South Lake Elementary School

November 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

South Lake Parents Want Answers After Diluted COVID-19 Vaccinations

Last week, 98 South Lake Elementary School students received COVID-19 vaccines that were diluted “more than recommended” at an on-site clinic, Montgomery County said in a release Monday evening. South Lake Parent and Action in Montgomery (AIM) Member Adama Moussa Harouna said she felt confused and disappointed. Her two children, five and ten years old, were […]

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November 16, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

98 Estudiantes de Escuelas Primarias Recibieron la Vacuna COVID-19 Diluida

98 estudiantes de la escuela primaria South Lake recibieron una cantidad incorrecta de la vacuna COVID-19 de Pfizer en una clínica móvil, el miércoles pasado, según un comunicado del condado de Montgomery. “Los niños afectados recibieron dosis de la vacuna Pfizer que se diluyó más de lo recomendado”, según el comunicado. Los padres y/o tutores […]

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November 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

98 Elementary School Students Received Diluted COVID-19 Vaccine

98 South Lake Elementary School students were given an incorrect amount of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine at an on-site clinic last Wednesday, according to a release from Montgomery County. “The affected children received doses of the Pfizer vaccine that were diluted more than recommended,” per the release. Parents/guardians of those students were being notified by phone […]

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August 11, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

5 Things to Know Today, Aug. 11, In Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 11, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Heat Emergency Alert: Montgomery County is under a Heat Emergency Alert from noon today until 8 p.m. Thursday. The county issues the alert when heat index is forecast to be at least 105 degrees. Nighttime temperatures can still be […]

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December 1, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Renovations at South Lake Elementary Expected to be Completed by Fall of 2023

Renovations to South Lake Elementary School in Gaithersburg will no longer be postponed and instead are expected to be completed by September of 2023, following a unanimous county council vote Dec. 1. The council allocated $5,853,000 from general obligation bonds for site improvements and utility construction at the overcrowded school. Councilmember Craig Rice praised the action, […]

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November 13, 2020 | Clara Longo de Freitas

Employee at South Lake Meal Distribution Site Tests Positive for COVID-19

A staff member who works at the South Lake Elementary School meal distribution site in Gaithersburg tested positive for COVID-19, according to a Montgomery County Public Schools announcement. “Out of an abundance of caution, we have asked other employees who worked with the affected staff member to self-quarantine for 14 days since their last contact […]

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October 2, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Organizers Urge Council to Prioritize South Lake Elementary School

Action in Montgomery held a press conference Friday to once again urge the Montgomery County Council to prioritize South Lake Elementary School renovations. In 2019 Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) determined the Gaithersburg school needed renovations due to issues like poor infrastructure and overcrowding. According to a council staff memorandum, South Lake can accommodate 694 […]

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May 19, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Discusses Postponing Renovations for South Lake Elementary School

The Montgomery County Council voted unanimously to approve several changes to the FY21-26 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) at a virtual meeting Tuesday.  Funding was reduced in areas including road rehabilitation and minor sidewalk projects as recommended by the county Department of Transportation and the Josiah Henson Park in FY21, as recommended by the Department of […]

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March 3, 2020 | Michelle Queen

MCPS-TV Spotlights Kennedy HS and South Lake ES

Montgomery County Public Schools students participated in numerous projects and events during Black History Month. MCPS-TV spotlighted two such projects in their MCPS Moment videos series. John F. Kennedy High School students from five different classes across four subject areas collaboratively created a museum exhibit titled “America’s Dark Secret,” focused on African American history. Learn […]

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June 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

Headlines from the 2018-2019 School Year

With today being the last day of school for Montgomery County Public Schools students, MyMCMedia looks back at the headlines from the 2018-2019 school year. The year was marked by the assault scandal at Damascus High School, and a number of hate incidents. MyMCMedia coverage included a number of student achievers, whether they were excelling […]

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