schools

July 25, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Lista revela las mejores escuelas de Maryland que están en Montgomery

El condado de Montgomery es el hogar de algunas de las mejores escuelas del país. Niche.com publicó la nueva lista de 2019 sobre las cuáles son las mejores escuelas en términos de preparación de estudiantes que se dirigen a la universidad. La lista con las mejores 75 escuelas de Maryland tiene 14 escuelas públicas y […]

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July 24, 2019 | Ambika Narula

Montgomery County Public and Private Schools Ranked Best in Maryland

Montgomery County is home to some of the best schools in the country. Niche.com released a new list for their 2019 ranking of the best schools at preparing students for college; specifically a list of the top 75 Maryland schools featuring 14 public schools and 12 private schools in Montgomery County. The top ranked public […]

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May 7, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Council Passes Bill to Lower Lead Levels in Schools Drinking Water

Bill will reduce acceptable lead levels by 75 percent The Montgomery County Council unanimously approved legislation Tuesday designed to reduce levels of toxic lead in Montgomery County Public Schools’ (MCPS) drinking water. The bill (Bill 2-19), sponsored by County Councilmember Tom Hucker, was introduced on February 5. Currently, Montgomery County schools follow the state lead […]

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February 19, 2019 | Michelle Queen

No School on Wednesday Because of Snow

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials announce schools and offices will be closed Wednesday, Feb. 20 due to the winter storm. According to the MCPS website, all school and community activities in school buildings are also canceled Wednesday. Childcare centers located in school buildings will also be closed. IMPORTANT: Montgomery County Public Schools and offices […]

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February 11, 2019 | Staff Writer

Weather Delays and Closings Monday in Montgomery County

The weather is resulting in delays and closings at offices and schools across Montgomery County. Montgomery County Public Schools are opening two hours late. All field trips are canceled today. Activities starting before 10:50 a.m. are canceled. Childcare may open on time.  Administrative offices are opening on time. Montgomery County government is operating on a […]

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February 11, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCPS Announces Two Hour Delay Monday

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials have announced a two-hour delay Monday, Feb. 11  because of weather conditions. According to the MCPS website, bus service will be provided on a two-hour-delayed schedule. All field trips are canceled Morning prekindergarten, morning half-day Head Start, other morning half-day programs are canceled. Other activities and programs that begin at […]

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February 5, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Hucker Bill Attacks Lead in Water at Schools

Councilmember Tom Hucker introduced a bill Tuesday that would reduce the allowable level of lead in school drinking water to 5 parts per billion, down from 20 ppb, which is the state standard. A Maryland law required school systems to test water fixtures and replace any that tested 20 ppb or higher. According to a […]

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January 29, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Update: Schools are Closed Wednesday

UPDATE:  Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials have announced schools are closed Wednesday, Jan. 30 due to current travel conditions in some portions of the county and anticipated emergency weather conditions this afternoon. All school and community activities in school buildings are also canceled. Childcare programs in school buildings may open after 10:30 a.m.   MCPS […]

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January 14, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCPS Announces Two Hour Delay for Tuesday

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials have announced a two-hour delay Tuesday, Jan. 15  because of weather conditions. An announcement will be made by 7 a.m. if the school system decides to close. According to the MCPS website, bus service will be provided on a two-hour-delayed schedule. Morning prekindergarten, morning half-day Head Start, other morning […]

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January 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

Weather Delays and Closings Monday in Montgomery County

The winter storm is resulting in delays and closings at many offices and schools across Montgomery County. The National Weather Service is reporting unofficial snowfall amounts over one foot for Damascus, Germantown, and Washington Grove. Montgomery County Public Schools are closed today. All activities in school buildings are canceled. Administrative offices are opening with a […]

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