August 31, 2015 | Aline Barros

Wheaton Woods Principal Says “It’s Time That We Get A New Facility” (VIDEO)

Wheaton Woods Elementary School in Rockville is expected to get a brand new building by August 2017. David Chia, the school’s principal, said the facility’s core capacity is under 400 students. “We’re well over 550 students,” he said. Take a look:

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August 31, 2015 | Aline Barros

Leggett Shares a Personal Photo at Back to School Kickoff (VIDEO)

The 2015-2016 school year begins with the highest enrollment in Montgomery County’s history. According to school officials, enrollment in Montgomery County Public Schools is increasing by more than 2,600 students this year, the eighth straight year of growth greater than 2,000 students. In this MyMCMedia Extra, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett says although the numbers […]

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August 31, 2015 | Staff Writer

MCPS Welcomes Largest Enrollment Ever (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) welcomed more than 156,000 students for the first day of the 2015–2016 school year on Monday, the largest enrollment in the district’s history. Enrollment in MCPS is increasing by more than 2,600 students this year, the eighth straight year of growth greater than 2,000 students. School, state and county officials […]

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August 18, 2015 | Aline Barros

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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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July 21, 2015 | Aline Barros

Celebrating Culture and Diversity at Bethesda Big Train Baseball Game (PHOTOS)

They threw curveballs, fielded grounders, and hit some home runs. Baseball fans also learned about Montgomery County’s rich diverse population at the Bethesda Big Train against Vienna River Dogs baseball game on July 20 in Bethesda. It was an afternoon where county residents and visitors could preview the upcoming World of Montgomery Festival. The multicultural event […]

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May 20, 2015 | Aline Barros

Red Shirts Serving Silver Spring Residents For More Than 20 Years (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Some people call them Silver Spring ambassadors. The Red Shirts are a group of Montgomery County employees who help keep the Silver Spring Central Business District clean and safe. They also speak English, Spanish, French and other languages. Some were born in the U.S. and others are from Panama, El Salvador, Thailand, Guatemala, Jamaica and […]

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April 29, 2015 | Aline Barros

MCPS Teacher Wins Agnes Meyer Award

Monica Abuliak, world languages resource teacher and academic intervention coordinator at James Hubert Blake High School, is this year’s recipient of the Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award. The award is presented by The Washington Post and has been honoring teaching excellence the past three decades. According to a press release, Abuliak began her career as a Spanish […]

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February 24, 2015 | Aline Barros

Residents Learn a New Language at MCPL’s Conversation Clubs (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Learning a new language can be difficult, but Montgomery County residents can participate in conversation clubs throughout Montgomery County Public Libraries to practice English or Spanish. Residents and volunteers sat around the table to learn English and American culture by sharing experiences and asking questions at the Quince Orchard Library in Gaithersburg. This conversation program […]

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February 23, 2015 | Aline Barros

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Learning a New Language at MCPL’s Conversation Clubs

Learning a new language can be difficult. Residents in Montgomery County, however, can participate in conversation clubs hosted at county libraries.This program is offered in English and Spanish where people can practice a new language in an “informal” and “friendly” environment. “Everyone is welcome and registration is not required. These sessions are discussions led by […]

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November 14, 2014 | Aline Barros

Library Officials: “We’re more than books … We are a destination place”

Creation, innovation, partnerships, and education were just some of the words used to describe the mission of Montgomery County Public Libraries during a Silver Spring Advisory Board meeting on Nov. 10. Library officials talked to members of the community about library services, programs and opportunities for residents of all ages. They also said the Ethiopian […]

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