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September 18, 2019 | Michelle Queen

More than 800 Students Still Without Necessary Vaccinations

More than 800 Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students are not compliant with Maryland immunization requirements and may be excluded from school starting Monday, Sept. 23. Maryland school students must show proof of one Tdap (Tetanus-diphtheria-attenuated pertussis) and one meningococcal (MCV4) vaccination. Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services spokesperson Mary Anderson said 834 […]

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September 10, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Over a Thousand MCPS Students Still Need Vaccinations; Deadline is Sept. 23

About 1,100 MCPS students in 7th through 12th grades are not compliant with Maryland immunization requirements. All Maryland school students in the 7th through 12th grades must show proof of one Tdap (Tetanus-diphtheria-attenuated pertussis) and one meningococcal (MCV4) vaccination. Those students who do not provide proof will be excluded from attending school starting September 23. […]

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July 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

New School Board Appointments Include Damascus Principal

The Montgomery County Board of Education made new Montgomery County Public Schools leadership appointments, including confirming Kevin Yates as the new principal of Damascus High School. Yates, who was previously the principal intern at Julius West Middle School, started serving as the acting principal of Damascus on May 13. He was immediately appointed to the […]

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March 7, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Student Leaders at Richard Montgomery Meet Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Students involved in Richard Montgomery High School’s Jaguar Scholars Leadership Program see John Lewis as a rockstar. Because of history teacher Jerome Price, 25 freshmen leaders met with Rep. Lewis for about an hour and a half on Wednesday (they only expected to speak with him for a half hour!). What an honor! @MCPS Richard Montgomery […]

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December 11, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Middle School Rankings Based on Maryland Report Card Scores

Last week, every school in Montgomery County received a Maryland School Report Card, which serves as an education “accountability system” for Maryland’s public schools. The report cards measure test results, curriculum access, absenteeism rates, school climate, college and career readiness, and student growth. Schools receive three scores: Star Rating (based on point percentage). Percentile Rank (school’s performance compared […]

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August 29, 2016 | Staff Writer

Back to School Captured in Photos

The first day of school in our county started early as the buses left the depots to transport students. Here are photos from around the county:

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August 28, 2015 | Aline Barros

Police and School Officials Stress Back-To-School Safety (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Police Department and Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials held a news conference on Friday afternoon to stress back-to-school safety. More than 156,000 students head back to class on Aug. 31. Police Chief Thomas Manger said approximately 160 crossing guards will be deployed to help students cross the street safely. MCPS Interim Superintendent […]

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August 24, 2015 | Cindy Peña

Middle School Creative Writers Celebrate Diversity (Photo)

Friends of the Library, Montgomery County are recruiting schools to participate in the 2015-2016 MOSAIC middle school student writing contest.  The first teacher info session is scheduled for October 6. Last year’s winners were announced over the summer.  Celebrating heritage and cultural differences, Montgomery County middle school students were honored for their award winning poems, […]

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January 24, 2014 | Staff Writer

Students Visit Council Building to Foster Mentoring (Video)

About 50 students visited the Montgomery County Council building recently as part of the county’s mentoring program. Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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November 19, 2013 | Staff Writer

BOE Approves $1.74 Billion for Capital Improvements

The Montgomery County Board of Education unanimously approved a new six-year Capital Improvements Program (CIP) request for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) on Nov. 18, that addresses overcrowding caused by years of dramatic enrollment growth. The Board’s six-year request of $1.74 billion includes 14 new classroom addition projects and keeps on schedule many other projects […]

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