Category: Education

Brothers Volunteer With Sports Plus, Start New Club at Richard Montgomery

Photo | Submitted Sports Plus volunteers Pierre and Sebastien Zeineddin are starting a new club at Richard Montgomery High School to give their peers a greater understanding of autism spectrum disorder.

At the start of last summer, Kentlands residents Pierre and Sebastien Zeineddin started thinking about the student service learning hours they needed to complete as required by Montgomery County Public Schools. The brothers, now respectively a freshman and sophomore in…

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Photo | Submitted The Northwest “It’s Academic” Team took first place against Banneker and Park View in a competition taped at NBC4 Studios on Sept. 29 and aired on Nov. 10. The team advanced to Playoffs this winter.

Marching Cougars Fall Yard Sale This Saturday Discover new-to-you treasures at the Marching Cougars Fall Yard Sale on Saturday, Nov. 17, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Quince Orchard High School. This is one of the marching band’s biggest fundraisers…

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QO Theatre Stages ‘CLUE’ The Quince Orchard High School Theatre fall production of “CLUE” takes the stage Nov. 3 and 10 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.—and this year, there’s dinner theatre option on Nov. 10. For $25, you can…

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Photo | Submitted Tune in to NBC-4 Washington on Nov. 10, 10:30 a.m. to see the Northwest “It’s Academic” team come in first place and advance to the playoffs.

Northwest ‘It’s Academic’ Team Advances to Playoffs The Northwest “It’s Academic” team came in first place Sept. 29 on the NBC4 Washington high school quiz program. The show will air on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 10:30 a.m., and the team…

MCPS Continues Focus on Safety

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) started the 2018-19 academic year with a focus on safety. Bus and building safety, child abuse, bullying, suicide prevention and environmental safety continue to be important in creating a welcoming learning environment, according to the…

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Resolution Seeks to Excuse Absences for Participation in Protests The Montgomery County Board of Education on Sept. 11 passed a resolution that would excuse up to three absences per year for students participating in civic-engagement activities or protests. To receive…

In the Middle – A Good Place to Be

Photo | Montgomery County Public Schools Principal Deborah Higdon looks forward to her 10th year at Lakelands Park Middle.

This September Lakelands Park Middle School welcomed close to 1,150 students. Some walked through its doors as newbie sixth graders, some as experienced seventh graders and some as veteran eighth graders. Lakelands Park Principal Deborah Higdon arrived to embark on…

Rachel Carson Elementary School Overcrowding Continues

Photo | Pam Schipper Despite overcrowding, Rachel Carson Elementary is known for its great teachers and administrators and students’ academic success.

Local activist Andrew Ross, who has a child attending Rachel Carson Elementary School (RCES), has been advocating for years to address the school’s over-enrollment. He even started a Facebook page,  www.facebook.com/rcesovercrowding, to encourage discussion. Community meetings to discuss redistricting, which…