montgomery county public schools

April 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Churchill Student Hospitalized After Vaping THC

A student at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac was hospitalized Tuesday after ingesting “THC through a vaping device,” according to a letter emailed home from Principal Brandice Heckert. The National Institute of Drug Abuse says that “[t]he main psychoactive (mind-altering) chemical in marijuana, responsible for most of the intoxicating effects that people seek, is […]

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April 16, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Workgroup to Explore Ways to Combat Rise in Youth Vaping

Montgomery County health officials are suggesting increased education and awareness surrounding vaping to confront the rising use of e-cigarettes among teenagers and young adults. “Vaping can be extremely dangerous for adolescents and young adults due to ongoing brain development,” county health officer Dr. Travis Gayles said in a statement. “Vaping devices can contain high levels […]

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April 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Caps Street Hockey Equipment Debuts at College Gardens Elementary

College Gardens Elementary School is the first Montgomery County public school to test out the new Washington Capitals street hockey gear. MCPS announced Monday morning that they’re partnering with the Washington Capitals to introduce street hockey to more students. All public elementary and middle schools in Montgomery County will soon have street hockey equipment — […]

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April 9, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Annapolis Sends More Money for Montgomery Schools, But Is It Enough?

Education funding from the Maryland General Assembly sends an extra $24.4 million to Montgomery County Public Schools for fiscal 2020. Simultaneously, the county has a budget issue the money might solve. The Board of Education sought $14.5 million more than what County Executive Marc Elrich proposed in his fiscal 2020 budget request for the school […]

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April 9, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCPS Introduces New English and Math Coursework

Parents Invited to Learn About New Coursework for Middle School Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is in the process of implementing new coursework for English and Math at the elementary and middle school level. The roll out starts in September of 2019 and will take place over a three-year period. The school system reviews its […]

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April 8, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks MCPS 2020

As the county budget debate roars on, Superintendent Jack Smith, Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations’ Laura Stewart, and Montgomery County Education Association’s Jennifer Martin air their concerns – on Montgomery Talks MCPS 2020, with Doug Tallman. Hear all of their interviews here. Montgomery County Education Association’s Jennifer Martin Montgomery County Public Schools’ Superintendent Jack […]

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April 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Bus Attendant Charged for Fatal Hit-And-Run, Property Destruction

Police are charging a Clarksburg man with murder, assault, and property destruction. Muhammad Taha, 29, is currently at the Prince William County Adult Detention Center “on a no bond status.” Taha is bus attendant for Montgomery County Public Schools, who is currently on unpaid, administrative leave. Police say Taha was charged in connection “with crimes […]

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March 21, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Registration Open for Summer Program for Students to Explore Careers

The Summer RISE program provides rising juniors and seniors enrolled in Montgomery County Public Schools the opportunity to interact with working professionals for three weeks in July to explore careers and professional training. The program is led by Montgomery County Public Schools in collaboration with local businesses, government agencies and non-profit organizations. The three-week, 60-hour […]

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March 15, 2019 | Staff Writer

South Lake Elementary Principal Named Award of Excellence Winner

The principal of South Lake Elementary School, Celeste King is this year’s winner of the Dr. Edward Shirley Award for Excellence in Educational Administration and Supervision. According to the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) website, the award is given by the professional association of administrators and principals, known as Montgomery County Association of Administrators and […]

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March 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

Clarksburg Students Trek to D.C. for Gun Control Walkout

Clarksburg High School students missed a day of school to march to D.C. and advocate for stronger gun safety measures. MCM’s Doug Tallman spoke Clarksburg students about what legislation they’d like to see come out of this walkout. The students include Alexis Carter-Steward, a junior; Aamna Siddiqui, a senior; and Zoe Tishaev, a junior. Watch […]

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