Category: Schools

Board Authorizes Execution of Purple Line Construction MOU

The county Board of Education this week authorized Superintendent Jack Smith to execute a memorandum of understanding with the Maryland Transit Administration regarding Purple Line construction. The MOU covers issues at the Silver Spring International Middle School and the Sligo Creek Elementary School, located along Wayne Avenue. A Purple Line station is under construction by the Purple Line Transit Partners at the corner of Wayne and Dale Drive, affecting operations at both schools now and when the light rail becomes operational on Wayne. According to a memo from Smith to the board, the MOU includes: Provisions regarding responsibility for...

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Excavation Scheduled This Week for School Parking Lots

Trees around the parking lot of the middle school on Wayne Avenue came down to allow for new construction. Photo by Mike Diegel. Excavation work is scheduled to begin this week in preparation for the reconfiguration of the parking lots at Silver Spring International Middle School. The work follows last week’s removal of the trees surrounding the current lot on the corner of Dale Drive and Wayne Avenue; plans call for landscaping around the new lots to replace the trees. A new upper lot will have its entrance/exit on Dale Drive. A new egress to a middle and lower...

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Blair High School teacher wins C-SPAN Fellowship

Photo courtesy George Mayo A Montgomery Blair High School teacher is one of three winners in a nationwide competition for C-SPAN’s 2018 Teacher Fellowship Program, the company announced. George Mayo, who teaches film production, will spend four weeks in July with the education relations team in C-SPAN’s Washington headquarters to help create content for C-SPAN Classroom, an online teaching resource for educators.  “These kinds of events are really great because you get to meet other teachers and learn from what they’re doing, and also the people from C-SPAN,” said Mayo, who has taught at Blair for seven years. Mayo...

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Councilmember for a Day Entry Deadline Extended

Montgomery County graphic The deadline for submissions in the 2018 Councilmember for a Day challenge sponsored by Councilmember Craig Rice (D-District 2) has been extended to Monday, July 16. Current students in eighth grade through junior year in high school may enter by submitting a video of two minutes or less, or written essays of 500 words or less, that address two questions: In your opinion, what is the most important public policy issue facing young people today? What suggestions do you have for national, state and local leaders to address this issue? Ten students will be chosen as...

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Councilmember for a Day Challenge Entries Sought

Montgomery County graphic Submissions are now being accepted for the 2018 Councilmember for a Day challenge sponsored by Councilmember Craig Rice (D-District 2), chair of the council’s Education Committee. Current students in eighth grade through junior year in high school may enter by submitting a video of two minutes or less, or written essays of 500 words or less, that address two questions: In your opinion, what is the most important public policy issue facing young people today? What suggestions do you have for national, state and local leaders to address this issue? Ten students will be chosen as...

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