Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The systemwide proposal to provide more central office support to struggling schools begins with a 10-school pilot, according to county schools officials.
Three schools in Montgomery Village—Watkins Mill Elementary, Montgomery Village Middle, and Watkins Mill High—were picked to help pilot a new program from Montgomery County Public Schools that will provide an extra layer of central office support to underperforming schools. Officials culled various data to determine the schools that needed help, including key measures at certain grade levels, like whether students are reading as they should by 3rd grade and whether 5th and 8th graders have the reading and math skills that prepare them for the next level. Watkins Mill High School principal Scott Murphy told Patch the innovation program is welcomed at his school. "I really think it's a good thing," Murphy said. "I'm really excited about the…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
U.S. Congressman John Sarbanes met with Everett Davis, Assistant Principal at Montgomery Village Middle School, who was named the 2013 Maryland Assistant Principal of the Year.
Everett Davis, the Montgomery Village Middle School assistant principal named 2013 Maryland Assistant Principal of the Year, met Thursday with U.S. Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.). Davis is participating in the National Association of Secondary School’s Assistant Principals Week, along with other winners from around the country. “We count on principals to create the best environment for learning in our schools – not only as administrators, but also as instructional leaders,” Congressman Sarbanes said in a statement. “Mr. Davis is a stellar example of a public servant who has dedicated his life to helping Maryland students learn the skills they need to succeed in their education.” Davis, who had worked at Gaithersburg Middle School, was …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Capital News Service: Team mascot faces challenges in Congress, the courts and high schools. Do you think it should be changed?
Friday, April 5, 2013
Capital News Service: Team mascot faces challenges in Congress, the courts and high schools.
It’s a battle that has raged for decades. Is the name Redskins racist? Should the moniker and mascot of D.C.’s professional football franchise be changed? In recent months, the debate has been waged with unprecedented fervor. A federal trademark panel and Congress are considering the franchise’s trademark of the term, USA Today reported. Recent columns in The Washington Post have challenged the use of the name. This week, a Capital News Service special project examines “The Other Redskins: High Schools Debate Dropping a Controversial Mascot.” CNS identified 62 high schools in 22 states that use Redskins as their mascot—eight fewer schools than cited by the Washington Redskins on the team’s website earlier this year. Click here to access …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
A 12-year-old Montgomery Village girl and 14-year-old Gaithersburg girl had been missing since Jan. 23, police said.
(Update -- 9:10 a.m., Jan. 31) Montgomery County police said Karina Cornejo-Galdmaez, 12, and Rosa Rivas-Ascencio, 14, were located safe and unharmed Thursday morning in Wheaton. The girls had been missing since Jan. 23. (Original Post -- 3:24 p.m., Jan. 30) Montgomery County police are asking the public for help in locating two girls from the Gaithersburg area. Karina Cornejo-Galdmaez, 12, of the 9300 block of Merust Lane in Montgomery Village, and Rosa Rivas-Ascencio, 14, of the 18000 block of Nathans Place in Gaithersburg, were last seen at their respective middle schools at 2:30 p.m. dismissal on Jan. 23. Cornejo-Galdmaez was at Montgomery Village Middle School, while Rivas-Ascencio was at Neelsville Middle School in Germantown, police…
Friday, November 9, 2012
Everett Davis, now at Montgomery Village Middle School, was named Maryland's best assistant principal, The Gazette reported.
Montgomery Village Middle School assistant principal Everett Davis was selected as the state assistant principal of the year for 2013, according to a report by The Gazette. Davis, who had worked at Gaithersburg Middle School, was nominated for the award by Gaithersburg Middle's principal, Carol Goddard, prior to leaving his post for Montgomery Village Middle earlier this year. “I knew that he had every capability of being chosen,” Goddard told The Gazette. “He’ll take what he knows and help build some programs over there.” Davis was very influential during his five-year tenure at Gaithersburg Middle, forming a mentoring group for male students that took trips to Montgomery College, L’Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg and the White House…
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Board of Ed approves funds for International Baccalaureate at Montgomery Village Middle School and Neelsville Middle School.
For the past half-decade, parents in the Watkins Mill cluster have had their sights set on one step to biggest bang for the school system's buck: the middle school precursor for the high school’s International Baccalaureate program. After years of impassioned testimony and advocacy at school board meetings and public hearings, that longing finally came to fruition as the Board of Education last night endorsed a fiscal 2013 operating budget that outlines one new outlay in its belt-tightening $2.13 billion: roughly $400,000 to bring the IB Middle Years Programme to Montgomery Village and Neelsville middle schools. Once the specialized curriculum goes into effect two years from now, Montgomery Village and Neelsville will be the county's sixth…