Education

September 27, 2019 | Staff Writer

County Program Preps Students For Careers in Fire and Rescue Services

The Montgomery County Public Schools Fire Science and Rescue Cadet program prepares high school students for a variety of careers in fire and rescue services, including fire prevention, control and emergency medical technology. Students spend part of the day in their home high school and also attend formal training at the Montgomery County Public Safety […]

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September 27, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Seneca Valley to Open Larger School to Alleviate Overcrowding

Seneca Valley High School is opening a larger school in the 2020-2021 school year to alleviate overcrowding at Clarksburg and Northwest high schools. The new state of the art high school will ensure that all 2,600+ students have access to courses and programs that provide the academic knowledge to be prepared for college, but also […]

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September 27, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Student Member of the Board Proposes That School Sports Count as P.E. Credit

Student Member of the Board (SMOB) Nate Tinbite proposed that Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) give high school students the option to get half of their physical education (P.E.) requirement by joining a school sports team.  My resolution is simple – student athletes should be able to earn a PE credit for their hard work […]

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September 27, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Employees Now Have Free Access to County Recreation Facilities

All full-time Montgomery County Public Schools employees officially have free and unlimited access to all county recreation and aquatics facilities. Councilmember Gabe Albornoz will hold a press conference Saturday morning at the Nancy H. Dacek North Potomac Community Recreation Center in Rockville to make the announcement formally. He’ll be joined by Recreation Director Robin Riley, […]

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September 25, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Makes It Easier to Be A Substitute Teacher

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) announced that substitute teacher applicants need only 60 college credits, or an associate’s degree, to qualify for the position. Previously, applicants needed a bachelor’s degree. With more substitute vacancies and student enrollment, it needs more substitute teachers, MCPS said. The changes are supposed to generate more substitutes in MCPS as […]

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September 24, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

La Conmovedora Historia de Madeline Hanington, Finalista a Maestra del Año

La maestra latina de padres puertorriqueños, Madeline Hanington, fue la primera en su generación en asistir a la universidad y ahora está nominada como finalista al premio de maestra del año en Maryland.    Esta es su historia:

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September 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Meet the Hallie Wells Educator Nominated for Maryland Teacher of the Year

Madeline Hanington, an English teacher at Hallie Wells Middle School in Clarksburg, is having a year many educators dream of. In April, she was named a finalist for the 2019-2020 Montgomery County Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year. Now, she’s one of seven educators in the state nominated for the Maryland Teacher of the Year […]

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September 20, 2019 | Hannah Dalsheim

Eagle Battalion Charity Golf Event to Support Local JROTC

On Oct. 9 the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) in Montgomery County is hosting a charity golf event to help fund their program. The event will take place at Blue Mash Golf Course in Laytonsville, Maryland. All proceeds from the event benefit the Army JROTC program at Colonel Zadok Magruder High School, the […]

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September 20, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Says Students at Climate Strike Are Unexcused

Montgomery County students left school Friday to participate in the Washington, D.C. Climate Strike, against Montgomery County Public Schools’ (MCPS) recommendation. The strike is part of Friday’s Global Climate Strike, which includes more than 150 countries rallying for climate change reform.  Clarksburg on the bus to the #ClimateStrike… Public transit ridership is the first step! […]

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September 20, 2019 | Staff Writer

Board of Education Meets Monday

Montgomery County Board of Education will meet Monday, September 23 at the Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville. The meeting will begin at 3 p.m., with public agenda items beginning at 5:30 p.m. The public portion of the meeting will be broadcast live on the Montgomery County Public Schools website and on […]

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