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June 15, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Kennedy High School Graduates Share What They Learned from Pandemic

Graduation season is wrapping up for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). John F. Kennedy High School seniors in Silver Spring were grateful to have an in-person ceremony; the class of 2020 held virtual graduations due to COVID-19 precautions. As high schoolers graduating during a pandemic, these Kennedy seniors said they have learned some lessons from […]

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April 29, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Teacher Brings Music Videos with Students to Life as In-Person Learning Resumes 

Michael Doggett began recording hip hop and rap songs with help from his Hallie Wells Middle School students last year, when all Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students were learning virtually. Doggett, who teaches contemporary communications for all grade levels at the Clarksburg school, is keeping up with the videos in-person as school buildings reopen. […]

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April 21, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Less Than 1% of Students Waitlisted for In-Person Learning, MCPS Superintendent Smith Says

As of April 12, 42% of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) have no waitlist for returning to in-person learning, Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith said during a school board meeting Tuesday. Smith said another 38% of schools have a waitlist of nine or fewer students. “And that means some of them have come into the waitlist […]

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April 5, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Tuesday Will Be Virtual Learning Day for All MCPS Students 

Tuesday, the first day that Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students resume classes post-spring break, will be a virtual instruction day for all students. The recommendation was made “given the concerns raised about the immediate return in the building following spring break, when we know that families, our community members, our staff may travel,” said […]

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March 23, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS School Board Votes to Combine Last Two Reopening Phases 

In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Montgomery County Board of Education accelerated the phase-in plan when it comes to in-person learning by combining Phases 2.1 and 2.2.  Now, grades 7 and 10 will phase in by April 19, joining grades 8, 9 and 11. Originally, grades 7 and 10 were scheduled to return by April […]

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March 15, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Begins Broader Phase-In for In-Person Learning  

On Monday, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) began its broader student phase-in for in-person learning. MCPS launched its return to in-person learning on March 1, when students in specific special education and career technology programs returned to buildings. More students in specific programs and in grades K-3 returned Monday. MyMCM visited Seneca Valley High School […]

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March 11, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Dr. Monifa McKnight Approved as MCPS Acting Superintendent Effective June 

On Thursday, the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) school board unanimously approved Dr. Monifa McKnight, Deputy Superintendent, to become acting superintendent this summer. McKnight is the first Black woman to be named MCPS Superintendent for any amount of time, Spokesperson Gboyinde Onijala told MyMCM. Her new role is effective June 1, when current Superintendent Dr. […]

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February 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Recreation Returning to Outdoor, In-Person Programming

Montgomery County Recreation is returning to in-person programs on a limited basis. Beginning Feb. 16, there will be a limited number of indoor, instructor-led sports and fitness activities at four recreation centers. RecFit-Limited marks the first in-person programming offered since March 2020. RecFit -Limited will be offered evenings at Bauer Drive, Nancy H. Dacek North Potomac, Plum Gar and White […]

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January 22, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Concerned About State’s ‘Abrupt’ Change in Reopening Guidance

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) said it is deeply worried about Gov. Larry Hogan’s “abrupt” announcement urging all Maryland school districts to offer some form of in-person instruction by March 1. “While we appreciate the commitment to provide additional resources to assist local districts with reopening efforts, we are deeply concerned by the abrupt change […]

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December 3, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

School Board Postpones Vote on Final Reopening Plan

The Montgomery County Board of Education unanimously postponed its vote on a final school reopening plan until Dec. 15. The school board was scheduled to take final action on a phased return to in-person learning at a meeting Thursday. However, members said they want Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) to re-evaluate its health metrics and […]

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