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May 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

MCPS Puts Damascus Football Program on Probation

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jack Smith released a letter today that was sent to the Damascus High School community. The letter provides an update on MCPS’ internal investigation into the sexual assault charges resulting from an incident that occurred on October 31, 2018 in the boys’ locker room. The investigation is complete and […]

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May 14, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Competitive Robotics Team Promotes FIRST Program

These are the helix hackers! “We do First Lego League which is one of the components of [FIRST] which is For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology,” said Helix Hackers member, Prithvi Ram. The team designs, builds, and programs what they call a Lego Mindstorm Robot to compete at the regional, state, and world […]

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May 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

Delegate Wilkins: “Our Police Are Falling Woefully Short Of Their Mission”

The Silver Spring Justice Coalition held a rally and press conference on Monday to express community members’ reactions to last week’s incident in White Oak in which a female police officer was caught on camera saying the N-word while responding to an alleged dispatch call. During the rally, several residents and some elected officials took […]

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May 13, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

JOY Supernovas Cheerleaders Bring Home Gold from Special Olympics

These are the JOY Supernovas of Montgomery County!  Although competitive cheer has been a sport for special Olympics Maryland the past 11 years, this year- for the first time ever, the world cheerleading championships now include a Special Olympics division. The JOY Supernovas have been selected to represent the United States.

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May 9, 2019 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County’s JOY Supernovas Provide Unlimited Cheer

It’s not every day that the MCM studios host Special Olympic gold medalists but Thursday provided a very special visit from the JOY Supernovas. The Montgomery County-based team was the first Special Olympics cheerleading team to represent the United States in the World Cheerleading Championships which took place in Orlando last month. MyMCMedia’s Jordan Lindsay […]

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May 8, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Twenty-eight MCPS Students Honored for Outstanding Achievement, Leadership

The Montgomery County Alliance of Black School Educators (MCABSE) honored 28 graduating seniors recently at a ceremony at Carver Educational Services Center in Rockville. The annual MCABSE Distinguished Scholars and Community Leaders Awards Ceremony recognizes African American high school students for their academic and community service achievements. Each student received a scholarship check, certificate of […]

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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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