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September 19, 2018 | Staff Writer

Leggett Speaks at Bethesda Yom Kippur Service

Yom Kippur is the most solemn of all the high holy days in the Jewish religion. It’s a time for reflection, atonement and fasting. Today, it was a day of surprise for some of the several hundred who attended morning services at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda. The guest speaker was none other than […]

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May 28, 2018 | Marisa Fried

MCPS Graduation Season Starts May 29

Olympic gold medalist Haley Skarupa, bestselling author Nora Roberts, and Kathryn Sullivan, who was the first woman to walk in space, are among the speakers who will address the graduating class of 2018 this year. Washington Post journalist Dana Milbank, Congressman Jamie Raskin, award-winning TV producer Andrew Och, and ESPN sportscaster Bram Weinstein will also […]

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May 14, 2018 | Staff Writer

21 MCPS Students Win National Merit Scholarships

Recipients are judged to have the strongest record of accomplishments and greatest potential for success in college 21 students from Montgomery County Public Schools have been awarded National Merit Scholarships, according to a news release. Of the more than 15,000 students who applied, these students are among 48 high school seniors in the state of […]

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May 13, 2018 | Staff Writer

Graduation Caps thrown in sky photo

Twenty-one MCPS Students Earn National Merit Scholarships

Twenty-one Montgomery County Public Schools students have earned  National Merit Scholarships in the latest round of awards from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Awardees were selected from more than 15,000 students nation wide and were among 48 awardees chosen in Maryland. The awards provide recipients with a one-time award of $2,500 for college tuition. On […]

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February 21, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Bomb Threats Hit Churchill, Walter Johnson High Schools

Police responded to two bomb threats in high schools Wednesday morning — one at Churchill High School in Potomac and one at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda. The Churchill bomb threat was called in at 7:15 a.m. and officials evacuated the school, Officer Rick Goodale said. After examined by bomb-sniffing dogs, school administrators allowed […]

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July 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Rock Musical Spring Awakening at Arts Barn Begins August 4

Arts on the Green is partnering with Wildwood Summer Theatre this summer to present Spring Awakening, with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik, according to a news release. Based on Frank Wedekind’s play of the same name, Spring Awakening depicts a dozen young people making their way through the thrilling, […]

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May 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

MCPS Graduation Season Gets Started Friday

An Olympic Gold Medalist, an ESPN sportscaster and the chairman of the Special Olympics are among the speakers who will address the graduating class of 2017 this year. And several schools will be holding ceremonies at the Xfinity Center at the University of Maryland, College Park, saving families the trek into the District to see […]

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February 6, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Students to Discuss Public Policy Issues at Emerging Leaders Public Policy Forum on Feb. 7 & Feb. 8

Staff from the Montgomery County Business Roundtable for Education (MCBRE) are inviting residents and school leaders to the Student Emerging Leaders Program (SELP) Public Policy Forum on Feb. 7 and Feb. 8. More than 70 sophomores across Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will discuss proposed solutions during the two-day event. “The Student Emerging Leaders Program […]

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October 3, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Bethesda High School Leaders Confront the Problem of Underage Drinking at Town Hall Meeting (VIDEO)

Underage drinking, especially among high school-aged students, is a growing trend across Montgomery County, according to local officials.  In an effort to confront the problem, leaders from various Bethesda high schools came together for a town hall meeting at Walter Johnson High School Thursday evening to educate both parents and students about the impact of […]

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July 23, 2016 | Staff Writer

Afro Buddhist Performance at Walter Johnson High School (VIDEO)

Over a dozen children from a Buddhist orphanage in Africa are performing African dance moves along with martial arts and traditional Chinese songs. The children, who are performing all over the country, kicked off their tour at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda. Crystal Park reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view […]

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