Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The systemwide proposal to provide more central office support to struggling schools begins with a 10-school pilot, according to county schools officials.
Three schools in Montgomery Village—Watkins Mill Elementary, Montgomery Village Middle, and Watkins Mill High—were picked to help pilot a new program from Montgomery County Public Schools that will provide an extra layer of central office support to underperforming schools. Officials culled various data to determine the schools that needed help, including key measures at certain grade levels, like whether students are reading as they should by 3rd grade and whether 5th and 8th graders have the reading and math skills that prepare them for the next level. Watkins Mill High School principal Scott Murphy told Patch the innovation program is welcomed at his school. "I really think it's a good thing," Murphy said. "I'm really excited about the…
Friday, May 10, 2013
Boy's and girl's lacrosse and softball teams from Gaithersburg area schools struggled in the first round of the state tournament.
State title dreams ended for a number of Gaithersburg area teams in the first round of their respective state tournaments. The boy's lacrosse, girl's lacrosse and softball teams from Gaithersburg, Quince Orchard and Watkins Mill high schools posted a combined 2-3 record in round one. Boy's Lacrosse No. 6 Gaithersburg High School was upset by No. 11 Thomas Johnson, 13-4. Thomas Johnson travels to Gaithersburg Friday to challenge No. 3 Quince Orchard at 7 p.m. The Cougars advanced to the regional quarterfinal with a first-round bye. No. 4 Watkins Mill hosts No. 5 Tuscarora Friday. Tuscarora defeated No. 12 Northwest 8-7 in the first round. Watkins Mill had a first-round bye. Girl's Lacrosse No. 10 Gaithersburg upset No. 7 Magruder, 22-15. …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Students come from Covenant Life School; Gaithersburg, Quince Orchard, Richard Montgomery and Watkins Mill high schools.
Gaithersburg awarded a record 10 students with a total of $9,000 in scholarship funds through the W. Edward Bohrer, Jr. Memorial CHARACTER COUNTS! Scholarship program, the city announced Wednesday. The program rewards city students who embody the Six Pillars of CHARACTER COUNTS! - trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. A record number of 10 scholarships were awarded to the following students: Covenant Life School Gaithersburg High School Quince Orchard High School Richard Montgomery High School Watkins Mill High School Since they were first awarded in 1998, 73 high school seniors have received more than $139,000 in CHARACTER COUNTS! scholarships to help with their college tuition. Excerpts from the …
Gaithersburg High School is the No. 1 seed in the 4A West region. Quince Orchard, and Watkins Mill (3A) also qualified.
They say to be the best, you have to beat the best, and in the Maryland state baseball tournament, the 4A West region goes through Gaithersburg. The Trojans earned the No. 1 overall seed in the bracket—released Wednesday by the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association—and nearby Quince Orchard High School is the No. 4 seed. Watkins Mill High School is the No. 11 seed in the 3A West division bracket. Gaithersburg secured a first-round bye and will face the winner of No. 8 Walter Johnson and No. 9 Wootton in the regional quarterfinals. Quince Orchard will face No. 13 Northwest in the 4A West region's first round, with the winner slated to challenge the winner of No. 5 Montgomery Blair and No. 12 Clarksburg. The full 4A Division…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The first round is slated to begin Thursday.
As Maryland state lacrosse tournament games get underway Wednesday, local varsity softball teams have to wait an extra day to kick off their 2013 run to the state championship. The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association announced the brackets Tuesday for its 2013 softball tournament, and a number of local schools are in the dance. 4A West Bracket The 4A division's West region hosts a majority of local teams, with two from the Gaithersburg area going head to head in round one: The full 4A bracket can be viewed here. 3A West Bracket The full 3A bracket can be viewed here. Add photos of your local softball team to the gallery and wish the girls from Gaithersburg, Northwest, Quince Orchard and Watkins Mill good luck in the …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The boy's and girl's varsity lacrosse teams from Gaithersburg, Quince Orchard and Watkins Mill high school's all qualified for the state tournament.
When the Maryland boy's and girl's state lacrosse tournaments get underway Wednesday, Gaithersburg area schools will be well represented in both tournaments. Both the boy's and girl's varsity teams from Gaithersburg, Quince Orchard and Watkins Mill high schools qualified for their respective tournaments, with four of the six teams earning a first-round bye. Boy's Bracket View the full boy's bracket here. Girl's Bracket View the full girl's bracket here. Add photos of your local lacrosse team to the gallery and wish the boys and girls from Gaithersburg, Quince Orchard and Watkins Mill good luck in the comments!
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
“To be able to share this experience with students is probably one of the most meaningful experiences of my career," Watkins Mill principal Scott Murphy said.
Wednesday, April 3
By ALLISON GOLDSTEIN, Capital News Service WASHINGTON—Jackie Robinson’s story hits close to home for Watkins Mill High School senior varsity baseball captain Brandon Roberts. So a visit to the White House Tuesday for an interactive teaching event with First Lady Michelle Obama and the stars of the new Jackie Robinson biopic, “42,” was especially poignant. “I love the game of baseball. It’s always been in my life... and the film really does inspire me to play as hard as I can and keep at it and never give up,” Roberts, 18, said after the event. Follow tweets and pictures from the Watkins Mill visit to the White House via Storify on Gaithersburg Patch Students were invited to the White House for a screening of the new film to be released …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
"Thankfully the student is doing well and will be released from the hospital today," Watkins Mill principal Scott Murphy wrote in an email to parents.
A Watkins Mill High School student struck by a vehicle while walking to school Tuesday is expected to be released from the hospital Tuesday evening, Watkins Mill principal Scott Murphy wrote in a letter to the school community. At approximately 7:15 a.m., the student "was struck by a car as he was walking across Apple Ridge Road on the crosswalk adjacent to our school," Murphy wrote in the letter. "Medical personnel, police, school officials and the student's parent immediately responded to the scene. The student was alert and stable when paramedics arrived, and he was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation." The driver of the vehicle remained on scene to speak with police, Murphy said. In his letter to Watkins Mill …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Athletes from Quince Orchard, Gaithersburg and Watkins Mill High Schools were named to The Gazette's fall All-Gazette teams.
Local athletes received recognition this week with the unveiling of some of The Gazette's 2012 All-Gazette teams. Gaithersburg-area athletes were named to the boy's soccer, girl's soccer and cross country All-Gazette teams. Boy's Soccer 2012 All-Gazette Girl's Soccer 2012 All-Gazette Cross Country Note: The All-Gazette football team is yet to be announced.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Trojans blow 14-point halftime lead, fall to Northwest. Quince Orchard and Watkins Mill each dominate opponents.
The narrative is the same each week: two Gaithersburg-area high schools win big while another falls in dramatic fashion. Northwest 31-Gaithersburg 21 Paced by running back Soloman Vault's three touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving), Gaithersburg managed to build a 21-7 halftime lead over rival Northwest on Saturday afternoon, but the tide shifted in favor of the Jaguars in the second half. Northwest rang up 24 unanswered second half points and shut out the Trojans for the final two-plus quarters. Gaithersburg dropped to 2-5 with the loss and Northwest extended its win streak to three games while improving to 5-2. Quince Orchard 42-Richard Montgomery 0 In a year in which Richard Montgomery has exceeded expectations, Dave Mencarini's …