April 13, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Residents 16+ Can Now Sign Up for Vaccine

Since Monday, Montgomery County residents older than 16 have been able to preregister to receive the coronavirus vaccine at all state and county operated vaccine clinics. This news comes as coronavirus cases for children have been on the rise across the country—particularly in the state of Michigan, which currently is experiencing the worst outbreak in […]

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April 13, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Noyes Library Celebrates Earth Day with StoryWalk on ‘Rainbow Weaver’

In celebration of Earth Day, families can stroll through Capitol View-Homewood Local Park located at 2929 Edgewood Road in Kensington while following a self-guided adventure with the book, Rainbow Weaver by Linda Elovitz Marshall and illustrated by Elisa Chavarri. Bilingual signs will be posted from April 17 through May 15. This is the fourth outdoors Noyes […]

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April 12, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Jawando y Rice: Grupo de Trabajo para Tratar el Tema de la Presencia Policial en las Escuelas

Los concejales del condado de Montgomery Will Jawando y Craig Rice anunciaron que convocarán un grupo de trabajo para desarrollar profesionales de salud mental y otros servicios de apoyo en las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS), con la intención de que los oficiales de policía no estén en las escuelas todos los días. […]

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April 12, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Owners of Village Grille in Rockville Ice Arena Could Lose Restaurant

Village Grille, the restaurant located inside the Rockville Ice Arena which has been closed since the pandemic began, is scheduled to appear in the District Court of Montgomery on April 26 for failure to pay rent and repossession of the rented property. While owners Lewis and Gina Warsaw readily admit they haven’t paid rent since […]

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April 12, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Jawando, Rice Announce Task Force to Find Student Support Alternatives for Police Presence in Schools

Montgomery County Councilmembers Will Jawando and Craig Rice announced they will convene a task force to grow mental health professionals and other support services in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), with the intention that police officers will not be in schools everyday. “We know that our current systems are not working, particularly for our Black […]

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April 12, 2021 | Staff Writer

DACA Webinar Offers Important Information, Resources for Students

Montgomery County Public Schools, Montgomery College, and CASA invite students and community members to an information session about applying for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status on Wednesday, April 14 at 7 p.m. The webinar will explain how to obtain DACA and what the process is like for a high school or college […]

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April 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Sunrise Silver Spring Members Rally for Good Jobs For All

On Sunday, about two dozen young people with Sunrise Silver Spring, called on U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin to sign the Good Jobs for All pledge demanding that the government provide jobs that are green, well-paid and provide paid leave. The pledge calls on federal politicians to “commit to doing everything in my power to pass […]

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April 9, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

MCPS le da la Bienvenida a otros 20 Mil Estudiantes y se Prepara para el Verano

Aproximadamente 20,000 estudiantes de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) regresaron al aprendizaje en persona, el jueves. La Fase 1, Grupo 1.2 del proceso de reapertura de escuelas consta de Programas Específicos de Educación Especial para los grados cuarto, quinto, sexto y duodécimo, así como Pre-kínder. Hasta ahora, alrededor de 40.000 estudiantes han […]

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April 9, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

20,000 MCPS Students Return to In-Person Learning; 100,000 Will Remain Virtual

About 20,000 Montgomery County Public Schools students returned to in-person learning on Thursday. Phase 1, Group 1.2 of the reopening of schools process consists of Specific Special Education Programs Grades four, five, six, and 12, as well as Prekindergarten. So far, about 40,000 students have returned to in-person learning at all 208 schools in the […]

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April 9, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Two-Thirds of County Schools Have Waiting Lists of Students Wanting to be in Classrooms

Two-thirds of Montgomery County Public Schools currently have a waiting list of students wishing to return to schools rather than learn completely online. Of MCPS’ 208 schools, 130 have a waiting list, according to Gboyinde Onijala, supervisor of public information, who noted that she was unsure of the number of families on waiting lists. There […]

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