November 10, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Teachers Union Asks for Support for Educators, Says MCPS Employees are Demoralized

The Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA) says teachers are exhausted and overworked due to staffing shortages in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). The teachers’ union wants MCPS to better support its teachers. MCEA President Jennifer Martin held a press conference Tuesday outside the Board of Education building in Rockville to voice concerns and list demands. […]

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November 10, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Albornoz: ‘Our Students are Hurting Right Now’

This week violent incidents were reported on public schools’ premises, most recently the arrest of a 16-year-old student at Montgomery Blair High School. The arrest occurred after the stabbing of another student in the school parking lot. Council Vice-president Gabe Albornoz talked to MyMCM about the importance of ensuring safety and security for the students […]

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November 9, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Day Before Thanksgiving Now a Holiday for MCPS Due to Shortage of Substitutes

Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education passed a resolution that modifies MCPS’ 2021-2022 calendar, making Nov. 24—the day before Thanksgiving—a holiday for students and staff. Initially, Nov. 24 was scheduled as an early release day for staff and students. The resolution, which was proposed by Interim Superintendent Monifa McNight, notes that staff attendance around […]

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November 9, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

MCPS Cerrará Escuelas y Oficinas el Miércoles 24 de Noviembre

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) anunciaron el martes que el Consejo de Educación aprobó una resolución para cerrar todas las escuelas y oficinas el miércoles, 24 de noviembre, el día antes del Día de Acción de Gracias. Según MCPS, el 24 de noviembre estaba originalmente programado para ser un día de media […]

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November 9, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

MCPS: Semana de Concientización sobre la Salud Mental

Esta semana, la Asociación de Psicólogos Escolares del Condado de Montgomery organiza una exposición virtual en honor a la Semana de Concientización sobre la Salud Mental, según un boletín de MCPS. La exposición gratuita tiene como objetivo poner a los estudiantes y las familias en contacto con expertos en salud mental que puedan proporcionar información […]

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November 8, 2021 | Ceoli Jacoby

MCPS Marks Mental Health Awareness Week

This week Montgomery County School Psychologists’ Association hosts a virtual expo in honor of Mental Health Awareness Week, according to an Oct. 20 MCPS Bulletin. The free expo aims to put students and families in touch with mental health experts who can provide information on topics pertinent to school-aged children — such as vaping, social […]

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November 8, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPS Still Lacks 161 Teachers, 117 Bus Drivers

More than two months into the school year, Montgomery County Public Schools continue to struggle to fill positions. Meanwhile, administrators and teachers work extra hours, often giving up their lunch and prep periods, to make sure all classes and bus routes are covered. For the district to reach its full staffing complement, 161 teachers, 117 […]

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November 8, 2021 | Collin Riviello

MCPS Seeks Community Input on Superintendent Search

What qualities do you believe make a good leader? What about an excellent teacher? Montgomery County Public Schools wants to know what traits it should look for as it searches for its next superintendent. In partnership with the search firm Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates, MCPS released this survey asking the community what qualities they […]

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November 4, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

La Policía Responde a un “Incidente Grave” Reportado en el Vestuario de Wootton High School

Un “incidente grave” ocurrió en un vestuario de Wootton High School que involucró a jugadores de fútbol americano del equipo universitario el martes, dijo la directora Kimberly Boldon en una carta a las familias. Un miembro del personal informó el incidente y se llamó de inmediato a la Policía del Condado de Montgomery (MCPD), escribió […]

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November 4, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Respond to ‘Serious Incident’ Reported in Wootton High School Locker Room 

A “serious incident” occurred in a Wootton High School locker room involving Varsity football players on Tuesday, Principal Kimberly Boldon said in a letter to families. A staff member reported the incident and Montgomery County Police (MCPD) were immediately called, Boldon wrote. Police were called around 4:04 p.m. for “an assault that was believed to […]

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