Thomas S. Wootton High School

December 7, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS High School Rankings Based on Maryland School Report Card Scores

Maryland’s Department of Education unveiled its new “accountability system” earlier this week: Maryland School Report Cards. Although Maryland schools have received “report cards” for the past two decades, Maryland Superintendent of Schools Karen Salmon believes the new system is more comprehensive. Schools receive three scores: Star Rating (based on point percentage). Percentile Rank (school’s performance […]

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May 28, 2018 | Marisa Fried

MCPS Graduation Season Starts May 29

Olympic gold medalist Haley Skarupa, bestselling author Nora Roberts, and Kathryn Sullivan, who was the first woman to walk in space, are among the speakers who will address the graduating class of 2018 this year. Washington Post journalist Dana Milbank, Congressman Jamie Raskin, award-winning TV producer Andrew Och, and ESPN sportscaster Bram Weinstein will also […]

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May 14, 2018 | Staff Writer

21 MCPS Students Win National Merit Scholarships

Recipients are judged to have the strongest record of accomplishments and greatest potential for success in college 21 students from Montgomery County Public Schools have been awarded National Merit Scholarships, according to a news release. Of the more than 15,000 students who applied, these students are among 48 high school seniors in the state of […]

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May 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

MCPS Graduation Season Gets Started Friday

An Olympic Gold Medalist, an ESPN sportscaster and the chairman of the Special Olympics are among the speakers who will address the graduating class of 2017 this year. And several schools will be holding ceremonies at the Xfinity Center at the University of Maryland, College Park, saving families the trek into the District to see […]

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May 10, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

School Board Announces Several Principal Appointments (PHOTOS)

The Montgomery County Board of Education recently approved the following principal appointments at a May 10 School Board meeting: Kimberly Boldon, as principal of Thomas S. Wootton High School. James D’Andrea, as principal of Northwest High School. Arthur Williams, as principal of Springbrook High School. Stephanie Brant, as principal of Woodfield Elementary School. Stacey Brown, […]

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April 20, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Six MCPS Schools Top ‘Best High Schools’ in State List

Six Montgomery County High Schools are ranked among the top 10 public schools in the state according to a report released on Tuesday. U.S. News and World Report’s ranked Whitman High School as the best school in Maryland and 63rd best school in the country. Churchill High School follows Whitman and is ranked as second best in […]

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April 19, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Churchill Ranks in Top 100 of Washington Post’s Most Challenging High Schools in America List

Winston Churchill High School ranked number 88 in The Washington Post’s America’s Most Challenging High Schools list for 2016. According to a Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) news release, Churchill also ranks number one among Maryland schools and two among schools in the Washington area. The list also ranks eight  MCPS within the top 20 in […]

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January 8, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Thomas S Wootton High School

Posse Foundation Awards 13 MCPS Students with Full-Tuition Scholarships

Thirteen Montgomery County Public School Students (MCPS) are recipients of full-tuition, four-year scholarships awarded by the Posse Foundation. According to a news release, the students were honored at a ceremony held at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, DC.  Donna Redmond Jones, principal at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, says the Posse Program provides students with great […]

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September 20, 2015 | Staff Writer

Quince Orchard Cougars Over Wootton Patriots, 41-0 (VIDEO)

The Quince Orchard Cougars won their football game Friday night, 41-0, against the Wootton Patriots in the third week of the season.   Videographer Paul Flickinger captured game highlights from the sideline. Take a look:

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August 21, 2015 | Aline Barros

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Five MoCo Schools Make Newsweek’s Top Public High Schools List (VIDEO)

A new school year is about to begin in less than two weeks but not without Newsweek‘s annual list of the top public high schools in America for 2015. Five Montgomery County public schools made the list. Among them are: No. 110 Poolesville High School in Poolesville; No. 187 Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda; […]

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