Category: Education

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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…

Carson Courier Enters Second Year of Production

Photo | Submitted The 2017-2018 Carson Courier newspaper staff concluded the school paper’s first year with an article on what teachers would be doing over the summer.

Encouraging young writers and artists to produce an engaging and informational elementary school newspaper is the mission of the moms of Elepress. Lauren Devito, a graphic designer, and Christine Wilson, a corporate trainer, searched for a venue to allow their…

More Than Academic: Navigating School Challenges in 2018

Kids soon will be heading back to classrooms to start a new academic year, and they are facing stressors that their parents never had to face. Dr. Michelle New, whose Kentlands Kids practice on Main Street specializes in working with…

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Meet the New QO Principal The Quince Orchard High School Booster Club is hosting a Meet & Greet with Beth Thomas, the new principal of QO. The event is Aug. 28, 6 to 7 p.m. in the QO Media Center.…

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Meet New QO Principal Beth Thomas Students and parents have two opportunities to meet Quince Orchard High School’s new principal, Beth Thomas, before the school year is in session. Principal Thomas will have a Student Meet and Greet on Tuesday,…

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Meet the New QO Principal The Quince Orchard High School Booster Club will host a reception for new Quince Orchard High Principal Elizabeth Thomas on July 12, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Washingtonian Woods Clubhouse. Everyone is welcome. The…