May 7, 2019 | Staff Writer

Damascus Principal Resigns Amid Football Rape Scandal

In an unexpected turn of events, the principal of Damascus High School resigned earlier today. Casey Crouse has been the principal at Damascus since her appointment in June, 2017. In a letter Crouse sent home today, she stated the decision to transition from her role as principal to another position in the school system was […]

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May 7, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

MCCPTA Encouraging Community to Use Resources That Raise Multi-Cultural Awareness

Montgomery County Council of Parent Teacher Associations [MCCPTA] is encouraging MCPS students, families, and staff to use resources that can help the community avoid discrimination and build multi-cultural awareness.     According to data from the Annual Report on School Safety and Security, there were several incidents categorized as hate in 2017-2018 school year.  To […]

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May 7, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Damascus High School JV Football Coach Placed on Leave

The Junior Varsity Football Coach at Damascus High School was placed on administrative leave last month as part of the internal investigation following the locker room hazing incident in October. The investigation is looking into the supervision coaches and staff members have over students in the locker rooms, which is where this incident took place. […]

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May 6, 2019 | Staff Writer

Fifteen MCPS Students Awarded Corporate-Sponsored National Merit Scholarships

Fifteen Montgomery County Public Schools seniors from seven high schools have been awarded corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarships. These scholarships, which range from $500 to $10,000 per year, are financed by corporations, company foundations, and other business organizations. The students are among more than 1,000 seniors nationwide to be selected as part of the 64th annual […]

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May 4, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Stedwick Elementary Students Have a Powerful Message in Their Music

The Legendary Acorns are third-grade students at Stedwick Elementary School, and they have a special message in their music. They call it “The Paradox of Real Life”, and it’s about the things happening in their lives. One thing that students want to get across is that young people can, and will change the world. Watch […]

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May 2, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Here’s What to Expect at the Upcoming Rockville Arts Festival

About 12,000 visitors are expected to attend the Rockville Arts Festival which is being presented by VisArts and will take place in Rockville Town Square on May 4-5. The fine arts festival will feature more than 140 artists and area arts organizations. There will also be a Raku firing technique demonstration. Raku firing is an […]

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May 1, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

MCPS Holding LGBTQIA Forum

MCPS has partnered with the Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations (MCCPTA) to hold an LGBTQIA forum on May 18 at Wootton High School. The forum will be to open students, parents, faculty, and community members who would like to discuss issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex or asexual (LGBTQIA) students in MCPS. […]

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April 30, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Nationally Traveled Mobile Science Lab Makes Stop in Montgomery County

The Curiosity Cube is a mobile science lab and it’s made its way throughout North America for the past couple of months, this week it made a pit stop in Montgomery County. At Forest Oak Middle School in Gaithersburg, students took part in interactive experiments which focused on the periodic table of elements. The cube […]

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April 30, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Whitman Students Post Blackface Photo, Use N-Word in Description

The principal of Walt Whitman High School sent a letter to parents and students Monday morning addressing a “hate-bias incident” involving two students. The letter stated that the two students posted a picture on a private social media account over the weekend of themselves in blackface and used the N-word in their description, which disturbed […]

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April 29, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

JOY Supernovas Bring Home the Gold

The JOY Supernovas competed in the World Cheerleading Championships in Orlando this past weekend and won the gold medal. The Montgomery County-based team is the first Special Olympics cheerleading team to represent the United States in the competition. Congratulations Team USA, the #ICUWORLDS2019 Cheer- Special Olympics Traditional Champions!🇺🇸🥇 — International Cheer Union (@ICUcheer) April 25, […]

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