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December 13, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Lipsync Mom Breaks Internet at Maryland Game

The mom of the year award goes to Mandy Remmell, 29, who embarrassed her son at a Terrapins basketball game. During a timeout, the “fan cam” focused in on Remmel who was singing along to Kelly Clarkson’s 2004 hit song “Since U Been Gone.” As she “performed,” her son appeared to melt into his own […]

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December 12, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Santa Rides Through County For Good Claus

Santa Claus left his sleigh in the North Pole garage and rode through Montgomery County on his Harley motorcycle. No, Rudolph didn’t guide Santa on this trip; instead the Montgomery County Police Officers spent the day as Santa’s elves, escorting him to 10 stops in Montgomery County. Throughout the day, Santa and the officers visited […]

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November 26, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Police Donates Teddy Bears to Children in Need

Montgomery County Police Department accepted over 100 plush teddy bears at the Bethesda police department this afternoon. The bears, which were presented to the police department by Adventure Theatre MTC, will be donated to the Family Justice Center Foundation, which is Montgomery County’s domestic violence center. The center offers a safe space and psychological services to […]

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November 16, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Fourth Grade Math Teacher Wins $25K Milken Educator Award

Brian Quinn, a fourth grade math teacher at East Silver Spring Elementary School, won the $25,000 Milken Educator Award on Nov. 2. The award recognizes the top 40 teachers in the United States who have enhanced the education experience for students in unique, creative, and inclusive ways. “We go all over the country, awarding educators […]

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November 13, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

School Board Approves Longer Spring Break for 2019-2020 Calendar

One common theme echoed when the Montgomery County Board of Education voted on the current school year calendar last year was how difficult a decision it would be. The board faced challenges with choosing to remain closed on Jewish holidays, shortening the length of spring break or reducing the number of instructional days for students. […]

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November 13, 2018 | Michelle Queen

School Board To Vote on 2019-2020 School Year Calendar Tuesday

In a memorandum addressed to the Montgomery County Board of Education, MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith sent his recommendations for the 2019-2020 school year calendar. Under Smith’s recommendations, school would start on Sept. 3, the day after Labor Day and end June 15, 2020. The proposed calendar includes a total of 182 instructional days for students […]

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November 10, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Damascus’ Varsity Game Against Century Was Clouded By the JV Team’s Controversy

Damascus’ varsity football team maintained its winning streak last night, beating Century High School 42-3. The varsity team’s victory came as the school and the community dealt with the fallout from rape allegations involving the junior varsity team. During the day on Friday, the school received a “concerning call,” threatening administrators if the varsity game […]

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November 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

MCPS Superintendent Responds to Concerns over Damascus Varsity Football

In a letter addressed to the MCPS Community Friday, Jack Smith, Montgomery County Public School Superintendent, says there is no indication that any Damascus varsity football players were involved in last week’s hazing incident that resulted in second-degree rape and attempted second-degree rape charges against five junior varsity football players. Smith’s letter states that community members […]

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November 8, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne and Mitti Hicks

MCPS Addresses Damascus Hazing Incident in Video to Students

In a letter addressed to the MCPS Sports Community, Jeff Sullivan, who serves as the athletic director for Montgomery County Public Schools said, “abuse, bullying, hazing, and harassment, in any form have no place in the MCPS athletics program.” Sullivan’s letter comes just days after five Damascus High School students on the school’s junior varsity football […]

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November 6, 2018 | Staff Writer

High School Flu Vaccination Clinics Scheduled for Nov. 13

Montgomery County Health officials will administer three flu shot clinics Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Nov. 13 is an early release day for Montgomery County Public School students. Appointments are required and the clinics are open to all school-aged children. High School Clinics Scheduled for Nov. 13 There will be three free flu […]

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