April 2, 2021 | Grace Kpetemey

MCPS Offers a Range of Summer Programs for Students

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will offer various summer programs for elementary, middle and high school students. Programs will be offered at all local schools virtually and in person at no cost. Registration will open Monday, May 3 for all students. Programs for high school students will begin Monday, June 28. However, programs for middle […]

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April 1, 2021 | Staff Writer

Tilden Middle School Building Demolished to Make Way for New Woodward High School

Demolition of the Tilden Middle School, also known as Woodward High School, is expected to be completed by the end of April. The work began in the end of February, according to Shiho Shibasaki, Montgomery County Public School architect, school facilities. The building is being removed to allow for a new facility, which will at […]

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April 1, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Maestro de Secundaria es Arrestado por Posesión de Pornografía Infantil

Kevin Bremerman, de 35 años y residente de Damascus, fue arrestado y acusado de 10 cargos por posesión de pornografía infantil. Bremerman es maestro en la escuela secundaria Roberto Clemente en Germantown, pero el Departamento de Policía del Condado de Montgomery (MCPD) enfatizó que estas ofensas no involucran a estudiantes, y señaló en un comunicado […]

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April 1, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Middle School Teacher Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

Kevin Bremerman, 35, of Damascus Park Terrace in Damascus, was arrested and charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography. He is a middle school teacher at Roberto Clemente Middle School in Germantown, but Montgomery County Police Department stressed that these offenses do not involve students. However, MCPD wrote in a news release, “investigators are […]

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March 31, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County, Schools, MCPD Officers Sued in School Incident Captured on Police Video

The mother of an East Silver Spring Elementary School student who had fled his school and was then subjected to a barrage of verbal abuse from two Montgomery County police officers as school staff stood by, filed a civil lawsuit, requesting $275,000 for each of 13 counts. The suit asks for $75,000 in compensatory damages […]

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March 31, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Hogan Designates April 1 as ‘Spread Positivity Day’

Gov. Larry Hogan has teamed up with Cavanaugh Bell, 8-year-old founder of Cool & Dope, to designate April 1 as “Spread Positivity Day” in Maryland. Cool & Dope is an organization of “positivity creators” aiming to end bullying worldwide. Bell, a Gaithersburg resident, founded Cool & Dope when he was 5-years-old, after experiencing bullying himself. […]

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March 29, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

At Home, Digital Testing Will be Default Option for AP Exams When Possible

At home, digital Advanced Placement (AP) exams will be, when possible, the default option for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students this semester, school officials discussed during a meeting last week. This strategy accommodates distancing, supports operational needs during reopening and builds on “lessons learned last year,” said Scott Murphy, director of MCPS College and […]

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March 29, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Students Open Dialogue on Making Civic Education More Relatable, Equitable Nationwide

A new social media survey led by local teens aims to make civic education more relatable and equitable for youth nationwide. The #CivicsForUS social media campaign is spearheaded by the Youth As Civic Experts Network. It is designed to start a conversation among young people about how civic education experiences can be more relevant to […]

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March 29, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Video de la Policía del Condado y el Personal Escolar con Niño de 5 Años Toma Atención Nacional

El video de 51 minutos de la cámara de la policía que mostraba vívidamente a dos oficiales de la Policía del Condado de Montgomery (MCPD) reprendiendo verbalmente y esposando a un niño de kínder, de cinco años, de la Escuela Primaria East Silver Spring, que salió corriendo del edificio escolar, se ha vuelto viral, creando […]

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March 29, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Quince Orchard Football Players Relish Opportunity to Play Again

Quince Orchard hosted Sherwood Friday night for a football scrimmage. Usually, football is played from September to December. The season opener should have taken place last fall but of course the COVID-19 pandemic changed everything. Last week, the Montgomery County Council voted that football could be played again but in a condensed three-game season with […]

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