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May 17, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Launches ‘Take Your Shot’ Video Contest for Middle and High Schoolers

Montgomery County middle and high schoolers can enter the county’s “Take Your Shot” video contest to encourage young people to discuss the importance of getting COVID-19 vaccinated. According to a county release, students in public schools, private schools and those who are homeschooled can submit 30-45 second video public service announcements (PSAs) addressing one of […]

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April 20, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Concejo Aprueba Límite de Capacidad para las Graduaciones Escolares

El Concejo del Condado de Montgomery votó unánimemente el martes para limitar las ceremonias de graduación escolares al 50% de la capacidad, para ceremonias al aire libre; la capacidad está limitada al 25% para ceremonias en sitios cerrados o 250 personas, lo que sea menos personas. Lea el reglamento que detalla la nueva guía de […]

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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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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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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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