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  • The Shakespeare Club's performance of "Julius Caesar" will be on April 29 and 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the WAUD. Admission is $5.

  • Festival of the Arts is April 26 and 27 from 6-9 p.m.

  • Come to A234 on April 26 during lunch for a presentation on immigration and refugee settlement. Pizza will be served.

  • The media center will be closed before and during school April 26 for SMOB voting.

  • See Ms. Safran in B311 if you're interested in becoming Whitman's liaison to the Montgomery County Regional SGA.

  • Whitman Idol is April 25 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Admission is $5.

  • Anyone interested in auditioning as a speaker at graduation should come to A212 on April 27 after school.

  • Tickets for prom are being sold starting April 24 at $45 per person.

  • The Science Club will be hosting interactive discussions and presentations on April 25. Come to Room C326 after school.

  • Dogs will be visiting Whitman on April 21. Stop by the small gym during both lunch periods.

Police reward for information on shooter identity

By Stephanie Haven
October 28, 2009
Filed under News

Detectives continue to look for information about the suspect who shot former Whitman parent Ashoka Mody in his garage earlier this month. County police and the crime solving team are offering up to a $1,000 reward for information that would help arrest the shooter. Read More »...

Speech and Debate team winners from NYC tournament

By Jamie Norwood
October 28, 2009
Filed under News

Whitman won the overal Team Sweepstakes Championship out of 100 schools Read More »

Chelsea Lo wins Gold Circle Award

By Eleanor Katz
October 27, 2009
Filed under News

Congratulations to our very own Chelsea Lo, who placed first in the second series of the Gold Circle Awards for high school journalism.   The prestigious awards are given out by Columbia Scholastic Press Association two times annually, once in March and again in October.  Lo won first place in...

New MLA rules change citation method

By Rachel Lerner
October 24, 2009
Filed under News

Amy M. Kleppner’s “Research Paper Procedure: High School” is a necessity for any English student. Each year, students consult their manuals for citation guidelines, ensuring that they don’t accidently plagiarize. Read More »...

New education plan to replace NCLB

By Rachel Lerner
October 23, 2009
Filed under News

Ever since the U.S. placed 24 internationally in math achievement, behind countries such as Australia and Ireland, legislators have been looking for a program to replace the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Educators and critics widely consider it a failed attempt to raise the country’s math achievement...

Operation Safe Driver educates local drivers

By Jessica Gelfarb
October 21, 2009
Filed under News

Speakers from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and other driving organizations joined together at Whitman yesterday to help kick off Operation Safe Driver, a national campaign that educates the public about the importance of making smart decisions on the road. ...

Malachuk (’91) discusses her book on the college admissions process

By Stephanie Haven
October 21, 2009
Filed under News

Katie Malachuk (’91), a yoga teacher and writer, spoke to parents and students at the Oct. 20 PTSA meeting about her new book You’re Accepted: Lose the Stress. Discover Yourself. Get Into the College That’s Right for You. Read More »...

People’s Dirt is back and running

By James Dionne
October 19, 2009
Filed under News

Peoplesdirt.com is back, asking students the familiar question: “Got Dirt?” The controversial website re-launched after the Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler shut it down last spring. Read More »...

Hollywood reporter and star Giuliana Rancic films episode at Whitman

By Ryan Hauck
October 19, 2009
Filed under News

Giuliana Rancic (’92), the host of E! News, excited students and faculty alike when she paid a visit to Whitman on Oct. 12 to film a segment for her reality show “Giuliana and Bill,” and talk to Black & White students. Read More »...

Motivation for local shooting still unclear

By Stephanie Haven
October 14, 2009
Filed under News

The police continue to search for the suspect of the shooting that occurred in the 6800 block of Millwood Road in the Kenwood Park neighborhood Oct. 8. Read More »...

64 seniors make National Merit commended list

By Stephanie Haven
October 14, 2009
Filed under News

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation awarded 64 Whitman seniors as 2010 National Merit Commended students for receiving a score in the top two-thirds of the 50,000 highest scoring students around the country. Read More »...

Plans start for the beautification of the Capital Crescent trail

By Jessica Gelfarb
October 13, 2009
Filed under News

The Coalition for the Capital Crescent Trail, a volunteer organization that works to improve and maintain the popular landmark, hopes to add an extensive plaza area next to the intersection of the trail and River Road. Read More »...

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