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  • 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 on 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.

Seniors attend alumni college life assembly

Seniors attend alumni college life assembly

By Jennah Haque
January 18, 2017
Filed under News, School

Seniors attended a student organized assembly Jan. 11 to learn about life after Whitman. Read More »...

SGA announces 2017 charity weeks

SGA announces 2017 charity weeks

By Lily Friedman
January 9, 2017
Filed under News, School

For years, SGA filled February with dine-outs, spirit weeks and beard battles for Whitman students; but this year, SGA’s philanthropy will span all of second semester. Read More »...

Embracing transgender equality, Whitman installs two gender neutral bathrooms

Embracing transgender equality, Whitman installs two gender neutral bathrooms

By Mary Dimitrov
December 24, 2016
Filed under News, School

Principal Alan Goodwin announced the addition of two gender-neutral bathrooms, labeled “Restroom,” next to the staff lounge on the first floor in an email to Whitman staff Thursday. Read More »...

Students advance to second round of UMD math competition

Students advance to second round of UMD math competition

By Andie Silverman
December 17, 2016
Filed under News, School

As the second and final round of the 38th annual University of Maryland math competition commenced Dec. 1, four Whitman students sat in principal Alan Goodwin’s office attempting to recall nearly every math concept they’ve learned. Read More »...

Whitman selected to participate in drugs and alcohol survey

Whitman selected to participate in drugs and alcohol survey

By Andie Silverman
December 9, 2016
Filed under News, School

Students spent 46 minutes filling out a detailed survey on their use of alcohol and narcotics rather than their typical Chinese and Chemistry classes Nov. 30 during second period. Read More »...

ArtSpeak! to bring Tony Award-winning composer to Whitman

ArtSpeak! to bring Tony Award-winning composer to Whitman

By Anna Gray
December 7, 2016
Filed under News, School

Tony Award winning composer Jason Robert Brown has performed on numerous stages worldwide, but will soon grace one he has never been on: the Whitman auditorium. Read More »...

Students react to new quarter assessments

Students react to new quarter assessments

By Carmen Molina
December 1, 2016
Filed under News, School

After the county’s trial run of Required Quarterly Assessments (RQAs) last quarter, Whitman students have mixed opinions regarding the test's scheduling, implementation, and usefulness. Read More »...

bRAVE canceled, to be replaced by new dance

bRAVE canceled, to be replaced by new dance

By Lily Friedman
November 23, 2016
Filed under News, School

SGA is planning to replace bRAVE with a new dance this February, according to SGA sponsor Laurie Safran and multiple Leadership students. Read More »...

First blood drive of the year draws many students

First blood drive of the year draws many students

By Anna Gray
November 15, 2016
Filed under News, School

Students participated in the biannual Inova-sponsored blood drive in the small gym Nov. 15. The event was managed by leadership members senior Carly Choppin, junior Pablo Rothschild and sophomore Danielle Hazan. Read More »...

Distracted driving assembly led by injury lawyer impacts students

Distracted driving assembly led by injury lawyer impacts students

By Valerie Akinyoyenu
November 13, 2016
Filed under News, School

A car crash is 23 times more likely when texting while driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Teaching students that no distraction is worth a life, personal injury lawyer and Whitman parent Salvatore Zambri led an in-school assembly informing students about the dangers...

Students ‘Walk Away Cancer’

Students ‘Walk Away Cancer’

By Pearl Sun
October 28, 2016
Filed under News, School, Uncategorized

Cold wind blows across the field and students collectively shiver. But a few heartwarming stories later, tears form in their eyes and they’re warmed on the inside. Read More »...

Fire alarm sounds second time in week due to water pressure issue

Fire alarm sounds second time in week due to water pressure issue

By Julie Rosenstein
October 21, 2016
Filed under News, School

The fire alarm went off unexpectedly for the second time in one week Oct. 14 due to a drop in the sprinkler system’s water pressure, forcing students and staff to exit the building during fifth period. Read More »...

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