After a long weekend, it is the first week of June. Summer is getting closer and many high school students are already out of school. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County.
1. MCPS Superintendent Retires: Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith has officially retired. Starting today Deputy Superintendent Monifa McKnight serves as acting superintendent. MCPS released a thank you message from Smith to the community on May 27.
Here’s a look at the County Council’s tribute to Smith on May 19:
2. COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Clinics: Free COVID-19 testing is available throughout the county at 10 testing sites today. Montgomery County clinics are now vaccinating Marylanders age 12 and older. Appointments may be made online here.
3. ICYMI: Last week the Montgomery County Council introduced a resolution showing support for the Department of Transportation maintaining the Open and Shared Streets programs.
4. Check Your Voter Registration: Montgomery County Board of Elections is encouraging residents to take the time to review or update their voter registration information:
Review/Update your voter registration TODAY!
📲 Text CHECK to 77788; or
💻 Online:https://t.co/gVpOMA6w02; or
— MontgomeryMDVotes (@777Vote) May 28, 2021
5. Cicada Mania: Check out our coverage of the Brood X cicadas. Last week we visited Chouquette Chocolate, which operates in Gaithersburg. After its owner ate a chocolate cicada on WBAL in Baltimore, the company has received hundreds of orders for the buggy treats from around the world.
And as a reminder to our loyal readers…Find the latest coronavirus news updates in Montgomery County here.