School News

‘This Is Where I Belong’

Born and raised in Montgomery County, Rachel Carson Elementary School (RCES) teacher Beth Bell (37) loves living in Lakelands. “We have everything here you could possibly need,” she said. “Lots of families, good restaurants, and everyone is very friendly. It’s…

Busted on the Bus

A busload of Lakelands Park Middle School (LPMS) students got a round trip ride recently when their bus driver returned them to school for misbehaving. Bus 2325 was taking kids home after school on Nov. 29 when students on the…

Assignment Education

Local Teachers Named Contest Finalists Two neighborhood teachers were recently chosen as finalists in The Gazette’s “My Favorite Teacher” contest. Among the Montgomery County nominees, Rachel Carson Elementary School (RCES) first grade teacher Erika Huyck was selected as a finalist…

MCPS Checks Lakelands Bus Routes

Montgomery County school officials may check to make sure students are eligible to ride school buses after some concern about crowded buses. Parents with kids getting picked up at two stops in Lakelands got letters recently reminding them that only…

Back to the Books

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) welcomed approximately 144,000 students — an increase of 2,200 students over last year — for the start of the 2010-2011 school year on August 30. “We have a busy and exciting year ahead at MCPS,”…

Weast Announces Retirement

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jerry Weast plans to retire when his contract expires next year. Dr. Weast is one of the nation’s longest-serving school district superintendents. “It has been an incredible honor to serve this system as superintendent…

RCES Shuffles Classes and Schedule

Late enrollment made for some last minute shuffling of classrooms just hours before students met their teachers at the sneak peek event at Rachel Carson Elementary School (RCES). Traditionally students get postcards mailed to them letting them know who their…

QOHS Yard Sale to Benefit Marching Band

Quince Orchard High School will be holding a yard sale on Saturday October 9 to support the school’s marching band, the Marching Cougars. Area residents are invited shop at the sale, which runs from 9 a.m. to noon. Donations are…

Sneak Peek Day at RCES

It’s sneak preview day at Rachel Carson Elementary School (RCES) where 886 students are currently enrolled for the 2010-2011 school year. That’s an increase of 20 students in the general population over last year’s enrollment figures, according to RCES Assistant…