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June 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

Headlines from the 2018-2019 School Year

With today being the last day of school for Montgomery County Public Schools students, MyMCMedia looks back at the headlines from the 2018-2019 school year. The year was marked by the assault scandal at Damascus High School, and a number of hate incidents. MyMCMedia coverage included a number of student achievers, whether they were excelling […]

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June 14, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for June 14 in Montgomery County

It’s Friday, June 14 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Summer Vacation: It’s the last day of school for Montgomery County Public Schools students. Today is an early release day for MCPS. 2. Councilmember for a Day challenge: Today is the last day to submit an entry in Councilmember Rice’s contest […]

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May 20, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Quince Orchard Teacher on Leave for Attending Party With Underage Students

A Quince Orchard teacher attended a graduation party, where underage students drank alcohol. Principal Elizabeth Thomas sent a letter home to families, saying the incident occurred on  Thursday, May 16. “[A] Quince Orchard High School staff member attended a private graduation party where QOHS students openly consumed alcohol and participated in alcohol-related games,” Thomas said. […]

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May 16, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for May 16 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, May 16. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Early Childhood Coordinating Council: The Early Childhood Coordinating Council meets today from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information click here. 2. Maximize Your Business Tax Returns: Unhappy with your tax returns this year? It’s not too late! During this […]

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May 15, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for May 15 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, May 15. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County Council meets today at 9:30 a.m. Here’s a look at today’s agenda. 2. Peace Officers Memorial Day: Flags have been lowered to half staff today, in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day. 3. Senior Housing […]

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May 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

MCPS Puts Damascus Football Program on Probation

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jack Smith released a letter today that was sent to the Damascus High School community. The letter provides an update on MCPS’ internal investigation into the sexual assault charges resulting from an incident that occurred on October 31, 2018 in the boys’ locker room. The investigation is complete and […]

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May 14, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: The MCPS Student Voice

As the 41st Student Member of the Board, Ananya Tadikonda, steps down from her MCPS position, she discusses some issues the new student board member will face and how she hopes student activism will move lawmakers in the future – on this episode of Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman. Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple […]

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May 13, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Richard Montgomery, Churchill Students Named Presidential Scholars

Two Montgomery County Public Schools seniors were recognized among 161 students as U.S. Presidential Scholars. Both Garyk Brixi of Winston Churchill High School and Addele Hargenrader of Richard Montgomery High School were selected by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars for their successes based on academics, the arts, transcripts, community service, leadership, essays, leadership, […]

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May 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

More Fallout at Damascus: Athletic Director Placed on Leave

Joe Doody, the athletic director at Damascus High School, was placed on administrative leave on Tuesday. In an email to Damascus coaches, the systemwide athletics director at Montgomery County Public Schools, Jeff Sullivan confirmed that the leave is due to the ongoing investigation into the supervision of the boys’ locker room on the afternoon of […]

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May 7, 2019 | Staff Writer

Damascus Principal Resigns Amid Football Rape Scandal

In an unexpected turn of events, the principal of Damascus High School resigned earlier today. Casey Crouse has been the principal at Damascus since her appointment in June, 2017. In a letter Crouse sent home today, she stated the decision to transition from her role as principal to another position in the school system was […]

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