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First MCR General Assembly at the Home of the Colonels

First MCR General Assembly at the Home of the Colonels

On October 9th, the Montgomery County Regional Student Government Association (MCR-SGA) successfully held its first county-wide General Assembly at Magruder High School located in Gaithersburg. Attended by executive board members…

New Facility Lights Brighter Minds, Wheaton-Thomas Edison High Schools On Course to Receive Campus Modernization

New Facility Lights Brighter Minds, Wheaton-Thomas Edison High Schools On Course to Receive Campus Modernization

For students at Wheaton and Thomas Edison High Schools, this past month had spelled great anticipation. After approval from the Board just as the school year unfolded, the two high…

Baseline Testing for Concussion Proposed by Dr. Starr

Baseline Testing for Concussion Proposed by Dr. Starr

Last September, in a meeting with the Montgomery County Board of Education, Superintendent Joshua Starr proposed a districtwide baseline testing program to help identify and monitor concussions in student-athletes. Currently,…

MCPS Students Participate in Annual PSAT Ritual

MCPS Students Participate in Annual PSAT Ritual

[October 19th] This past Wednesday, October 17th, MCPS students underwent one gruesome yearly ritual, the catalyst of college-app frenzy: the PSAT(s). For freshmen, this test marks their first encounter with…

Board Meets to Craft Policies, Review Progress, and Plan for the County

Board Meets to Craft Policies, Review Progress, and Plan for the County

[October 14th] On Tuesday, October 9th, the Montgomery County Board of Education met to discuss recent policies, reforms, and the status quo. The board convened from 9:00 A.M to around…

Breakfast at Music Center, Superintendent’s First “State of Schools” Address

Breakfast at Music Center, Superintendent’s First “State of Schools” Address

[October 11th, 2012] On the morning of November 12, 2012, students, parents, teachers, and education advocates across the county will gather at the Strathmore Music Center as Superintendent Dr. Joshua…

Epi-Pens Coming into Schools. Perhaps.

Epi-Pens Coming into Schools. Perhaps.

[October 9th] In the 2011-2012 school year, an estimated 4,000 Montgomery County Public Schools students were known to be affected by anaphylaxis. According to BOE statistics, among the ninety seven…

Bus Depot Faces Unprecedented Peril

Bus Depot Faces Unprecedented Peril

[October 8th 2012] Hidden within a ring of colossal trees, the Shady Grove bus depot, built to store buses for Montgomery County Public Schools, now confronts a pressing situation. Last…