Richard Montgomery High School

January 6, 2019 | Daryl Schultz

Richard Montgomery Remains Undefeated with Win Over Gaithersburg

The early season clash between undefeated Montgomery County 4A basketball teams proved the Rockets of Richard Montgomery are for real with a convincing 70-65 win at home Friday night, Jan. 4.  Richard Montgomery is on everyone’s radar and no longer under the radar of any county coach that faces the Rockets in the weeks to […]

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December 7, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS High School Rankings Based on Maryland School Report Card Scores

Maryland’s Department of Education unveiled its new “accountability system” earlier this week: Maryland School Report Cards. Although Maryland schools have received “report cards” for the past two decades, Maryland Superintendent of Schools Karen Salmon believes the new system is more comprehensive. Schools receive three scores: Star Rating (based on point percentage). Percentile Rank (school’s performance […]

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November 26, 2018 | Michelle Queen

MCPS Hosts Public Forums to Discuss High School College and Career Readiness

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS)  is holding a series of public community meetings with Chief Academic Officer Maria Navarro to discuss the future of high school programs. The focus of the meetings is to discuss what high school programs the schools should offer to best support college and career readiness. Staff, students, parents and community members […]

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May 28, 2018 | Marisa Fried

MCPS Graduation Season Starts May 29

Olympic gold medalist Haley Skarupa, bestselling author Nora Roberts, and Kathryn Sullivan, who was the first woman to walk in space, are among the speakers who will address the graduating class of 2018 this year. Washington Post journalist Dana Milbank, Congressman Jamie Raskin, award-winning TV producer Andrew Och, and ESPN sportscaster Bram Weinstein will also […]

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May 13, 2018 | Staff Writer

Graduation Caps thrown in sky photo

Twenty-one MCPS Students Earn National Merit Scholarships

Twenty-one Montgomery County Public Schools students have earned  National Merit Scholarships in the latest round of awards from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Awardees were selected from more than 15,000 students nation wide and were among 48 awardees chosen in Maryland. The awards provide recipients with a one-time award of $2,500 for college tuition. On […]

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May 1, 2018 | Staff Writer

Retired MCPS Teacher Arrested for Sex Offenses in 1980s

Update, 9:31 a.m.: Online court records say Michael John Riley posted bond and was released this morning. Original post: A retired Montgomery County Public Schools teacher has been charged with sexual abuse offenses because of a relationship he had with a 16-year-old student in the 1980s, Montgomery County police said Tuesday night. Michael John Riley, […]

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December 22, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know For Dec. 22 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Friday Dec. 22, in Montgomery County: 1. Health Care Exchange: Today is  the last day to enroll in a health or dental plan in Maryland. Get your head in the game! There’s only one day left to enroll in a health or dental plan. You MUST enroll by 11:59pm Friday 12/22 […]

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December 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Dec. 21 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Thursday, Dec. 21, in Montgomery County: 1. Liquor License Hearings: Montgomery County Board of License Commissioners will hold a hearing on applications at the Council Office Building. Here’s the agenda. 2. Free Child Safety Seat Inspection: Fitzgerald Auto Mall in Rockville is offering free child safety seat inspections. No appointment is needed, just […]

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October 31, 2017 | Staff Writer

School Security Chief Gets 18 Months for Sex with Student

The high school security guard who was charged with having sex with a 17-year-old student was sentenced to 18 months in prison, a court spokesman said. Mark Yantsos, 57, was the security chief at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville. He was sentenced to 20 years with all but 18 months suspended, spokesman Ramon Korionoff […]

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August 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

Community Discussion on Universal Pre-Kindergarten Will be Held on Aug. 23

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice will join Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Jack Smith, for a community meeting to discuss universal pre-kindergarten programs on Aug. 23 and residents are invited to attend. The purpose of this meeting is to gain insight from the community about what they are looking for in early childhood education, […]

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