Monday, December 13, 2010
The Washington Hebrew Congregation School in Potomac evacuated because of a loud noise in the ceiling.
Update, 1:46 p.m.: All students and staff are back in the Washington Hebrew Congregation School after a brief evacuation. A school spokesperson said the evacuation occurred because they heard a noise in the ceiling, which they attributed to a malfunction in the school's public announcement system. Update, 1:35 p.m.: Students and teachers at Washington Hebrew Congregation School evacuated the building on Monday afternoon after they heard a loud noise in the ceiling, said a spokesperson from the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service. Police and fire units are currently at the scene investigating. The school is located at 11810 Falls Road in Potomac.
Friday, November 5, 2010
Students at St. Andrew's Episcopal School are working to raise money for its partnership with a school in Haiti.
The students of St. Andrew's Episcopal School are making a commitment to raise funds for the needs of a school in the Central Plains region of Haiti. The partnership began in August, said middle and upper school chaplain Luther Zeigler, who has been fundamental in connecting the students of St. Andrew's to the students of Christ Roi School — a school located in rural Haiti an hour north of Port of Prince. Five adult representatives of St. Andrew's plan to visit the Haitian school in February, which gives the faculty less than six months to plan for the visit with their new partner. In addition, St. Andrew's hopes to raise $8,000 for the trip. Zeigler said $6,000 will pay the annual salaries of the four teachers of Christ Roi, who teach 160…
Monday, October 18, 2010
St. Raphael's Catholic Church is holding its second annual Father Bill Finch Memorial Golf Classic.
In one week St. Raphael's Catholic Church will hold its second annual golf tournament as a way to remember the church's former priest who passed away more than a year ago and to raise funds for their developing school. The Father Bill Finch Memorial Golf Classic will take place at the Manor Country Club on Oct. 25 and will raise money for St. Raphael's new educational building, which will include classrooms for the school, a parish library and a meeting room. "The educational building is an extension of our church, not only there to serve the parishioners but the community," said golf tournament chairman Michael Rose, who said the church lets local groups meet there such as the Boy Scouts and Alcoholics Anonymous. Last year, St. Raphael's …
Friday, September 24, 2010
Construction on Cabin John Middle School is well underway.
While many local schools are getting used to the back to school schedule, construction is continuing at Cabin John Middle School. Cabin John Middle School is temporarily located in Rockville on Tilden Lane; however, construction is currently underway on its Potomac location at 10701 Gainsborough Rd. The modernized building is scheduled to open in August 2011. Check back for photos as progress continues on the new building.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Student's concerns about the Homecoming Dance are heard.
Administrators at Winston Churchill High School are listening to students' concerns about the Homecoming Dance and making improvements to increase attendance, as discussed at the PTA meeting on Tuesday evening. After several years of low attendance, students expressed concerns that this year the ticket prices were too high, said Assistant School Administrator John Taylor. Many students were not planning on attending the dance, which will take place at the school on Oct. 9, because of the music selection, lack of decorations and bright lights left on in the gym, Taylor added. After students shared their concerns with Senior Class Sponsor Brendan Roddy, ticket prices dropped about $10 to the current $30 price per ticket, Taylor said. "They'…
Friday, September 10, 2010
The school's construction plans include a new gym and storm water management system.
Montgomery County Public Schools representatives and engineers said they will reconsider the design for a new structure to collect storm water runoff at Cold Spring Elementary School, after community members expressed concern about the possible loss of a sledding hill on the property. The design presented at a meeting Tuesday would place tiered landscaping, new stairs and a handicapped accessible ramp where a popular sledding hill now stands at the school. "I'd hate to see the sledding hills eliminated for the sake of a lack of better ideas for how to deal with the storm water," said Cold Spring parent and Potomac resident Shawn Pastor. State laws adopted in 2007 require the installation of storm water management systems to accompany the …