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May 3, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCPS Graduation Season Starts May 24

More than 10,000 Montgomery County Public Schools students will receive high school diplomas in commencement ceremonies this year. The high school commencement season is set to begin Friday, May 24, and will end Thursday, June 13.  Sixteen graduation ceremonies will be held at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington D.C. Those ceremonies can be viewed live on […]

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April 5, 2019 | Jasmine Boyd

Meetings Set to Explain MCPS Equity Accountability Model

MCPS Office of School Support and Improvement (OSSI) plans to host a series of community meetings at nine different MCPS high schools in the county to learn about the MCPS Equity Accountability Model. Members of the community are invited to attend and participate in a community conversation about how to improve existing strategies that are […]

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February 4, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

MCPS Bocce Division IV Championship

DARNESTOWN, MD; February 2, 2019 STOP!  A whisper, lowly delivered, was aimed at a green ball arching across a curvaceous gymnasium floor as it headed towards the pallina.  Simultaneously, cheers could be heard from the adjacent court. A hitting shot dislodged a cluster of green and red balls confronting the pallina. Subsequently, there is a […]

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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 28, 2018 | Phil Fabrizio

High School Hometown Holiday Hoops

Gaithersburg MD: Thursday December 27 The local sports hoop scene between Christmas and New Years holidays is reserved for local basketball tournaments.  They proliferate across the region and involve inter-sectional games between privates and public schools as well as games across county lines.  One such hometown hoop tournament is the Montgomery County Invitational held at […]

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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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July 6, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Summer Bridge Program at Watkins Mill Aims to Help Students Succeed

Realizing that the graduation rates at Watkins Mill High School was lower compared to others in Montgomery County Public schools system is why a summer bridge program was launched in 2015 to help students succeed. Thanks to a grant from the Trawick Foundation, the Youth Summit Project prepares 90 incoming freshmen with the transition from […]

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June 8, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for June 8 in Montgomery County

Congratulations to the Washington Capitals for winning the 2018 Stanley Cup Thursday night against the Vegas Golden Knights. #ALLCAPS! Here are five more things to know for Friday, June 8, in Montgomery County: 1. Education Award: Councilmember Craig Rice will be recognized with the Cornerstone Award for Education and Leadership at the Annual Black and […]

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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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December 13, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Dec. 13 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Wednesday, Dec. 13, in Montgomery County: 1. Santa Rides Again: Montgomery County Police will escort Santa as he rides his Harley Davidson motorcycle through the county for a benefit for The Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health. For more information, including the parade route, visit here. […]

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