Shebra Evans

March 21, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Schools Seek $14.5 Million Restored to Budget Request

Superintendent Jack Smith and School Board President Shebra Evans called on the Montgomery County Council on Thursday to restore funding the school system sought in its fiscal 2020 budget request. They spoke at Smith’s monthly press briefing. County Executive Marc Elrich shaved $14.5 million from the Montgomery County Public Schools’ request. Elrich released his proposed […]

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March 8, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Students, Parents Face Off on School Boundaries

The lines were pretty much divided between students and parents at a hearing Thursday night in Rockville. The Montgomery County Board of Education wanted community members to weigh in on how consultants should proceed in reviewing school boundaries. That’s a tough subject when only one school is involved. The board is planning on taking a […]

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February 25, 2019 | Staff Writer

County Council Recognizes Black History Month With Special Program Tuesday

County Council to Hold Black History Month Program The Montgomery County Council will hold a special program to commemorate Black History Month. The Council will discuss the importance of preserving and honoring the County’s African American history and therefore its connection to fostering racial equity. “Black History Month is a time for all of us […]

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October 12, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Newport Mill Middle School Receives $100K Fitness Center Makeover (VIDEO)

UPDATED: Students at Newport Mill Middle School are celebrating a new $100,000 fitness center thanks to the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils. Newport Mill was one of three Maryland schools selected as a “DON’T QUIT Fitness” winner this year for demonstrating innovative ways of promoting student wellness and the school’s prize was a fitness […]

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September 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with transit news – construction on the Purple Line light-rail project connecting Bethesda and New Carrollton is underway. There are also reports on Montgomery College greeting students as the fall semester begins, the future of early childhood programs in the county, Gaithersburg […]

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July 25, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

First Look Inside Silver Creek Middle School (VIDEO& PHOTOS)

The start of the 2017-18 school year is weeks away and construction is in full swing at Silver Creek Middle School  in Kensington. In just a few weeks, hundreds of sixth and seventh grade students will fill the hallways of this new school. This $42 million dollar project will help to alleviate over-crowding at Westland […]

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March 30, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Spelling Bee Puts Competitors in non-English Speakers’ Shoes

It’s an annual fundraiser where native English speakers put themselves in the shoes of those who are not.  The Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy is hosing their fourth annual Grown-up Spelling Bee on April 5. “Learning and mastering English is a life-long process,” Monica Buitrago, community outreach coordinator for Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy […]

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December 9, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Find out what happened in Montgomery County this week by watching the latest episode of County Report This Week.  This week’s show, video below, includes reports on the Council’s new officers, a rally to increase the minimum wage to $15, a dementia friendly initiative, an innovative new condominium building in Silver Spring, the swearing in of […]

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December 5, 2016 | Sonya Burke

New School Board Members are Sworn in, Two Others Say Goodbye (VIDEO)

There are some new faces on the Montgomery County school board. Newly elected school board members Jeanette Dixon and Shebra Evans were sworn into office, alongside incumbent member Rebecca Smondrowski, on Dec. 1st at a Board of Education (BOE) meeting in Rockville. They join Michael Durso, Judith Docca, Patricia O’Neill, Jill Ortman-Fouse and student member […]

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December 4, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Evans Prepares for First All Day BOE Meeting (VIDEO)

Newly elected school board member Shebra Evans was sworn into office on Dec. 1st for a four-year term. Evans replaces Christopher Barclay, who did not seek reelection, on the Board of Education (BOE). In this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, Evans says she has been attending a lot of training classes and community meetings in preparation […]

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