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February 6, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

School Closing Could Alter MCPS School Calendar

Inclement weather could force Montgomery County Public Schools to close again Wednesday, which will have an effect on this year’s school calendar, according to a January statement from MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith. In his statement, Smith said the 2017-2018 school calendar includes a total of 182 instructional days, which are two above the minimum required by […]

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January 25, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS School Calendar Update Following Closings

Inclement weather forced Montgomery County Public Schools to close for two days earlier this month but the closings will not impact this year’s school calendar–for now, according to MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith. Smith released in a statement that the 2017-2018 school calendar includes a total of 182 instructional days, which are two above the […]

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August 22, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 22, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Aug. 22, in Montgomery County: 1. Open Lab –  Bring your questions about downloadable e-books and audiobooks, online job applications, e-mail, Word, Internet use, and library apps at the Gaithersburg Library at 10 a.m. 2. Energy Express Workshop – for kids age 8 to 12 years old at […]

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April 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

Hogan Responds to Durso’s Request About Extending School Calendar End Date

When it comes to the school calendar, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has some advice for the president of the Montgomery County school board. “Considering the series of recent troubling incidents reported in Montgomery County schools, I suggest you and your colleagues consider shifting your focus from arguing over which 180 days class is in session […]

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February 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

Board of Education Adopts Updated School Calendar

The Board of Education voted unanimously on Monday night to adopt an updated calendar for the 2017 – 2018 school year. The first day of school will be Sept. 5, 2017, for students and the last day of school will be June 12, 2018. According to a news release, the Board of Education originally adopted […]

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November 18, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 18, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Nov. 18, in Montgomery County: 1. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett released a statement proposing a Liquor Control Authority. 2. Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will begin offering workshops on “How to Apply for Jobs with Montgomery County Government” this month. The first session is today at Germantown […]

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November 17, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 17, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Nov. 17, in Montgomery County: 1. Tameka Montgomery headlines this month’s Small Business University event at Montgomery Community Media today at 8 a.m. 2. Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith released a video asking all students to remain in school and participate in the school’s daily education program. The […]

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November 16, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 16, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Nov. 16, in Montgomery County: 1. The School Board has proposed that the 2017-2018 school year begin September 5, 2017, the Tuesday after Labor Day, and end no later than Friday, June 15, 2018. 2. The Montgomery County Council passed a resolution on Tuesday, denouncing discrimination, racial bias, hate […]

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September 21, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 21, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Sept. 21st, in Montgomery County: 1. A fair to mark Emergency Preparedness month is scheduled to take place at the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County campus today starting at 11 a.m. 2. Long Branch Library will host a Flower Branch Apartments Disaster Support Group at 6 p.m. 3. […]

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September 20, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 20, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Sept. 20th, in Montgomery County: 1. County Council Meeting: The Montgomery County Council meets today and on the agenda is: the White Oak General Development Agreement and the Westbard Sectional Map Amendment. 2. Silver Spring Community Meeting: Montgomery County Parks invites residents to attend a meeting to provide input for the renovation of […]

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