Education

March 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

First Responders Honored for Response to Armed Clarksburg Student, Silver Spring Fire

Montgomery County first responders were honored for acts of bravery at the 45th Annual Public Safety Award Luncheon. MCM’s Deirdre Byrne spoke with Montgomery County Police Officer Troy Melott and Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service’s Captain Chase Fabrizio about being honored: Melott was honored for peacefully responding to an armed Clarksburg High School student; […]

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March 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Bethesda-Chevy Chase Principal Responds to List Circulated ‘Rating’ Senior Girls

Last week, the principal of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High emailed parents about a list that ranked senior girls. Principal Donna Redmond Jones said in an email on March 9 that “the administrative team received a report that several students had created and circulated a list of approximately 18 senior girls’ first names with a ‘rating’ beside […]

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March 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police, Firefighters Honored at 45th Annual Public Safety Awards

A number of public safety officers were honored at this year’s 45 Annual Public Safety Awards Luncheon at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & County Conference Center in North Bethesda. The event was emceed by NBC4’s Leon Harris and Doug Kammerer. The event is organized by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. Make sure to […]

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March 15, 2019 | Staff Writer

South Lake Elementary Principal Named Award of Excellence Winner

The principal of South Lake Elementary School, Celeste King is this year’s winner of the Dr. Edward Shirley Award for Excellence in Educational Administration and Supervision. According to the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) website, the award is given by the professional association of administrators and principals, known as Montgomery County Association of Administrators and […]

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March 15, 2019 | Jasmine Boyd

Summer Break Could End Early for Maryland Public School Students This Year

Summer break could end early for Maryland public school students this year if legislation moved by the General Assembly on Wednesday is passed to begin the school year before Labor Day. Governor Larry Hogan’s 2016 order for public schools to begin their academic year after Labor Day is now threatened. He believes that his order […]

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March 15, 2019 | Jasmine Boyd

Richard Montgomery Rockets Grounded in Maryland 4A Semifinals

The Richard Montgomery boys’ team had only one loss all season heading into the Maryland state 4A semifinals against Broadneck. The Bruins from Annapolis used their size advantage for a convincing 72-57 win over the Rockets (24-2) at Xfinity Center, the home court of the University of Maryland Terrapins. Che Colbert and Logan Vican led […]

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March 15, 2019 | Jasmine Boyd

B-CC Barons Girls’ Season Ends in State Semifinals

The 20th ranked B-CC girls’ basketball team had a chance to send their state semifinal game against Old Mill to overtime but their last second shot missed sparking a celebration for the Patriots. Old Mill held on for a 57-55 win at the SECU Arena at Towson University. The Barons fall to Old Mill 55-57. Even […]

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March 15, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Wootton High School Auditorium Dedicated to Former Principal Michael Doran

Family and friends of Dr. Michael J. Doran gathered Feb. 28 at Wootton High to dedicate the school auditorium in his name. After serving as principal of the Rockville high school for 12 years, Doran passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 19, 2015. Family members spoke at the dedication. Doran’s son Sam noted that his father […]

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March 14, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Hundreds of Students March to Capitol Hill to Protest Gun Violence

Several hundreds of MCPS students participated in the Walkout Against Gun Violence on Thursday, including some from Montgomery Blair High School. “MOCO Students For Change”, a student-led movement against gun violence – helped organize the event.  From Blair, the students headed to the Silver Spring Metro Station. Although students from several MCPS schools participated, they […]

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March 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

Clarksburg Students Trek to D.C. for Gun Control Walkout

Clarksburg High School students missed a day of school to march to D.C. and advocate for stronger gun safety measures. MCM’s Doug Tallman spoke Clarksburg students about what legislation they’d like to see come out of this walkout. The students include Alexis Carter-Steward, a junior; Aamna Siddiqui, a senior; and Zoe Tishaev, a junior. Watch […]

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