Youth

February 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Librarian Returns Super Overdue Book

Meet Mora Gregg, the woman who mailed her overdue book to Silver Spring Library 73 years later. Gregg did a Skype interview with MCM’s Deirdre Byrne, where she explained why she decided to return a book checked out in 1946. Gregg believes her mother checked out the book “The Postman” when Gregg was a toddler. […]

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February 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Pays Tribute to Teenagers Killed By Guns

One year after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School paid tribute to those killed by senseless acts of gun violence. As a memorial to those victims, 671 white T-shirts were hung on a fence outside of BCC’s campus, along East-West Highway in Bethesda. Each of these shirts had the […]

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February 13, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

After 45 Years with Good Counsel, Pat Bates Announces Retirement

Good Counsel Athletic Director Pat Bates will retire at the end of the school year, according to a press release. Bates has worked at Good Counsel for 45 years and is also an alumnus. Paul Barker, the school’s president, said that Bates’s life has been devoted to serving the Good Counsel community. “Pat Bates has devoted […]

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February 13, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Montgomery County Recognizes Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

The Montgomery County Board of Education and the County Council recognized February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month to help teach teenagers about abusive relationship behaviors. This recognition emphasizes the efforts made by Choose Respect Montgomery, an initiative of the county’s Domestic Violence Coordinating Council and the Family Justice Center. Teen dating abuse is any […]

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February 11, 2019 | Staff Writer

Churchill Principal Reveals Incident Involving ‘N-Word Passes’

Less than a week after Winston Churchill High School in Potomac revealed it had punished a student for drawing swastikas on a desk, the school announced Monday students distributed passes that gave “permission” to fellow students to use the N-word.  “I am deeply disappointed and appalled that any student in our school would chose to […]

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February 11, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Kojo Nnamdi to Hold Town Hall on School Diversity in Montgomery County

WAMU 88.5’s Kojo Nnamdi will host a town hall-style discussion on diversity and the achievement gap in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) on Tuesday, Feb. 26. The event takes place at the Silver Spring Civic Building from 6 to 8 p.m. Doors to the Civic Building will open at 6 p.m. and the discussion will […]

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February 7, 2019 | Jasmine Boyd

Blair High School to Offer Hip-Hop History Class

A new hip-hop history and culture course will be introduced to students at Montgomery Blair High School in the fall of 2019. This class is reported to be the “first of its kind” at Montgomery Blair and was created by social studies teacher Kenneth Smith. In this new course, Smith hopes to teach students about […]

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February 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Overdue Book From 1946 Finally Returned to Silver Spring Library

Silver Spring Library’s Surprise Letter from Toronto Remember the last time you returned your library books and they were a couple of weeks late? Remember the guilt? How would you feel if you returned a book that was 73 years late? Well, the Silver Spring Library has been reunited with a children’s book borrowed in […]

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February 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Free Dental Screenings in Germantown for Uninsured Children

In honor of National Children’s Dental Month, Wisteria Dental Care in Germantown is helping uninsured children. Each year Wisteria celebrates the American Dental Association’s “Give Kids A Smile Day” by offering uninsured children free dental screenings. This year, the event is on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Dr. Hema Patel will provide each […]

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February 5, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

More Snow Could Mean a Longer School Year for MCPS

With temperatures hitting 70 degrees today, it feels like spring but don’t get fooled. It’s only early February which means more winter weather, including possible snow, over the next few weeks. Officials with Montgomery County Public Schools say they have used a total of three snow days so far in 2018-19, and at this time […]

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