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RCES Is Digging It On Sunday, Oct. 5, 25 volunteers worked for six hours, prepping for the conservation garden in the Rachel Carson Elementary School (RCES) courtyard. It was a true community effort. Volunteers came from Epworth United Methodist Church,…

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MCPS Launches Improved Website and New Mobile App MCPS has redesigned the district’s central website, which not only has a more contemporary look, but also is better organized to make information easier to find. MCPS also launched a free mobile…

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Labor Day Parade Winners At the 2014 Labor Day Parade in Olde Towne, Gaithersburg, judges selected participant winners in nine categories. The Quince Orchard High School Marching Band won honorable mention in the Marching Band Unit category. The Macmillian Pipe…

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Highest Enrollment Ever at MCPS Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) begins the 2014–2015 school year with its highest enrollment ever, the opening of its 202nd school—the Wilson Wims Elementary School in Clarksburg—and the launch of a new districtwide technology initiative…

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Many children walk to Rachel Carson Elementary School on Tschiffely Square Road.

The smells of pencil shavings, whiteboard markers and freshly unwrapped notebook paper are again filling the air as area schools gear up for the start of the new year on Aug. 25. As school buses and classrooms become full again,…

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NWHS Enjoys New Track Anne Rossiter, Northwest High School athletic director, said, “We’re ecstatic” about the new track just completed during the first week of August. “We have a great track program,” she noted, and coaches and athletes are looking…

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Mariana Ruiz Wins 5K T-shirt Contest The winner of the 2014 Kentlands/Lakelands 5K T-shirt design contest is Mariana Ruiz, a student at Rachel Carson Elementary School.  Ruiz’ design was selected from a pool of more than 100 submitted drawings. Calling…