School News

RCES Named National Blue Ribbon School

Rachel Carson Elementary School (RCES) was one of only 10 Maryland schools awarded the National Blue Ribbon of Excellence by The Department of Education in early September. The distinction follows the school’s receipt of the state Blue Ribbon award last…

Fall Basketball League Folds

QO Varsity Head Coach Paul Foringer recently announced that the fall basketball league, a staple of the season for teams from many area schools for 11 years, has been cancelled. According to a letter Foringer emailed to the coaches in…

Say Good-bye to Summer

The first day of school brings mixed emotions for many parents. After having children underfoot all summer, it can be a relief. Yet the idea of not having them there and watching them move on and up can be bittersweet.…

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Book Festival Launches Short Story Contest Homeless girls, vanishing brothers and forced trips to the moon will be the themes for the Gaithersburg Book Festival’s third-annual short story writing contest for Washington, D.C., metropolitan area high school students. To participate,…

MCPS Offers Gaithersburg Update

On July 23 Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) representatives attended a work session with the Gaithersburg Mayor and Council to provide an update on the progress of certain school building projects and the overall projections for the city. According to…

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RCES Sneak Preview Rachel Carson Elementary School will hold a Sneak Preview for students on Aug. 24. Grades three through five students will be able to meet their teachers from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., and students in kindergarten through second…

Redistricting Referendum Up in the Air

The state’s new Congressional redistricting map is heading back to court. On July 11, the Maryland State Board of Elections certified that the state’s Congressional redistricting map would be on the ballot in November for voters to approve or reject.…

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Attention RCES Incoming Kindergartners The new school year is just around the corner. An annual get-together is scheduled for all children who will be entering kindergarten at Rachel Carson Elementary School (RCES) this September. Come out and meet fellow community…

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MCPS Class of 2012 Earns 81 National Merit Scholarships Twenty-one Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students have received National Merit Scholarships in the latest round of awards sponsored by universities and colleges. This represents more than half of the 39…