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Montgomery County plans on extending school year for poverty stricken schools

In wake of the rising poverty in Montgomery County, school officials have proposed extending the school year in two Silver Spring schools: Arcola and Roscoe Nix Elementary Schools. This strategy is designed to minimize the academic backsliding that occurs during summer break. Officials plan to extend the school…

Posse Foundation awards MCPS students full college scholarships

Ten MCPS students from six different high schools won a full four-year college tuition from the Posse Foundation. These students have been identified as high academic achievers and extraordinary leaders in their school communities. The ten MCPS students were honored on Jan. 4 at a ceremony at the…

Students return from winter break to frigid winter conditions

Students return from winter break to frigid winter conditions

Students returning from the countywide winter break were met with cold classrooms under 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Montgomery County Spokesperson Derek Turner claimed the temperature issues were caused by “overburdened heating systems and sensors,” along with the “old HVAC [Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning] system.” Although the technical malfunction…

Invent the Future Challenge now open for registration to middle schoolers

KID Museum and MCPS have collaborated to launch the Invent the Future Challenge, which was designed to increase…

Gaithersburg HS expresses concerns over student violence

Gaithersburg High School’s staff and students are now complaining that the school violence has gotten out of control.…

National Blue Ribbon awarded to Farmland and McNair elementary schools

National Blue Ribbon awarded to Farmland and McNair elementary schools

Farmland and Ronald McNair Elementary Schools in Montgomery County both received the 2017 National Blue Ribbon School Award.…

Superintendent presents budgetary recommendations for FY 2019

Superintendent presents budgetary recommendations for FY 2019

On October 23, MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith presented the School Board with his budgetary recommendations for the…

County campaign “BTHEONE” targets suicide and drug abuse issues

Suicide and Drugs are two issues that have long affected the lives of teenagers across the world. Countless…

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