Rebecca Smondrowski

April 19, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Teachers and Staff Honored During Champions for Children Awards

County officials joined Montgomery County Public School leaders at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown to recognize the school district’s teachers and employees for their commitment in teaching MCPS students. MCPS staff members were honored Wednesday evening during the Annual Champions for Children Awards Celebration sponsored by the school district and the Montgomery […]

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November 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

MoCo’s School Board Member Rebecca Smondrowski to Run for County Council

Rebecca Smondrowski, who was elected to her second four-year term for the School Board in 2016, is running for a seat on the Montgomery County Council. Smondrowski is running for County Council At-Large in next year’s highly anticipated election. She will kickoff her campaign on Nov. 29 in Potomac.    

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September 6, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Advice for Students From Montgomery County School Board Members (VIDEO)

The first day of school is often the most memorable. For some students, it’s the start of a new educational journey. And for other students, it’s a day filled with anticipation as they begin to count down the days until graduation to embark on their next venture. “There’s nothing quite like the first day of […]

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April 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Hundreds of Students Attend Choose Respect Conference (VIDEO)

Hundreds of Montgomery County students attended the Choose Respect Conference at Richard Montgomery High School on April 2nd. MCPS-TV has a recap. More scenes from today's @Choose_Respect healthy teen dating conference. Opening remarks will begin shortly! #RespectyourSelfie2017 pic.twitter.com/96IZ9620VU — MCPS (@MCPS) April 2, 2017 Great to see so many of our @mocoboe members, elected officials […]

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March 17, 2017 | Marian Merewitz

Connecting Our Community: Teen Dating Violence and Abuse (VIDEO)

On this episode of Connecting Our Community, host Pat Shoemaker discusses safe relationships and the Choose Respect Public Service Announcement contest with Debbie Feinstein, chief of the Special Victims Division at the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office, and Rebecca Smondrowski, a Montgomery County board of education member. Previous winning PSA’s done by local students are […]

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January 4, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Ethics Complaint Filed at Gaithersburg City Hall

The Gaithersburg Ethics Commission plans to meet behind closed doors on Thursday to review a complaint filed that alleges a violation of the city’s ethics ordinance. Gaithersburg City Attorney Lynn Board said it’s the first ethics complaint on record, going back as far as 35 years. Board would not disclose any information about the complaint, […]

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December 9, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Find out what happened in Montgomery County this week by watching the latest episode of County Report This Week.  This week’s show, video below, includes reports on the Council’s new officers, a rally to increase the minimum wage to $15, a dementia friendly initiative, an innovative new condominium building in Silver Spring, the swearing in of […]

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December 5, 2016 | Sonya Burke

New School Board Members are Sworn in, Two Others Say Goodbye (VIDEO)

There are some new faces on the Montgomery County school board. Newly elected school board members Jeanette Dixon and Shebra Evans were sworn into office, alongside incumbent member Rebecca Smondrowski, on Dec. 1st at a Board of Education (BOE) meeting in Rockville. They join Michael Durso, Judith Docca, Patricia O’Neill, Jill Ortman-Fouse and student member […]

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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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December 2, 2016 | Sonya Burke

School Board Members Say Hate Will Not Be Tolerated (VIDEO)

UPDATED Montgomery County school board member Rebecca Smondrowski, a Gaithersburg resident, describes recent hate-related incidents at local schools as “heartbreaking.” Just this week, a swastika was found drawn on a tile in a boys bathroom at Quince Orchard High School, where Smondrowski’s daughter attends school. “It has to stop,” said Smondrowski. “It breaks my heart.” […]

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