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May 16, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Concejal Jawando responde al reporte de MCPS sobre incidente en Damascus

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) anunciaron la tarde del martes, que su investigación interna sobre los incidentes, que tuvieron lugar el 31 de octubre en el vestuario de niños de la Escuela Secundaria Damascus, se completó.    Durante la conferencia de prensa, se anunciaron los siguientes pasos:   Se han tomado medidas disciplinarias, pero no se dieron […]

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May 15, 2019 | Staff Writer

Councilmember Jawando Responds to MCPS’ Report on Damascus Incidents

Late Tuesday afternoon, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) announced that their internal investigation into the horrific incidents that took place in the boy’s locker room at Damascus High School on October 31 was complete. Some of the next steps announced at the news conference: disciplinary action has been taken but no specifics were released the […]

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May 15, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for May 15 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, May 15. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County Council meets today at 9:30 a.m. Here’s a look at today’s agenda. 2. Peace Officers Memorial Day: Flags have been lowered to half staff today, in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day. 3. Senior Housing […]

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May 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS: Damascus Athletic Director, JV Coaching Staff Are Out

Montgomery County Public School Superintendent Jack Smith held a press conference Tuesday, where Smith answered questions about the letter mailed to the Damascus community detailing an update into MCPS’s internal investigation into the alleged locker room rapes. (Video courtesy of Facebook/Fox 5 DC) Athletic Director, JV Football Coach Out at Damascus MCPS is making major […]

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May 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

MCPS Puts Damascus Football Program on Probation

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jack Smith released a letter today that was sent to the Damascus High School community. The letter provides an update on MCPS’ internal investigation into the sexual assault charges resulting from an incident that occurred on October 31, 2018 in the boys’ locker room. The investigation is complete and […]

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May 14, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Competitive Robotics Team Promotes FIRST Program

These are the helix hackers! “We do First Lego League which is one of the components of [FIRST] which is For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology,” said Helix Hackers member, Prithvi Ram. The team designs, builds, and programs what they call a Lego Mindstorm Robot to compete at the regional, state, and world […]

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May 14, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: The MCPS Student Voice

As the 41st Student Member of the Board, Ananya Tadikonda, steps down from her MCPS position, she discusses some issues the new student board member will face and how she hopes student activism will move lawmakers in the future – on this episode of Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman. Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple […]

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May 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for May 14 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, May 14. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County Council meets today at 9:30 a.m. Here’s a look at today’s agenda. 2. Fenton Street Pepco Update: Pepco is installing underground transmission lines between the Takoma and Sligo Substations. There’s construction on portions of Fenton Street […]

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May 13, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for May 13 in Montgomery County

Today is Monday, May 13. Rain on Monday, clouds expected the rest of the week. Here’s the forecast. 1. Municipal Monday: Gaithersburg Mayor and Council holds an off-site work session starting at 7 p.m. at the Olde Town Youth Center, 301 Teachers Way. Rockville’s Mayor and Council meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 111 […]

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May 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

More Fallout at Damascus: Athletic Director Placed on Leave

Joe Doody, the athletic director at Damascus High School, was placed on administrative leave on Tuesday. In an email to Damascus coaches, the systemwide athletics director at Montgomery County Public Schools, Jeff Sullivan confirmed that the leave is due to the ongoing investigation into the supervision of the boys’ locker room on the afternoon of […]

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