Montgomery County Public School

April 18, 2019 | Staff Writer

Wilson Wims Elementary Principal Awarded for Supporting Library Media Program

Montgomery County Public Schools has announced that Sean McGee, principal of Wilson Wims Elementary School in Clarksburg, won the Nancy C. Walker Award for Outstanding Support to a Library Media Program for the 2018-2019 school year. Montgomery County Educational Media Specialists Association gives the award annually “to highlight the role of administrative leaders in supporting […]

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April 17, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Vape Pen Confiscated at Cabin John Middle School

A vape pen was confiscated at Cabin John Middle School in Potomac on Tuesday, according to police and officials with Montgomery County Public Schools. Cabin John Middle School is about a mile away from Churchill High School, where a student was hospitalized Tuesday for a medical emergency after ingesting “THC through a vaping device.” Gboyinde […]

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April 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Churchill Student Hospitalized After Vaping THC

A student at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac was hospitalized Tuesday after ingesting “THC through a vaping device,” according to a letter emailed home from Principal Brandice Heckert. The National Institute of Drug Abuse says that “[t]he main psychoactive (mind-altering) chemical in marijuana, responsible for most of the intoxicating effects that people seek, is […]

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April 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Caps Street Hockey Equipment Debuts at College Gardens Elementary

College Gardens Elementary School is the first Montgomery County public school to test out the new Washington Capitals street hockey gear. MCPS announced Monday morning that they’re partnering with the Washington Capitals to introduce street hockey to more students. All public elementary and middle schools in Montgomery County will soon have street hockey equipment — […]

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April 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Community Members Divided Over Montgomery School Boundary Analysis

More than 100 Community Members Offer Feedback on School Boundaries at Kennedy High School Montgomery County Public Schools’ second boundary assessment community conversation at John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring brought out students activists, parents, and teachers. Derek Turner, a spokesperson for MCPS, estimates that between 65 to 70 people attended the first […]

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April 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

B-CC High School Seniors Start National Conversation About Masculinity

The Bethesda Chevy Chase female students who were “rated” by their male classmates have started a national conversation about toxic masculinity. Last week, The Washington Post published a profile about the student leaders who are speaking out about how they were affected by the list, which rated 18 girls in B-CC’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. […]

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March 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

First Responders Honored for Response to Armed Clarksburg Student, Silver Spring Fire

Montgomery County first responders were honored for acts of bravery at the 45th Annual Public Safety Award Luncheon. MCM’s Deirdre Byrne spoke with Montgomery County Police Officer Troy Melott and Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services Capt. Chase Fabrizio about being honored: Melott was honored for peacefully responding to an armed Clarksburg High School student; […]

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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 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Announces Three Teacher of the Year Finalists

Montgomery County Public Schools announced its three finalists for the 2019–2020 MCPS Teacher of the Year Award by the Marian Greenblatt Education Fund: Maura Backenstoe from Burning Tree Elementary School, Madeline Hanington from Hallie Wells Middle School, and Teak Bassett from Clarksburg High School. Congratulations also to Brendan Kelly, instrumental music teacher at Albert Einstein High School, and […]

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March 7, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Student Leaders at Richard Montgomery Meet Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Students involved in Richard Montgomery High School’s Jaguar Scholars Leadership Program see John Lewis as a rockstar. Because of history teacher Jerome Price, 25 freshmen leaders met with Rep. Lewis for about an hour and a half on Wednesday (they only expected to speak with him for a half hour!). What an honor! @MCPS Richard Montgomery […]

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