Education

February 4, 2019 | Staff Writer

MCPS Teacher Killed in Single-Car Crash in Olney

A Montgomery County Public Schools teacher died in a single-vehicle crash in Olney on Sunday morning, according to a Montgomery County police statement. Police identified the driver as Bradley Nolan Watts, 38, of the 18700 block of Olney Mill Road in Olney. Watts had been with the school system since 2003, most recently as a […]

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February 1, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Weather Closings and Cancellations on Friday

In addition to closing school early, the weather is forcing other early closings and cancellations across the county. Montgomery County aquatic, recreation and senior centers are open for drop-in sessions, but scheduled classes and programs beginning at 2 p.m. are canceled. #RECAlert: All #MoCoRec programs,classes and activities beginning at 2 p.m. or later are cancelled. Club Adventure […]

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February 1, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS is Closing Early Friday

MCPS announced that schools will close two and one-half hours early today for inclement weather. Any students enrolled in morning pre-kindergarten will be dismissed at 10:50 a.m. Afternoon pre-kindergarten is canceled today. Additionally, all school activities in the school buildings are canceled, but childcare programs may remain open. Despite the early dismissal, administrative offices will […]

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January 31, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Poolesville High, Eastern Middle Students Honored at Maryland State House

The Maryland State House honored 10 high school and middle school students from Poolesville High School and Eastern Middle School on Monday. The students were recognized for awards and honors they received at the 2018 National History Day competition in June 2018. Last year, over 3,000 students from around the world competed in the academic competition […]

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January 31, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Montgomery County Public Schools Students Art Work Displayed at Johns Hopkins University Local Campus

Art work created by students from 16 Montgomery County Public High Schools will be on display at the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus. The exhibit is one of JHU’s programs designed to get students excited about STEAM education. The A in STEAM is for “art,” which officials say is an important component of a […]

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January 30, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Schools to Open Two Hours Late Thursday

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will open two hours late on Jan. 31 due to forecasted subzero wind chills. An announcement will be made by 7 a.m. if schools will be closed. Bus service will be provided on a two-hour delayed schedule. Morning prekindergarten, morning half-day Head Start, other morning half-day programs and field trips are […]

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January 29, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Update: Schools are Closed Wednesday

UPDATE:  Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials have announced schools are closed Wednesday, Jan. 30 due to current travel conditions in some portions of the county and anticipated emergency weather conditions this afternoon. All school and community activities in school buildings are also canceled. Childcare programs in school buildings may open after 10:30 a.m.   MCPS […]

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January 29, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Schools Will Dismiss Early Tuesday for Weather

Montgomery County Public Schools announced that schools are going to dismiss “two and one-half hours earlier than the regular closing time.” The early dismissal comes in anticipation of emergency weather conditions this afternoon. According to MCPS, any students enrolled in “morning pre-kindergarten programs and morning half-day Head Start will be dismissed at 10:50 a.m.” Any […]

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January 29, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Schools Open on Time Tuesday Morning

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) are opening on time Tuesday morning. The school district posted the message on their website at 5 a.m. The National Weather Service expects 2 to 4 inches of snow Tuesday afternoon. MCPS canceled all field trips for the day. The school district will monitor the forecast and weather conditions and plan […]

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January 28, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Springbrook High School is Closed Tuesday

MCPS announced that Springbrook High School is closed on Tuesday, Jan. 29 because the school is having issues with the heat pump. Currently, the school building doesn’t have any heat. So the school will close to so that MCPS can repair the heating system as quickly as possible. Springbrook High School will be closed Tuesday, […]

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