Youth

April 22, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

MCPS Graduation Rate Decreases For the Third Year In A Row

The four-year graduation rate for Montgomery County Public School students has decreased for the third year in a row. Last month, the Maryland State Department of Education released data that shows a 1.2 percent decrease in the graduation rate for The Class of 2018 compared to previous years. Even though the graduation rate for students decreased […]

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April 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Sidwell Friends Fifth-Grader Dies in Sri Lanka Bombings

A fifth-grade student who attended Sidwell Friends School was killed in the Sri Lanka bombings on Sunday, according to school officials. WJLA was first to publish the letter Mamadou Guèye, principal of Sidwell Friends’ upper school, emailed home to middle school parents. In the email, Guèye confirmed Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa died in the Easter […]

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April 22, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Montgomery Community Media is Expanding

Montgomery Community Media will be opening a new Silver Spring Studio and classroom very soon. MCM’s headquarters is located in Rockville, and officials will celebrate the opening of a second location in downtown Silver Spring. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at the new Silver Spring Media Lab on Wednesday, April 24. Watch this video […]

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April 19, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly Exhibit Back in Full Swing

The Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly and Caterpillar Exhibit is back in full swing at Brookside Gardens, and residents are enjoying it. Visitors were able to get insight about metamorphosis, the important role butterflies play in healthy ecosystems, and how to ensure these beautiful insects thrive in our own gardens. Watch the video for more […]

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April 19, 2019 | Staff Writer

Butler’s Orchard is Hoppin’ with Easter Spirit

Children and families gathered at Butler’s Orchard in Germantown enjoy the beautiful spring weather and farm. Butler’s Orchard had their Bunnyland activities set up which got children and families into the Easter Spirit!

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April 19, 2019 | Staff Writer

Find Out if Your Car Seat Has Been Recalled

Car seat manufacturers must occasionally issue recalls in order to better protect your baby when they realize that something about the car seat is faulty. Fortunately, officials say car seat recalls are not very common. After purchasing a car seat, officials say you should register it with the manufacturer in order to receive the fastest […]

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April 17, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Vape Pen Confiscated at Cabin John Middle School

A vape pen was confiscated at Cabin John Middle School in Potomac on Tuesday, according to police and officials with Montgomery County Public Schools. Cabin John Middle School is about a mile away from Churchill High School, where a student was hospitalized Tuesday for a medical emergency after ingesting “THC through a vaping device.” Gboyinde […]

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April 17, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Second Case of Measles Confirmed in Maryland

Cases are Household Contacts, and Both Aquired Measles Out of State The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) confirmed the second case of measles in a Maryland resident this year. This second case is a household contact of the first confirmed measles case in Maryland. Both individuals aquired measles outside of Maryland when they visited an […]

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April 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Churchill Student Hospitalized After Vaping THC

A student at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac was hospitalized Tuesday after ingesting “THC through a vaping device,” according to a letter emailed home from Principal Brandice Heckert. The National Institute of Drug Abuse says that “[t]he main psychoactive (mind-altering) chemical in marijuana, responsible for most of the intoxicating effects that people seek, is […]

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April 16, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Workgroup to Explore Ways to Combat Rise in Youth Vaping

Montgomery County health officials are suggesting increased education and awareness surrounding vaping to confront the rising use of e-cigarettes among teenagers and young adults. “Vaping can be extremely dangerous for adolescents and young adults due to ongoing brain development,” county health officer Dr. Travis Gayles said in a statement. “Vaping devices can contain high levels […]

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