June 15, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Kennedy High School Graduates Share What They Learned from Pandemic

Graduation season is wrapping up for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). John F. Kennedy High School seniors in Silver Spring were grateful to have an in-person ceremony; the class of 2020 held virtual graduations due to COVID-19 precautions. As high schoolers graduating during a pandemic, these Kennedy seniors said they have learned some lessons from […]

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June 9, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘We Did It And We’re Stronger’: Northwest Seniors Proud to Graduate Amidst Pandemic 

The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Class of 2021 is graduating this month after more than a year of learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. At Northwest High School in Germantown, seniors are excited and proud to graduate after two school years unlike any other.

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April 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Approves Limited Capacity for School Graduations, Other Guidance for Ceremonies

The Montgomery County Council voted unanimously Tuesday to limit school graduation ceremonies to 50% of venue capacity for outdoor ceremonies; capacity is limited to 25% for indoor ceremonies or 250 people, whichever is fewer people. Read the regulation detailing new graduation guidance.  Schools that want to have an indoor graduation must obtain a letter of […]

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May 22, 2015 | Krista Brick

Good Counsel Names First Honorary Graduate (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

For the first time Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney has named someone an Honorary Graduate. Tom Kolar, who has dedicated the past 50 years to the school, was awarded a school ring and a diploma recently, according to Stephanie Wilson, the school’s director of marketing. Kolar is a teacher at the […]

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May 14, 2015 | Staff Writer

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MCPS to Graduate 10,000 Students

More than 10,000 Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students are expected to receive their diplomas during commencement ceremonies that begin May 22 and continue through June 17. The ceremonies will include a wide array of commencement speakers, including local, state and national political leaders, educators, musicians and others representing a variety of professions and interests. […]

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May 6, 2015 | Krista Brick

photo Universities at Shady Grove

USG To Celebrate Record Number of Graduates

A record number of students from the The Universities at Shady Grove’s nine participating universities graduated this year and will be honored at a celebration Thursday. The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) – a University System of Maryland campus in Montgomery County that offers students more than 80 degree programs from nine different state universities […]

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