February 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Superintendent Says Schools Are Not ‘Desensitized’ to Hate

Jack Smith, the superintendent for Montgomery County Public Schools, addressed the recent acts of hate that have occurred in the high schools. Since December, there have been four known instances of hate at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, and Winston Churchill High School in Potomac. Richard Montgomery’s principal confirmed that in January, the school […]

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February 9, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Rockville Schedules a Town Hall Meeting on Diversity for Feb. 9 (VIDEO)

Updated 1.30.17 In an effort to ensure that Rockville is a community that welcomes and engages everyone who lives and works there, city officials are inviting residents to attend a Town Hall meeting on diversity set for Feb. 9.  This is the first town hall style meeting on this topic, according to city officials. “Rockville is proud to […]

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December 22, 2016 | Staff Writer

Go Behind the Scenes of MBT’s The Nutcracker (VIDEO)

The Metropolitan Ballet Theatre‘s performance of The Nutcracker is a holiday tradition in Montgomery County. Now you can go behind the scenes and meet the people who make it all happen: Find out more about MBT, here.

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August 1, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

US Capitol Classics Comes to National Harbor in August (VIDEO)

Some of the top martial artists from around the world will put their skills to the test at the US Capitol Classics this August. Grandmaster Dennis Brown, founder of the Shaolin Wu-Shu Training Center in Silver Spring, started the tournament 34 years ago. It has become one of the largest and most recognized competitions under the North […]

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July 28, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

Young Martial Artists Build Character in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

Long before the Kung Fu Panda movies became hits, a martial arts grandmaster began teaching children the Chinese art of self-defense. Kicking and punching is just one of the skills the young dragons learn at Shaolin Wu-Shu Training Center in Silver Spring. My MC Media’s Phyllis Armstrong reports on the school that builds character. Some […]

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September 1, 2015 | Aline Barros

Police Urge the Community to Put Safety First (VIDEO)

Students in Montgomery County walk to school, ride their bicycles, or take the school bus. Montgomery County Police are reminding drivers to be extra careful as students travel to and from school. More than 156,000 students headed back to class on Aug. 31. Police Chief Thomas Manger said approximately 160 crossing guards were deployed to help […]

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August 28, 2015 | Aline Barros

Police Remind Drivers to Respect the Bus (VIDEO)

The first day of school is Aug. 31st in Montgomery County and police are reminding drivers to “Respect the Bus.” According to police, Maryland law requires vehicles to stop when traveling in the same direction of a stopped school bus with activated flashing red lights. Drivers on the opposite direction also must stop when approaching a […]

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August 18, 2015 | Aline Barros

photo students in classroom

MCPS Publishes a Guideline On Respecting Religious Diversity

Montgomery County Public Schools has published for the first time a set of guidelines on respecting religious diversity. The document, which touches upon absences, clothing, food, and extracurricular activities, was developed in partnership with the Montgomery County Executive’s Faith Community Working Group. “It provides information regarding religious practices and providing accommodation to students,” said Montgomery […]

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January 21, 2015 | Aline Barros

Leggett Talks Dashboard Cam Video Encounter With Park Police (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett talks about the dashboard cam video of an encounter involving him and the Park Police on the evening of Election Day at a recreation center in Silver Spring. “We haven’t seen all of it,” he said. Leggett talked about this incident on Good Hope Road in detail […]

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