Monifa McKnight

July 15, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

10 Takeaways from MCPS’ Online Discussion About Its Recovery Plan

On Wednesday, Montgomery County Public Schools’ leadership team held a virtual conversation about about its coronavirus recovery plan for the upcoming academic year. On Saturday, MCPS released a 21-page report called “MCPS Fall 2020: Reimagine, Reopen, Recover,” detailing how its schools may operate in the fall. The report is subject to changes depending on the […]

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April 21, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Board of Education Discusses Phase II of Online Learning

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) began Phase II of its continuity of learning plan on Monday.  Monday marked the first day of the fourth quarter. Phase I of learning was from March 30 to April 17. Phase II ends on May 15, which is the day Gov. Larry Hogan extended statewide public school closures to […]

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March 23, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Awaiting Guidance from State on School Closures

The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Board of Education is awaiting guidance from state officials about whether to extend the current school closures, Deputy Superintendent Monifa McKnight said during a board meeting Monday.    McKnight said MCPS is planning for an extension just in case COVID-19 circumstances require it. MCPS is designing plans for remote […]

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March 20, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for March 20 in Montgomery County

Cloudy early with a high temperature of 78 degrees and isolated showers or thunderstorms in the afternoon, check out the weather forecast. Here are five things to know for March 20 in Montgomery County: 1. Coronavirus Latest: Click here to see the latest coronavirus news updates in Montgomery County. 2. Walter Johnson High School Fundraiser:  […]

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March 13, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for March 13 in Montgomery County

Cloudy early with a high temperature of 71 degrees, check out the weather forecast. Here’s your Friday the 13th edition of the five things you need to know in Montgomery County: 1. Maryland Public Health Emergency:   Gov. Larry Hogan announced sweeping changes in response to the state’s first case of the coronavirus spreading within the community […]

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March 10, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Deputy Superintendent Warns of False Social Media Posts About Coronavirus

Montgomery County Public Schools Deputy Superintendent Monifa McKnight warned the school community about false social media posts circulating regarding the coronavirus cases in Montgomery County. McKnight spoke at the MCPS Board of Education meeting Tuesday about the school system’s response regarding the coronavirus. She said the school system is working closely with the Montgomery County […]

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July 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

New School Board Appointments Include Damascus Principal

The Montgomery County Board of Education made new Montgomery County Public Schools leadership appointments, including confirming Kevin Yates as the new principal of Damascus High School. Yates, who was previously the principal intern at Julius West Middle School, started serving as the acting principal of Damascus on May 13. He was immediately appointed to the […]

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March 4, 2015 | Staff Writer

Ridgeview Principal Earns Maryland Middle School Principal of the Year Title (VIDEO)

Monifa McKnight, principal of Ridgeview Middle School, has been named the Maryland Middle School Principal of the Year by the Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP). Scott Pfeifer, executive director of MASSP, presented the award at a surprise event at the school on Feb. 26. MCPS shares this video of McKinght hearing the news. […]

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