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New Child Abuse and Neglect Policy Approved On June 29, the Board of Education approved changes to Policy JHC, Child Abuse and Neglect. These changes had been tentatively approved by the Board on April 27; the revised policy had been sent out…

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Powerhouse Brass Rocks Rachel Carson and Summit Hall On June 11, Pritchard Music Academy’s Powerhouse Brass introduced students at Rachel Carson and Summit Hall to the beauty of brass instruments. The five member group, comprised of Michael Baniak (trumpet), Michael…

Northwest Says One Last Goodbye to Class of 2015

Photo | Arthur Cadeaux

(Left to right) Bradley Berman, Evan Dharia, Manav Parikh, Jade Loewenstein, Zach Ginsberg, Ethan Cadeaux, Devin Rosen and Nathalia Reyes are all smiles after receiving their diplomas from Northwest High School on June 9.

As the Northwest High School Class of 2015 entered DAR Constitution Hall on June 9, 2015, for commencement, every student was shouting “ONE-FIVE.” Their high level of energy continued throughout the ceremony. Highlighted by the commencement speech of Northwest sociology…

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MCPS to Cut Teaching, Staff Positions In order to close a $53 million budget shortfall for next year, Interim Superintendent Larry A. Bowers recommended cutting more than 380 teaching and staff positions and putting the Chromebook initiative on hold. The…

A Snapshot of Northwest Prom

Photo | Arthur Cadeaux

Friends Ethan Cadeaux, Zach Ginsberg, Bradley Berman, and Evan Dharia pose for photos at Seneca Creek State Park before the Northwest High School prom.

There was not a cloud in the sky as Northwest High School students went to local parks like Seneca Creek State Park and Black Hill Regional Park to take their pre-prom pictures on May 15. Other groups posed for photos…

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Larry Bowers to Continue as Interim Superintendent The Montgomery County Board of Education unanimously appointed Larry A. Bowers as interim superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) for the 2015-2016 school year. Mr. Bowers, a 37-year veteran of MCPS, has…