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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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May 24, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for May 24 in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, May 24 and here is a rundown of five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Commencements: Five schools hold graduation ceremonies today. Paint Branch High School, Burtonsville, will hold its graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. at the school. Stephen Knolls School, Silver Spring, will hold its graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. […]

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May 23, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for May 23 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, May 23 and here is a rundown of five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Montgomery County Celebrates Building Safety Month: Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and the Montgomery County Council will recognize Building Safety Month with a joint proclamation as they honor the educators, mentors and safety officials who keep our […]

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May 3, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCPS Graduation Season Starts May 24

More than 10,000 Montgomery County Public Schools students will receive high school diplomas in commencement ceremonies this year. The high school commencement season is set to begin Friday, May 24, and will end Thursday, June 13.  Sixteen graduation ceremonies will be held at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington D.C. Those ceremonies can be viewed live on […]

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April 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Navarro Calls Whitman Students’ Racist Social Media Post ‘Severely Disturbing’

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro released a statement Tuesday about the two Walt Whitman students who published a racist social media post over the weekend. The social media post, according to Whitman’s principal, Robert Dodd, included a picture of the two students wearing blackface; the caption for the post included the n-word. “This incident […]

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April 23, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Kephart Reveals Why He Kept Cancer Diagnosis Quiet

Kreg Kephart spent more than three decades roaming the sidelines as a football coach and teaching social studies at Gaithersburg High School. He was one of the last of the “old guard” football coaches in Montgomery County. Two weeks ago he suddenly announced his retirement. It was only days later that he revealed to MCM […]

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April 18, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Recently Retired Gaithersburg Football Coach Kephart Being Treated for Cancer

A week ago, longtime Gaithersburg High School head football coach Kreg Kephart announced that he was retiring after 36 years of coaching, 19 as head coach of the Trojans. The announcement was met was an outpouring of love and respect from many in the community whose lives he touched. Today, Kephart revealed to MCM that […]

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April 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Students Enter Equity Conversation

‘You Can’t Fix Racial Equity if You’re Going to Continue to Cater to Racists’ High school and middle school students came out to Gaithersburg High School Monday night to share their thoughts on racial equity and social justice policy. Students discussed in groups — large and small — how they’ve been affected by inequities at […]

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April 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Students Invited to Racial Equity Forum in Gaithersburg

Montgomery County students are invited to share their thoughts on the county’s initiatives to create a policy for stronger racial equity and social justice in the schools. Students interested can attend a meeting on Monday, April 8 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Gaithersburg High School’s Cafeteria; any student who attends can earn SSL hours. […]

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February 27, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Greg Wims

Black History Month: Montgomery Community Media Spotlights W. Gregory Wims

In honor of Black History Month, MCM is shining the light on some of Montgomery County’s most notable public figures, advocates, historians, and leaders who have driven change and provided representation for African Americans and minorities in our area. Today, we honor W. Gregory Wims, a former county and state NAACP president, the founder of […]

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