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The “Cupid Shuffle” will take place from 7:30-11:30 p.m. and feature student DJs, a photo booth, raffles, food and games. 

SGA to host new Charity Month dance Feb. 11

By Ines Foscarini February 2, 2023

The SGA will host a new Valentine’s Day dance in the gym on Feb. 11 to raise funds for Charity Month. The “Cupid Shuffle” will take place from 7:30-11:30 p.m. and feature student DJs, a photo booth,...

In the past year, there has been a 78% rise in overdoses and a 100% rise in fatalities.

County leaders hold press conference to address spike in youth overdoses

By Alessia Pedrazzini January 23, 2023

MCPS leaders joined local government officials at a press conference on Thursday to address the growing impact of opioid overdoses on the school system. During the press conference, officials announced...

During the Nov. 30 meeting, some parents criticized the lack of clear and consistent information from the school district during the shooting while others brought up the long student dismissal process that followed. 

One year after shooting, Magruder HS parents remain frustrated with MCPS officials

By Harper Barnowski January 20, 2023

One year after a shooting in a Magruder High School bathroom left one student in a coma, parents remain frustrated with MCPS leaders and Montgomery County police over their response to the incident.  School...

Career Day presenter Cara Lesser speaks to students at the event on Friday, Jan. 13.

SGA hosts first-ever Career Day event

By Marissa Rancilio January 20, 2023

The SGA hosted Whitman’s first-ever “Career Day” event in the Commons last Thursday and Friday. The program brought together parents who work in various career fields to speak about their occupations...

Police located the backpack and worked with the Fire Marshal’s office to determine that the threat was “non-credible,” according to Dodd.

Police respond to reports of explosive in student backpack during lunch

By Harper Barnowski January 18, 2023

Montgomery County Police and the Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Office responded to reports of a student in “possession of an explosive device” in the new building during lunch yesterday, Principal...

Temple Sinai Rabbi Noah Diamondstein speaks to students at the Dec. 22 walkout.

Students condemn antisemitism, share personal experiences during first period walkout

By Ines Foscarini December 23, 2022

More than 300 Whitman students walked out of first period yesterday and gathered in the Commons to support the school’s Jewish community and demand action against antisemitism. Jews4Change founder...

“[Tonight] we are sending a signal and message that we will not stand for hate,” Montgomery County Councilmember Andrew Friedson said at the event. “We will not allow these symbols of hate to speak for who we are.”

“We will not stand for hate”: Whitman community unites against antisemitism at menorah lighting

By Darby Infeld December 20, 2022

One day after antisemitic graffiti was found outside Whitman, hundreds of community members gathered at the school on Sunday night to light a menorah and celebrate the first night of Hanukkah. The Chabad...

School administrators reported the incident to the police, who are now investigating the spray-painted vandalism and working to identify a suspect, according to a Montgomery County Police Department statement.

Antisemitic graffiti found on sign outside Whitman

By Dani Klein December 17, 2022

Antisemitic graffiti that contained the words “Jews Not Welcome” was found on the sign outside Whitman this morning, Principal Robert Dodd wrote in an letter to community members today. School administrators...

Former Whitman student Joshua Wright was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the murder of 33-year-old Lawrence Wilson Jr.

Former Whitman student sentenced to 40 years in prison for Bethesda murder

By Harper Barnowski December 17, 2022

A Montgomery County Circuit Court judge sentenced former Whitman student Joshua Wright to 40 years in prison on Wednesday for the murder of a 33-year-old man in downtown Bethesda in December 2021. The...

As the school district struggles with driver shortages, it is working to minimize route cancellations by encouraging drivers to cover other routes after finishing their own — a strategy that results in delays, but avoids cancellations.

MCPS bus delays, cancellations to continue through end of school year

By Harper Barnowski December 15, 2022

Delays and cancellations on MCPS bus routes that have left some students without transportation to school will persist for the remainder of the school year, MCPS Department of Transportation (DOT) Director...

On Nov. 8, Whitman seniors aged 18 and older joined 2 million Maryland residents in selecting the party that would take control of Congress, choose Governor Larry Hogan’s successor and elect other candidates for local office.

First-time student voters reflect on historic midterm elections

By Ines Foscarini December 8, 2022

For senior Peyton Brundige, casting a ballot for the first time in the 2022 midterms meant more than simply participating in the democratic process. With the control of Congress and the Maryland governorship...

Whitmans Chamber Choir after earning a perfect score at an adjudication in March of 2022.

Chamber Choir recognized as finalist in WASH-FM Holiday Choral Competition

By Ines Foscarini December 5, 2022

Whitman’s Chamber Choir earned recognition as a finalist in the 2022 WASH-FM Holiday Choral Competition on Dec. 1 for their rendition of “Jingle Bells.” The group’s performance of the song will...

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