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November 16, 2016 | Staff Writer

Superintendent on Protests: All Students Expected to Stay in School (VIDEO)

In a video message posted online, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) superintendent Jack Smith said he expects all students to remain in school and participate in the school’s daily educational program as intended. “If students do not comply with these expectations, they may be subjected to the regular disciplinary actions that align with whatever infraction […]

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June 21, 2016 | Staff Writer

MCPS Students and Staff Celebrate the Last Day of School (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students and staff celebrated the last day of school on June 20th, and before they left for vacation they shared some of their summer plans while looking ahead to the next school year. MCPS-TV captured the good-byes and farewells in this video, below: The first day of school for the […]

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June 6, 2016 | Sonya Burke

BOE President Michael Durso Addresses B-CC Controversy in Blog Post

In a blog posted on the Board of Education website last Friday, BOE President Michael Durso pledges to work with parents and staff to combat underage drinking and substance use by students attending Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). The post follows a Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School controversy where the interim superintendent of MCPS overturned a […]

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January 5, 2016 | Staff Writer

Wheaton High School Students Are Beaming in New Building (VIDEO)

Wheaton High School students and staff are starting off the New Year in a brand new building at 2401 Dalewood Drive in Silver Spring. Find out more in this MCPS-TV report, below: According to the MCPS’s website, Wheaton High School is the first school in Montgomery County to feature a project-based learning environment that will […]

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January 4, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Investigation Continues After Seizure of 66 Dogs from Rockville Area Home (VIDEOS)

On New Year’s Day, officers from Montgomery County’s Animal Services Division seized 66 dogs from a Rockville area home. Their investigation began after a dog bite complaint earlier in the week and the investigation continues today. So far, no charges have been filed. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Animal Services Division Director Thomas Koenig says […]

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December 7, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Rice Surprised to Learn of MCPS Radon Levels (VIDEOS)

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice said he was surprised to learn of elevated radon levels in 26 schools and two MCPS buildings last week. That’s because as the sponsor of a recently passed radon bill, he said, his staff previously asked the school district for information about radon levels and was assured there was not […]

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November 20, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Manna Food Center Helps Families Prepare for Thanksgiving

The days leading up to Thanksgiving are traditionally busy for the staff and volunteers at Manna Food Center and this year is no exception. “We are on track to help well over 4,000 families at this time of year,” said Jackie DeCarlo, the executive director of Manna Food Center. DeCarlo said her organization is seeing […]

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September 19, 2015 | Sonya Burke

St. Elizabeth School in Rockville Welcomes Pope Francis (VIDEO)

Over 600 students and faculty at St. Elizabeth School in Rockville have taken the #WalkwithFrancis pledge. The students and staff have also produced a video to welcome Pope Francis to the United States. Take a look:

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August 13, 2015 | Aline Barros

Mikulski Wants a Better Deal on Pell Grant Programs (VIDEO)

Sen. Barbara Mikulski visited Montgomery College Takoma Park Silver Spring campus on Aug.11. She visited the college’s Nursing Simulation Lab and discussed college affordability with students, professors, and staff. She also announced a $1 million grant to Montgomery College to provide support services to first-year students. In this MyMCMedia Extra, Mikulski said a community college is a gateway […]

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August 11, 2015 | Aline Barros

Montgomery College To Receive $1 Million Grant (VIDEO)

Sen. Barbara Mikulski visited Montgomery College’s Takoma Park-Silver Spring campus on Aug.11th and announced a $1 million grant to Montgomery College to provide support services to first-year students. “That would be a $1 million dollar over a five-year period,” she said. In this MyMCMedia Extra, Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard said this grant “recognizes college […]

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