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MCBRE Honors Edmonds with Volunteer Champion of the Year Award

The Montgomery County Business Roundtable for Education (MCBRE) recently recognized Larry Edmonds with the Volunteer Champion of the Year award. The honor is a part of MCBRE’s Champions…

Ridgeview Principal Named Middle School Principal of the Year

Dr. Monifa McKnight, the principal of Ridgeview Middle School in Gaithersburg, was recently honored with the Middle School Principal of the Year Award sponsored by the National Association…

Martin Luther King III Lectures about Civil Rights

Martin Luther King III Lectures about Civil Rights

On March 19, Martin Luther King III, the eldest son of Martin Luther King Jr., spoke at Cabin John Middle School. The event, called “An Evening with Martin…

Blair Senior Claims Top Prize in Intel STS 2015

Blair Senior Claims Top Prize in Intel STS 2015

Michael “Mike Winston” Winer, a senior at Blair High School, was recently named a first prize recipient of the Intel Science Talent Search competition. The win will add…

MCPS

Loiederman Middle School Para-educator Charged with Sexually Abusing a Student

Robert Otis Wilson III, a teacher’s aide at A Mario Loiederman Middle School was charged on Friday after a hearing with sexually abusing a student, according to the Montgomery County…

MCR Welcomes New Leadership Team for 2015-2016 School Year

Over 160 students from high schools across MCPS gathered at Paint Branch High School this past Tuesday to elect the officers for the 2015-2016 Montgomery County Regional Student Government…

Gallup Poll and Staff Engagement Survey Show Negative Trends

A twenty question poll was given to MCPS students and staff last fall with the purpose of measuring students’ success and well being at school. Overall, Montgomery County…

[Interview] SMOB Finalists Agarwal and Guerci on the Achievement Gap

In the wake of their victories at the March Nominating Convention, SMOB nominees Rachit Agarwal and Eric Guerci sat down with us to discuss one of the greatest…

PARCC Testing Stirs Controversy among MCPS Students

PARCC Testing Stirs Controversy among MCPS Students

During the week of March 9-13, K-12 students across MCPS were some of the first to take the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (or…

Q&A with SMOB Candidate Richard Banach

Q&A with SMOB Candidate Richard Banach

SMOB candidate Richard Banach is a junior at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. This article is the sixth part in a series of personal interviews with the six SMOB…

Arts and Culture

MCPS Students Star in Young Artist Award Competition

Dedicated teenage musicians from all over the county auditioned privately in front of four judges in Gaithersburg in February, all striving for the top awards in one of…

Women’s History Month Events and Commemorations

Women’s History Month Events and Commemorations

Deemed Women’s History Month, March is used to highlight the progress and achievements of women throughout history, and today. Both men and women of all ages come together…

[Review] Black History Month Events in MoCo

February is the month to commemorate the inspirational and influential faces of black history. Maryland fosters great African American Heritage, priding itself on its deep connection to some of…

Montgomery County Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day and the Arrival of Spring

With the coming of spring and warmer weather, it’s hard to find a better way to celebrate March than with St. Patrick’s Day. Students and families all around…

Politics

SMOB Voting Rights Bill Filibustered by Frederick County Senator

After passing the House with a 125-10 vote, MC 7-15, a bill to expand voting rights for Montgomery County’s Student Member…

Hogan Unable to Repeal Controversial ‘Rain Tax’

Governor Larry Hogan has been facing the difficult task of pushing his legislation through a majority-Democratic Maryland General Assembly. Ever since…

Leventhal’s Pesticides Bill Gains Momentum

Leventhal’s Pesticides Bill Gains Momentum

Despite being first introduced in October of 2014, Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal’s bill to regulate the use of pesticides…

Opinions

MCPS Seniors Evaluate the College Admissions Process

MCPS Seniors Evaluate the College Admissions Process

Following graduation, many MCPS seniors consider attending college as their “next big step.” Prior to matriculation, however, the college admissions process is often considered a major challenge.…

Eenie meenie miney mo, to which college do I go?

“What college are you going to go to?” I get this question almost every time I mention that I’m a junior in high school. Each time, my…

Opinions

The Balancing Act of Teenagers

Sometimes, the world seems to be asking teenagers to excel in everything: from academics, to extracurricular activities, to sports. Thus, life begins to evolve into a balancing…

Making Up Snow Days: Let It Go

Making Up Snow Days: Let It Go

January, 2015: My alarm sounds and I jolt up, stiff from the frigid winter air. Fingers crossed, I snatch my phone. C’mon, c’mon…the MCPS website won’t load…

Opinions

A Teenager’s Guide to Social Media

A Teenager’s Guide to Social Media

At least once a week, I hear an adult complain how our “new” generation is out of touch with the world. We are narcissists, investing all our…

Recognition for Female Atheletes

Recognition for Female Atheletes

As another sports season rolls around, so does a question regarding gender inequality: why is it that so many people can name famous male athletes in every sport,…

Guest Contributions

MCPS Elementary and Middle School Students to Advance to International Tech Competition

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) announced 20 finalist teams will advance to the annual FIRST Championship in St. Louis as part of the annual FIRST  LEGO League (FLL)…

BUBW Conference to Take Place in Baltimore

BUBW Conference to Take Place in Baltimore

I left the Better Understanding for a Better World Conference 2015 in Orlando about 48 hours ago. The Conference, where we talked about Global Citizenship, Religious Diversity, and…