Headlines from the 2018-2019 School Year

With today being the last day of school for Montgomery County Public Schools students, MyMCMedia looks back at the headlines from the 2018-2019 school year.

The year was marked by the assault scandal at Damascus High School, and a number of hate incidents.

MyMCMedia coverage included a number of student achievers, whether they were excelling in the National Spelling Bee or winning big scholarships.


First Day of School Arrives in Montgomery County

More Than 160 School Buses are Passed Illegally Every Day in Montgomery County


MCPS Reports Greater Diversity Among New Teacher Hires

Damascus Football Sets State Record for 51 Consecutive Wins


Update: Three Damascus High Students Charged for Hazing Incident


Springbrook High Student Arrested for Bringing Unloaded Handgun to School, Police Say

Stanley Cup’s Tour of D.C. Area Makes Stop at Gaithersburg High


Richard Montgomery Confirms Two Hate Crimes in One Month

MCPS Teacher Dies in Classroom


Navarro Calls on MCPS to Rename Lee Middle School

Churchill Principal Reveals Incident Involving N-Word Passes

After 45 Years with Good Counsel, Pat Bates Announces Retirement

Three Montgomery County Students Selected to Attend NAACP Image Awards

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Pays Tribute to Teenagers Killed by Guns

Swastikas Found Drawn on Churchill High Desks


Student Discovers Swastika in Bathroom at Bannockburn Elementary School

South Lake Elementary Principal Named Award of Excellence Winner

School Board Makes Principal Appointments

Hundreds of Students March to Capitol Hill to Protest Gun Violence


Community Members Divided Over Montgomery School Boundary Analysis

Churchill Student Hospitalized After Vaping THC

MCPS Graduation Rate Decreases for the Third Year in a Row

Elrich Pledges to Fully Fund Schools Budget

Toxicity Pop-Up Museum Navigates Complicated Lives of Teens

Hallie Wells Educator Receives MCPS Teacher of the Year Award

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

Clarksburg High Senior Gets Accepted Into Several Ivy League Schools


Tinbite Elected Student Member of School Board

Fifteen MCPS Students Awarded Corporate-Sponsored National Merit Scholarships

Council Passes Bill to Lower Lead Levels in Schools Drinking Water

Richard Montgomery, Churchill Students Named Presidential Scholars

‘Work Hard and Dream Big’ – Poolesville Grad Makes History at Yale

Cabin John Student Makes It to National Spelling Bee Finals


MCPS Special Education Teacher Found Dead in PG County Home

MoCo’s Most Famous: Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard


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