high schools

August 29, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Here’s a Look at Freshmen Orientations at MCPS High Schools

Montgomery County Public Schools welcomed thousands of new freshmen students to its many high schools Thursday. Here’s a look at the many freshmen orientations across MCPS high schools. Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Freshmen getting to know one another—expanding their circles of friendship..working together..building connections—phenomenal @BCCLinkCrew pic.twitter.com/zgMUZo2oDx — Donna Redmond Jones (@BCCprin) August 29, 2019 Tons […]

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February 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Superintendent Says Schools Are Not ‘Desensitized’ to Hate

Jack Smith, the superintendent for Montgomery County Public Schools, addressed the recent acts of hate that have occurred in the high schools. Since December, there have been four known instances of hate at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, and Winston Churchill High School in Potomac. Richard Montgomery’s principal confirmed that in January, the school […]

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December 4, 2017 | Staff Writer

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MCPS Surveys and Staff Morale

Correction: The table with data has been removed. Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) surveys all staff at every school in the district each year. The results are posted on the MCPS website, here. The staff survey, titled Staff Climate Survey, asks staff to rate each question with strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree, or […]

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February 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

For the Love of Theatre (VIDEO)

Thespians and drama department students from 13 middle and high schools gathered this month at James Blake High School to hone their skills and share their talents at the sixth annual MCPS Theater Festival. MCPS-TV has the story, below:

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November 27, 2016 | Staff Writer

MCPS Students Perform at Latin Dance Competition at Strathmore

More than 200 Montgomery County Public Schools students recently competed in a Latin dance competition at the Music Center at Strathmore. MCPS-TV reports. GRACIAS @MCPS @mocoboe @strathmore @VisionaryEyeDrs @creativemoco @verizon @CarolTrawick @WashingtonHisp @TDBank_US @UrbanButcher @SunTrust pic.twitter.com/yJwqDK55C7 — AfterSchoolDanceFund (@Baila4Life) November 23, 2016

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August 10, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Back to School: County Council Member Craig Rice on Work Force Development

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students go back to class on Aug. 29. County Council member Craig Rice chairs the Council’s Education Committee, and he has recently met with Superintendent Jack Smith about the upcoming school year. During a recent interview at Northwest High School, Rice said one of the topics that the two local […]

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June 3, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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The Class of 2016 Graduates in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

Over 10,000 Montgomery County Public Schools students are graduating as part of the Class of 2016. MCPS-TV reports. Visit our PEG partner MCPS-TV to view more of its local programming.

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August 12, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Fall Sports Begin at MCPS (PHOTOS)

It was a beautiful day for the first official day of practices and tryouts for student athletes at Montgomery County public high schools on Aug. 12th. One of the big improvements for the MCPS athletics program this year is the full implementation of the certified athletic trainer (ATC) program at all 25 high schools. “The […]

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July 28, 2015 | Aline Barros

County Council Will Not Drain the Piney Branch Pool in Takoma Park

The Montgomery County Council approved $54 million budget cuts on July 28 for the county’s FY16 budget. County Executive Isiah Leggett had proposed $50 million in budget cuts, which included not funding programs for homeless veterans, child care initiatives, fire and rescue operations, and others. The Piney Branch Pool was among the facilities that Leggett […]

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July 17, 2015 | Aline Barros

Takoma Park Residents Express Concern Over Possible Pool Closing (VIDEO)

The Piney Branch Pool in Takoma Park faces closure due to lack of funding, but residents are coming together to save the pool. Many of the people who use this pool said they do not know what they will do if the facility closes. The pool, according to residents, is a place to learn water […]

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