County Schools Roundup: National Spelling Bee; New Holiday Closures?
School news from across Montgomery County Patches.
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 Friday, May 25, through Thursday, May 31:
Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School Dedicates Landscape Project to Jane and William McQuain
GERMANTOWN—Eleven-year-old William McQuain, 6th grader at the school, and his mother, Jane McQuain, 51, died last October. Jane McQuain's estranged husband, Curtis M. Lopez, has been charged with murder and kidnapping in their deaths. View photos of the ceremony on Germantown Patch.
SPEAK OUT: Should MCPS Close Schools For Muslim Holidays?
GAITHERSBURG—Montgomery County Councilman George Leventhal suggests MCPS should adjust its calendar to provide two school closing days for the two most religious Muslim holidays. Read the full story on Gaithersburg Patch.
Julius West Student Competes in National Spelling Bee
ROCKVILLE—Reid Aleksander FitzHugh, a 13-year-old eighth-grader at Julius West Middle School, competed in the Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor. Read the full story on Rockville Patch.
Graduating WJ Senior's Artwork Displayed In Public Exhibition
BETHESDA—Spencer Razick's work chosen for "Tunnel Vision," a new public art display in the pedestrian tunnel beneath Wisconsin Avenue. Read the full story on Bethesda Patch.
Photos: Einstein Grads Share Dreams for the Future
WHEATON—This year's graduates from Albert Einstein High School answer the question, "Where do you want to be in five years?" Read their answers and see photos of the new graduates on Wheaton Patch.
B-CC Ranks 3rd in State
CHEVY CHASE—Nationally, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School ranked No. 7 in the High School Challenge, an annual ranking of high schools across the nation by The Washington Post. Read the full story on Chevy Chase Patch.