first day of school

September 4, 2018 | Michelle Queen

First Day of School Arrives in Montgomery County

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) welcomed more than 163,500 students Tuesday for the first day of the 2018-2019 school year. This is the largest enrollment in the district’s history. The school year started the day after Labor Day for the second year in a row, following Gov. Larry Hogan’s executive order mandating that Maryland public schools […]

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September 4, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

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MCPS Superintendent Says School Safety a Top Priority for New School Year

It’s officially the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year and more than 163,000 students are enrolled this year, according to the school district’s superintendent, Dr. Jack Smith. Smith said in addition to equal access and expanding opportunities for students, school safety will be a top priority for the Montgomery County School Board this school year. His […]

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September 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

First Day of School Arrives for Public School Students

When schoolhouse doors open Tuesday for the start of the 2017-2018 academic year, Montgomery County Public Schools are expecting more than 161,000 students who will be taught by more than 13,000 teachers, according to school system figures. New this year is, of course, the start date. The school year starts the day after Labor Day, […]

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September 5, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Sept. 5 in Montgomery County

Your daily rundown for what’s happening today, Sept. 5, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Summer’s Over: It’s the first day of school for Montgomery County Public Schools. And motorists should remember the fine has increased for passing a stopped school bus. 2. Good Eats in Silver Spring and Takoma Park: It’s restaurant week in Silver […]

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July 25, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

First Look Inside Silver Creek Middle School (VIDEO& PHOTOS)

The start of the 2017-18 school year is weeks away and construction is in full swing at Silver Creek Middle School  in Kensington. In just a few weeks, hundreds of sixth and seventh grade students will fill the hallways of this new school. This $42 million dollar project will help to alleviate over-crowding at Westland […]

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August 25, 2016 | Staff Writer

New MCPS Superintendent is Looking Forward to the New School Year (VIDEO)

There is a new superintendent leading Montgomery County Public Schools, and he is looking forward to the new school year that begins on August 29th. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports.

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August 19, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Susan Kenedy hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports on the Aug. 10 apartment fire in Silver Spring Apartment Fire, the Agricultural Fair, summer graduation for county students, getting ready for the first day of school, and more. Watch the show, below:

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August 11, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Back to School: MCPS Prepares to Welcome 159,000 Students on Aug. 29 (VIDEO)

The first day of school for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students is August 29th, and Superintendent Jack Smith says the district plans to welcome about 159,000 students. That’s 2,500 more students than last year. Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra video, below: Dr. Smith said he plans to begin the first day of […]

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August 4, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Back to School: Floreen Describes New Superintendent as “Impressive” (VIDEO)

In just a few weeks, Montgomery County public school students head back to class on Aug. 29th. A new school is opening and the district has a new superintendent at the helm. At a recent news briefing, Council President Nancy Floreen was asked for her thoughts on MCPS superintendent Dr. Jack Smith, and his plan […]

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September 4, 2015 | Staff Writer

A Recap of the First Day of School in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools welcomed over 156,000 students this school year. MCPS-TV has a recap of their first day back.   Visit our PEG partner MCPS TV to view more of its local programming.

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