Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS)

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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May 17, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Launches ‘Take Your Shot’ Video Contest for Middle and High Schoolers

Montgomery County middle and high schoolers can enter the county’s “Take Your Shot” video contest to encourage young people to discuss the importance of getting COVID-19 vaccinated. According to a county release, students in public schools, private schools and those who are homeschooled can submit 30-45 second video public service announcements (PSAs) addressing one of […]

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May 12, 2021 | Molly Castle Work

Students Feel Unsafe and Anxious With Police in Schools

When Kyson Taylor, a junior at Rockville’s Richard Montgomery High School, winds the same path to his psychology class every day, he can feel the eyes following his movements. Despite having few direct interactions with his school resource officer — the police officer assigned to monitor Richard Montgomery — the man watched him intensely every […]

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April 29, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School Educator Named MCPS Teacher of the Year

Joseph Bostic, Jr., the math content specialist and eighth-grade team leader at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School in Germantown, is the Montgomery County Public Schools’ (MCPS) 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year. “Thank you to MCPS for believing in a young man from a small town in Georgia,” Bostic said after he was announced the […]

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April 29, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Teacher Brings Music Videos with Students to Life as In-Person Learning Resumes 

Michael Doggett began recording hip hop and rap songs with help from his Hallie Wells Middle School students last year, when all Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students were learning virtually. Doggett, who teaches contemporary communications for all grade levels at the Clarksburg school, is keeping up with the videos in-person as school buildings reopen. […]

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April 21, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Less Than 1% of Students Waitlisted for In-Person Learning, MCPS Superintendent Smith Says

As of April 12, 42% of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) have no waitlist for returning to in-person learning, Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith said during a school board meeting Tuesday. Smith said another 38% of schools have a waitlist of nine or fewer students. “And that means some of them have come into the waitlist […]

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April 19, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Albornoz: MCPS ha Recibido a unos 70 Menores no Acompañados en las Últimas Semanas

Durante las últimas semanas, las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) han recibido alrededor de 70 estudiantes que MCPS cree que son menores no acompañados, dijo el vicepresidente del concejo, Gabe Albornoz, a los periodistas durante una conferencia de prensa del concejo, el lunes. Albornoz señaló que se enteró durante una reunión esa mañana […]

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