County Schools Roundup: National Spelling Bee; New Holiday Closures?

School news from across Montgomery County Patches.Photo: from Rockville's Nat'l Spelling Bee Story, or whatever you choose.


With nearly 200 public schools and scores of private schools in Montgomery County, there's bound to be plenty of news. Here are the top school headlines from across Montgomery County's Patch sites from Friday, May 25 through Thursday, May 31:

ROCKVILLE—Reid Aleksander FitzHugh, a 13-year-old eighth-grader at Julius West Middle School, competed in the Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor. .

GAITHERSBURG—Montgomery County Councilman George Leventhal suggests MCPS should adjust its calendar to provide two school closing days for the two most religious Muslim holidays. .

GERMANTOWN—Eleven-year-old William McQuain, 6th grader at the school, and his mother, Jane McQuain, 51, died last October. Jane McQuain's estranged husband, Curtis M. Lopez, has been charged with murder and kidnapping in their deaths. .

BETHESDA—Spencer Razick's work chosen for "Tunnel Vision," a new public art display in the pedestrian tunnel beneath Wisconsin Avenue. .

WHEATON—This year's graduates from Albert Einstein High School answer the question, "Where do you want to be in five years?" .

CHEVY CHASE—Nationally, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School ranked No. 7 in the High School Challenge, an annual ranking of high schools across the nation by The Washington Post. .

POTOMAC—Winston Churchill High School collected 5,415 pounds of food for a state food drive..


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