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February 27, 2021 | Halle Grossett

MCPS Fall Sports Athletes and Coaches Back in Action

MCPS says “play ball”. As part of the Return to R.A.I.S.E strategic plan, MCPS sports resume on Saturday. As schools plan to reopen, MCPS has allowed school sports to prepare for their fall semester seasons. The Return to R.A.I.S.E plan is a reimagined framework that outlines the safe return of MCPS athletics due to COVID-19. The plan […]

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February 17, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Choose Respect Montgomery Promotes Domestic Violence Awareness Video Contest

The 12th annual Choose Respect Montgomery video contest is now accepting submissions from middle and high school students. The contest challenges students to create a 60-second public service announcement (PSA) video to promote awareness of dating abuse and domestic violence among teens. Students in grades six through 12 are eligible to participate in the contest […]

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February 2, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Comedian Lewis Black Will Rant About His Career for MCPS Students Feb. 3

Comedian Lewis Black, a Silver Spring native and Springbrook High School graduate (Class of 1966), will headline Montgomery County Public School’s “Let’s Talk Careers” program Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Black, known for his angry rants and appearances on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah as well as being the voice of […]

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October 19, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Police: Former Wootton Football Coach Sexually Assaulted Players, Asked for Explicit Photos

Additional charging details allege that former Wootton High School football coach Christopher Papadopoulos inappropriately touched student players and pressured one for explicit photos. Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) detectives charged Papadopoulos, 26, of Gaithersburg with two counts of sexual abuse of a minor and four counts of fourth degree sexual offense, according to online case […]

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October 13, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Ex-entrenador de Fútbol Americano de Wootton High School Acusado de Abuso Sexual

Un ex entrenador de fútbol de Wootton High School fue arrestado el lunes y acusado de abuso sexual de dos jugadores estudiantes. Los detectives del Departamento de Policía del Condado de Montgomery (MCPD) acusaron a Christopher Papadopoulos, de 26 años, de Gaithersburg de dos cargos de abuso sexual de un menor y cuatro cargos de […]

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October 13, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Former Wootton High School Football Coach Charged With Sexual Abuse of Two Players

A former Wootton High School football coach was arrested Monday and charged with sexual abuse of two student players. Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) detectives charged Christopher Papadopoulos, 26, of Gaithersburg with two counts of sexual abuse of a minor and four counts of fourth degree sexual offense, according to online case records. Papadopoulos was […]

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September 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

State Athletic Association Details Second Semester Plan for High School Sports

The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) released its “Roadmap for Return to Interscholastic Athletics and Extracurricular Activities” on Friday detailing a two-semester plan for high school sports.  The MPSSAA decided that during the second semester, which begins Feb. 1, 2021 and ends June 19, competitions will be allowed and seasons will operate on […]

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June 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Blair High School Principal Acknowledges Social Media Posts About Sexual Assaults

Montgomery Blair High School Principal Renay Johnson sent a message Sunday to the Blair community about recent sexual harassment and assault allegations from students.  Allegations from students across Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) are being made anonymously on Instagram, on accounts dedicated to sharing and spreading awareness about the ongoing sexual harassment and assaults of […]

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June 8, 2020 | Alex Argiris

MCPS Virtual Ceremony Honors Graduating Seniors With Celebrity Speakers

Montgomery County Public Schools hosted a star-studded virtual ceremony Sunday night for over 12,000 graduating seniors across the county. The virtual graduation comes amid a period of academic uncertainty, as seniors lost their final months of high school to the coronavirus pandemic. Graduates also face an unpredictable fall, as colleges throughout the country decide whether […]

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March 30, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Student-Run Program Helps Seniors With College Choice During Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly changed how people live their daily lives. Countless businesses and events have been cancelled. Working from home has become the norm and terms like “flatten the curve” and “social distancing” have become commonplace in daily conversations. For many high school students, this is the time of year for making college […]

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