Thursday, February 9, 2012
Hall and Moore will ask the County Council not to delay building on Hungerford Park site.
Rockville City Council members John F. Hall Jr. and Tom Moore are scheduled to testify Thursday in support of building a new elementary school in the Richard Montgomery cluster ahead of a schedule proposed by County Executive Isiah Leggett. The council members will take a “good cop-bad cop” approach, Moore said Monday. Moore will thank the county for funding some of the cluster’s priorities, such expanding core capacity at Julius West Middle School, and Hall will stress “what we need built right now," Moore said. Thursday’s hearing, which will mainly focus on school construction, begins at 7 p.m. at the Stella B. Werner Council Office Building. It will be carried live on County Cable Montgomery (Channel 6 on Comcast and RCN; Channel 30 on …
Friday, January 20, 2012
Construction of new elementary school delayed in Leggett proposal.
A $4.2 billion spending plan proposed by County Executive Isiah Leggett on Tuesday cuts the county schools system’s construction budget and puts an important Rockville school project on hold. The cuts include a two-year delay in building a new elementary school in the Richard Montgomery cluster at the former Hungerford Park Elementary School site. The budget proposal cites a $3.45 million cost saving from the delay, which would buy the county time to relocate the Children’s Resource Center from the West Edmonston Drive site to the former Broome School on Twinbrook Parkway without first finding a temporary home for the center. Leggett’s six-year plan covers fiscal 2013, which begins July 1, through fiscal 2018. Click here to read the budget…
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
A high school student's effort led to the historical marker honoring Richard Montgomery.
He is the namesake of Montgomery County and of Rockville’s oldest public high school. But just who was Richard Montgomery? After a three-year effort by Richard Montgomery High School student Stuart Grosvenor, a new historical marker in Rockville Town Center aims to answer that question. On Friday, Grosvenor, joined by his father, American Heritage magazine president and editor-in-chief Edwin S. Grosvenor, Montgomery County Councilwoman Nancy M. Floreen and members of the Maryland Historical Trust and the Daughters of the American Revolution, dedicated the marker on a patch of grass across East Jefferson Street from the new District Courthouse. Grosvenor, a 16-year-old junior, was a student at Julius West Middle School when he began his …
Friday, November 18, 2011
Population increases over the past decade brought traffic, crowded schools.
The rise of the King Farm and Fallsgrove communities over the past decade increased Rockville's population and brought growing pains to the city, say city officials, census numbers and school enrollment figures. The City of Rockville's population increased by 29.2 percent between 2000 and 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The addition of 13,821 residents, for a total of population of 61,209, made Rockville the third most inhabited city in Maryland behind Baltimore and Frederick, according to the 2010 census. The increase underscores the city's rapid growth rate. Between 1990 and 2000, Rockville's population grew just 5.7 percent, from 44,835 to 47,388, according the city's "Strategic Scan 2010," a biennial overview of the city's …
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Washington Nationals manager is a graduate of Richard Montgomery High.
Washington Nationals manager Jim Riggleman invoked the name of an iconic American painter when discussing his days as a boy in Rockville. "Growing up in Rockville in the 1960s, it was like a Norman Rockwell painting," Riggleman said in an exclusive interview with Rockville Patch before Saturday's game against the Florida Marlins. "I am sure a lot of people feel the same way about the town they grew up in," said Riggleman, who graduated from Richard Montgomery High. "It was a great community for children and there was interest in a lot of activities." In a recent interview with ESPN 980, Riggleman noted that former NFL star Mike Curtis, who played linebacker for the Baltimore Colts, Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins from 1965 to 1978…
Friday, April 15, 2011
The loss dropped the Rockets to 5-5 on the season.
The Richard Montgomery High School coed volleyball team lost to Winston Churchill High School in three sets on Thursday in Rockville. The Rockets' record fell to 5-5 on the season.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Senior wins 800m and 1600m at county indoor championships, eyes future
Sam Martin is a high school senior and established track standout, so his two titles at the Montgomery County Indoor Track Championshps on Monday in Landover were merely a warm-up for what's ahead. Martin is working toward bigger goals — a state title and an invite to nationals. His first-place finishes in the boys' 800-meter run (2:02.18) and 1600-meter run (4:29.16) were comfortable, if not dominating. Martin admitted as much, but at the same time related another feeling. As the Rockville resident's track career with Richard Montgomery High School comes to an end, he often remembers moments in races, even specific spots on tracks where he's been before. His performance Monday at Prince George's Sports and Learning Center was another …
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Evening snow storm fails to pack the punch that some predicted but delays school opening
Montgomery County Public Schools canceled all evening school activities on Tuesday, postponing the night's high school sports schedule and leaving just one Richard Montgomery High School Rocket in action — or appearing to be in action. As the snow fell around it on late Tuesday, the rocket, which stands near the school's athletic fields, appeared to be hurtling through the Milky Way. Despite the cancellation of school-related activities, school buildings remained open for community use on Tuesday (and their opening was delayed by two hours on Wednesday). The heaviest snowfall fell late in the evening rush and caused few problems for commuters. Motorists — and attendees of the city's open house on the Rockville Pike draft plan (check …
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Richard Montgomery girls pull out tight game against Clarksburg, 61-55.
After a tough back-and-forth game, and a near-collapse at the end, the Richard Montgomery girls basketball team won the Seamless Gutter Supply Invitational on Tuesday afternoon, coming away with a thrilling 61-55 win over Clarksburg in the finals. "This was a big win for us," RM coach Jenn Hoffman said. "We went into the break with three losses in a row, so this was huge for our momentum." Like Monday's game, the Rockets (4-4) started slow. Clarksburg jumped out to an 8-0 lead in large part due to turnovers. RM committed four turnovers before scoring a basket. However, once the team settled down, they went on an 8-2 run of their own later in the quarter, trailing by just three going into the second quarter. RM stayed in the first half …
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
RM girls beat Lady Colonels in Magruder's holiday tournament
Two Rockville schools met in the first round of the Seamless Gutter Supply Invitational. While the first half was choppy, the Richard Montgomery girls team finally pulled away from Magruder, winning 68-53 on Monday afternoon in Rockville. The first round game in the holiday tournament hosted by Magruder started off slow. Both teams were down several players due to the holidays and it took the teams a bit of time to adjust. "We were kind of sluggish in the first half, mainly due to the Christmas break. It doesn't help to have those days off," RM coach Jennifer Hoffman said. "At halftime we said that we needed to pick up the intensity and pick up the tempo." The first half also was sluggish due to fouls and technical issues. The tournament …