County Schools Roundup: Concussion Testing, Student Restraint and More
School news from across Montgomery County Patch sites.
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 second and third weeks of the 2012-13 school year:
GAITHERSBURG—Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr announces that Montgomery County Public Schools is considering a district-wide baseline concussion testing program for student athletes. Read the full story on Gaithersburg Patch.
SILVER SPRING—The parent of a 9-year-old student with Down's syndrome says four adults held the boy down for 45 minutes at a Bethesda elementary school. Read the full story on Silver Spring Patch.
NORTH POTOMAC—Rachel Carson Elementary is named a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. Read the full story on North Potomac-Darnestown Patch.
POTOMAC—A Potomac educator is one of two Maryland teachers competing for a $25,000 prize, given to innovative teachers across the country. Read the full story on Potomac Patch.
ROCKVILLE—Councilwoman Nancy Navarro presents a proclamation from the Montgomery County Council to students and administrators of the Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy and Harmony Hills Elementary School, both in Aspen Hill. Read the full story on Rockville Patch.
GAITHERSBURG—Gaithersburg Elementary School principal Stephanie Brant rids normal homework for reading and delivers free books to adults and children twice weekly over the summer. Read the full story on Gaithersburg Patch.
WHEATON—Julia D. McMurry, a senior at Albert Einstein High School, is named a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist. Read the full story on Wheaton Patch.
MONTGOMERY VILLAGE—Wolverines hold the Hornets in check in the first half, but Zach Bradshaw's big plays and the Hornets' running game powers Damascus to a 35-0 Week 2 win. Read the full story on Montgomery Village Patch.
GERMANTOWN—Seneca Valley beats Northwest 26-13 at home. Check out photo from the game on Germantown Patch.