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April 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

New Clarksburg Public School Named Snowden Farm Elementary

New Elementary School Named After Clarksburg’s Snowden Family Montgomery County Board of Education passed a resolution to name the new elementary school opening in Clarksburg in September 2019 Snowden Farm Elementary School. The school is named after Snowden Farm which was founded in 1845 in Clarksburg by Thomas Snowden, an African American dairy farmer.  The […]

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December 19, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Dec. 19 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Dec. 19, Christmas is six days away, and here are five things you need to know: 1. Jingle Bell Breakfast: The Long Branch Senior Center in Silver Spring has a free Jingle Bell Breakfast from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There will also be two craft tables with supplies so seniors can make holiday […]

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December 5, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Board of Education Seeks Comment on Four Education Policies

The Board of Education wants to know what Montgomery County residents think about four education policies. Indeed, the policies range from the board’s ethical practices to student rights regarding engaging in political activities during school hours. Here’s an overview of the policies for which they are seeking feedback. Board Policy BBB, Ethics This policy aims […]

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September 27, 2018 | Staff Writer

Board of Elections Accepting Vote by Mail Applications

Any voter who wants to vote by mail may request an application for the Nov. 6 Gubernatorial General Election. Voters who request a vote by mail ballot and then vote during early voting at an early voting center or vote on Nov. 6 at their polling place will vote a provisional ballot. In order to […]

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June 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

Board of Education Approves $2 Billion Operating Budget for FY 2019

Montgomery County’s Board of Education unanimously approved a more than $2 billion dollar budget for Fiscal Year 2019 Operating Budget during its regular scheduled meeting early Tuesday. The Board’s approval comes just weeks after the Montgomery County Council approved the Board’s recommended budget —a nearly $77 million increase from the current 2018 FY Operating Budget. Prior […]

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June 5, 2018 | Staff Writer

Deadline to Apply for Absentee Voting for the Primary Election is June 19

Voters in Maryland have the option to vote by mail (absentee voting) for the June 26 Gubernatorial Primary Election. The deadline to submit an application to vote by mail is June 19. To apply for a vote by mail ballot, visit the Board of Elections – www.777vote.org – and select Absentee Voting. Follow the instructions for […]

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February 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

Board of Elections Needs Student Volunteers for ‘Future Vote’ Program

The Montgomery County Board of Elections is seeking school-age students from grades 6-12 to participate in the “Future Vote” program. Future Vote students will serve as Election Day student aides during the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election on Tuesday, June 26. There is also an opportunity to participate in many other activities with the Board of […]

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November 28, 2017 | Michelle Queen

School Board Votes to Redraw Boundaries for Five Elementary Schools in Rockville

Construction on the fifth Rockville elementary school in the Richard Montgomery High School cluster is proceeding. The new school, located on West Edmonston Drive, will replace the original Hungerford Elementary School which most recently was used by the Child Resource Center. The new school, known as Richard Montgomery Elementary School #5, will open on Tuesday, […]

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October 12, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Newport Mill Middle School Receives $100K Fitness Center Makeover (VIDEO)

UPDATED: Students at Newport Mill Middle School are celebrating a new $100,000 fitness center thanks to the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils. Newport Mill was one of three Maryland schools selected as a “DON’T QUIT Fitness” winner this year for demonstrating innovative ways of promoting student wellness and the school’s prize was a fitness […]

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October 11, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

School Board Faces Challenges for 2018-2019 School Year Calendar

The Montgomery County School Board will have to make a tough decision for the 2018 -2019 school year calendar if Governor Larry Hogan denies the board’s request to extend the school year calendar. An executive order by Hogan requires Maryland schools to start after Labor Day and end by June 14 with a minimum of […]

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