Damascus High School

August 29, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Here’s a Look at Freshmen Orientations at MCPS High Schools

Montgomery County Public Schools welcomed thousands of new freshmen students to its many high schools Thursday. Here’s a look at the many freshmen orientations across MCPS high schools. Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Freshmen getting to know one another—expanding their circles of friendship..working together..building connections—phenomenal @BCCLinkCrew pic.twitter.com/zgMUZo2oDx — Donna Redmond Jones (@BCCprin) August 29, 2019 Tons […]

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August 12, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

D.C. Law Firm Reviewing Damascus High Rape Cases

Montgomery County Public Schools has hired powerhouse law firm WilmerHale to conduct an external review of Damascus High School, in the wake of last year’s sexual assault of junior varsity football players. The contract says the review will cost $250,000 less a redacted discount. The report was expected to be complete by June 30 but […]

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July 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

New School Board Appointments Include Damascus Principal

The Montgomery County Board of Education made new Montgomery County Public Schools leadership appointments, including confirming Kevin Yates as the new principal of Damascus High School. Yates, who was previously the principal intern at Julius West Middle School, started serving as the acting principal of Damascus on May 13. He was immediately appointed to the […]

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June 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

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 […]

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June 13, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Damascus Football Program to Forfeit Games for Breaking Rules

The Damascus football program is making headlines — for all the wrong reasons. Again. Several members of the Damascus football team and coaches conducted an unauthorized practice last month resulting in both the varsity and junior varsity teams forfeiting their first game of the 2019 season. Montgomery County Public Schools wrote Damascus families, “an out-of-season […]

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May 29, 2019 | Staff Writer

Damascus Names New Athletic Director

Damascus High School has a new athletic director, the school’s principal announced Wednesday. Clifford Elgin, formerly the assistant athletic director at Clarksburg High School, was chosen to lead the beleaguered program at Damascus. “Mr. Elgin is extremely excited to bring his experiences to Damascus and work collaboratively with our student-athletes, coaches, parents and guardians, staff […]

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May 16, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Concejal Jawando responde al reporte de MCPS sobre incidente en Damascus

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) anunciaron la tarde del martes, que su investigación interna sobre los incidentes, que tuvieron lugar el 31 de octubre en el vestuario de niños de la Escuela Secundaria Damascus, se completó.    Durante la conferencia de prensa, se anunciaron los siguientes pasos:   Se han tomado medidas disciplinarias, pero no se dieron […]

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May 15, 2019 | Staff Writer

Councilmember Jawando Responds to MCPS’ Report on Damascus Incidents

Late Tuesday afternoon, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) announced that their internal investigation into the horrific incidents that took place in the boy’s locker room at Damascus High School on October 31 was complete. Some of the next steps announced at the news conference: disciplinary action has been taken but no specifics were released the […]

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May 15, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for May 15 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, May 15. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County Council meets today at 9:30 a.m. Here’s a look at today’s agenda. 2. Peace Officers Memorial Day: Flags have been lowered to half staff today, in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day. 3. Senior Housing […]

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May 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS: Damascus Athletic Director, JV Coaching Staff Are Out

Montgomery County Public School Superintendent Jack Smith held a press conference Tuesday, where Smith answered questions about the letter mailed to the Damascus community detailing an update into MCPS’s internal investigation into the alleged locker room rapes. (Video courtesy of Facebook/Fox 5 DC) Athletic Director, JV Football Coach Out at Damascus MCPS is making major […]

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