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October 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Amy Tan Receives Award at F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival

Amy Tan won the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Achievement in American Literature at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival at Glenview Mansion in Rockville on Saturday. Tan is the 24th to be honored at the festival. During the festival, Tan was interviewed by her friend and fellow writer, Mark Childress. Childress told MyMCMedia that […]

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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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July 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Kennedy Student Sworn in as New Student Member of the Board

Nate Tinbite was sworn in as the 42nd Montgomery County Student Member of the Board (SMOB) of Education on Tuesday. Tinbite, a rising senior at John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring, was elected by Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) middle and high school students to serve on the school board for a one-year […]

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July 9, 2019 | Ben Palmer

County Residents Give Input on Desired Qualities for Next Police Chief

As County Executive Mark Elrich looks for the next police chief, he has released a survey asking residents what they want to see from Tom Manger’s successor, and the results were released last month. According to the county government, the survey generated 1,028 responses, which were taken into consideration along with 95 responses made at […]

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June 17, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MoCo’s Got Talent Student Winners Announced

More than 160 students participated in the MoCo’s Got Talent finals Sunday, June 9th at The Fillmore. The annual talent show features middle and high school students in the visual and performing arts. Congratulations to the five first-place winners including vocalist Jeanne Lubika, the band Karousel, dancer Ankit Guliani, artist Mya Simpson, and artist Larisa […]

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May 3, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCPS Graduation Season Starts May 24

More than 10,000 Montgomery County Public Schools students will receive high school diplomas in commencement ceremonies this year. The high school commencement season is set to begin Friday, May 24, and will end Thursday, June 13.  Sixteen graduation ceremonies will be held at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington D.C. Those ceremonies can be viewed live on […]

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May 1, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Tinbite Elected Student Member of School Board

Nate Tinbite, a Kennedy High School junior, won election as the new student member of the board. “After seeing the margin of the victory, I’m just overwhelmed an humbled,” Tinbite said Wednesday. Tinbite received 74 percent; his opponent Zoe Tishaev, a Clarksburg High junior, received 26 percent. “The students got my message. They got it […]

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April 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Community Members Divided Over Montgomery School Boundary Analysis

More than 100 Community Members Offer Feedback on School Boundaries at Kennedy High School Montgomery County Public Schools’ second boundary assessment community conversation at John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring brought out students activists, parents, and teachers. Derek Turner, a spokesperson for MCPS, estimates that between 65 to 70 people attended the first […]

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April 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for April 10 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, April 10. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Boundary Assessment Community Conversation: Montgomery County Public Schools is hosting another Boundary Assessment Community Conversation from 7 to 9 p.m. at John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring. This conversation is an opportunity for people to provide input about a […]

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April 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

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MCPS Hosts Boundary Assessment Community Conversations

Montgomery County Public Schools is hosting four community conversations to seek input about a systemwide school boundary analysis. The school board requested that MCPS’s superintendent use “external consultants to conduct an in-depth review an analysis of how existing school and cluster boundaries support or hinder the effective use of school facilities in MCPS.” The conversations […]

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