Youth

October 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Cadets Attend Magruder’s JROTC’s Eagle Battalion Golf Event

More than 30 students involved in Magruder High School’s Army Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (JROTC) program came out to the first-ever Eagle Battalion Charity Golf Event at Blue Mash Golf Course in Laytonsville on Wednesday. The event was organized by the Eagle Battalion Booster Club, a nonprofit that raises money for the Army JROTC […]

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October 7, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

School Superintendent Smith Addresses MCPS External Review of After-School Supervision

On October 31 a sexual assault took place in the boys’ locker room at Damascus High School. Since then, Montgomery County Public Schools has taken immediate steps to ensure the safety and security of students participating in athletic and extracurricular programs. An external review of after-school supervision at high schools throughout the county was just […]

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October 7, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

MCPS Publica Hallazgos Tras Agresión Sexual en La Escuela Damascus el Año Pasado

El Superintendente de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS), Dr. Jack Smith, en conferencia de prensa el lunes, presentó una actualización del informe sobre la supervisión luego del horario escolar en las escuelas secundarias, esto tras el incidente en Damascus High School el año pasado. La agresión sexual de octubre de 2018, que […]

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October 7, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Release External Review Findings Following Damascus High Sexual Assault

The October 2018 sexual assault that took place in the boys’ locker room at Damascus High School led MCPS to take immediate steps to enhance the safety and security of students, especially those participating in athletic and extracurricular programs. Monday morning, Montgomery County superintendent of schools Jack Smith sent out a letter to the MCPS […]

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October 4, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Einstein High School Celebrates New Artificial Turf Field

Albert Einstein High School’s slogan is “The place to be.” That was certainly the case Friday morning. There were football players, a marching band, cheerleaders, poms and Einstein’s entire student population. No, there wasn’t a football game being played at the Kensington school. Instead, it was a pep rally and ribbon cutting to show off […]

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October 4, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Rockville City Election Candidates Participate in Debate

Candidates in the 2019 city of Rockville election participated in a debate during a forum presented by the Rockville Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. Rockville voters will decide between two candidates for Mayor, and 13 candidates for four Council seats in the first-ever Vote by Mail city election. Rockville City Hall will be the only […]

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October 3, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

New Legislation Prohibits Flavored E-Cigarettes in Certain Stores

Montgomery County continues to combat the national vaping crisis through legislation. A newly introduced set of bills is aimed to reduce the access county youth have to e-cigarettes. This week, Bill 32-19, Health and Sanitation-Flavored Electronic Cigarettes was introduced, and officials say it would prohibit manufacturers from distributing flavored e-cigarettes to certain retail stores. This […]

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October 2, 2019 | Ashley Peccerelli

Six-Year-Old Germantown Girl Honored for Saving Mother’s Life in June

A six-year-old Germantown girl was honored for saving her mother’s life in June. The girl, Kaltoum Fakri, acted heroically when she discovered her mother at home unconscious and not breathing. Fakri attempted to wake her mother but was unsuccessful, so she called 911. Following the 911 dispatchers’ instructions, Fakri ran two doors down to seek […]

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October 2, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

City of Rockville Election Candidates Participate in Debate Forum

Candidates in the 2019 City of Rockville election participated in a debate during a forum on Wednesday. There are two mayoral candidates, Bridget Donnell Newton, and Virginia D. Onley. In addition to that there are 13 candidates for Rockville City Council. Monique Ashton Cynthia Cotte Griffiths Beryl L. Feinberg Richard Gottfried James Hedrick Kuan Lee […]

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September 27, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Student Climate Activists Rally at Board of Education

Student climate advocacy group MoCo Students on Climate held a rally Friday to demand climate action from Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS).  Students are stepping up to speak on climate change in the county. @mymcmedia pic.twitter.com/MFP6hXow3O — Maryam Shahzad (@maryamUMD) September 27, 2019 Students gathered with signs outside the east entrance of the Board of […]

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