November 28, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Silver Spring Area Residents Tell Elrich They Feel Forgotten

Yesterday was the third leg of County Executive-elect Marc Elrich’s “Listening Session” tour before he takes office in December. When he answered resident questions at East County Community Center in Silver Spring, the residents expressed a number of concerns about feeling like they live in the “forgotten” part of Montgomery County. Watch highlights from Elrich’s […]

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November 26, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Police Donates Teddy Bears to Children in Need

Montgomery County Police Department accepted over 100 plush teddy bears at the Bethesda police department this afternoon. The bears, which were presented to the police department by Adventure Theatre MTC, will be donated to the Family Justice Center Foundation, which is Montgomery County’s domestic violence center. The center offers a safe space and psychological services to […]

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November 26, 2018 | Staff Writer

Brooms Discovered on Damascus High School Grounds Sunday

Multiple brooms were discovered Sunday evening on and near the Damascus High School grounds, according to the principal. Principal Casey Crouse sent a letter to parents on Monday letting them know about the incident. According to the letter, the police were notified, and the brooms were removed Sunday. Both Montgomery County Public Schools staff members […]

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November 26, 2018 | Michelle Queen

MCPS Hosts Public Forums to Discuss High School College and Career Readiness

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS)  is holding a series of public community meetings with Chief Academic Officer Maria Navarro to discuss the future of high school programs. The focus of the meetings is to discuss what high school programs the schools should offer to best support college and career readiness. Staff, students, parents and community members […]

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November 20, 2018 | Staff Writer

Smith Meets the Media

School Superintendent Jack Smith meets with reporters, discussing the incident at Damascus High School, the capital budget and upcoming state assessments of schools, among other topics. A Damascus High parent attended the session.

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November 19, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Damascus Father Criticizes High School’s Principal over Response to Incident

A Damascus parent told school Superintendent Jack Smith he was frustrated with his son’s high school principal Monday, saying she accused all the boys of the junior varsity football team, even though only five have been accused. The principal, Casey Crouse, has not addressed the parents, he said. “Certainly we will follow up on the […]

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November 16, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Fourth Grade Math Teacher Wins $25K Milken Educator Award

Brian Quinn, a fourth grade math teacher at East Silver Spring Elementary School, won the $25,000 Milken Educator Award on Nov. 2. The award recognizes the top 40 teachers in the United States who have enhanced the education experience for students in unique, creative, and inclusive ways. “We go all over the country, awarding educators […]

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November 16, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Schools to Open on Time Friday Morning

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) are opening on time Friday morning. The school district posted the message on their website at 4:36 a.m. the day after schools were closed due to the first November snowfall in 20 years. But the decision to close schools Thursday was problematic and upset many parents, who report their children […]

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November 15, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Public Schools Close Thursday After Initially Announcing a Two Hour Delay

Montgomery County Public Schools will now close Thursday, Nov. 15 because of emergency weather conditions. Previously at 5 a.m. Thursday morning, the school system announced a two-hour. But based on an updated forecast with worsening weather conditions, the schools announced they will be closed, Thursday, Nov. 15. All school and community activities in school buildings are also canceled. […]

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November 15, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Public Schools to Open Two Hours Late Thursday

Update at 7 a.m.:  Montgomery County Public Schools will remain on a two hour delayed schedule. UPDATE (6:50 a.m.): Montgomery County Public Schools will remain on a two-hour delay today (11/15/2018) due to emergency weather conditions. More information at — MCPS (@MCPS) November 15, 2018 Montgomery County Public Schools will open two hours late […]

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