April 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

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MCPS Hosts Boundary Assessment Community Conversations

Montgomery County Public Schools is hosting four community conversations to seek input about a systemwide school boundary analysis. The school board requested that MCPS’s superintendent use “external consultants to conduct an in-depth review an analysis of how existing school and cluster boundaries support or hinder the effective use of school facilities in MCPS.” The conversations […]

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April 4, 2019 | Staff Writer

The Universities at Shady Grove April 6 Expo Targets Potential Undergraduates

Expo Includes Campus Tours, Scholarship and Financial Aid Advice The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) will hold a Undergraduate Expo Saturday, Apr. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon. USG is part of the University System of Maryland and offers approximately 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs from nine different state universities on the Rockville campus. […]

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April 4, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Teen Suicide in Montgomery County

Suicide Prevention experts from EveryMind and umttr join forces to discuss the rise in teen suicides and what you can do to help – on this episode of Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman. Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Please help us grow. Subscribe […]

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April 3, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Montgomery County Special Olympics Team to Represent US in World Cheerleading Championships

The JOY Supernovas were chosen to be the first Special Olympics cheerleading team to represent the United States in the World Cheerleading Championships later this month. “It’s huge,” said Marci Ruderman, the JOY team manager. “These girls work really hard year-round and they finally get to compete in this level of competition.” The highest-level team […]

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April 2, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Clarksburg High Senior Gets Accepted Into Several Ivy League Schools

Sienna Williams is a senior at Clarksburg High School, and her future is literally out of this world — she plans on becoming an astronaut. Well, Sienna is well on her way and one step closer to achieving her dreams. She’s been accepted to several different Ivy League schools and will be getting nearly $300,000 […]

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March 26, 2019 | Staff Writer

Adventure Theatre’s Michael Bobbitt Shares Departing Reflections

After 12 years as the artistic director of Adventure Theatre MTC, Michael Bobbitt is moving on. He will leave Adventure Theatre on July 1, 2019, and start as the artistic director of the New Repertory Theatre in Watertown, Mass., on August 1. Bobbitt, an award-winning director, choreographer, playwright, and a fireball personality, recently joined MyMCMedia […]

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March 26, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Silver Spring Students Awarded First Place in National C-Span Competition

Thirty-nine teams of Montgomery County students were honored in a national documentary competition sponsored by C-SPAN, the Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network, which encourages youth to produce short documentaries on issues of national importance. Participants, grades 6th through 12th, created five to seven minute-long video documentaries to answer the question, “what does it mean to be […]

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March 25, 2019 | Staff Writer

Johns Hopkins University Honors Local High School Photography

Johns Hopkins University, Montgomery County campus recently honored some local high school students for their photography. Nearly 250 works of art made by Montgomery County Public School students was submitted. Of those, officials say jurors selected 56 to be showcased- six students won prizes. An opening reception for the exhibit was recently held on campus […]

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March 25, 2019 | Staff Writer

Two Parkland Suicides Reveal Lingering Pain of Gun Violence

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among school age youth, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The news that two Parkland, Fla. teenagers have died by apparent suicide in the past week has shocked not only the Parkland community, but many throughout the country.  Both teens, who apparently […]

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March 25, 2019 | Staff Writer

Contest Challenges Students to be a ‘Councilmember for a Day’

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice’s office is accepting entries in the 2019 Councilmember for a Day Challenge from now through June 14. This is the fourth year Rice will host the winner of the contest as an honorary Councilmember for a Day. Rice, who serves as the chair of the Council’s Education Committee, is asking […]

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