Category: School News

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…

Assignment Education

QO Booster Club News The Quince Orchard High School (QOHS) Booster Club welcomes all its neighbors to the fall 2010 Cougar season. The first football game in the Cougar Dome will take place on Friday, September 10 at 6:30 p.m.…

Parents Appeal Bus Route

Parents in Lakelands are making one last effort to try to get Montgomery County to provide a school bus to take students to Quince Orchard High School this fall. A request by a group of parents to have the bus…

Back to School

Kindergarten Play Dates at Billy’s Playground Rachel Carson Elementary School’s incoming kindergartners are invited to a play date at Billy’s Playground from 10 a.m. – noon on August 18 and 25 at Lakelands Park. This is a great chance to…