montgomery county public schools

June 17, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Comedian Sarah Cooper Addresses Magruder Class of 2021

Comedian Sarah Cooper was the commencement speaker at Magruder High School’s graduation ceremony on Thursday. The ceremony took place at Magruder’s campus in Derwood, but Cooper—who became a household name last year by lipsyncing to former President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 press briefings on TikTok—spoke to students virtually. As a Magruder alumna, herself, she she shared […]

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June 16, 2021 | Staff Writer

Acting MCPS Superintendent McKnight Issues End of Year Message: ‘We Have Made It’

Despite challenging circumstances throughout the past year during the COVID-19 pandemic, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) made it to the finish line. Wednesday is the last official day of the 2020-21 school year. Acting Superintendent Dr. Monifa B. McKnight issued an end of the year message to the community on Wednesday, congratulating students, staff, and […]

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June 15, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Kennedy High School Graduates Share What They Learned from Pandemic

Graduation season is wrapping up for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). John F. Kennedy High School seniors in Silver Spring were grateful to have an in-person ceremony; the class of 2020 held virtual graduations due to COVID-19 precautions. As high schoolers graduating during a pandemic, these Kennedy seniors said they have learned some lessons from […]

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June 14, 2021 | Staff Writer

Three MCPS Staff Members Honored With Counselor Of The Year Awards

Three Montgomery County Public Schools staff members have been honored with the 2020–2021 Counselor of the Year awards. The trio – one each at the elementary, middle, and high school levels – was recognized at the June 10 Board of Education meeting. Three staff members have been honored with 2020–2021 Counselor of the Year awards. […]

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June 14, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Graduations, Summer Programs, and Fall Reopening Among Top Priorities for MCPS

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) are already in planning mode for the new school year come fall but, at the moment, in-person graduations and summer programs are their top priorities. “Right now, we are in a mode of celebrating the fact that our students are able to participate in graduations,” MCPS Acting Superintendent Dr. Monifa […]

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June 14, 2021 | Staff Writer

MCPS: All Students Must Provide Immunization Records Before Start of School Year

Before the new school year starts, Montgomery County Public Schools says all students must have up-to-date immunization records. You can view the list of Maryland’s immunization requirements for children here. MCPS says parents can contact their doctor to make sure their child is appropriately immunized and submit a copy of the documentation to the Health […]

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June 11, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Acting Superintendent McKnight: ‘We Really Have to Focus on the Challenge of Reconnecting’

Dr. Monifa McKnight currently serves as the acting superintendent for Montgomery County Public Schools [MCPS] now that Dr. Jack Smith retired. Prior to this role, Dr. Mcknight was MCPS’ deputy superintendent. She also served as the Chief School Management and Instructional Leadership Officer for Howard County Public Schools. MyMCM spoke with McKnight about the transition […]

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June 10, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Has Received About 500 Virtual Academy Applications

As of Thursday, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has received about 500 applications for its 2021-2022 virtual academy, MCPS Director of Technology Integration and Support Dr. Kara Trenkamp shared during a school board meeting. The virtual learning academy for the 2021-2022 school year, called “Montgomery Virtual,” is a five-days-a-week program that will mirror the brick-and-mortar […]

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June 9, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘We Did It And We’re Stronger’: Northwest Seniors Proud to Graduate Amidst Pandemic 

The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Class of 2021 is graduating this month after more than a year of learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. At Northwest High School in Germantown, seniors are excited and proud to graduate after two school years unlike any other.

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June 4, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Virtual Academy Offers Alternative to In-Person Learning in the Fall

The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Virtual Academy is another option for some students who decide not to return to in-person instruction come fall. “This is completely separate from what happens in a traditional school building; it is a stand-alone virtual school where students will be engaged with their teachers for synchronous and asynchronous learning,” said […]

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