Wilson Wims

June 26, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Race-Based Vandalism Discovered at Elementary School in Clarksburg

Race-based words of hate were spray painted on a sidewalk and the roof by Wilson Wims Elementary School in Clarksburg, according to Montgomery County Police Department. According to Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department Fifth District Investigative Section, the two acts of vandalism occurred between June 17 and 18. On June 18, a school […]

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March 5, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Black D-Day Hero’s Widow Fights for His Medal of Honor

Joann Woodson spent years investigating contributions black residents made in Clarksburg’s development since the 1800s. Because of her research as president for the Clarksburg Historical Society, two new elementary schools were named after her ancestors: Snowden Farm Elementary School and Wilson Wims Elementary School. Through her work with Clarksburg Historical Society, Woodson, a lifelong resident […]

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April 18, 2019 | Staff Writer

Wilson Wims Elementary Principal Awarded for Supporting Library Media Program

Montgomery County Public Schools has announced that Sean McGee, principal of Wilson Wims Elementary School in Clarksburg, won the Nancy C. Walker Award for Outstanding Support to a Library Media Program for the 2018-2019 school year. Montgomery County Educational Media Specialists Association gives the award annually “to highlight the role of administrative leaders in supporting […]

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October 16, 2014 | Krista Brick

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New Elementary School Slated for Clarksburg Village

A new elementary school is recommended for the Clarksburg Village community to handle the large influx of new students in that area of the county. Superintendent Joshua Starr released his recommendation Wednesday for a site in Clarksburg to meet that need. His recommendation is in line with a site selection advisory committee who suggested the […]

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August 27, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, August 27, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, August 27, in Montgomery County: 1. A statewide prosecutor has cleared school board members of any criminal wrongdoing after an investigation of the use of school district issued credit cards. 2. A recent Georgetown Prep graduate was killed in a plane crash in Ohio this week. 3. Family […]

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August 26, 2014 | Krista Brick

Teacher Writes Poem to Honor Clarksburg’s F. Wilson Wims (Video)

Wilson Wims Elementary School Paraeducator Mary Jeyasunder wrote a poem called “Legacy” and recited it to those who attended the opening of the new school in Clarksburg. Listen as she reads it at the press conference Aug. 25.

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August 26, 2014 | Krista Brick

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Starr Talks About School System Resources and Successes (Video)

MCPS Superintendent Dr. Joshua Starr visited the new Wilson Wims Elementary School in Clarksburg to talk about the county’s 202nd school on the first day of the 2014-2015 school year Aug. 25. Starr recapped last year’s successes including the fact that half the school system’s graduates got a college-ready score on an Advanced Placement exam […]

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