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January 8, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Public Schools Will Open Two Hours Late on Tuesday

Montgomery County Public Schools will open two hours late on Tuesday, Jan. 9 because of emergency weather conditions. Bus service will be provided on a two hour delayed schedule. Morning prekindergarten, morning half-day Head Start, other morning half-day programs and field trips are canceled. Other activities and programs that begin at 10:30 a.m. or earlier […]

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September 25, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Residents Worried About Their Families in Puerto Rico (PHOTOS)

Ken Hartman is waiting to hear an update from his family in Carolina, Puerto Rico. The last time he talked to one of his cousins was Friday; just two days after Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on the island. “There’s no electricity in Carolina so it’s very difficult,” he said. Karen Luchiano, however, has not spoken […]

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September 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

First Day of School Arrives for Public School Students

When schoolhouse doors open Tuesday for the start of the 2017-2018 academic year, Montgomery County Public Schools are expecting more than 161,000 students who will be taught by more than 13,000 teachers, according to school system figures. New this year is, of course, the start date. The school year starts the day after Labor Day, […]

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August 14, 2017 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

Back to School Time Management/Organizational Supply Suggestions for College Students

With back to school shopping well underway, parents and students often wonder what supplies/tools would be helpful for college students to have to keep organized, especially for those with ADHD/executive functioning, learning disabilities, or other issues that impede academic and overall functioning. While each person’s needs may be slightly different, and obviously the available space […]

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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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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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March 29, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Police Investigate Phone Threats at Two Schools, Four Schools Shelter in Place Students

Montgomery County police officers are investigating two phone threats that were made to Argyle Middle and East Silver Spring Elementary schools earlier today. According to police spokesperson Lucille Baur, the first call was received around 9:30 a.m. at Argyle Middle School and included some kind of reference to the Connecticut Avenue area. Montgomery County Public […]

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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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March 23, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Governor Hogan Met with MCPS Superintendent Smith Today, DeVos Issues Statement (VIDEO)

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan met briefly with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jack Smith today during a visit at Carderock Springs Elementary School. Their meeting comes one week to the day that a 14-year-old girl reported she was raped at Rockville High School by two other students. “We are very concerned about the situation […]

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March 22, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Police and MCPS Officials Address Rockville High PTSA Following Rape Report (VIDEO)

UPDATED: The Rockville High PTSA┬ámet Tuesday night receiving a presentation from Montgomery County Police officers and Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials about safety and security at Rockville High School. Principal Billie-Jean Bensen began the meeting and she explained that it would be structured in three parts. She said parents were going to hear from […]

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