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October 26, 2015 | Staff Writer

Rock Creek Valley Elementary Closed Because of Flooding in Building

UPDATED Rock Creek Valley Elementary School was closed on Monday in Rockville because of flooding in the building. Montgomery County Public Schools Spokesperson Dana Tofig said the cause of the flooding was “water from a spigot” that was running over the weekend. “It caused flooding and impacted several classrooms,” Tofig wrote in an email. “They are in […]

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October 23, 2015 | Staff Writer

Clarksburg High Students Told to Shelter in Place on Friday Morning

Clarksburg High School students were told to shelter in place on Friday morning after officials received a report that a student might have a weapon on campus. Principal Stephen Whiting has written a letter to parents about the incident and posted it on the school’s website. “I want to share with you information about an […]

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August 31, 2015 | Sonya Burke

School Buses Collide at Falls Road and Glen Road, Minor Injuries Reported

UPDATED Two school buses collided at Falls Road and Glen Road on the first day of school, according to Montgomery County fire and rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer. Officials said there were students on board when one school bus apparently rear ended the other school bus early this morning. Piringer described the injuries as minor and […]

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August 31, 2015 | Sonya Burke


Back to School: Enrollment Up, Start Times Moved Back, Superintendent Search Resumes

Montgomery County students head back to school on Aug. 31 and there may be more students in our district than ever before. Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials expect to welcome 156,654 students, an enrollment increase of more than 2,800 students over last year, according to MCPS Spokesperson Dana Tofig. So what else is new […]

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August 30, 2015 | Aline Barros

County Leaders to Celebrate First Day of School at Wheaton Woods Elementary

The first day of school is Aug. 31, and Montgomery County officials want to get off on the right foot. On Monday, at 10:30 a.m., a news conference to talk about strategic priorities for the upcoming year, school improvements, increasing on student enrollment, and Capital Improvement Program (CIP) needs for Montgomery County Public Schools, is scheduled to […]

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July 1, 2015 | Aline Barros

School Board Approves Changes on MCPS Child Abuse Policy

Montgomery County Board of Education approved changes to policy JHC- Child Abuse and Neglect. The board met on June 30 and approved a revised set of draft protocols for reporting an allegation of abuse or neglect of a child. According to a news release, the policy guides Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) procedures and protocols […]

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May 6, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Flooding Closes Flora Singer Elementary School Today

UPDATED Montgomery County Public Schools officials have announced that Flora Singer Elementary School in Silver Spring is closed today because of a flooding issue in the building. “The principal has been focused this morning on making sure that parents are notified as quickly as possible,” said Dana Tofig, MCPS spokesperson, in an email. “It appears, […]

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May 5, 2015 | Krista Brick

Summit Hall Elementary Pushing for More Portable Classrooms (PHOTOS)

Oscar Alvarenga points to the class photo hanging in the hallway from 1986 when he was a sixth grader at Summit Hall Elementary School. That’s not the only thing still here from his time as a student. The exact portable classroom where he learned his lessons is still being used at the school. It’s something Alvarenga, […]

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May 4, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Fire at Goshen Elementary School Campus Causes $10,000 in Damages

UPDATED Montgomery County firefighters are investigating what sparked a fire on the campus of Goshen Elementary School at 8701 Warfield Road on Sunday afternoon in Gaithersburg. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the fire involved the deck, handrail and wooden ramp of a portable classroom. According to Piringer, the fire did not extend to […]

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May 1, 2015 | Krista Brick

MCPS Homework Hotline Show Ends Early Due to Budget Cuts

The popular Montgomery County Public Schools Homework Hotline Live! TV show was pulled off the air a month early this school year to save the school system money. The program offers “live” homework help for students in kindergarten through 12th grade and airs on MCPS-TV (Comcast 34, Verizon 36, RCN 89) and at AskHHL.org. This year […]

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