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 second and third weeks of the 2012-13 school year:
GAITHERSBURG—Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr announces that Montgomery County Public Schools is considering a district-wide baseline concussion testing program for student athletes. .
SILVER SPRING—The parent of a 9-year-old student with Down's syndrome says four adults held the boy down for 45 minutes at a Bethesda elementary school. .
POTOMAC—A Potomac educator is one of two Maryland teachers competing for a $25,000 prize, given to innovative teachers across the country. .
ROCKVILLE—Councilwoman Nancy Navarro presents a proclamation from the Montgomery County Council to students and administrators of the and Harmony Hills Elementary School, both in Aspen Hill. .
GAITHERSBURG—Gaithersburg Elementary School principal Stephanie Brant exchanges normal homework for reading assignments, after delivering free books to adults and children twice weekly over the summer. .
NORTH POTOMAC—Rachel Carson Elementary is named a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. .
WHEATON—Julia D. McMurry, a senior at Albert Einstein High School, is named a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist. .
MONTGOMERY VILLAGE—Wolverines hold the Hornets in check in the first half, but Zach Bradshaw's big plays and the Hornets' running game powers Damascus to a 35-0 Week 2 win. .
GERMANTOWN—Seneca Valley beats Northwest 26-13 at home. .