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Beach Week meeting provides students, parents with more information

Beach Week meeting provides students, parents with more information

By Abby Snyder
February 17, 2017
Filed under Local, News

Local parents and Dewey Police officers held a meeting providing information about Beach Week for MCPS seniors and their parents at Walter Johnson Feb. 13. Speakers included Georgine DeBord, the Juvenile Diversion Coordinator of the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office, Sgt. Clifford ...

Graduation rates climb with Class of 2016

Graduation rates climb with Class of 2016

By Valerie Akinyoyenu
February 14, 2017
Filed under Local, News

Across MCPS, high school students had higher graduation rates and a smaller graduation achievement gap in 2016, with close to nine in 10 students graduating.

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Maryland sports divisions reclassified

Maryland sports divisions reclassified

By Sam Shiffman
January 26, 2017
Filed under Local, News

The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) recently made multiple changes to the divisions of high school sports for playoffs effective for the 2017-2018 school year.

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Girls tennis season moved to spring

Girls tennis season moved to spring

By Lily Friedman
January 24, 2017
Filed under Local, News

Every year, the girls tennis season starts in August and ends in October. Although the season finishes during the fall, the state tournament takes place in May. But starting in the 2018-2019 school year, the team will take the courts in the spring.

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Former BCC teacher convicted on sex abuse charges

Former BCC teacher convicted on sex abuse charges

By Andie Silverman
January 17, 2017
Filed under Local, News

Former BCC science teacher Todd Scriber was convicted of two counts of sex abuse Dec. 6 at Montgomery County Circuit Court.  Each count carries a maximum 25-year prison sentence. Read More »...

Regal closes: building to make room for Purple Line

Regal closes: building to make room for Purple Line

By Carmen Molina
January 6, 2017
Filed under Local, News

It’s time to roll the credits on Regal Bethesda; the staple movie theater in downtown Bethesda closed Dec. 16 in anticipation of the Apex building’s upcoming demolition this spring. Read More »...

Administrative attempts to discourage protests unsuccessful at some high schools

Administrative attempts to discourage protests unsuccessful at some high schools

By Carmen Molina
December 10, 2016
Filed under Local, News

Despite MCPS and school administrations’ attempts to prevent future school walkouts, some Watkins Mill and Gaithersburg students were still determined to make their voices heard. Read More »...

Hate vandalism prompts county council response

Hate vandalism prompts county council response

By Valerie Akinyoyenu
November 30, 2016
Filed under Local, News

The Montgomery County Council passed a resolution reaffirming its commitment to upholding diversity and denouncing hateful actions Nov. 15 in response to recent defacements to public schools and churches. Read More »...

River road intersection safety concerns continue after student accident

River road intersection safety concerns continue after student accident

By Julie Rosenstein
November 27, 2016
Filed under Local, News

Four cars containing six Whitman students on their way to school were involved in a car accident at the intersection of  River Road and Pyle Road Nov. 17. Though the students involved sustained only minor injuries, two were taken to the hospital. Read More »...

3 new BOE members elected

3 new BOE members elected

By Andie SIlverman
November 25, 2016
Filed under Local, News

While the highly publicized presidential elections dominated media coverage, residents of Montgomery County also elected three new MCPS Board of Education (BOE) members: Jeanette Dixon, Rebecca Smondrowski and Shebra Evans. Read More »...

Community assembles at Westland, unites against hate

Community assembles at Westland, unites against hate

By Lily Friedman
November 25, 2016
Filed under Local, News

“Hate cannot defeat hate. Only love can do that,” a woman read as she stood among a crowd of candles and blanket-wrapped community members. Her audience cheered as she quoted one of Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic sermons. Read More »...

Q&A with author Laurie Halse Anderson

Q&A with author Laurie Halse Anderson

By Carmen Molina
November 18, 2016
Filed under Local, News, Uncategorized

Laurie Halse Anderson is an award-winning author known for shining light on difficult, contemporary topics. Read More »...

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