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October 12, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Football Coaches Request Flexibility for In-Person Conditioning

Montgomery County Public Schools Football Coaches Association is urging the Board of Education and County Executive Mark Elrich to allow more flexibility when it comes to in-person workouts. Twenty-four football coaches from different MCPS high schools signed off on a letter from the association to Elrich and the school board requesting the officials to “provide […]

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September 4, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPS Will Distribute Free Meals For Children Under 18 Again

Montgomery County Public Schools will again distribute free meals to all county children younger than 18 on Tuesday, Sept. 8. “We have received additional guidance from the state and have been cleared to return to our summer model of meal service where all children, youth and students can receive free meals,” said Gboyinde Onijala, MCPS […]

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January 28, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak and Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Taking No Chances With Coronavirus

Although there are no confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Maryland, Virginia or the District of Columbia, Montgomery County officials are taking no chances. The appropriate county officials have participated in several informational conference calls with the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta and the Maryland Department of Health to learn all they can, said […]

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January 17, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Parents Raise Concerns at MCPS Boundary Study Meeting

More than 250 people attended Montgomery County Public Schools’ boundary analysis meeting at Northwest High School in Germantown on Tuesday. The project, led by contractors from WXY Architecture, is currently in its initial phase, which consists of gathering public opinion. MCPS officials say the analysis is intended to examine the school system’s current boundaries and […]

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April 17, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Vape Pen Confiscated at Cabin John Middle School

A vape pen was confiscated at Cabin John Middle School in Potomac on Tuesday, according to police and officials with Montgomery County Public Schools. Cabin John Middle School is about a mile away from Churchill High School, where a student was hospitalized Tuesday for a medical emergency after ingesting “THC through a vaping device.” Gboyinde […]

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January 16, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talk #4: Jennifer Alvaro

The alleged sexual assault at Damascus High School shook parents, teachers, administrators and students themselves. We asked Jennifer Alvaro to join us in the Montgomery Community Media podcast booth to talk about the issues surrounding the incident. We believed some of the things Alvaro said deserved a response from Montgomery County Public Schools. In an […]

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March 9, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Addresses Student Walkout on Gun Violence Planned for March 14

Students from Montgomery County Public Schools will join other school districts from across the region for a student march on Washington next Wednesday. According to tweets, students are marching down to Washington D.C. to remember the 17 people killed during a school shooting in Parkland, Florida and to demand stricter gun control regulations. School administrators […]

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February 8, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS School Year Extended to June 13 Amid Weather Related Closings

The last day of school for Montgomery County Public School students has been extended to June 13 due to Wednesday’s school closing, making it the third weather-related closing this year. June 12 was the original date scheduled for students to finish up classes. Some parents criticized MCPS staff for cancelling classes because of the lack […]

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October 4, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Students Participate in Walk to School Day (PHOTOS)

More than 50 schools in the county’s public school system participated in International Walk to School Day Wednesday. Founded in 1997, International Walk to School Day was established to bring community leaders and children together to bring awareness for walkable communities. “We want the community to know that there are many benefits to walking to […]

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July 18, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Northwest High Community to Discuss Cell Antenna Proposal Tonight in Germantown

The Northwest High School community is meeting tonight to discuss a proposal to place a telecommunications antenna on the school’s roof. According to a notice on the NWHS PTSA page, representatives from Montgomery County Public Schools and T-Mobile will be providing more information about the cell antenna proposal. MCPS spokesperson Gboyinde Onijala said these types […]

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