August 17, 2016

As Dr. Barbara Woodward began our quick tour of the new Hallie Wells Middle School in Clarksburg, the new principal of the new school stops outside the door of the non-quite finished cafeteria and points to the new tables waiting to be unpacked and arranged.

   “You can see those red circular tables,...

July 6, 2016

In his first official week on the job, the new superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools has been making the rounds, the mail rounds, as he visits each of the 204 public schools in the school district.

   Jack Smith, who officially began his time as Superintendent of MCPS on Friday, July 1,...

May 23, 2016

Last week, the Nashville public school district named former Roberto Clemente Middle School Principal Dr. Shawn Joseph as the new Director of Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools. He will lead the 86,000-student school district effective July 1, 2016.

   Joseph served as principal of the Germantown...

May 10, 2016

Current eighth graders from Kingsview Middle School will have the same principal when they move on to high school at Northwest next year, as the Montgomery County Board of Education has appointed current Kingsview Middle School Principal James D’Andrea to replace outgoing Northwest Principal Lance D...

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot was in Germantown Monday to present Silver Hammer Awards to the principal and building services staff at Capt. James E. Daly Jr. Elementary School. The Comptroller established the special recognition - the "Silver Hammer Award" - for schools that have demonstrated...

April 22, 2016

With animal riddles, geometric shapes, and other activities, a Germantown elementary school is pioneering a unique way to involve the community in getting a taste of what a modern classroom is like.

   Lake Seneca Elementary School, on Wanegarden Drive, opened its doors last Wednesday evening for its...

April 19, 2016

 After seven years as principal, the face of Northwest High School, Principal E. Lancelotti “Lance” Dempsey will be leaving the school to take a new post with Montgomery County Public Schools as Associate Superintendent of Human Resources.

   Dempsey, who could be seen prowling both the hallways duri...

April 19, 2016

Montgomery County Public Schools announced Tuesday that the district will extend the 2015–2016 school year by one day and end the year on Monday, June 20. The MCPS request for a one-day waiver of the 180-day school year requirement was approved Monday by the Maryland State Department of Education.


April 18, 2016

Poolesville High School ranks as number nine in the 2016 America’s Most Challenging High Schools in the Washington D.C. Area in the list published by The Washington Post. Poolesville High School ranks fourth among Maryland high schools.

   Winston Churchill High School in Potomac ranks as number 88 i...

March 22, 2016

The Montgomery County Board of Education unanimously selected Hallie Wells Middle School as the name of the new Clarksburg/Damascus middle school which will open in August of this year. Making it just the second non-elementary school in the county to be named after a woman.

   The Board made the sele...

March 8, 2016

The Montgomery County Board of Education officially appointed Dr. Jack Smith as superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools and approved his employment contract on Tuesday, March 8.

   Under the terms of the four-year contract, Smith will earn a salary of $275,000 per year, and also will recei...

March 8, 2016

Visiting family in Germantown from out-of-state, Jay Fox recently spent a day volunteering at his granddaughters’ school, Lake Seneca Elementary on Wanegarten Drive.

   Fox read aloud in one classroom, helping with math problems in another. He even assisted with duty in the lunchroom and out on playg...

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