montgomery county public schools

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 13, 2020 | Grace Mottley

County Gives $1.2 Million in Food Access Grants to Community Organizations

Montgomery County has awarded $1.2 million food access grants to 38 community organizations that provide vulnerable residents with access to food assistance during the COVID-19 crisis. The organizations receiving grants include community, religious, and advocacy groups in the area, as well as ethnic grocery stores. The funding for ethnic grocery stores is intended to increase […]

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May 10, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPS Announces Virtual Graduation for Class of 2020

Montgomery County Public Schools will host a universal virtual graduation for the entire Class of 2020 in early June, it announced Sunday. MCPS also plans to hold in-person graduation celebrations once large groups are permitted to gather. Meanwhile, starting on May 14 and continuing through May 22, MCPS’ social media posts will be filed with […]

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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 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know for April 29 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, April 29 it’s International Dance Day! Here are five things to know in Montgomery County while you get your groove on. 1. Online Course for Small Businesses: The Small Business Administration is offering an online course on legal requirements for owners. 2. County Council Seeking Testimony: The Montgomery County Council is accepting testimony […]

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April 28, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for April 28 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, April 28 and on this day in United States history in 1788, Maryland ratified the U.S. constitution. Maryland was the seventh state to do so. Now that you have a fun fact, here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Virtual Session: Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9:35 […]

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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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April 7, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Albert Einstein Student Displayed Weapon During Online Class

An Albert Einstein High School student was investigated by police for displaying a weapon during an online class on April 3. The incident was confirmed by Einstein Principal Christine Handy who said in an email to the school community that the student was immediately reported to Montgomery County Police Department and Montgomery County Public Schools […]

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April 6, 2020 | Grace Mottley

MCPS Announces Guidelines to Keep Students Safe During Online Learning

In a letter sent to families Monday morning, Montgomery County Public Schools announced their efforts to keep students safe while transitioning to online learning as well as guidelines to promote effective learning environments. MCPS started it’s “Continuity of Learning” plan this week, which transitions classes for all MCPS students to online classes while schools are […]

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April 2, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Posts Plan for Second Week of Online Learning

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) began online learning this week after schools closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  On March 25, State Superintendent Karen Salmon announced that all Maryland public schools would be closed until April 24.  MCPS published a plan for next week’s remote learning on its website. Learning will take place Monday-Wednesday, with […]

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