June 14, 2021 | Maya Rosenberg

MCPS Sophomores Win First Prize In National Documentary Competition

Two Montgomery County high school students won first prize in C-SPAN’s annual national documentary competition, pocketing the $3,000 prize. Ida Chen, a sophomore at Winston Churchill High School, and Evelyn Shue, a sophomore at Richard Montgomery High School, won first prize for their documentary “High Stakes.” The documentary analyzed the recent history of standardized testing […]

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June 14, 2021 | Staff Writer

Three MCPS Staff Members Honored With Counselor Of The Year Awards

Three Montgomery County Public Schools staff members have been honored with the 2020–2021 Counselor of the Year awards. The trio – one each at the elementary, middle, and high school levels – was recognized at the June 10 Board of Education meeting. Three staff members have been honored with 2020–2021 Counselor of the Year awards. […]

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June 14, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Graduations, Summer Programs, and Fall Reopening Among Top Priorities for MCPS

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) are already in planning mode for the new school year come fall but, at the moment, in-person graduations and summer programs are their top priorities. “Right now, we are in a mode of celebrating the fact that our students are able to participate in graduations,” MCPS Acting Superintendent Dr. Monifa […]

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June 14, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Many Teachers ‘Burned Out,’ Reluctant to Teach Summer School

As a member of Montgomery County Education Association’s negotiating team, Dominique Parker worked with Montgomery County Public School officials to get summer school teachers a $200 a week bonus if they completed the semester. This was important, the Wootton High School English teacher said, because so many teachers are physically and emotionally burned out after […]

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June 14, 2021 | Staff Writer

MCPS: All Students Must Provide Immunization Records Before Start of School Year

Before the new school year starts, Montgomery County Public Schools says all students must have up-to-date immunization records. You can view the list of Maryland’s immunization requirements for children here. MCPS says parents can contact their doctor to make sure their child is appropriately immunized and submit a copy of the documentation to the Health […]

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June 11, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Acting Superintendent McKnight: ‘We Really Have to Focus on the Challenge of Reconnecting’

Dr. Monifa McKnight currently serves as the acting superintendent for Montgomery County Public Schools [MCPS] now that Dr. Jack Smith retired. Prior to this role, Dr. Mcknight was MCPS’ deputy superintendent. She also served as the Chief School Management and Instructional Leadership Officer for Howard County Public Schools. MyMCM spoke with McKnight about the transition […]

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June 10, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Has Received About 500 Virtual Academy Applications

As of Thursday, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has received about 500 applications for its 2021-2022 virtual academy, MCPS Director of Technology Integration and Support Dr. Kara Trenkamp shared during a school board meeting. The virtual learning academy for the 2021-2022 school year, called “Montgomery Virtual,” is a five-days-a-week program that will mirror the brick-and-mortar […]

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June 10, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Lluvias Previstas Retrasan un día las Graduaciones del Viernes

Cinco de las ceremonias de graduación de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery que originalmente estaban programadas para el viernes ahora se llevarán a cabo a las 10 a.m. el sábado 12 de junio debido al pronóstico del tiempo. Los estudiantes del último año de las escuelas secundarias James Hubert Blake, Richard Montgomery, Sherwood, […]

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June 9, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘We Did It And We’re Stronger’: Northwest Seniors Proud to Graduate Amidst Pandemic 

The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Class of 2021 is graduating this month after more than a year of learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. At Northwest High School in Germantown, seniors are excited and proud to graduate after two school years unlike any other.

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June 9, 2021 | Maya Rosenberg

MD Dept. of Education Offering Free Summer Meals For 18 And Younger

Starting this month, the Maryland State Department of Education (MDSE) will offer free meals this summer to youth 18 and younger through its Summer Food Service Program. According to Maryland Hunger Solutions, a nonprofit dedicated to ending hunger and food insecurity in Maryland, the program distributes “nutritious meals and snacks” to low-income children between June […]

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