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BALTIMORE, MD (November 24, 2021) – Following a special meeting featuring public comment from stakeholders, community members and health experts on the State’s emergency school mask requirement, the Maryland State Board of Education will host a special virtual meeting on Wednesday, December …

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Thanksgiving  Parade  In Silver Spring  All  Photos By Marketa Ebert  

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The Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher-Associations publicly states their concerns about the safety and security of students. They ask the county to address several concerns outlined in the attached PDF. This PDF was made and provided by the MCCPTA. You can read this PDF by clicking…

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Did you realize that it’s flu season? If not, I don’t blame you. The past year and a half has been dominated by COVID. Pretty much all of the public health messaging recently has been focused on encouraging people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Given the terrible toll that COVID has wro…

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Patriot Ambassadors help the school community, especially new students, through hosting a number of events such as the Trunk or Treat on Oct. 9.

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President Joe Biden was expected to sign into law his long-awaited $1 trillion infrastructure bill on Nov. 15, a major breakthrough in his economic agenda that has seen a series of setbacks ranging from big losses in Virginia and New Jersey to uncertainty over key aspects of his plan.

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BALTIMORE, MD (November 10, 2021) – The Maryland State Board of Education will host a special virtual meeting on Tuesday, November 16 at 1 p.m. via WebEx. The meeting will collect feedback on the state’s emergency school mask requirement through public input and public health expert testimony.

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“It was like a Hollywood movie,” says Rami Mohammed on his journey of arriving at the Harsham IDP and refugee camp. Seven years ago, at the age of 16, Rami and his family left everything behind in their home of Mosul, Iraq to escape the perils of ISIS control and embark upon a new life in an…

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As the severity of COVID worsened and individuals were pushed into isolation, pre-existing mental health concerns were exacerbated tremendously. Stuck inside with nowhere to go and no one to see (not to mention the looming fear of contracting COVID), many felt hopeless and alone. Prior to th…

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Recently, there has been much discourse surrounding social media and its effects on teens, especially girls. It is evident that most forms of social media have negative effects on brain chemistry, specifically their development, which is something that psychologists like Dr. Laura Grey spend…

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today issued the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day, which is Thurs., November 11.

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Gaithersburg, MD (November 10, 2021) The City of Gaithersburg is joining Montgomery County and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) to host a Fair Housing Public Forum on Thursday, November 18, 2021, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The virtual forum, hosted on Zoom, is free and ope…

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Gaithersburg, MD (November 9, 2021)  On November 9, 2021, the Gaithersburg Board of Supervisors of Elections officially certified the winners of the Gaithersburg municipal election for Mayor and City Council as Jud Ashman for Mayor and Lisa E. Henderson and Jim McNulty for City Council. The …

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ROCKVILLE, MD – CASA celebrates the unanimous passage of Montgomery County Council Bill 30-21. CASA members spent months sharing powerful personal stories, talking to council members and their staff, and rallying for housing rights, which contributed greatly to this tenant victory. Sponsored…

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Ms. Krista McKim never thought she would be a teacher, after all, she grew up struggling with dyslexia. Now, McKim teaches AP English Language and Composition, advises the yearbook, and supports students that may be facing struggles similar to those she experienced as a child.

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Two high school juniors are running a local charity drive in order to combat period and hygiene poverty. They have partnered with Her Drive, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that shares their goals. They began collecting items on the 15th of October and plan to continue collect…

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WindsorRunning, LLC DirectAthletics MeetPro IAC-ISL-MAC Upper School Championships Agricultural Farm Park, Derwood, MD - 10/30/2021 IAC Freshman/Sophomore ====================…

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The co-chairs of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics of the U.S. House of Representatives Science, Space & Technology Committee were cheerleaders for the use of nuclear power in space at a hearing at which they presided over last week titled “Accelerating Deep Space Travel with Spa…

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As you know, on September 27, 2021, the Court conducted a 12-hour hearing on Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss and Plaintiffs’ Motion for a Preliminary Injunction to block the sale of the property containing the Moses African Cemetery to a developer.  Just a few minutes ago, Judge Karla Smith de…

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Many students have theories about the personalities of their teachers outside of the classroom. Although, them being a part-time Nazi is that last thing many would expect. Gregory Conte, a former substitute teacher at our very own Quince Orchard High School, is in fact, a Nazi. While Conte w…

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Since March 2019, the Board of Education has implemented new rules and protocols including  allowing students to take a “mental health day” as an excused absence from now on. 

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Many students may have noticed that Goodwill has opened close to RM. Goodwill is a popular location for thrifting, an activity that has become increasingly popular among teens in the past years. 

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On September 9, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) announced that they will begin administering rapid COVID-19 tests. These tests are given to students who exhibit COVID-19 related symptoms during the school day. The rapid testing program came in response to the 1,000 COVID-19 cases tha…

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Statement of Senator Jim Rosapepe on the retirement of Maryland Treasurer Nancy Kopp “I worked with Nancy from my first House term through last week, on issues from college affordability and fiscal strategy to retirement savings for working families. She’s been so effective and respected bec…

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On Saturday, Oct. 2, thousands gathered in DC to protest the potential overturning of Roe V. Wade. The rally included speeches by several notable women’s rights activists. “No matter where you live, no matter where you are, this moment is dark — it is dark — but that’s why we’re here,” Alexi…

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Walter Johnson was found vandalized the morning of Sunday October 3. The graffiti included hate speech and references to white supremacy.

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