Hallie Wells

September 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hallie Wells Educator Named Finalist for Maryland Teacher of the Year

Madeline Hanington, a staff development teacher at Hallie Wells Middle School in Clarksburg, is a finalist for the 2019-2020 Maryland Teacher of the Year Award. Hanington, named the 2019-2020 Montgomery County Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year in April at the annual Champions for Children celebration, is continuing to earn recognition as an educator, as […]

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May 6, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for May 6 in Montgomery County

Today is Monday, May 6. Rain less likely on Monday and Tuesday. Here’s the forecast. 1. Municipal Monday: Garrett Park holds its election, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Click here for details. Poolesville’s Town Council meets at 7 p.m. Here’s the agenda. Rockville’s Mayor and Council meets at 7 p.m. Here’s the agenda. Gaithersburg’s […]

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April 29, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for April 29 in Montgomery County

Today is Monday, April 29. Thunderstorms expected later in the week. Here’s the forecast. 1. Municipal Monday: Takoma Park has a budget work session starting at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave. Gaithersburg’s Mayor and Council meets at 7:30 p.m. in City Hall, 31 S Summit Ave., […]

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April 26, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Hallie Wells Educator Receives MCPS Teacher of the Year Award

An English teacher from Hallie Wells Middle School in Clarksburg, has been named the 2019-2020 Montgomery County Public Schools Teacher of the Year. Madeline Hanington, who has taught at the school since 2016, was awarded teacher of the year during the annual Champions for Children Awards Celebration on Thursday night at BlackRock Center for the […]

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March 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Announces Three Teacher of the Year Finalists

Montgomery County Public Schools announced its three finalists for the 2019–2020 MCPS Teacher of the Year Award by the Marian Greenblatt Education Fund: Maura Backenstoe from Burning Tree Elementary School, Madeline Hanington from Hallie Wells Middle School, and Teak Bassett from Clarksburg High School. Congratulations also to Brendan Kelly, instrumental music teacher at Albert Einstein High School, and […]

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March 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Magruder Student Serves as Councilmember for a Day

Chloe Appel, a sophomore at Col. Zadok Magruder High School in Derwood, served as an honorary Montgomery County Councilmember Tuesday. Appel is the third student to win Councilmember Craig Rice’s annual “Councilmember for a Day” contest. The contest calls for students to submit either a video or written essay reflecting on important policy issues facing young […]

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February 28, 2019 | Jasmine Boyd

High School Students’ Suicide Prevention PSA’s Will Air in Local Movie Theaters

Beginning in early March, local theaters will air BTheOne contest winners public service announcements videos highlighting suicide prevention efforts. The winning PSA’s will air at Regal and AMC theaters in Montgomery County throughout the month of April as well. The two winning PSA’s were submitted by Northwood High School students Sophia Geiger, Rowan Arnold and […]

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December 11, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Middle School Rankings Based on Maryland Report Card Scores

Last week, every school in Montgomery County received a Maryland School Report Card, which serves as an education “accountability system” for Maryland’s public schools. The report cards measure test results, curriculum access, absenteeism rates, school climate, college and career readiness, and student growth. Schools receive three scores: Star Rating (based on point percentage). Percentile Rank (school’s performance compared […]

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March 22, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Board of Education Unanimously Names New Middle School After Former Clarksburg Resident (VIDEO)

UPDATED It’s official, the Montgomery County Board of Education (BOE) unanimously voted to name the new Clarksburg/Damascus Middle School after Hallie Wells on March 21. Find out more in this County Report This Week video. The BOE initially proposed four names; Alan Cheung, James Daugherty, Michael Doran, and Paul Vance. Wells’ name was added later […]

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June 17, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Plans for Clarksburg Park Center Around Carousel (Video)

The plans for the long-awaited Ovid Hazen Wells Recreational Park are underway and one thing is for sure – it will include a carousel. In this MyMCMedia Extra, County planners seek input from the community on what they’d like to see move into the Clarksburg area. A new 290-acre park is in the plans for […]

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