Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS)

September 17, 2021 | Margaret Attridge

Damascus-Kennedy Football Games Canceled over COVID-19 Quarantines, Injuries

Saturday’s varsity and junior varsity football games between Damascus and John F. Kennedy High School has been canceled due to student-athlete quarantines and injuries at Kennedy, according to a tweet from Damascus High School Athletic Director Cliff Elgin. Both games, which were scheduled for Saturday, will not be made up and will be recorded as […]

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September 15, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Introduces Five-Point Plan to Enhance COVID-19 Response

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) updated its COVID-19 playbook with a new five-point plan, Interim Superintendent Dr. Monifa McKnight said during a virtual briefing in front of the county council Tuesday. McKnight designed the plan to enhance and strengthen COVID-19 measures and position MCPS to respond nimbly to the unexpected. The plan is as follows: […]

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September 14, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Updates Quarantine Guidelines 

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has updated its COVID-19 quarantine guidelines. To summarize, in most situations, close contacts of symptomatic students will no longer be required to quarantine unless that student tests positive for COVID-19 or had a known exposure to someone with the virus, said Heather Dublinske, MCPS Coordinator for Student Welfare and Compliance. […]

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August 26, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

High School Teacher Placed on Leave for Refusing MCPS Mask Requirement

A Paint Branch High School teacher was placed on paid administrative leave for one day after disobeying face mask requirements more than once at the school, according to a letter posted to the teacher’s Facebook page. Angela Harders announced she had been placed on administrative leave in a video Wednesday. According to the letter she […]

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August 18, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Quince Orchard High School Football Paused Due to COVID-19 Outbreak 

The Quince Orchard High School football program has been paused after six people who were last at the school Monday tested positive for COVID-19 . In a community message, Principal Elizabeth Thomas said the individuals tested positive on Tuesday. The cases involve the football team. Practices/activities have been halted “out of an abundance of caution” […]

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July 13, 2021 | Staff Writer

19 County Students Awarded College-Sponsored Scholarships

19 Montgomery County students have received college- and university-sponsored scholarships in the final round of awards from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced Monday. The winners were selected by the sponsoring college or univresity from amound the finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Progarm who will attend their instituion. These awards provide between $500 and […]

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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 10, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Expected Rains Push Friday’s Graduations Back One Day

Commencement ceremonies at five Montgomery County Public School graduations that originally were scheduled for Friday now will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 12 due to the forecast of inclement weather. Graduating seniors at James Hubert Blake, Richard Montgomery, Sherwood, Watkins Mill Hill and Walt Whitman high schools will have to wait one extra […]

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May 26, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Retiring MCPS Superintendent Smith to Students: ‘You Are The Hope For The Future’

As Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith nears his retirement, he reflected on his time in public education and with MCPS. In a video message to the MCPS community, he thanked students, staff, families and community members. “Please know that you will always have a special place in my heart and that […]

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May 17, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Names Committee Members for ‘Reimagining School Safety and Students’ Well-Being Initiative’

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich announced the 32 members of a new steering committee tasked with leading discussion and implementation of recommendations for reimagining safety and mental health supports in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and the county. Elrich launched the “Reimagining School Safety and Students’ Well-Being Initiative” during a press conference April 23. It’s […]

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