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June 14, 2021 | Maya Rosenberg

MCPS Sophomores Win First Prize In National Documentary Competition

Two Montgomery County high school students won first prize in C-SPAN’s annual national documentary competition, pocketing the $3,000 prize. Ida Chen, a sophomore at Winston Churchill High School, and Evelyn Shue, a sophomore at Richard Montgomery High School, won first prize for their documentary “High Stakes.” The documentary analyzed the recent history of standardized testing […]

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June 14, 2021 | Staff Writer

Three MCPS Staff Members Honored With Counselor Of The Year Awards

Three Montgomery County Public Schools staff members have been honored with the 2020–2021 Counselor of the Year awards. The trio – one each at the elementary, middle, and high school levels – was recognized at the June 10 Board of Education meeting. Three staff members have been honored with 2020–2021 Counselor of the Year awards. […]

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June 14, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Graduations, Summer Programs, and Fall Reopening Among Top Priorities for MCPS

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) are already in planning mode for the new school year come fall but, at the moment, in-person graduations and summer programs are their top priorities. “Right now, we are in a mode of celebrating the fact that our students are able to participate in graduations,” MCPS Acting Superintendent Dr. Monifa […]

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June 14, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Many Teachers ‘Burned Out,’ Reluctant to Teach Summer School

As a member of Montgomery County Education Association’s negotiating team, Dominique Parker worked with Montgomery County Public School officials to get summer school teachers a $200 a week bonus if they completed the semester. This was important, the Wootton High School English teacher said, because so many teachers are physically and emotionally burned out after […]

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June 14, 2021 | Staff Writer

MCPS: All Students Must Provide Immunization Records Before Start of School Year

Before the new school year starts, Montgomery County Public Schools says all students must have up-to-date immunization records. You can view the list of Maryland’s immunization requirements for children here. MCPS says parents can contact their doctor to make sure their child is appropriately immunized and submit a copy of the documentation to the Health […]

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June 14, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Muro de 37 Pies de Alto Listo para Escalar en Rockville

Una torre para escalar de 37 pies de altura está levantada y lista para los campistas y miembros del Centro Comunitario Judío Bender en Rockville. Los miembros del personal fueron capacitados en técnicas de escalada, seguridad y confianza. También probaron la torre en sí, subiendo 30 pies y tocando la cubierta superior, dijo el director […]

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June 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

37-Foot High Wall Ready for Climbing at JCC in Rockville

A 37-foot high climbing tower is up and ready to scale for campers and members of the Bender Jewish Community Center in Rockville. Staff members were trained Thursday on climbing, belaying and confidence building techniques. They also tried the tower itself, climbing up 30 feet  and touching the top deck, said Camp JCC Director Phil […]

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June 11, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Acting Superintendent McKnight: ‘We Really Have to Focus on the Challenge of Reconnecting’

Dr. Monifa McKnight currently serves as the acting superintendent for Montgomery County Public Schools [MCPS] now that Dr. Jack Smith retired. Prior to this role, Dr. Mcknight was MCPS’ deputy superintendent. She also served as the Chief School Management and Instructional Leadership Officer for Howard County Public Schools. MyMCM spoke with McKnight about the transition […]

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June 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Two Walter Johnson Seniors Killed, Two Others Injured One Week after Graduation

Two Walter Johnson students who had just graduated were killed and two others were injured in a one-car accident in West Virginia on June 9. According to Hardy County, West Virginia, Deputy Sheriff W.A. Parker, the accident took place at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday on westbound U.S. 48. The car left the road and went through […]

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June 10, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Has Received About 500 Virtual Academy Applications

As of Thursday, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has received about 500 applications for its 2021-2022 virtual academy, MCPS Director of Technology Integration and Support Dr. Kara Trenkamp shared during a school board meeting. The virtual learning academy for the 2021-2022 school year, called “Montgomery Virtual,” is a five-days-a-week program that will mirror the brick-and-mortar […]

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