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August 12, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Hosting Live Conversation About Fall Reopening Wednesday Evening

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is hosting a live, virtual conversation about its new draft plan for the fall semester Wednesday evening.  Officials will address questions from the school community. Residents can watch live on YouTube and on TV on Channels 21 and 995, the MCPS website, and on Comcast 34, Verizon 36 and RCN […]

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August 7, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Gayles, County Back Down Over Virtual-Only Order for Private Schools

After a week-long back and forth over private schools, Montgomery County has backed down.  On Friday, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles rescinded his order to keep private schools virtual until at least Oct. 1. The announcement comes after the state health department said on Thursday that it is policy that private schools can’t be […]

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July 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Results Are In: 42% of Parents Want Kids at School, 25% of Staff Want to be at School

In June, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) launched parent and staff surveys asking for input about education for the fall semester.  On Tuesday, results were shared at a Board of Education meeting. 55,839 residents responded to the online parent survey, and about 7,000 responded to a phone survey targeted at zip codes with low online […]

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March 3, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Racist Graffiti Spray Painted on Walt Whitman High School Campus

The Montgomery County Police Department was notified on Sunday, March 1, that racist graffiti containing the n-word was spray painted on Walt Whitman High School’s campus. Walt Whitman’s Principal Dr. Robert Dodd emailed a letter to parents Monday morning informing them of the incident. Montgomery County Public Schools is investigating the incident alongside MCPD. In […]

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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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September 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

DHHS to Host Free Series for Youth and Parents on Substance Abuse Prevention

Montgomery County’s Department of Health and Human Services will host a series of free presentations for youth and parents on topics such as substance abuse prevention and promoting positive attitudes, according to a news release. The sessions will be held on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. […]

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March 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Superintendent Says Students’ Safety is Top Priority (VIDEO)

It remains unclear how a 14-year-old student at Rockville High School was allegedly raped by two male students during school hours. School officials notified the Montgomery County Police Department on Mar. 16 that an unidentified female student was sexually assaulted in a boy’s bathroom, according to a police statement. Two students were charged by police […]

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December 3, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Newly Elected BOE Member Jeanette Dixon Looks Forward to Serve (VIDEO)

Newly elected Montgomery County school board member Jeanette Dixon was sworn into office on Dec. 1. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Dixon said she is looking forward to serve the district. ICYMI VIDEO: @mocoboe swearing in ceremony w @RebeccaOnBoard @dixon_jeanette @ShebraEvans. @mymcmedia @MCPS pic.twitter.com/1zn0kgLopr — Sonya Burke (@SonyaNBurke) December 2, 2016 New @mocoboe member @dixon_jeanette […]

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November 17, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Police Chief Reports 17 Percent Increase in Hate Crimes in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

In a video message posted online today, Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger reports a 17 percent increase in hate crimes and bias incidents in Montgomery County. According to Manger, there have been 62 incidents reported to the police department this year. He said the hate crimes are generally motivated by race, religion, or sexual […]

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November 16, 2016 | Staff Writer

Superintendent on Protests: All Students Expected to Stay in School (VIDEO)

In a video message posted online, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) superintendent Jack Smith said he expects all students to remain in school and participate in the school’s daily educational program as intended. “If students do not comply with these expectations, they may be subjected to the regular disciplinary actions that align with whatever infraction […]

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