September 17, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Arcola Teacher on Virtual Learning: ‘You Wish You Could Give Them a Hug’

“This is just something that was thrust upon us, and we are doing the best we can,” said Arcola Elementary School kindergarten teacher Margaret Norris about her experiences with virtual learning. Despite the technology glitches and remembering to take herself off mute, Norris said she believes her students are learning and still getting the chance […]

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September 9, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Silver Spring Teacher Interviewed by CNN for Helping to Feed Her Students

Margaret Norris, a kindergarten teacher at Arcola Elementary School in Wheaton, realized when Montgomery County Public Schools closed in March because of the global pandemic that her students and their families would have trouble paying for their meals. Arcola is a Title 1 school, meaning it receives federal funds to help low-income students succeed. There […]

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July 2, 2020 | Aiesha Solomon

MCPL Hosting Virtual Dry Ice Adventure Event for Children

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will be hosting a virtual fantasy and adventure event with dry ice effects called “Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress” on Wednesday, July 8 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. This is a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) event created for Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Elementary age children. “A long […]

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February 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

Councilmembers Discuss Ways to Advance Universal Pre-K in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Councilmembers recently heard from New York City officials about a successful Universal Pre-K program that was implemented there. Councilmembers say it is their goal to implement Pre-K for all four-year-old children, and they are looking for the best way to advance this possibility in Montgomery County. Susan Kenedy reports:

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April 4, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, April 4, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, April 4, in Montgomery County: 1. Kindergarten orientation begins this week at Rolling Terrace Elementary School in Takoma Park. For a list of upcoming kindergarten orientation sessions at other elementary schools, visit the Montgomery County Public Schools district’s website, here. 2. Are you over 50 and looking for […]

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April 3, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Kindergarten Orientation Begins This Month at Area Schools

Kindergarten orientation takes place at local elementary schools beginning on Monday, April 4 in Montgomery County. Rolling Terrace Elementary School is hosting its orientation sessions on April 4-6 in Takoma Park. To find out the kindergarten orientation schedule for your local school, visit the Montgomery County Public Schools website, here. These orientation sessions are designed […]

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November 18, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Troy Turner Braces for Another Birthday Without His Missing Children

UPDATED Troy Turner is bracing for Friday. That’s when his missing daughter, Sarah, turns five on Nov. 20th.  It will also be the second year in a row that he marks her birthday without her by his side. “That was one of the worst days of my life,” he said, recalling her 4th birthday last […]

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July 5, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery College Goes to Kindergarten (VIDEO)

Montgomery College recently hosted an event to give kindergarten students and their parents a head start when it comes to planning their educational future. MCTV reports. Visit our PEG partner MCTV10 (Montgomery College Television program schedule) to see more Montgomery College Television.

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February 3, 2015 | Elizabeth Ortega-Lohmeyer

Come Out and Play

There is lots of summer and spring fun around the corner via the county’s Recreation Department. Here’s a look.   Summer Fun Centers For ages 5-12: The Summer Fun Center program begins on June 22, 2014 and runs through July 31, 2014. Summer Fun Centers are one of the many Recreation gems you’ll discover this […]

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March 10, 2014 | Staff Writer

Prekindergarten Registration Now Underway

Registration has begun for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) prekindergarten and Head Start classes for the 2014-2015 school year. MCPS offers Prekindergarten and Head Start for income-eligible children who will be four years old by September 1, 2014, for the 2014-2015 school year. These programs provide comprehensive services including preschool education, health and social services, […]

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