Back to School in Gaithersburg, March on Washington: Week in Preview

What to have on your radar this week in Gaithersburg.

FILE | Patch
FILE | Patch

On the agenda | Work session: Wells/Robertson House
The Gaithersburg City Council will hear a presentation on the Wells/Robertson House, which for 25 years has served homeless people with drug and alcohol addictions. The agenda is posted at the city website, GaithersburgMD.gov

Back to school | Today is the first day of school for Montgomery County public schools
Bye-bye summer break. According to MCPS, more than 150,000 students are expected to attend class on the first day of school, which is today, Monday, Aug. 26. Students at Gaithersburg High School will notice upgrades—millions of dollars worth of upgrades. The original building dates back to the 1950s. 

History | 50th anniversary of the March on Washington
Thousands are expected to come to Washington, DC this week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. If you’re planning to participate, you’ll find a schedule of events here

You said it | ‘That was a defining moment of my life.’
Those were the words of the Rev. Jim Macdonell, an 80-year-old Rockville resident who was there when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream Speech.” The full interview is at Rockville Patch today. 

Traffic | Avoid back-to-school traffic
With those hundreds of students heading back to the classrooms are the big yellow school buses and big messy traffic. Check the roads before you go.


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