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MCPS warns of virtual extortion

MCPS warns of virtual extortion

By Emma Sorkin
February 22, 2017
Filed under Local, News

Multiple MCPS families recently became targets of what the FBI has deemed a virtual kidnapping scam. Community members received calls from unfamiliar, often international, numbers with screaming in the background and a claim from the caller that he or she is in possession of the person’s child, and intends to do the child harm unless a ransom is paid, according to an FBI memo.

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MOCO leaders release statement to reassure safety for all immigrants, refugees

MOCO leaders release statement to reassure safety for all immigrants, refugees

By Lily Jacobson
February 21, 2017
Filed under Local, Media, National, News, Videos

County Executive Ike Leggett and nine other Montgomery County council members released a statement Jan. 30 to ensure community safety for all residents, following President Trump’s recent executive order.

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Quiz bowl team advances to Beltway League finals

Quiz bowl team advances to Beltway League finals

By Julie Rosenstein
February 21, 2017
Filed under News, School

Besting three teams they recently lost to, the Quiz Bowl team qualified for the Beltway League finals at their semifinals tournament Feb. 9 at Rockville High School.

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Weekly news round-up: Feb. 19

Weekly news round-up: Feb. 19

By Matthew Farr
February 19, 2017
Filed under National, News

This week saw a cacophony of domestic and foreign news. Here is a sampling of the top stories of the week:

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Local interfaith service forges community in times of division

Local interfaith service forges community in times of division

By Camille Caldera
February 17, 2017
Filed under Local, News

Three hundred Montgomery County community members gathered Feb. 9 for an interfaith worship service in response to a recent terrorist attack at a mosque in Canada as well as President Trump’s travel ban from seven Muslim-majority countries.

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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 ...

Students and teachers compare RQAs and exams

Students and teachers compare RQAs and exams

By Pearl Sun
February 15, 2017
Filed under Media, News, School, Showcase, Videos

The MCPS Board of Education replaced traditional two-hour semester exams with Required Quarterly Assessments (RQAs) beginning this school year, forcing students and teachers to adjust to the new tests and academic calendar.

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Battle of the Bandz Slideshow

Battle of the Bandz Slideshow

February 15, 2017
Filed under Media, School

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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Weekly news round-up: Feb. 12

Weekly news round-up: Feb. 12

By Matthew Farr
February 12, 2017
Filed under National, News

This week saw a veritable avalanche of domestic and foreign news. Here is a sampling of the top stories of the week:

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Robotics shifts into gear for new competition season

Robotics shifts into gear for new competition season

By Carmen Molina
February 8, 2017
Filed under News, School

After making it to FIRST Worlds Championships last year, the Whitman robotics team is gearing up for another competition season.

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Weekly news round-up: Feb. 6

Weekly news round-up: Feb. 6

By Matthew Farr
February 6, 2017
Filed under National, News

This week has been full of noteworthy news in the U.S. and around the world. Here are some of the top stories: Trump appoints Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court Vacancy This week’s top story was Donald Trump’s appointment of Neil Gorsuch of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver to fill Anton...

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