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Northwest Runner Records Longest Triple Jump in Maryland History

Taylor Wright’s career at Northwest High is officially over but that did not stop her from continuing to assert her dominance in high school track and field competition. Wright capped off her accolade-filled career with a Maryland state record performance.

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How two teams at this Montgomery County school win big at a national design challenge

In the SourceAmerica Design Challenge, a team from Poolesville High School created two devices that help people with disabilities in the workplace.

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MoCo's Got Talent Student Winners Announced

More than 160 students participated in the MoCo’s Got Talent finals on June 9 at The Fillmore. The annual talent show features middle and high school students in the visual and performing arts. Congratulations to the five first-place winners including vocalist Jeanne Lubika, the band Karousel, dancer Ankit Guliani, artist Mya Simpson, and artist Larisa Kachko.

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Three 7th graders started a project to recycle food waste from Montgomery County schools

Team Green Tea, three seventh graders from Roberto Clemente Middle School, are competing in an Army-based STEM competition encouraging students to develop solutions to real-world problems in their local communities.

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Montgomery Co. teen to compete in ‘Jeopardy!’ teen tournament

A teenager from Chevy Chase, Maryland, will compete on the ABC game show “Jeopardy!” on Wednesday, June 19. Montgomery Blair High School junior Sophia Weng is in the quarterfinals of the show’s Teen Tournament, DCist reported.

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Three Teachers, Principal Win ESOL Awards

Three Teachers, Principal Win ESOL Awards

The ESOL/Bilingual Advisory Committee (EBAC) has named its winners of Teacher and Principal of the Year awards. The awards recognize teachers—one each at the elementary, middle and high school levels—and a principal who have demonstrated excellent teaching and leadership qualities in guiding students with limited English proficiency. The awards were established in 1987.

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LFI, SCB Students Showcase Their Skills in Second Annual Demo Day

LFI, SCB Students Showcase Their Skills in Second Annual Demo Day

Damascus High School held its 2nd Annual Demo(nstration) Day. The adaptive physical education event is a celebration of health and fitness. Demo Day allowed students in the Learning for Independence (LFI) and School Community-Based (SCB) programs to demonstrate movement and health-related fitness skills they have learned and practiced in P.E. all year.

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After 50 years of service, Montgomery Co. educator bids farewell

Generations of Silver Spring, Maryland, children have been cultivated by her kindness, firm guidance and devotion to her school. Now, Virginia “Ginny” Bumblis is bidding farewell to New Hampshire Estates Elementary School after 50 years as a teacher’s aide.

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MCPS Selected as Public Sector Partner of the Year By County Chamber of Commerce

MCPS Selected as Public Sector Partner of the Year By County Chamber of Commerce

Montgomery County Public Schools has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Public Sector Partner of the Year Award. This award recognizes an organization that works in partnership with the Chamber to propel its mission forward.

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Glen Haven Elementary School Celebrates a Special Olympics Field Day

Thanks to a partnership with the Young Athletes Program, Pre-K to second grade students at Glen Haven Elementary School had the opportunity to work on developing motor and basic sports skills throughout the school year. The partnership culminated with a Special Olympics Field Day where children celebrated the joy of play.

Silver Spring students awarded after saving kindergartner’s life

Silver Spring students awarded after saving kindergartner’s life

Two Oakland Terrace Elementary School students were recognized Tuesday in Silver Spring, Maryland, for their quick thinking while patrolling just outside the school after a kindergartner ran toward oncoming traffic.

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From average grades to a full college scholarship in a few years

From average grades to a full college scholarship in a few years

Christian Melgar went from being a "C" student to earning a full college scholarship thanks to help from his teachers and mentors at Rockville High School.

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All In: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

All In: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

"Educators do not work alone in this endeavor. Family and community members play essential roles as well. It is important for our graduates to pause and thank the many adults who have made a positive difference in their lives." - Jack Smith

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ESOL/Bilingual Advisory Committee (EBAC)  Teacher and Principal of the Year

ESOL/Bilingual Advisory Committee (EBAC) Teacher and Principal of the Year

The ESOL/Bilingual Advisory Committee (EBAC) has named its winners of Teacher and Principal of the Year awards. This year’s ESOL Teachers of the Year are: Hattie S. Yoo of Oak View and New Hampshire Estates elementary schools; Michelle Hunsberger of Gaithersburg Middle School; and Christopher Wilhelm of Northwood High School. The ESOL Principal of the Year is James Allrich of Argyle Middle School.

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MCPS Retirees Honored at Annual Recognition Reception

MCPS Retirees Honored at Annual Recognition Reception

The Board of Education and Superintendent Jack R. Smith honored 652 retirees at the MCPS annual retirement recognition ceremony and reception on June 6 at Richard Montgomery High School. Certificates of appreciation were presented to the retirees to thank them for their dedicated service to MCPS students.

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Two MCPS Graduates Start

Two MCPS Graduates Start 'Brothers With Books'

Kevin Isabelle-Peete is a 2013 graduate of Northwest High School. He’s currently at Towson University studying Elementary and Special Education. Isaac Cudjoe graduates from Seneca Valley in 2012. He has a masters in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence from Brandeis University. Together, these two young men have started Brothers With Books. Kevin and Isaac noticed that students aren’t reading as much as they should, so they wanted to make sure that students had adequate access to books.

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The 2019 Graduation Season Is Here

Tennis center teaches how to win on the court and in the classroom

The Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park lives up to its name. In the 20 years since the doors to the training facility opened, dozens of youngsters have developed into junior and collegiate champs, with some becoming highly ranked pros. Ayana Akli was headed for the University of Maryland. The ­17-year-old Wheaton High graduate had capped off her senior year by winning the Maryland 4A girls’ tennis singles title — for the third year in a row.

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Cool Schools: From average grades to a full college scholarship in a few years

Meet Christian Melgar, who went from being a "C" student to earning a full college scholarship at Bucknell University, thanks to help from his teachers and mentors at Rockville High School.

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Northwest Student Is State Winner of Doodle for Google Contest

Northwest Student Is State Winner of Doodle for Google Contest

Maggie Slaughter, a freshman at Northwest High School, is the Maryland state winner of the Doodle for Google contest. She will now compete against other state winners to become the national winner. The competition is open to K–12 students and asks them to create their own Google doodle. This year’s theme was: “When I grow up, I hope…”

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Washington Grove Teacher Wins State Award

Washington Grove Teacher Wins State Award

Serena Keeney-Horsch, first grade two-way immersion teacher at Washington Grove Elementary School, has been named the 2020 Maryland Foreign Language Teacher of the Year. It is the first time an MCPS teacher has won the award since it was established in 2007.

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Three School Counselors Recognized with Top Honors

Three School Counselors Recognized with Top Honors

Staff members at Meadow Hall Elementary, Francis Scott Key Middle and Quince Orchard High schools have been honored with 2018–2019 Counselor of the Year awards.

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Cabin John Student Makes It to National Spelling Bee Finals

An eighth-grade student from Cabin John Middle School made it to the finals of the 92nd Scripps National Spelling Bee. Anson Cook, 12, was one of the last 50 finalists standing in the spelling bee. This is the second year Cook competed in the bee.

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Montgomery County native elected first black student body president at Yale University

Kahlil Greene made history at Yale University when his classmates elected him as their first black student body president. The Montgomery County native got his start right here in the DMV where he graduated from Poolesville High School.

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B-CC Student Recognized for Volunteer Service

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School senior Andrew Cha was recognized for raising nearly $10,000 over three years to help families in Flint, Michigan receive clean water.

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Chevy Chase Teen Reaches International Championship in Strategy Card Game

Milan Bhayana’s run has been nothing short of magical. The 13-year-old from Chevy Chase knocked off 200 opponents at MagicFest in Buffalo, New York, in late April to earn a spot in the Mythic Championship IV Magic: The Gathering tournament in Barcelona.

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