First Day of School Arrives in Montgomery County

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) welcomed more than 163,500 students Tuesday for the first day of the 2018-2019 school year. This is the largest enrollment in the district’s history. The school year started the day...

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MCPS Superintendent Says School Safety a Top Priority for New School Year

It’s officially the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year and more than 163,000 students are enrolled this year, according to the school district’s superintendent, Dr. Jack Smith. Smith said in addition to equal...

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More Than 160 School Buses are Passed Illegally Every Day in Montgomery County

An alarming number of motorists illegally pass a stopped school bus in Montgomery County. On average, about 167 violations are happening a day, according to Captain Tom Didone, Director of Montgomery County Police Traffic...

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Montgomery Schools Boosting Security

With a new school year starting next week, many parents are thinking about the safety of their students, especially after more than a year of distressing headlines of school shootings and student assaults. Montgomery County...

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Police Remind Drivers and Pedestrians About Back-to-School Safety

When Lindsay McGarity is not busy in her role as the resident chair for the Friends of White Flint Board of Directors, she’s a busy mom of two.  As the countdown for school begins, she’s asking drivers to use caution so...

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Leventhal, Ortman-Fouse Seek Info on Expanding Condom Distributon

Outgoing members of the Montgomery County Council and the school board have told school and health officials they want a condom-distribution plan, devised in the wake of a spike in sexually transmitted diseases, expanded from...

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August 20, 2018 | Staff Writer

Back to School: Montgomery College to Distribute Free Groceries

Starting this September, Montgomery College officials will begin distributing groceries to students and community members free of charge. In a partnership with the Capital Area Food Bank,  Montgomery College provides fresh fruits, vegetables, and other foods on campus as a part of its mobile market program. The free events kick-off as early as Sept. 5.  For […]

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August 20, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Back to School: School Board President Discusses Priorities for Upcoming Academic Year

The 2018-2019 School Year will kick off in less than two-weeks for children attending schools within Montgomery County Public Schools system. In the video below, Montgomery County Board of Education President, Michael Durso, discusses the School Board’s priorities for the upcoming school year:      

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August 16, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Back to School: A Look Inside the New Bayard Rustin Elementary School

In less than three weeks, more than 600 students will fill the halls at Bayard Rustin Elementary School in Rockville.  Montgomery County Public Schools’ new school was named after a civil rights organizer and an openly gay African American. “I wish could go back in time and be a third grader,” said the school’s PTA president, […]

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July 30, 2018 | Staff Writer

Back to School: Gaithersburg Seeks School Supplies Through Aug. 31

The City of Gaithersburg Educational Enrichment Committee is working with the Gaithersburg Youth Club and Student Union and other local businesses and organizations to collect much-needed school supplies that will be donated to area educators. The supplies will be made available to local school staff at the City’s annual Principal/Counselor/PTA Appreciation Breakfast on Sept. 27. […]

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July 27, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Back to School: Bethesda-Chevy Chase HS Expands Due to Overcrowding

There are 34 more classrooms at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School following a renovation project to ease overcrowding. Enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year was 500 over capacity. “With 2,100 students last year we had eight portable classroom units outside,” said Donna Jones, the school’s principal. “With this expansion, the building will have a capacity of 2,400.” […]

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