westland middle school

December 11, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Middle School Rankings Based on Maryland Report Card Scores

Last week, every school in Montgomery County received a Maryland School Report Card, which serves as an education “accountability system” for Maryland’s public schools. The report cards measure test results, curriculum access, absenteeism rates, school climate, college and career readiness, and student growth. Schools receive three scores: Star Rating (based on point percentage). Percentile Rank (school’s performance compared […]

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July 25, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

First Look Inside Silver Creek Middle School (VIDEO& PHOTOS)

The start of the 2017-18 school year is weeks away and construction is in full swing at Silver Creek Middle School  in Kensington. In just a few weeks, hundreds of sixth and seventh grade students will fill the hallways of this new school. This $42 million dollar project will help to alleviate over-crowding at Westland […]

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February 14, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Four potential names for Bethesda-Chevy Chase Middle School No. 2

Four potential names have been chosen for Bethesda-Chevy Chase Middle School No. 2: Kensington, Silver Creek, Harriet Tubman and Dr. Paul L. Vance. Vance was a former Montgomery County school superintendent, who died in 2015 at the age of 83. The school, which is under construction on Saul Road in Kensington, would relieve crowding at […]

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December 13, 2016 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Police Close Vandalism Investigation at Westland Middle School

UPDATED 12.13.16 Montgomery County police officers have closed the vandalism investigation at Westland Middle School, according to Captain Paul Starks. Last month, staff notified police that a student reported that swastikas were drawn on the mirrors and walls of a bathroom stall inside a boys restroom. Starks said that Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) staff […]

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November 17, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Faith Leaders Release Statement Condemning Vandalism and Acts of Hate

Community faith leaders are showing their support for those affected by the hate-based vandalism that occurred at Westland Middle School in Bethesda. According to police,  a student reported to school staff that swastikas were drawn on the mirrors and walls of a bathroom stall inside a boys restroom. “That is just one place in our county […]

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April 6, 2016 | Willie James Inman

UPDATED: Montgomery County Students Take Top Spots in Maryland National Geographic Bee

Update: April 6, 6:00 p.m. Montgomery County students now have some major bragging rights. Nine out of the top ten students who competed in the Maryland National Geographic Bee on April 1 are from Montgomery County. Students from the following schools made it into the top ten. Cabin John Middle School French International School Kingsview […]

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June 8, 2015 | Staff Writer

Westland Middle School Parent Wins State Education Award (VIDEO)

Andrew Niebler, a parent volunteer at Westland Middle School in Bethesda, was named statewide winner of the eighth annual Maryland Parent Involvement Matters Award, given by the Maryland State Department of Education. Niebler developed the Westland Cares program, designed to help students and families in need gain stability by providing goods and services to them. […]

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April 2, 2015 | Krista Brick

Five Things to Know Today, April 2, in Montgomery County

Good morning! Here are your five things to know today, April 2, in Montgomery County: 1. The Montgomery County Council Health and Human Services and Government Operations committees meet today. Here’s the agenda. 2. Students are Westland Middle School in Bethesda can’t use their lockers until after spring break after a data breach released information about student […]

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April 1, 2015 | Krista Brick

Data Breach at Westland Middle School Releases Student Locker Combinations

Information technology professionals are trying to determine today how students were able to access a secured computer file at Bethesda’s Westland Middle School and distribute the names, locker numbers and locker combinations for that school’s 1,400 lockers. Montgomery County Public School’s Westland Principal Alison Serino told MyMCMedia Wednesday that a substitute teacher saw the students […]

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