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Beginning on August 29, students and staff will share a single lunch, and pupils will be able to meet with counselors, teachers and support staff during that time. 

Administrators announce shift to one-period lunch schedule for upcoming school year

By Ines Foscarini July 29, 2022

Whitman’s instructional schedule for the upcoming school year will contain one schoolwide lunch period instead of two separate lunch periods, administrators announced in an email to community members...

Attendees participated in breakout sessions with school counselors, psychologists, student personnel workers, MCPS administrators and DHHS officials.

MCPS, DHHS hold mental health forum to spread awareness of student resources

By Amelia Laroski June 16, 2022

MCPS and the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) hosted a mental health forum for students and their families at Seneca Valley High School on May 31. Attendees participated...

The Board voted against a proposal that would have required students to complete a semester-long financial literacy course in order to graduate high school.

Board of Education votes against proposed financial literacy course requirement

By Greta Berglund June 12, 2022

The Board of Education voted against a proposal that would require MCPS students to complete a semester-long financial literacy course in order to graduate at a meeting on Tuesday. The measure failed in...

Emerging from a tumultuous four years, this year’s graduates donned their caps and gowns to attend Whitman’s first conventional graduation ceremony since 2019.

Class of 2022 graduates Monday morning

By Jasper Lester and Darby Infeld June 7, 2022

Seniors gathered one final time for graduation at the Jerome M. Marco stadium yesterday morning. Emerging from a tumultuous four years, this year’s graduates donned their caps and gowns to attend...

Former social studies teacher Kirkland Shipley accepted a government plea offer at a court hearing yesterday morning.

Former teacher Kirkland Shipley pleads guilty to sexual abuse charges

By Ines Foscarini June 4, 2022

Former Whitman social studies teacher Kirkland Shipley accepted a government plea offer at a court hearing yesterday morning, pleading guilty to sexually abusing a high school student and possessing sexually...

Almost 860 MCPS teachers are resigning or retiring from their positions by the end of the school year. The latest figure represents approximately 6.5% of the school district’s teaching staff.

Approximately 6.5% of MCPS teachers to resign or retire by end of year; departures increase districtwide

By Harper Barnowski May 29, 2022

Nearly 860 MCPS teachers are resigning or retiring from their positions by the end of the school year, according to the MCPS Department of Staffing and Certification. The latest figure represents approximately...

MCPS hosted its fourth annual Pride Town Hall at Walter Johnson High School on Saturday. The school district held the event to build support for stronger LGBTQ+ school communities.

“You deserve to be seen”: MCPS hosts annual Pride Town Hall

By Aidan Donnan May 24, 2022

MCPS hosted its fourth annual Pride Town Hall at Walter Johnson High School on Saturday. The school district held the event to build support for stronger LGBTQ+ school communities, according to MCPS officials.   The...

The MVA will end pandemic-era modifications to the driver’s test and resume administration of the open-road portion of the exam on June 6. The agency has administered a modified version of the driver’s test since June 2020 to allow for social distancing.

MVA to end modified driver’s test, return to standard exam format on June 6

By Aditte Parasher May 22, 2022

The MVA announced in a May 3 press release that it will end pandemic-era modifications to the driver’s test and resume administration of the open-road portion of the exam on June 6. Since June 2020,...

Juniors Justin Yang and Rohin Dahiya exchange a hug after winning first place in their event at the ICDC.

Whitman juniors place first in team business event at international DECA conference

By Aditte Parasher May 18, 2022

This story was updated at 9:24 a.m. on May 23 to include additional ICDC finalists from Whitman.  Whitman juniors Justin Yang and Rohin Dahiya won first place in the “Buying and Merchandising Team...

The language department opened the World Language Cafe for students to experience different languages and cultures at Whitman with country-based events each month.

World Language Cafe celebrates diverse cultures with monthly events

By Zach Poe May 16, 2022

The language department opened the World Language Cafe this semester for students to celebrate the diverse language and culture at Whitman with country-based events each month.   Spanish teacher and...

Seniors dance to music at prom for the first time since 2019.

Whitman hosts first prom celebration in 3 years

By Ines Foscarini May 13, 2022

Over 480 seniors attended Whitman’s first prom celebration in three years on May 6 at the North Bethesda Marriott in Rockville.  From 8:00 p.m. until midnight, the school’s graduating class danced...

MCPS decided to remove its practice of contact tracing in schools, leaving some community members concerned about COVID-19 virus transmission.

MCPS ends contact tracing in schools

By Chris Landy and Amelia Laroski May 12, 2022

MCPS ended its COVID-19 contact tracing program on May 2 to align with recommendations from the county’s Department of Health and Human Services. The school district first announced the change in a community...

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