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September 19, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

‘We Need You Here,’ Officer Tells Young Man As He Tries to Jump Off Bridge

Montgomery County police have released body cam video worn by one of the officers who helped to prevent a young man from ending his life on the Union Arch Bridge in Bethesda, which crosses MacArthur Boulevard, on Monday night. “Don’t do this, please, don’t. … We need you here,” Officer Marcella West said on the […]

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July 30, 2019 | Staff Writer

Meet Local National Spelling Bee Finalist Anson Cook

What does it take to be a finalist in the National Spelling Bee? According to Anson Cook, a rising ninth grader at Winston Churchill High School, it takes a lot of studying and a little luck. Cook should know as he was one of the final 50 contestants in the recent 92nd Scripps National Spelling […]

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June 21, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for June 21 in Montgomery County

Today is the summer solstice, the longest day and shortest night in the Northern Hemisphere and considered the first day of summer. Here are five more things to know for Friday, June 21, in Montgomery County 1. Germantown in the News: FOX 5 continues their Zip Trip series with a visit to Germantown Friday morning. […]

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May 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Cabin John Student Makes It to National Spelling Bee Finals

An eighth-grade student from Cabin John Middle School made it to the finals of the 92nd Scripps National Spelling Bee. Anson Cook, 12, was one of the last 50 finalists standing in the spelling bee. This is the second year Cook competed in the bee. Cook was eliminated Thursday for misspelling the word “ergodic” (an […]

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April 17, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Vape Pen Confiscated at Cabin John Middle School

A vape pen was confiscated at Cabin John Middle School in Potomac on Tuesday, according to police and officials with Montgomery County Public Schools. Cabin John Middle School is about a mile away from Churchill High School, where a student was hospitalized Tuesday for a medical emergency after ingesting “THC through a vaping device.” Gboyinde […]

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April 9, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCPS Introduces New English and Math Coursework

Parents Invited to Learn About New Coursework for Middle School Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is in the process of implementing new coursework for English and Math at the elementary and middle school level. The roll out starts in September of 2019 and will take place over a three-year period. The school system reviews its […]

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April 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Cabin John Will Close Two Ice Rinks Through September

Two ice rinks at Cabin John Ice Rink (CJIR) in Rockville will close starting Friday for a mechanical improvement project. The rinks are supposed to reopen by the end of September. According to Montgomery Parks, “Due to aging infrastructure and the phase-out of R-22 refrigerant, a new refrigeration system will be installed to support the […]

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January 24, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Jan. 24 in Montgomery County

The National Weather Service’s flood watch continues through the afternoon. Here are five things to know Thursday, Jan. 24, in Montgomery County. 1. MCPS Board of Education Meets: The Board of Education meets today for a work session on the operating budget. The agenda may be found here. 2. Planning Board Meets: The Planning Board meets today […]

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December 11, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Middle School Rankings Based on Maryland Report Card Scores

Last week, every school in Montgomery County received a Maryland School Report Card, which serves as an education “accountability system” for Maryland’s public schools. The report cards measure test results, curriculum access, absenteeism rates, school climate, college and career readiness, and student growth. Schools receive three scores: Star Rating (based on point percentage). Percentile Rank (school’s performance compared […]

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August 13, 2018 | Staff Writer

NWS Issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Portions of Montgomery County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from now until 5 p.m. for portions of Montgomery County, including Germantown, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Potomac, North Potomac, Redland, Darnestown, Derwood, Cabin John and Washington Grove. Winds may gust up to 60 mph and will cause trees and large branches to fall. Power outages may […]

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