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During the celebratory Zoom, participants were educated on aspects of Arab culture such as food, religion, dance and music.

Minority Scholars Program holds Zoom celebration in honor of Arab American Heritage Month

By Zach Poe May 6, 2021

The Whitman Minority Scholars Program and the local student-led organization Yalla Youth hosted a Zoom celebration on April 27 in honor of Arab American Heritage Month.  Juniors Christina Limansky...

U.S. News & World Report ranked Whitman as the top high school in Maryland and the 111th best high school in the country in its annual rankings for the 2020–2021 school year. Principal Robby Dodd described the honor as

U.S. News ranks Whitman as the best high school in Maryland

By Jack McGuire May 5, 2021

U.S. News & World Report deemed Whitman the best high school in Maryland and the 111th highest-ranked high school in the country in its annual rankings for the 2020–2021 school year. Whitman ousted...

MCPS will implement an online learning option for the 2021–2022 school year. Over the past year, Whitman administrators

MCPS to implement virtual learning option for students in 2021–2022 school year

By Samantha Wang May 2, 2021

MCPS will implement a year-long virtual learning option for students during the 2021–2022 school year, school district officials announced after a Board of Education meeting on April 15.  The school...

MCPS is attempting to remedy pandemic-induced learning gaps through expanded summer school program offerings. Students will be able to take any course for free.

MCPS expands summer school offerings in push to reduce pandemic-induced learning gaps

By Ethan Schenker April 30, 2021

MCPS is expanding its summer school program offerings and will allow students to take courses for free. The steps will help compose a future countywide initiative — one which the school district has...

Hana O'Looney won the 2021-2022 MCPS SMOB election on Friday. The voter turnout increased dramatically compared to last year's election, in which only 12.8% of eligible students voted.

O’Looney wins SMOB election; turnout spikes 

By Sonya Rashkovan  April 27, 2021

Richard Montgomery High School junior Hana O’Looney won the 2021–22 MCPS Student Member of the Board of Education election on Friday. 37.5% of MCPS middle and high school students voted for their choice...

Staff members are planning for Whitman's graduation ceremony to take place on the football field on June 11. The coronavirus pandemic relegated last year's seniors to online graduation events.

County Council approves in-person graduation ceremonies

By Ellie Arenstein April 26, 2021

All MCPS high schools will hold in-person graduation ceremonies in early June, per the Montgomery County Council’s unanimous vote on April 20 to amend the county Board of Health’s graduation guidelines. Whitman...

Two students found an anti-Asian caricature and caption on a chair in the Whitman auditorium this morning. This is the third time in the past 14 months that the school has dealt with racist graffiti.

Racist graffiti in school auditorium targets Asian Americans

By Ethan Schenker and Samantha Wang April 23, 2021

Two juniors found an anti-Asian caricature and caption on a chair in Whitman’s auditorium on Friday morning. The students immediately informed administrators, who promptly photographed the scene and...

Whitman’s new addition: The inside scoop from Dr. Dodd and head architect Allison Legg

Whitman’s new addition: The inside scoop from Dr. Dodd and head architect Allison Legg

By Nada Fadul April 22, 2021

Whitman’s new addition is scheduled to open for students in August 2021. The completion of this two-year project ushers an end to the era of portables and downsized parking lots, providing Whitman with...

A jury convicted former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin on Tuesday afternoon in the death of George Floyd. The conviction

“Hoping for the best and preparing for the worst”: Derek Chauvin conviction relieves Whitman community

By Sonya Rashkovan April 21, 2021

A jury convicted former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter on Tuesday afternoon in the death of George Floyd. The defendant...

The BOE met to accelerate the return to school scheduling.

BOE unanimously votes to alter the in-person return schedule 

By Vishnu Dandi April 4, 2021

The Montgomery County Board of Education voted unanimously to speed up MCPS’ transition to in-person instruction on March 23.  Previously, eight graders, freshmen and juniors were set to return to...

On April 13, students will be able to take the SAT at Whitman for the first time since before the coronavirus pandemic.

Whitman offers free SAT testing, provides opportunity to qualify for National Merit

By Zoe Cantor March 29, 2021

Whitman will offer free SAT testing — without the essay section — to juniors on April 13, an asynchronous learning day. The make-up day for the SAT will be on April 27.  This SAT marks the first...

The MCPS Board of Education finalized the 2021–22 school year calendar on Tuesday. Classes will begin after Labor Day for the second consecutive year.

Board approves 2021–22 calendar; school year to begin before Labor Day

By Lily Freeman March 27, 2021

MCPS classes will begin August 30 and end June 15 for the 2021–22 school year, marking the second consecutive year that school will begin before Labor Day. The Board of Education approved the plan as...

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