Friends of White Flint

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White Flint Station

Kensington, MD 20891

Phone: 301-980-3768

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Tag Archives: Walter Johnson Cluster

Info from the Joint Rock Spring/White Flint 2 Planning Board Work Session on Schools

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On February 16, the Planning Board held a joint Rock Spring and White Flint 2 Work Session to discuss schools. You can see the slides from the staff presentation here.

Some quick, interesting tidbits from this work session:

1) The projected enrollment of students from the Rock Spring, White Flint 2, and Grosvenor-Strathmore plans:  655 additional elementary students, 277 additional middle school students, and 377 additional high school students.…

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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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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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Tell MCPS What You Think About the Options for Alleviating Overcrowded WJ Cluster Schools

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This past spring, Montgomery County Public Schools conducted a roundtable community process for the Walter Johnson cluster. The process included PTA representatives from the cluster who explored approaches to address overcrowded elementary, middle, and high schools. MCPS wants community members to share input on the suggestions made by the Roundtable. According to MCPS projections, Walter Johnson,will be overcrowded by more than 500 students in 5 years.…

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Potential relief for overcrowded White Flint area schools

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Welcome news for Walter Johnston cluster schools, which are universally overcrowded, from MCPS interim superintendent Larry Bowers.

The Walter Johnson Cluster has experienced large enrollment increases during the past eight years, primarily driven by the sale of homes to younger families. Also, new development in the cluster has played a role, although by a significantly smaller amount than demographic changes in existing communities.

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