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November 21, 2019 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

Dr. Carey Heller

Blog: New Quarter/Mid Semester Academic Check-In

With the second quarter now underway in Montgomery County Public Schools and the semester about half over in most schools operating under a semester system, it is a good time to check in with your child or teen and evaluate how the school year is going. Here are a few questions to ask yourself and […]

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October 21, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Semana Nacional de Seguridad del Autobús Escolar

Esta semana es la Semana Nacional de Seguridad del Autobús Escolar. Es importante recordar las reglas de la carretera al conducir cerca de un autobús escolar. Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) tuitearon un video sobre qué hacer cuando se detiene un autobús escolar. Según el sitio web de MCPS, los autobuses de […]

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October 21, 2019 | Hannah Dalsheim

National School Bus Safety Week

This week is National School Bus Safety Week. It is important to remember the rules of the road while driving near a school bus. Montgomery County Public Schools tweeted out a video on what to do when a school bus is stopped. According to the MCPS website, MCPS buses transport 103,000 students to school and […]

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September 20, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Most MCPS Student Dropouts Over Past Years Were Latino

About three-fifths of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students who dropped out over the last three years were Latino. 2,151 students have dropped out, and 1,335 were Latino. Minority students and students who don’t speak English as a first language are more likely to drop out of school. In the 2017-18 school year, about half […]

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August 8, 2019 | Ambika Narula

MCPS Ranked Second Best School District in Maryland

Niche reported that Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is the second-best school district in Maryland behind Howard County Public Schools which ranks number one. Below is a list of the fifteen best-ranked school districts in Maryland. Howard County Public Schools Montgomery County Public Schools Worcester County Public Schools Carroll County Public Schools Frederick County Public Schools […]

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February 7, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Debate Continues Over Post-Labor Day School Start

Gov. Larry Hogan held a press conference Thursday, pushing back against Maryland Senate Democrats, who started a debate on overturning the mandate that requires schools to begin the academic year after Labor Day. In 2017, Hogan’s executive order to start Maryland public schools after Labor Day went into effect. Since then, Montgomery County Board of […]

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April 19, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Forest Knolls Educator Receives MCPS Teacher of the Year Award

A Kindergarten and First Grade teacher from Forest Knolls Elementary School in Silver Spring, has been named the 2017-2018 Montgomery County Public Schools Teacher of the Year. Kristen Kane, who has taught at the school for more than 11 years, was awarded teacher of the year during the annual Champions for Children Awards Celebration on Wednesday […]

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March 20, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Cancels After-School Activities Tuesday Due to Weather

Montgomery County Public Schools has canceled all after-school and evening activities due to pending weather conditions, according to the school district’s Twitter page. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory Tuesday morning and a winter storm watch until Wednesday evening. The school district will monitor weather conditions throughout the evening and will […]

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August 30, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 30, in Montgomery County

Your daily rundown of five stories and events happening today, Aug. 30, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. PSC Hearing: The Maryland Public Service Commission wants to know what you think of Pepco’s proposed rate hike that would increase the average customer’s bill by $7.37 per month. A public hearing takes place tonight, beginning at 6:30 […]

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August 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

Wootton High Community Mourns Death of Assistant Principal

UPDATED The Wootton High School community is mourning the death of 53-year-old Joseph Duboyce, an assistant principal, who passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 7 at his home in Frederick County. In a letter posted on the school’s website, Principal Kimberly Bolden described Duboyce as “an exceptional educator and leader,” and said, “he will truly be […]

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