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April 16, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

‘Mary Tyler Moore Show’ Actress and WJ Alum Georgia Engel Dies at 70

Actress Georgia Engel, best known for playing Georgette Baxter on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” in the 1970s, passed away Friday in Princeton, New Jersey at age 70. The five-time Emmy Award nominee was born in Washington, D.C. and attended Walter Johnson High School in the 1960s. Following her graduation from the University of Hawaii […]

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April 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Students Enter Equity Conversation

‘You Can’t Fix Racial Equity if You’re Going to Continue to Cater to Racists’ High school and middle school students came out to Gaithersburg High School Monday night to share their thoughts on racial equity and social justice policy. Students discussed in groups — large and small — how they’ve been affected by inequities at […]

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April 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

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MCPS Hosts Boundary Assessment Community Conversations

Montgomery County Public Schools is hosting four community conversations to seek input about a systemwide school boundary analysis. The school board requested that MCPS’s superintendent use “external consultants to conduct an in-depth review an analysis of how existing school and cluster boundaries support or hinder the effective use of school facilities in MCPS.” The conversations […]

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January 13, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Posse Foundation Awards Eight MCPS Students with Full-Tuition Scholarships

Eight 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, D.C. The Posse program identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential that may have been […]

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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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October 22, 2018 | Staff Writer

Riemer Meets the Media

Montgomery County Council President Hans Riemer meets the media and discusses Metro, the threat to Walter Johnson High School, small cell towers and a proposed outdoor smoking ban.

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October 22, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

No Bail For Man Accused of Threatening to Shoot Bethesda High School

Bail was denied Monday for the man police said threatened to shoot Walter Johnson High School on social media. With the help of Baltimore County Police, former Walter Johnson High School Student, Luis Cabrera, 18, was arrested in Towson over the weekend. He was charged with one count of threat of mass violence after students […]

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October 22, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Releases Statement on School Safety Following Threats from Former Student

After a former Walter Johnson High School student was arrested and charged with making threats to the school,  officials from Montgomery County Public Schools said that they “commend the students who came forward to keep their school and classmates safe.” Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department said that Luis Cabrera, 18, threatened students at […]

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October 20, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Former Student Arrested For Making Threats Against Walter Johnson High School

Officers from Montgomery County Police Department have arrested a former Walter Johnson High School student for making threats to the school. Luis Amilcar Cabrera, of the 200 block of Congressional Lane in Rockville, was arrested in Towson Thursday evening.  He was charged with one count of threat of mass violence, and currently being held without […]

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September 19, 2018 | Staff Writer

Leggett Speaks at Bethesda Yom Kippur Service

Yom Kippur is the most solemn of all the high holy days in the Jewish religion. It’s a time for reflection, atonement and fasting. Today, it was a day of surprise for some of the several hundred who attended morning services at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda. The guest speaker was none other than […]

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