Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS)

July 2, 2020 | Tori Bergel

MCPS Superintendent Writes Letter Addressing Allegations of School Sexual Assault

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith sent out a letter Wednesday addressing recent allegations of sexual assault and harassment within the county’s schools. The letter, directed at parents, students and MCPS faculty, was the second sent by Smith in the past week. In it, he talks about procedures already in place through MCPS […]

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June 29, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPS Free Meals Program Will Continue Through the Summer

Montgomery County Public School will provide breakfasts and lunches at almost 100 locations beginning July 6. The meals are free to all Montgomery County children and MCPS students. The meals can be picked up at more than 60 MCPS sites and 30 community-based programs four days a week. They will not be available for pickup […]

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June 13, 2020 | Staff Writer

Racist Graffiti at Whitman High Being Investigated

Racist graffiti was found Saturday morning on the grounds of Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda. According to school principal Robert Dodd, the n-word and a drawing of a noose were found spray painted on the campus. Police are investigating. This is not the first occurrence of racist graffiti at the Bethesda school. A similar occurrence […]

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June 2, 2020 | Emma Shuster

MCPS Announces Virtual Graduation Ceremonies (See Full List Here)

COVID-19 has caused a disruption in many festivities, including graduation ceremonies. To honor their graduates, Montgomery County Public Schools will hold a virtual universal graduation on June 7 at 6 p.m. This ceremony can be viewed on MCPS-TV (Comcast 34, Verizon 36, RCN 89) and on NBC COZI TV (Broadcast Digital 4-2 and on Cable). […]

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May 28, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Sligo Middle School Educator Wins MCPS Teacher of the Year

Every morning — in the days before online learning — when students walked through the doors of Sligo Middle School in Silver Spring, they were greeted by Inge Chichester, a Montgomery County Public Schools teacher of 19 years. “Good morning family! Today is ‘Thankful Thursday’! Thank you for coming to school today Stallions!” Chichester would […]

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May 22, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

SMOB-Elect Nick Asante Will Focus on Inequality

As the newly-elected Student Member of the Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education, Nicholas Asante wants every student who needs one to receive a Chromebook at the start of the new school year. More than 65,000 students got Chromebooks this summer when the schools closed due to the global pandemic. To Asante, that demonstrates […]

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May 6, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Public Schools to Stay Closed Remainder of Academic Year

Maryland Public Schools will remain closed for the remainder of the academic 2019-2020 school year. Online learning will continue and students will not return to campuses because of the coronavirus. The announcement was made Wednesday at a news conference with Gov. Larry Hogan and State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon. Salmon said, “After extensive discussions with […]

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April 29, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Watch: MCPS to Hold Town Hall on Remote Learning on April 29

Montgomery County Public Schools is holding a town hall at 6 p.m. on April 29 to discuss the second phase of their “Continuity of Learning” plan for distance learning. Staff will address the ways they plan to provide education to students remotely, and will address a variety of student needs. Montgomery County schools are closed […]

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April 28, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Superintendent: Sports Canceled For Remainder of School Year

Maryland Superintendent Karen Salmon announced “the cancellation of all athletic events [and] sports for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.” Salmon made the announcement at a State Board of Education meeting Tuesday afternoon. “This also includes the remainder of the 2020 Boys and Girls Basketball State Championships and all spring sports, as well as […]

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April 17, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Public Schools to Continue Online Learning Through May 15

Maryland State Superintendent Karen Salmon announced during a news conference with Gov. Larry Hogan that Maryland public schools will continue to remain closed through May 15. Therefore, all Maryland public schools will proceed with online learning and students will not return to their school buildings during this time frame. The decision was made to continue […]

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