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AHSD Student Contributes to National Program

www.timesleader.com reports that this summer, elementary school students took part in the National Young Scholars Program (NYSP). Held at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Md., and at the St. Thomas More Cathedral School in Arlington, Va., the program inspires outstanding third, fourth and fifth grade students to explore, invent, learn and think creatively.

Joey Beyrent, a Newton Ransom Elementary School student attended the National Young Scholars Program in Washington D.C. this summer. He was nominated by his 4th grade teacher Becky Kameroski.

“The National Young Scholars Program provides students with the opportunity to engage in hands-on interactive learning while challenging them in an intellectually stimulating environment outside of the regular classroom,” said Dr. Marguerite C. Regan, dean of academic affairs for the program.

Capital Budget Request Lays Groundwork for Future Growth

Superintendent of Schools Jerry D. Weast is proposing only minor adjustments to the current Capital Improvements Program (CIP) for Fiscal Year 2012, including $6.5 million to replace aging heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems in facilities across the district.


   However, Dr. Weast’s recommendation lays the foundation for future construction in areas of Montgomery County that are experiencing dramatic enrollment growth, including Rockville, Germantown and Bethesda-Chevy Chase. Every two years, the county approves a six-year Capital Improvements Program, which includes school facilities and infrastructure. In off years, such as FY 2012, only amendments to the adopted CIP are considered.

Maryland Early Voting

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (WUSA)-- For the general election, early voting centers will be open starting Friday October 22, 2010 through Thursday, October 28, 2010, except for Sunday, October 24th when early voting centers are closed.

Early voting centers will be open from 10 am until 8 pm each day of early voting. Anyone in line at 8 pm will be allowed to vote.

Where can I vote early?

You can vote in an early voting center in the county where you live. From the list below, select the county where you live to find out where the early voting center or centers are in your county.

Allegany County

Anne Arundel County

Human Remains Found on Tracks in North Bethesda

The Gazette.net reports that Montgomery County Police are investigating human remains found on the CSX train tracks in the vicinity of 11700 Parklawn Drive. Detectives arrived at the tracks about 6:30 p.m. following a call made to police about an hour earlier.

The location of the remains is just south of where a man killed himself Oct. 13 by walking in front of a train near Randolph Road in North Bethesda, according to county emergency responders.

MARC trains 893, 879, 881, and 895 are being delayed, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. As of 6:15 p.m., there was no estimate of how long the delay would last. Metrorail is honoring MARC tickets. Washington Metro will honor MARC tickets on the Red Line.

Bras to Bling DC's Fashion Retailers Fight for the Cure

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)-- Oh My GOFF! Angie Goff reports on how Key to the Cure and CHARM's Shopping and Champagne are fighting for a fantastic cause.

PHOTOS: Key to the Cure 2010

MCPS Parent Academy - Refresh Your Algebra Skills with the Math Dude

  • Where: 18909 Kingsview Rd, Germantown, MD 20874
  • Date: October 27, 2010
  • Time: 7:00pm–8:30pm
  • Brush up on your algebra and learn a few tips on how to help your child with algebra. Led by Mike DeGraba, The Math Dude, from the MCPS instructional TV series.

  • Features: Free
  • Price: Free

Tree Removal Hearing

A public hearing will be held by the Town’s Tree Ordinance Board in the Town Hall on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the tree removal request of Emily Yoffe, 7414 Oak Lane. 

On September 24, 2010, the applicant filed a permit application with the Town to remove a tulip poplar tree greater than 24” in circumference from the front yard of the property, as shown on the attached sketch.  The Town Manager did not find that the tree is dead, dying, or in danger of falling; a hazard to the safety of persons or property; or an undesirable tree species; therefore, the tree removal permit application was denied.