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December 11, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Middle School Rankings Based on Maryland Report Card Scores

Last week, every school in Montgomery County received a Maryland School Report Card, which serves as an education “accountability system” for Maryland’s public schools. The report cards measure test results, curriculum access, absenteeism rates, school climate, college and career readiness, and student growth. Schools receive three scores: Star Rating (based on point percentage). Percentile Rank (school’s performance compared […]

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December 11, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Dec. 11 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Dec. 11., Christmas is in 14 days, and here’s five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Elrich Listening Session: Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich is hosting a listening session from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Poolesville High School. Watch the session live, here. 2. Toy Drive: The Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Department is hosting an […]

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December 10, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Dec. 10 in Montgomery County

It’s Monday, Dec. 10. Hanukkah ends tonight, and there are 15 days till Christmas. 1. Gaithersburg Meets: The Gaithersburg Mayor and Council meet at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. The city will get annual reports from the Multicultural Affairs, Cultural Arts, Economic and Business Development and the Olde Towne Advisory committees. You can find the agenda […]

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December 5, 2018 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Dec. 7 – Dec. 9

Looking for unique, hand-made holiday gifts? We’ve found two seasonal arts and crafts shows, but guess there are more in the county. First, the Sandy Spring Museum’s Holiday Show includes works by their 11 artist residents and many local community artists. The show is open daily, find the details, here. A second option is the […]

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December 5, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Dec. 5 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Dec. 5, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Hanukkah Block Party: Shaare Torah and Shaare Torah Early Childhood Center are hosting a number of block parties in different Montgomery County neighborhoods to celebrate Hanukkah together. Today the celebration is coming to Main Street in Gaithersburg. Festivities begin at 6 […]

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December 4, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Dec. 4 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Dec. 4, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Newly Elected Council In Session: Today is the first day the new County Council will convene in session. The meeting will start at 9:30 a.m. Read the agenda for the meeting here. 2. Chanukah Fire Truck Events: It’s the third day of Chanukah […]

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December 3, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Dec. 3 in Montgomery County

It’s Monday, Dec. 3, and it’s Inauguration Day for county government. 1. The Inauguration: Marc Elrich will be sworn in as Montgomery County’s new county executive and the nine members of the County Council will be sworn in today, in a ceremony that starts at 11 a.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda. There’s […]

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November 30, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Olney Area Residents Asked Elrich About Arts, Mental Health, and Immigration

During his listening session at Olney Elementary School on Thursday, Montgomery County residents in the Olney area asked County Executive-elect Marc Elrich about a number of things. Some residents were curious about Elrich’s efforts to improve access to help for mentally ill individuals. Other residents wanted to know what Elrich would do to ensure the […]

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November 30, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Six Honorees Inducted Into Montgomery County’s Human Rights Hall of Fame

Montgomery County’s Department of Human Rights inducted six new honorees into the Human Rights Hall of Fame at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. Indeed, the award recognizes individuals who made sacrifices to combat discrimination and promote inclusion. The theme for this years celebration was “Diversity is Working For Our County.” The inductees […]

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November 29, 2018 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Nov. 30 – Dec. 2

Kick off the holiday season with live ice sculpting and holiday performances at the annual Bethesda’s Annual Winter Wonderland Saturday, Dec. 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. The celebration takes place in Bethesda’s Veterans Park. Looking for unique, hand-made holiday gifts? We’ve found two. First, the Sandy Spring Museum’s Holiday Show includes works by their 11 […]

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