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During the week of Oct. 10-14, Whitman administrators planned a daily wellness event to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month.

MCPS, Whitman administrators address student wellness at Mental Health Awareness Month events

By Harper Barnowski November 15, 2022

MCPS’ Division of Psychological Services hosted two live virtual events on Oct. 12 and Oct. 15 to address the stigma surrounding mental health disorders and present resources that support students and...

Halloween by the numbers: Whitman students reflect on the haunted holiday

Halloween by the numbers: Whitman students reflect on the haunted holiday

By Jasper Lester November 1, 2022

As students reflect on this year’s Halloween festivities, The Black & White conducted an informal survey of 46 Whitman students across all grade levels to collect information on the Vikes’ viewpoints...

At approximately 7:49 p.m., a B-CC senior struck a Whitman senior from behind on a sidewalk outside the Chipotle on Old Georgetown Road, according to the Whitman student and a bystander.

Brawls erupt between Whitman, B-CC students after rivalry football game despite new security measures

By Grace O’Halloran October 22, 2022

A B-CC student allegedly “jumped” a Whitman senior in downtown Bethesda after last night’s football game between the rival schools, sparking a series of brawls that involved at least eight students...

MCPS began the 2022-2023 school year with 99% of positions staffed, but joined other school districts across the nation this summer in a scramble to fill teacher vacancies.

‘They had to throw old ways out the window’: an inside look at MCPS’ race to hire 1,000 teachers over the summer

By Chris Landy October 21, 2022

After nearly 7.6 percent of the MCPS teachers retired or resigned at the end of 2021-2022 school year, school district officials relied on “aggressive” recruiting tactics and cash incentives to fill...

Police didn’t complete the removal of all 12 students from campus for at least 45 minutes after the officers stationed at the school requested reinforcements, according to police tapes.

Two students arrested, parents threatened during homecoming game

By Harper Barnowski October 19, 2022

Montgomery County police arrested two students and removed 10 others from Whitman’s campus during Friday’s homecoming football game due to “disruptive,” and “abusive” behavior and verbal threats,...

Silver Diner and MCPS presented their respective versions of the local restaurants food at a taste-testing event on Sept. 30.

MCPS to expand vegan lunch offerings in school cafeterias

By Harper Barnowski October 14, 2022

MCPS’ Division of Food and Nutrition Services announced plans to introduce new vegan menu items to school cafeterias this year through a partnership with nonprofit Real Food for Kids and Silver Diner...

In an email, Dodd encouraged parents to remind students that all threats are considered a “cause for concern.”

Police, security determine alleged “threat of violence” to be non-credible after investigation

By Meredith Lee October 11, 2022

Montgomery County police, MCPS security and Whitman security determined an alleged threat of violence to be non-credible after students, staff and community members alerted administrators of an inappropriate...

First responders initially raised a fire truck ladder to the building’s roof, but departed the school without ascending it.

Heat from air vent triggers fire alarm, forces evacuation

By Harper Barnowski October 4, 2022

Students and staff evacuated the building between third and fourth period today after heat from a third floor vent triggered the school’s smoke detectors and fire alarm, administrators wrote in a letter...

State’s Attorney John McCarthy speaks at a high school gun education assembly. MCPS partnered with the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) and prosecutors from the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office as part of its latest initiative to tackle gun violence in schools.

MCPS, local law enforcement to hold gun education assemblies at all high schools

By Harper Barnowski September 26, 2022

All MCPS high schools will hold gun education assemblies over the next two months, MCPS Superintendent Dr. Monifa McKnight and Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy wrote in a September 13...

In a video recording from a Student Athlete Leadership Council meeting, students called on their peers to renew their commitment to sportsmanship guidelines that include respecting other players and coaches, avoiding confrontations with referees and cheering on student athletes from the stands.

MCPS implements new security measures at high school athletic events

By Ines Foscarini September 23, 2022

MCPS officials announced new security measures for high school athletic events after violent altercations led to multiple arrests and an injury at a Gaithersburg High School football game last Friday....

Pictured: graffiti from the June 25 act of vandalism, which contained the f-slur and sexually explicit images.

Graffiti found at Pyle Middle School contained racist and homophobic slurs, antisemitic symbol

By Harper Barnowski and Darby Infeld September 22, 2022

Graffiti discovered at Pyle Middle School this summer contained antisemitic symbols and both racial and homophobic slurs, Pyle Principal Christopher Nardi wrote in an email to The Black & White.  New...

If convicted of distributing fentanyl that led to the death or serious injury of a minor victim, Mikiyas Maryie Kefyalew of Silver Spring faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Federal prosecutors charge 24-year-old man with selling fentanyl that led to overdose death of Whitman student

By Ethan Schenker September 21, 2022

Federal prosecutors charged a 24-year-old man with distributing fentanyl that resulted in the overdose death of Whitman sophomore Landen Hausman in January, the U.S. Justice Department announced in a press...

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