Thursday, April 25, 2013
Teachers, students, business owners and public safety personnel among award recipients
The Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce held its 29th Annual Community Awards Banquet at Hollywood East in Wheaton Wednesday night. Here is a full list of the awards and their recipients: The 2013 Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce Tribute Award: Kensington Volunteer Fire Department The Chamber Member of the Year: IHOP, William Moore, President The Outstanding Chamber Service Award: Smart Computer, Inc, Seth Katz The Non-Profit of the Year: Parent Encouragement Program The Mid-County Citizens Advisory Board Citizen of the Year: Susan DeFord The Mid-County Citizens Advisory Board Civic Association of the Year: Community Partners of Aspen Hill Wheaton Redevelopment Advisory Committee Wheaton Revitalization Award: The Shops …
Monday, April 22, 2013
This most recent incident involved a 10th grade student who was protesting U.S. government policies toward Puerto Rico.
The Maryland Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) recently announced that for the fourth time in eight years, it has taken action against the Montgomery County Public School system regarding a student’s rights to decline to participate in the Pledge of Allegiance. This most recent incident involved Enidris Siurano-Rodriguez, a 10th grade student at Damascus High School, who was protesting U.S. government policies toward Puerto Rico. According to the ACLU’s press release, Siurano-Rodriguez, whose family is from Puerto Rico, was initially sent to the principal’s office, where the assistant principal “improperly demanded to know why she persisted in sitting during the Pledge.” The school then contacted the student’s mother, …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The Wheaton Drama Club will perform Disney's Aladdin this weekend, beginning Thursday night.
It's that time of year again, when local high schools perform their spring musicals. The Wheaton Drama Club at Wheaton High School presents Disney's Aladdin on April 18, 19 and 20. The show starts at 7 p.m. each night. Tickets are available at the door: $7 for adults, $5 for students. Other local high schools are also putting on shows this weekend:
The music in the show comes from the past six decades.
This weekend, Northwood High School is taking audiences through a musical review of the last six decades. Northwood students will perform Billboard Magic 2013; DECADIA, which includes popular, toe-tapping music from the 1950s, '60s, '70s, '80, '90s and 2000s to today. The show will run Thursday, April 18 (7 p.m.), Friday, April 19 (7 p.m.), and Saturday, April 20 (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.) Each performance will be held at the Harry A. Putt Auditorium, located at 919 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, MD 20901. Read more about the show and how to purchase tickets at the event listing on Wheaton Patch. Other local high schools are also putting on shows this weekend:
Friday is opening night.
It's the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet, transported to New York City, where the star-crossed lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs. John F. Kennedy High School students will perform West Side Story on April 19 and 20 from 7-9 p.m. and on April 21 from 2-4 p.m. in the high school auditorium at 1901 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, MD 20902. Read more in Kennedy's school newspaper, The New Frontier. Other local high schools are also putting on shows this weekend:
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Learn about a different kind of Maryland "crab," where Costco fans are flocking and how a flash heat wave felled students. Be prepared with all the Maryland news across Patch.
Sunday, April 14
By Patch Staff Relationship Between Army Recruiter and Slain Rockville Teen Examined As the community grieves, details are emerging about the nature of the relationship between a Rockville High School student and an Army recruiter whom police say shot and killed the teen before killing himself at his Germantown home. Blue Angels Cancel Remaining Air Shows in 2013 The rest of the season—including the air show in Annapolis—was canceled due to budget constraints in the defense department, an official said. Michelle Obama to Speak at Bowie State University Commencement The first lady will address approximately 600 graduates during commencement excercises on May 17, and BSU will confer an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree upon the first lady. …
Learn when each Montgomery County public high school will hold its graduation ceremony.
Montgomery County Public Schools on Thursday tweeted a link to a schedule of high school graduations this spring. All ceremonies at DAR Costitution Hall in Washington, D.C. will be streamed online, the school system's website said. The graduations season begins with a ceremony for the school system's Alternative Programs on May 24 and wraps up with June 12 with ceremonies for Watkins Mill High School, the Longview School and the Gateway to College program. Click here to read the full schedule on the MCPS website.
Catch up on the week in Montgomery County social media.
Check out these #MoCo Online posts you may have missed this week: #MoCo Online finds Montgomery County information posted via social media and shares it with you. Click here for more #MoCo Online posts.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Unseasonably warm temperatures lead to questions about school air conditioning.
On Wednesday, several Magruder High School students were overcome by the heat. No wonder that MCPS has been getting questions about the process of changing over from heat to air conditioning in the schools. MCPS posted on its website an explanation about the conversion process.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Get caught up on headlines from around Montgomery County.
With more than a dozen websites across Montgomery County, Patch brings you news from every corner of our community. Catch up on headlines you might have missed this week. First Lady Hosts Watkins Mill Students for Jackie Robinson Film Workshop GAITHERSBURG—First Lady Michelle Obama and actor Harrison Ford were among participants in a panel discussion following a film screening for Watkins Mill students. “To be able to share this experience with students is probably one of the most meaningful experiences of my career," Watkins Mill principal Scott Murphy said. Read the full story on Gaithersburg Patch and follow a live thread of tweets and photos from the event. Wheaton Redevelopment: Different Site Considered for Park and Planning …