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September 15, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPS Teacher Linked to Capitol Riots Now Teaches with Virtual Academy

Summer Paglianete, the Quince Orchard social studies teacher reported to have visited Washington D.C. on Jan. 6 to participate in a pro-Trump rally aimed at overturning the results of the 2020 Presidential election, now teaches with the Montgomery County Public School’s Virtual Academy. She teaches instructional technology, according to an MCPS spokesperson. During the current […]

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June 10, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Has Received About 500 Virtual Academy Applications

As of Thursday, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has received about 500 applications for its 2021-2022 virtual academy, MCPS Director of Technology Integration and Support Dr. Kara Trenkamp shared during a school board meeting. The virtual learning academy for the 2021-2022 school year, called “Montgomery Virtual,” is a five-days-a-week program that will mirror the brick-and-mortar […]

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May 4, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Teacher of the Year Overcame Homelessness: ‘It’s That Untold Story That Can Set a Lot of People Free’

Last week, Joseph Bostic, Jr. was named Montgomery County Public Schools’ (MCPS) 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year. Bostic, originally from Macon, Georgia, is the math content specialist and eighth-grade team leader at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School in Germantown. He understands hardship and said it’s someone’s untold story that often sets people free. “I […]

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April 29, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Teacher Brings Music Videos with Students to Life as In-Person Learning Resumes 

Michael Doggett began recording hip hop and rap songs with help from his Hallie Wells Middle School students last year, when all Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students were learning virtually. Doggett, who teaches contemporary communications for all grade levels at the Clarksburg school, is keeping up with the videos in-person as school buildings reopen. […]

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March 24, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Recommends Outdoor Graduations at Home High School Stadiums

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is recommending that senior graduation ceremonies be held outdoors at students’ home high school stadiums, officials said during a school board meeting Tuesday. MCPS considered three plans for high school graduation ceremonies in 2021, explained James Koutsos, Area Associate Superintendent of Teaching, Learning and Schools. Plan A is a traditional, […]

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March 23, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS School Board Votes to Combine Last Two Reopening Phases 

In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Montgomery County Board of Education accelerated the phase-in plan when it comes to in-person learning by combining Phases 2.1 and 2.2.  Now, grades 7 and 10 will phase in by April 19, joining grades 8, 9 and 11. Originally, grades 7 and 10 were scheduled to return by April […]

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March 15, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Begins Broader Phase-In for In-Person Learning  

On Monday, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) began its broader student phase-in for in-person learning. MCPS launched its return to in-person learning on March 1, when students in specific special education and career technology programs returned to buildings. More students in specific programs and in grades K-3 returned Monday. MyMCM visited Seneca Valley High School […]

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March 12, 2021 | Grace Kpetemey

MCPS: Here are the 2021–2022 Teacher of the Year Finalists

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) announced three finalists designated by the Marian Greenblatt Education Fund for the 2021-2022 MCPS Teacher of the Year Award. The finalists include Sara Kopf from New Hampshire Estates Elementary School, Joseph Bostic from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, and Patricia Richards from Walter Johnson High School.  The fund […]

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March 11, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Dr. Monifa McKnight Approved as MCPS Acting Superintendent Effective June 

On Thursday, the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) school board unanimously approved Dr. Monifa McKnight, Deputy Superintendent, to become acting superintendent this summer. McKnight is the first Black woman to be named MCPS Superintendent for any amount of time, Spokesperson Gboyinde Onijala told MyMCM. Her new role is effective June 1, when current Superintendent Dr. […]

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February 3, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

In State of the State Address, Hogan Reflects, Looks Ahead on Pandemic and Urges ‘Maryland Strong’

Gov. Larry Hogan delivered his seventh State of the State address Wednesday evening. In his virtual speech, Hogan warned Marylanders of the long COVID-19 vaccination process ahead. “…I have always been a straight shooter, so here’s the truth. Getting a vaccine to everyone who wants one will be a much longer and much more difficult […]

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