County Schools Roundup: Welcome Week, School Shooting Reaction
Montgomery County Public Schools are back in session after summer vacation.
With nearly 200 public schools and scores of private schools in Montgomery County, there's bound to be plenty of news. Here are the top school headlines from across Montgomery County's Patch sites from the first week of the 2012-13 school year:
COLESVILLE—White Oak Middle School turns 50 this year. On the first day of classes, County Executive Isiah Leggett and school officials rededicated the school. Read the full story on Colesville Patch.
GAITHERSBURG—Trojans principal Dr. Christine Handy-Collins said the school has adopted an Olympic theme for the new school year. Read the full story on Gaithersburg Patch.
ROCKVILLE—Malfunctioning light fixture blamed for evacuation on first day of school. Read the full story on Rockville Patch.
WHEATON—Patch talked to parents outside Wheaton Library to find out how much they were spending on supplies, lunchboxes, backpacks and clothes. Read the full story on Wheaton Patch.
BETHESDA—Patch stopped by Bethesda's Wood Acres Elementary School where we chatted with students ranging from kindergartners heading to school for the first time to fifth-graders returning for their final year of elementary school. View the full gallery on Bethesda Patch.
NORTH POTOMAC—The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association is launching a new initiative to teach parents, coaches and students the ins and outs of college athletics. Read the full story on North Potomac-Darnestown Patch.
GERMANTOWN—Which Germantown students made deans list or earned degrees? Find out on Germantown Patch.
CHEVY CHASE—Not everyone was excited about the first day of school on Monday. Little Sparky howled in protest as his human siblings returned to Somerset Elementary School. Check out the photo on Chevy Chase Patch.