The school year is nearing its end so enjoy these action-packed roundups while you still can!


1. Montgomery County teachers union supported five of seven County Council incumbents in the upcoming elections.
2. Montgomery County passed a nearly $5 billion spending plan Thursday that fully funds the county’s school system budget request.
3. ABC 7 reported that county school board member Christopher S. Barclay used his school system credit card to make personal purchases.
4. Montgomery College celebrated its 2014 graduates.
5. An independent firm will audit the county school system’s recent examinations of Rock Terrace School’s finances.
6. Montrose Baptist Church in Rockville is moving its church and school and trying to rezone its property to allow for the construction of townhouses, concerning some neighbors.
7. A student at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda stabbed a peer with a pair of scissors.
8. Wootton High School in Rockville shot down a proposal to place a cell tower on the school property.
9. Four Gaithersburg teenagers are working hard to keep alive the memory of their beloved friend by organizing a benefit walk in her honor.
10. Potomac Elementary School’s Chinese Immersion students got a first-hand cultural experience in China.
11. English for Speakers of Other Languages students at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville created a mural of self discovery.
12. A team of Sandy Spring Friends School students earned honorable mention for an original video on population and global poverty produced for the “World of 7 Billion” student video contest.
13. The fourth-grade class at Sparks Matsunaga Elementary School in Germantown created a “Sports Meets the Arts” mural to hang in the Germantown SoccerPlex.
14. Organizers of library summer reading programs hope to help county students stay interested in reading and science while they are away from the classroom.


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