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March 21, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Schools Seek $14.5 Million Restored to Budget Request

Superintendent Jack Smith and School Board President Shebra Evans called on the Montgomery County Council on Thursday to restore funding the school system sought in its fiscal 2020 budget request. They spoke at Smith’s monthly press briefing. County Executive Marc Elrich shaved $14.5 million from the Montgomery County Public Schools’ request. Elrich released his proposed […]

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March 21, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Registration Open for Summer Program for Students to Explore Careers

The Summer RISE program provides rising juniors and seniors enrolled in Montgomery County Public Schools the opportunity to interact with working professionals for three weeks in July to explore careers and professional training. The program is led by Montgomery County Public Schools in collaboration with local businesses, government agencies and non-profit organizations. The three-week, 60-hour […]

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March 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Bethesda-Chevy Chase Principal Responds to List Circulated ‘Rating’ Senior Girls

Last week, the principal of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High emailed parents about a list that ranked senior girls. Principal Donna Redmond Jones said in an email on March 9 that “the administrative team received a report that several students had created and circulated a list of approximately 18 senior girls’ first names with a ‘rating’ beside […]

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March 15, 2019 | Staff Writer

South Lake Elementary Principal Named Award of Excellence Winner

The principal of South Lake Elementary School, Celeste King is this year’s winner of the Dr. Edward Shirley Award for Excellence in Educational Administration and Supervision. According to the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) website, the award is given by the professional association of administrators and principals, known as Montgomery County Association of Administrators and […]

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March 15, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Wootton High School Auditorium Dedicated to Former Principal Michael Doran

Family and friends of Dr. Michael J. Doran gathered Feb. 28 at Wootton High to dedicate the school auditorium in his name. After serving as principal of the Rockville high school for 12 years, Doran passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 19, 2015. Family members spoke at the dedication. Doran’s son Sam noted that his father […]

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March 14, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Hundreds of Students March to Capitol Hill to Protest Gun Violence

Several hundreds of MCPS students participated in the Walkout Against Gun Violence on Thursday, including some from Montgomery Blair High School. “MOCO Students For Change”, a student-led movement against gun violence – helped organize the event.  From Blair, the students headed to the Silver Spring Metro Station. Although students from several MCPS schools participated, they […]

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March 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

Clarksburg Students Trek to D.C. for Gun Control Walkout

Clarksburg High School students missed a day of school to march to D.C. and advocate for stronger gun safety measures. MCM’s Doug Tallman spoke Clarksburg students about what legislation they’d like to see come out of this walkout. The students include Alexis Carter-Steward, a junior; Aamna Siddiqui, a senior; and Zoe Tishaev, a junior. Watch […]

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March 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

Student Walkout Against Gun Violence: The Story on Social Media

MCM’s reporter Jordan Lindsay is covering the student walkout against gun violence. Check out her videos and photos on social media from the event below. If you have any photos or videos from today’s march feel free to email them to Deirdre Byrne at dbyrne@mymcmedia.org. You can also tag us in your pictures on Facebook, […]

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March 14, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for March 14 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, March 14. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Planning Board Meets: The Planning Board agenda items include a preliminary plan for the redevelopment of the Westwood Shopping Center, among many other items. Watch the meeting live, here. 2. Student Protests: Students from the region are planning to walkout of school and march from the White […]

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March 13, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Preview of Thursday’s Student Walkout Against Gun Violence

On March 14, students from around the DMV plan to walk out of school and march from the White House to the walls of the Capitol. Student organizer for Montgomery County Students for Change, Dani Miller says this walkout is an effort to protest of the federal government’s lack of action on the deadly issue […]

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