March 31, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Bullis School Uses 3D Printers for Medical Masks, Face Shield Bands

Bullis School in Potomac is putting its 3D printers to good use during the coronavirus pandemic. Two students and one teacher have been addressing the shortage of personal protective equipment by 3D printing masks and medical face shield bands. MyMCMedia spoke to Bullis juniors, Ethan Till and Tyler Kuehl, as well as Bullis teacher, Matt Zigler, […]

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March 31, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

MCPS Continuará Brindado Comidas bajo la Nueva Orden Ejecutiva

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) continuarán con su servicio de distribución de comidas según lo programado, siguiendo la Orden de quedarse en casa del gobernador Larry Hogan. Según MCPS, las familias pueden continuar dirigiéndose a las escuelas para recibir comidas y recursos para el aprendizaje en línea. Si bien la orden no […]

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March 31, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

MCPS Will Continue Meal Service Following Hogan’s Stay-At-Home Order

Montgomery County Public Schools will continue its meal distribution service as scheduled, following Gov. Larry Hogan’s Stay-At-Home Order. Families can continue to travel to schools to receive meals and resources for online learning, according to MCPS. While the order does not allow residents to leave their home for non-essential trips, community members are still allowed […]

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March 30, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Student-Run Program Helps Seniors With College Choice During Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly changed how people live their daily lives. Countless businesses and events have been cancelled. Working from home has become the norm and terms like “flatten the curve” and “social distancing” have become commonplace in daily conversations. For many high school students, this is the time of year for making college […]

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March 30, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Arranca la Primera Fase de Aprendizaje en Línea de MCPS

A través de una carta dirigida a los estudiantes y padres de familia de las Escuelas Públicas de Montgomery (MCPS), el Superintendente escolar el Dr. Jack Smith dice que “implantar un plan de aprendizaje en remoto en un sistema escolar tan grande como MCPS requerirá coordinación, colaboración, capacitación y práctica”. En la carta también se […]

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March 29, 2020 | Michelle Queen

MCPS Officials Hold Virtual Conversation For Parents on What to Expect While Schools are Closed

More than 165 thousand students start remote leaning Monday, March 30 All Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) buildings are closed through April 24 to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Friday evening, Superintendent of Schools Jack Smith sent a message to the school community with information for the first week of remote learning. Monday, Montgomery County […]

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March 28, 2020 | Michelle Queen

MCPS Communicates Goals and Resources for First Week of Remote Learning

School Buildings Closed Through April 24; Remote Learning Starts Monday, March 30 With Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) starting remote learning on Monday, March 30, Superintendent of Schools Jack Smith sent a message to the school community Friday evening. The letter, titled “Continuity of Learning in MCPS: Getting Started” explained the goals of the first […]

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March 27, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Bullis Students, Teacher Make Masks for Medical Workers

The Bullis School in Potomac is utilizing its Bullis Innovation and Technology Lab (BITLab) 3D printers to make N95 masks and face shield bands for medical workers and first responders. Ethan Till and Tyler Kuehl — both juniors at Bullis — started 3D printing N95 masks once their school moved to online learning because of […]

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March 27, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Education Goes Virtual at Stone Ridge School

With schools closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, teachers have had to do a complete 180 on their lesson plans for the rest of the academic year. Teachers are suddenly having to create online curriculums with little notice. It’s a challenge, but teachers at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda are rising […]

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March 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

UMD Says Student Crisis Fund Has Almost Run Out, Asks for Donations

The University of Maryland (UMD) is asking for donations to its Student Crisis Fund.  The fund helps students who are hit with emergency financial needs, according to its page. The crisis fund usually gets a few requests for assistance per week, but recently has gotten at least 50 per day due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  […]

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