middle school

February 24, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Some MCPS Middle School Staff Will be Trained in Restorative Justice

Montgomery County Councilmembers unanimously approved Feb. 23 spending $750,000 to train middle school teachers and staff in restorative justice with the goal of reducing disproportionate discipline and arrests. Councilmembers Will Jawando and Hans Riemer want to oust Student Resource Officers out of Montgomery County Public Schools. While this training won’t accomplish that, it is also […]

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February 17, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Choose Respect Montgomery Promotes Domestic Violence Awareness Video Contest

The 12th annual Choose Respect Montgomery video contest is now accepting submissions from middle and high school students. The contest challenges students to create a 60-second public service announcement (PSA) video to promote awareness of dating abuse and domestic violence among teens. Students in grades six through 12 are eligible to participate in the contest […]

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February 2, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Comedian Lewis Black Will Rant About His Career for MCPS Students Feb. 3

Comedian Lewis Black, a Silver Spring native and Springbrook High School graduate (Class of 1966), will headline Montgomery County Public School’s “Let’s Talk Careers” program Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Black, known for his angry rants and appearances on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah as well as being the voice of […]

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September 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

State Athletic Association Details Second Semester Plan for High School Sports

The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) released its “Roadmap for Return to Interscholastic Athletics and Extracurricular Activities” on Friday detailing a two-semester plan for high school sports.  The MPSSAA decided that during the second semester, which begins Feb. 1, 2021 and ends June 19, competitions will be allowed and seasons will operate on […]

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May 11, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Chance the Rapper Honors Montgomery County Teacher on Instagram

Chance the Rapper awarded a Hallie Wells Middle School teacher $30,000 during his Instagram Live Twilight Awards, which recognizes teachers who engage students in unique ways.  Michael Doggett is an English teacher at Hallie Wells. His “Hey Students” raps on YouTube help him connect with students while they learn from home. Doggett spoke with MyMCMedia […]

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September 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando Talks School Security and Safety Measures

Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando spoke to MyMCMedia about new school safety and security measures in place on Tuesday at Shady Grove Middle School. Jawando noted that this is the first year that all of Montgomery County Public Schools’ buses are equipped with cameras to improve pedestrian safety in the county. Also, Jawando said Montgomery […]

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September 3, 2019 | Staff Writer

Academic Year Kicks off at Rosa Parks Middle School

Rosa Parks Middle School students were excited to return to the classroom after summer vacation. Check out these photos of Rosa Parks students arriving at school in Olney on Tuesday morning.

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May 28, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

MCPS Schools Recognized for Sustainable Practices, Environmental Curriculum

Maryland Green Schools Awards were recently presented to Redland, Roberto Clemente and Rosa Parks middle schools. This award signifies a commitment to education practices that work to increase environmental awareness for students in prekindergarten through 12th grade. Schools earn this award by integrating sustainable practices and environmental education curriculum, as well as professional development and […]

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April 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Sidwell Friends Fifth-Grader Dies in Sri Lanka Bombings

A fifth-grade student who attended Sidwell Friends School was killed in the Sri Lanka bombings on Sunday, according to school officials. WJLA was first to publish the letter Mamadou Guèye, principal of Sidwell Friends’ upper school, emailed home to middle school parents. In the email, Guèye confirmed Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa died in the Easter […]

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January 31, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Poolesville High, Eastern Middle Students Honored at Maryland State House

The Maryland State House honored 10 high school and middle school students from Poolesville High School and Eastern Middle School on Monday. The students were recognized for awards and honors they received at the 2018 National History Day competition in June 2018. Last year, over 3,000 students from around the world competed in the academic competition […]

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