Damascus High School

November 1, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Dominant Damascus Star Bresee Named to All-American Bowl

Brian Bresee’s list of accolades is lengthy and his trophy case full. Friday the senior defensive tackle from Damascus, who is ranked by some as the top player in the country, added yet another honor getting named to the prestigious All-American Bowl – a high school all-star game – to be played January 4 in […]

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October 7, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

School Superintendent Smith Addresses MCPS External Review of After-School Supervision

On October 31 a sexual assault took place in the boys’ locker room at Damascus High School. Since then, Montgomery County Public Schools has taken immediate steps to ensure the safety and security of students participating in athletic and extracurricular programs. An external review of after-school supervision at high schools throughout the county was just […]

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September 20, 2019 | Hannah Dalsheim

Eagle Battalion Charity Golf Event to Support Local JROTC

On Oct. 9 the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) in Montgomery County is hosting a charity golf event to help fund their program. The event will take place at Blue Mash Golf Course in Laytonsville, Maryland. All proceeds from the event benefit the Army JROTC program at Colonel Zadok Magruder High School, the […]

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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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