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Two Students Arrested on School Property

Two Students Arrested on School Property

The Montgomery County Police 2nd District School Resource Officer has arrested two students for possessing a stun gun at Walt Whitman High School, located at 7100 Whittier Boulevard in Bethesda. 

School security officials from Whitman High School notified the 2nd District School Resource Officer, who was at the school, of two students possibly being in possession of a stun gun; an electroshock weapon.

The preliminary investigation determined that a 14-year-old male student brought a stun gun to school and gave it to another 14-year-old male student.  School security officials and the 2nd District School Resource Officer located the two students and recovered the stun gun. 

MARYLAND'S 2nd Annual Video Gaming Conference Sat Dec.11 8:30 - 1:30 Grades5 - 12

MARYLAND'S 2nd Annual Video Gaming Conference Sat Dec.11 8:30 - 1:30  Grades5 - 12

WHAT: This 1-day conference for 5th-12th grade students promises to educate and motivate students who seek information on how to crack into the video gaming industry.  From creation to marketing industry experts will introduce students to the various aspects of video game design, programming…and of course play!  With fun, food, and door prizes you don’t want to miss out on this experience.


WHO:                                    WORKSHOP - GAMES - FOOD - PRIZES

Nobel Learning Community Honors Bethesda Country Day School Principal

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Ashley Boarman, Public Relations Account Executive

BETHESDA, Md. (Nov. 4, 2010) – The Bethesda Country Day School is proud to announce that principal Judy McClimans has been named Preschool Principal of the Year by its parent organization, Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. McClimans received the honor at Nobel Learning Communities’ annual principal conference, which was recently held in Las Vegas. 

“Judy is a wonderful principal and entirely deserving of this award,” said Kristen Mirsky, parent of a student at Bethesda Country Day School. “Her passion for both her students and teachers is evidenced by her enthusiasm and commitment to making this preschool a top-notch learning facility. She understands the difference that going above-and-beyond can make, especially for parents.

Capital Budget Request Lays Groundwork for Future Growth

Superintendent of Schools Jerry D. Weast is proposing only minor adjustments to the current Capital Improvements Program (CIP) for Fiscal Year 2012, including $6.5 million to replace aging heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems in facilities across the district.

   However, Dr. Weast’s recommendation lays the foundation for future construction in areas of Montgomery County that are experiencing dramatic enrollment growth, including Rockville, Germantown and Bethesda-Chevy Chase. Every two years, the county approves a six-year Capital Improvements Program, which includes school facilities and infrastructure. In off years, such as FY 2012, only amendments to the adopted CIP are considered.

MCPS Parent Academy - Refresh Your Algebra Skills with the Math Dude

  • Where: 18909 Kingsview Rd, Germantown, MD 20874
  • Date: October 27, 2010
  • Time: 7:00pm–8:30pm
  • Brush up on your algebra and learn a few tips on how to help your child with algebra. Led by Mike DeGraba, The Math Dude, from the MCPS instructional TV series.

  • Features: Free
  • Price: Free

One of Nation's Best, Montgomery County Public Schools Wins $250,000 in College Scholarships

   Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) was named one of the five best urban school districts in the nation Tuesday by the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, earning $250,000 in college scholarships for graduates from the class of 2011.

   MCPS is the first district from Maryland or the Washington D.C. area to be selected as a finalist for the Broad Prize in Urban Education, which is the largest education award in the country.

   Out of the five school districts up for the award, Gwinnett County (Ga.) Public Schools was selected as the 2010 winner of the Broad Prize, earning $1 million in college scholarships.

New Middle School Proposed for Bethesda-Chevy Chase

The Gazette reports that a new middle school could be built in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase area if a recommendation by Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jerry D. Weast is included in the school system's 2013-2018 Capital Improvements Program next fall.

The new school is needed to relieve overcrowding at the area's existing middle school and elementary schools, and to streamline sixth grade, which is now offered at two elementary schools as well as the area's middle school, Weast wrote in a recommendation released today.

The announcement comes in a school year when staff cuts at elementary schools have resulted in abbreviated curriculum offerings for sixth graders and led parents to question whether an elementary school is a suitable setting for students typically considered middle schoolers.

Chevy Chase and North Chevy Chase are the only elementary schools in the county that offer sixth grade.