarded scholarships by The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Montgomery County Branch. Students were awarded $1000 scholarships at the NAACP’s 42nd Annual Freedom Fund Dinner, an event […]

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May 9, 2017 | Mary Ruth McGinn

The Maze (VIDEO)

On a beautiful, sunny morning while on a retreat in Buckeystown, Maryland, I happened upon a magnificent labyrinth. Its circular stone path called to me. I had no choice but to enter. As I took my first step into the maze, I thought about my students and their challenging journey this school year. I decided […]

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May 4, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

“Just Be A Kid” is the Message in Nine-Year-Old Author’s New Book (VIDEO)

At just nine years old,  Harmoni Cunningham is encouraging kids to not worry with her new book titled, “Just Be A Kid.” “When I was younger, I was always worrying about if it was my fault that my parents got divorced,” said Cunningham. Harmoni said her message is simple. “Have fun and enjoy your childhood […]

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May 4, 2017 | 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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May 2, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Blair Ewing Students Take Part in School’s First Career Day (PHOTOS)

Staff at Blair G. Ewing Center, an alternative school that serves middle school and high school students who are unsuccessful in their home schools, organized the school’s first career day. “For our students who have made poor choices in the past, this is something to help inspire them, to help motivate them and to get […]

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