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August 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

Wootton High Community Mourns Death of Assistant Principal

UPDATED The Wootton High School community is mourning the death of 53-year-old Joseph Duboyce, an assistant principal, who passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 7 at his home in Frederick County. In a letter posted on the school’s website, Principal Kimberly Bolden described Duboyce as “an exceptional educator and leader,” and said, “he will truly be […]

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June 15, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Candlelight Vigil to Remember Slain Northwest HS Students Planned for Friday

It’s been a tough month for Northwest High School and principal Jimmy D’Andrea. Within a 48-hour period, the Northwest community lost three teenagers in June. Two of the students were violently murdered. D’Andrea has attended all three funerals. “It’s been devastating,” he said. “Shocking on so many levels.” D’Andrea has attended the funeral services for […]

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June 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

New Principals Announced At School Board Meeting (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County’s Board of Education approved the appointments of the following principals at its June 13 meeting: It’s a full house @mocoboe Board meeting for @MCPS Appointments this morning!! So excited to see such great talent being recognized. pic.twitter.com/rXUWNxQGsm — Rebecca Smondrowski (@RebeccaOnBoard) June 13, 2017

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June 5, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Bridge Dedicated to Principal Who Died Unexpectedly (VIDEO)

Family and friends of Dr. Michael J. Doran, who was the principal at Wootton High School for 12 years, gathered Thursday to dedicate a bridge in his name. Doran died unexpectedly in 2015. Those who knew Doran described him as an inspiration. “It’s hard to find a principal that both the staff and students love, […]

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May 9, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Assignment Education: RCES Principal Larry Chep Gets New Job

UPDATED Rachel Carson Elementary School, one of the most overcrowded elementary schools in Montgomery County, is getting a new principal. The Gaithersburg school’s current principal, Larry Chep, was appointed as the new principal of Clopper Mill Elementary School at Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting. Chep said he has mixed emotions about the announcement. “I am excited about […]

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March 27, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Attorney Says 17-Year-Old Was Injured in Assault at Rockville High School on March 7th (VIDEO)

A Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) spokesperson confirms there were two “physical altercations” involving students inside Rockville High School (RHS) on March 6th and 7th, just ten days before a sexual assault was reported in the bathroom on March 16th. MCPS spokeperson Gboyinde Onijala said both of the earlier March incidents involved female students, and […]

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February 3, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Buddy Bench Helps Students Make New Friends at Jones Lane Elementary School (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

There is a new addition at the Jones Lane Elementary School playground, and it’s helping students look out for each other and make new friends. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. You may have heard of the Buddy Bench. They are showing up on playgrounds across the country and now there is one at Jones Lane Elementary […]

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December 3, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Newly Elected BOE Member Jeanette Dixon Looks Forward to Serve (VIDEO)

Newly elected Montgomery County school board member Jeanette Dixon was sworn into office on Dec. 1. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Dixon said she is looking forward to serve the district. ICYMI VIDEO: @mocoboe swearing in ceremony w @RebeccaOnBoard @dixon_jeanette @ShebraEvans. @mymcmedia @MCPS pic.twitter.com/1zn0kgLopr — Sonya Burke (@SonyaNBurke) December 2, 2016 New @mocoboe member @dixon_jeanette […]

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October 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

Ability Awareness Week at Dufief Elementary School (VIDEO)

DuFief Elementary School is celebrating its 5th annual Ability Awareness Week, Oct. 17 – 21. The program teaches students that each person is special, despite differences or disabilities. Activities include speakers, readings, and a special assembly with the Maryland Ravens wheelchair basketball team. Find out more in this video report from MCPS-TV, below:

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October 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at Montgomery Knolls Elementary (VIDEO)

Students, staff and parents at Montgomery Knolls and Pinecrest elementary schools in Silver Spring recently celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month. The celebration featured a book fair, dance performances, fashions and food demonstrations. Find out more in this report from MCPS-TV, below:

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