May 22, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Watch: Fauci, General Powell to Speak at Montgomery College Commencement Ceremony

Montgomery College will celebrate the graduating class of 2020 with a virtual commencement ceremony Friday, May 22 at 10 a.m. College President DeRionne Pollard and Board of Trustees Chair Gloria Aparicio Blackwell will provide remarks. General Colin Powell, Dr. Anthony Fauci and NBA star Jerome Williams will offer their congratulations to the graduates. The commencement […]

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May 21, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County PTA Addresses New MCPS Online Learning Phase and Grading System

Montgomery County Public Schools recently entered Phase III of online learning for students. There’s also a new grading system in place. These are some of the educational adjustments both students and parents face during the COVID-19 health crisis. It’s been about two months since students have engaged in virtual learning, and MCPS officials say they have been providing enriching […]

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May 21, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Montgomery County Native Scott Van Pelt Shares Special Message for 2020 Graduating Seniors

ESPN anchor Scott Van Pelt has always worn his Maryland roots on his sleeve. Born in Brookeville, Van Pelt attended Flower Valley Elementary School in Rockville and graduated from Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring. He started his television career as an intern at FOX5 while a student at the University of Maryland. He worked […]

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May 20, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPS Planning Ahead for 2020-2021 School Year

Montgomery County Public Schools’ staff is drawing up numerous plans for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year, noted Deputy Superintendent Monifa McKnight during a Q and A with students on May 20. “There are continued discussions around that and will be,” she told Nate Tinbite, the student member of the Board of Education, during the half-hour […]

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May 20, 2020 | Michelle Queen

24 Montgomery County Students Earn National Merit Scholarships

24 Montgomery County 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 nationwide and were among 50 awardees chosen in Maryland. The awards provide recipients with a one-time award of $2,500 for college tuition. The winners and their […]

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May 19, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Discusses Postponing Renovations for South Lake Elementary School

The Montgomery County Council voted unanimously to approve several changes to the FY21-26 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) at a virtual meeting Tuesday.  Funding was reduced in areas including road rehabilitation and minor sidewalk projects as recommended by the county Department of Transportation and the Josiah Henson Park in FY21, as recommended by the Department of […]

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May 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Sandy Spring Teacher is a Contestant on JEOPARDY!

A Sandy Spring teacher is a contestant in the 2020 JEOPARDY! Teachers Tournament, according to a news release from the long-running TV game show.  Anne Pulju is a 10-12th grade English teacher at Sandy Spring Friends School. The tournament was filmed in early February, and will air beginning May 25 to June 5. 15 K-12 instructors […]

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May 18, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Updates Plan for Phase III Online Learning, Kindergarten Registration

MCPS students have been engaged in virtual learning since March 30 and as the school year winds down, more information about future plans is becoming available. According to a letter sent out Sunday from MCPS Superintendent Jack Smith, there’s a comprehensive plan in place geared towards the recovery of learning and the reopening of schools. Important […]

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May 18, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Hoy Lunes Arranca la Fase 3 del Aprendizaje en Línea de MCPS

La Fase 3 del aprendizaje en línea de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) comenzará el lunes, 18 de mayo, y finalizará el lunes, 15 de junio, así lo anunció MCPS a través de un comunicado, el domingo. Durante esta fase, las lecciones y las actividades educativas continuarán siendo impartidas tanto en formato […]

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May 15, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS to Host Show to Help Students Navigate College Admissions

Applying to college isn’t like is used to be due to the impact of the coronavirus. To assist high school juniors and their families, Montgomery County Public Schools launched a new virtual talk show to help students navigate the college admissions process during the COVID-19 health crisis. Topics include the SAT and ACT, grading, the […]

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