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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:

KENSINGTON—Montgomery County school officials discussed school safety after hearing about a . .

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. .

GAITHERSBURG—Trojans principal Dr. Christine Handy-Collins said the school has adopted an Olympic theme for the new school year. .

ROCKVILLE—Malfunctioning light fixture blamed for evacuation on first day of school. .

WHEATON—Patch talked to parents outside Wheaton Library to find out how much they were spending on supplies, lunchboxes, backpacks and clothes. .

BETHESDA—Patch stopped by Bethesda's  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. .

POTOMAC—A photo gallery of  in Potomac on the first day back to school. View the full gallery on .

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. .

GERMANTOWN—Which Germantown students made deans list or earned degrees? .

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 . .

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