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May 4, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘More and More Likely’ Schools Will Be Closed for School Year, MCPS Superintendent Says

“Maryland has not closed all of its schools for the rest of the school year, but that seems more and more likely,” Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith said at a virtual county council meeting Monday.  On April 17, State Superintendent Karen Salmon announced that Maryland public schools will remain closed through […]

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April 14, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Blair’s Silver Chips Student Reporters Meet New Digital Deadlines

Montgomery Blair High School’s independently run student newspaper, Silver Chips, is currently operating exclusively for the web. Since Montgomery County Public Schools have moved to online learning, Blair senior Prayag Gordy—an editor for Silver Chips—has realized “the student media is the local media.” Silver Chips has 80 staff members, made up of reporters, editors, photographers, […]

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April 13, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High Schoolers Start ‘Social Distance Television’

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School began Social Distance Television, or SDTV, to keep students engaged and connected while they’re out of school and feeling isolated. Students produce newscasts that air at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays on the MCPSTV and SDTV YouTube channels. Segments include current events, cooking, science and more.

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April 7, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Sunflower Bakery is Serving the Community by Donating Muffins

Sunflower Bakery, a non-profit bakery in Rockville, is going above and beyond to help the community by providing muffins to food shelters, pantries and hospital staff in the Metro D.C. area, according to Executive Director Daphna Raskas. The bakery has raised over $10,000 and donated more than 3,000 muffins to over 15 places, according to […]

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March 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

UMD Says Student Crisis Fund Has Almost Run Out, Asks for Donations

The University of Maryland (UMD) is asking for donations to its Student Crisis Fund.  The fund helps students who are hit with emergency financial needs, according to its page. The crisis fund usually gets a few requests for assistance per week, but recently has gotten at least 50 per day due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  […]

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March 4, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

MCPS Announces Plan in the Event Schools Close Due to Coronavirus

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is preparing to provide instructional activities for all students online in the event that schools must close due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. MCPS sent out a letter to parents and guardians Wednesday stating the district will be meeting with all principals to review the emergency procedures in the event of […]

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February 27, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Board of Elections Recruiting 1,500 Students for ‘Future Vote’ Program

Middle and High School Students Needed for ‘Future Vote’ Program The Montgomery County Board of Elections seeks students from grades 6-12 to participate in the Future Vote program. Students may serve as Election Day student aides during the 2020 Presidential Primary Election on Tuesday, April 28 and during Primary Early Voting which is scheduled for […]

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January 8, 2020 | Michelle Queen

MCPS Announces Two-Hour Delay Wednesday

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials have announced a two-hour delay Wednedsay, Jan. 8  because of weather conditions affecting roads. 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 […]

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November 7, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich, County Leaders Discuss Kirwan Recommendations for MCPS

The Coalition for the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future held a School Funding and Policy Community Forum Wednesday at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring.  The forum was a space to discuss the Kirwan Commission’s education policy recommendations and what they mean for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). The Kirwan Commission, created in 2016, is […]

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September 3, 2019 | Michelle Queen

A Picture Perfect First Day Back at School

School buses started rolling out of their depots before the sun came out on the first day of school for Montgomery County. MCPS set a new record for enrollment with more than 164,000 students. The county’s newest school, Snowden Farm Elementary School in Clarksburg, greeted students for the first time Tuesday. Throw in nice weather […]

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