graduation

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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March 24, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Recommends Outdoor Graduations at Home High School Stadiums

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is recommending that senior graduation ceremonies be held outdoors at students’ home high school stadiums, officials said during a school board meeting Tuesday. MCPS considered three plans for high school graduation ceremonies in 2021, explained James Koutsos, Area Associate Superintendent of Teaching, Learning and Schools. Plan A is a traditional, […]

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June 15, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Students Sing Touching Tribute in Memory of Walter Johnson High School Teacher

During Walter Johnson High School’s virtual graduation last week, the school choirs performed a touching rendition of Bob Dylan’s “To Make You Feel My Love,” in memory of their teacher Jonathan Bos, who died six days after being critically injured in a car accident in March. Bos taught AP Literature and Composition, directed musicals and […]

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June 2, 2020 | Emma Shuster

MCPS Announces Virtual Graduation Ceremonies (See Full List Here)

COVID-19 has caused a disruption in many festivities, including graduation ceremonies. To honor their graduates, Montgomery County Public Schools will hold a virtual universal graduation on June 7 at 6 p.m. This ceremony can be viewed on MCPS-TV (Comcast 34, Verizon 36, RCN 89) and on NBC COZI TV (Broadcast Digital 4-2 and on Cable). […]

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May 28, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

New Grad Mobile Giving Students Graduation Experience During COVID-19

The Grad Mobile is giving high school and college seniors an actual graduation experience during the coronavirus pandemic. Grad Mobile creator Michael Rosman of Baltimore has made his rounds to neighborhoods throughout the state, including right here in Montgomery County. The experience comes with a decorated stage, a sound system, a podium, balloons, and much […]

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May 22, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Montgomery County High Schools Honor Their Seniors

COVID-19 caused a disruption in many festivities, including the senior year of high school students. Surely, 2020 vision did not see this coming. To make up for the disappointment, Montgomery County High Schools have found different ways to honor their 2020 graduates. “Sherwood High School will be recognizing our Seniors during the week of May […]

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May 20, 2020 | Michelle Queen

24 Montgomery County Students Earn National Merit Scholarships

24 Montgomery County students have earned National Merit Scholarships in the latest round of awards from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Awardees were selected from more than 15,000 students nationwide and were among 50 awardees chosen in Maryland. The awards provide recipients with a one-time award of $2,500 for college tuition. The winners and their […]

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May 10, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPS Announces Virtual Graduation for Class of 2020

Montgomery County Public Schools will host a universal virtual graduation for the entire Class of 2020 in early June, it announced Sunday. MCPS also plans to hold in-person graduation celebrations once large groups are permitted to gather. Meanwhile, starting on May 14 and continuing through May 22, MCPS’ social media posts will be filed with […]

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May 6, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Public Schools to Stay Closed Remainder of Academic Year

Maryland Public Schools will remain closed for the remainder of the academic 2019-2020 school year. Online learning will continue and students will not return to campuses because of the coronavirus. The announcement was made Wednesday at a news conference with Gov. Larry Hogan and State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon. Salmon said, “After extensive discussions with […]

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April 27, 2020 | Grace Mottley

MCPS Shift to Focused Online Instruction, Pass/Incomplete Grading

In a letter sent to MCPS students on Sunday, Jack R. Smith, the superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools outlined plans for moving forward virtually during the COVID-19 crisis. MCPS shifted learning online after schools were closed until May 15. Teachers and students will move into the next phase of MCPS’ “Continuity of Learning Plan.” […]

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