Friends of White Flint

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White Flint Station

Kensington, MD 20891

Phone: 301-980-3768

Email: info@whiteflint.org


Tag Archives: MCPS

BOE votes yes to a new Woodward and to searching for a site for a new elementary school

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As a former Woodward Wildcat, it gives FOWF executive director Amy Ginsburg great pleasure to announce that the Board of Education last week approved a $1.83 billion school construction plan that includes reopening Woodward High School.

The board also approved a resolution to begin the site selection process for a new elementary school in the Walter Johnson Cluster in the spring of 2018.…

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School Capacity Needs Take Center Stage in White Flint, Rock Spring Plan Review

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From Bethesda Beat

The drafted Rock Spring growth plan could bring as many as 423 new students to the crowded schools of the Walter Johnson cluster. Previously approved projects in the area could yield another 135.

The drafted White Flint 2 Sector Plan could add 690 more students, and another 149 could arrive courtesy of the drafted Grosvenor-Strathmore plan, according to county estimates.…

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School Board Signs Off on Preliminary Plans for Luxmanor Elementary Expansion

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From Bethesda Beat Project to increase school capacity by 350 students slated for completion in 2020

Preliminary designs for the expansion at Luxmanor Elementary School in Potomac

Preliminary designs for the expansion at Luxmanor Elementary School in Potomac VIA MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL

Architects on Thursday showed off preliminary plans for a three-story expansion at Luxmanor Elementary School in Potomac.…

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Here’s what the new Tilden MS will look like

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As reported in Bethesda Beat:

Architectural plans for a building combining Tilden Middle School and Rock Terrace School show a multi-part structure with shared recreation and learning spaces.

“We want to make this building one building, but we also want each school to have its own identity,” architect Paul Falkenbury told members of the Montgomery County school board this week.…

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MCPS To Hold Informational Meetings on Woodward HS Reopening

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From Bethesda Beat — Superintendent forming study group on best use of additional school space

School officials are planning a series of information-sharing meetings on the reopening of Woodward High School in Rockville.

Superintendent Jack Smith has called for a study group to discuss using the high school to alleviate overcrowding at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda and other area high schools.…

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Board of Ed Votes for Capital Improvements in the WJ Cluster

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According to Bethesda Beat:

The Montgomery County Board of Education approved Monday night capital improvement projects totaling $411.7 million that include expansions of Bethesda’s Ashburton Elementary School and North Bethesda Middle School.

The spending package will be forwarded to County Executive Ike Leggett, who will then present it to the County Council for approval.…

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MCPS Superintendent Recommends Considering Reopening Woodward

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From Bethesda Beat:

Montgomery County School Superintendent Jack Smith is recommending the school board convene a roundtable discussion group to study how to handle high school overcrowding, a school spokeswoman said Thursday night.

The recommendation falls short of what some Bethesda parents had sought: reopening the former Woodward High School in Rockville to relieve expected enrollment increases at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda.…

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Terrific New Art Installations at the Grosvenor Metro

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Strathmore, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro), and Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) unveiled 39 new art installations designed by MCPS high school students along the new Grosvenor-Strathmore Arts Walk and on Strathmore’s campus last week.  The 32 installations designated for the Arts Walk, all large-scale totems, will enhance the grounds of the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Parking Garage, providing a physical connection to the arts center while adding visual interest to enhance the experience of the thousands of commuters who use the station each day.…

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Curious about Monday’s White Flint 2 Meeting? Here’s What Happened.

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The June 20th White Flint 2 Sector Planning Meeting was a public forum.  Three community representatives made presentations.

Randolph Civic Association – Matt Tifford

Randolph Civic Association is made up of 1, 343 homes and wants a more central sense of place within RCA borders. While mostly happy with the preliminary plan presented, RCA has some important issues with the plan.  …

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Will Woodward by Woodward Again?

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As a member of the Woodward Class of 79, I (Amy Ginsburg, FOWF Executive Director) am personally cheered by the news that Woodward may once again be home to a high school.

A  just released and quite lengthy report included the discussions and options that the Walter Johnson Cluster Roundtable came up with to deal with overcrowded schools.…

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