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 fourth and fifth weeks of the 2012-13 school year:
Report: Brawl at Watkins Mill Football Game Ends in Critical Injury of Girl
MONTGOMERY VILLAGE—A 10th-grade girl was reportedly hit by a police cruiser in the melee after the Watkins Mill-Clarksburg grudge match. Read the full story on Montgomery Village Patch.
Blind Runner Goes the Distance at Seneca Valley
GERMANTOWN—“To me, it's freedom. Nothing stops you from anything. You just go,” said blind cross country runner Angie Fuentes on why she enjoys the sport. Read the full story on Germantown Patch.
SILVER SPRING—The whiteboards are part of a $14.5 million technology investment that would also include installing wireless Internet. Read the full story on Silver Spring Patch.
BETHESDA—The family of the slain Notre Dame Preparatory School graduate filmed with television personality Katie Couric in August. Read the full story on Bethesda Patch.
Young Broadway Stars to Visit Montgomery County to Talk to Students
POTOMAC—Jonathan Groff of Fox's hit show Glee and Anthony Rapp of Broadway's Rent will appear at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School for ArtSpeak! Read the full story on Potomac Patch.
Potomac Steps Up For Walk To School Day
POTOMAC—Will yours be one of the hundreds of students walking and biking to school next Wednesday? International Walk to School Day is coming up on Oct. 3. Read the full story on Potomac Patch.
Rockville Schools Show Gains on SAT
ROCKVILLE—Four Rockville-area high schools each showed gains in the average combined SAT scores of their graduating class in 2012. Read the full story on Rockville Patch.
Video Speak-Out: When Does Walking to School Become a Hardship?
WHEATON—IMPACT Silver Spring interviewed parents of students at Flora M. Singer Elementary School. Read the full story on Wheaton Patch.
Quince Orchard Student Is Semi-Finalist for National Scholarship
GAITHERSBURG—Twenty-two seniors attending the county's public high schools are finalists for the 2013 National Achievement Scholarship competition. Read the full story on Gaithersburg Patch.
Blair High School Hosting Capitol Steps
TAKOMA PARK—In the midst of a presidential election year, there is nothing funnier than seeing the Capitol Steps skewer both political parties. Read the full story on Takoma Park Patch.